Can I retire at age 45 with 916,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $916,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$75,642$74,969$74,311$73,670$73,043$72,041
2 years$37,447$36,749$36,073$35,418$34,782$33,774
3 years$24,717$24,016$23,342$22,693$22,067$21,085
4 years$18,353$17,654$16,987$16,349$15,739$14,789
5 years$14,535$13,841$13,183$12,557$11,964$11,051
6 years$11,991$11,302$10,653$10,042$9,467$8,591
7 years$10,175$9,492$8,853$8,256$7,699$6,860
8 years$8,813$8,136$7,508$6,926$6,387$5,585
9 years$7,755$7,084$6,467$5,899$5,379$4,614
10 years$6,908$6,244$5,638$5,085$4,583$3,855
11 years$6,216$5,559$4,963$4,426$3,942$3,249
12 years$5,640$4,989$4,405$3,882$3,416$2,758
13 years$5,153$4,509$3,936$3,427$2,979$2,354
14 years$4,735$4,098$3,536$3,042$2,611$2,020
15 years$4,374$3,744$3,193$2,713$2,299$1,740
16 years$4,058$3,435$2,895$2,429$2,032$1,503
17 years$3,780$3,164$2,634$2,183$1,802$1,303
18 years$3,533$2,923$2,404$1,967$1,602$1,132
19 years$3,312$2,709$2,201$1,777$1,428$985
20 years$3,113$2,518$2,020$1,610$1,275$859
21 years$2,934$2,345$1,858$1,461$1,141$751
22 years$2,771$2,189$1,713$1,328$1,023$656
23 years$2,622$2,047$1,581$1,210$918$575
24 years$2,486$1,918$1,462$1,103$825$504
25 years$2,362$1,800$1,354$1,008$743$442
26 years$2,247$1,692$1,256$921$669$388
27 years$2,140$1,592$1,166$843$603$341
28 years$2,042$1,500$1,084$773$544$299
29 years$1,950$1,415$1,009$709$491$263
30 years$1,865$1,337$940$650$444$232
31 years$1,785$1,264$876$597$401$204
32 years$1,710$1,196$818$549$363$180
33 years$1,640$1,132$763$505$329$158
34 years$1,575$1,073$713$464$298$139
35 years$1,513$1,018$667$428$270$123
36 years$1,455$966$624$394$244$108
37 years$1,400$918$584$363$221$95
38 years$1,348$872$547$334$201$84
39 years$1,299$829$512$308$182$74
40 years$1,252$789$480$284$165$65
41 years$1,208$751$450$262$150$58
42 years$1,166$715$422$242$136$51
43 years$1,126$681$396$224$123$45
44 years$1,088$650$372$206$112$40
45 years$1,052$619$349$191$102$35
46 years$1,018$591$328$176$92$31
47 years$985$564$308$163$84$27
48 years$953$538$290$150$76$24
49 years$923$514$272$139$69$21
50 years$894$491$256$128$63$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $916,000, adding $2,676 every year, while hoping to spend $58,679 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 27/45/28 Blend
44$916,000$916,000$916,000$916,000
45$1,012,192$963,644$949,446$1,030,644
46$1,053,002$948,429$918,819$1,030,586
47$1,096,007$930,501$885,198$1,025,306
48$1,141,371$909,666$848,423$1,018,446
49$1,189,269$885,718$808,324$1,009,912
50$1,239,894$858,438$764,722$999,607
51$1,293,457$827,595$717,434$987,432
52$1,350,186$792,944$666,265$973,282
53$1,410,333$754,226$611,012$957,052
54$1,474,171$711,167$551,466$938,633
55$1,542,000$663,479$487,404$917,914
56$1,614,148$610,853$418,595$894,780
57$1,690,974$552,967$344,801$869,117
58$1,772,869$489,478$265,767$840,807
59$1,860,264$420,025$181,233$809,731
60$1,953,630$344,226$90,924$775,770
61$2,053,484$261,676$0$738,804
62$2,160,390$171,950$0$700,343
63$2,274,972$74,596$0$687,736
64$2,397,908$0$0$673,766
65$2,529,947$0$0$673,700
66$2,671,909$0$0$713,449
67$2,824,693$0$0$756,340
68$2,989,290$0$0$802,664
69$3,166,785$0$0$852,743
70$3,358,370$0$0$906,928
71$3,565,358$0$0$965,607
72$3,789,188$0$0$1,029,205
73$4,031,443$0$0$1,098,192
74$4,293,865$0$0$1,173,081
75$4,578,368$0$0$1,254,440
76$4,887,055$0$0$1,342,890
77$5,222,241$0$0$1,439,119
78$5,586,473$0$0$1,543,879
79$5,982,551$0$0$1,658,001
80$6,413,556$0$0$1,782,398
81$6,882,878$0$0$1,918,074
82$7,394,248$0$0$2,066,137
83$7,951,771$0$0$2,227,803
84$8,559,966$0$0$2,404,413
85$9,223,806$0$0$2,597,443
86$9,948,765$0$0$2,808,516
87$10,740,870$0$0$3,039,422
88$11,606,756$0$0$3,292,131
89$12,553,727$0$0$3,568,810
90$13,589,826$0$0$3,871,849
91$14,723,909$0$0$4,203,877
92$15,965,728$0$0$4,567,790
93$17,326,023$0$0$4,966,778
94$18,816,618$0$0$5,404,355
95$20,450,540$0$0$5,884,390
96$22,242,132$0$0$6,411,146
97$24,207,195$0$0$6,989,317
98$26,363,129$0$0$7,624,075
99$28,729,102$0$0$8,321,117
100$31,326,229$0$0$9,086,717