Can I retire at age 45 with 920,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$75,973$75,296$74,636$73,991$73,362$70,591
2 years$37,610$36,910$36,231$35,573$34,934$32,174
3 years$24,824$24,121$23,444$22,792$22,164$19,502
4 years$18,433$17,731$17,061$16,420$15,807$13,264
5 years$14,599$13,902$13,240$12,612$12,017$9,599
6 years$12,044$11,352$10,700$10,086$9,508$7,217
7 years$10,219$9,533$8,892$8,292$7,733$5,568
8 years$8,852$8,172$7,541$6,956$6,415$4,374
9 years$7,788$7,115$6,495$5,925$5,402$3,483
10 years$6,938$6,271$5,662$5,108$4,603$2,801
11 years$6,243$5,583$4,985$4,445$3,959$2,271
12 years$5,664$5,011$4,424$3,899$3,431$1,852
13 years$5,175$4,529$3,953$3,442$2,992$1,518
14 years$4,756$4,116$3,552$3,056$2,622$1,248
15 years$4,393$3,760$3,207$2,725$2,309$1,030
16 years$4,076$3,450$2,907$2,440$2,041$853
17 years$3,796$3,177$2,645$2,192$1,809$707
18 years$3,548$2,936$2,415$1,976$1,609$587
19 years$3,326$2,721$2,211$1,785$1,434$488
20 years$3,127$2,529$2,029$1,617$1,281$407
21 years$2,947$2,355$1,866$1,467$1,146$339
22 years$2,783$2,199$1,720$1,334$1,027$283
23 years$2,634$2,056$1,588$1,215$922$236
24 years$2,497$1,927$1,469$1,108$829$197
25 years$2,372$1,808$1,360$1,012$746$165
26 years$2,256$1,699$1,262$925$672$138
27 years$2,150$1,599$1,172$847$606$115
28 years$2,050$1,507$1,089$776$547$96
29 years$1,958$1,422$1,014$712$494$81
30 years$1,873$1,343$944$653$446$67
31 years$1,793$1,269$880$600$403$56
32 years$1,718$1,201$821$551$365$47
33 years$1,648$1,137$767$507$330$40
34 years$1,582$1,078$716$466$299$33
35 years$1,520$1,022$670$429$271$28
36 years$1,461$970$627$395$245$23
37 years$1,406$922$586$364$222$19
38 years$1,354$876$549$336$202$16
39 years$1,305$833$515$310$183$14
40 years$1,258$792$482$286$166$11
41 years$1,213$754$452$264$150$10
42 years$1,171$718$424$243$136$8
43 years$1,131$684$398$224$124$7
44 years$1,093$652$374$207$112$6
45 years$1,057$622$351$191$102$5
46 years$1,022$593$330$177$93$4
47 years$989$566$310$163$84$3
48 years$957$541$291$151$76$3
49 years$927$516$273$140$69$2
50 years$898$493$257$129$63$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $920,000, adding $3,957 every year, while hoping to spend $22,315 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: 42/40/18 Blend
44$920,000$920,000$920,000$920,000
45$1,017,922$969,162$954,902$1,055,156
46$1,098,007$992,908$963,148$1,105,626
47$1,185,512$1,017,069$970,922$1,157,762
48$1,281,172$1,041,643$978,186$1,213,753
49$1,385,794$1,066,626$984,897$1,273,962
50$1,500,266$1,092,011$991,012$1,338,789
51$1,625,567$1,117,794$996,485$1,408,679
52$1,762,776$1,143,967$1,001,269$1,484,116
53$1,913,080$1,170,522$1,005,311$1,565,639
54$2,077,785$1,197,448$1,008,560$1,653,837
55$2,258,331$1,224,735$1,010,959$1,749,363
56$2,456,304$1,252,371$1,012,450$1,852,934
57$2,673,451$1,280,341$1,012,971$1,965,341
58$2,911,695$1,308,630$1,012,457$2,087,456
59$3,173,155$1,337,219$1,010,841$2,220,240
60$3,460,164$1,366,090$1,008,052$2,364,751
61$3,775,293$1,395,222$1,004,015$2,522,157
62$4,121,375$1,424,590$998,651$2,693,744
63$4,501,529$1,454,168$991,879$2,880,930
64$4,919,191$1,483,928$983,614$3,085,278
65$5,378,148$1,513,840$973,764$3,308,509
66$5,882,570$1,543,870$962,236$3,552,524
67$6,437,053$1,573,980$948,932$3,819,415
68$7,046,658$1,604,130$933,747$4,111,490
69$7,716,964$1,634,279$916,573$4,431,291
70$8,454,114$1,664,379$897,299$4,781,622
71$9,264,879$1,694,379$875,804$5,165,574
72$10,156,718$1,724,225$851,965$5,586,552
73$11,137,850$1,753,858$825,652$6,048,313
74$12,217,329$1,783,216$796,730$6,554,996
75$13,405,133$1,812,230$765,056$7,111,163
76$14,712,255$1,840,827$730,484$7,721,845
77$16,150,806$1,868,929$692,856$8,392,586
78$17,734,134$1,896,452$652,012$9,129,497
79$19,476,943$1,923,305$607,782$9,939,317
80$21,395,437$1,949,394$559,989$10,829,471
81$23,507,471$1,974,614$508,449$11,808,146
82$25,832,718$1,998,855$452,967$12,884,365
83$28,392,856$2,021,999$393,342$14,068,075
84$31,211,772$2,043,922$329,363$15,370,241
85$34,315,787$2,064,488$260,811$16,802,946
86$37,733,905$2,083,556$187,456$18,379,514
87$41,498,085$2,100,971$109,057$20,114,627
88$45,643,543$2,116,573$25,364$22,024,471
89$50,209,087$2,130,187$0$24,126,885
90$55,237,479$2,141,631$0$26,453,818
91$60,775,839$2,150,708$0$29,020,657
92$66,876,092$2,157,210$0$31,846,471
93$73,595,456$2,160,916$0$34,957,650
94$80,996,982$2,161,590$0$38,383,278
95$89,150,149$2,158,984$0$42,155,407
96$98,131,522$2,152,831$0$46,309,361
97$108,025,468$2,142,851$0$50,884,073
98$118,924,959$2,128,744$0$55,922,447
99$130,932,446$2,110,194$0$61,471,767
100$144,160,827$2,086,865$0$67,584,148