Can I retire at age 45 with 940,000?

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 $940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$73,026
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$33,762
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$20,772
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$14,351
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$10,556
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$8,073
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$6,339
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$5,072
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$4,115
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$3,375
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$2,791
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$2,324
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$1,945
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$1,635
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$1,379
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,167
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$990
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$841
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$716
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$611
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$521
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$446
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$381
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$326
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$279
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$239
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$205
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$176
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$151
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$130
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$111
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$96
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$82
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$71
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$61
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$52
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$45
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$38
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$33
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$28
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$24
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$21
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$18
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$16
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$13
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$11
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$10
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$8
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$7
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $940,000, adding $3,019 every year, while hoping to spend $38,366 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: 71/5/24 Blend
44$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
45$1,038,994$989,174$974,604$1,106,295
46$1,104,150$996,823$966,432$1,159,291
47$1,174,667$1,003,560$956,701$1,212,511
48$1,251,049$1,009,301$945,317$1,269,861
49$1,333,855$1,013,955$932,183$1,331,750
50$1,423,695$1,017,426$917,199$1,398,625
51$1,521,244$1,019,612$900,256$1,470,982
52$1,627,241$1,020,403$881,245$1,549,366
53$1,742,500$1,019,683$860,048$1,634,381
54$1,867,919$1,017,331$836,543$1,726,690
55$2,004,482$1,013,216$810,603$1,827,026
56$2,153,275$1,007,199$782,093$1,936,198
57$2,315,491$999,134$750,876$2,055,099
58$2,492,445$988,865$716,804$2,184,711
59$2,685,582$976,228$679,725$2,326,120
60$2,896,495$961,046$639,479$2,480,523
61$3,126,936$943,136$595,900$2,649,241
62$3,378,834$922,301$548,813$2,833,729
63$3,654,314$898,332$498,038$3,035,593
64$3,955,714$871,011$443,382$3,256,606
65$4,285,610$840,104$384,649$3,498,720
66$4,646,838$805,364$321,629$3,764,090
67$5,042,519$766,531$254,108$4,055,093
68$5,476,094$723,329$181,859$4,374,348
69$5,951,350$675,465$104,645$4,724,746
70$6,472,457$622,633$22,220$5,109,473
71$7,044,010$564,505$0$5,532,042
72$7,671,070$500,736$0$6,013,165
73$8,359,210$430,963$0$6,547,444
74$9,114,570$354,800$0$7,133,967
75$9,943,912$271,841$0$7,778,003
76$10,854,685$181,656$0$8,485,359
77$11,855,098$83,792$0$9,262,430
78$12,954,189$0$0$10,116,265
79$14,161,919$0$0$11,055,852
80$15,489,258$0$0$12,093,610
81$16,948,295$0$0$13,234,387
82$18,552,347$0$0$14,488,601
83$20,316,085$0$0$15,867,730
84$22,255,673$0$0$17,384,421
85$24,388,920$0$0$19,052,607
86$26,735,449$0$0$20,887,640
87$29,316,877$0$0$22,906,434
88$32,157,025$0$0$25,127,625
89$35,282,138$0$0$27,571,747
90$38,721,133$0$0$30,261,423
91$42,505,872$0$0$33,221,584
92$46,671,463$0$0$36,479,696
93$51,256,589$0$0$40,066,025
94$56,303,874$0$0$44,013,920
95$61,860,284$0$0$48,360,126
96$67,977,570$0$0$53,145,134
97$74,712,757$0$0$58,413,560
98$82,128,679$0$0$64,214,565
99$90,294,575$0$0$70,602,322
100$99,286,739$0$0$77,636,523