Can I retire at age 45 with 947,000?

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 $947,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$78,202$77,506$76,826$76,163$75,515$74,664
2 years$38,714$37,993$37,294$36,617$35,960$35,103
3 years$25,553$24,829$24,132$23,461$22,814$21,979
4 years$18,974$18,252$17,562$16,902$16,271$15,463
5 years$15,027$14,310$13,629$12,982$12,369$11,591
6 years$12,397$11,685$11,014$10,382$9,787$9,039
7 years$10,519$9,813$9,153$8,536$7,960$7,243
8 years$9,111$8,412$7,762$7,160$6,603$5,917
9 years$8,017$7,324$6,686$6,099$5,561$4,905
10 years$7,142$6,456$5,829$5,257$4,738$4,113
11 years$6,427$5,747$5,131$4,576$4,075$3,479
12 years$5,831$5,158$4,554$4,013$3,531$2,965
13 years$5,327$4,661$4,069$3,543$3,079$2,541
14 years$4,896$4,237$3,656$3,145$2,699$2,189
15 years$4,522$3,871$3,301$2,805$2,377$1,893
16 years$4,196$3,551$2,993$2,512$2,101$1,643
17 years$3,908$3,271$2,723$2,257$1,863$1,430
18 years$3,652$3,022$2,486$2,034$1,656$1,247
19 years$3,424$2,801$2,276$1,838$1,476$1,091
20 years$3,219$2,603$2,088$1,664$1,318$955
21 years$3,033$2,424$1,921$1,510$1,180$838
22 years$2,865$2,263$1,771$1,373$1,058$736
23 years$2,711$2,117$1,635$1,251$949$648
24 years$2,571$1,983$1,512$1,141$853$570
25 years$2,442$1,861$1,400$1,042$768$503
26 years$2,323$1,749$1,299$953$692$443
27 years$2,213$1,646$1,206$872$624$391
28 years$2,111$1,551$1,121$799$563$346
29 years$2,016$1,463$1,043$733$508$305
30 years$1,928$1,382$972$672$459$270
31 years$1,845$1,306$906$617$415$239
32 years$1,768$1,236$845$567$375$211
33 years$1,696$1,171$789$522$340$187
34 years$1,628$1,109$737$480$308$166
35 years$1,564$1,052$689$442$279$147
36 years$1,504$999$645$407$252$130
37 years$1,447$949$604$375$229$115
38 years$1,394$902$565$346$207$102
39 years$1,343$857$530$319$188$90
40 years$1,295$816$496$294$171$80
41 years$1,249$776$465$271$155$71
42 years$1,206$739$437$250$140$63
43 years$1,164$705$410$231$127$56
44 years$1,125$672$385$213$116$49
45 years$1,088$640$361$197$105$44
46 years$1,052$611$339$182$95$39
47 years$1,018$583$319$168$87$35
48 years$985$557$299$155$79$31
49 years$954$531$281$144$71$27
50 years$925$508$265$133$65$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $947,000, adding $3,622 every year, while hoping to spend $37,368 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: 47/39/14 Blend
44$947,000$947,000$947,000$947,000
45$1,047,330$997,139$982,461$1,092,278
46$1,114,399$1,006,240$975,614$1,132,868
47$1,187,055$1,014,534$967,285$1,172,778
48$1,265,832$1,021,942$957,386$1,215,271
49$1,351,310$1,028,381$945,822$1,260,600
50$1,444,133$1,033,761$932,496$1,309,048
51$1,545,006$1,037,987$917,306$1,360,927
52$1,654,706$1,040,958$900,145$1,416,582
53$1,774,087$1,042,565$880,901$1,476,396
54$1,904,088$1,042,695$859,455$1,540,790
55$2,045,744$1,041,226$835,686$1,610,235
56$2,200,193$1,038,030$809,465$1,685,248
57$2,368,689$1,032,969$780,658$1,766,402
58$2,552,609$1,025,899$749,124$1,854,333
59$2,753,473$1,016,665$714,717$1,949,743
60$2,972,950$1,005,104$677,283$2,053,407
61$3,212,880$991,044$636,661$2,166,185
62$3,475,289$974,300$592,684$2,289,027
63$3,762,406$954,679$545,177$2,422,983
64$4,076,687$931,974$493,957$2,569,215
65$4,420,837$905,968$438,832$2,729,005
66$4,797,832$876,430$379,602$2,903,774
67$5,210,952$843,116$316,060$3,095,089
68$5,663,807$805,767$247,986$3,304,684
69$6,160,376$764,111$175,155$3,534,475
70$6,705,040$717,857$97,327$3,786,577
71$7,302,622$666,701$14,256$4,063,330
72$7,958,439$610,318$0$4,367,317
73$8,678,344$548,368$0$4,712,503
74$9,468,785$480,488$0$5,093,923
75$10,336,867$406,298$0$5,512,968
76$11,290,415$325,394$0$5,973,525
77$12,338,049$237,350$0$6,479,885
78$13,489,266$141,716$0$7,036,783
79$14,754,528$38,018$0$7,649,442
80$16,145,362$0$0$8,323,628
81$17,674,466$0$0$9,097,563
82$19,355,830$0$0$9,966,622
83$21,204,869$0$0$10,922,469
84$23,238,563$0$0$11,973,898
85$25,475,625$0$0$13,130,600
86$27,936,669$0$0$14,403,250
87$30,644,409$0$0$15,803,609
88$33,623,872$0$0$17,344,639
89$36,902,632$0$0$19,040,619
90$40,511,074$0$0$20,907,284
91$44,482,674$0$0$22,961,972
92$48,854,321$0$0$25,223,785
93$53,666,661$0$0$27,713,773
94$58,964,478$0$0$30,455,131
95$64,797,123$0$0$33,473,416
96$71,218,973$0$0$36,796,790
97$78,289,947$0$0$40,456,284
98$86,076,070$0$0$44,486,092
99$94,650,094$0$0$48,923,893
100$104,092,189$0$0$53,811,208