Can I retire at age 46 with 1,250,000?

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 $1,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$99,257
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$47,041
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$29,699
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$21,075
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$15,938
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$12,544
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$10,146
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$8,369
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$7,008
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$5,936
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$5,074
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$4,370
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$3,787
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$3,298
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$2,885
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$2,533
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$2,230
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$1,970
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$1,743
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$1,546
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$1,374
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$1,222
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$1,089
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$971
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$868
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$775
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$694
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$621
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$556
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$499
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$447
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$401
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$360
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$323
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$291
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$261
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$235
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$211
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$190
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$171
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$153
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$138
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$124
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$112
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$101
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$91
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$82
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$73
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$66
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$59

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 46 starting with $1,250,000, adding $3,947 every year, while hoping to spend $21,949 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: 76/6/18 Blend
45$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
46$1,381,571$1,315,321$1,295,946$1,480,613
47$1,499,138$1,356,419$1,316,007$1,587,768
48$1,627,961$1,398,794$1,336,004$1,702,110
49$1,769,165$1,442,487$1,355,912$1,826,891
50$1,923,989$1,487,538$1,375,704$1,963,144
51$2,093,798$1,533,989$1,395,352$2,112,011
52$2,280,094$1,581,884$1,414,826$2,274,747
53$2,484,534$1,631,266$1,434,093$2,452,736
54$2,708,940$1,682,182$1,453,119$2,647,502
55$2,955,322$1,734,679$1,471,868$2,860,723
56$3,225,892$1,788,805$1,490,303$3,094,248
57$3,523,088$1,844,612$1,508,383$3,350,115
58$3,849,595$1,902,149$1,526,065$3,630,569
59$4,208,370$1,961,471$1,543,305$3,938,081
60$4,602,673$2,022,633$1,560,055$4,275,375
61$5,036,095$2,085,690$1,576,266$4,645,454
62$5,512,589$2,150,702$1,591,884$5,051,623
63$6,036,515$2,217,728$1,606,853$5,497,526
64$6,612,673$2,286,830$1,621,116$5,987,177
65$7,246,352$2,358,072$1,634,610$6,524,998
66$7,943,381$2,431,518$1,647,271$7,115,864
67$8,710,182$2,507,238$1,659,030$7,765,142
68$9,553,827$2,585,300$1,669,815$8,478,750
69$10,482,114$2,665,776$1,679,550$9,263,207
70$11,503,631$2,748,740$1,688,156$10,125,696
71$12,627,841$2,834,268$1,695,549$11,074,133
72$13,865,172$2,922,438$1,701,641$12,117,239
73$15,227,113$3,013,332$1,706,340$13,264,625
74$16,726,325$3,107,031$1,709,548$14,526,882
75$18,376,756$3,203,622$1,711,164$15,915,678
76$20,193,779$3,303,193$1,711,082$17,443,874
77$22,194,330$3,405,835$1,709,188$19,125,640
78$24,397,071$3,511,641$1,705,366$20,976,590
79$26,822,568$3,620,707$1,699,492$23,013,930
80$29,493,482$3,733,133$1,691,436$25,256,623
81$32,434,781$3,849,020$1,681,063$27,725,561
82$35,673,981$3,968,475$1,668,232$30,443,770
83$39,241,401$4,091,605$1,652,792$33,436,622
84$43,170,452$4,218,521$1,634,588$36,732,076
85$47,497,948$4,349,339$1,613,457$40,360,944
86$52,264,459$4,484,176$1,589,227$44,357,178
87$57,514,687$4,623,154$1,561,720$48,758,193
88$63,297,895$4,766,399$1,530,748$53,605,219
89$69,668,367$4,914,039$1,496,114$58,943,693
90$76,685,921$5,066,207$1,457,615$64,823,684
91$84,416,474$5,223,040$1,415,033$71,300,368
92$92,932,663$5,384,678$1,368,146$78,434,547
93$102,314,534$5,551,267$1,316,718$86,293,227
94$112,650,292$5,722,954$1,260,504$94,950,244
95$124,037,137$5,899,894$1,199,246$104,486,969
96$136,582,181$6,082,245$1,132,676$114,993,069
97$150,403,456$6,270,168$1,060,514$126,567,358
98$165,631,034$6,463,831$982,466$139,318,728
99$182,408,246$6,663,405$898,226$153,367,178
100$200,893,044$6,869,069$807,473$168,844,947