Can I retire at age 48 with 1,080,000?

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:
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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 $1,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$89,185$88,391$87,616$86,859$86,121$82,966
2 years$44,151$43,329$42,532$41,759$41,010$37,867
3 years$29,142$28,316$27,521$26,756$26,018$22,986
4 years$21,638$20,815$20,028$19,276$18,557$15,657
5 years$17,138$16,319$15,543$14,806$14,106$11,348
6 years$14,138$13,326$12,561$11,840$11,162$8,547
7 years$11,997$11,191$10,438$9,735$9,078$6,605
8 years$10,391$9,593$8,852$8,166$7,531$5,198
9 years$9,143$8,352$7,625$6,956$6,342$4,146
10 years$8,145$7,362$6,647$5,996$5,404$3,341
11 years$7,329$6,554$5,852$5,218$4,647$2,714
12 years$6,650$5,883$5,194$4,577$4,027$2,218
13 years$6,075$5,316$4,640$4,041$3,512$1,821
14 years$5,583$4,832$4,169$3,587$3,078$1,501
15 years$5,157$4,414$3,764$3,199$2,711$1,242
16 years$4,785$4,050$3,413$2,864$2,396$1,030
17 years$4,457$3,730$3,106$2,574$2,124$856
18 years$4,165$3,447$2,835$2,319$1,889$712
19 years$3,905$3,194$2,595$2,096$1,683$594
20 years$3,671$2,968$2,382$1,898$1,504$496
21 years$3,459$2,765$2,191$1,723$1,346$414
22 years$3,267$2,581$2,019$1,566$1,206$346
23 years$3,092$2,414$1,864$1,426$1,083$290
24 years$2,932$2,262$1,724$1,301$973$242
25 years$2,784$2,122$1,597$1,188$876$203
26 years$2,649$1,995$1,481$1,086$789$170
27 years$2,523$1,877$1,375$994$711$143
28 years$2,407$1,769$1,279$911$642$120
29 years$2,299$1,669$1,190$835$579$100
30 years$2,198$1,576$1,108$767$524$84
31 years$2,104$1,490$1,033$704$473$71
32 years$2,017$1,410$964$647$428$59
33 years$1,934$1,335$900$595$387$50
34 years$1,857$1,265$841$548$351$42
35 years$1,784$1,200$786$504$318$35
36 years$1,715$1,139$736$464$288$29
37 years$1,651$1,082$688$428$261$25
38 years$1,589$1,028$645$394$237$21
39 years$1,531$978$604$364$215$17
40 years$1,477$930$566$335$195$15
41 years$1,424$885$531$309$177$12
42 years$1,375$843$498$285$160$10
43 years$1,328$803$467$264$145$9
44 years$1,283$766$439$243$132$7
45 years$1,241$730$412$225$120$6
46 years$1,200$697$387$208$109$5
47 years$1,161$665$363$192$99$4
48 years$1,124$635$341$177$90$4
49 years$1,088$606$321$164$81$3
50 years$1,054$579$302$151$74$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,080,000, adding $4,506 every year, while hoping to spend $33,585 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: 46/31/23 Blend
47$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000
48$1,194,808$1,137,568$1,120,828$1,241,700
49$1,280,944$1,157,575$1,122,641$1,295,120
50$1,374,741$1,177,436$1,123,390$1,349,383
51$1,476,943$1,197,109$1,123,003$1,407,578
52$1,588,373$1,216,549$1,121,405$1,470,089
53$1,709,933$1,235,706$1,118,518$1,537,340
54$1,842,618$1,254,528$1,114,260$1,609,798
55$1,987,522$1,272,957$1,108,545$1,687,979
56$2,145,851$1,290,933$1,101,283$1,772,454
57$2,318,931$1,308,392$1,092,379$1,863,850
58$2,508,222$1,325,263$1,081,734$1,962,862
59$2,715,333$1,341,473$1,069,244$2,070,257
60$2,942,035$1,356,943$1,054,801$2,186,881
61$3,190,276$1,371,587$1,038,291$2,313,668
62$3,462,205$1,385,316$1,019,595$2,451,648
63$3,760,186$1,398,033$998,588$2,601,961
64$4,086,824$1,409,635$975,139$2,765,860
65$4,444,987$1,420,014$949,112$2,944,733
66$4,837,833$1,429,052$920,365$3,140,110
67$5,268,842$1,436,626$888,748$3,353,677
68$5,741,847$1,442,603$854,104$3,587,299
69$6,261,069$1,446,845$816,271$3,843,031
70$6,831,159$1,449,201$775,077$4,123,142
71$7,457,240$1,449,514$730,344$4,430,134
72$8,144,953$1,447,616$681,885$4,766,769
73$8,900,516$1,443,327$629,506$5,136,094
74$9,730,778$1,436,458$573,003$5,541,470
75$10,643,281$1,426,809$512,163$5,986,607
76$11,646,339$1,414,166$446,764$6,475,596
77$12,749,108$1,398,302$376,573$7,012,950
78$13,961,677$1,378,979$301,348$7,603,648
79$15,295,162$1,355,942$220,837$8,253,182
80$16,761,807$1,328,923$134,774$8,967,609
81$18,375,107$1,297,635$42,884$9,753,611
82$20,149,926$1,261,777$0$10,618,558
83$22,102,644$1,221,030$0$11,584,118
84$24,251,309$1,175,056$0$12,657,826
85$26,615,804$1,123,495$0$13,839,110
86$29,218,040$1,065,971$0$15,138,952
87$32,082,158$1,002,081$0$16,569,459
88$35,234,758$931,403$0$18,143,977
89$38,705,151$853,489$0$19,877,218
90$42,525,631$767,865$0$21,785,398
91$46,731,786$674,031$0$23,886,395
92$51,362,828$571,459$0$26,199,912
93$56,461,965$459,588$0$28,747,670
94$62,076,808$337,830$0$31,553,612
95$68,259,820$205,562$0$34,644,129
96$75,068,811$62,124$0$38,048,311
97$82,567,484$0$0$41,798,223
98$90,826,033$0$0$45,960,996
99$99,921,810$0$0$50,569,290
100$109,940,048$0$0$55,645,119