Can I retire at age 48 with 1,190,000?

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 $1,190,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$98,269$97,394$96,540$95,706$94,892$92,711
2 years$48,648$47,742$46,864$46,013$45,187$43,002
3 years$32,110$31,200$30,324$29,481$28,668$26,547
4 years$23,842$22,935$22,068$21,239$20,447$18,406
5 years$18,883$17,982$17,126$16,314$15,543$13,588
6 years$15,578$14,683$13,840$13,046$12,299$10,432
7 years$13,218$12,331$11,501$10,726$10,002$8,224
8 years$11,449$10,570$9,754$8,998$8,298$6,607
9 years$10,074$9,203$8,401$7,664$6,988$5,383
10 years$8,975$8,112$7,324$6,607$5,954$4,434
11 years$8,076$7,222$6,448$5,750$5,121$3,683
12 years$7,327$6,482$5,723$5,043$4,437$3,080
13 years$6,694$5,858$5,113$4,452$3,870$2,590
14 years$6,152$5,324$4,594$3,952$3,392$2,188
15 years$5,682$4,864$4,148$3,525$2,987$1,855
16 years$5,272$4,463$3,760$3,156$2,640$1,577
17 years$4,910$4,110$3,422$2,836$2,340$1,345
18 years$4,589$3,798$3,124$2,556$2,081$1,149
19 years$4,302$3,520$2,860$2,309$1,855$983
20 years$4,044$3,271$2,624$2,091$1,657$843
21 years$3,811$3,046$2,414$1,898$1,483$723
22 years$3,600$2,844$2,225$1,726$1,329$622
23 years$3,407$2,660$2,054$1,572$1,193$535
24 years$3,230$2,492$1,900$1,433$1,072$460
25 years$3,068$2,339$1,760$1,309$965$396
26 years$2,919$2,198$1,632$1,197$869$342
27 years$2,780$2,069$1,515$1,096$784$295
28 years$2,652$1,949$1,409$1,004$707$254
29 years$2,533$1,839$1,311$921$638$219
30 years$2,422$1,737$1,221$845$577$189
31 years$2,319$1,642$1,138$776$522$163
32 years$2,222$1,553$1,062$713$472$141
33 years$2,131$1,471$992$656$427$122
34 years$2,046$1,394$927$603$387$105
35 years$1,966$1,322$866$555$350$91
36 years$1,890$1,255$810$512$317$79
37 years$1,819$1,192$759$471$288$68
38 years$1,751$1,133$710$434$261$59
39 years$1,687$1,077$666$401$236$51
40 years$1,627$1,025$624$369$214$44
41 years$1,570$976$585$341$195$38
42 years$1,515$929$549$315$176$33
43 years$1,463$885$515$290$160$28
44 years$1,414$844$483$268$145$25
45 years$1,367$805$454$248$132$21
46 years$1,322$768$426$229$120$18
47 years$1,279$733$400$211$109$16
48 years$1,238$699$376$195$99$14
49 years$1,199$668$354$180$90$12
50 years$1,162$638$333$167$82$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,190,000, adding $5,293 every year, while hoping to spend $50,191 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: 48/28/24 Blend
47$1,190,000$1,190,000$1,190,000$1,190,000
48$1,316,840$1,253,770$1,235,325$1,370,837
49$1,397,755$1,261,802$1,223,305$1,417,178
50$1,485,240$1,268,545$1,209,201$1,462,056
51$1,579,915$1,273,883$1,192,889$1,509,779
52$1,682,456$1,277,694$1,174,241$1,560,640
53$1,793,610$1,279,844$1,153,122$1,614,960
54$1,914,198$1,280,196$1,129,391$1,673,098
55$2,045,121$1,278,601$1,102,900$1,735,450
56$2,187,372$1,274,901$1,073,496$1,802,459
57$2,342,043$1,268,930$1,041,017$1,874,611
58$2,510,334$1,260,510$1,005,294$1,952,449
59$2,693,567$1,249,454$966,150$2,036,573
60$2,893,196$1,235,563$923,401$2,127,647
61$3,110,821$1,218,624$876,854$2,226,409
62$3,348,203$1,198,415$826,307$2,333,673
63$3,607,281$1,174,698$771,549$2,450,345
64$3,890,188$1,147,222$712,360$2,577,423
65$4,199,272$1,115,722$648,510$2,716,016
66$4,537,120$1,079,914$579,757$2,867,349
67$4,906,579$1,039,503$505,851$3,032,778
68$5,310,783$994,171$426,530$3,213,804
69$5,753,182$943,585$341,519$3,412,086
70$6,237,579$887,393$250,532$3,629,460
71$6,768,158$825,221$153,270$3,867,958
72$7,349,528$756,674$49,422$4,129,822
73$7,986,764$681,336$0$4,417,536
74$8,685,457$598,765$0$4,749,567
75$9,451,765$508,495$0$5,127,752
76$10,292,468$410,034$0$5,542,862
77$11,215,037$302,863$0$5,998,696
78$12,227,698$186,431$0$6,499,445
79$13,339,517$60,159$0$7,049,730
80$14,560,475$0$0$7,654,653
81$15,901,571$0$0$8,343,431
82$17,374,921$0$0$9,120,637
83$18,993,872$0$0$9,974,792
84$20,773,126$0$0$10,913,672
85$22,728,884$0$0$11,945,843
86$24,878,992$0$0$13,080,744
87$27,243,111$0$0$14,328,772
88$29,842,903$0$0$15,701,384
89$32,702,236$0$0$17,211,200
90$35,847,404$0$0$18,872,129
91$39,307,381$0$0$20,699,492
92$43,114,086$0$0$22,710,172
93$47,302,692$0$0$24,922,770
94$51,911,951$0$0$27,357,782
95$56,984,563$0$0$30,037,791
96$62,567,575$0$0$32,987,682
97$68,712,828$0$0$36,234,871
98$75,477,443$0$0$39,809,570
99$82,924,359$0$0$43,745,069
100$91,122,930$0$0$48,078,049