Can I retire at age 48 with 1,280,000?

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 $1,280,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$105,701$104,760$103,841$102,944$102,069$100,090
2 years$52,327$51,353$50,408$49,493$48,604$46,619
3 years$34,538$33,560$32,618$31,710$30,837$28,906
4 years$25,646$24,670$23,737$22,846$21,993$20,132
5 years$20,311$19,341$18,421$17,548$16,719$14,933
6 years$16,756$15,794$14,887$14,033$13,229$11,521
7 years$14,218$13,264$12,371$11,537$10,759$9,128
8 years$12,315$11,369$10,492$9,678$8,925$7,372
9 years$10,836$9,899$9,036$8,244$7,516$6,040
10 years$9,653$8,726$7,878$7,106$6,404$5,002
11 years$8,686$7,768$6,936$6,185$5,508$4,179
12 years$7,881$6,972$6,155$5,425$4,773$3,516
13 years$7,200$6,301$5,499$4,789$4,162$2,974
14 years$6,617$5,727$4,941$4,251$3,649$2,527
15 years$6,112$5,232$4,461$3,791$3,212$2,156
16 years$5,671$4,800$4,045$3,395$2,839$1,845
17 years$5,282$4,421$3,681$3,050$2,517$1,583
18 years$4,936$4,085$3,360$2,749$2,238$1,361
19 years$4,628$3,786$3,076$2,484$1,995$1,173
20 years$4,350$3,518$2,823$2,250$1,782$1,012
21 years$4,100$3,277$2,596$2,042$1,595$875
22 years$3,872$3,059$2,393$1,856$1,429$757
23 years$3,664$2,861$2,210$1,691$1,283$656
24 years$3,475$2,680$2,043$1,542$1,153$568
25 years$3,300$2,515$1,893$1,408$1,038$493
26 years$3,139$2,364$1,755$1,288$935$428
27 years$2,991$2,225$1,630$1,179$843$372
28 years$2,853$2,097$1,515$1,080$761$323
29 years$2,725$1,978$1,410$990$687$281
30 years$2,606$1,868$1,313$909$621$244
31 years$2,494$1,766$1,225$835$561$213
32 years$2,390$1,671$1,142$767$507$185
33 years$2,292$1,582$1,067$705$459$161
34 years$2,201$1,500$997$649$416$140
35 years$2,114$1,422$932$597$377$122
36 years$2,033$1,350$872$550$341$106
37 years$1,956$1,282$816$507$309$93
38 years$1,884$1,219$764$467$280$81
39 years$1,815$1,159$716$431$254$70
40 years$1,750$1,102$671$397$231$61
41 years$1,688$1,049$629$367$209$53
42 years$1,630$999$590$338$190$46
43 years$1,574$952$554$312$172$41
44 years$1,521$908$520$288$156$35
45 years$1,470$866$488$266$142$31
46 years$1,422$826$458$246$129$27
47 years$1,376$788$431$227$117$23
48 years$1,332$752$405$210$106$20
49 years$1,290$718$380$194$97$18
50 years$1,250$686$358$179$88$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,280,000, adding $2,376 every year, while hoping to spend $42,824 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: 46/29/25 Blend
47$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000
48$1,413,011$1,345,171$1,325,331$1,467,760
49$1,511,574$1,365,520$1,324,165$1,526,950
50$1,618,754$1,385,431$1,321,525$1,586,757
51$1,735,387$1,404,837$1,317,316$1,650,799
52$1,862,389$1,423,666$1,311,439$1,719,495
53$2,000,771$1,441,843$1,303,789$1,793,306
54$2,151,642$1,459,286$1,294,259$1,872,742
55$2,316,226$1,475,908$1,282,733$1,958,368
56$2,495,869$1,491,615$1,269,092$2,050,807
57$2,692,052$1,506,309$1,253,211$2,150,746
58$2,906,406$1,519,883$1,234,959$2,258,948
59$3,140,727$1,532,225$1,214,198$2,376,252
60$3,396,992$1,543,214$1,190,784$2,503,587
61$3,677,376$1,552,723$1,164,567$2,641,979
62$3,984,278$1,560,616$1,135,389$2,792,561
63$4,320,335$1,566,747$1,103,086$2,956,583
64$4,688,455$1,570,964$1,067,485$3,135,429
65$5,091,838$1,573,101$1,028,405$3,330,623
66$5,534,008$1,572,985$985,660$3,543,852
67$6,018,847$1,570,433$939,050$3,776,977
68$6,550,632$1,565,246$888,371$4,032,052
69$7,134,072$1,557,219$833,406$4,311,346
70$7,774,354$1,546,129$773,932$4,617,362
71$8,477,192$1,531,743$709,712$4,952,867
72$9,248,879$1,513,812$640,501$5,320,911
73$10,096,349$1,492,073$566,043$5,724,863
74$11,027,241$1,466,249$486,069$6,168,441
75$12,049,966$1,436,042$400,299$6,655,748
76$13,173,795$1,401,140$308,442$7,191,311
77$14,408,939$1,361,212$210,191$7,780,129
78$15,766,646$1,315,908$105,228$8,427,714
79$17,259,312$1,264,855$0$9,140,151
80$18,900,591$1,207,662$0$9,925,962
81$20,705,526$1,143,912$0$10,820,818
82$22,690,692$1,073,166$0$11,804,885
83$24,874,351$994,960$0$12,887,280
84$27,276,623$908,802$0$14,078,052
85$29,919,677$814,172$0$15,388,279
86$32,827,940$710,521$0$16,830,176
87$36,028,323$597,270$0$18,417,208
88$39,550,482$473,806$0$20,164,221
89$43,427,089$339,481$0$22,087,579
90$47,694,148$193,612$0$24,205,324
91$52,391,329$35,476$0$26,537,345
92$57,562,341$0$0$29,105,568
93$63,255,350$0$0$31,977,462
94$69,523,429$0$0$35,152,106
95$76,425,056$0$0$38,647,821
96$84,024,672$0$0$42,497,271
97$92,393,282$0$0$46,736,447
98$101,609,131$0$0$51,405,009
99$111,758,436$0$0$56,546,660
100$122,936,204$0$0$62,209,557