Can I retire at age 48 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

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$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$126,676
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$59,002
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$36,584
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$25,480
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$18,900
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$14,581
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$11,553
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$9,330
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$7,644
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$6,331
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$5,289
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$4,449
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$3,764
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$3,199
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$2,729
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$2,335
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$2,004
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$1,723
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,485
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$1,281
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$1,107
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$958
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$830
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$719
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$624
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$542
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$471
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$409
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$356
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$309
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$269
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$234
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$204
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$177
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$154
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$135
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$117
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$102
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$89
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$77
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$68
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$59
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$51
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$45
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$39
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$34
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$30
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$26
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$22
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,620,000, adding $4,339 every year, while hoping to spend $40,984 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: 57/36/7 Blend
47$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
48$1,789,716$1,703,856$1,678,746$1,888,735
49$1,928,660$1,743,738$1,691,377$1,995,743
50$2,080,403$1,784,201$1,703,058$2,107,292
51$2,246,207$1,825,230$1,713,713$2,227,816
52$2,427,462$1,866,807$1,723,264$2,358,175
53$2,625,696$1,908,914$1,731,627$2,499,319
54$2,842,596$1,951,530$1,738,715$2,652,290
55$3,080,016$1,994,630$1,744,437$2,818,238
56$3,339,998$2,038,187$1,748,696$2,998,429
57$3,624,791$2,082,171$1,751,391$3,194,258
58$3,936,873$2,126,551$1,752,415$3,407,260
59$4,278,971$2,171,289$1,751,659$3,639,128
60$4,654,090$2,216,347$1,749,003$3,891,725
61$5,065,539$2,261,680$1,744,327$4,167,105
62$5,516,963$2,307,241$1,737,501$4,467,530
63$6,012,377$2,352,979$1,728,391$4,795,493
64$6,556,202$2,398,838$1,716,855$5,153,741
65$7,153,311$2,444,757$1,702,745$5,545,299
66$7,809,068$2,490,670$1,685,907$5,973,503
67$8,529,385$2,536,505$1,666,177$6,442,027
68$9,320,774$2,582,185$1,643,385$6,954,919
69$10,190,409$2,627,628$1,617,354$7,516,643
70$11,146,192$2,672,743$1,587,897$8,132,114
71$12,196,830$2,717,434$1,554,818$8,806,752
72$13,351,916$2,761,598$1,517,914$9,546,528
73$14,622,017$2,805,122$1,476,970$10,358,023
74$16,018,778$2,847,887$1,431,763$11,248,489
75$17,555,025$2,889,766$1,382,059$12,225,920
76$19,244,893$2,930,619$1,327,613$13,299,123
77$21,103,954$2,970,302$1,268,170$14,477,807
78$23,149,365$3,008,655$1,203,462$15,772,670
79$25,400,033$3,045,511$1,133,210$17,195,504
80$27,876,785$3,080,690$1,057,122$18,759,303
81$30,602,574$3,114,000$974,892$20,478,391
82$33,602,687$3,145,237$886,201$22,368,552
83$36,904,989$3,174,182$790,717$24,447,181
84$40,540,183$3,200,602$688,092$26,733,453
85$44,542,100$3,224,249$577,961$29,248,497
86$48,948,017$3,244,860$459,945$32,015,604
87$53,799,010$3,262,154$333,649$35,060,439
88$59,140,341$3,275,832$198,658$38,411,290
89$65,021,883$3,285,575$54,541$42,099,335
90$71,498,593$3,291,046$0$46,158,934
91$78,631,029$3,291,887$0$50,635,370
92$86,485,920$3,287,715$0$55,567,795
93$95,136,797$3,278,127$0$60,998,166
94$104,664,688$3,262,692$0$66,977,218
95$115,158,877$3,240,955$0$73,560,861
96$126,717,753$3,212,432$0$80,810,715
97$139,449,733$3,176,610$0$88,794,687
98$153,474,288$3,132,947$0$97,587,617
99$168,923,069$3,080,865$0$107,271,983
100$185,941,150$3,019,755$0$117,938,680