Can I retire at age 48 with 1,700,000?

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 $1,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$140,384$139,134$137,914$136,723$135,560$133,645
2 years$69,497$68,203$66,949$65,732$64,553$62,627
3 years$45,871$44,571$43,320$42,115$40,955$39,078
4 years$34,061$32,765$31,526$30,342$29,209$27,396
5 years$26,976$25,688$24,465$23,305$22,204$20,460
6 years$22,255$20,976$19,772$18,637$17,570$15,897
7 years$18,883$17,616$16,430$15,323$14,289$12,687
8 years$16,356$15,100$13,934$12,854$11,854$10,324
9 years$14,392$13,147$12,002$10,949$9,983$8,523
10 years$12,821$11,589$10,463$9,438$8,506$7,116
11 years$11,537$10,317$9,212$8,214$7,315$5,994
12 years$10,467$9,260$8,175$7,205$6,339$5,084
13 years$9,563$8,368$7,304$6,361$5,528$4,338
14 years$8,788$7,606$6,563$5,646$4,846$3,719
15 years$8,118$6,949$5,925$5,035$4,267$3,201
16 years$7,532$6,375$5,372$4,509$3,771$2,764
17 years$7,015$5,871$4,888$4,051$3,343$2,394
18 years$6,556$5,425$4,462$3,651$2,973$2,078
19 years$6,146$5,028$4,085$3,299$2,650$1,808
20 years$5,778$4,672$3,749$2,988$2,367$1,575
21 years$5,445$4,352$3,448$2,712$2,118$1,375
22 years$5,142$4,063$3,178$2,465$1,899$1,202
23 years$4,867$3,800$2,935$2,245$1,704$1,051
24 years$4,615$3,560$2,714$2,048$1,532$921
25 years$4,383$3,341$2,514$1,870$1,378$807
26 years$4,169$3,140$2,331$1,710$1,242$708
27 years$3,972$2,955$2,165$1,565$1,119$621
28 years$3,789$2,784$2,013$1,434$1,010$546
29 years$3,619$2,627$1,873$1,315$912$479
30 years$3,460$2,481$1,744$1,207$824$421
31 years$3,313$2,345$1,626$1,108$745$371
32 years$3,174$2,219$1,517$1,019$674$326
33 years$3,044$2,101$1,417$937$610$287
34 years$2,923$1,992$1,324$862$552$253
35 years$2,808$1,889$1,238$793$500$222
36 years$2,700$1,793$1,158$731$453$196
37 years$2,598$1,703$1,084$673$411$172
38 years$2,502$1,618$1,015$621$372$152
39 years$2,411$1,539$951$572$338$134
40 years$2,324$1,464$891$528$306$118
41 years$2,242$1,394$836$487$278$104
42 years$2,164$1,327$784$449$252$92
43 years$2,090$1,265$736$415$229$81
44 years$2,020$1,206$690$383$208$71
45 years$1,953$1,150$648$354$189$63
46 years$1,889$1,097$609$327$171$55
47 years$1,828$1,047$572$302$155$49
48 years$1,769$999$538$279$141$43
49 years$1,713$954$505$258$128$38
50 years$1,660$911$475$238$116$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,700,000, adding $6,947 every year, while hoping to spend $56,181 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: 61/27/12 Blend
47$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000
48$1,880,566$1,790,466$1,764,116$1,989,484
49$2,012,607$1,818,423$1,763,438$2,091,399
50$2,156,234$1,845,866$1,760,854$2,195,550
51$2,312,569$1,872,712$1,756,241$2,307,827
52$2,482,846$1,898,870$1,749,470$2,429,019
53$2,668,425$1,924,244$1,740,406$2,559,995
54$2,870,801$1,948,729$1,728,907$2,701,715
55$3,091,621$1,972,214$1,714,823$2,855,234
56$3,332,697$1,994,583$1,698,000$3,021,719
57$3,596,022$2,015,708$1,678,274$3,202,455
58$3,883,794$2,035,455$1,655,473$3,398,858
59$4,198,429$2,053,681$1,629,420$3,612,491
60$4,542,590$2,070,232$1,599,926$3,845,076
61$4,919,206$2,084,945$1,566,796$4,098,514
62$5,331,505$2,097,648$1,529,823$4,374,899
63$5,783,041$2,108,155$1,488,795$4,676,542
64$6,277,727$2,116,270$1,443,485$5,005,990
65$6,819,872$2,121,784$1,393,659$5,366,052
66$7,414,223$2,124,476$1,339,071$5,759,825
67$8,066,008$2,124,110$1,279,464$6,190,725
68$8,780,985$2,120,435$1,214,569$6,662,519
69$9,565,494$2,113,185$1,144,107$7,179,359
70$10,426,523$2,102,079$1,067,782$7,745,827
71$11,371,765$2,086,818$985,289$8,366,971
72$12,409,696$2,067,083$896,308$9,048,360
73$13,549,653$2,042,538$800,502$9,796,134
74$14,801,923$2,012,827$697,524$10,617,063
75$16,177,835$1,977,572$587,007$11,518,612
76$17,689,873$1,936,372$468,571$12,509,012
77$19,351,789$1,888,803$341,817$13,597,338
78$21,178,732$1,834,416$206,329$14,793,595
79$23,187,396$1,772,735$61,674$16,108,817
80$25,396,169$1,703,258$0$17,555,166
81$27,825,312$1,625,451$0$19,157,923
82$30,497,148$1,538,752$0$20,929,203
83$33,436,271$1,442,565$0$22,877,464
84$36,669,780$1,336,260$0$25,020,743
85$40,227,531$1,219,170$0$27,378,923
86$44,142,422$1,090,593$0$29,973,918
87$48,450,700$949,783$0$32,829,883
88$53,192,304$795,954$0$35,973,442
89$58,411,239$628,276$0$39,433,943
90$64,155,996$445,872$0$43,243,730
91$70,480,002$247,815$0$47,438,459
92$77,442,130$33,125$0$52,057,425
93$85,107,250$0$0$57,143,944
94$93,546,842$0$0$62,804,949
95$102,839,669$0$0$69,049,282
96$113,072,523$0$0$75,925,440
97$124,341,040$0$0$83,497,711
98$136,750,601$0$0$91,836,931
99$150,417,330$0$0$101,021,159
100$165,469,189$0$0$111,136,410