Can I retire at age 48 with 1,770,000?

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 $1,770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$146,165$144,863$143,593$142,353$141,142$137,064
2 years$72,359$71,011$69,705$68,439$67,211$63,134
3 years$47,760$46,407$45,104$43,849$42,641$38,694
4 years$35,463$34,114$32,824$31,591$30,412$26,625
5 years$28,087$26,746$25,473$24,265$23,119$19,502
6 years$23,171$21,840$20,586$19,405$18,293$14,850
7 years$19,661$18,341$17,107$15,954$14,877$11,607
8 years$17,030$15,722$14,508$13,383$12,342$9,244
9 years$14,984$13,689$12,496$11,400$10,394$7,464
10 years$13,349$12,066$10,894$9,827$8,856$6,091
11 years$12,012$10,741$9,591$8,552$7,616$5,011
12 years$10,898$9,641$8,512$7,501$6,600$4,150
13 years$9,957$8,713$7,605$6,623$5,756$3,455
14 years$9,150$7,920$6,833$5,879$5,045$2,888
15 years$8,452$7,235$6,169$5,243$4,442$2,423
16 years$7,842$6,638$5,593$4,694$3,926$2,038
17 years$7,304$6,113$5,090$4,218$3,481$1,719
18 years$6,826$5,649$4,646$3,801$3,095$1,452
19 years$6,399$5,235$4,253$3,435$2,759$1,229
20 years$6,016$4,865$3,904$3,111$2,464$1,042
21 years$5,669$4,531$3,590$2,823$2,205$884
22 years$5,354$4,230$3,309$2,567$1,977$751
23 years$5,067$3,956$3,055$2,338$1,774$638
24 years$4,805$3,707$2,826$2,132$1,595$543
25 years$4,563$3,478$2,617$1,947$1,435$462
26 years$4,341$3,269$2,427$1,780$1,293$393
27 years$4,135$3,077$2,254$1,630$1,166$335
28 years$3,945$2,899$2,095$1,493$1,052$285
29 years$3,768$2,735$1,950$1,369$950$243
30 years$3,603$2,583$1,816$1,257$858$208
31 years$3,449$2,442$1,693$1,154$776$177
32 years$3,305$2,310$1,580$1,061$702$151
33 years$3,170$2,188$1,475$975$635$129
34 years$3,043$2,074$1,378$897$575$110
35 years$2,924$1,967$1,289$826$521$94
36 years$2,811$1,867$1,205$761$472$80
37 years$2,705$1,773$1,128$701$428$68
38 years$2,605$1,685$1,057$646$388$58
39 years$2,510$1,602$990$596$352$50
40 years$2,420$1,524$928$550$319$43
41 years$2,335$1,451$870$507$289$36
42 years$2,253$1,382$816$468$263$31
43 years$2,176$1,317$766$432$238$26
44 years$2,103$1,255$719$399$216$23
45 years$2,033$1,197$675$368$196$19
46 years$1,966$1,142$634$340$178$16
47 years$1,903$1,090$596$314$162$14
48 years$1,842$1,040$560$290$147$12
49 years$1,784$993$526$268$134$10
50 years$1,728$949$495$248$121$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,770,000, adding $5,413 every year, while hoping to spend $59,241 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: 63/18/19 Blend
47$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000
48$1,956,124$1,862,314$1,834,879$2,069,563
49$2,092,616$1,890,535$1,833,315$2,174,797
50$2,241,046$1,918,154$1,829,714$2,282,511
51$2,402,567$1,945,078$1,823,943$2,398,762
52$2,578,450$1,971,208$1,815,867$2,524,387
53$2,770,095$1,996,440$1,805,342$2,660,309
54$2,979,040$2,020,661$1,792,216$2,807,545
55$3,206,978$2,043,750$1,776,332$2,967,219
56$3,455,775$2,065,579$1,757,524$3,140,567
57$3,727,482$2,086,010$1,735,619$3,328,955
58$4,024,359$2,104,898$1,710,435$3,533,888
59$4,348,892$2,122,086$1,681,783$3,757,026
60$4,703,820$2,137,410$1,649,464$4,000,200
61$5,092,158$2,150,691$1,613,269$4,265,430
62$5,517,226$2,161,742$1,572,982$4,554,942
63$5,982,679$2,170,364$1,528,373$4,871,192
64$6,492,543$2,176,343$1,479,204$5,216,888
65$7,051,252$2,179,453$1,425,227$5,595,016
66$7,663,688$2,179,455$1,366,180$6,008,870
67$8,335,228$2,176,092$1,301,792$6,462,083
68$9,071,796$2,169,095$1,231,776$6,958,658
69$9,879,914$2,158,176$1,155,836$7,503,013
70$10,766,769$2,143,030$1,073,659$8,100,017
71$11,740,274$2,123,333$984,922$8,755,042
72$12,809,149$2,098,743$889,284$9,474,008
73$13,982,997$2,068,896$786,389$10,263,445
74$15,272,398$2,033,408$675,869$11,130,553
75$16,689,006$1,991,868$557,334$12,083,271
76$18,245,662$1,943,847$430,382$13,130,351
77$19,956,509$1,888,885$294,590$14,281,446
78$21,837,131$1,826,499$149,517$15,547,195
79$23,904,696$1,756,175$0$16,939,332
80$26,178,118$1,677,371$0$18,471,866
81$28,678,236$1,589,512$0$20,190,402
82$31,428,010$1,491,992$0$22,080,419
83$34,452,735$1,384,167$0$24,159,360
84$37,780,283$1,265,361$0$26,446,444
85$41,441,362$1,134,853$0$28,962,855
86$45,469,807$991,887$0$31,731,939
87$49,902,898$835,660$0$34,779,427
88$54,781,712$665,327$0$38,133,676
89$60,151,511$479,991$0$41,825,938
90$66,062,163$278,709$0$45,890,659
91$72,568,621$60,483$0$50,365,799
92$79,731,433$0$0$55,293,196
93$87,617,318$0$0$60,753,766
94$96,299,791$0$0$66,779,284
95$105,859,860$0$0$73,414,006
96$116,386,786$0$0$80,719,902
97$127,978,930$0$0$88,765,256
98$140,744,675$0$0$97,625,312
99$154,803,449$0$0$107,382,982
100$170,286,858$0$0$118,129,632