Can I retire at age 48 with 1,930,000?

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 $1,930,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$159,378$157,958$156,573$155,221$153,901$152,867
2 years$78,900$77,430$76,006$74,625$73,286$72,243
3 years$52,077$50,602$49,181$47,813$46,496$45,476
4 years$38,669$37,198$35,791$34,447$33,161$32,173
5 years$30,626$29,163$27,775$26,458$25,209$24,255
6 years$25,265$23,814$22,447$21,159$19,947$19,028
7 years$21,438$19,999$18,653$17,396$16,222$15,340
8 years$18,569$17,143$15,819$14,593$13,458$12,611
9 years$16,339$14,926$13,625$12,430$11,333$10,522
10 years$14,555$13,156$11,879$10,715$9,657$8,881
11 years$13,097$11,712$10,458$9,325$8,305$7,564
12 years$11,883$10,512$9,281$8,179$7,197$6,490
13 years$10,857$9,500$8,292$7,221$6,276$5,602
14 years$9,977$8,635$7,451$6,410$5,501$4,860
15 years$9,216$7,889$6,727$5,717$4,844$4,235
16 years$8,551$7,238$6,099$5,119$4,281$3,703
17 years$7,964$6,666$5,550$4,599$3,796$3,247
18 years$7,443$6,159$5,066$4,145$3,375$2,855
19 years$6,978$5,708$4,638$3,745$3,008$2,516
20 years$6,559$5,305$4,256$3,392$2,687$2,222
21 years$6,181$4,941$3,915$3,078$2,405$1,966
22 years$5,838$4,612$3,608$2,799$2,155$1,741
23 years$5,525$4,314$3,332$2,549$1,935$1,544
24 years$5,239$4,042$3,081$2,325$1,739$1,371
25 years$4,976$3,793$2,854$2,123$1,565$1,219
26 years$4,733$3,565$2,647$1,941$1,410$1,085
27 years$4,509$3,355$2,458$1,777$1,271$966
28 years$4,302$3,161$2,285$1,628$1,147$861
29 years$4,108$2,982$2,126$1,493$1,035$767
30 years$3,929$2,816$1,980$1,370$936$684
31 years$3,761$2,662$1,846$1,258$846$611
32 years$3,604$2,519$1,723$1,157$765$545
33 years$3,456$2,386$1,608$1,064$692$487
34 years$3,318$2,261$1,503$979$627$435
35 years$3,188$2,145$1,405$901$568$389
36 years$3,065$2,036$1,314$830$515$348
37 years$2,950$1,933$1,230$764$466$311
38 years$2,840$1,837$1,152$705$423$278
39 years$2,737$1,747$1,079$650$383$249
40 years$2,639$1,662$1,012$599$348$223
41 years$2,546$1,582$949$553$315$199
42 years$2,457$1,507$890$510$286$178
43 years$2,373$1,436$835$471$260$160
44 years$2,293$1,369$784$435$236$143
45 years$2,217$1,305$736$402$214$128
46 years$2,144$1,245$691$371$194$115
47 years$2,075$1,188$649$343$176$103
48 years$2,008$1,134$610$317$160$92
49 years$1,945$1,083$574$293$146$82
50 years$1,884$1,035$539$271$132$74

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,930,000, adding $5,981 every year, while hoping to spend $53,279 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: 53/38/9 Blend
47$1,930,000$1,930,000$1,930,000$1,930,000
48$2,133,029$2,030,739$2,000,824$2,240,950
49$2,293,910$2,073,557$2,011,164$2,357,702
50$2,469,415$2,116,687$2,020,063$2,478,363
51$2,660,979$2,160,089$2,027,419$2,608,372
52$2,870,183$2,203,717$2,033,122$2,748,625
53$3,098,766$2,247,524$2,037,056$2,900,107
54$3,348,642$2,291,455$2,039,100$3,063,905
55$3,621,921$2,335,454$2,039,127$3,241,216
56$3,920,924$2,379,457$2,037,004$3,433,357
57$4,248,206$2,423,399$2,032,592$3,641,783
58$4,606,582$2,467,205$2,025,743$3,868,094
59$4,999,152$2,510,796$2,016,304$4,114,056
60$5,429,329$2,554,089$2,004,114$4,381,613
61$5,900,873$2,596,991$1,989,004$4,672,909
62$6,417,923$2,639,405$1,970,797$4,990,307
63$6,985,040$2,681,225$1,949,307$5,336,411
64$7,607,246$2,722,337$1,924,341$5,714,092
65$8,290,074$2,762,620$1,895,695$6,126,512
66$9,039,617$2,801,944$1,863,157$6,577,162
67$9,862,589$2,840,170$1,826,503$7,069,883
68$10,766,382$2,877,148$1,785,500$7,608,916
69$11,759,144$2,912,719$1,739,905$8,198,930
70$12,849,847$2,946,712$1,689,462$8,845,076
71$14,048,377$2,978,946$1,633,904$9,553,030
72$15,365,623$3,009,227$1,572,953$10,329,049
73$16,813,585$3,037,347$1,506,315$11,180,033
74$18,405,480$3,063,087$1,433,686$12,113,584
75$20,155,871$3,086,210$1,354,746$13,138,086
76$22,080,802$3,106,467$1,269,162$14,262,778
77$24,197,951$3,123,590$1,176,586$15,497,847
78$26,526,794$3,137,298$1,076,653$16,854,522
79$29,088,789$3,147,287$968,983$18,345,180
80$31,907,579$3,153,239$853,179$19,983,466
81$35,009,216$3,154,811$728,824$21,784,422
82$38,422,403$3,151,644$595,486$23,764,627
83$42,178,765$3,143,351$452,712$25,942,359
84$46,313,151$3,129,527$300,029$28,337,763
85$50,863,956$3,109,738$136,944$30,973,049
86$55,873,490$3,083,526$0$33,872,697
87$61,388,371$3,050,403$0$37,067,253
88$67,459,967$3,009,855$0$40,597,166
89$74,144,880$2,961,334$0$44,482,111
90$81,505,480$2,904,262$0$48,758,286
91$89,610,493$2,838,025$0$53,465,586
92$98,535,648$2,761,973$0$58,647,982
93$108,364,392$2,675,418$0$64,353,939
94$119,188,679$2,577,632$0$70,636,872
95$131,109,834$2,467,845$0$77,555,653
96$144,239,509$2,345,242$0$85,175,170
97$158,700,740$2,208,960$0$93,566,939
98$174,629,104$2,058,087$0$102,809,781
99$192,173,999$1,891,660$0$112,990,570
100$211,500,054$1,708,658$0$124,205,052