Can I retire at age 48 with 1,990,000?

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:
0%
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 $1,990,000?

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$164,332$162,869$161,440$160,046$158,685$156,443
2 years$81,353$79,838$78,369$76,945$75,564$73,310
3 years$53,696$52,175$50,710$49,300$47,941$45,744
4 years$39,871$38,354$36,904$35,518$34,192$32,070
5 years$31,578$30,070$28,639$27,281$25,992$23,951
6 years$26,051$24,554$23,145$21,817$20,567$18,608
7 years$22,105$20,621$19,233$17,937$16,726$14,852
8 years$19,146$17,676$16,311$15,047$13,876$12,085
9 years$16,847$15,390$14,049$12,816$11,686$9,977
10 years$15,008$13,565$12,248$11,048$9,957$8,330
11 years$13,504$12,077$10,783$9,615$8,563$7,016
12 years$12,253$10,839$9,570$8,434$7,421$5,952
13 years$11,194$9,796$8,550$7,446$6,471$5,078
14 years$10,288$8,904$7,682$6,609$5,672$4,353
15 years$9,503$8,134$6,936$5,894$4,994$3,747
16 years$8,816$7,463$6,288$5,278$4,414$3,236
17 years$8,212$6,873$5,722$4,742$3,914$2,802
18 years$7,675$6,351$5,224$4,274$3,480$2,433
19 years$7,195$5,886$4,782$3,862$3,102$2,116
20 years$6,763$5,469$4,389$3,497$2,771$1,844
21 years$6,374$5,095$4,037$3,174$2,479$1,610
22 years$6,020$4,756$3,720$2,886$2,222$1,407
23 years$5,697$4,448$3,435$2,628$1,995$1,231
24 years$5,402$4,167$3,177$2,397$1,793$1,078
25 years$5,131$3,911$2,943$2,189$1,614$945
26 years$4,881$3,676$2,729$2,002$1,453$829
27 years$4,649$3,459$2,534$1,832$1,310$727
28 years$4,435$3,259$2,356$1,679$1,182$639
29 years$4,236$3,075$2,192$1,539$1,068$561
30 years$4,051$2,904$2,042$1,413$965$493
31 years$3,878$2,745$1,904$1,298$872$434
32 years$3,716$2,598$1,776$1,192$789$382
33 years$3,564$2,460$1,658$1,097$714$336
34 years$3,421$2,331$1,550$1,009$646$296
35 years$3,287$2,211$1,449$929$586$260
36 years$3,161$2,099$1,355$855$530$229
37 years$3,041$1,993$1,269$788$481$202
38 years$2,928$1,894$1,188$726$436$178
39 years$2,822$1,801$1,113$670$395$157
40 years$2,721$1,714$1,043$618$359$138
41 years$2,625$1,632$978$570$325$122
42 years$2,534$1,554$918$526$295$107
43 years$2,447$1,480$861$486$268$94
44 years$2,364$1,411$808$448$243$83
45 years$2,286$1,346$759$414$221$73
46 years$2,211$1,284$713$382$200$65
47 years$2,139$1,225$670$353$182$57
48 years$2,071$1,170$629$327$165$50
49 years$2,006$1,117$591$302$150$44
50 years$1,943$1,067$556$279$136$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,990,000, adding $4,546 every year, while hoping to spend $56,545 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: 37/37/26 Blend
47$1,990,000$1,990,000$1,990,000$1,990,000
48$2,197,669$2,092,199$2,061,354$2,261,727
49$2,361,668$2,134,554$2,070,246$2,351,612
50$2,540,500$2,177,088$2,077,541$2,443,120
51$2,735,617$2,219,752$2,083,125$2,540,863
52$2,948,620$2,262,490$2,086,880$2,645,440
53$3,181,270$2,305,242$2,088,680$2,757,512
54$3,435,504$2,347,944$2,088,396$2,877,810
55$3,713,457$2,390,525$2,085,889$3,007,139
56$4,017,479$2,432,909$2,081,015$3,146,389
57$4,350,156$2,475,016$2,073,623$3,296,543
58$4,714,337$2,516,757$2,063,555$3,458,687
59$5,113,159$2,558,039$2,050,645$3,634,018
60$5,550,078$2,598,758$2,034,717$3,823,859
61$6,028,896$2,638,808$2,015,590$4,029,669
62$6,553,804$2,678,070$1,993,073$4,253,061
63$7,129,416$2,716,420$1,966,965$4,495,813
64$7,760,815$2,753,723$1,937,057$4,759,891
65$8,453,599$2,789,836$1,903,130$5,047,462
66$9,213,935$2,824,607$1,864,953$5,360,919
67$10,048,613$2,857,870$1,822,286$5,702,903
68$10,965,117$2,889,451$1,774,878$6,076,331
69$11,971,688$2,919,163$1,722,466$6,484,419
70$13,077,406$2,946,807$1,664,773$6,930,719
71$14,292,271$2,972,171$1,601,514$7,419,149
72$15,627,304$2,995,028$1,532,385$7,954,033
73$17,094,642$3,015,137$1,457,073$8,540,143
74$18,707,659$3,032,243$1,375,249$9,182,745
75$20,481,089$3,046,072$1,286,568$9,887,647
76$22,431,164$3,056,333$1,190,673$10,661,259
77$24,575,769$3,062,719$1,087,186$11,510,654
78$26,934,607$3,064,902$975,716$12,443,632
79$29,529,387$3,062,533$855,853$13,468,801
80$32,384,030$3,055,243$727,170$14,595,656
81$35,524,890$3,042,639$589,219$15,834,669
82$38,981,005$3,024,304$441,534$17,197,395
83$42,784,370$2,999,797$283,628$18,696,577
84$46,970,238$2,968,650$114,992$20,346,271
85$51,577,454$2,930,365$0$22,161,979
86$56,648,817$2,884,415$0$24,178,826
87$62,231,489$2,830,244$0$26,432,861
88$68,377,434$2,767,260$0$28,913,106
89$75,143,914$2,694,837$0$31,642,664
90$82,594,022$2,612,313$0$34,647,003
91$90,797,282$2,518,987$0$37,954,198
92$99,830,303$2,414,115$0$41,595,195
93$109,777,501$2,296,913$0$45,604,108
94$120,731,894$2,166,550$0$50,018,540
95$132,795,984$2,022,148$0$54,879,943
96$146,082,719$1,862,777$0$60,234,009
97$160,716,559$1,687,456$0$66,131,101
98$176,834,653$1,495,146$0$72,626,738
99$194,588,130$1,284,751$0$79,782,111
100$214,143,526$1,055,111$0$87,664,675