Can I retire at age 49 with 1,120,000?

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 $1,120,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$92,489$91,665$90,861$90,076$89,310$88,194
2 years$45,786$44,934$44,107$43,306$42,529$41,406
3 years$30,221$29,365$28,540$27,747$26,982$25,887
4 years$22,440$21,586$20,770$19,990$19,244$18,185
5 years$17,772$16,924$16,118$15,354$14,629$13,610
6 years$14,662$13,820$13,026$12,279$11,575$10,597
7 years$12,441$11,606$10,825$10,095$9,414$8,476
8 years$10,776$9,948$9,180$8,469$7,810$6,913
9 years$9,482$8,662$7,907$7,213$6,577$5,721
10 years$8,447$7,635$6,893$6,218$5,604$4,788
11 years$7,601$6,797$6,069$5,411$4,819$4,043
12 years$6,896$6,100$5,386$4,747$4,176$3,438
13 years$6,300$5,513$4,812$4,191$3,642$2,941
14 years$5,790$5,011$4,324$3,720$3,193$2,528
15 years$5,348$4,578$3,904$3,317$2,811$2,182
16 years$4,962$4,200$3,539$2,970$2,484$1,890
17 years$4,622$3,868$3,221$2,669$2,203$1,641
18 years$4,319$3,574$2,940$2,405$1,959$1,429
19 years$4,049$3,313$2,691$2,173$1,746$1,247
20 years$3,807$3,078$2,470$1,968$1,559$1,090
21 years$3,587$2,867$2,272$1,786$1,395$954
22 years$3,388$2,677$2,094$1,624$1,251$836
23 years$3,206$2,503$1,933$1,479$1,123$734
24 years$3,040$2,345$1,788$1,349$1,009$645
25 years$2,888$2,201$1,656$1,232$908$567
26 years$2,747$2,069$1,536$1,127$818$499
27 years$2,617$1,947$1,426$1,031$737$439
28 years$2,496$1,834$1,326$945$665$387
29 years$2,384$1,731$1,234$866$601$341
30 years$2,280$1,634$1,149$795$543$301
31 years$2,182$1,545$1,071$730$491$265
32 years$2,091$1,462$1,000$671$444$234
33 years$2,006$1,384$933$617$402$207
34 years$1,925$1,312$872$568$364$183
35 years$1,850$1,245$815$523$330$161
36 years$1,779$1,181$763$481$299$143
37 years$1,712$1,122$714$444$271$126
38 years$1,648$1,066$669$409$245$111
39 years$1,588$1,014$626$377$222$98
40 years$1,531$965$587$348$202$87
41 years$1,477$918$551$321$183$77
42 years$1,426$874$516$296$166$68
43 years$1,377$833$485$273$151$60
44 years$1,331$794$455$252$137$53
45 years$1,286$757$427$233$124$47
46 years$1,244$723$401$215$113$42
47 years$1,204$689$377$199$102$37
48 years$1,166$658$354$184$93$33
49 years$1,129$629$333$170$84$29
50 years$1,094$600$313$157$77$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,120,000, adding $2,515 every year, while hoping to spend $47,436 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: 68/14/18 Blend
48$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000
49$1,236,834$1,177,474$1,160,114$1,315,361
50$1,312,520$1,184,699$1,148,507$1,375,343
51$1,394,335$1,190,688$1,134,920$1,435,135
52$1,482,856$1,195,330$1,119,239$1,499,368
53$1,578,715$1,198,508$1,101,340$1,568,477
54$1,682,606$1,200,098$1,081,097$1,642,940
55$1,795,294$1,199,965$1,058,376$1,723,286
56$1,917,620$1,197,969$1,033,038$1,810,098
57$2,050,508$1,193,960$1,004,935$1,904,020
58$2,194,975$1,187,780$973,916$2,005,762
59$2,352,140$1,179,259$939,820$2,116,109
60$2,523,235$1,168,219$902,480$2,235,925
61$2,709,613$1,154,469$861,722$2,366,166
62$2,912,766$1,137,810$817,361$2,507,886
63$3,134,333$1,118,028$769,208$2,662,246
64$3,376,121$1,094,898$717,063$2,830,530
65$3,640,117$1,068,179$660,716$3,014,154
66$3,928,509$1,037,620$599,950$3,214,680
67$4,243,706$1,002,952$534,537$3,433,830
68$4,588,359$963,892$464,239$3,673,507
69$4,965,388$920,140$388,808$3,935,808
70$5,378,008$871,377$307,984$4,223,048
71$5,829,759$817,269$221,495$4,537,780
72$6,324,540$757,460$129,061$4,882,820
73$6,866,643$691,575$30,384$5,261,276
74$7,460,795$619,218$0$5,676,575
75$8,112,205$539,968$0$6,146,888
76$8,826,606$453,382$0$6,669,157
77$9,610,315$358,993$0$7,242,206
78$10,470,290$256,306$0$7,871,175
79$11,414,193$144,799$0$8,561,729
80$12,450,466$23,920$0$9,320,113
81$13,588,408$0$0$10,153,208
82$14,838,261$0$0$11,085,071
83$16,211,311$0$0$12,112,905
84$17,719,987$0$0$13,242,338
85$19,377,985$0$0$14,483,631
86$21,200,391$0$0$15,848,089
87$23,203,827$0$0$17,348,167
88$25,406,605$0$0$18,997,585
89$27,828,899$0$0$20,811,461
90$30,492,939$0$0$22,806,450
91$33,423,214$0$0$25,000,903
92$36,646,706$0$0$27,415,038
93$40,193,146$0$0$30,071,132
94$44,095,290$0$0$32,993,730
95$48,389,229$0$0$36,209,877
96$53,114,731$0$0$39,749,370
97$58,315,613$0$0$43,645,044
98$64,040,155$0$0$47,933,075
99$70,341,556$0$0$52,653,327
100$77,278,432$0$0$57,849,723