Can I retire at age 49 with 1,160,000?

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 $1,160,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$95,792$94,938$94,106$93,293$92,500$91,231
2 years$47,422$46,538$45,683$44,853$44,048$42,771
3 years$31,300$30,413$29,560$28,738$27,946$26,702
4 years$23,241$22,357$21,512$20,704$19,931$18,729
5 years$18,407$17,528$16,694$15,902$15,151$13,995
6 years$15,185$14,313$13,491$12,717$11,989$10,879
7 years$12,885$12,020$11,211$10,456$9,750$8,688
8 years$11,161$10,303$9,508$8,771$8,089$7,073
9 years$9,820$8,971$8,189$7,471$6,812$5,843
10 years$8,748$7,908$7,140$6,440$5,804$4,881
11 years$7,872$7,040$6,286$5,605$4,992$4,114
12 years$7,142$6,318$5,578$4,916$4,326$3,492
13 years$6,525$5,710$4,984$4,340$3,772$2,981
14 years$5,997$5,190$4,478$3,853$3,307$2,558
15 years$5,539$4,741$4,043$3,436$2,911$2,203
16 years$5,139$4,350$3,666$3,077$2,573$1,904
17 years$4,787$4,006$3,336$2,764$2,281$1,650
18 years$4,474$3,702$3,045$2,491$2,029$1,433
19 years$4,194$3,431$2,788$2,251$1,808$1,248
20 years$3,942$3,188$2,558$2,039$1,615$1,088
21 years$3,715$2,970$2,353$1,850$1,445$950
22 years$3,509$2,772$2,169$1,682$1,295$831
23 years$3,321$2,593$2,002$1,532$1,163$728
24 years$3,149$2,429$1,852$1,397$1,045$638
25 years$2,991$2,280$1,715$1,276$941$560
26 years$2,845$2,143$1,591$1,167$847$491
27 years$2,710$2,016$1,477$1,068$764$431
28 years$2,585$1,900$1,373$979$689$379
29 years$2,469$1,792$1,278$897$622$334
30 years$2,361$1,693$1,190$824$562$293
31 years$2,260$1,600$1,110$756$508$258
32 years$2,166$1,514$1,035$695$460$227
33 years$2,077$1,434$967$639$416$200
34 years$1,994$1,359$903$588$377$176
35 years$1,916$1,289$844$541$341$155
36 years$1,842$1,223$790$499$309$137
37 years$1,773$1,162$739$459$280$121
38 years$1,707$1,104$692$423$254$106
39 years$1,645$1,050$649$390$230$94
40 years$1,586$999$608$360$209$83
41 years$1,530$951$570$332$190$73
42 years$1,477$906$535$307$172$64
43 years$1,426$863$502$283$156$57
44 years$1,378$823$471$261$142$50
45 years$1,332$784$442$241$129$44
46 years$1,289$748$415$223$117$39
47 years$1,247$714$390$206$106$34
48 years$1,207$682$367$190$96$30
49 years$1,169$651$345$176$87$27
50 years$1,133$622$324$163$79$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,160,000, adding $3,342 every year, while hoping to spend $55,684 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: 56/30/14 Blend
48$1,160,000$1,160,000$1,160,000$1,160,000
49$1,281,767$1,220,287$1,202,307$1,348,727
50$1,353,260$1,220,834$1,183,337$1,395,070
51$1,430,179$1,219,541$1,161,865$1,439,168
52$1,513,019$1,216,260$1,137,749$1,485,915
53$1,602,322$1,210,832$1,110,839$1,535,576
54$1,698,686$1,203,090$1,080,980$1,588,445
55$1,802,767$1,192,856$1,048,007$1,644,845
56$1,915,284$1,179,941$1,011,750$1,705,138
57$2,037,030$1,164,146$972,031$1,769,724
58$2,168,876$1,145,257$928,663$1,839,047
59$2,311,778$1,123,051$881,449$1,913,598
60$2,466,788$1,097,290$830,187$1,993,923
61$2,635,065$1,067,722$774,663$2,080,625
62$2,817,881$1,034,080$714,654$2,174,376
63$3,016,637$996,081$649,926$2,275,915
64$3,232,872$953,428$580,237$2,386,066
65$3,468,282$905,803$505,333$2,505,737
66$3,724,733$852,873$424,947$2,635,937
67$4,004,276$794,284$338,803$2,777,782
68$4,309,171$729,663$246,611$2,932,504
69$4,641,903$658,613$148,069$3,101,472
70$5,005,209$580,717$42,862$3,286,197
71$5,402,103$495,535$0$3,488,352
72$5,835,900$402,599$0$3,720,156
73$6,310,252$301,416$0$3,980,795
74$6,829,179$191,467$0$4,266,175
75$7,397,109$72,202$0$4,578,854
76$8,018,914$0$0$4,921,660
77$8,699,964$0$0$5,316,513
78$9,446,169$0$0$5,775,361
79$10,264,040$0$0$6,278,382
80$11,160,746$0$0$6,830,001
81$12,144,183$0$0$7,435,088
82$13,223,051$0$0$8,099,010
83$14,406,927$0$0$8,827,676
84$15,706,366$0$0$9,627,597
85$17,132,990$0$0$10,505,944
86$18,699,604$0$0$11,470,617
87$20,420,312$0$0$12,530,318
88$22,310,653$0$0$13,694,634
89$24,387,745$0$0$14,974,127
90$26,670,444$0$0$16,380,431
91$29,179,525$0$0$17,926,365
92$31,937,877$0$0$19,626,050
93$34,970,715$0$0$21,495,046
94$38,305,820$0$0$23,550,495
95$41,973,801$0$0$25,811,282
96$46,008,380$0$0$28,298,217
97$50,446,715$0$0$31,034,226
98$55,329,742$0$0$34,044,570
99$60,702,567$0$0$37,357,081
100$66,614,891$0$0$41,002,428