Can I retire at age 49 with 1,420,000?

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 $1,420,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$117,262$116,218$115,199$114,204$113,233$108,826
2 years$58,051$56,969$55,922$54,906$53,920$49,534
3 years$38,316$37,230$36,185$35,179$34,209$29,981
4 years$28,451$27,368$26,333$25,344$24,398$20,361
5 years$22,533$21,457$20,436$19,467$18,547$14,711
6 years$18,589$17,521$16,515$15,568$14,676$11,043
7 years$15,773$14,714$13,724$12,799$11,935$8,504
8 years$13,662$12,613$11,639$10,737$9,902$6,669
9 years$12,021$10,982$10,025$9,145$8,339$5,300
10 years$10,709$9,680$8,740$7,883$7,105$4,255
11 years$9,636$8,617$7,694$6,861$6,110$3,442
12 years$8,743$7,735$6,829$6,018$5,295$2,802
13 years$7,988$6,990$6,101$5,313$4,617$2,291
14 years$7,341$6,354$5,482$4,716$4,048$1,881
15 years$6,781$5,804$4,949$4,206$3,564$1,549
16 years$6,291$5,325$4,487$3,766$3,150$1,279
17 years$5,860$4,904$4,083$3,384$2,793$1,058
18 years$5,476$4,532$3,727$3,049$2,483$877
19 years$5,134$4,200$3,412$2,755$2,213$728
20 years$4,826$3,903$3,132$2,496$1,977$604
21 years$4,548$3,635$2,880$2,265$1,769$503
22 years$4,295$3,393$2,655$2,059$1,586$418
23 years$4,065$3,174$2,451$1,875$1,424$348
24 years$3,855$2,974$2,267$1,711$1,280$290
25 years$3,661$2,791$2,100$1,562$1,151$242
26 years$3,483$2,623$1,947$1,428$1,037$202
27 years$3,318$2,468$1,808$1,307$935$168
28 years$3,165$2,326$1,681$1,198$844$140
29 years$3,023$2,194$1,564$1,098$762$117
30 years$2,891$2,072$1,457$1,008$688$98
31 years$2,767$1,959$1,358$926$622$82
32 years$2,651$1,854$1,267$851$563$68
33 years$2,543$1,755$1,183$782$509$57
34 years$2,441$1,664$1,106$720$461$48
35 years$2,346$1,578$1,034$663$418$40
36 years$2,255$1,498$967$610$379$33
37 years$2,170$1,422$905$562$343$28
38 years$2,090$1,352$848$518$311$23
39 years$2,014$1,285$794$478$282$19
40 years$1,941$1,223$744$441$256$16
41 years$1,873$1,164$698$407$232$13
42 years$1,808$1,109$655$375$211$11
43 years$1,746$1,056$614$347$191$9
44 years$1,687$1,007$577$320$173$8
45 years$1,631$960$541$295$158$7
46 years$1,578$916$509$273$143$5
47 years$1,527$874$478$252$130$5
48 years$1,478$835$449$233$118$4
49 years$1,431$797$422$215$107$3
50 years$1,386$761$397$199$97$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,420,000, adding $6,119 every year, while hoping to spend $24,416 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: 77/8/15 Blend
48$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000
49$1,571,152$1,495,892$1,473,882$1,686,657
50$1,705,431$1,543,212$1,497,278$1,811,021
51$1,852,588$1,592,033$1,520,640$1,943,680
52$2,013,911$1,642,401$1,543,941$2,088,482
53$2,190,818$1,694,368$1,567,152$2,246,630
54$2,384,872$1,747,982$1,590,241$2,419,450
55$2,597,793$1,803,297$1,613,178$2,608,401
56$2,831,477$1,860,367$1,635,928$2,815,090
57$3,088,010$1,919,247$1,658,455$3,041,289
58$3,369,693$1,979,997$1,680,719$3,288,947
59$3,679,059$2,042,674$1,702,680$3,560,212
60$4,018,898$2,107,340$1,724,295$3,857,452
61$4,392,285$2,174,059$1,745,519$4,183,272
62$4,802,606$2,242,896$1,766,302$4,540,546
63$5,253,594$2,313,920$1,786,594$4,932,436
64$5,749,357$2,387,198$1,806,342$5,362,429
65$6,294,424$2,462,804$1,825,487$5,834,364
66$6,893,786$2,540,812$1,843,971$6,352,472
67$7,552,938$2,621,298$1,861,730$6,921,415
68$8,277,937$2,704,341$1,878,698$7,546,326
69$9,075,456$2,790,023$1,894,804$8,232,865
70$9,952,847$2,878,428$1,909,974$8,987,267
71$10,918,210$2,969,644$1,924,131$9,816,398
72$11,980,471$3,063,760$1,937,193$10,727,829
73$13,149,463$3,160,868$1,949,073$11,729,899
74$14,436,023$3,261,065$1,959,681$12,831,795
75$15,852,089$3,364,449$1,968,922$14,043,643
76$17,410,817$3,471,122$1,976,696$15,376,598
77$19,126,702$3,581,189$1,982,897$16,842,954
78$21,015,717$3,694,758$1,987,415$18,456,255
79$23,095,461$3,811,943$1,990,135$20,231,428
80$25,385,328$3,932,857$1,990,934$22,184,919
81$27,906,686$4,057,622$1,989,685$24,334,850
82$30,683,082$4,186,360$1,986,254$26,701,192
83$33,740,463$4,319,198$1,980,500$29,305,952
84$37,107,420$4,456,269$1,972,276$32,173,376
85$40,815,458$4,597,706$1,961,428$35,330,188
86$44,899,292$4,743,652$1,947,794$38,805,830
87$49,397,178$4,894,249$1,931,203$42,632,751
88$54,351,270$5,049,647$1,911,479$46,846,706
89$59,808,021$5,210,001$1,888,434$51,487,094
90$65,818,617$5,375,469$1,861,875$56,597,334
91$72,439,465$5,546,216$1,831,596$62,225,271
92$79,732,721$5,722,411$1,797,385$68,423,628
93$87,766,878$5,904,229$1,759,017$75,250,505
94$96,617,414$6,091,850$1,716,259$82,769,927
95$106,367,501$6,285,462$1,668,865$91,052,448
96$117,108,794$6,485,257$1,616,579$100,175,814
97$128,942,290$6,691,434$1,559,134$110,225,704
98$141,979,288$6,904,198$1,496,249$121,296,532
99$156,342,433$7,123,762$1,427,631$133,492,341
100$172,166,878$7,350,344$1,352,974$146,927,784