Can I retire at age 49 with 1,560,000?

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 $1,560,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$128,823$127,676$126,556$125,464$124,397$121,785
2 years$63,774$62,586$61,435$60,319$59,236$56,618
3 years$42,094$40,901$39,753$38,647$37,582$35,038
4 years$31,256$30,066$28,930$27,843$26,804$24,354
5 years$24,754$23,572$22,451$21,386$20,376$18,027
6 years$20,422$19,249$18,143$17,103$16,123$13,877
7 years$17,328$16,165$15,077$14,061$13,112$10,971
8 years$15,009$13,856$12,787$11,795$10,878$8,840
9 years$13,206$12,064$11,013$10,047$9,161$7,224
10 years$11,765$10,634$9,602$8,661$7,805$5,969
11 years$10,586$9,467$8,453$7,537$6,713$4,974
12 years$9,605$8,497$7,502$6,611$5,817$4,173
13 years$8,775$7,679$6,702$5,837$5,073$3,521
14 years$8,065$6,980$6,022$5,181$4,447$2,984
15 years$7,449$6,376$5,437$4,621$3,915$2,539
16 years$6,911$5,850$4,930$4,137$3,460$2,166
17 years$6,437$5,388$4,486$3,717$3,068$1,854
18 years$6,016$4,979$4,095$3,350$2,728$1,589
19 years$5,640$4,614$3,749$3,027$2,432$1,365
20 years$5,302$4,288$3,440$2,742$2,172$1,175
21 years$4,996$3,994$3,164$2,488$1,944$1,012
22 years$4,719$3,728$2,917$2,262$1,742$873
23 years$4,466$3,487$2,693$2,060$1,564$754
24 years$4,235$3,267$2,491$1,879$1,406$651
25 years$4,022$3,066$2,307$1,716$1,265$563
26 years$3,826$2,881$2,139$1,569$1,139$488
27 years$3,645$2,712$1,987$1,436$1,027$422
28 years$3,477$2,555$1,847$1,316$927$366
29 years$3,321$2,411$1,719$1,207$837$317
30 years$3,175$2,276$1,601$1,108$756$275
31 years$3,040$2,152$1,492$1,017$684$238
32 years$2,913$2,036$1,392$935$618$207
33 years$2,794$1,928$1,300$860$560$179
34 years$2,682$1,828$1,215$791$507$155
35 years$2,577$1,733$1,136$728$459$135
36 years$2,478$1,645$1,062$671$416$117
37 years$2,384$1,563$994$618$377$102
38 years$2,296$1,485$931$569$342$88
39 years$2,212$1,412$872$525$310$77
40 years$2,133$1,344$818$484$281$67
41 years$2,058$1,279$767$447$255$58
42 years$1,986$1,218$719$412$231$50
43 years$1,918$1,161$675$381$210$44
44 years$1,854$1,106$634$351$191$38
45 years$1,792$1,055$595$325$173$33
46 years$1,733$1,006$559$300$157$29
47 years$1,677$960$525$277$143$25
48 years$1,623$917$493$256$130$22
49 years$1,572$875$464$237$118$19
50 years$1,523$836$436$219$107$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,560,000, adding $6,857 every year, while hoping to spend $51,384 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: 83/5/12 Blend
48$1,560,000$1,560,000$1,560,000$1,560,000
49$1,726,193$1,643,513$1,619,333$1,865,267
50$1,847,593$1,669,373$1,618,908$1,983,237
51$1,979,653$1,694,778$1,616,748$2,105,248
52$2,123,406$1,719,651$1,612,738$2,237,703
53$2,279,991$1,743,911$1,606,761$2,381,623
54$2,450,656$1,767,469$1,598,695$2,538,132
55$2,636,781$1,790,232$1,588,408$2,708,468
56$2,839,878$1,812,100$1,575,766$2,893,995
57$3,061,617$1,832,964$1,560,626$3,096,217
58$3,303,834$1,852,712$1,542,838$3,316,788
59$3,568,550$1,871,219$1,522,248$3,557,531
60$3,857,990$1,888,357$1,498,692$3,820,456
61$4,174,605$1,903,986$1,471,998$4,107,774
62$4,521,092$1,917,959$1,441,987$4,421,923
63$4,900,422$1,930,118$1,408,472$4,765,590
64$5,315,867$1,940,295$1,371,257$5,141,734
65$5,771,028$1,948,312$1,330,137$5,553,615
66$6,269,873$1,953,980$1,284,897$6,004,825
67$6,816,772$1,957,097$1,235,313$6,499,323
68$7,416,537$1,957,448$1,181,150$7,041,471
69$8,074,468$1,954,808$1,122,163$7,636,075
70$8,796,404$1,948,933$1,058,095$8,288,429
71$9,588,774$1,939,568$988,679$9,004,371
72$10,458,663$1,926,441$913,634$9,790,329
73$11,413,874$1,909,264$832,668$10,653,390
74$12,463,002$1,887,731$745,475$11,601,362
75$13,615,515$1,861,517$651,735$12,642,850
76$14,881,846$1,830,279$551,116$13,787,336
77$16,273,485$1,793,653$443,269$15,045,267
78$17,803,092$1,751,254$327,831$16,428,160
79$19,484,615$1,702,673$204,421$17,948,703
80$21,333,420$1,647,479$72,643$19,620,879
81$23,366,437$1,585,213$0$21,460,098
82$25,602,317$1,515,392$0$23,492,046
83$28,061,611$1,437,503$0$25,737,226
84$30,766,960$1,351,006$0$28,207,006
85$33,743,311$1,255,326$0$30,924,175
86$37,018,151$1,149,859$0$33,913,840
87$40,621,765$1,033,965$0$37,203,670
88$44,587,522$906,966$0$40,824,150
89$48,952,190$768,148$0$44,808,872
90$53,756,281$616,755$0$49,194,851
91$59,044,435$451,990$0$54,022,876
92$64,865,838$273,008$0$59,337,892
93$71,274,690$78,921$0$65,189,423
94$78,330,708$0$0$71,632,045
95$86,099,700$0$0$78,733,114
96$94,654,176$0$0$86,556,957
97$104,074,036$0$0$95,172,314
98$114,447,323$0$0$104,659,714
99$125,871,054$0$0$115,107,893
100$138,452,135$0$0$126,614,632