Can I retire at age 49 with 1,740,000?

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 $1,740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$143,688$142,408$141,159$139,940$138,750$135,286
2 years$71,132$69,808$68,524$67,279$66,071$62,603
3 years$46,951$45,620$44,339$43,106$41,918$38,555
4 years$34,862$33,536$32,268$31,056$29,897$26,663
5 years$27,611$26,292$25,041$23,854$22,727$19,633
6 years$22,778$21,470$20,237$19,076$17,983$15,032
7 years$19,328$18,030$16,817$15,683$14,625$11,816
8 years$16,741$15,455$14,262$13,156$12,133$9,466
9 years$14,730$13,457$12,284$11,206$10,218$7,690
10 years$13,122$11,861$10,709$9,660$8,706$6,314
11 years$11,808$10,559$9,428$8,407$7,487$5,228
12 years$10,713$9,478$8,367$7,374$6,488$4,358
13 years$9,788$8,565$7,476$6,510$5,658$3,652
14 years$8,995$7,785$6,717$5,779$4,960$3,074
15 years$8,309$7,112$6,065$5,154$4,367$2,597
16 years$7,709$6,525$5,498$4,615$3,860$2,201
17 years$7,180$6,009$5,003$4,146$3,422$1,869
18 years$6,711$5,553$4,567$3,737$3,043$1,591
19 years$6,291$5,146$4,181$3,376$2,712$1,357
20 years$5,914$4,782$3,837$3,058$2,423$1,159
21 years$5,573$4,455$3,530$2,775$2,168$991
22 years$5,263$4,158$3,253$2,523$1,943$848
23 years$4,981$3,889$3,004$2,298$1,744$726
24 years$4,723$3,644$2,778$2,096$1,568$623
25 years$4,486$3,419$2,573$1,914$1,411$534
26 years$4,267$3,214$2,386$1,750$1,271$459
27 years$4,065$3,025$2,216$1,602$1,146$394
28 years$3,878$2,850$2,060$1,468$1,034$338
29 years$3,704$2,689$1,917$1,346$934$291
30 years$3,542$2,539$1,786$1,235$843$250
31 years$3,391$2,400$1,665$1,135$763$215
32 years$3,249$2,271$1,553$1,043$690$185
33 years$3,116$2,151$1,450$959$624$159
34 years$2,991$2,039$1,355$882$565$137
35 years$2,874$1,934$1,267$812$512$118
36 years$2,764$1,835$1,185$748$464$101
37 years$2,659$1,743$1,109$689$420$87
38 years$2,561$1,656$1,039$635$381$75
39 years$2,467$1,575$973$586$346$65
40 years$2,379$1,499$912$540$313$56
41 years$2,295$1,427$855$498$284$48
42 years$2,215$1,359$802$460$258$41
43 years$2,139$1,294$753$425$234$36
44 years$2,067$1,234$707$392$213$31
45 years$1,999$1,177$664$362$193$26
46 years$1,933$1,122$623$334$175$23
47 years$1,871$1,071$585$309$159$20
48 years$1,811$1,023$550$286$145$17
49 years$1,754$977$517$264$131$15
50 years$1,699$933$486$244$119$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,740,000, adding $5,062 every year, while hoping to spend $38,323 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: 36/44/20 Blend
48$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000
49$1,922,701$1,830,481$1,803,511$1,980,098
50$2,078,042$1,879,400$1,823,154$2,071,352
51$2,247,942$1,929,430$1,842,170$2,165,861
52$2,433,847$1,980,588$1,860,498$2,267,100
53$2,637,349$2,032,885$1,878,073$2,375,693
54$2,860,197$2,086,336$1,894,827$2,492,327
55$3,104,322$2,140,951$1,910,689$2,617,758
56$3,371,848$2,196,743$1,925,582$2,752,818
57$3,665,115$2,253,721$1,939,427$2,898,424
58$3,986,699$2,311,896$1,952,140$3,055,585
59$4,339,438$2,371,275$1,963,633$3,225,413
60$4,726,458$2,431,865$1,973,813$3,409,132
61$5,151,204$2,493,673$1,982,582$3,608,092
62$5,617,467$2,556,703$1,989,838$3,823,777
63$6,129,424$2,620,958$1,995,474$4,057,824
64$6,691,680$2,686,439$1,999,377$4,312,037
65$7,309,303$2,753,146$2,001,427$4,588,403
66$7,987,878$2,821,076$2,001,501$4,889,109
67$8,733,557$2,890,225$1,999,468$5,216,568
68$9,553,121$2,960,586$1,995,190$5,573,438
69$10,454,035$3,032,151$1,988,525$5,962,648
70$11,444,526$3,104,906$1,979,320$6,387,425
71$12,533,660$3,178,838$1,967,420$6,851,326
72$13,731,421$3,253,930$1,952,656$7,358,270
73$15,048,814$3,330,160$1,934,858$7,912,576
74$16,497,959$3,407,503$1,913,841$8,519,006
75$18,092,212$3,485,933$1,889,417$9,182,806
76$19,846,291$3,565,417$1,861,386$9,909,758
77$21,776,410$3,645,919$1,829,539$10,706,235
78$23,900,432$3,727,398$1,793,657$11,579,261
79$26,238,045$3,809,809$1,753,513$12,536,577
80$28,810,936$3,893,100$1,708,867$13,586,715
81$31,643,006$3,977,216$1,659,468$14,739,079
82$34,760,587$4,062,095$1,605,055$16,004,033
83$38,192,696$4,147,667$1,545,354$17,393,002
84$41,971,307$4,233,858$1,480,078$18,918,574
85$46,131,648$4,320,585$1,408,929$20,594,628
86$50,712,542$4,407,759$1,331,594$22,436,458
87$55,756,764$4,495,282$1,247,745$24,460,922
88$61,311,450$4,583,047$1,157,040$26,686,600
89$67,428,540$4,670,938$1,059,123$29,133,971
90$74,165,267$4,758,831$953,621$31,825,605
91$81,584,701$4,846,590$840,143$34,786,382
92$89,756,335$4,934,068$718,282$38,043,718
93$98,756,751$5,021,107$587,615$41,627,835
94$108,670,336$5,107,537$447,696$45,572,040
95$119,590,078$5,193,175$298,062$49,913,045
96$131,618,448$5,277,823$138,229$54,691,309
97$144,868,363$5,361,269$0$59,951,429
98$159,464,252$5,443,287$0$65,749,455
99$175,543,229$5,523,632$0$72,164,584
100$193,256,392$5,602,043$0$79,227,109