Can I retire at age 49 with 1,960,000?

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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$152,639
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$70,764
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$43,665
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$30,259
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$22,327
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$17,132
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$13,498
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$10,838
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$8,825
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$7,265
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$6,031
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$5,040
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$4,236
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$3,575
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$3,029
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$2,574
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$2,192
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$1,872
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$1,601
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$1,371
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$1,176
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$1,010
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$868
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$746
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$642
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$553
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$477
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$411
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$354
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$306
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$264
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$228
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$196
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$170
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$146
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$126
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$109
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$94
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$81
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$70
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$61
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$53
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$45
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$39
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$34
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$29
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$25
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$22
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$19
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,960,000, adding $4,492 every year, while hoping to spend $32,306 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: 52/24/24 Blend
48$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
49$2,164,553$2,060,673$2,030,293$2,262,427
50$2,350,965$2,127,273$2,063,935$2,397,201
51$2,555,307$2,196,053$2,097,621$2,540,048
52$2,779,375$2,267,087$2,131,318$2,694,771
53$3,025,147$2,340,449$2,164,992$2,862,514
54$3,294,798$2,416,218$2,198,606$3,044,535
55$3,590,728$2,494,474$2,232,120$3,242,219
56$3,915,579$2,575,299$2,265,493$3,457,090
57$4,272,261$2,658,781$2,298,679$3,690,826
58$4,663,978$2,745,009$2,331,632$3,945,276
59$5,094,263$2,834,073$2,364,301$4,222,474
60$5,567,006$2,926,071$2,396,633$4,524,660
61$6,086,492$3,021,100$2,428,572$4,854,300
62$6,657,443$3,119,262$2,460,057$5,214,112
63$7,285,060$3,220,664$2,491,027$5,607,086
64$7,975,073$3,325,413$2,521,413$6,036,518
65$8,733,796$3,433,624$2,551,146$6,506,037
66$9,568,185$3,545,413$2,580,151$7,019,639
67$10,485,902$3,660,901$2,608,349$7,581,727
68$11,495,393$3,780,214$2,635,657$8,197,151
69$12,605,959$3,903,481$2,661,988$8,871,252
70$13,827,852$4,030,836$2,687,249$9,609,916
71$15,172,364$4,162,418$2,711,343$10,419,626
72$16,651,939$4,298,371$2,734,168$11,307,522
73$18,280,289$4,438,843$2,755,615$12,281,472
74$20,072,521$4,583,989$2,775,570$13,350,146
75$22,045,282$4,733,968$2,793,915$14,523,091
76$24,216,913$4,888,945$2,810,524$15,810,831
77$26,607,625$5,049,090$2,825,263$17,224,955
78$29,239,688$5,214,581$2,837,995$18,778,237
79$32,137,642$5,385,601$2,848,573$20,484,748
80$35,328,525$5,562,339$2,856,844$22,359,993
81$38,842,133$5,744,992$2,862,647$24,421,055
82$42,711,297$5,933,763$2,865,812$26,686,757
83$46,972,195$6,128,863$2,866,162$29,177,839
84$51,664,691$6,330,509$2,863,510$31,917,156
85$56,832,713$6,538,928$2,857,662$34,929,887
86$62,524,668$6,754,354$2,848,412$38,243,779
87$68,793,896$6,977,029$2,835,545$41,889,407
88$75,699,173$7,207,203$2,818,836$45,900,460
89$83,305,271$7,445,138$2,798,049$50,314,061
90$91,683,560$7,691,102$2,772,936$55,171,115
91$100,912,692$7,945,375$2,743,238$60,516,699
92$111,079,334$8,208,245$2,708,683$66,400,482
93$122,278,989$8,480,012$2,668,987$72,877,197
94$134,616,901$8,760,988$2,623,853$80,007,156
95$148,209,042$9,051,493$2,572,969$87,856,821
96$163,183,209$9,351,861$2,516,009$96,499,429
97$179,680,232$9,662,438$2,452,631$106,015,682
98$197,855,300$9,983,582$2,382,478$116,494,512
99$217,879,427$10,315,664$2,305,178$128,033,919
100$239,941,066$10,659,069$2,220,338$140,741,893