Can I retire at age 44 with 1,050,000?

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 $1,050,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$86,708$85,936$85,182$84,447$83,728$82,751
2 years$42,925$42,125$41,351$40,599$39,871$38,887
3 years$28,332$27,529$26,757$26,012$25,296$24,336
4 years$21,037$20,237$19,472$18,740$18,041$17,113
5 years$16,662$15,866$15,111$14,394$13,715$12,820
6 years$13,745$12,956$12,212$11,511$10,852$9,993
7 years$11,663$10,880$10,148$9,464$8,825$8,002
8 years$10,102$9,326$8,606$7,939$7,322$6,534
9 years$8,889$8,120$7,413$6,762$6,166$5,414
10 years$7,919$7,158$6,463$5,829$5,254$4,536
11 years$7,125$6,372$5,690$5,073$4,518$3,835
12 years$6,465$5,719$5,049$4,450$3,915$3,266
13 years$5,906$5,168$4,511$3,929$3,414$2,797
14 years$5,428$4,698$4,053$3,487$2,993$2,408
15 years$5,014$4,292$3,660$3,110$2,635$2,081
16 years$4,652$3,938$3,318$2,785$2,329$1,805
17 years$4,333$3,626$3,019$2,502$2,065$1,569
18 years$4,049$3,351$2,756$2,255$1,836$1,368
19 years$3,796$3,106$2,523$2,037$1,637$1,196
20 years$3,569$2,886$2,316$1,845$1,462$1,046
21 years$3,363$2,688$2,130$1,675$1,308$917
22 years$3,176$2,509$1,963$1,523$1,173$805
23 years$3,006$2,347$1,813$1,387$1,053$708
24 years$2,850$2,199$1,676$1,265$946$623
25 years$2,707$2,063$1,553$1,155$851$549
26 years$2,575$1,939$1,440$1,056$767$483
27 years$2,453$1,825$1,337$967$691$426
28 years$2,340$1,720$1,243$886$624$376
29 years$2,235$1,622$1,157$812$563$332
30 years$2,137$1,532$1,077$745$509$293
31 years$2,046$1,448$1,004$685$460$259
32 years$1,961$1,371$937$629$416$229
33 years$1,880$1,298$875$579$377$203
34 years$1,805$1,230$818$532$341$179
35 years$1,734$1,167$764$490$309$159
36 years$1,668$1,107$715$451$280$140
37 years$1,605$1,052$669$416$254$124
38 years$1,545$1,000$627$383$230$110
39 years$1,489$951$587$353$209$97
40 years$1,436$904$550$326$189$86
41 years$1,385$861$516$301$172$76
42 years$1,337$820$484$278$156$68
43 years$1,291$781$454$256$141$60
44 years$1,248$745$426$237$128$53
45 years$1,206$710$400$218$116$47
46 years$1,167$677$376$202$106$42
47 years$1,129$646$353$186$96$37
48 years$1,093$617$332$172$87$33
49 years$1,058$589$312$159$79$29
50 years$1,025$563$293$147$72$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 44 starting with $1,050,000, adding $2,231 every year, while hoping to spend $46,714 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: 55/31/14 Blend
43$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
44$1,159,401$1,103,751$1,087,476$1,218,814
45$1,227,957$1,108,132$1,074,203$1,263,821
46$1,301,939$1,111,161$1,058,920$1,307,555
47$1,381,853$1,112,724$1,041,510$1,354,102
48$1,468,253$1,112,698$1,021,851$1,403,742
49$1,561,746$1,110,952$999,815$1,456,783
50$1,663,004$1,107,348$975,268$1,513,567
51$1,772,761$1,101,739$948,071$1,574,470
52$1,891,828$1,093,970$918,076$1,639,914
53$2,021,095$1,083,874$885,132$1,710,360
54$2,161,540$1,071,277$849,077$1,786,323
55$2,314,241$1,055,994$809,745$1,868,371
56$2,480,382$1,037,826$766,960$1,957,134
57$2,661,267$1,016,566$720,540$2,053,305
58$2,858,332$991,993$670,293$2,157,657
59$3,073,153$963,872$616,020$2,271,042
60$3,307,470$931,957$557,511$2,394,400
61$3,563,194$895,985$494,550$2,528,776
62$3,842,430$855,678$426,907$2,675,322
63$4,147,495$810,744$354,346$2,835,313
64$4,480,941$760,872$276,618$3,010,158
65$4,845,576$705,734$193,464$3,201,416
66$5,244,493$644,983$104,613$3,410,809
67$5,681,096$578,252$9,782$3,640,241
68$6,159,135$505,154$0$3,891,816
69$6,682,739$425,278$0$4,181,515
70$7,256,455$338,193$0$4,500,699
71$7,885,290$243,442$0$4,850,790
72$8,574,760$140,540$0$5,234,974
73$9,330,938$28,980$0$5,656,767
74$10,160,516$0$0$6,120,048
75$11,070,862$0$0$6,660,407
76$12,070,093$0$0$7,264,478
77$13,167,151$0$0$7,927,792
78$14,371,885$0$0$8,656,317
79$15,695,145$0$0$9,456,629
80$17,148,884$0$0$10,335,970
81$18,746,268$0$0$11,302,318
82$20,501,803$0$0$12,364,464
83$22,431,471$0$0$13,532,093
84$24,552,877$0$0$14,815,873
85$26,885,418$0$0$16,227,559
86$29,450,465$0$0$17,780,102
87$32,271,563$0$0$19,487,770
88$35,374,654$0$0$21,366,285
89$38,788,318$0$0$23,432,966
90$42,544,048$0$0$25,706,900
91$46,676,541$0$0$28,209,114
92$51,224,028$0$0$30,962,778
93$56,228,632$0$0$33,993,419
94$61,736,769$0$0$37,329,168
95$67,799,579$0$0$41,001,018
96$74,473,414$0$0$45,043,122
97$81,820,366$0$0$49,493,110
98$89,908,852$0$0$54,392,448
99$98,814,263$0$0$59,786,827
100$108,619,670$0$0$65,726,592