Can I retire at age 45 with 1,350,000?

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 $1,350,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$111,482$110,489$109,520$108,574$107,651$106,262
2 years$55,189$54,161$53,165$52,199$51,262$49,865
3 years$36,427$35,395$34,401$33,445$32,523$31,160
4 years$27,048$26,019$25,035$24,095$23,196$21,879
5 years$21,422$20,399$19,428$18,507$17,633$16,365
6 years$17,673$16,657$15,701$14,800$13,952$12,735
7 years$14,996$13,989$13,048$12,168$11,347$10,181
8 years$12,989$11,991$11,065$10,208$9,413$8,299
9 years$11,429$10,440$9,531$8,695$7,927$6,864
10 years$10,181$9,203$8,309$7,495$6,755$5,741
11 years$9,161$8,193$7,315$6,523$5,809$4,845
12 years$8,312$7,353$6,492$5,721$5,034$4,117
13 years$7,594$6,645$5,800$5,051$4,390$3,520
14 years$6,979$6,040$5,211$4,484$3,848$3,024
15 years$6,446$5,518$4,705$3,999$3,388$2,608
16 years$5,981$5,063$4,266$3,580$2,994$2,257
17 years$5,571$4,662$3,882$3,217$2,655$1,959
18 years$5,206$4,308$3,544$2,899$2,361$1,704
19 years$4,881$3,993$3,244$2,620$2,104$1,486
20 years$4,588$3,710$2,977$2,373$1,880$1,297
21 years$4,324$3,456$2,738$2,153$1,682$1,135
22 years$4,084$3,226$2,524$1,958$1,508$994
23 years$3,865$3,017$2,330$1,783$1,353$872
24 years$3,665$2,827$2,155$1,626$1,216$765
25 years$3,481$2,653$1,996$1,485$1,095$672
26 years$3,311$2,493$1,851$1,358$986$591
27 years$3,154$2,347$1,719$1,243$889$520
28 years$3,009$2,211$1,598$1,139$802$458
29 years$2,874$2,086$1,487$1,044$724$403
30 years$2,748$1,970$1,385$958$654$355
31 years$2,631$1,862$1,291$880$592$313
32 years$2,521$1,762$1,205$809$535$276
33 years$2,418$1,669$1,125$744$484$244
34 years$2,321$1,582$1,051$684$439$215
35 years$2,230$1,500$983$630$397$190
36 years$2,144$1,424$919$580$360$168
37 years$2,063$1,352$861$535$326$148
38 years$1,987$1,285$806$493$296$131
39 years$1,914$1,222$755$454$268$115
40 years$1,846$1,163$708$419$243$102
41 years$1,781$1,107$664$387$221$90
42 years$1,719$1,054$622$357$200$80
43 years$1,660$1,004$584$329$182$70
44 years$1,604$957$548$304$165$62
45 years$1,551$913$515$281$150$55
46 years$1,500$871$484$259$136$49
47 years$1,451$831$454$240$123$43
48 years$1,405$793$427$222$112$38
49 years$1,361$758$401$205$102$33
50 years$1,318$724$377$189$92$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $1,350,000, adding $4,072 every year, while hoping to spend $59,290 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: 81/14/5 Blend
44$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000
45$1,491,900$1,420,350$1,399,425$1,612,225
46$1,580,990$1,426,863$1,383,222$1,698,001
47$1,677,180$1,431,708$1,364,489$1,783,786
48$1,781,131$1,434,741$1,343,078$1,876,101
49$1,893,571$1,435,808$1,318,836$1,975,564
50$2,015,299$1,434,746$1,291,601$2,082,857
51$2,147,194$1,431,383$1,261,203$2,198,729
52$2,290,221$1,425,535$1,227,467$2,324,007
53$2,445,444$1,417,006$1,190,208$2,459,602
54$2,614,030$1,405,591$1,149,231$2,606,517
55$2,797,266$1,391,069$1,104,334$2,765,856
56$2,996,565$1,373,209$1,055,307$2,938,837
57$3,213,482$1,351,764$1,001,928$3,126,801
58$3,449,730$1,326,473$943,965$3,331,226
59$3,707,192$1,297,060$881,177$3,553,741
60$3,987,941$1,263,231$813,312$3,796,139
61$4,294,259$1,224,677$740,106$4,060,399
62$4,628,657$1,181,070$661,284$4,348,701
63$4,993,900$1,132,063$576,557$4,663,446
64$5,393,031$1,077,287$485,624$5,007,282
65$5,829,401$1,016,355$388,173$5,383,127
66$6,306,698$948,854$283,875$5,794,195
67$6,828,984$874,351$172,388$6,244,033
68$7,400,733$792,386$53,355$6,736,546
69$8,026,868$702,474$0$7,276,040
70$8,712,813$604,100$0$7,871,192
71$9,464,542$496,723$0$8,526,596
72$10,288,633$379,769$0$9,245,191
73$11,192,330$252,635$0$10,033,353
74$12,183,613$114,679$0$10,898,114
75$13,271,272$0$0$11,847,218
76$14,464,987$0$0$12,894,560
77$15,775,422$0$0$14,063,740
78$17,214,325$0$0$15,347,575
79$18,794,634$0$0$16,757,616
80$20,530,606$0$0$18,306,585
81$22,437,942$0$0$20,008,499
82$24,533,943$0$0$21,878,799
83$26,837,667$0$0$23,934,497
84$29,370,110$0$0$26,194,335
85$32,154,405$0$0$28,678,959
86$35,216,038$0$0$31,411,118
87$38,583,086$0$0$34,415,875
88$42,286,486$0$0$37,720,843
89$46,360,323$0$0$41,356,446
90$50,842,150$0$0$45,356,205
91$55,773,346$0$0$49,757,054
92$61,199,500$0$0$54,599,686
93$67,170,846$0$0$59,928,941
94$73,742,733$0$0$65,794,222
95$80,976,147$0$0$72,249,966
96$88,938,286$0$0$79,356,155
97$97,703,195$0$0$87,178,882
98$107,352,460$0$0$95,790,971
99$117,975,981$0$0$105,272,668
100$129,672,819$0$0$115,712,396