Can I retire at age 45 with 13,600,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $13,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$1,123,075$1,113,072$1,103,311$1,093,785$1,084,483$1,060,853
2 years$555,978$545,623$535,588$525,858$516,421$492,732
3 years$366,970$356,571$346,561$336,922$327,638$304,632
4 years$272,485$262,117$252,208$242,734$233,674$211,527
5 years$215,808$205,503$195,723$186,443$177,636$156,409
6 years$178,036$167,809$158,174$149,100$140,557$120,274
7 years$151,067$140,926$131,443$122,583$114,310$94,975
8 years$130,849$120,799$111,474$102,832$94,832$76,437
9 years$115,133$105,177$96,013$87,590$79,862$62,395
10 years$102,567$92,709$83,706$75,503$68,046$51,489
11 years$92,292$82,533$73,693$65,711$58,522$42,853
12 years$83,736$74,077$65,401$57,637$50,714$35,908
13 years$76,502$66,944$58,431$50,885$44,224$30,255
14 years$70,307$60,850$52,501$45,170$38,766$25,607
15 years$64,942$55,588$47,401$40,284$34,133$21,754
16 years$60,253$51,001$42,976$36,070$30,167$18,537
17 years$56,120$46,970$39,107$32,408$26,748$15,837
18 years$52,450$43,402$35,699$29,206$23,783$13,560
19 years$49,170$40,225$32,681$26,390$21,198$11,632
20 years$46,222$37,379$29,993$23,902$18,935$9,993
21 years$43,558$34,817$27,588$21,692$16,944$8,597
22 years$41,140$32,500$25,426$19,723$15,188$7,404
23 years$38,935$30,397$23,477$17,962$13,634$6,383
24 years$36,917$28,480$21,712$16,383$12,254$5,507
25 years$35,063$26,727$20,110$14,962$11,027$4,755
26 years$33,354$25,119$18,651$13,680$9,933$4,108
27 years$31,775$23,640$17,319$12,522$8,955$3,551
28 years$30,311$22,276$16,100$11,473$8,080$3,071
29 years$28,951$21,015$14,983$10,521$7,296$2,657
30 years$27,684$19,846$13,956$9,655$6,593$2,299
31 years$26,500$18,761$13,010$8,868$5,961$1,990
32 years$25,393$17,752$12,139$8,150$5,392$1,723
33 years$24,356$16,811$11,334$7,494$4,880$1,493
34 years$23,381$15,933$10,590$6,895$4,418$1,293
35 years$22,464$15,113$9,901$6,348$4,001$1,120
36 years$21,600$14,344$9,262$5,846$3,625$971
37 years$20,785$13,624$8,669$5,386$3,286$841
38 years$20,014$12,947$8,118$4,965$2,979$729
39 years$19,284$12,311$7,606$4,578$2,701$632
40 years$18,593$11,713$7,129$4,222$2,450$548
41 years$17,938$11,150$6,685$3,896$2,223$475
42 years$17,315$10,619$6,271$3,595$2,017$412
43 years$16,723$10,118$5,884$3,319$1,831$357
44 years$16,159$9,644$5,523$3,064$1,662$310
45 years$15,622$9,197$5,186$2,830$1,509$268
46 years$15,109$8,773$4,871$2,614$1,370$233
47 years$14,620$8,372$4,576$2,415$1,244$202
48 years$14,153$7,993$4,300$2,232$1,129$175
49 years$13,706$7,632$4,042$2,062$1,026$152
50 years$13,278$7,291$3,800$1,906$932$132

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $13,600,000, adding $6,692 every year, while hoping to spend $20,134 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: 47/44/9 Blend
44$13,600,000$13,600,000$13,600,000$13,600,000
45$14,994,103$14,273,303$14,062,503$15,661,554
46$16,502,079$14,951,272$14,512,174$16,799,399
47$18,163,194$15,661,787$14,976,235$18,030,916
48$19,993,046$16,406,422$15,455,145$19,366,959
49$22,008,826$17,186,825$15,949,382$20,817,239
50$24,229,474$18,004,728$16,459,434$22,392,409
51$26,675,864$18,861,943$16,985,809$24,104,165
52$29,370,999$19,760,375$17,529,030$25,965,348
53$32,340,224$20,702,017$18,089,636$27,990,056
54$35,611,472$21,688,960$18,668,184$30,193,774
55$39,215,522$22,723,399$19,265,248$32,593,510
56$43,186,293$23,807,634$19,881,422$35,207,949
57$47,561,163$24,944,076$20,517,317$38,057,620
58$52,381,320$26,135,254$21,173,566$41,165,082
59$57,692,155$27,383,821$21,850,820$44,555,130
60$63,543,684$28,692,558$22,549,752$48,255,016
61$69,991,028$30,064,382$23,271,057$52,294,700
62$77,094,926$31,502,350$24,015,451$56,707,120
63$84,922,314$33,009,670$24,783,673$61,528,492
64$93,546,952$34,589,706$25,576,488$66,798,645
65$103,050,123$36,245,984$26,394,683$72,561,379
66$113,521,402$37,982,203$27,239,071$78,864,872
67$125,059,496$39,802,243$28,110,491$85,762,116
68$137,773,182$41,710,169$29,009,810$93,311,409
69$151,782,329$43,710,250$29,937,920$101,576,888
70$167,219,031$45,806,957$30,895,746$110,629,122
71$184,228,856$48,004,982$31,884,237$120,545,759
72$202,972,219$50,309,245$32,904,378$131,412,246
73$223,625,893$52,724,906$33,957,183$143,322,619
74$246,384,683$55,257,375$35,043,697$156,380,368
75$271,463,261$57,912,327$36,165,001$170,699,401
76$299,098,195$60,695,713$37,322,211$186,405,097
77$329,550,182$63,613,773$38,516,476$203,635,467
78$363,106,506$66,673,054$39,748,983$222,542,441
79$400,083,755$69,880,419$41,020,960$243,293,274
80$440,830,806$73,243,067$42,333,669$266,072,103
81$485,732,118$76,768,548$43,688,418$291,081,662
82$535,211,367$80,464,779$45,086,552$318,545,169
83$589,735,438$84,340,065$46,529,463$348,708,405
84$649,818,838$88,403,113$48,018,586$381,842,007
85$716,028,552$92,663,059$49,555,401$418,243,992
86$788,989,395$97,129,479$51,141,438$458,242,542
87$869,389,911$101,812,421$52,778,273$502,199,063
88$957,988,873$106,722,421$54,467,536$550,511,570
89$1,055,622,446$111,870,528$56,210,907$603,618,403
90$1,163,212,083$117,268,332$58,010,120$662,002,329
91$1,281,773,222$122,927,986$59,866,966$726,195,062
92$1,412,424,873$128,862,239$61,783,291$796,782,236
93$1,556,400,181$135,084,461$63,761,003$874,408,897
94$1,715,058,072$141,608,672$65,802,069$959,785,540
95$1,889,896,078$148,449,579$67,908,521$1,053,694,774
96$2,082,564,476$155,622,606$70,082,454$1,156,998,658
97$2,294,881,869$163,143,930$72,326,033$1,270,646,789
98$2,528,852,354$171,030,518$74,641,489$1,395,685,205
99$2,786,684,444$179,300,162$77,031,129$1,533,266,213
100$3,070,811,915$187,971,528$79,497,329$1,684,659,197