Can I retire at age 45 with 1,770,000?

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 $1,770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$146,165$144,863$143,593$142,353$141,142$137,119
2 years$72,359$71,011$69,705$68,439$67,211$63,188
3 years$47,760$46,407$45,104$43,849$42,641$38,746
4 years$35,463$34,114$32,824$31,591$30,412$26,674
5 years$28,087$26,746$25,473$24,265$23,119$19,548
6 years$23,171$21,840$20,586$19,405$18,293$14,893
7 years$19,661$18,341$17,107$15,954$14,877$11,648
8 years$17,030$15,722$14,508$13,383$12,342$9,282
9 years$14,984$13,689$12,496$11,400$10,394$7,499
10 years$13,349$12,066$10,894$9,827$8,856$6,123
11 years$12,012$10,741$9,591$8,552$7,616$5,041
12 years$10,898$9,641$8,512$7,501$6,600$4,177
13 years$9,957$8,713$7,605$6,623$5,756$3,480
14 years$9,150$7,920$6,833$5,879$5,045$2,911
15 years$8,452$7,235$6,169$5,243$4,442$2,444
16 years$7,842$6,638$5,593$4,694$3,926$2,057
17 years$7,304$6,113$5,090$4,218$3,481$1,736
18 years$6,826$5,649$4,646$3,801$3,095$1,468
19 years$6,399$5,235$4,253$3,435$2,759$1,243
20 years$6,016$4,865$3,904$3,111$2,464$1,054
21 years$5,669$4,531$3,590$2,823$2,205$895
22 years$5,354$4,230$3,309$2,567$1,977$761
23 years$5,067$3,956$3,055$2,338$1,774$647
24 years$4,805$3,707$2,826$2,132$1,595$551
25 years$4,563$3,478$2,617$1,947$1,435$469
26 years$4,341$3,269$2,427$1,780$1,293$400
27 years$4,135$3,077$2,254$1,630$1,166$341
28 years$3,945$2,899$2,095$1,493$1,052$291
29 years$3,768$2,735$1,950$1,369$950$248
30 years$3,603$2,583$1,816$1,257$858$212
31 years$3,449$2,442$1,693$1,154$776$181
32 years$3,305$2,310$1,580$1,061$702$154
33 years$3,170$2,188$1,475$975$635$132
34 years$3,043$2,074$1,378$897$575$113
35 years$2,924$1,967$1,289$826$521$96
36 years$2,811$1,867$1,205$761$472$82
37 years$2,705$1,773$1,128$701$428$70
38 years$2,605$1,685$1,057$646$388$60
39 years$2,510$1,602$990$596$352$51
40 years$2,420$1,524$928$550$319$44
41 years$2,335$1,451$870$507$289$37
42 years$2,253$1,382$816$468$263$32
43 years$2,176$1,317$766$432$238$27
44 years$2,103$1,255$719$399$216$23
45 years$2,033$1,197$675$368$196$20
46 years$1,966$1,142$634$340$178$17
47 years$1,903$1,090$596$314$162$15
48 years$1,842$1,040$560$290$147$12
49 years$1,784$993$526$268$134$11
50 years$1,728$949$495$248$121$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $1,770,000, adding $3,131 every year, while hoping to spend $35,963 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: 55/29/16 Blend
44$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000
45$1,953,770$1,859,960$1,832,525$2,052,780
46$2,114,790$1,912,833$1,855,650$2,173,423
47$2,291,029$1,967,092$1,878,344$2,300,591
48$2,484,001$2,022,767$1,900,556$2,438,255
49$2,695,373$2,079,887$1,922,229$2,587,426
50$2,926,983$2,138,483$1,943,306$2,749,215
51$3,180,852$2,198,586$1,963,724$2,924,849
52$3,459,209$2,260,227$1,983,418$3,115,676
53$3,764,506$2,323,436$2,002,320$3,323,181
54$4,099,446$2,388,244$2,020,358$3,548,999
55$4,467,005$2,454,684$2,037,456$3,794,933
56$4,870,462$2,522,785$2,053,533$4,062,964
57$5,313,427$2,592,580$2,068,504$4,355,278
58$5,799,880$2,664,100$2,082,282$4,674,280
59$6,334,202$2,737,375$2,094,773$5,022,622
60$6,921,221$2,812,437$2,105,879$5,403,221
61$7,566,255$2,889,316$2,115,495$5,819,295
62$8,275,164$2,968,043$2,123,515$6,274,385
63$9,054,401$3,048,648$2,129,823$6,772,395
64$9,911,079$3,131,160$2,134,301$7,317,623
65$10,853,031$3,215,609$2,136,822$7,914,807
66$11,888,890$3,302,023$2,137,255$8,569,165
67$13,028,164$3,390,430$2,135,461$9,286,447
68$14,281,333$3,480,858$2,131,295$10,072,987
69$15,659,941$3,573,331$2,124,605$10,935,767
70$17,176,707$3,667,876$2,115,231$11,882,476
71$18,845,645$3,764,517$2,103,006$12,921,589
72$20,682,199$3,863,275$2,087,754$14,062,444
73$22,703,381$3,964,173$2,069,291$15,315,328
74$24,927,938$4,067,231$2,047,426$16,691,578
75$27,376,529$4,172,466$2,021,955$18,203,688
76$30,071,912$4,279,894$1,992,668$19,865,422
77$33,039,169$4,389,531$1,959,344$21,691,950
78$36,305,933$4,501,387$1,921,751$23,699,985
79$39,902,656$4,615,472$1,879,647$25,907,948
80$43,862,890$4,731,793$1,832,779$28,336,136
81$48,223,608$4,850,354$1,780,880$31,006,914
82$53,025,550$4,971,156$1,723,674$33,944,931
83$58,313,609$5,094,196$1,660,870$37,177,347
84$64,137,253$5,219,467$1,592,165$40,734,093
85$70,550,992$5,346,960$1,517,242$44,648,152
86$77,614,892$5,476,660$1,435,768$48,955,871
87$85,395,143$5,608,548$1,347,398$53,697,305
88$93,964,680$5,742,599$1,251,768$58,916,593
89$103,403,876$5,878,785$1,148,501$64,662,378
90$113,801,295$6,017,070$1,037,200$70,988,263
91$125,254,534$6,157,413$917,453$77,953,320
92$137,871,137$6,299,767$788,828$85,622,647
93$151,769,613$6,444,075$650,874$94,067,982
94$167,080,556$6,590,277$503,120$103,368,380
95$183,947,874$6,738,302$345,076$113,610,962
96$202,530,149$6,888,071$176,228$124,891,736
97$223,002,133$7,039,496$0$137,316,505
98$245,556,398$7,192,478$0$151,002,540
99$270,405,151$7,346,910$0$166,109,807
100$297,782,240$7,502,672$0$182,749,886