Can I retire at age 45 with 2,150,000?

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 $2,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$177,545$175,964$174,421$172,915$171,444$164,707
2 years$87,894$86,257$84,670$83,132$81,640$74,935
3 years$58,014$56,370$54,787$53,263$51,796$45,334
4 years$43,077$41,438$39,871$38,373$36,941$30,771
5 years$34,117$32,488$30,942$29,474$28,082$22,220
6 years$28,145$26,529$25,005$23,571$22,220$16,671
7 years$23,882$22,279$20,780$19,379$18,071$12,831
8 years$20,686$19,097$17,623$16,257$14,992$10,057
9 years$18,201$16,627$15,178$13,847$12,625$7,987
10 years$16,215$14,656$13,233$11,936$10,757$6,408
11 years$14,590$13,048$11,650$10,388$9,252$5,181
12 years$13,238$11,711$10,339$9,112$8,017$4,214
13 years$12,094$10,583$9,237$8,044$6,991$3,444
14 years$11,115$9,620$8,300$7,141$6,128$2,825
15 years$10,267$8,788$7,494$6,368$5,396$2,325
16 years$9,525$8,063$6,794$5,702$4,769$1,918
17 years$8,872$7,425$6,182$5,123$4,229$1,586
18 years$8,292$6,861$5,644$4,617$3,760$1,313
19 years$7,773$6,359$5,166$4,172$3,351$1,089
20 years$7,307$5,909$4,742$3,779$2,993$904
21 years$6,886$5,504$4,361$3,429$2,679$751
22 years$6,504$5,138$4,020$3,118$2,401$625
23 years$6,155$4,805$3,711$2,840$2,155$520
24 years$5,836$4,502$3,432$2,590$1,937$433
25 years$5,543$4,225$3,179$2,365$1,743$360
26 years$5,273$3,971$2,948$2,163$1,570$300
27 years$5,023$3,737$2,738$1,980$1,416$250
28 years$4,792$3,522$2,545$1,814$1,277$209
29 years$4,577$3,322$2,369$1,663$1,153$174
30 years$4,376$3,137$2,206$1,526$1,042$145
31 years$4,189$2,966$2,057$1,402$942$121
32 years$4,014$2,806$1,919$1,288$852$101
33 years$3,850$2,658$1,792$1,185$771$84
34 years$3,696$2,519$1,674$1,090$698$70
35 years$3,551$2,389$1,565$1,003$633$59
36 years$3,415$2,268$1,464$924$573$49
37 years$3,286$2,154$1,370$852$519$41
38 years$3,164$2,047$1,283$785$471$34
39 years$3,049$1,946$1,202$724$427$28
40 years$2,939$1,852$1,127$667$387$24
41 years$2,836$1,763$1,057$616$351$20
42 years$2,737$1,679$991$568$319$17
43 years$2,644$1,599$930$525$289$14
44 years$2,555$1,525$873$484$263$12
45 years$2,470$1,454$820$447$238$10
46 years$2,389$1,387$770$413$217$8
47 years$2,311$1,324$723$382$197$7
48 years$2,237$1,264$680$353$179$6
49 years$2,167$1,207$639$326$162$5
50 years$2,099$1,153$601$301$147$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $2,150,000, adding $4,476 every year, while hoping to spend $26,110 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: 46/48/6 Blend
44$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000
45$2,373,917$2,259,967$2,226,642$2,479,064
46$2,588,276$2,342,925$2,273,454$2,634,748
47$2,823,624$2,429,072$2,320,958$2,800,436
48$3,082,075$2,518,538$2,369,152$2,979,552
49$3,365,957$2,611,456$2,418,029$3,173,342
50$3,677,834$2,707,968$2,467,583$3,383,177
51$4,020,533$2,808,217$2,517,806$3,610,562
52$4,397,164$2,912,357$2,568,690$3,857,150
53$4,811,158$3,020,546$2,620,224$4,124,759
54$5,266,292$3,132,949$2,672,398$4,415,386
55$5,766,729$3,249,738$2,725,197$4,731,228
56$6,317,053$3,371,092$2,778,609$5,074,699
57$6,922,316$3,497,200$2,832,617$5,448,452
58$7,588,086$3,628,257$2,887,203$5,855,408
59$8,320,494$3,764,465$2,942,348$6,298,776
60$9,126,299$3,906,038$2,998,031$6,782,087
61$10,012,945$4,053,197$3,054,228$7,309,225
62$10,988,635$4,206,173$3,110,914$7,884,465
63$12,062,408$4,365,208$3,168,062$8,512,507
64$13,244,223$4,530,553$3,225,642$9,198,525
65$14,545,054$4,702,470$3,283,621$9,948,212
66$15,976,993$4,881,234$3,341,966$10,767,834
67$17,553,362$5,067,131$3,400,637$11,664,286
68$19,288,842$5,260,457$3,459,596$12,645,157
69$21,199,610$5,461,526$3,518,798$13,718,802
70$23,303,490$5,670,660$3,578,198$14,894,417
71$25,620,124$5,888,201$3,637,745$16,182,127
72$28,171,154$6,114,500$3,697,388$17,593,078
73$30,980,430$6,349,929$3,757,068$19,139,541
74$34,074,230$6,594,871$3,816,726$20,835,030
75$37,481,512$6,849,730$3,876,297$22,694,421
76$41,234,186$7,114,927$3,935,712$24,734,098
77$45,367,413$7,390,899$3,994,899$26,972,102
78$49,919,941$7,678,105$4,053,780$29,428,301
79$54,934,466$7,977,023$4,112,273$32,124,573
80$60,458,038$8,288,153$4,170,290$35,085,016
81$66,542,501$8,612,016$4,227,738$38,336,169
82$73,244,989$8,949,158$4,284,520$41,907,260
83$80,628,458$9,300,146$4,340,532$45,830,485
84$88,762,284$9,665,577$4,395,663$50,141,304
85$97,722,916$10,046,070$4,449,797$54,878,776
86$107,594,600$10,442,273$4,502,811$60,085,927
87$118,470,170$10,854,865$4,554,576$65,810,148
88$130,451,927$11,284,553$4,604,954$72,103,646
89$143,652,603$11,732,076$4,653,800$79,023,932
90$158,196,428$12,198,207$4,700,962$86,634,360
91$174,220,298$12,683,754$4,746,278$95,004,720
92$191,875,069$13,189,558$4,789,579$104,211,901
93$211,326,983$13,716,503$4,830,687$114,340,605
94$232,759,232$14,265,509$4,869,412$125,484,150
95$256,373,693$14,837,538$4,905,556$137,745,343
96$282,392,829$15,433,597$4,938,912$151,237,449
97$311,061,791$16,054,737$4,969,259$166,085,256
98$342,650,731$16,702,056$4,996,367$182,426,250
99$377,457,354$17,376,705$5,019,993$200,411,905
100$415,809,723$18,079,883$5,039,882$220,209,114