Can I retire at age 45 with 460,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
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 $460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$37,986$37,648$37,318$36,996$36,681$35,867
2 years$18,805$18,455$18,115$17,786$17,467$16,651
3 years$12,412$12,060$11,722$11,396$11,082$10,290
4 years$9,216$8,866$8,531$8,210$7,904$7,141
5 years$7,299$6,951$6,620$6,306$6,008$5,278
6 years$6,022$5,676$5,350$5,043$4,754$4,056
7 years$5,110$4,767$4,446$4,146$3,866$3,201
8 years$4,426$4,086$3,770$3,478$3,208$2,575
9 years$3,894$3,557$3,247$2,963$2,701$2,101
10 years$3,469$3,136$2,831$2,554$2,302$1,732
11 years$3,122$2,792$2,493$2,223$1,979$1,441
12 years$2,832$2,506$2,212$1,949$1,715$1,207
13 years$2,588$2,264$1,976$1,721$1,496$1,016
14 years$2,378$2,058$1,776$1,528$1,311$859
15 years$2,197$1,880$1,603$1,363$1,154$729
16 years$2,038$1,725$1,454$1,220$1,020$621
17 years$1,898$1,589$1,323$1,096$905$530
18 years$1,774$1,468$1,207$988$804$454
19 years$1,663$1,361$1,105$893$717$389
20 years$1,563$1,264$1,014$808$640$334
21 years$1,473$1,178$933$734$573$287
22 years$1,391$1,099$860$667$514$247
23 years$1,317$1,028$794$608$461$213
24 years$1,249$963$734$554$414$183
25 years$1,186$904$680$506$373$158
26 years$1,128$850$631$463$336$137
27 years$1,075$800$586$424$303$118
28 years$1,025$753$545$388$273$102
29 years$979$711$507$356$247$88
30 years$936$671$472$327$223$76
31 years$896$635$440$300$202$66
32 years$859$600$411$276$182$57
33 years$824$569$383$253$165$49
34 years$791$539$358$233$149$43
35 years$760$511$335$215$135$37
36 years$731$485$313$198$123$32
37 years$703$461$293$182$111$28
38 years$677$438$275$168$101$24
39 years$652$416$257$155$91$21
40 years$629$396$241$143$83$18
41 years$607$377$226$132$75$16
42 years$586$359$212$122$68$14
43 years$566$342$199$112$62$12
44 years$547$326$187$104$56$10
45 years$528$311$175$96$51$9
46 years$511$297$165$88$46$8
47 years$495$283$155$82$42$7
48 years$479$270$145$75$38$6
49 years$464$258$137$70$35$5
50 years$449$247$129$64$32$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $460,000, adding $2,503 every year, while hoping to spend $32,326 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: 46/39/15 Blend
44$460,000$460,000$460,000$460,000
45$509,502$485,122$477,992$530,662
46$527,076$474,498$459,610$535,002
47$545,360$462,271$439,529$536,232
48$564,391$448,326$417,657$536,864
49$584,211$432,546$393,901$536,854
50$604,863$414,803$368,159$536,158
51$626,395$394,965$340,328$534,729
52$648,858$372,889$310,300$532,520
53$672,308$348,426$277,961$529,478
54$696,803$321,419$243,192$525,552
55$722,408$291,699$205,871$520,686
56$749,192$259,092$165,866$514,823
57$777,231$223,409$123,044$507,905
58$806,607$184,453$77,264$499,870
59$837,406$142,017$28,378$490,655
60$869,726$95,880$0$480,195
61$903,670$45,810$0$472,231
62$939,350$0$0$467,979
63$976,891$0$0$466,472
64$1,016,425$0$0$485,608
65$1,058,099$0$0$505,799
66$1,102,070$0$0$527,126
67$1,148,511$0$0$549,675
68$1,197,612$0$0$573,540
69$1,249,577$0$0$598,826
70$1,304,631$0$0$625,644
71$1,363,021$0$0$654,118
72$1,425,014$0$0$684,383
73$1,490,903$0$0$716,587
74$1,561,010$0$0$750,892
75$1,635,686$0$0$787,474
76$1,715,316$0$0$826,526
77$1,800,321$0$0$868,262
78$1,891,162$0$0$912,915
79$1,988,347$0$0$960,738
80$2,092,430$0$0$1,012,013
81$2,204,019$0$0$1,067,046
82$2,323,782$0$0$1,126,175
83$2,452,452$0$0$1,189,769
84$2,590,833$0$0$1,258,234
85$2,739,808$0$0$1,332,016
86$2,900,347$0$0$1,411,606
87$3,073,515$0$0$1,497,541
88$3,260,482$0$0$1,590,414
89$3,462,534$0$0$1,690,873
90$3,681,084$0$0$1,799,633
91$3,917,686$0$0$1,917,480
92$4,174,046$0$0$2,045,277
93$4,452,043$0$0$2,183,974
94$4,753,742$0$0$2,334,616
95$5,081,412$0$0$2,498,352
96$5,437,553$0$0$2,676,445
97$5,824,913$0$0$2,870,287
98$6,246,513$0$0$3,081,406
99$6,705,682$0$0$3,311,488
100$7,206,080$0$0$3,562,386