Can I retire at age 45 with 880,000?

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 $880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$72,670$72,022$71,391$70,774$70,172$67,522
2 years$35,975$35,305$34,656$34,026$33,415$30,776
3 years$23,745$23,072$22,425$21,801$21,200$18,654
4 years$17,631$16,961$16,319$15,706$15,120$12,688
5 years$13,964$13,297$12,664$12,064$11,494$9,181
6 years$11,520$10,858$10,235$9,648$9,095$6,903
7 years$9,775$9,119$8,505$7,932$7,397$5,326
8 years$8,467$7,816$7,213$6,654$6,136$4,184
9 years$7,450$6,806$6,213$5,668$5,168$3,331
10 years$6,637$5,999$5,416$4,886$4,403$2,679
11 years$5,972$5,340$4,768$4,252$3,787$2,172
12 years$5,418$4,793$4,232$3,729$3,281$1,771
13 years$4,950$4,332$3,781$3,293$2,862$1,452
14 years$4,549$3,937$3,397$2,923$2,508$1,194
15 years$4,202$3,597$3,067$2,607$2,209$986
16 years$3,899$3,300$2,781$2,334$1,952$815
17 years$3,631$3,039$2,530$2,097$1,731$676
18 years$3,394$2,808$2,310$1,890$1,539$562
19 years$3,182$2,603$2,115$1,708$1,372$467
20 years$2,991$2,419$1,941$1,547$1,225$389
21 years$2,818$2,253$1,785$1,404$1,096$324
22 years$2,662$2,103$1,645$1,276$983$270
23 years$2,519$1,967$1,519$1,162$882$226
24 years$2,389$1,843$1,405$1,060$793$189
25 years$2,269$1,729$1,301$968$714$158
26 years$2,158$1,625$1,207$885$643$132
27 years$2,056$1,530$1,121$810$579$110
28 years$1,961$1,441$1,042$742$523$92
29 years$1,873$1,360$969$681$472$77
30 years$1,791$1,284$903$625$427$64
31 years$1,715$1,214$842$574$386$54
32 years$1,643$1,149$785$527$349$45
33 years$1,576$1,088$733$485$316$38
34 years$1,513$1,031$685$446$286$32
35 years$1,454$978$641$411$259$26
36 years$1,398$928$599$378$235$22
37 years$1,345$882$561$349$213$19
38 years$1,295$838$525$321$193$16
39 years$1,248$797$492$296$175$13
40 years$1,203$758$461$273$159$11
41 years$1,161$721$433$252$144$9
42 years$1,120$687$406$233$131$8
43 years$1,082$655$381$215$118$6
44 years$1,046$624$357$198$108$5
45 years$1,011$595$336$183$98$4
46 years$978$568$315$169$89$4
47 years$946$542$296$156$80$3
48 years$916$517$278$144$73$3
49 years$887$494$262$133$66$2
50 years$859$472$246$123$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $880,000, adding $2,868 every year, while hoping to spend $38,031 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: 68/6/26 Blend
44$880,000$880,000$880,000$880,000
45$972,718$926,078$912,438$1,032,145
46$1,031,471$930,991$902,540$1,077,339
47$1,094,942$934,871$891,036$1,122,158
48$1,163,572$937,625$877,832$1,170,318
49$1,237,846$939,159$862,829$1,222,151
50$1,318,297$939,368$845,924$1,278,022
51$1,405,511$938,145$827,010$1,338,334
52$1,500,132$935,373$805,975$1,403,533
53$1,602,869$930,931$782,699$1,474,111
54$1,714,502$924,687$757,059$1,550,610
55$1,835,888$916,503$728,928$1,633,630
56$1,967,971$906,233$698,168$1,723,832
57$2,111,787$893,722$664,641$1,821,946
58$2,268,480$878,805$628,197$1,928,779
59$2,439,306$861,308$588,683$2,045,220
60$2,625,649$841,046$545,937$2,172,251
61$2,829,032$817,823$499,792$2,310,956
62$3,051,129$791,433$450,072$2,462,530
63$3,293,787$761,656$396,592$2,628,293
64$3,559,037$728,260$339,161$2,809,701
65$3,849,114$691,001$277,579$3,008,361
66$4,166,482$649,618$211,635$3,226,046
67$4,513,851$603,837$141,113$3,464,711
68$4,894,207$553,368$65,783$3,726,514
69$5,310,837$497,904$0$4,013,836
70$5,767,362$437,121$0$4,333,355
71$6,267,770$370,677$0$4,703,655
72$6,816,452$298,209$0$5,109,734
73$7,418,244$219,336$0$5,555,193
74$8,078,474$133,653$0$6,043,998
75$8,803,010$40,733$0$6,580,518
76$9,598,316$0$0$7,169,568
77$10,471,511$0$0$7,820,405
78$11,430,438$0$0$8,538,151
79$12,483,737$0$0$9,326,590
80$13,640,925$0$0$10,192,851
81$14,912,488$0$0$11,144,792
82$16,309,976$0$0$12,191,068
83$17,846,115$0$0$13,341,213
84$19,534,924$0$0$14,605,733
85$21,391,850$0$0$15,996,201
86$23,433,910$0$0$17,525,368
87$25,679,852$0$0$19,207,283
88$28,150,335$0$0$21,057,424
89$30,868,118$0$0$23,092,847
90$33,858,278$0$0$25,332,341
91$37,148,445$0$0$27,796,610
92$40,769,063$0$0$30,508,466
93$44,753,675$0$0$33,493,045
94$49,139,242$0$0$36,778,041
95$53,966,489$0$0$40,393,971
96$59,280,289$0$0$44,374,459
97$65,130,086$0$0$48,756,558
98$71,570,364$0$0$53,581,091
99$78,661,156$0$0$58,893,044
100$86,468,614$0$0$64,741,987