Can I retire at age 45 with 881,000?

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 $881,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$72,752$72,104$71,472$70,855$70,252$67,572
2 years$36,016$35,345$34,695$34,065$33,453$30,784
3 years$23,772$23,098$22,450$21,826$21,224$18,651
4 years$17,651$16,980$16,338$15,724$15,137$12,679
5 years$13,980$13,312$12,679$12,078$11,507$9,170
6 years$11,533$10,871$10,246$9,659$9,105$6,891
7 years$9,786$9,129$8,515$7,941$7,405$5,313
8 years$8,476$7,825$7,221$6,661$6,143$4,172
9 years$7,458$6,813$6,220$5,674$5,173$3,319
10 years$6,644$6,006$5,422$4,891$4,408$2,668
11 years$5,979$5,346$4,774$4,257$3,791$2,161
12 years$5,424$4,799$4,237$3,734$3,285$1,761
13 years$4,956$4,337$3,785$3,296$2,865$1,443
14 years$4,554$3,942$3,401$2,926$2,511$1,186
15 years$4,207$3,601$3,071$2,610$2,211$978
16 years$3,903$3,304$2,784$2,337$1,954$809
17 years$3,635$3,043$2,533$2,099$1,733$670
18 years$3,398$2,812$2,313$1,892$1,541$556
19 years$3,185$2,606$2,117$1,710$1,373$462
20 years$2,994$2,421$1,943$1,548$1,227$385
21 years$2,822$2,255$1,787$1,405$1,098$320
22 years$2,665$2,105$1,647$1,278$984$267
23 years$2,522$1,969$1,521$1,164$883$223
24 years$2,391$1,845$1,406$1,061$794$186
25 years$2,271$1,731$1,303$969$714$155
26 years$2,161$1,627$1,208$886$643$130
27 years$2,058$1,531$1,122$811$580$108
28 years$1,964$1,443$1,043$743$523$90
29 years$1,875$1,361$971$682$473$76
30 years$1,793$1,286$904$625$427$63
31 years$1,717$1,215$843$574$386$53
32 years$1,645$1,150$786$528$349$44
33 years$1,578$1,089$734$485$316$37
34 years$1,515$1,032$686$447$286$31
35 years$1,455$979$641$411$259$26
36 years$1,399$929$600$379$235$22
37 years$1,346$883$562$349$213$18
38 years$1,296$839$526$322$193$15
39 years$1,249$798$493$297$175$13
40 years$1,204$759$462$274$159$11
41 years$1,162$722$433$252$144$9
42 years$1,122$688$406$233$131$7
43 years$1,083$655$381$215$119$6
44 years$1,047$625$358$199$108$5
45 years$1,012$596$336$183$98$4
46 years$979$568$316$169$89$4
47 years$947$542$296$156$81$3
48 years$917$518$279$145$73$3
49 years$888$494$262$134$66$2
50 years$860$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 $881,000, adding $4,260 every year, while hoping to spend $42,991 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: 43/49/8 Blend
44$881,000$881,000$881,000$881,000
45$975,256$928,563$914,908$1,014,760
46$1,028,990$928,321$899,815$1,042,387
47$1,086,764$926,625$882,776$1,067,586
48$1,148,945$923,361$863,680$1,093,898
49$1,215,935$918,403$842,411$1,121,444
50$1,288,177$911,621$818,848$1,150,354
51$1,366,156$902,876$792,864$1,180,776
52$1,450,406$892,019$764,328$1,212,878
53$1,541,515$878,895$733,100$1,246,845
54$1,640,126$863,338$699,035$1,282,887
55$1,746,949$845,172$661,983$1,321,235
56$1,862,763$824,210$621,785$1,362,151
57$1,988,426$800,257$578,275$1,405,926
58$2,124,879$773,104$531,281$1,452,886
59$2,273,160$742,529$480,622$1,503,394
60$2,434,409$708,300$426,110$1,557,855
61$2,609,881$670,169$367,547$1,616,719
62$2,800,957$627,876$304,728$1,680,491
63$3,009,157$581,143$237,438$1,749,731
64$3,236,151$529,679$165,453$1,825,062
65$3,483,781$473,176$88,538$1,907,179
66$3,754,071$411,306$6,449$1,996,853
67$4,049,252$343,726$0$2,094,944
68$4,371,777$270,071$0$2,209,332
69$4,724,350$189,955$0$2,335,187
70$5,109,945$102,974$0$2,473,160
71$5,531,837$8,697$0$2,624,582
72$5,993,633$0$0$2,790,929
73$6,499,305$0$0$3,024,159
74$7,053,227$0$0$3,284,889
75$7,660,216$0$0$3,570,710
76$8,325,575$0$0$3,884,134
77$9,055,148$0$0$4,227,927
78$9,855,368$0$0$4,605,137
79$10,733,324$0$0$5,019,120
80$11,696,821$0$0$5,473,573
81$12,754,460$0$0$5,972,569
82$13,915,711$0$0$6,520,595
83$15,191,009$0$0$7,122,592
84$16,591,848$0$0$7,784,006
85$18,130,890$0$0$8,510,833
86$19,822,085$0$0$9,309,681
87$21,680,800$0$0$10,187,831
88$23,723,965$0$0$11,153,301
89$25,970,232$0$0$12,214,928
90$28,440,151$0$0$13,382,447
91$31,156,361$0$0$14,666,583
92$34,143,808$0$0$16,079,154
93$37,429,973$0$0$17,633,179
94$41,045,137$0$0$19,343,003
95$45,022,662$0$0$21,224,435
96$49,399,310$0$0$23,294,888
97$54,215,582$0$0$25,573,552
98$59,516,107$0$0$28,081,572
99$65,350,057$0$0$30,842,244
100$71,771,614$0$0$33,881,240