Can I retire at age 45 with 925,000?

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:
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 $925,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$76,386$75,705$75,041$74,393$73,761$72,331
2 years$37,815$37,110$36,428$35,766$35,124$33,689
3 years$24,959$24,252$23,571$22,916$22,284$20,889
4 years$18,533$17,828$17,154$16,509$15,893$14,549
5 years$14,678$13,977$13,312$12,681$12,082$10,792
6 years$12,109$11,413$10,758$10,141$9,560$8,326
7 years$10,275$9,585$8,940$8,337$7,775$6,597
8 years$8,900$8,216$7,582$6,994$6,450$5,328
9 years$7,831$7,154$6,530$5,957$5,432$4,365
10 years$6,976$6,306$5,693$5,135$4,628$3,615
11 years$6,277$5,613$5,012$4,469$3,980$3,020
12 years$5,695$5,038$4,448$3,920$3,449$2,541
13 years$5,203$4,553$3,974$3,461$3,008$2,149
14 years$4,782$4,139$3,571$3,072$2,637$1,826
15 years$4,417$3,781$3,224$2,740$2,322$1,558
16 years$4,098$3,469$2,923$2,453$2,052$1,333
17 years$3,817$3,195$2,660$2,204$1,819$1,144
18 years$3,567$2,952$2,428$1,986$1,618$984
19 years$3,344$2,736$2,223$1,795$1,442$848
20 years$3,144$2,542$2,040$1,626$1,288$732
21 years$2,963$2,368$1,876$1,475$1,152$632
22 years$2,798$2,211$1,729$1,341$1,033$547
23 years$2,648$2,067$1,597$1,222$927$474
24 years$2,511$1,937$1,477$1,114$833$411
25 years$2,385$1,818$1,368$1,018$750$356
26 years$2,269$1,708$1,269$930$676$309
27 years$2,161$1,608$1,178$852$609$269
28 years$2,062$1,515$1,095$780$550$234
29 years$1,969$1,429$1,019$716$496$203
30 years$1,883$1,350$949$657$448$177
31 years$1,802$1,276$885$603$405$154
32 years$1,727$1,207$826$554$367$134
33 years$1,657$1,143$771$510$332$116
34 years$1,590$1,084$720$469$300$101
35 years$1,528$1,028$673$432$272$88
36 years$1,469$976$630$398$247$77
37 years$1,414$927$590$366$223$67
38 years$1,361$881$552$338$203$58
39 years$1,312$837$517$311$184$51
40 years$1,265$797$485$287$167$44
41 years$1,220$758$455$265$151$39
42 years$1,178$722$426$245$137$34
43 years$1,137$688$400$226$125$29
44 years$1,099$656$376$208$113$26
45 years$1,062$626$353$192$103$22
46 years$1,028$597$331$178$93$19
47 years$994$569$311$164$85$17
48 years$963$544$292$152$77$15
49 years$932$519$275$140$70$13
50 years$903$496$258$130$63$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $925,000, adding $5,622 every year, while hoping to spend $54,151 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: 55/21/24 Blend
44$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
45$1,025,149$976,124$961,787$1,074,503
46$1,072,098$966,338$936,390$1,099,224
47$1,122,021$954,257$908,328$1,119,995
48$1,175,164$939,713$877,454$1,141,483
49$1,231,796$922,524$843,614$1,163,771
50$1,292,213$902,502$806,649$1,186,959
51$1,356,738$879,444$766,391$1,211,155
52$1,425,725$853,136$722,665$1,236,485
53$1,499,563$823,354$675,288$1,263,088
54$1,578,677$789,857$624,069$1,291,124
55$1,663,535$752,393$568,808$1,320,770
56$1,754,649$710,693$509,297$1,352,225
57$1,852,582$664,476$445,317$1,385,716
58$1,957,952$613,441$376,641$1,421,493
59$2,071,435$557,272$303,031$1,459,840
60$2,193,778$495,635$224,239$1,501,073
61$2,325,798$428,176$140,006$1,545,545
62$2,468,395$354,522$50,061$1,593,652
63$2,622,555$274,277$0$1,645,837
64$2,789,364$187,026$0$1,714,352
65$2,970,016$92,327$0$1,802,434
66$3,165,823$0$0$1,897,941
67$3,378,228$0$0$2,004,014
68$3,608,817$0$0$2,142,403
69$3,859,335$0$0$2,292,828
70$4,131,703$0$0$2,456,451
71$4,428,031$0$0$2,634,551
72$4,750,644$0$0$2,828,534
73$5,102,099$0$0$3,039,950
74$5,485,209$0$0$3,270,501
75$5,903,071$0$0$3,522,063
76$6,359,094$0$0$3,796,702
77$6,857,029$0$0$4,096,687
78$7,401,007$0$0$4,424,523
79$7,995,574$0$0$4,782,961
80$8,645,736$0$0$5,175,035
81$9,357,006$0$0$5,604,083
82$10,135,451$0$0$6,073,782
83$10,987,754$0$0$6,588,180
84$11,921,275$0$0$7,151,735
85$12,944,117$0$0$7,769,356
86$14,065,206$0$0$8,446,452
87$15,294,370$0$0$9,188,977
88$16,642,436$0$0$10,003,490
89$18,121,329$0$0$10,897,217
90$19,744,181$0$0$11,878,115
91$21,525,460$0$0$12,954,950
92$23,481,103$0$0$14,137,378
93$25,628,662$0$0$15,436,036
94$27,987,475$0$0$16,862,642
95$30,578,845$0$0$18,430,103
96$33,426,239$0$0$20,152,641
97$36,555,510$0$0$22,045,922
98$39,995,141$0$0$24,127,206
99$43,776,510$0$0$26,415,507
100$47,934,186$0$0$28,931,775