Can I retire at age 46 with 1,040,000?

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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$79,862
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$36,433
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$22,105
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$15,050
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$10,902
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$8,206
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$6,338
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$4,985
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$3,974
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$3,200
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$2,598
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$2,121
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$1,741
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$1,434
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$1,185
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$982
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$816
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$678
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$565
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$471
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$393
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$329
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$275
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$230
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$192
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$161
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$135
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$113
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$95
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$79
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$67
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$56
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$47
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$39
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$33
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$28
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$23
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$19
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$16
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$14
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$11
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$10
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$8
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$7
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$6
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$5
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$4
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$3
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$3
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 46 starting with $1,040,000, adding $3,634 every year, while hoping to spend $26,907 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: 74/7/19 Blend
45$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
46$1,149,828$1,094,708$1,078,588$1,229,524
47$1,238,482$1,119,720$1,086,092$1,307,890
48$1,335,277$1,145,056$1,092,946$1,390,107
49$1,441,014$1,170,703$1,099,099$1,479,505
50$1,556,577$1,196,647$1,104,498$1,576,791
51$1,682,938$1,222,873$1,109,089$1,682,748
52$1,821,166$1,249,362$1,112,812$1,798,234
53$1,972,441$1,276,097$1,115,607$1,924,197
54$2,138,060$1,303,055$1,117,410$2,061,682
55$2,319,451$1,330,214$1,118,152$2,211,838
56$2,518,189$1,357,548$1,117,763$2,375,934
57$2,736,005$1,385,029$1,116,170$2,555,366
58$2,974,809$1,412,627$1,113,293$2,751,672
59$3,236,703$1,440,309$1,109,051$2,966,549
60$3,524,001$1,468,039$1,103,359$3,201,865
61$3,839,254$1,495,777$1,096,127$3,459,680
62$4,185,271$1,523,483$1,087,260$3,742,261
63$4,565,145$1,551,111$1,076,660$4,052,111
64$4,982,286$1,578,611$1,064,224$4,391,984
65$5,440,447$1,605,931$1,049,843$4,764,918
66$5,943,764$1,633,013$1,033,404$5,174,258
67$6,496,794$1,659,797$1,014,790$5,623,693
68$7,104,557$1,686,216$993,874$6,117,287
69$7,772,581$1,712,200$970,529$6,659,519
70$8,506,959$1,737,673$944,617$7,255,324
71$9,314,404$1,762,554$915,996$7,910,143
72$10,202,310$1,786,756$884,519$8,629,971
73$11,178,824$1,810,186$850,029$9,421,413
74$12,252,923$1,832,744$812,363$10,291,752
75$13,434,496$1,854,323$771,353$11,249,011
76$14,734,441$1,874,811$726,819$12,302,032
77$16,164,763$1,894,086$678,577$13,460,563
78$17,738,692$1,912,019$626,432$14,735,343
79$19,470,803$1,928,472$570,181$16,138,208
80$21,377,156$1,943,299$509,614$17,682,203
81$23,475,447$1,956,342$444,507$19,381,705
82$25,785,176$1,967,436$374,631$21,252,557
83$28,327,827$1,976,403$299,744$23,312,219
84$31,127,073$1,983,055$219,594$25,579,933
85$34,209,002$1,987,192$133,918$28,076,907
86$37,602,358$1,988,602$42,442$30,826,511
87$41,338,812$1,987,057$0$33,854,501
88$45,453,267$1,982,319$0$37,200,449
89$49,984,180$1,974,133$0$40,894,360
90$54,973,929$1,962,227$0$44,962,157
91$60,469,210$1,946,317$0$49,441,901
92$66,521,480$1,926,097$0$54,375,529
93$73,187,440$1,901,244$0$59,809,256
94$80,529,572$1,871,419$0$65,794,011
95$88,616,728$1,836,258$0$72,385,913
96$97,524,777$1,795,378$0$79,646,803
97$107,337,326$1,748,372$0$87,644,831
98$118,146,502$1,694,812$0$96,455,093
99$130,053,829$1,634,242$0$106,160,345
100$143,171,180$1,566,179$0$116,851,781