Can I retire at age 48 with 1,680,000?

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 $1,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$138,733$137,497$136,291$135,115$133,966$129,212
2 years$68,680$67,401$66,161$64,959$63,793$59,055
3 years$45,332$44,047$42,810$41,620$40,473$35,899
4 years$33,660$32,379$31,155$29,985$28,866$24,490
5 years$26,659$25,386$24,178$23,031$21,943$17,778
6 years$21,993$20,729$19,539$18,418$17,363$13,412
7 years$18,661$17,408$16,237$15,143$14,121$10,382
8 years$16,164$14,922$13,770$12,703$11,714$8,186
9 years$14,222$12,993$11,860$10,820$9,865$6,541
10 years$12,670$11,452$10,340$9,327$8,406$5,281
11 years$11,401$10,195$9,103$8,117$7,229$4,298
12 years$10,344$9,151$8,079$7,120$6,265$3,519
13 years$9,450$8,270$7,218$6,286$5,463$2,896
14 years$8,685$7,517$6,485$5,580$4,789$2,392
15 years$8,022$6,867$5,855$4,976$4,216$1,983
16 years$7,443$6,300$5,309$4,456$3,726$1,648
17 years$6,932$5,802$4,831$4,003$3,304$1,372
18 years$6,479$5,361$4,410$3,608$2,938$1,145
19 years$6,074$4,969$4,037$3,260$2,619$957
20 years$5,710$4,617$3,705$2,953$2,339$800
21 years$5,381$4,301$3,408$2,680$2,093$670
22 years$5,082$4,015$3,141$2,436$1,876$562
23 years$4,810$3,755$2,900$2,219$1,684$471
24 years$4,560$3,518$2,682$2,024$1,514$395
25 years$4,331$3,302$2,484$1,848$1,362$332
26 years$4,120$3,103$2,304$1,690$1,227$279
27 years$3,925$2,920$2,139$1,547$1,106$234
28 years$3,744$2,752$1,989$1,417$998$197
29 years$3,576$2,596$1,851$1,300$901$165
30 years$3,420$2,452$1,724$1,193$814$139
31 years$3,274$2,318$1,607$1,095$736$117
32 years$3,137$2,193$1,500$1,007$666$98
33 years$3,009$2,077$1,400$926$603$83
34 years$2,888$1,968$1,308$852$546$70
35 years$2,775$1,867$1,223$784$494$59
36 years$2,668$1,772$1,144$722$448$49
37 years$2,567$1,683$1,071$665$406$41
38 years$2,472$1,599$1,003$613$368$35
39 years$2,382$1,521$940$565$334$29
40 years$2,297$1,447$881$522$303$25
41 years$2,216$1,377$826$481$275$21
42 years$2,139$1,312$775$444$249$18
43 years$2,066$1,250$727$410$226$15
44 years$1,996$1,191$682$379$205$12
45 years$1,930$1,136$641$350$186$10
46 years$1,866$1,084$602$323$169$9
47 years$1,806$1,034$565$298$154$7
48 years$1,748$987$531$276$140$6
49 years$1,693$943$499$255$127$5
50 years$1,640$901$469$235$115$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $1,680,000, adding $5,064 every year, while hoping to spend $21,914 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: 48/37/15 Blend
47$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000
48$1,856,584$1,767,544$1,741,504$1,937,695
49$2,022,639$1,830,837$1,776,528$2,057,585
50$2,204,897$1,896,497$1,811,990$2,185,028
51$2,404,988$1,964,617$1,847,884$2,322,927
52$2,624,707$2,035,293$1,884,198$2,472,267
53$2,866,031$2,108,627$1,920,923$2,634,132
54$3,131,139$2,184,722$1,958,046$2,809,713
55$3,422,430$2,263,688$1,995,556$3,000,320
56$3,742,548$2,345,639$2,033,437$3,207,394
57$4,094,406$2,430,693$2,071,675$3,432,518
58$4,481,212$2,518,974$2,110,252$3,677,436
59$4,906,501$2,610,609$2,149,151$3,944,063
60$5,374,168$2,705,733$2,188,352$4,234,510
61$5,888,504$2,804,485$2,227,832$4,551,097
62$6,454,237$2,907,010$2,267,570$4,896,377
63$7,076,575$3,013,459$2,307,540$5,273,161
64$7,761,258$3,123,991$2,347,715$5,684,541
65$8,514,609$3,238,769$2,388,066$6,133,923
66$9,343,595$3,357,965$2,428,562$6,625,052
67$10,255,894$3,481,757$2,469,171$7,162,054
68$11,259,963$3,610,332$2,509,857$7,749,470
69$12,365,124$3,743,883$2,550,581$8,392,300
70$13,581,645$3,882,612$2,591,305$9,096,047
71$14,920,843$4,026,730$2,631,983$9,866,774
72$16,395,186$4,176,456$2,672,572$10,711,153
73$18,018,413$4,332,021$2,713,021$11,636,533
74$19,805,663$4,493,662$2,753,279$12,651,007
75$21,773,618$4,661,628$2,793,291$13,763,487
76$23,940,660$4,836,180$2,832,999$14,983,788
77$26,327,042$5,017,589$2,872,340$16,322,720
78$28,955,085$5,206,136$2,911,248$17,792,189
79$31,849,384$5,402,116$2,949,654$19,405,307
80$35,037,038$5,605,837$2,987,485$21,176,518
81$38,547,913$5,817,619$3,024,662$23,121,731
82$42,414,915$6,037,798$3,061,103$25,258,470
83$46,674,307$6,266,721$3,096,721$27,606,040
84$51,366,049$6,504,753$3,131,424$30,185,703
85$56,534,174$6,752,274$3,165,115$33,020,884
86$62,227,205$7,009,680$3,197,691$36,137,389
87$68,498,611$7,277,386$3,229,045$39,563,644
88$75,407,314$7,555,822$3,259,063$43,330,966
89$83,018,242$7,845,440$3,287,624$47,473,857
90$91,402,946$8,146,709$3,314,602$52,030,328
91$100,640,270$8,460,121$3,339,865$57,042,252
92$110,817,099$8,786,189$3,363,272$62,555,768
93$122,029,178$9,125,447$3,384,676$68,621,705
94$134,382,014$9,478,453$3,403,923$75,296,064
95$147,991,873$9,845,792$3,420,848$82,640,548
96$162,986,880$10,228,071$3,435,282$90,723,139
97$179,508,222$10,625,927$3,447,044$99,618,739
98$197,711,486$11,040,023$3,455,946$109,409,875
99$217,768,126$11,471,053$3,461,789$120,187,479
100$239,867,081$11,919,740$3,464,365$132,051,740