Can I retire at age 48 with 675,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $675,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$55,741$55,244$54,760$54,287$53,825$52,019
2 years$27,594$27,081$26,582$26,100$25,631$23,829
3 years$18,214$17,697$17,201$16,722$16,261$14,520
4 years$13,524$13,009$12,518$12,047$11,598$9,931
5 years$10,711$10,200$9,714$9,254$8,816$7,228
6 years$8,836$8,329$7,851$7,400$6,976$5,468
7 years$7,498$6,994$6,524$6,084$5,673$4,245
8 years$6,494$5,996$5,533$5,104$4,707$3,357
9 years$5,714$5,220$4,765$4,347$3,964$2,691
10 years$5,091$4,601$4,155$3,747$3,377$2,179
11 years$4,581$4,096$3,658$3,261$2,905$1,779
12 years$4,156$3,677$3,246$2,861$2,517$1,462
13 years$3,797$3,323$2,900$2,526$2,195$1,207
14 years$3,489$3,020$2,606$2,242$1,924$1,001
15 years$3,223$2,759$2,353$1,999$1,694$832
16 years$2,991$2,531$2,133$1,790$1,497$694
17 years$2,785$2,331$1,941$1,608$1,328$580
18 years$2,603$2,154$1,772$1,450$1,180$486
19 years$2,440$1,996$1,622$1,310$1,052$407
20 years$2,294$1,855$1,489$1,186$940$342
21 years$2,162$1,728$1,369$1,077$841$288
22 years$2,042$1,613$1,262$979$754$242
23 years$1,932$1,509$1,165$892$677$204
24 years$1,832$1,414$1,078$813$608$172
25 years$1,740$1,327$998$743$547$145
26 years$1,655$1,247$926$679$493$122
27 years$1,577$1,173$860$621$444$103
28 years$1,504$1,106$799$569$401$87
29 years$1,437$1,043$744$522$362$73
30 years$1,374$985$693$479$327$62
31 years$1,315$931$646$440$296$52
32 years$1,260$881$602$404$268$44
33 years$1,209$834$563$372$242$37
34 years$1,160$791$526$342$219$32
35 years$1,115$750$491$315$199$27
36 years$1,072$712$460$290$180$23
37 years$1,032$676$430$267$163$19
38 years$993$643$403$246$148$16
39 years$957$611$378$227$134$14
40 years$923$581$354$210$122$11
41 years$890$553$332$193$110$10
42 years$859$527$311$178$100$8
43 years$830$502$292$165$91$7
44 years$802$479$274$152$82$6
45 years$775$456$257$140$75$5
46 years$750$435$242$130$68$4
47 years$726$416$227$120$62$4
48 years$702$397$213$111$56$3
49 years$680$379$201$102$51$3
50 years$659$362$189$95$46$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $675,000, adding $3,193 every year, while hoping to spend $28,830 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: 54/19/27 Blend
47$675,000$675,000$675,000$675,000
48$747,144$711,369$700,906$781,736
49$792,677$715,551$693,712$810,152
50$841,889$718,972$685,310$837,846
51$895,124$721,563$675,630$867,413
52$952,761$723,254$664,597$899,046
53$1,015,216$723,967$652,135$932,954
54$1,082,948$723,621$638,161$969,372
55$1,156,460$722,130$622,591$1,008,558
56$1,236,306$719,402$605,335$1,050,800
57$1,323,096$715,339$586,301$1,096,414
58$1,417,501$709,840$565,391$1,145,752
59$1,520,257$702,793$542,502$1,199,202
60$1,632,177$694,083$517,530$1,257,196
61$1,754,153$683,588$490,361$1,320,209
62$1,887,169$671,176$460,881$1,388,767
63$2,032,307$656,710$428,967$1,463,453
64$2,190,757$640,044$394,492$1,544,911
65$2,363,831$621,022$357,324$1,633,854
66$2,552,971$599,482$317,324$1,731,068
67$2,759,766$575,248$274,346$1,837,426
68$2,985,965$548,139$228,240$1,953,888
69$3,233,495$517,959$178,847$2,081,518
70$3,504,477$484,504$126,004$2,221,492
71$3,801,245$447,556$69,536$2,375,108
72$4,126,372$406,886$9,266$2,543,800
73$4,482,689$362,252$0$2,729,155
74$4,873,318$313,396$0$2,948,782
75$5,301,692$260,048$0$3,192,635
76$5,771,596$201,922$0$3,460,235
77$6,287,198$138,715$0$3,754,003
78$6,853,089$70,109$0$4,076,606
79$7,474,325$0$0$4,430,986
80$8,156,478$0$0$4,821,271
81$8,905,683$0$0$5,266,084
82$9,728,700$0$0$5,754,790
83$10,632,976$0$0$6,291,817
84$11,626,714$0$0$6,882,048
85$12,718,953$0$0$7,530,859
86$13,919,649$0$0$8,244,174
87$15,239,771$0$0$9,028,520
88$16,691,407$0$0$9,891,088
89$18,287,870$0$0$10,839,800
90$20,043,832$0$0$11,883,385
91$21,975,455$0$0$13,031,460
92$24,100,550$0$0$14,294,622
93$26,438,737$0$0$15,684,546
94$29,011,638$0$0$17,214,096
95$31,843,073$0$0$18,897,446
96$34,959,290$0$0$20,750,216
97$38,389,211$0$0$22,789,612
98$42,164,701$0$0$25,034,597
99$46,320,875$0$0$27,506,065
100$50,896,423$0$0$30,227,037