Can I retire at age 48 with 730,000?

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 $730,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$60,283$59,746$59,222$58,711$58,211$56,643
2 years$29,843$29,287$28,748$28,226$27,720$26,151
3 years$19,698$19,139$18,602$18,085$17,586$16,066
4 years$14,626$14,070$13,538$13,029$12,543$11,083
5 years$11,584$11,031$10,506$10,008$9,535$8,139
6 years$9,556$9,007$8,490$8,003$7,545$6,215
7 years$8,109$7,564$7,055$6,580$6,136$4,872
8 years$7,024$6,484$5,984$5,520$5,090$3,891
9 years$6,180$5,646$5,154$4,702$4,287$3,151
10 years$5,505$4,976$4,493$4,053$3,652$2,580
11 years$4,954$4,430$3,956$3,527$3,141$2,129
12 years$4,495$3,976$3,510$3,094$2,722$1,769
13 years$4,106$3,593$3,136$2,731$2,374$1,478
14 years$3,774$3,266$2,818$2,425$2,081$1,240
15 years$3,486$2,984$2,544$2,162$1,832$1,043
16 years$3,234$2,738$2,307$1,936$1,619$881
17 years$3,012$2,521$2,099$1,740$1,436$746
18 years$2,815$2,330$1,916$1,568$1,277$632
19 years$2,639$2,159$1,754$1,417$1,138$537
20 years$2,481$2,006$1,610$1,283$1,016$457
21 years$2,338$1,869$1,481$1,164$910$389
22 years$2,208$1,745$1,365$1,059$815$332
23 years$2,090$1,632$1,260$964$732$283
24 years$1,982$1,529$1,165$879$658$242
25 years$1,882$1,435$1,079$803$592$207
26 years$1,790$1,348$1,001$734$533$177
27 years$1,706$1,269$930$672$481$151
28 years$1,627$1,196$864$616$434$129
29 years$1,554$1,128$804$565$392$111
30 years$1,486$1,065$749$518$354$95
31 years$1,422$1,007$698$476$320$81
32 years$1,363$953$652$437$289$70
33 years$1,307$902$608$402$262$60
34 years$1,255$855$568$370$237$51
35 years$1,206$811$531$341$215$44
36 years$1,159$770$497$314$195$37
37 years$1,116$731$465$289$176$32
38 years$1,074$695$436$266$160$28
39 years$1,035$661$408$246$145$24
40 years$998$629$383$227$132$20
41 years$963$598$359$209$119$17
42 years$929$570$337$193$108$15
43 years$898$543$316$178$98$13
44 years$867$518$296$164$89$11
45 years$839$494$278$152$81$9
46 years$811$471$261$140$74$8
47 years$785$449$246$130$67$7
48 years$760$429$231$120$61$6
49 years$736$410$217$111$55$5
50 years$713$391$204$102$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $730,000, adding $5,631 every year, while hoping to spend $43,283 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: 37/48/15 Blend
47$730,000$730,000$730,000$730,000
48$810,268$771,578$760,263$836,359
49$846,863$763,333$739,679$847,375
50$885,740$753,233$716,955$854,714
51$927,085$741,141$691,973$861,710
52$971,105$726,914$664,611$868,356
53$1,018,022$710,397$634,740$874,644
54$1,068,082$691,429$602,226$880,573
55$1,121,555$669,838$566,929$886,145
56$1,178,735$645,441$528,703$891,364
57$1,239,944$618,046$487,393$896,244
58$1,305,538$587,449$442,840$900,799
59$1,375,905$553,436$394,876$905,056
60$1,451,470$515,778$343,328$909,045
61$1,532,703$474,234$288,013$912,809
62$1,620,117$428,550$228,740$916,399
63$1,714,277$378,456$165,310$919,879
64$1,815,801$323,668$97,515$923,326
65$1,925,370$263,886$25,140$926,834
66$2,043,733$198,792$0$930,511
67$2,171,712$128,050$0$942,827
68$2,310,208$51,307$0$960,431
69$2,460,217$0$0$979,512
70$2,622,828$0$0$1,017,118
71$2,799,244$0$0$1,087,401
72$2,990,784$0$0$1,163,800
73$3,198,901$0$0$1,246,904
74$3,425,192$0$0$1,337,364
75$3,671,415$0$0$1,435,893
76$3,939,503$0$0$1,543,279
77$4,231,585$0$0$1,660,388
78$4,550,003$0$0$1,788,172
79$4,897,332$0$0$1,927,680
80$5,276,412$0$0$2,080,067
81$5,690,363$0$0$2,246,605
82$6,142,623$0$0$2,428,691
83$6,636,978$0$0$2,627,868
84$7,177,592$0$0$2,845,832
85$7,769,053$0$0$3,084,451
86$8,416,414$0$0$3,345,781
87$9,125,234$0$0$3,632,089
88$9,901,641$0$0$3,945,869
89$10,752,378$0$0$4,289,869
90$11,684,875$0$0$4,667,115
91$12,707,313$0$0$5,080,939
92$13,828,702$0$0$5,535,014
93$15,058,969$0$0$6,033,382
94$16,409,044$0$0$6,580,499
95$17,890,970$0$0$7,181,271
96$19,518,011$0$0$7,841,102
97$21,304,778$0$0$8,565,948
98$23,267,368$0$0$9,362,367
99$25,423,510$0$0$10,237,585
100$27,792,740$0$0$11,199,564