Can I retire at age 49 with 1,340,000?

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 $1,340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$110,656$109,670$108,709$107,770$106,853$105,606
2 years$54,780$53,760$52,771$51,813$50,883$49,627
3 years$36,157$35,133$34,146$33,197$32,282$31,057
4 years$26,848$25,826$24,850$23,916$23,024$21,839
5 years$21,263$20,248$19,285$18,370$17,502$16,361
6 years$17,542$16,534$15,585$14,691$13,849$12,753
7 years$14,885$13,885$12,951$12,078$11,263$10,213
8 years$12,893$11,902$10,983$10,132$9,344$8,339
9 years$11,344$10,363$9,460$8,630$7,869$6,909
10 years$10,106$9,135$8,248$7,439$6,705$5,789
11 years$9,093$8,132$7,261$6,474$5,766$4,894
12 years$8,250$7,299$6,444$5,679$4,997$4,168
13 years$7,538$6,596$5,757$5,014$4,357$3,570
14 years$6,927$5,996$5,173$4,451$3,820$3,073
15 years$6,399$5,477$4,670$3,969$3,363$2,656
16 years$5,937$5,025$4,234$3,554$2,972$2,303
17 years$5,529$4,628$3,853$3,193$2,635$2,003
18 years$5,168$4,276$3,517$2,878$2,343$1,746
19 years$4,845$3,963$3,220$2,600$2,089$1,526
20 years$4,554$3,683$2,955$2,355$1,866$1,335
21 years$4,292$3,430$2,718$2,137$1,670$1,171
22 years$4,053$3,202$2,505$1,943$1,496$1,028
23 years$3,836$2,995$2,313$1,770$1,343$903
24 years$3,637$2,806$2,139$1,614$1,207$795
25 years$3,455$2,633$1,981$1,474$1,086$700
26 years$3,286$2,475$1,838$1,348$979$617
27 years$3,131$2,329$1,706$1,234$882$544
28 years$2,987$2,195$1,586$1,130$796$480
29 years$2,853$2,071$1,476$1,037$719$424
30 years$2,728$1,955$1,375$951$650$375
31 years$2,611$1,849$1,282$874$587$331
32 years$2,502$1,749$1,196$803$531$293
33 years$2,400$1,656$1,117$738$481$259
34 years$2,304$1,570$1,043$679$435$229
35 years$2,213$1,489$976$625$394$203
36 years$2,128$1,413$913$576$357$179
37 years$2,048$1,342$854$531$324$159
38 years$1,972$1,276$800$489$294$140
39 years$1,900$1,213$749$451$266$124
40 years$1,832$1,154$702$416$241$110
41 years$1,767$1,099$659$384$219$98
42 years$1,706$1,046$618$354$199$86
43 years$1,648$997$580$327$180$77
44 years$1,592$950$544$302$164$68
45 years$1,539$906$511$279$149$60
46 years$1,489$864$480$258$135$53
47 years$1,441$825$451$238$123$47
48 years$1,394$788$424$220$111$42
49 years$1,350$752$398$203$101$37
50 years$1,308$718$374$188$92$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,340,000, adding $2,061 every year, while hoping to spend $59,760 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: 35/44/21 Blend
48$1,340,000$1,340,000$1,340,000$1,340,000
49$1,478,806$1,407,786$1,387,016$1,521,047
50$1,566,060$1,413,183$1,369,897$1,557,702
51$1,660,211$1,416,842$1,350,201$1,591,559
52$1,761,899$1,418,614$1,327,780$1,626,865
53$1,871,829$1,418,342$1,302,476$1,663,784
54$1,990,773$1,415,859$1,274,127$1,702,503
55$2,119,582$1,410,986$1,242,560$1,743,231
56$2,259,191$1,403,536$1,207,598$1,786,201
57$2,410,627$1,393,308$1,169,051$1,831,678
58$2,575,022$1,380,090$1,126,724$1,879,958
59$2,753,617$1,363,658$1,080,413$1,931,372
60$2,947,782$1,343,773$1,029,902$1,986,291
61$3,159,020$1,320,182$974,968$2,045,130
62$3,388,987$1,292,618$915,377$2,108,353
63$3,639,505$1,260,797$850,883$2,176,480
64$3,912,578$1,224,420$781,232$2,250,090
65$4,210,413$1,183,168$706,155$2,329,829
66$4,535,437$1,136,706$625,373$2,416,419
67$4,890,324$1,084,677$538,596$2,510,662
68$5,278,017$1,026,706$445,518$2,613,455
69$5,701,753$962,393$345,822$2,725,793
70$6,165,100$891,319$239,175$2,848,788
71$6,671,985$813,038$125,232$2,983,671
72$7,226,730$727,079$3,629$3,131,816
73$7,834,096$632,946$0$3,294,748
74$8,499,326$530,112$0$3,502,425
75$9,228,194$418,024$0$3,731,170
76$10,027,057$296,094$0$3,982,349
77$10,902,917$163,704$0$4,258,377
78$11,863,489$20,200$0$4,561,927
79$12,917,266$0$0$4,895,955
80$14,073,604$0$0$5,329,150
81$15,342,811$0$0$5,815,563
82$16,736,238$0$0$6,349,790
83$18,266,391$0$0$6,936,651
84$19,947,046$0$0$7,581,455
85$21,793,378$0$0$8,290,054
86$23,822,106$0$0$9,068,891
87$26,051,647$0$0$9,925,068
88$28,502,292$0$0$10,866,405
89$31,196,393$0$0$11,901,522
90$34,158,580$0$0$13,039,913
91$37,415,984$0$0$14,292,039
92$40,998,500$0$0$15,669,428
93$44,939,064$0$0$17,184,777
94$49,273,966$0$0$18,852,080
95$54,043,187$0$0$20,686,752
96$59,290,783$0$0$22,705,782
97$65,065,291$0$0$24,927,886
98$71,420,196$0$0$27,373,687
99$78,414,425$0$0$30,065,909
100$86,112,911$0$0$33,029,591