Can I retire at age 49 with 1,450,000?

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 $1,450,000?

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$119,740$118,673$117,632$116,617$115,625$114,275
2 years$59,277$58,173$57,103$56,066$55,060$53,701
3 years$39,125$38,017$36,950$35,922$34,932$33,606
4 years$29,052$27,946$26,890$25,880$24,914$23,632
5 years$23,009$21,910$20,868$19,878$18,939$17,704
6 years$18,982$17,891$16,864$15,897$14,986$13,800
7 years$16,106$15,025$14,014$13,070$12,188$11,051
8 years$13,951$12,879$11,885$10,964$10,111$9,023
9 years$12,275$11,214$10,237$9,339$8,515$7,476
10 years$10,935$9,884$8,925$8,050$7,255$6,264
11 years$9,840$8,799$7,857$7,006$6,239$5,296
12 years$8,928$7,898$6,973$6,145$5,407$4,510
13 years$8,156$7,137$6,230$5,425$4,715$3,863
14 years$7,496$6,488$5,598$4,816$4,133$3,325
15 years$6,924$5,927$5,054$4,295$3,639$2,874
16 years$6,424$5,438$4,582$3,846$3,216$2,492
17 years$5,983$5,008$4,169$3,455$2,852$2,167
18 years$5,592$4,627$3,806$3,114$2,536$1,890
19 years$5,242$4,289$3,484$2,814$2,260$1,651
20 years$4,928$3,985$3,198$2,548$2,019$1,445
21 years$4,644$3,712$2,941$2,313$1,807$1,267
22 years$4,386$3,465$2,711$2,103$1,619$1,112
23 years$4,151$3,241$2,503$1,915$1,454$978
24 years$3,936$3,036$2,315$1,747$1,307$860
25 years$3,738$2,850$2,144$1,595$1,176$757
26 years$3,556$2,678$1,989$1,459$1,059$668
27 years$3,388$2,520$1,846$1,335$955$589
28 years$3,232$2,375$1,717$1,223$862$520
29 years$3,087$2,241$1,597$1,122$778$459
30 years$2,952$2,116$1,488$1,029$703$405
31 years$2,825$2,000$1,387$945$635$358
32 years$2,707$1,893$1,294$869$575$317
33 years$2,597$1,792$1,208$799$520$280
34 years$2,493$1,699$1,129$735$471$248
35 years$2,395$1,611$1,056$677$427$219
36 years$2,303$1,529$988$623$387$194
37 years$2,216$1,453$924$574$350$172
38 years$2,134$1,380$866$529$318$152
39 years$2,056$1,313$811$488$288$135
40 years$1,982$1,249$760$450$261$119
41 years$1,912$1,189$713$415$237$106
42 years$1,846$1,132$669$383$215$94
43 years$1,783$1,079$627$354$195$83
44 years$1,723$1,028$589$327$177$73
45 years$1,666$981$553$302$161$65
46 years$1,611$935$519$279$146$58
47 years$1,559$893$488$257$133$51
48 years$1,509$852$458$238$120$45
49 years$1,461$814$431$220$109$40
50 years$1,416$777$405$203$99$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,450,000, adding $3,731 every year, while hoping to spend $27,140 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: 58/24/18 Blend
48$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
49$1,601,749$1,524,899$1,502,424$1,686,882
50$1,736,250$1,570,742$1,523,878$1,790,901
51$1,883,561$1,617,922$1,545,142$1,900,960
52$2,044,960$1,666,475$1,566,179$2,020,329
53$2,221,853$1,716,440$1,586,954$2,149,910
54$2,415,792$1,767,855$1,607,426$2,290,697
55$2,628,482$1,820,759$1,627,554$2,443,783
56$2,861,804$1,875,194$1,647,294$2,610,372
57$3,117,830$1,931,200$1,666,600$2,791,790
58$3,398,840$1,988,820$1,685,423$2,989,495
59$3,707,347$2,048,098$1,703,710$3,205,096
60$4,046,120$2,109,078$1,721,408$3,440,363
61$4,418,207$2,171,806$1,738,458$3,697,246
62$4,826,967$2,236,327$1,754,799$3,977,892
63$5,276,102$2,302,691$1,770,369$4,284,666
64$5,769,686$2,370,945$1,785,098$4,620,174
65$6,312,213$2,441,140$1,798,917$4,987,286
66$6,908,628$2,513,325$1,811,751$5,389,163
67$7,564,384$2,587,554$1,823,520$5,829,288
68$8,285,485$2,663,878$1,834,142$6,311,498
69$9,078,550$2,742,353$1,843,531$6,840,018
70$9,950,867$2,823,034$1,851,595$7,419,507
71$10,910,469$2,905,976$1,858,237$8,055,094
72$11,966,206$2,991,238$1,863,357$8,752,431
73$13,127,828$3,078,878$1,866,849$9,517,745
74$14,406,080$3,168,956$1,868,601$10,357,900
75$15,812,798$3,261,533$1,868,498$11,280,453
76$17,361,027$3,356,672$1,866,415$12,293,736
77$19,065,137$3,454,435$1,862,226$13,406,925
78$20,940,966$3,554,886$1,855,795$14,630,135
79$23,005,961$3,658,092$1,846,981$15,974,507
80$25,279,350$3,764,120$1,835,636$17,452,322
81$27,782,318$3,873,036$1,821,604$19,077,106
82$30,538,209$3,984,910$1,804,723$20,863,770
83$33,572,748$4,099,812$1,784,822$22,828,740
84$36,914,278$4,217,813$1,761,724$24,990,119
85$40,594,034$4,338,984$1,735,241$27,367,851
86$44,646,431$4,463,400$1,705,177$29,983,919
87$49,109,394$4,591,134$1,671,328$32,862,542
88$54,024,715$4,722,262$1,633,479$36,030,410
89$59,438,441$4,856,859$1,591,407$39,516,935
90$65,401,319$4,995,002$1,544,876$43,354,525
91$71,969,266$5,136,769$1,493,641$47,578,896
92$79,203,899$5,282,238$1,437,446$52,229,403
93$87,173,118$5,431,490$1,376,022$57,349,416
94$95,951,746$5,584,602$1,309,088$62,986,725
95$105,622,234$5,741,657$1,236,352$69,193,997
96$116,275,438$5,902,735$1,157,507$76,029,267
97$128,011,481$6,067,918$1,072,232$83,556,490
98$140,940,693$6,237,287$980,192$91,846,144
99$155,184,654$6,410,924$881,039$100,975,894
100$170,877,341$6,588,911$774,406$111,031,325