Can I retire at age 49 with 1,820,000?

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 $1,820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$150,294$148,955$147,649$146,374$145,129$144,215
2 years$74,403$73,017$71,674$70,372$69,109$68,187
3 years$49,109$47,718$46,378$45,088$43,846$42,944
4 years$36,465$35,077$33,751$32,483$31,271$30,397
5 years$28,880$27,501$26,192$24,950$23,772$22,928
6 years$23,825$22,457$21,167$19,953$18,810$17,997
7 years$20,216$18,859$17,590$16,405$15,297$14,516
8 years$17,511$16,166$14,918$13,761$12,691$11,941
9 years$15,407$14,075$12,849$11,722$10,687$9,969
10 years$13,726$12,407$11,202$10,104$9,106$8,419
11 years$12,351$11,045$9,862$8,794$7,832$7,175
12 years$11,206$9,913$8,752$7,713$6,787$6,160
13 years$10,238$8,959$7,820$6,810$5,918$5,321
14 years$9,409$8,143$7,026$6,045$5,188$4,619
15 years$8,691$7,439$6,343$5,391$4,568$4,027
16 years$8,063$6,825$5,751$4,827$4,037$3,524
17 years$7,510$6,286$5,233$4,337$3,579$3,092
18 years$7,019$5,808$4,777$3,908$3,183$2,721
19 years$6,580$5,383$4,373$3,532$2,837$2,400
20 years$6,186$5,002$4,014$3,199$2,534$2,121
21 years$5,829$4,659$3,692$2,903$2,268$1,877
22 years$5,505$4,349$3,403$2,639$2,033$1,664
23 years$5,210$4,068$3,142$2,404$1,825$1,477
24 years$4,940$3,811$2,906$2,192$1,640$1,313
25 years$4,692$3,577$2,691$2,002$1,476$1,168
26 years$4,464$3,362$2,496$1,831$1,329$1,040
27 years$4,252$3,164$2,318$1,676$1,198$927
28 years$4,056$2,981$2,155$1,535$1,081$826
29 years$3,874$2,812$2,005$1,408$976$737
30 years$3,705$2,656$1,868$1,292$882$658
31 years$3,546$2,511$1,741$1,187$798$588
32 years$3,398$2,376$1,624$1,091$722$525
33 years$3,259$2,250$1,517$1,003$653$470
34 years$3,129$2,132$1,417$923$591$420
35 years$3,006$2,022$1,325$849$535$376
36 years$2,891$1,920$1,239$782$485$336
37 years$2,781$1,823$1,160$721$440$301
38 years$2,678$1,733$1,086$664$399$269
39 years$2,581$1,648$1,018$613$362$241
40 years$2,488$1,568$954$565$328$216
41 years$2,400$1,492$895$521$297$193
42 years$2,317$1,421$839$481$270$173
43 years$2,238$1,354$787$444$245$155
44 years$2,162$1,291$739$410$222$139
45 years$2,091$1,231$694$379$202$125
46 years$2,022$1,174$652$350$183$112
47 years$1,957$1,120$612$323$166$100
48 years$1,894$1,070$575$299$151$90
49 years$1,834$1,021$541$276$137$80
50 years$1,777$976$509$255$125$72

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $1,820,000, adding $6,242 every year, while hoping to spend $56,625 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: 69/5/26 Blend
48$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000
49$2,012,079$1,915,619$1,887,409$2,137,059
50$2,157,062$1,949,235$1,890,388$2,255,303
51$2,314,936$1,982,602$1,891,570$2,377,570
52$2,486,955$2,015,645$1,890,833$2,510,065
53$2,674,502$2,048,288$1,888,053$2,653,801
54$2,879,095$2,080,448$1,883,097$2,809,894
55$3,102,408$2,112,036$1,875,826$2,979,575
56$3,346,282$2,142,955$1,866,095$3,164,200
57$3,612,746$2,173,102$1,853,753$3,365,265
58$3,904,032$2,202,370$1,838,638$3,584,419
59$4,222,596$2,230,639$1,820,586$3,823,479
60$4,571,145$2,257,784$1,799,419$4,084,449
61$4,952,658$2,283,672$1,774,956$4,369,539
62$5,370,416$2,308,158$1,747,004$4,681,185
63$5,828,031$2,331,091$1,715,362$5,022,071
64$6,329,483$2,352,308$1,679,819$5,395,159
65$6,879,154$2,371,634$1,640,156$5,803,712
66$7,481,869$2,388,885$1,596,143$6,251,329
67$8,142,943$2,403,865$1,547,538$6,741,976
68$8,868,232$2,416,363$1,494,089$7,280,027
69$9,664,184$2,426,156$1,435,533$7,870,302
70$10,537,901$2,433,009$1,371,594$8,518,116
71$11,497,209$2,436,668$1,301,984$9,229,330
72$12,550,726$2,436,866$1,226,402$10,010,401
73$13,707,947$2,433,320$1,144,534$10,868,450
74$14,979,332$2,425,727$1,056,050$11,811,326
75$16,376,402$2,413,766$960,606$12,847,683
76$17,911,854$2,397,099$857,845$13,987,058
77$19,599,670$2,375,364$747,390$15,239,966
78$21,455,259$2,348,180$628,850$16,617,998
79$23,495,596$2,315,141$501,817$18,133,930
80$25,739,382$2,275,818$365,863$19,801,845
81$28,207,222$2,229,756$220,543$21,637,269
82$30,921,818$2,176,473$65,390$23,657,312
83$33,908,183$2,115,460$0$25,880,838
84$37,193,875$2,046,175$0$28,356,431
85$40,809,261$1,968,048$0$31,100,381
86$44,787,796$1,880,474$0$34,119,934
87$49,166,346$1,782,812$0$37,443,089
88$53,985,529$1,674,385$0$41,100,693
89$59,290,102$1,554,479$0$45,126,741
90$65,129,380$1,422,335$0$49,558,689
91$71,557,702$1,277,155$0$54,437,814
92$78,634,944$1,118,092$0$59,809,598
93$86,427,083$944,254$0$65,724,160
94$95,006,819$754,696$0$72,236,729
95$104,454,260$548,421$0$79,408,164
96$114,857,676$324,376$0$87,305,529
97$126,314,338$81,448$0$96,002,724
98$138,931,426$0$0$105,581,186
99$152,827,047$0$0$116,140,642
100$168,131,347$0$0$127,775,647