Can I retire at age 49 with 925,000?

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 $925,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$76,386$75,705$75,041$74,393$73,761$71,115
2 years$37,815$37,110$36,428$35,766$35,124$32,488
3 years$24,959$24,252$23,571$22,916$22,284$19,739
4 years$18,533$17,828$17,154$16,509$15,893$13,460
5 years$14,678$13,977$13,312$12,681$12,082$9,766
6 years$12,109$11,413$10,758$10,141$9,560$7,363
7 years$10,275$9,585$8,940$8,337$7,775$5,696
8 years$8,900$8,216$7,582$6,994$6,450$4,489
9 years$7,831$7,154$6,530$5,957$5,432$3,585
10 years$6,976$6,306$5,693$5,135$4,628$2,892
11 years$6,277$5,613$5,012$4,469$3,980$2,352
12 years$5,695$5,038$4,448$3,920$3,449$1,925
13 years$5,203$4,553$3,974$3,461$3,008$1,583
14 years$4,782$4,139$3,571$3,072$2,637$1,307
15 years$4,417$3,781$3,224$2,740$2,322$1,082
16 years$4,098$3,469$2,923$2,453$2,052$899
17 years$3,817$3,195$2,660$2,204$1,819$748
18 years$3,567$2,952$2,428$1,986$1,618$624
19 years$3,344$2,736$2,223$1,795$1,442$521
20 years$3,144$2,542$2,040$1,626$1,288$435
21 years$2,963$2,368$1,876$1,475$1,152$364
22 years$2,798$2,211$1,729$1,341$1,033$305
23 years$2,648$2,067$1,597$1,222$927$256
24 years$2,511$1,937$1,477$1,114$833$214
25 years$2,385$1,818$1,368$1,018$750$180
26 years$2,269$1,708$1,269$930$676$151
27 years$2,161$1,608$1,178$852$609$127
28 years$2,062$1,515$1,095$780$550$106
29 years$1,969$1,429$1,019$716$496$89
30 years$1,883$1,350$949$657$448$75
31 years$1,802$1,276$885$603$405$63
32 years$1,727$1,207$826$554$367$53
33 years$1,657$1,143$771$510$332$45
34 years$1,590$1,084$720$469$300$37
35 years$1,528$1,028$673$432$272$31
36 years$1,469$976$630$398$247$26
37 years$1,414$927$590$366$223$22
38 years$1,361$881$552$338$203$19
39 years$1,312$837$517$311$184$16
40 years$1,265$797$485$287$167$13
41 years$1,220$758$455$265$151$11
42 years$1,178$722$426$245$137$9
43 years$1,137$688$400$226$125$8
44 years$1,099$656$376$208$113$7
45 years$1,062$626$353$192$103$6
46 years$1,028$597$331$178$93$5
47 years$994$569$311$164$85$4
48 years$963$544$292$152$77$3
49 years$932$519$275$140$70$3
50 years$903$496$258$130$63$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $925,000, adding $5,131 every year, while hoping to spend $41,714 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: 38/32/30 Blend
48$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
49$1,024,643$975,618$961,280$1,054,278
50$1,084,773$979,040$949,100$1,080,034
51$1,149,638$981,231$935,113$1,103,686
52$1,219,678$982,088$919,216$1,128,468
53$1,295,374$981,499$901,298$1,154,509
54$1,377,256$979,347$881,246$1,181,958
55$1,465,908$975,507$858,940$1,210,979
56$1,561,970$969,846$834,254$1,241,756
57$1,666,146$962,223$807,056$1,274,499
58$1,779,211$952,490$777,211$1,309,437
59$1,902,017$940,489$744,574$1,346,831
60$2,035,501$926,051$708,995$1,386,970
61$2,180,694$908,999$670,318$1,430,178
62$2,338,729$889,145$628,379$1,476,816
63$2,510,857$866,290$583,006$1,527,287
64$2,698,448$840,222$534,021$1,582,040
65$2,903,016$810,719$481,237$1,641,575
66$3,126,224$777,544$424,458$1,706,448
67$3,369,902$740,448$363,481$1,777,280
68$3,636,067$699,165$298,093$1,854,761
69$3,926,938$653,415$228,070$1,939,656
70$4,244,956$602,904$153,182$2,032,817
71$4,592,814$547,318$73,185$2,135,191
72$4,973,471$486,326$0$2,247,829
73$5,390,189$419,581$0$2,375,798
74$5,846,559$346,711$0$2,541,747
75$6,346,536$267,328$0$2,723,747
76$6,894,475$181,019$0$2,923,484
77$7,495,172$87,350$0$3,142,820
78$8,153,911$0$0$3,383,813
79$8,876,509$0$0$3,653,713
80$9,669,375$0$0$3,983,736
81$10,539,569$0$0$4,346,078
82$11,494,866$0$0$4,743,993
83$12,543,832$0$0$5,181,066
84$13,695,901$0$0$5,661,245
85$14,961,469$0$0$6,188,881
86$16,351,984$0$0$6,768,767
87$17,880,063$0$0$7,406,184
88$19,559,600$0$0$8,106,947
89$21,405,908$0$0$8,877,466
90$23,435,853$0$0$9,724,802
91$25,668,018$0$0$10,656,733
92$28,122,877$0$0$11,681,832
93$30,822,989$0$0$12,809,542
94$33,793,208$0$0$14,050,267
95$37,060,916$0$0$15,415,471
96$40,656,285$0$0$16,917,787
97$44,612,560$0$0$18,571,133
98$48,966,369$0$0$20,390,843
99$53,758,071$0$0$22,393,815
100$59,032,136$0$0$24,598,668