Can I retire at age 30 with 1,080,000?

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 $1,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$89,185$88,391$87,616$86,859$86,121$83,835
2 years$44,151$43,329$42,532$41,759$41,010$38,723
3 years$29,142$28,316$27,521$26,756$26,018$23,802
4 years$21,638$20,815$20,028$19,276$18,557$16,427
5 years$17,138$16,319$15,543$14,806$14,106$12,070
6 years$14,138$13,326$12,561$11,840$11,162$9,221
7 years$11,997$11,191$10,438$9,735$9,078$7,232
8 years$10,391$9,593$8,852$8,166$7,531$5,780
9 years$9,143$8,352$7,625$6,956$6,342$4,684
10 years$8,145$7,362$6,647$5,996$5,404$3,837
11 years$7,329$6,554$5,852$5,218$4,647$3,169
12 years$6,650$5,883$5,194$4,577$4,027$2,635
13 years$6,075$5,316$4,640$4,041$3,512$2,202
14 years$5,583$4,832$4,169$3,587$3,078$1,848
15 years$5,157$4,414$3,764$3,199$2,711$1,557
16 years$4,785$4,050$3,413$2,864$2,396$1,316
17 years$4,457$3,730$3,106$2,574$2,124$1,114
18 years$4,165$3,447$2,835$2,319$1,889$946
19 years$3,905$3,194$2,595$2,096$1,683$804
20 years$3,671$2,968$2,382$1,898$1,504$684
21 years$3,459$2,765$2,191$1,723$1,346$583
22 years$3,267$2,581$2,019$1,566$1,206$498
23 years$3,092$2,414$1,864$1,426$1,083$425
24 years$2,932$2,262$1,724$1,301$973$363
25 years$2,784$2,122$1,597$1,188$876$311
26 years$2,649$1,995$1,481$1,086$789$266
27 years$2,523$1,877$1,375$994$711$228
28 years$2,407$1,769$1,279$911$642$195
29 years$2,299$1,669$1,190$835$579$167
30 years$2,198$1,576$1,108$767$524$143
31 years$2,104$1,490$1,033$704$473$123
32 years$2,017$1,410$964$647$428$105
33 years$1,934$1,335$900$595$387$90
34 years$1,857$1,265$841$548$351$77
35 years$1,784$1,200$786$504$318$66
36 years$1,715$1,139$736$464$288$57
37 years$1,651$1,082$688$428$261$49
38 years$1,589$1,028$645$394$237$42
39 years$1,531$978$604$364$215$36
40 years$1,477$930$566$335$195$31
41 years$1,424$885$531$309$177$26
42 years$1,375$843$498$285$160$23
43 years$1,328$803$467$264$145$19
44 years$1,283$766$439$243$132$17
45 years$1,241$730$412$225$120$14
46 years$1,200$697$387$208$109$12
47 years$1,161$665$363$192$99$11
48 years$1,124$635$341$177$90$9
49 years$1,088$606$321$164$81$8
50 years$1,054$579$302$151$74$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $1,080,000, adding $5,070 every year, while hoping to spend $50,298 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: 43/39/18 Blend
29$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000
30$1,195,390$1,138,150$1,121,410$1,240,331
31$1,263,803$1,140,402$1,105,460$1,274,757
32$1,337,508$1,141,080$1,087,291$1,306,696
33$1,416,993$1,140,051$1,066,774$1,340,243
34$1,502,791$1,137,179$1,043,776$1,375,570
35$1,595,491$1,132,315$1,018,157$1,412,869
36$1,695,737$1,125,305$989,772$1,452,355
37$1,804,240$1,115,983$958,467$1,494,268
38$1,921,780$1,104,174$924,083$1,538,878
39$2,049,214$1,089,691$886,452$1,586,483
40$2,187,486$1,072,338$845,401$1,637,418
41$2,337,634$1,051,906$800,745$1,692,055
42$2,500,797$1,028,175$752,295$1,750,808
43$2,678,233$1,000,909$699,851$1,814,140
44$2,871,320$969,862$643,204$1,882,566
45$3,081,580$934,770$582,137$1,956,657
46$3,310,684$895,356$516,421$2,037,050
47$3,560,472$851,327$445,819$2,124,453
48$3,832,970$802,372$370,084$2,219,652
49$4,130,406$748,161$288,955$2,323,522
50$4,455,234$688,349$202,162$2,437,033
51$4,810,157$622,566$109,423$2,561,261
52$5,198,147$550,425$10,442$2,697,403
53$5,622,478$471,517$0$2,846,786
54$6,086,756$385,406$0$3,029,162
55$6,594,950$291,636$0$3,231,210
56$7,151,431$189,723$0$3,452,795
57$7,761,013$79,155$0$3,695,989
58$8,428,996$0$0$3,963,082
59$9,161,219$0$0$4,274,034
60$9,964,112$0$0$4,652,379
61$10,844,756$0$0$5,067,501
62$11,810,951$0$0$5,523,093
63$12,871,288$0$0$6,023,225
64$14,035,233$0$0$6,572,379
65$15,313,208$0$0$7,175,492
66$16,716,698$0$0$7,838,004
67$18,258,352$0$0$8,565,906
68$19,952,107$0$0$9,365,800
69$21,813,314$0$0$10,244,957
70$23,858,885$0$0$11,211,389
71$26,107,455$0$0$12,273,923
72$28,579,549$0$0$13,442,283
73$31,297,786$0$0$14,727,183
74$34,287,080$0$0$16,140,428
75$37,574,886$0$0$17,695,021
76$41,191,449$0$0$19,405,294
77$45,170,096$0$0$21,287,035
78$49,547,543$0$0$23,357,638
79$54,364,248$0$0$25,636,272
80$59,664,788$0$0$28,144,055
81$65,498,276$0$0$30,904,258
82$71,918,833$0$0$33,942,521
83$78,986,088$0$0$37,287,097
84$86,765,746$0$0$40,969,117
85$95,330,207$0$0$45,022,882
86$104,759,244$0$0$49,486,192
87$115,140,763$0$0$54,400,695
88$126,571,622$0$0$59,812,285
89$139,158,554$0$0$65,771,532
90$153,019,166$0$0$72,334,163
91$168,283,054$0$0$79,561,581
92$185,093,020$0$0$87,521,449
93$203,606,424$0$0$96,288,328
94$223,996,663$0$0$105,944,379
95$246,454,811$0$0$116,580,139
96$271,191,421$0$0$128,295,374
97$298,438,509$0$0$141,200,020
98$328,451,745$0$0$155,415,223
99$361,512,865$0$0$171,074,481
100$397,932,329$0$0$188,324,900