Can I retire at age 30 with 1,840,000?

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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$144,591
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$67,724
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$42,238
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$29,597
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$22,092
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$17,155
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$13,684
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$11,129
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$9,182
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$7,661
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$6,449
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$5,467
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$4,662
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$3,994
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$3,435
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$2,964
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$2,566
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$2,226
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$1,935
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$1,685
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$1,469
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$1,283
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$1,122
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$981
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$860
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$753
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$661
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$580
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$509
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$447
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$393
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$345
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$304
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$267
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$235
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$207
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$182
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$160
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$141
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$124
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$109
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$96
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$85
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$75
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$66
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$58
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$51
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$45
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$39
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $1,840,000, adding $3,550 every year, while hoping to spend $47,317 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: 25/46/29 Blend
29$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
30$2,031,342$1,933,822$1,905,302$2,063,617
31$2,188,194$1,978,234$1,918,785$2,135,421
32$2,359,459$2,023,237$1,931,133$2,208,112
33$2,546,557$2,068,809$1,942,259$2,285,077
34$2,751,052$2,114,927$1,952,071$2,366,708
35$2,974,665$2,161,563$1,960,471$2,453,435
36$3,219,291$2,208,690$1,967,357$2,545,738
37$3,487,017$2,256,274$1,972,622$2,644,142
38$3,780,140$2,304,280$1,976,153$2,749,231
39$4,101,193$2,352,668$1,977,832$2,861,647
40$4,452,959$2,401,394$1,977,534$2,982,099
41$4,838,510$2,450,411$1,975,131$3,111,372
42$5,261,224$2,499,667$1,970,484$3,250,330
43$5,724,825$2,549,106$1,963,451$3,399,929
44$6,233,412$2,598,667$1,953,881$3,561,225
45$6,791,501$2,648,284$1,941,617$3,735,382
46$7,404,068$2,697,883$1,926,495$3,923,686
47$8,076,591$2,747,387$1,908,340$4,127,559
48$8,815,106$2,796,712$1,886,973$4,348,568
49$9,626,263$2,845,767$1,862,203$4,588,444
50$10,517,387$2,894,455$1,833,832$4,849,099
51$11,496,547$2,942,669$1,801,651$5,132,643
52$12,572,632$2,990,297$1,765,444$5,441,405
53$13,755,436$3,037,218$1,724,982$5,777,957
54$15,055,748$3,083,299$1,680,027$6,145,137
55$16,485,456$3,128,402$1,630,329$6,546,077
56$18,057,656$3,172,378$1,575,628$6,984,236
57$19,786,777$3,215,064$1,515,652$7,463,430
58$21,688,716$3,256,290$1,450,114$7,987,870
59$23,780,989$3,295,872$1,378,717$8,562,204
60$26,082,895$3,333,615$1,301,149$9,191,561
61$28,615,697$3,369,308$1,217,084$9,881,601
62$31,402,823$3,402,730$1,126,182$10,638,569
63$34,470,089$3,433,641$1,028,086$11,469,356
64$37,845,937$3,461,789$922,426$12,381,564
65$41,561,709$3,486,903$808,814$13,383,581
66$45,651,937$3,508,695$686,843$14,484,661
67$50,154,673$3,526,859$556,091$15,695,012
68$55,111,845$3,541,070$416,115$17,025,897
69$60,569,652$3,550,982$266,453$18,489,738
70$66,579,001$3,556,225$106,625$20,100,239
71$73,195,989$3,556,410$0$21,872,514
72$80,482,426$3,551,120$0$23,843,021
73$88,506,424$3,539,915$0$26,046,857
74$97,343,036$3,522,328$0$28,471,445
75$107,074,964$3,497,860$0$31,139,329
76$117,793,341$3,465,986$0$34,075,360
77$129,598,590$3,426,148$0$37,306,933
78$142,601,370$3,377,752$0$40,864,248
79$156,923,620$3,320,173$0$44,780,595
80$172,699,713$3,252,745$0$49,092,671
81$190,077,718$3,174,764$0$53,840,929
82$209,220,803$3,085,485$0$59,069,959
83$230,308,770$2,984,119$0$64,828,915
84$253,539,754$2,869,830$0$71,171,977
85$279,132,093$2,741,736$0$78,158,870
86$307,326,385$2,598,900$0$85,855,425
87$338,387,764$2,440,333$0$94,334,208
88$372,608,398$2,264,991$0$103,675,204
89$410,310,246$2,071,768$0$113,966,577
90$451,848,100$1,859,493$0$125,305,507
91$497,612,931$1,626,933$0$137,799,106
92$548,035,579$1,372,782$0$151,565,441
93$603,590,820$1,095,660$0$166,734,643
94$664,801,847$794,111$0$183,450,146
95$732,245,209$466,596$0$201,870,046
96$806,556,252$111,491$0$222,168,593
97$888,435,115$0$0$244,537,845
98$978,653,341$0$0$269,327,634
99$1,078,061,158$0$0$296,705,309
100$1,187,595,506$0$0$326,872,555