Can I retire at age 30 with 604,000?

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 $604,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$49,878$49,433$49,000$48,577$48,164$47,308
2 years$24,692$24,232$23,786$23,354$22,935$22,075
3 years$16,298$15,836$15,391$14,963$14,551$13,715
4 years$12,102$11,641$11,201$10,780$10,378$9,571
5 years$9,584$9,127$8,692$8,280$7,889$7,114
6 years$7,907$7,453$7,025$6,622$6,242$5,501
7 years$6,709$6,259$5,838$5,444$5,077$4,368
8 years$5,811$5,365$4,951$4,567$4,212$3,536
9 years$5,113$4,671$4,264$3,890$3,547$2,904
10 years$4,555$4,117$3,718$3,353$3,022$2,411
11 years$4,099$3,665$3,273$2,918$2,599$2,019
12 years$3,719$3,290$2,905$2,560$2,252$1,703
13 years$3,398$2,973$2,595$2,260$1,964$1,444
14 years$3,122$2,702$2,332$2,006$1,722$1,231
15 years$2,884$2,469$2,105$1,789$1,516$1,053
16 years$2,676$2,265$1,909$1,602$1,340$904
17 years$2,492$2,086$1,737$1,439$1,188$778
18 years$2,329$1,928$1,585$1,297$1,056$671
19 years$2,184$1,786$1,451$1,172$941$580
20 years$2,053$1,660$1,332$1,062$841$502
21 years$1,934$1,546$1,225$963$753$435
22 years$1,827$1,443$1,129$876$675$377
23 years$1,729$1,350$1,043$798$606$328
24 years$1,640$1,265$964$728$544$285
25 years$1,557$1,187$893$664$490$248
26 years$1,481$1,116$828$608$441$216
27 years$1,411$1,050$769$556$398$188
28 years$1,346$989$715$510$359$164
29 years$1,286$933$665$467$324$143
30 years$1,229$881$620$429$293$125
31 years$1,177$833$578$394$265$109
32 years$1,128$788$539$362$239$95
33 years$1,082$747$503$333$217$83
34 years$1,038$708$470$306$196$73
35 years$998$671$440$282$178$63
36 years$959$637$411$260$161$55
37 years$923$605$385$239$146$48
38 years$889$575$361$220$132$42
39 years$856$547$338$203$120$37
40 years$826$520$317$188$109$32
41 years$797$495$297$173$99$28
42 years$769$472$278$160$90$25
43 years$743$449$261$147$81$22
44 years$718$428$245$136$74$19
45 years$694$408$230$126$67$17
46 years$671$390$216$116$61$14
47 years$649$372$203$107$55$13
48 years$629$355$191$99$50$11
49 years$609$339$180$92$46$10
50 years$590$324$169$85$41$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $604,000, adding $6,465 every year, while hoping to spend $50,552 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: 37/34/29 Blend
29$604,000$604,000$604,000$604,000
30$672,277$640,265$630,903$691,134
31$687,062$617,851$598,251$683,259
32$701,661$592,644$562,811$669,708
33$716,002$564,455$524,436$654,112
34$730,002$533,082$482,973$636,319
35$743,571$498,311$438,262$616,169
36$756,606$459,920$390,135$593,490
37$768,993$417,668$338,416$568,097
38$780,601$371,305$282,925$539,794
39$791,289$320,566$223,469$508,370
40$800,896$265,168$159,851$473,601
41$809,242$204,817$91,861$435,245
42$816,130$139,198$19,283$393,045
43$821,337$67,980$0$346,725
44$824,617$0$0$313,988
45$825,696$0$0$287,492
46$824,269$0$0$285,362
47$819,999$0$0$282,023
48$812,510$0$0$277,321
49$801,387$0$0$271,086
50$786,169$0$0$263,127
51$766,344$0$0$253,235
52$741,346$0$0$241,176
53$710,550$0$0$226,695
54$673,259$0$0$209,505
55$628,708$0$0$189,291
56$576,045$0$0$165,706
57$514,333$0$0$138,365
58$442,530$0$0$106,841
59$359,490$0$0$70,663
60$263,942$0$0$29,313
61$154,483$0$0$0
62$29,563$0$0$0
63$0$0$0$0
64$0$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0