Can I retire at age 30 with 609,000?

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 $609,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$50,291$49,843$49,406$48,979$48,563$47,254
2 years$24,896$24,433$23,983$23,548$23,125$21,816
3 years$16,433$15,967$15,519$15,087$14,671$13,403
4 years$12,202$11,737$11,294$10,869$10,464$9,246
5 years$9,664$9,202$8,764$8,349$7,954$6,790
6 years$7,972$7,514$7,083$6,677$6,294$5,185
7 years$6,765$6,311$5,886$5,489$5,119$4,064
8 years$5,859$5,409$4,992$4,605$4,247$3,246
9 years$5,156$4,710$4,299$3,922$3,576$2,629
10 years$4,593$4,151$3,748$3,381$3,047$2,152
11 years$4,133$3,696$3,300$2,942$2,621$1,776
12 years$3,750$3,317$2,929$2,581$2,271$1,476
13 years$3,426$2,998$2,617$2,279$1,980$1,233
14 years$3,148$2,725$2,351$2,023$1,736$1,034
15 years$2,908$2,489$2,123$1,804$1,528$871
16 years$2,698$2,284$1,924$1,615$1,351$735
17 years$2,513$2,103$1,751$1,451$1,198$622
18 years$2,349$1,944$1,599$1,308$1,065$528
19 years$2,202$1,801$1,463$1,182$949$448
20 years$2,070$1,674$1,343$1,070$848$381
21 years$1,951$1,559$1,235$971$759$325
22 years$1,842$1,455$1,139$883$680$277
23 years$1,743$1,361$1,051$804$611$236
24 years$1,653$1,275$972$734$549$202
25 years$1,570$1,197$901$670$494$172
26 years$1,494$1,125$835$613$445$147
27 years$1,423$1,059$776$561$401$126
28 years$1,357$998$721$514$362$108
29 years$1,296$941$671$471$327$92
30 years$1,240$889$625$432$295$79
31 years$1,187$840$583$397$267$68
32 years$1,137$795$544$365$241$58
33 years$1,091$753$508$336$219$50
34 years$1,047$713$474$309$198$43
35 years$1,006$677$443$284$179$36
36 years$967$642$415$262$162$31
37 years$931$610$388$241$147$27
38 years$896$580$364$222$133$23
39 years$864$551$341$205$121$20
40 years$833$525$319$189$110$17
41 years$803$499$299$174$100$14
42 years$775$476$281$161$90$12
43 years$749$453$263$149$82$11
44 years$724$432$247$137$74$9
45 years$700$412$232$127$68$8
46 years$677$393$218$117$61$7
47 years$655$375$205$108$56$6
48 years$634$358$193$100$51$5
49 years$614$342$181$92$46$4
50 years$595$326$170$85$42$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $609,000, adding $6,164 every year, while hoping to spend $21,445 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: 80/13/7 Blend
29$609,000$609,000$609,000$609,000
30$677,476$645,199$635,760$730,669
31$723,761$653,997$634,240$775,198
32$774,049$662,506$631,951$820,592
33$828,725$670,692$628,844$869,752
34$888,212$678,513$624,868$923,045
35$952,979$685,930$619,970$980,871
36$1,023,538$692,895$614,095$1,043,674
37$1,100,455$699,363$607,183$1,111,942
38$1,184,352$705,282$599,174$1,186,211
39$1,275,913$710,598$590,003$1,267,074
40$1,375,892$715,254$579,605$1,355,181
41$1,485,119$719,187$567,907$1,451,252
42$1,604,507$722,333$554,838$1,556,076
43$1,735,061$724,622$540,320$1,670,526
44$1,877,890$725,981$524,273$1,795,562
45$2,034,211$726,331$506,612$1,932,242
46$2,205,367$725,588$487,251$2,081,732
47$2,392,837$723,664$466,096$2,245,316
48$2,598,248$720,465$443,052$2,424,409
49$2,823,394$715,892$418,018$2,620,573
50$3,070,248$709,839$390,890$2,835,525
51$3,340,985$702,193$361,557$3,071,159
52$3,638,002$692,836$329,905$3,329,564
53$3,963,935$681,643$295,814$3,613,039
54$4,321,692$668,478$259,159$3,924,118
55$4,714,473$653,202$219,809$4,265,597
56$5,145,805$635,665$177,629$4,640,552
57$5,619,572$615,707$132,474$5,052,378
58$6,140,053$593,162$84,197$5,504,812
59$6,711,963$567,851$32,642$6,001,977
60$7,340,495$539,588$0$6,548,412
61$8,031,370$508,173$0$7,150,795
62$8,790,893$473,396$0$7,815,680
63$9,626,006$435,035$0$8,546,719
64$10,544,363$392,855$0$9,350,625
65$11,554,391$346,608$0$10,234,795
66$12,665,379$296,032$0$11,207,382
67$13,887,560$240,850$0$12,277,370
68$15,232,208$180,769$0$13,454,658
69$16,711,746$115,479$0$14,750,156
70$18,339,861$44,655$0$16,175,886
71$20,131,635$0$0$17,745,097
72$22,103,685$0$0$19,476,973
73$24,274,320$0$0$21,390,302
74$26,663,716$0$0$23,496,480
75$29,294,102$0$0$25,815,106
76$32,189,975$0$0$28,367,775
77$35,378,325$0$0$31,178,280
78$38,888,894$0$0$34,272,843
79$42,754,452$0$0$37,680,354
80$47,011,113$0$0$41,432,649
81$51,698,668$0$0$45,564,808
82$56,860,965$0$0$50,115,488
83$62,546,320$0$0$55,127,284
84$68,807,977$0$0$60,647,133
85$75,704,603$0$0$66,726,758
86$83,300,848$0$0$73,423,154
87$91,667,954$0$0$80,799,125
88$100,884,422$0$0$88,923,881
89$111,036,760$0$0$97,873,683
90$122,220,293$0$0$107,732,572
91$134,540,067$0$0$118,593,154
92$148,111,837$0$0$130,557,479
93$163,063,161$0$0$143,738,002
94$179,534,603$0$0$158,258,643
95$197,681,061$0$0$174,255,960
96$217,673,226$0$0$191,880,434
97$239,699,196$0$0$211,297,890
98$263,966,249$0$0$232,691,065
99$290,702,801$0$0$256,261,329
100$320,160,558$0$0$282,230,587