Can I retire at age 30 with 666,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $666,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$54,998$54,508$54,030$53,563$53,108$51,719
2 years$27,227$26,719$26,228$25,752$25,289$23,900
3 years$17,971$17,461$16,971$16,499$16,045$14,698
4 years$13,344$12,836$12,351$11,887$11,443$10,149
5 years$10,568$10,064$9,585$9,130$8,699$7,461
6 years$8,719$8,218$7,746$7,302$6,883$5,703
7 years$7,398$6,901$6,437$6,003$5,598$4,476
8 years$6,408$5,916$5,459$5,036$4,644$3,579
9 years$5,638$5,151$4,702$4,289$3,911$2,902
10 years$5,023$4,540$4,099$3,697$3,332$2,379
11 years$4,520$4,042$3,609$3,218$2,866$1,966
12 years$4,101$3,628$3,203$2,823$2,483$1,635
13 years$3,746$3,278$2,861$2,492$2,166$1,368
14 years$3,443$2,980$2,571$2,212$1,898$1,149
15 years$3,180$2,722$2,321$1,973$1,672$969
16 years$2,951$2,498$2,105$1,766$1,477$819
17 years$2,748$2,300$1,915$1,587$1,310$694
18 years$2,569$2,125$1,748$1,430$1,165$590
19 years$2,408$1,970$1,600$1,292$1,038$502
20 years$2,264$1,830$1,469$1,170$927$427
21 years$2,133$1,705$1,351$1,062$830$365
22 years$2,015$1,592$1,245$966$744$311
23 years$1,907$1,489$1,150$880$668$266
24 years$1,808$1,395$1,063$802$600$228
25 years$1,717$1,309$985$733$540$195
26 years$1,633$1,230$913$670$486$167
27 years$1,556$1,158$848$613$439$143
28 years$1,484$1,091$788$562$396$122
29 years$1,418$1,029$734$515$357$105
30 years$1,356$972$683$473$323$90
31 years$1,298$919$637$434$292$77
32 years$1,244$869$594$399$264$66
33 years$1,193$823$555$367$239$57
34 years$1,145$780$519$338$216$49
35 years$1,100$740$485$311$196$42
36 years$1,058$702$454$286$178$36
37 years$1,018$667$425$264$161$31
38 years$980$634$398$243$146$27
39 years$944$603$372$224$132$23
40 years$911$574$349$207$120$20
41 years$878$546$327$191$109$17
42 years$848$520$307$176$99$14
43 years$819$495$288$163$90$12
44 years$791$472$270$150$81$11
45 years$765$450$254$139$74$9
46 years$740$430$239$128$67$8
47 years$716$410$224$118$61$7
48 years$693$391$211$109$55$6
49 years$671$374$198$101$50$5
50 years$650$357$186$93$46$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $666,000, adding $3,621 every year, while hoping to spend $52,343 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: 26/46/28 Blend
29$666,000$666,000$666,000$666,000
30$737,667$702,369$692,046$750,324
31$757,217$681,093$659,537$739,724
32$777,006$657,019$624,185$723,650
33$797,004$629,957$585,838$705,330
34$817,175$599,702$544,341$684,611
35$837,479$566,039$499,528$661,329
36$857,867$528,740$451,228$635,311
37$878,287$487,565$399,261$606,375
38$898,676$442,260$343,440$574,325
39$918,965$392,555$283,570$538,956
40$939,075$338,166$219,445$500,048
41$958,918$278,793$150,853$457,370
42$978,392$214,118$77,571$410,675
43$997,385$143,807$0$359,702
44$1,015,770$67,505$0$304,364
45$1,033,404$0$0$268,920
46$1,050,129$0$0$237,610
47$1,065,767$0$0$240,098
48$1,080,118$0$0$242,154
49$1,092,961$0$0$243,713
50$1,104,048$0$0$244,702
51$1,113,103$0$0$245,040
52$1,119,820$0$0$244,637
53$1,123,858$0$0$243,393
54$1,124,836$0$0$241,197
55$1,122,334$0$0$237,926
56$1,115,884$0$0$233,443
57$1,104,966$0$0$227,597
58$1,089,006$0$0$220,221
59$1,067,365$0$0$211,129
60$1,039,336$0$0$200,115
61$1,004,135$0$0$186,952
62$960,896$0$0$171,390
63$908,658$0$0$153,149
64$846,359$0$0$131,922
65$772,823$0$0$107,370
66$686,752$0$0$79,115
67$586,706$0$0$46,744
68$471,098$0$0$9,797
69$338,171$0$0$0
70$185,985$0$0$0
71$12,395$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