Can I retire at age 30 with 6,800,000?

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 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 $6,800,000?

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$561,538$556,536$551,656$546,893$542,242$528,062
2 years$277,989$272,812$267,794$262,929$258,210$244,021
3 years$183,485$178,285$173,280$168,461$163,819$150,065
4 years$136,242$131,059$126,104$121,367$116,837$103,623
5 years$107,904$102,752$97,862$93,221$88,818$76,180
6 years$89,018$83,904$79,087$74,550$70,279$58,230
7 years$75,534$70,463$65,722$61,292$57,155$45,697
8 years$65,425$60,400$55,737$51,416$47,416$36,542
9 years$57,566$52,589$48,006$43,795$39,931$29,632
10 years$51,283$46,354$41,853$37,752$34,023$24,286
11 years$46,146$41,267$36,847$32,855$29,261$20,071
12 years$41,868$37,039$32,701$28,819$25,357$16,698
13 years$38,251$33,472$29,216$25,442$22,112$13,966
14 years$35,153$30,425$26,250$22,585$19,383$11,732
15 years$32,471$27,794$23,701$20,142$17,066$9,890
16 years$30,127$25,500$21,488$18,035$15,083$8,362
17 years$28,060$23,485$19,553$16,204$13,374$7,087
18 years$26,225$21,701$17,850$14,603$11,891$6,019
19 years$24,585$20,112$16,341$13,195$10,599$5,121
20 years$23,111$18,689$14,997$11,951$9,467$4,363
21 years$21,779$17,408$13,794$10,846$8,472$3,722
22 years$20,570$16,250$12,713$9,862$7,594$3,178
23 years$19,467$15,198$11,738$8,981$6,817$2,717
24 years$18,458$14,240$10,856$8,191$6,127$2,324
25 years$17,531$13,364$10,055$7,481$5,514$1,989
26 years$16,677$12,560$9,325$6,840$4,966$1,703
27 years$15,888$11,820$8,659$6,261$4,478$1,459
28 years$15,156$11,138$8,050$5,736$4,040$1,250
29 years$14,476$10,507$7,491$5,260$3,648$1,072
30 years$13,842$9,923$6,978$4,828$3,296$919
31 years$13,250$9,381$6,505$4,434$2,980$789
32 years$12,697$8,876$6,070$4,075$2,696$677
33 years$12,178$8,406$5,667$3,747$2,440$581
34 years$11,690$7,967$5,295$3,448$2,209$498
35 years$11,232$7,556$4,950$3,174$2,001$428
36 years$10,800$7,172$4,631$2,923$1,813$367
37 years$10,392$6,812$4,335$2,693$1,643$315
38 years$10,007$6,474$4,059$2,482$1,489$271
39 years$9,642$6,156$3,803$2,289$1,351$233
40 years$9,297$5,857$3,565$2,111$1,225$200
41 years$8,969$5,575$3,342$1,948$1,111$172
42 years$8,657$5,309$3,135$1,798$1,009$147
43 years$8,361$5,059$2,942$1,659$915$127
44 years$8,079$4,822$2,762$1,532$831$109
45 years$7,811$4,598$2,593$1,415$754$93
46 years$7,555$4,387$2,435$1,307$685$80
47 years$7,310$4,186$2,288$1,208$622$69
48 years$7,076$3,996$2,150$1,116$565$59
49 years$6,853$3,816$2,021$1,031$513$51
50 years$6,639$3,645$1,900$953$466$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $6,800,000, adding $3,010 every year, while hoping to spend $34,822 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: 50/20/30 Blend
29$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000
30$7,496,705$7,136,305$7,030,905$7,807,593
31$8,224,318$7,448,933$7,229,390$8,338,483
32$9,024,981$7,775,714$7,433,357$8,911,530
33$9,906,108$8,117,302$7,642,953$9,533,766
34$10,875,868$8,474,387$7,858,329$10,209,886
35$11,943,263$8,847,688$8,079,639$10,945,047
36$13,118,211$9,237,960$8,307,042$11,744,922
37$14,411,640$9,645,992$8,540,700$12,615,749
38$15,835,593$10,072,612$8,780,779$13,564,388
39$17,403,340$10,518,686$9,027,452$14,598,386
40$19,129,501$10,985,122$9,280,892$15,726,044
41$21,030,188$11,472,870$9,541,279$16,956,495
42$23,123,153$11,982,927$9,808,798$18,299,786
43$25,427,959$12,516,335$10,083,637$19,766,973
44$27,966,162$13,074,186$10,365,990$21,370,224
45$30,761,515$13,657,626$10,656,055$23,122,927
46$33,840,193$14,267,853$10,954,036$25,039,821
47$37,231,037$14,906,122$11,260,141$27,137,124
48$40,965,830$15,573,750$11,574,583$29,432,692
49$45,079,595$16,272,113$11,897,582$31,946,179
50$49,610,925$17,002,658$12,229,362$34,699,223
51$54,602,346$17,766,895$12,570,152$37,715,644
52$60,100,721$18,566,409$12,920,189$41,021,669
53$66,157,693$19,402,861$13,279,713$44,646,178
54$72,830,167$20,277,990$13,648,972$48,620,965
55$80,180,851$21,193,619$14,028,220$52,981,046
56$88,278,849$22,151,657$14,417,716$57,764,976
57$97,200,308$23,154,105$14,817,726$63,015,216
58$107,029,141$24,203,058$15,228,522$68,778,527
59$117,857,820$25,300,714$15,650,384$75,106,406
60$129,788,243$26,449,374$16,083,597$82,055,572
61$142,932,699$27,651,450$16,528,453$89,688,494
62$157,414,931$28,909,467$16,985,253$98,073,977
63$173,371,299$30,226,075$17,454,303$107,287,805
64$190,952,067$31,604,049$17,935,918$117,413,455
65$210,322,825$33,046,295$18,430,419$128,542,876
66$231,666,051$34,555,861$18,938,136$140,777,356
67$255,182,831$36,135,941$19,459,406$154,228,466
68$281,094,757$37,789,880$19,994,574$169,019,115
69$309,646,024$39,521,185$20,543,993$185,284,699
70$341,105,726$41,333,531$21,108,025$203,174,372
71$375,770,407$43,230,771$21,687,040$222,852,453
72$413,966,849$45,216,939$22,281,417$244,499,963
73$456,055,167$47,296,268$22,891,544$268,316,334
74$502,432,199$49,473,191$23,517,816$294,521,277
75$553,535,260$51,752,353$24,160,639$323,356,853
76$609,846,265$54,138,627$24,820,428$355,089,748
77$671,896,280$56,637,116$25,497,609$390,013,783
78$740,270,536$59,253,170$26,192,614$428,452,677
79$815,613,952$61,992,397$26,905,889$470,763,095
80$898,637,226$64,860,675$27,637,886$517,338,006
81$990,123,538$67,864,164$28,389,071$568,610,379
82$1,090,935,952$71,009,321$29,159,918$625,057,264
83$1,202,025,557$74,302,915$29,950,913$687,204,282
84$1,324,440,446$77,752,040$30,762,551$755,630,576
85$1,459,335,615$81,364,134$31,595,340$830,974,266
86$1,607,983,862$85,146,991$32,449,798$913,938,459
87$1,771,787,805$89,108,782$33,326,455$1,005,297,878
88$1,952,293,122$93,258,073$34,225,852$1,105,906,156
89$2,151,203,144$97,603,842$35,148,542$1,216,703,885
90$2,370,394,937$102,155,502$36,095,090$1,338,727,478
91$2,611,937,018$106,922,920$37,066,073$1,473,118,938
92$2,878,108,888$111,916,437$38,062,081$1,621,136,622
93$3,171,422,549$117,146,897$39,083,715$1,784,167,106
94$3,494,646,220$122,625,666$40,131,590$1,963,738,254
95$3,850,830,470$128,364,659$41,206,335$2,161,533,624
96$4,243,337,019$134,376,369$42,308,588$2,379,408,345
97$4,675,870,475$140,673,891$43,439,006$2,619,406,606
98$5,152,513,305$147,270,953$44,598,254$2,883,780,934
99$5,677,764,381$154,181,948$45,787,014$3,175,013,440
100$6,256,581,450$161,421,966$47,005,982$3,495,839,223