Can I retire at age 30 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$55,144
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$25,902
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$16,202
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$11,387
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$8,526
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$6,643
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$5,316
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$4,338
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$3,592
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$3,008
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$2,542
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$2,163
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,852
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,593
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$1,375
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$1,192
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$1,036
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$903
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$788
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$689
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$604
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$530
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$465
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$409
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$360
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$317
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$279
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$246
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$217
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$192
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$169
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$150
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$132
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$117
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$103
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$91
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$81
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$71
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$63
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$56
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$50
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$44
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$39
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$34
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$30
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$27
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$24
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$21
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$19
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $700,000, adding $4,369 every year, while hoping to spend $55,909 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: 52/25/23 Blend
29$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
30$775,907$738,807$727,957$811,088
31$795,562$715,521$692,856$812,572
32$815,349$689,221$654,707$808,082
33$835,221$659,700$613,346$802,037
34$855,127$626,738$568,606$794,310
35$875,006$590,104$520,310$784,764
36$894,791$549,554$468,276$773,254
37$914,407$504,829$412,310$759,622
38$933,766$455,656$352,212$743,699
39$952,772$401,744$287,772$725,304
40$971,315$342,790$218,773$704,243
41$989,272$278,470$144,985$680,306
42$1,006,505$208,442$66,169$653,268
43$1,022,861$132,348$0$622,888
44$1,038,166$49,806$0$593,309
45$1,052,228$0$0$577,462
46$1,064,831$0$0$569,748
47$1,075,736$0$0$574,723
48$1,084,676$0$0$578,532
49$1,091,353$0$0$581,002
50$1,095,437$0$0$581,944
51$1,096,558$0$0$581,145
52$1,094,310$0$0$578,369
53$1,088,239$0$0$573,355
54$1,077,841$0$0$565,814
55$1,062,559$0$0$555,424
56$1,041,773$0$0$541,828
57$1,014,798$0$0$524,634
58$980,875$0$0$503,402
59$939,162$0$0$477,651
60$888,730$0$0$446,845
61$828,547$0$0$410,391
62$757,474$0$0$367,635
63$674,251$0$0$317,852
64$577,484$0$0$260,242
65$465,632$0$0$193,920
66$336,993$0$0$117,908
67$189,684$0$0$31,125
68$21,626$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