Can I retire at age 30 with 973,000?

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:
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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 $973,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$80,349$79,634$78,935$78,254$77,588$75,590
2 years$39,777$39,036$38,318$37,622$36,947$34,947
3 years$26,255$25,511$24,794$24,105$23,441$21,502
4 years$19,495$18,753$18,044$17,366$16,718$14,855
5 years$15,440$14,703$14,003$13,339$12,709$10,926
6 years$12,737$12,006$11,316$10,667$10,056$8,356
7 years$10,808$10,082$9,404$8,770$8,178$6,562
8 years$9,361$8,642$7,975$7,357$6,785$5,250
9 years$8,237$7,525$6,869$6,267$5,714$4,260
10 years$7,338$6,633$5,989$5,402$4,868$3,494
11 years$6,603$5,905$5,272$4,701$4,187$2,889
12 years$5,991$5,300$4,679$4,124$3,628$2,405
13 years$5,473$4,789$4,180$3,641$3,164$2,013
14 years$5,030$4,353$3,756$3,232$2,773$1,692
15 years$4,646$3,977$3,391$2,882$2,442$1,427
16 years$4,311$3,649$3,075$2,581$2,158$1,208
17 years$4,015$3,360$2,798$2,319$1,914$1,024
18 years$3,752$3,105$2,554$2,090$1,702$871
19 years$3,518$2,878$2,338$1,888$1,517$741
20 years$3,307$2,674$2,146$1,710$1,355$632
21 years$3,116$2,491$1,974$1,552$1,212$540
22 years$2,943$2,325$1,819$1,411$1,087$461
23 years$2,786$2,175$1,680$1,285$975$394
24 years$2,641$2,038$1,553$1,172$877$338
25 years$2,509$1,912$1,439$1,070$789$289
26 years$2,386$1,797$1,334$979$711$248
27 years$2,273$1,691$1,239$896$641$213
28 years$2,169$1,594$1,152$821$578$182
29 years$2,071$1,503$1,072$753$522$156
30 years$1,981$1,420$998$691$472$134
31 years$1,896$1,342$931$634$426$115
32 years$1,817$1,270$868$583$386$99
33 years$1,743$1,203$811$536$349$85
34 years$1,673$1,140$758$493$316$73
35 years$1,607$1,081$708$454$286$63
36 years$1,545$1,026$663$418$259$54
37 years$1,487$975$620$385$235$46
38 years$1,432$926$581$355$213$40
39 years$1,380$881$544$328$193$34
40 years$1,330$838$510$302$175$29
41 years$1,283$798$478$279$159$25
42 years$1,239$760$449$257$144$22
43 years$1,196$724$421$237$131$19
44 years$1,156$690$395$219$119$16
45 years$1,118$658$371$202$108$14
46 years$1,081$628$348$187$98$12
47 years$1,046$599$327$173$89$10
48 years$1,013$572$308$160$81$9
49 years$981$546$289$148$73$8
50 years$950$522$272$136$67$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $973,000, adding $3,324 every year, while hoping to spend $42,014 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: 83/12/5 Blend
29$973,000$973,000$973,000$973,000
30$1,075,675$1,024,106$1,009,024$1,164,616
31$1,140,691$1,029,584$998,124$1,228,649
32$1,210,931$1,033,923$985,450$1,292,915
33$1,286,882$1,037,022$970,900$1,362,158
34$1,369,083$1,038,775$954,364$1,436,847
35$1,458,123$1,039,068$935,728$1,517,505
36$1,554,650$1,037,781$914,874$1,604,702
37$1,659,379$1,034,787$891,677$1,699,070
38$1,773,094$1,029,951$866,006$1,801,301
39$1,896,659$1,023,127$837,727$1,912,162
40$2,031,023$1,014,165$806,695$2,032,494
41$2,177,230$1,002,902$772,762$2,163,224
42$2,336,430$989,166$735,772$2,305,375
43$2,509,888$972,778$695,563$2,460,071
44$2,698,995$953,543$651,963$2,628,555
45$2,905,285$931,258$604,795$2,812,191
46$3,130,441$905,708$553,874$3,012,486
47$3,376,322$876,663$499,004$3,231,098
48$3,644,970$843,882$439,984$3,469,856
49$3,938,634$807,109$376,600$3,730,775
50$4,259,790$766,074$308,632$4,016,073
51$4,611,167$720,489$235,849$4,328,198
52$4,995,765$670,053$158,010$4,669,845
53$5,416,892$614,444$74,862$5,043,985
54$5,878,188$553,324$0$5,453,892
55$6,383,662$486,336$0$5,903,915
56$6,937,730$413,102$0$6,401,601
57$7,545,256$333,221$0$6,947,349
58$8,211,596$246,272$0$7,546,006
59$8,942,649$151,810$0$8,202,911
60$9,744,913$49,363$0$8,923,951
61$10,625,547$0$0$9,715,609
62$11,592,436$0$0$10,593,160
63$12,654,264$0$0$11,564,057
64$13,820,600$0$0$12,630,534
65$15,101,984$0$0$13,802,230
66$16,510,027$0$0$15,089,765
67$18,057,520$0$0$16,504,840
68$19,758,558$0$0$18,060,344
69$21,628,665$0$0$19,770,478
70$23,684,947$0$0$21,650,886
71$25,946,250$0$0$23,718,807
72$28,433,337$0$0$25,993,230
73$31,169,085$0$0$28,495,081
74$34,178,699$0$0$31,247,412
75$37,489,950$0$0$34,275,625
76$41,133,437$0$0$37,607,707
77$45,142,875$0$0$41,274,494
78$49,555,410$0$0$45,309,963
79$54,411,975$0$0$49,751,552
80$59,757,670$0$0$54,640,513
81$65,642,189$0$0$60,022,298
82$72,120,291$0$0$65,946,992
83$79,252,310$0$0$72,469,781
84$87,104,732$0$0$79,651,474
85$95,750,815$0$0$87,559,078
86$105,271,281$0$0$96,266,427
87$115,755,083$0$0$105,854,879
88$127,300,236$0$0$116,414,086
89$140,014,745$0$0$128,042,835
90$154,017,626$0$0$140,849,984
91$169,440,024$0$0$154,955,486
92$186,426,454$0$0$170,491,521
93$205,136,161$0$0$187,603,745
94$225,744,626$0$0$206,452,661
95$248,445,218$0$0$227,215,137
96$273,451,022$0$0$250,086,071
97$300,996,847$0$0$275,280,233
98$331,341,441$0$0$303,034,289
99$364,769,935$0$0$333,609,035
100$401,596,533$0$0$367,291,861