Can I retire at age 30 with 998,000?

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 $998,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$82,414$81,680$80,964$80,265$79,582$78,039
2 years$40,799$40,039$39,303$38,589$37,896$36,348
3 years$26,929$26,166$25,431$24,724$24,043$22,538
4 years$19,996$19,235$18,508$17,812$17,148$15,697
5 years$15,837$15,080$14,363$13,682$13,035$11,643
6 years$13,065$12,314$11,607$10,941$10,314$8,983
7 years$11,086$10,341$9,646$8,995$8,388$7,117
8 years$9,602$8,865$8,180$7,546$6,959$5,748
9 years$8,449$7,718$7,046$6,428$5,860$4,709
10 years$7,527$6,803$6,143$5,541$4,993$3,900
11 years$6,773$6,056$5,408$4,822$4,294$3,258
12 years$6,145$5,436$4,799$4,230$3,722$2,741
13 years$5,614$4,913$4,288$3,734$3,245$2,319
14 years$5,159$4,465$3,853$3,315$2,845$1,971
15 years$4,766$4,079$3,478$2,956$2,505$1,681
16 years$4,422$3,743$3,154$2,647$2,214$1,439
17 years$4,118$3,447$2,870$2,378$1,963$1,234
18 years$3,849$3,185$2,620$2,143$1,745$1,062
19 years$3,608$2,952$2,398$1,937$1,556$915
20 years$3,392$2,743$2,201$1,754$1,389$789
21 years$3,196$2,555$2,024$1,592$1,243$682
22 years$3,019$2,385$1,866$1,447$1,115$590
23 years$2,857$2,231$1,723$1,318$1,000$511
24 years$2,709$2,090$1,593$1,202$899$443
25 years$2,573$1,961$1,476$1,098$809$384
26 years$2,448$1,843$1,369$1,004$729$334
27 years$2,332$1,735$1,271$919$657$290
28 years$2,224$1,635$1,181$842$593$252
29 years$2,124$1,542$1,099$772$535$219
30 years$2,031$1,456$1,024$709$484$190
31 years$1,945$1,377$955$651$437$166
32 years$1,863$1,303$891$598$396$144
33 years$1,787$1,234$832$550$358$126
34 years$1,716$1,169$777$506$324$109
35 years$1,648$1,109$727$466$294$95
36 years$1,585$1,053$680$429$266$83
37 years$1,525$1,000$636$395$241$72
38 years$1,469$950$596$364$219$63
39 years$1,415$903$558$336$198$55
40 years$1,364$860$523$310$180$48
41 years$1,316$818$491$286$163$42
42 years$1,271$779$460$264$148$36
43 years$1,227$742$432$244$134$32
44 years$1,186$708$405$225$122$28
45 years$1,146$675$381$208$111$24
46 years$1,109$644$357$192$101$21
47 years$1,073$614$336$177$91$18
48 years$1,039$587$316$164$83$16
49 years$1,006$560$297$151$75$14
50 years$974$535$279$140$68$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $998,000, adding $5,713 every year, while hoping to spend $42,682 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: 52/40/8 Blend
29$998,000$998,000$998,000$998,000
30$1,105,689$1,052,795$1,037,326$1,160,679
31$1,173,056$1,058,969$1,026,663$1,204,856
32$1,245,864$1,064,014$1,014,212$1,247,774
33$1,324,622$1,067,831$999,869$1,293,432
34$1,409,892$1,070,314$983,523$1,342,100
35$1,502,290$1,071,348$965,060$1,394,073
36$1,602,493$1,070,813$944,358$1,449,679
37$1,711,245$1,068,581$921,293$1,509,281
38$1,829,368$1,064,517$895,732$1,573,281
39$1,957,762$1,058,477$867,537$1,642,124
40$2,097,418$1,050,307$836,564$1,716,302
41$2,249,428$1,039,845$802,663$1,796,360
42$2,414,993$1,026,921$765,675$1,882,901
43$2,595,433$1,011,351$725,436$1,976,592
44$2,792,203$992,942$681,773$2,078,170
45$3,006,902$971,491$634,507$2,188,454
46$3,241,292$946,780$583,449$2,308,345
47$3,497,312$918,580$528,403$2,438,843
48$3,777,096$886,649$469,163$2,581,051
49$4,082,995$850,730$405,515$2,736,192
50$4,417,595$810,551$337,235$2,905,615
51$4,783,746$765,824$264,088$3,090,813
52$5,184,585$716,246$185,831$3,293,436
53$5,623,565$661,494$102,209$3,515,308
54$6,104,491$601,229$12,955$3,758,445
55$6,631,552$535,093$0$4,025,073
56$7,209,361$462,704$0$4,324,677
57$7,843,002$383,662$0$4,654,589
58$8,538,069$297,542$0$5,016,732
59$9,300,729$203,898$0$5,414,449
60$10,137,770$102,257$0$5,851,433
61$11,056,674$0$0$6,331,762
62$12,065,679$0$0$6,863,404
63$13,173,860$0$0$7,496,839
64$14,391,217$0$0$8,192,785
65$15,728,763$0$0$8,957,553
66$17,198,633$0$0$9,798,094
67$18,814,194$0$0$10,722,066
68$20,590,173$0$0$11,737,908
69$22,542,795$0$0$12,854,914
70$24,689,936$0$0$14,083,327
71$27,051,291$0$0$15,434,431
72$29,648,557$0$0$16,920,656
73$32,505,643$0$0$18,555,702
74$35,648,888$0$0$20,354,661
75$39,107,317$0$0$22,334,161
76$42,912,906$0$0$24,512,525
77$47,100,889$0$0$26,909,941
78$51,710,089$0$0$29,548,653
79$56,783,281$0$0$32,453,172
80$62,367,601$0$0$35,650,504
81$68,514,982$0$0$39,170,407
82$75,282,652$0$0$43,045,673
83$82,733,667$0$0$47,312,432
84$90,937,509$0$0$52,010,498
85$99,970,741$0$0$57,183,741
86$109,917,727$0$0$62,880,502
87$120,871,430$0$0$69,154,049
88$132,934,287$0$0$76,063,080
89$146,219,175$0$0$83,672,274
90$160,850,477$0$0$92,052,905
91$176,965,257$0$0$101,283,512
92$194,714,547$0$0$111,450,638
93$214,264,778$0$0$122,649,652
94$235,799,346$0$0$134,985,643
95$259,520,347$0$0$148,574,416
96$285,650,478$0$0$163,543,581
97$314,435,143$0$0$180,033,759
98$346,144,766$0$0$198,199,912
99$381,077,343$0$0$218,212,797
100$419,561,256$0$0$240,260,586