Can I retire at age 35 with 1,240,000?

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 $1,240,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$102,398$101,486$100,596$99,727$98,879$94,956
2 years$50,692$49,748$48,833$47,946$47,085$43,182
3 years$33,459$32,511$31,598$30,719$29,873$26,111
4 years$24,844$23,899$22,995$22,132$21,306$17,715
5 years$19,677$18,737$17,845$16,999$16,196$12,785
6 years$16,233$15,300$14,422$13,594$12,815$9,587
7 years$13,774$12,849$11,985$11,177$10,422$7,375
8 years$11,930$11,014$10,164$9,376$8,646$5,776
9 years$10,497$9,590$8,754$7,986$7,282$4,585
10 years$9,352$8,453$7,632$6,884$6,204$3,676
11 years$8,415$7,525$6,719$5,991$5,336$2,970
12 years$7,635$6,754$5,963$5,255$4,624$2,414
13 years$6,975$6,104$5,328$4,640$4,032$1,972
14 years$6,410$5,548$4,787$4,118$3,535$1,616
15 years$5,921$5,068$4,322$3,673$3,112$1,329
16 years$5,494$4,650$3,918$3,289$2,750$1,096
17 years$5,117$4,283$3,566$2,955$2,439$905
18 years$4,782$3,957$3,255$2,663$2,168$749
19 years$4,483$3,668$2,980$2,406$1,933$621
20 years$4,214$3,408$2,735$2,179$1,726$515
21 years$3,971$3,174$2,515$1,978$1,545$427
22 years$3,751$2,963$2,318$1,798$1,385$355
23 years$3,550$2,771$2,141$1,638$1,243$295
24 years$3,366$2,597$1,980$1,494$1,117$246
25 years$3,197$2,437$1,834$1,364$1,005$204
26 years$3,041$2,290$1,701$1,247$906$170
27 years$2,897$2,155$1,579$1,142$817$142
28 years$2,764$2,031$1,468$1,046$737$118
29 years$2,640$1,916$1,366$959$665$98
30 years$2,524$1,810$1,272$880$601$82
31 years$2,416$1,711$1,186$809$543$68
32 years$2,315$1,619$1,107$743$492$57
33 years$2,221$1,533$1,033$683$445$47
34 years$2,132$1,453$966$629$403$40
35 years$2,048$1,378$903$579$365$33
36 years$1,969$1,308$844$533$331$28
37 years$1,895$1,242$790$491$300$23
38 years$1,825$1,180$740$453$272$19
39 years$1,758$1,123$693$417$246$16
40 years$1,695$1,068$650$385$223$13
41 years$1,635$1,017$609$355$203$11
42 years$1,579$968$572$328$184$9
43 years$1,525$922$536$303$167$8
44 years$1,473$879$504$279$152$6
45 years$1,424$839$473$258$138$5
46 years$1,378$800$444$238$125$4
47 years$1,333$763$417$220$113$4
48 years$1,290$729$392$203$103$3
49 years$1,250$696$369$188$94$3
50 years$1,211$665$346$174$85$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 35 starting with $1,240,000, adding $4,042 every year, while hoping to spend $33,677 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: 46/49/5 Blend
34$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000
35$1,370,649$1,304,929$1,285,709$1,431,693
36$1,474,623$1,333,039$1,292,949$1,502,126
37$1,588,074$1,361,397$1,299,302$1,574,623
38$1,711,933$1,389,980$1,304,703$1,652,465
39$1,847,224$1,418,763$1,309,085$1,736,156
40$1,995,076$1,447,718$1,312,374$1,826,248
41$2,156,731$1,476,814$1,314,496$1,923,352
42$2,333,557$1,506,017$1,315,371$2,028,140
43$2,527,060$1,535,292$1,314,916$2,141,353
44$2,738,898$1,564,598$1,313,043$2,263,807
45$2,970,896$1,593,895$1,309,661$2,396,400
46$3,225,066$1,623,134$1,304,674$2,540,124
47$3,503,623$1,652,268$1,297,980$2,696,071
48$3,809,004$1,681,241$1,289,474$2,865,443
49$4,143,897$1,709,996$1,279,046$3,049,568
50$4,511,260$1,738,471$1,266,579$3,249,906
51$4,914,351$1,766,599$1,251,952$3,468,070
52$5,356,761$1,794,308$1,235,038$3,705,835
53$5,842,442$1,821,520$1,215,704$3,965,160
54$6,375,750$1,848,154$1,193,809$4,248,202
55$6,961,483$1,874,120$1,169,208$4,557,341
56$7,604,927$1,899,324$1,141,749$4,895,199
57$8,311,903$1,923,665$1,111,271$5,264,667
58$9,088,825$1,947,033$1,077,607$5,668,934
59$9,942,761$1,969,312$1,040,582$6,111,512
60$10,881,494$1,990,381$1,000,013$6,596,275
61$11,913,602$2,010,105$955,710$7,127,493
62$13,048,535$2,028,345$907,471$7,709,873
63$14,296,702$2,044,951$855,088$8,348,607
64$15,669,575$2,059,763$798,343$9,049,414
65$17,179,791$2,072,611$737,007$9,818,603
66$18,841,275$2,083,314$670,842$10,663,126
67$20,669,368$2,091,679$599,598$11,590,649
68$22,680,975$2,097,503$523,015$12,609,623
69$24,894,720$2,100,566$440,822$13,729,363
70$27,331,126$2,100,639$352,735$14,960,139
71$30,012,806$2,097,475$258,456$16,313,274
72$32,964,676$2,090,815$157,678$17,801,247
73$36,214,188$2,080,380$50,076$19,437,816
74$39,791,595$2,065,879$0$21,238,149
75$43,730,230$2,046,999$0$23,222,420
76$48,066,822$2,023,410$0$25,408,680
77$52,841,844$1,994,763$0$27,814,591
78$58,099,893$1,960,687$0$30,462,569
79$63,890,110$1,920,789$0$33,377,325
80$70,266,646$1,874,653$0$36,586,094
81$77,289,171$1,821,838$0$40,118,897
82$85,023,436$1,761,878$0$44,008,827
83$93,541,896$1,694,279$0$48,292,356
84$102,924,390$1,618,519$0$53,009,690
85$113,258,896$1,534,045$0$58,205,142
86$124,642,363$1,440,273$0$63,927,557
87$137,181,622$1,336,584$0$70,230,773
88$150,994,396$1,222,326$0$77,174,129
89$166,210,411$1,096,806$0$84,823,032
90$182,972,619$959,296$0$93,249,571
91$201,438,548$809,023$0$102,533,204
92$221,781,787$645,172$0$112,761,508
93$244,193,627$466,883$0$124,031,009
94$268,884,862$273,245$0$136,448,097
95$296,087,783$63,300$0$150,130,030
96$326,058,367$0$0$165,206,047
97$359,078,694$0$0$181,907,002
98$395,459,609$0$0$200,345,525
99$435,543,656$0$0$220,661,123
100$479,708,312$0$0$243,045,143