Can I retire at age 41 with 1,420,000?

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 $1,420,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$117,262$116,218$115,199$114,204$113,233$109,346
2 years$58,051$56,969$55,922$54,906$53,920$50,044
3 years$38,316$37,230$36,185$35,179$34,209$30,465
4 years$28,451$27,368$26,333$25,344$24,398$20,815
5 years$22,533$21,457$20,436$19,467$18,547$15,134
6 years$18,589$17,521$16,515$15,568$14,676$11,436
7 years$15,773$14,714$13,724$12,799$11,935$8,868
8 years$13,662$12,613$11,639$10,737$9,902$7,004
9 years$12,021$10,982$10,025$9,145$8,339$5,607
10 years$10,709$9,680$8,740$7,883$7,105$4,536
11 years$9,636$8,617$7,694$6,861$6,110$3,698
12 years$8,743$7,735$6,829$6,018$5,295$3,034
13 years$7,988$6,990$6,101$5,313$4,617$2,502
14 years$7,341$6,354$5,482$4,716$4,048$2,071
15 years$6,781$5,804$4,949$4,206$3,564$1,720
16 years$6,291$5,325$4,487$3,766$3,150$1,433
17 years$5,860$4,904$4,083$3,384$2,793$1,196
18 years$5,476$4,532$3,727$3,049$2,483$1,000
19 years$5,134$4,200$3,412$2,755$2,213$837
20 years$4,826$3,903$3,132$2,496$1,977$702
21 years$4,548$3,635$2,880$2,265$1,769$589
22 years$4,295$3,393$2,655$2,059$1,586$495
23 years$4,065$3,174$2,451$1,875$1,424$416
24 years$3,855$2,974$2,267$1,711$1,280$350
25 years$3,661$2,791$2,100$1,562$1,151$295
26 years$3,483$2,623$1,947$1,428$1,037$248
27 years$3,318$2,468$1,808$1,307$935$209
28 years$3,165$2,326$1,681$1,198$844$176
29 years$3,023$2,194$1,564$1,098$762$148
30 years$2,891$2,072$1,457$1,008$688$125
31 years$2,767$1,959$1,358$926$622$105
32 years$2,651$1,854$1,267$851$563$89
33 years$2,543$1,755$1,183$782$509$75
34 years$2,441$1,664$1,106$720$461$63
35 years$2,346$1,578$1,034$663$418$53
36 years$2,255$1,498$967$610$379$45
37 years$2,170$1,422$905$562$343$38
38 years$2,090$1,352$848$518$311$32
39 years$2,014$1,285$794$478$282$27
40 years$1,941$1,223$744$441$256$23
41 years$1,873$1,164$698$407$232$19
42 years$1,808$1,109$655$375$211$16
43 years$1,746$1,056$614$347$191$14
44 years$1,687$1,007$577$320$173$12
45 years$1,631$960$541$295$158$10
46 years$1,578$916$509$273$143$8
47 years$1,527$874$478$252$130$7
48 years$1,478$835$449$233$118$6
49 years$1,431$797$422$215$107$5
50 years$1,386$761$397$199$97$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 41 starting with $1,420,000, adding $6,205 every year, while hoping to spend $55,521 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: 31/44/25 Blend
40$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000
41$1,571,240$1,495,980$1,473,970$1,607,695
42$1,672,433$1,510,210$1,464,275$1,650,357
43$1,782,087$1,523,275$1,452,393$1,690,892
44$1,901,005$1,535,061$1,438,194$1,733,407
45$2,030,074$1,545,445$1,421,539$1,778,111
46$2,170,265$1,554,296$1,402,285$1,825,238
47$2,322,649$1,561,473$1,380,278$1,875,052
48$2,488,403$1,566,830$1,355,362$1,927,846
49$2,668,823$1,570,207$1,327,369$1,983,945
50$2,865,333$1,571,438$1,296,126$2,043,715
51$3,079,503$1,570,344$1,261,452$2,107,563
52$3,313,058$1,566,737$1,223,157$2,175,942
53$3,567,898$1,560,415$1,181,041$2,249,357
54$3,846,115$1,551,166$1,134,897$2,328,371
55$4,150,010$1,538,765$1,084,507$2,413,610
56$4,482,117$1,522,970$1,029,644$2,505,771
57$4,845,227$1,503,530$970,071$2,605,628
58$5,242,411$1,480,173$905,539$2,714,042
59$5,677,051$1,452,616$835,789$2,831,971
60$6,152,871$1,420,555$760,549$2,960,477
61$6,673,974$1,383,672$679,537$3,100,741
62$7,244,874$1,341,627$592,456$3,254,072
63$7,870,546$1,294,061$498,998$3,421,926
64$8,556,467$1,240,596$398,841$3,605,915
65$9,308,671$1,180,830$291,646$3,807,827
66$10,133,802$1,114,337$177,063$4,029,646
67$11,039,180$1,040,669$54,724$4,273,571
68$12,032,865$959,351$0$4,542,037
69$13,123,739$869,880$0$4,857,972
70$14,321,582$771,727$0$5,221,029
71$15,637,171$664,329$0$5,620,017
72$17,082,376$547,094$0$6,058,717
73$18,670,274$419,397$0$6,541,306
74$20,415,270$280,576$0$7,072,400
75$22,333,236$129,932$0$7,657,096
76$24,441,655$0$0$8,301,027
77$26,759,792$0$0$9,026,522
78$29,308,870$0$0$9,893,710
79$32,112,270$0$0$10,847,666
80$35,195,754$0$0$11,897,186
81$38,587,707$0$0$13,051,964
82$42,319,402$0$0$14,322,679
83$46,425,296$0$0$15,721,099
84$50,943,354$0$0$17,260,188
85$55,915,409$0$0$18,954,235
86$61,387,552$0$0$20,818,979
87$67,410,569$0$0$22,871,767
88$74,040,422$0$0$25,131,710
89$81,338,769$0$0$27,619,870
90$89,373,554$0$0$30,359,450
91$98,219,642$0$0$33,376,021
92$107,959,525$0$0$36,697,760
93$118,684,102$0$0$40,355,714
94$130,493,537$0$0$44,384,095
95$143,498,199$0$0$48,820,602
96$157,819,708$0$0$53,706,776
97$173,592,078$0$0$59,088,394
98$190,962,985$0$0$65,015,899
99$210,095,157$0$0$71,544,874
100$231,167,910$0$0$78,736,571