Can I retire at age 41 with 1,480,000?

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 $1,480,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$122,217$121,128$120,066$119,030$118,017$114,194
2 years$60,503$59,377$58,285$57,226$56,199$52,382
3 years$39,935$38,803$37,714$36,665$35,655$31,966
4 years$29,653$28,525$27,446$26,415$25,429$21,895
5 years$23,485$22,364$21,299$20,289$19,331$15,962
6 years$19,375$18,262$17,213$16,226$15,296$12,094
7 years$16,440$15,336$14,304$13,340$12,440$9,405
8 years$14,239$13,146$12,131$11,191$10,320$7,450
9 years$12,529$11,446$10,448$9,532$8,691$5,983
10 years$11,162$10,089$9,109$8,217$7,405$4,855
11 years$10,044$8,982$8,020$7,151$6,369$3,971
12 years$9,112$8,061$7,117$6,272$5,519$3,269
13 years$8,325$7,285$6,359$5,537$4,813$2,705
14 years$7,651$6,622$5,713$4,916$4,219$2,247
15 years$7,067$6,049$5,158$4,384$3,714$1,873
16 years$6,557$5,550$4,677$3,925$3,283$1,566
17 years$6,107$5,111$4,256$3,527$2,911$1,312
18 years$5,708$4,723$3,885$3,178$2,588$1,101
19 years$5,351$4,377$3,556$2,872$2,307$925
20 years$5,030$4,068$3,264$2,601$2,061$779
21 years$4,740$3,789$3,002$2,361$1,844$656
22 years$4,477$3,537$2,767$2,146$1,653$553
23 years$4,237$3,308$2,555$1,955$1,484$467
24 years$4,017$3,099$2,363$1,783$1,334$394
25 years$3,816$2,909$2,188$1,628$1,200$333
26 years$3,630$2,734$2,030$1,489$1,081$282
27 years$3,458$2,573$1,885$1,363$975$238
28 years$3,299$2,424$1,752$1,248$879$202
29 years$3,151$2,287$1,630$1,145$794$171
30 years$3,013$2,160$1,519$1,051$717$144
31 years$2,884$2,042$1,416$965$649$122
32 years$2,763$1,932$1,321$887$587$103
33 years$2,650$1,829$1,233$816$531$88
34 years$2,544$1,734$1,152$750$481$74
35 years$2,445$1,645$1,077$691$435$63
36 years$2,351$1,561$1,008$636$395$53
37 years$2,262$1,483$943$586$358$45
38 years$2,178$1,409$883$540$324$38
39 years$2,099$1,340$828$498$294$32
40 years$2,023$1,275$776$459$267$27
41 years$1,952$1,213$727$424$242$23
42 years$1,884$1,156$682$391$220$20
43 years$1,820$1,101$640$361$199$17
44 years$1,758$1,050$601$333$181$14
45 years$1,700$1,001$564$308$164$12
46 years$1,644$955$530$284$149$10
47 years$1,591$911$498$263$135$9
48 years$1,540$870$468$243$123$7
49 years$1,492$831$440$224$112$6
50 years$1,445$793$414$207$101$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 41 starting with $1,480,000, adding $4,547 every year, while hoping to spend $24,550 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: 58/13/29 Blend
40$1,480,000$1,480,000$1,480,000$1,480,000
41$1,635,650$1,557,210$1,534,270$1,717,290
42$1,776,366$1,607,393$1,559,547$1,823,967
43$1,930,611$1,659,211$1,584,848$1,937,266
44$2,099,741$1,712,720$1,610,148$2,060,311
45$2,285,246$1,767,975$1,635,420$2,194,054
46$2,488,770$1,825,035$1,660,636$2,339,545
47$2,712,122$1,883,959$1,685,764$2,497,940
48$2,957,296$1,944,809$1,710,774$2,670,511
49$3,226,485$2,007,651$1,735,631$2,858,660
50$3,522,110$2,072,549$1,760,297$3,063,932
51$3,846,834$2,139,572$1,784,736$3,288,026
52$4,203,592$2,208,792$1,808,906$3,532,817
53$4,595,617$2,280,282$1,832,763$3,800,368
54$5,026,472$2,354,117$1,856,262$4,092,952
55$5,500,080$2,430,377$1,879,355$4,413,074
56$6,020,764$2,509,142$1,901,989$4,763,492
57$6,593,288$2,590,496$1,924,112$5,147,247
58$7,222,900$2,674,526$1,945,666$5,567,687
59$7,915,380$2,761,323$1,966,590$6,028,503
60$8,677,099$2,850,978$1,986,822$6,533,758
61$9,515,076$2,943,589$2,006,293$7,087,932
62$10,437,043$3,039,254$2,024,933$7,695,961
63$11,451,521$3,138,076$2,042,667$8,363,281
64$12,567,897$3,240,163$2,059,418$9,095,885
65$13,796,515$3,345,624$2,075,102$9,900,374
66$15,148,774$3,454,574$2,089,632$10,784,022
67$16,637,231$3,567,130$2,102,916$11,754,846
68$18,275,724$3,683,415$2,114,859$12,821,676
69$20,079,500$3,803,555$2,125,360$13,994,247
70$22,065,361$3,927,681$2,134,311$15,283,283
71$24,251,819$4,055,928$2,141,601$16,700,601
72$26,659,272$4,188,436$2,147,113$18,259,223
73$29,310,200$4,325,352$2,150,723$19,973,500
74$32,229,370$4,466,824$2,152,302$21,859,245
75$35,444,076$4,613,008$2,151,714$23,933,882
76$38,984,392$4,764,066$2,148,817$26,216,614
77$42,883,458$4,920,163$2,143,460$28,728,601
78$47,177,793$5,081,473$2,135,489$31,493,160
79$51,907,637$5,248,175$2,124,737$34,535,986
80$57,117,333$5,420,452$2,111,032$37,885,397
81$62,855,744$5,598,498$2,094,195$41,572,595
82$69,176,715$5,782,509$2,074,036$45,631,966
83$76,139,581$5,972,692$2,050,356$50,101,403
84$83,809,723$6,169,260$2,022,949$55,022,663
85$92,259,194$6,372,432$1,991,596$60,441,765
86$101,567,388$6,582,438$1,956,071$66,409,416
87$111,821,797$6,799,513$1,916,135$72,981,500
88$123,118,834$7,023,903$1,871,539$80,219,598
89$135,564,742$7,255,861$1,822,023$88,191,573
90$149,276,598$7,495,650$1,767,312$96,972,212
91$164,383,417$7,743,543$1,707,123$106,643,926
92$181,027,371$7,999,822$1,641,157$117,297,536
93$199,365,128$8,264,779$1,569,102$129,033,125
94$219,569,336$8,538,717$1,490,631$141,960,986
95$241,830,245$8,821,951$1,405,403$156,202,659
96$266,357,508$9,114,805$1,313,063$171,892,087
97$293,382,161$9,417,618$1,213,238$189,176,870
98$323,158,799$9,730,738$1,105,539$208,219,667
99$355,967,981$10,054,529$989,558$229,199,730
100$392,118,879$10,389,365$864,873$252,314,592