Can I retire at age 41 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$126,058
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$58,387
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$35,993
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$24,917
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$18,366
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$14,077
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$11,078
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$8,885
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$7,227
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$5,941
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$4,926
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$4,112
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$3,450
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$2,908
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$2,460
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$2,088
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$1,776
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$1,514
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,293
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$1,106
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$947
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$812
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$696
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$598
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$514
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$442
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$380
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$327
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$282
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$242
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$209
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$180
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$155
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$134
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$115
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$99
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$86
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$74
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$64
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$55
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$47
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$41
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$35
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$30
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$26
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$23
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$20
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$17
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$15
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 41 starting with $1,620,000, adding $6,013 every year, while hoping to spend $23,079 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: 51/30/19 Blend
40$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
41$1,791,442$1,705,582$1,680,472$1,873,106
42$1,949,614$1,764,600$1,712,212$1,989,055
43$2,123,145$1,825,736$1,744,242$2,112,168
44$2,313,578$1,889,070$1,776,547$2,245,529
45$2,522,613$1,954,684$1,809,111$2,390,114
46$2,752,120$2,022,664$1,841,917$2,546,999
47$3,004,162$2,093,100$1,874,946$2,717,367
48$3,281,008$2,166,084$1,908,179$2,902,520
49$3,585,161$2,241,712$1,941,593$3,103,890
50$3,919,377$2,320,085$1,975,165$3,323,052
51$4,286,691$2,401,307$2,008,871$3,561,742
52$4,690,449$2,485,486$2,042,684$3,821,867
53$5,134,335$2,572,735$2,076,574$4,105,529
54$5,622,409$2,663,172$2,110,512$4,415,041
55$6,159,145$2,756,917$2,144,464$4,752,948
56$6,749,471$2,854,099$2,178,396$5,122,054
57$7,398,815$2,954,848$2,212,271$5,525,443
58$8,113,161$3,059,303$2,246,049$5,966,514
59$8,899,100$3,167,605$2,279,687$6,449,009
60$9,763,893$3,279,903$2,313,143$6,977,046
61$10,715,545$3,396,352$2,346,367$7,555,162
62$11,762,870$3,517,113$2,379,310$8,188,354
63$12,915,584$3,642,353$2,411,918$8,882,123
64$14,184,391$3,772,246$2,444,135$9,642,530
65$15,581,086$3,906,973$2,475,901$10,476,249
66$17,118,665$4,046,724$2,507,152$11,390,631
67$18,811,450$4,191,693$2,537,822$12,393,773
68$20,675,219$4,342,087$2,567,840$13,494,595
69$22,727,359$4,498,118$2,597,131$14,702,920
70$24,987,031$4,660,007$2,625,616$16,029,572
71$27,475,347$4,827,986$2,653,213$17,486,471
72$30,215,569$5,002,294$2,679,832$19,086,751
73$33,233,332$5,183,181$2,705,382$20,844,881
74$36,556,884$5,370,910$2,729,764$22,776,797
75$40,217,352$5,565,750$2,752,877$24,900,060
76$44,249,035$5,767,984$2,774,611$27,234,015
77$48,689,729$5,977,908$2,794,853$29,799,974
78$53,581,084$6,195,828$2,813,483$32,621,419
79$58,968,994$6,422,063$2,830,375$35,724,218
80$64,904,034$6,656,948$2,845,395$39,136,875
81$71,441,935$6,900,828$2,858,406$42,890,793
82$78,644,109$7,154,065$2,869,259$47,020,574
83$86,578,231$7,417,036$2,877,801$51,564,339
84$95,318,874$7,690,134$2,883,871$56,564,092
85$104,948,217$7,973,769$2,887,299$62,066,117
86$115,556,818$8,268,366$2,887,906$68,121,406
87$127,244,468$8,574,371$2,885,506$74,786,149
88$140,121,136$8,892,247$2,879,902$82,122,257
89$154,308,002$9,222,478$2,870,889$90,197,949
90$169,938,606$9,565,567$2,858,252$99,088,392
91$187,160,104$9,922,040$2,841,763$108,876,413
92$206,134,659$10,292,444$2,821,186$119,653,277
93$227,040,971$10,677,351$2,796,274$131,519,547
94$250,075,966$11,077,357$2,766,764$144,586,037
95$275,456,650$11,493,083$2,732,386$158,974,851
96$303,422,161$11,925,177$2,692,854$174,820,537
97$334,236,026$12,374,314$2,647,869$192,271,357
98$368,188,646$12,841,201$2,597,118$211,490,684
99$405,600,040$13,326,573$2,540,274$232,658,541
100$446,822,866$13,831,197$2,476,995$255,973,304