Can I retire at age 42 with 1,000,000?

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:
0%
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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$77,845
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$36,073
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$22,248
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$15,409
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$11,364
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$8,715
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$6,862
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$5,507
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$4,482
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$3,687
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$3,059
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$2,555
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$2,145
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,810
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,532
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$1,301
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,107
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$945
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$807
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$691
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$592
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$508
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$436
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$375
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$322
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$277
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$239
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$206
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$177
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$153
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$132
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$114
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$98
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$84
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$73
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$63
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$54
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$47
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$40
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$35
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$30
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$26
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$22
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$19
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$17
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$14
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$12
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$11
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$9
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,000,000, adding $3,882 every year, while hoping to spend $41,353 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: 43/29/28 Blend
41$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
42$1,106,004$1,053,004$1,037,504$1,144,389
43$1,174,817$1,060,602$1,028,261$1,179,871
44$1,249,264$1,067,186$1,017,323$1,214,079
45$1,329,874$1,072,664$1,004,588$1,250,354
46$1,417,231$1,076,935$989,953$1,288,913
47$1,511,978$1,079,894$973,305$1,329,995
48$1,614,820$1,081,429$954,531$1,373,868
49$1,726,534$1,081,421$933,510$1,420,828
50$1,847,972$1,079,743$910,115$1,471,205
51$1,980,076$1,076,261$884,214$1,525,365
52$2,123,878$1,070,831$855,669$1,583,715
53$2,280,515$1,063,304$824,336$1,646,706
54$2,451,240$1,053,518$790,063$1,714,838
55$2,637,428$1,041,303$752,693$1,788,667
56$2,840,598$1,026,478$712,060$1,868,808
57$3,062,416$1,008,853$667,991$1,955,944
58$3,304,720$988,224$620,306$2,050,832
59$3,569,532$964,378$568,817$2,154,311
60$3,859,079$937,087$513,327$2,267,309
61$4,175,811$906,110$453,630$2,390,856
62$4,522,428$871,194$389,510$2,526,090
63$4,901,901$832,068$320,744$2,674,274
64$5,317,504$788,447$247,098$2,836,803
65$5,772,839$740,031$168,326$3,015,224
66$6,271,877$686,501$84,172$3,211,246
67$6,818,987$627,519$0$3,426,761
68$7,418,986$562,729$0$3,665,546
69$8,077,175$491,756$0$3,955,177
70$8,799,395$414,200$0$4,273,126
71$9,592,080$329,642$0$4,622,313
72$10,462,315$237,638$0$5,005,961
73$11,417,908$137,718$0$5,427,626
74$12,467,457$29,389$0$5,891,230
75$13,620,435$0$0$6,401,103
76$14,887,277$0$0$6,990,064
77$16,279,480$0$0$7,647,744
78$17,809,710$0$0$8,370,765
79$19,491,920$0$0$9,165,738
80$21,341,481$0$0$10,039,944
81$23,375,332$0$0$11,001,407
82$25,612,132$0$0$12,058,967
83$28,072,439$0$0$13,222,364
84$30,778,906$0$0$14,502,329
85$33,756,489$0$0$15,910,686
86$37,032,688$0$0$17,460,463
87$40,637,798$0$0$19,166,014
88$44,605,206$0$0$21,043,155
89$48,971,692$0$0$23,109,314
90$53,777,789$0$0$25,383,694
91$59,068,153$0$0$27,887,453
92$64,891,992$0$0$30,643,906
93$71,303,529$0$0$33,678,744
94$78,362,507$0$0$37,020,273
95$86,134,761$0$0$40,699,687
96$94,692,832$0$0$44,751,356
97$104,116,654$0$0$49,213,156
98$114,494,309$0$0$54,126,819
99$125,922,853$0$0$59,538,334
100$138,509,238$0$0$65,498,377