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

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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%15.2%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$78,036
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$36,262
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$22,430
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$15,582
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$11,528
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$8,870
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$7,008
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$5,643
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$4,609
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$3,806
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$3,170
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$2,658
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$2,241
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,898
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,613
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$1,376
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,176
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$1,008
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$865
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$744
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$640
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$552
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$476
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$411
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$355
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$307
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$266
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$230
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$199
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$173
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$149
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$130
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$112
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$97
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$84
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$73
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$63
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$55
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$48
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$41
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$36
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$31
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$27
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$24
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$20
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$18
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$15
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$13
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$12
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$10

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 $3,180 every year, while hoping to spend $29,925 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: 62/27/11 Blend
41$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
42$1,105,280$1,052,280$1,036,780$1,170,812
43$1,186,179$1,072,002$1,039,672$1,234,815
44$1,274,326$1,091,687$1,041,658$1,300,923
45$1,370,430$1,111,302$1,042,677$1,372,339
46$1,475,269$1,130,811$1,042,662$1,449,579
47$1,589,701$1,150,176$1,041,545$1,533,209
48$1,714,670$1,169,354$1,039,256$1,623,855
49$1,851,214$1,188,300$1,035,719$1,722,206
50$2,000,478$1,206,967$1,030,856$1,829,020
51$2,163,720$1,225,302$1,024,583$1,945,133
52$2,342,328$1,243,250$1,016,815$2,071,469
53$2,537,828$1,260,752$1,007,461$2,209,042
54$2,751,902$1,277,743$996,426$2,358,973
55$2,986,400$1,294,157$983,610$2,522,496
56$3,243,361$1,309,919$968,910$2,700,973
57$3,525,032$1,324,953$952,216$2,895,902
58$3,833,885$1,339,176$933,415$3,108,938
59$4,172,644$1,352,498$912,387$3,341,902
60$4,544,309$1,364,826$889,008$3,596,804
61$4,952,184$1,376,058$863,145$3,875,858
62$5,399,910$1,386,088$834,664$4,181,506
63$5,891,496$1,394,801$803,420$4,516,438
64$6,431,359$1,402,077$769,265$4,883,621
65$7,024,364$1,407,785$732,042$5,286,325
66$7,675,872$1,411,789$691,587$5,728,155
67$8,391,786$1,413,942$647,731$6,213,084
68$9,178,612$1,414,089$600,294$6,745,494
69$10,043,517$1,412,066$549,090$7,330,211
70$10,994,396$1,407,697$493,925$7,972,561
71$12,039,947$1,400,797$434,594$8,678,410
72$13,189,754$1,391,169$370,886$9,454,226
73$14,454,376$1,378,603$302,578$10,307,140
74$15,845,447$1,362,879$229,438$11,245,010
75$17,375,784$1,343,761$151,225$12,276,501
76$19,059,509$1,321,001$67,687$13,411,163
77$20,912,183$1,294,334$0$14,659,522
78$22,950,951$1,263,481$0$16,035,702
79$25,194,703$1,228,148$0$17,558,617
80$27,664,255$1,188,019$0$19,234,445
81$30,382,542$1,142,765$0$21,078,764
82$33,374,834$1,092,033$0$23,108,740
83$36,668,979$1,035,455$0$25,343,294
84$40,295,659$972,636$0$27,803,278
85$44,288,682$903,161$0$30,511,674
86$48,685,305$826,593$0$33,493,813
87$53,526,577$742,468$0$36,777,609
88$58,857,733$650,294$0$40,393,830
89$64,728,618$549,554$0$44,376,385
90$71,194,156$439,701$0$48,762,645
91$78,314,870$320,156$0$53,593,799
92$86,157,452$190,310$0$58,915,239
93$94,795,394$49,516$0$64,776,996
94$104,309,677$0$0$71,234,206
95$114,789,539$0$0$78,378,210
96$126,333,316$0$0$86,263,786
97$139,049,368$0$0$94,950,258
98$153,057,104$0$0$104,519,208
99$168,488,107$0$0$115,060,537
100$185,487,377$0$0$126,673,314