Can I retire at age 42 with 1,140,000?

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 $1,140,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$94,140$93,302$92,483$91,685$90,905$89,362
2 years$46,604$45,736$44,895$44,079$43,288$41,739
3 years$30,761$29,889$29,050$28,242$27,464$25,956
4 years$22,841$21,972$21,141$20,347$19,587$18,132
5 years$18,090$17,226$16,406$15,628$14,890$13,492
6 years$14,924$14,066$13,259$12,498$11,782$10,443
7 years$12,663$11,813$11,018$10,275$9,582$8,302
8 years$10,968$10,126$9,344$8,620$7,949$6,728
9 years$9,651$8,816$8,048$7,342$6,694$5,532
10 years$8,597$7,771$7,017$6,329$5,704$4,599
11 years$7,736$6,918$6,177$5,508$4,906$3,857
12 years$7,019$6,209$5,482$4,831$4,251$3,257
13 years$6,413$5,612$4,898$4,265$3,707$2,766
14 years$5,893$5,101$4,401$3,786$3,250$2,360
15 years$5,444$4,660$3,973$3,377$2,861$2,022
16 years$5,051$4,275$3,602$3,023$2,529$1,737
17 years$4,704$3,937$3,278$2,717$2,242$1,497
18 years$4,397$3,638$2,992$2,448$1,994$1,293
19 years$4,122$3,372$2,739$2,212$1,777$1,119
20 years$3,874$3,133$2,514$2,004$1,587$970
21 years$3,651$2,918$2,313$1,818$1,420$842
22 years$3,448$2,724$2,131$1,653$1,273$732
23 years$3,264$2,548$1,968$1,506$1,143$637
24 years$3,094$2,387$1,820$1,373$1,027$555
25 years$2,939$2,240$1,686$1,254$924$484
26 years$2,796$2,106$1,563$1,147$833$422
27 years$2,664$1,982$1,452$1,050$751$368
28 years$2,541$1,867$1,350$962$677$322
29 years$2,427$1,762$1,256$882$612$281
30 years$2,321$1,664$1,170$809$553$246
31 years$2,221$1,573$1,091$743$500$215
32 years$2,129$1,488$1,018$683$452$188
33 years$2,042$1,409$950$628$409$164
34 years$1,960$1,336$888$578$370$144
35 years$1,883$1,267$830$532$335$126
36 years$1,811$1,202$776$490$304$110
37 years$1,742$1,142$727$451$275$96
38 years$1,678$1,085$681$416$250$84
39 years$1,616$1,032$638$384$226$74
40 years$1,559$982$598$354$205$65
41 years$1,504$935$560$327$186$57
42 years$1,451$890$526$301$169$50
43 years$1,402$848$493$278$153$44
44 years$1,354$808$463$257$139$38
45 years$1,309$771$435$237$126$33
46 years$1,267$735$408$219$115$29
47 years$1,226$702$384$202$104$26
48 years$1,186$670$360$187$95$22
49 years$1,149$640$339$173$86$20
50 years$1,113$611$319$160$78$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,140,000, adding $5,814 every year, while hoping to spend $34,042 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: 77/5/18 Blend
41$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000
42$1,262,277$1,201,857$1,184,187$1,353,903
43$1,354,809$1,224,528$1,187,637$1,437,924
44$1,455,638$1,247,168$1,190,061$1,525,219
45$1,565,575$1,269,741$1,191,390$1,620,039
46$1,685,511$1,292,206$1,191,550$1,723,123
47$1,816,429$1,314,520$1,190,462$1,835,289
48$1,959,409$1,336,635$1,188,047$1,957,436
49$2,115,640$1,358,502$1,184,218$2,090,555
50$2,286,433$1,380,066$1,178,886$2,235,739
51$2,473,229$1,401,269$1,171,959$2,394,189
52$2,677,616$1,422,049$1,163,337$2,567,233
53$2,901,342$1,442,339$1,152,918$2,756,330
54$3,146,332$1,462,067$1,140,594$2,963,092
55$3,414,706$1,481,156$1,126,253$3,189,291
56$3,708,800$1,499,526$1,109,775$3,436,884
57$4,031,183$1,517,089$1,091,039$3,708,023
58$4,384,688$1,533,751$1,069,913$4,005,083
59$4,772,434$1,549,412$1,046,263$4,330,681
60$5,197,856$1,563,967$1,019,946$4,687,699
61$5,664,738$1,577,302$990,815$5,079,316
62$6,177,248$1,589,296$958,714$5,509,032
63$6,739,977$1,599,822$923,480$5,980,706
64$7,357,983$1,608,741$884,945$6,498,593
65$8,036,837$1,615,910$842,931$7,067,378
66$8,782,677$1,621,172$797,252$7,692,228
67$9,602,265$1,624,364$747,714$8,378,836
68$10,503,048$1,625,310$694,115$9,133,474
69$11,493,234$1,623,825$636,243$9,963,058
70$12,581,864$1,619,713$573,877$10,875,209
71$13,778,898$1,612,762$506,786$11,878,324
72$15,095,310$1,602,753$434,728$12,981,659
73$16,543,192$1,589,448$357,452$14,195,416
74$18,135,865$1,572,598$274,694$15,530,835
75$19,888,007$1,551,939$186,180$17,000,307
76$21,815,789$1,527,189$91,622$18,617,486
77$23,937,029$1,498,051$0$20,397,421
78$26,271,361$1,464,211$0$22,358,480
79$28,840,417$1,425,334$0$24,536,053
80$31,668,032$1,381,068$0$26,932,731
81$34,780,469$1,331,038$0$29,570,778
82$38,206,667$1,274,849$0$32,474,730
83$41,978,513$1,212,083$0$35,671,622
84$46,131,142$1,142,296$0$39,191,243
85$50,703,270$1,065,020$0$43,066,420
86$55,737,559$979,760$0$47,333,328
87$61,281,014$885,993$0$52,031,825
88$67,385,437$783,166$0$57,205,836
89$74,107,904$670,694$0$62,903,763
90$81,511,311$547,959$0$69,178,942
91$89,664,964$414,308$0$76,090,148
92$98,645,234$269,053$0$83,702,147
93$108,536,277$111,465$0$92,086,310
94$119,430,826$0$0$101,321,286
95$131,431,071$0$0$111,497,001
96$144,649,617$0$0$122,712,599
97$159,210,551$0$0$135,067,240
98$175,250,611$0$0$148,676,950
99$192,920,475$0$0$163,669,585
100$212,386,186$0$0$180,186,038