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

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 $1,140,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$94,140$93,302$92,483$91,685$90,905$87,820
2 years$46,604$45,736$44,895$44,079$43,288$40,210
3 years$30,761$29,889$29,050$28,242$27,464$24,491
4 years$22,841$21,972$21,141$20,347$19,587$16,741
5 years$18,090$17,226$16,406$15,628$14,890$12,179
6 years$14,924$14,066$13,259$12,498$11,782$9,208
7 years$12,663$11,813$11,018$10,275$9,582$7,144
8 years$10,968$10,126$9,344$8,620$7,949$5,646
9 years$9,651$8,816$8,048$7,342$6,694$4,523
10 years$8,597$7,771$7,017$6,329$5,704$3,661
11 years$7,736$6,918$6,177$5,508$4,906$2,987
12 years$7,019$6,209$5,482$4,831$4,251$2,452
13 years$6,413$5,612$4,898$4,265$3,707$2,023
14 years$5,893$5,101$4,401$3,786$3,250$1,676
15 years$5,444$4,660$3,973$3,377$2,861$1,393
16 years$5,051$4,275$3,602$3,023$2,529$1,161
17 years$4,704$3,937$3,278$2,717$2,242$970
18 years$4,397$3,638$2,992$2,448$1,994$812
19 years$4,122$3,372$2,739$2,212$1,777$680
20 years$3,874$3,133$2,514$2,004$1,587$571
21 years$3,651$2,918$2,313$1,818$1,420$479
22 years$3,448$2,724$2,131$1,653$1,273$403
23 years$3,264$2,548$1,968$1,506$1,143$339
24 years$3,094$2,387$1,820$1,373$1,027$285
25 years$2,939$2,240$1,686$1,254$924$240
26 years$2,796$2,106$1,563$1,147$833$203
27 years$2,664$1,982$1,452$1,050$751$171
28 years$2,541$1,867$1,350$962$677$144
29 years$2,427$1,762$1,256$882$612$121
30 years$2,321$1,664$1,170$809$553$102
31 years$2,221$1,573$1,091$743$500$86
32 years$2,129$1,488$1,018$683$452$73
33 years$2,042$1,409$950$628$409$62
34 years$1,960$1,336$888$578$370$52
35 years$1,883$1,267$830$532$335$44
36 years$1,811$1,202$776$490$304$37
37 years$1,742$1,142$727$451$275$31
38 years$1,678$1,085$681$416$250$26
39 years$1,616$1,032$638$384$226$22
40 years$1,559$982$598$354$205$19
41 years$1,504$935$560$327$186$16
42 years$1,451$890$526$301$169$13
43 years$1,402$848$493$278$153$11
44 years$1,354$808$463$257$139$10
45 years$1,309$771$435$237$126$8
46 years$1,267$735$408$219$115$7
47 years$1,226$702$384$202$104$6
48 years$1,186$670$360$187$95$5
49 years$1,149$640$339$173$86$4
50 years$1,113$611$319$160$78$3

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 $4,922 every year, while hoping to spend $56,503 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: 30/48/22 Blend
41$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000
42$1,261,357$1,200,937$1,183,267$1,290,428
43$1,329,897$1,199,664$1,162,788$1,311,799
44$1,403,534$1,196,435$1,139,729$1,329,391
45$1,482,728$1,191,095$1,113,944$1,347,141
46$1,567,986$1,183,478$1,085,280$1,365,098
47$1,659,861$1,173,409$1,053,578$1,383,322
48$1,758,964$1,160,703$1,018,669$1,401,882
49$1,865,964$1,145,163$980,380$1,420,862
50$1,981,596$1,126,580$938,528$1,440,357
51$2,106,671$1,104,734$892,920$1,460,482
52$2,242,076$1,079,391$843,357$1,481,366
53$2,388,788$1,050,302$789,631$1,503,161
54$2,547,884$1,017,205$731,522$1,526,039
55$2,720,543$979,823$668,803$1,550,201
56$2,908,066$937,862$601,235$1,575,874
57$3,111,882$891,011$528,570$1,603,317
58$3,333,564$838,940$450,547$1,632,827
59$3,574,841$781,303$366,895$1,664,737
60$3,837,619$717,730$277,330$1,699,428
61$4,123,992$647,835$181,556$1,737,330
62$4,436,265$571,204$79,264$1,778,928
63$4,776,976$487,406$0$1,824,769
64$5,148,918$395,979$0$1,882,488
65$5,555,167$296,441$0$1,966,072
66$5,999,106$188,278$0$2,057,755
67$6,484,462$70,951$0$2,158,496
68$7,015,338$0$0$2,269,364
69$7,596,251$0$0$2,421,185
70$8,232,176$0$0$2,628,583
71$8,928,590$0$0$2,855,888
72$9,691,525$0$0$3,105,094
73$10,527,625$0$0$3,378,392
74$11,444,206$0$0$3,678,200
75$12,449,324$0$0$4,007,176
76$13,551,856$0$0$4,368,253
77$14,761,575$0$0$4,764,659
78$16,089,251$0$0$5,199,949
79$17,546,742$0$0$5,678,043
80$19,147,113$0$0$6,203,254
81$20,904,756$0$0$6,780,337
82$22,835,525$0$0$7,414,530
83$24,956,885$0$0$8,111,602
84$27,288,075$0$0$8,877,910
85$29,850,293$0$0$9,720,459
86$32,666,891$0$0$10,646,962
87$35,763,595$0$0$11,665,922
88$39,168,751$0$0$12,786,705
89$42,913,586$0$0$14,019,629
90$47,032,508$0$0$15,376,065
91$51,563,424$0$0$16,868,540
92$56,548,103$0$0$18,510,858
93$62,032,562$0$0$20,318,226
94$68,067,508$0$0$22,307,402
95$74,708,809$0$0$24,496,851
96$82,018,022$0$0$26,906,918
97$90,062,976$0$0$29,560,020
98$98,918,408$0$0$32,480,859
99$108,666,667$0$0$35,696,655
100$119,398,494$0$0$39,237,397