Can I retire at age 42 with 1,180,000?

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 $1,180,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$97,443$96,575$95,728$94,902$94,095$92,804
2 years$48,239$47,341$46,470$45,626$44,807$43,509
3 years$31,840$30,938$30,069$29,233$28,427$27,162
4 years$23,642$22,743$21,883$21,061$20,275$19,052
5 years$18,725$17,830$16,982$16,177$15,413$14,236
6 years$15,447$14,560$13,724$12,937$12,195$11,067
7 years$13,107$12,227$11,405$10,636$9,918$8,837
8 years$11,353$10,481$9,672$8,922$8,228$7,195
9 years$9,989$9,126$8,331$7,600$6,929$5,944
10 years$8,899$8,044$7,263$6,551$5,904$4,965
11 years$8,008$7,161$6,394$5,701$5,078$4,185
12 years$7,265$6,427$5,675$5,001$4,400$3,552
13 years$6,638$5,808$5,070$4,415$3,837$3,033
14 years$6,100$5,280$4,555$3,919$3,364$2,602
15 years$5,635$4,823$4,113$3,495$2,962$2,241
16 years$5,228$4,425$3,729$3,130$2,617$1,937
17 years$4,869$4,075$3,393$2,812$2,321$1,678
18 years$4,551$3,766$3,097$2,534$2,064$1,458
19 years$4,266$3,490$2,836$2,290$1,839$1,269
20 years$4,010$3,243$2,602$2,074$1,643$1,107
21 years$3,779$3,021$2,394$1,882$1,470$967
22 years$3,569$2,820$2,206$1,711$1,318$846
23 years$3,378$2,637$2,037$1,558$1,183$740
24 years$3,203$2,471$1,884$1,421$1,063$649
25 years$3,042$2,319$1,745$1,298$957$569
26 years$2,894$2,179$1,618$1,187$862$500
27 years$2,757$2,051$1,503$1,086$777$439
28 years$2,630$1,933$1,397$995$701$386
29 years$2,512$1,823$1,300$913$633$339
30 years$2,402$1,722$1,211$838$572$298
31 years$2,299$1,628$1,129$769$517$263
32 years$2,203$1,540$1,053$707$468$231
33 years$2,113$1,459$983$650$423$204
34 years$2,029$1,382$919$598$383$179
35 years$1,949$1,311$859$551$347$158
36 years$1,874$1,245$804$507$315$139
37 years$1,803$1,182$752$467$285$123
38 years$1,736$1,123$704$431$258$108
39 years$1,673$1,068$660$397$234$95
40 years$1,613$1,016$619$366$213$84
41 years$1,556$967$580$338$193$74
42 years$1,502$921$544$312$175$65
43 years$1,451$878$511$288$159$58
44 years$1,402$837$479$266$144$51
45 years$1,355$798$450$246$131$45
46 years$1,311$761$423$227$119$40
47 years$1,269$726$397$210$108$35
48 years$1,228$693$373$194$98$31
49 years$1,189$662$351$179$89$27
50 years$1,152$633$330$165$81$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,180,000, adding $5,050 every year, while hoping to spend $20,154 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: 79/11/10 Blend
41$1,180,000$1,180,000$1,180,000$1,180,000
42$1,305,569$1,243,029$1,224,739$1,406,147
43$1,417,293$1,282,494$1,244,324$1,512,371
44$1,539,738$1,323,217$1,263,890$1,625,750
45$1,673,976$1,365,239$1,283,414$1,749,543
46$1,821,186$1,408,601$1,302,874$1,884,781
47$1,982,671$1,453,346$1,322,244$2,032,598
48$2,159,863$1,499,519$1,341,499$2,194,244
49$2,354,340$1,547,166$1,360,610$2,371,095
50$2,567,839$1,596,334$1,379,547$2,564,667
51$2,802,277$1,647,072$1,398,279$2,776,629
52$3,059,761$1,699,431$1,416,774$3,008,820
53$3,342,616$1,753,462$1,434,995$3,263,265
54$3,653,400$1,809,220$1,452,905$3,542,195
55$3,994,935$1,866,759$1,470,465$3,848,067
56$4,370,326$1,926,138$1,487,633$4,183,589
57$4,782,996$1,987,416$1,504,366$4,551,742
58$5,236,716$2,050,653$1,520,616$4,955,811
59$5,735,640$2,115,914$1,536,336$5,399,415
60$6,284,344$2,183,263$1,551,472$5,886,540
61$6,887,872$2,252,767$1,565,971$6,421,580
62$7,551,779$2,324,497$1,579,775$7,009,374
63$8,282,187$2,398,524$1,592,824$7,655,251
64$9,085,840$2,474,922$1,605,054$8,365,088
65$9,970,171$2,553,768$1,616,398$9,145,355
66$10,943,367$2,635,141$1,626,786$10,003,182
67$12,014,450$2,719,123$1,636,143$10,946,427
68$13,193,362$2,805,798$1,644,392$11,983,745
69$14,491,056$2,895,254$1,651,451$13,124,675
70$15,919,603$2,987,580$1,657,233$14,379,725
71$17,492,300$3,082,869$1,661,648$15,760,475
72$19,223,803$3,181,218$1,664,602$17,279,684
73$21,130,259$3,282,726$1,665,994$18,951,411
74$23,229,460$3,387,494$1,665,720$20,791,148
75$25,541,013$3,495,630$1,663,670$22,815,964
76$28,086,523$3,607,242$1,659,729$25,044,668
77$30,889,795$3,722,443$1,653,776$27,497,986
78$33,977,061$3,841,350$1,645,685$30,198,756
79$37,377,229$3,964,084$1,635,323$33,172,144
80$41,122,150$4,090,768$1,622,550$36,445,880
81$45,246,926$4,221,532$1,607,222$40,050,522
82$49,790,234$4,356,509$1,589,186$44,019,742
83$54,794,695$4,495,835$1,568,281$48,390,644
84$60,307,276$4,639,653$1,544,340$53,204,116
85$66,379,730$4,788,108$1,517,188$58,505,213
86$73,069,091$4,941,353$1,486,641$64,343,584
87$80,438,202$5,099,544$1,452,508$70,773,940
88$88,556,319$5,262,842$1,414,588$77,856,571
89$97,499,757$5,431,415$1,372,669$85,657,912
90$107,352,613$5,605,434$1,326,534$94,251,174
91$118,207,557$5,785,079$1,275,951$103,717,032
92$130,166,713$5,970,532$1,220,681$114,144,389
93$143,342,616$6,161,986$1,160,471$125,631,211
94$157,859,275$6,359,636$1,095,060$138,285,456
95$173,853,349$6,563,686$1,024,172$152,226,089
96$191,475,430$6,774,346$947,521$167,584,209
97$210,891,468$6,991,833$864,807$184,504,283
98$232,284,337$7,216,372$775,717$203,145,511
99$255,855,559$7,448,194$679,923$223,683,327
100$281,827,210$7,687,539$577,084$246,311,059