Can I retire at age 42 with 1,250,000?

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 $1,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$96,835
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$44,625
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$27,363
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$18,838
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$13,805
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$10,518
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$8,226
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$6,555
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$5,296
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$4,324
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$3,560
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$2,950
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$2,458
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$2,056
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$1,726
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$1,453
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$1,226
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$1,037
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$878
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$745
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$632
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$537
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$457
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$389
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$332
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$283
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$241
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$205
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$175
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$150
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$128
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$109
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$93
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$79
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$68
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$58
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$50
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$42
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$36
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$31
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$26
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$23
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$19
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$16
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$14
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$12
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$10
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$9
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$8
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,250,000, adding $4,210 every year, while hoping to spend $45,639 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: 48/28/24 Blend
41$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
42$1,381,843$1,315,593$1,296,218$1,438,562
43$1,474,231$1,331,497$1,291,081$1,494,571
44$1,574,513$1,346,651$1,284,243$1,550,479
45$1,683,447$1,360,970$1,275,599$1,610,274
46$1,801,864$1,374,363$1,265,037$1,674,341
47$1,930,681$1,386,734$1,252,442$1,743,108
48$2,070,905$1,397,979$1,237,694$1,817,048
49$2,223,646$1,407,989$1,220,666$1,896,685
50$2,390,125$1,416,647$1,201,224$1,982,596
51$2,571,683$1,423,828$1,179,231$2,075,422
52$2,769,801$1,429,401$1,154,541$2,175,870
53$2,986,104$1,433,225$1,127,002$2,284,721
54$3,222,384$1,435,151$1,096,454$2,402,839
55$3,480,613$1,435,019$1,062,731$2,531,181
56$3,762,962$1,432,662$1,025,659$2,670,802
57$4,071,822$1,427,900$985,056$2,822,869
58$4,409,824$1,420,543$940,732$2,988,670
59$4,779,867$1,410,390$892,487$3,169,631
60$5,185,141$1,397,228$840,113$3,367,326
61$5,629,162$1,380,828$783,394$3,583,493
62$6,115,800$1,360,952$722,101$3,820,053
63$6,649,318$1,337,345$655,997$4,079,127
64$7,234,410$1,309,736$584,835$4,363,058
65$7,876,247$1,277,841$508,354$4,674,434
66$8,580,526$1,241,357$426,286$5,016,111
67$9,353,520$1,199,964$338,346$5,391,243
68$10,202,139$1,153,322$244,241$5,803,315
69$11,133,995$1,101,073$143,662$6,256,171
70$12,157,476$1,042,838$36,287$6,754,055
71$13,281,817$978,216$0$7,301,654
72$14,517,196$906,782$0$7,924,190
73$15,874,823$828,088$0$8,618,540
74$17,367,050$741,660$0$9,381,795
75$19,007,484$646,995$0$10,221,004
76$20,811,115$543,566$0$11,143,942
77$22,794,459$430,811$0$12,159,179
78$24,975,714$308,141$0$13,276,166
79$27,374,929$174,932$0$14,505,325
80$30,014,191$30,523$0$15,858,145
81$32,917,839$0$0$17,347,295
82$36,112,688$0$0$19,025,496
83$39,628,285$0$0$20,882,691
84$43,497,184$0$0$22,926,693
85$47,755,255$0$0$25,176,472
86$52,442,023$0$0$27,652,934
87$57,601,036$0$0$30,379,112
88$63,280,281$0$0$33,380,385
89$69,532,633$0$0$36,684,720
90$76,416,355$0$0$40,322,933
91$83,995,645$0$0$44,328,979
92$92,341,245$0$0$48,740,275
93$101,531,104$0$0$53,598,049
94$111,651,117$0$0$58,947,734
95$122,795,933$0$0$64,839,392
96$135,069,846$0$0$71,328,187
97$148,587,783$0$0$78,474,906
98$163,476,386$0$0$86,346,536
99$179,875,204$0$0$95,016,888
100$197,938,015$0$0$104,567,301