Can I retire at age 42 with 1,270,000?

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 $1,270,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$104,875$103,941$103,030$102,140$101,272$100,089
2 years$51,919$50,952$50,014$49,106$48,225$47,034
3 years$34,269$33,297$32,363$31,463$30,596$29,435
4 years$25,445$24,477$23,552$22,667$21,821$20,698
5 years$20,153$19,190$18,277$17,410$16,588$15,507
6 years$16,625$15,670$14,771$13,923$13,126$12,087
7 years$14,107$13,160$12,274$11,447$10,675$9,679
8 years$12,219$11,281$10,410$9,603$8,856$7,903
9 years$10,751$9,822$8,966$8,179$7,458$6,548
10 years$9,578$8,657$7,817$7,051$6,354$5,487
11 years$8,618$7,707$6,882$6,136$5,465$4,639
12 years$7,819$6,918$6,107$5,382$4,736$3,950
13 years$7,144$6,251$5,456$4,752$4,130$3,383
14 years$6,565$5,682$4,903$4,218$3,620$2,912
15 years$6,064$5,191$4,426$3,762$3,187$2,517
16 years$5,627$4,763$4,013$3,368$2,817$2,183
17 years$5,241$4,386$3,652$3,026$2,498$1,898
18 years$4,898$4,053$3,334$2,727$2,221$1,655
19 years$4,592$3,756$3,052$2,464$1,980$1,446
20 years$4,316$3,491$2,801$2,232$1,768$1,266
21 years$4,068$3,251$2,576$2,026$1,582$1,110
22 years$3,842$3,035$2,374$1,842$1,418$974
23 years$3,636$2,839$2,192$1,677$1,273$856
24 years$3,447$2,660$2,028$1,530$1,144$753
25 years$3,274$2,496$1,878$1,397$1,030$663
26 years$3,115$2,346$1,742$1,277$928$585
27 years$2,967$2,208$1,617$1,169$836$516
28 years$2,831$2,080$1,503$1,071$755$455
29 years$2,704$1,962$1,399$982$681$402
30 years$2,585$1,853$1,303$902$616$355
31 years$2,475$1,752$1,215$828$557$314
32 years$2,371$1,658$1,134$761$503$277
33 years$2,274$1,570$1,058$700$456$245
34 years$2,183$1,488$989$644$413$217
35 years$2,098$1,411$925$593$374$192
36 years$2,017$1,339$865$546$339$170
37 years$1,941$1,272$810$503$307$150
38 years$1,869$1,209$758$464$278$133
39 years$1,801$1,150$710$427$252$118
40 years$1,736$1,094$666$394$229$104
41 years$1,675$1,041$624$364$208$92
42 years$1,617$992$586$336$188$82
43 years$1,562$945$549$310$171$73
44 years$1,509$901$516$286$155$64
45 years$1,459$859$484$264$141$57
46 years$1,411$819$455$244$128$50
47 years$1,365$782$427$226$116$45
48 years$1,322$746$402$208$105$40
49 years$1,280$713$377$193$96$35
50 years$1,240$681$355$178$87$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,270,000, adding $2,696 every year, while hoping to spend $28,555 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: 72/18/10 Blend
41$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000
42$1,402,321$1,335,011$1,315,326$1,500,435
43$1,514,975$1,370,044$1,329,007$1,600,688
44$1,638,164$1,405,837$1,342,189$1,706,633
45$1,772,930$1,442,396$1,354,826$1,821,855
46$1,920,424$1,479,729$1,366,868$1,947,264
47$2,081,912$1,517,841$1,378,263$2,083,859
48$2,258,788$1,556,736$1,388,956$2,232,742
49$2,452,588$1,596,420$1,398,890$2,395,126
50$2,665,003$1,636,896$1,408,004$2,572,348
51$2,897,896$1,678,165$1,416,234$2,765,879
52$3,153,316$1,720,231$1,423,513$2,977,340
53$3,433,525$1,763,092$1,429,771$3,208,517
54$3,741,009$1,806,749$1,434,933$3,461,376
55$4,078,511$1,851,199$1,438,923$3,738,084
56$4,449,050$1,896,438$1,441,657$4,041,028
57$4,855,951$1,942,462$1,443,051$4,372,836
58$5,302,879$1,989,263$1,443,014$4,736,406
59$5,793,869$2,036,834$1,441,452$5,134,929
60$6,333,369$2,085,163$1,438,265$5,571,920
61$6,926,276$2,134,240$1,433,350$6,051,254
62$7,577,987$2,184,048$1,426,598$6,577,198
63$8,294,447$2,234,572$1,417,895$7,154,454
64$9,082,207$2,285,793$1,407,121$7,788,204
65$9,948,482$2,337,687$1,394,149$8,484,157
66$10,901,225$2,390,230$1,378,850$9,248,603
67$11,949,193$2,443,396$1,361,086$10,088,473
68$13,102,040$2,497,151$1,340,711$11,011,405
69$14,370,400$2,551,463$1,317,576$12,025,814
70$15,765,988$2,606,292$1,291,523$13,140,974
71$17,301,715$2,661,597$1,262,385$14,367,102
72$18,991,806$2,717,331$1,229,991$15,715,458
73$20,851,934$2,773,444$1,194,159$17,198,451
74$22,899,368$2,829,879$1,154,700$18,829,753
75$25,153,137$2,886,577$1,111,416$20,624,430
76$27,634,208$2,943,470$1,064,100$22,599,085
77$30,365,686$3,000,489$1,012,536$24,772,014
78$33,373,027$3,057,554$956,497$27,163,377
79$36,684,283$3,114,582$895,747$29,795,392
80$40,330,364$3,171,481$830,039$32,692,542
81$44,345,331$3,228,153$759,115$35,881,806
82$48,766,714$3,284,492$682,705$39,392,916
83$53,635,871$3,340,383$600,527$43,258,634
84$58,998,372$3,395,704$512,287$47,515,066
85$64,904,435$3,450,323$417,678$52,202,001
86$71,409,396$3,504,097$316,379$57,363,282
87$78,574,231$3,556,875$208,054$63,047,230
88$86,466,133$3,608,492$92,354$69,307,091
89$95,159,145$3,658,775$0$76,201,542
90$104,734,859$3,707,536$0$83,798,568
91$115,283,184$3,754,574$0$92,176,840
92$126,903,197$3,799,677$0$101,405,064
93$139,704,077$3,842,615$0$111,569,825
94$153,806,135$3,883,145$0$122,766,534
95$169,341,948$3,921,007$0$135,100,336
96$186,457,613$3,955,923$0$148,687,097
97$205,314,124$3,987,597$0$163,654,500
98$226,088,891$4,015,715$0$180,143,250
99$248,977,415$4,039,942$0$198,308,401
100$274,195,133$4,059,921$0$218,320,823