Can I retire at age 42 with 1,450,000?

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 $1,450,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$119,740$118,673$117,632$116,617$115,625$115,138
2 years$59,277$58,173$57,103$56,066$55,060$54,568
3 years$39,125$38,017$36,950$35,922$34,932$34,451
4 years$29,052$27,946$26,890$25,880$24,914$24,447
5 years$23,009$21,910$20,868$19,878$18,939$18,488
6 years$18,982$17,891$16,864$15,897$14,986$14,551
7 years$16,106$15,025$14,014$13,070$12,188$11,769
8 years$13,951$12,879$11,885$10,964$10,111$9,709
9 years$12,275$11,214$10,237$9,339$8,515$8,129
10 years$10,935$9,884$8,925$8,050$7,255$6,885
11 years$9,840$8,799$7,857$7,006$6,239$5,886
12 years$8,928$7,898$6,973$6,145$5,407$5,069
13 years$8,156$7,137$6,230$5,425$4,715$4,393
14 years$7,496$6,488$5,598$4,816$4,133$3,826
15 years$6,924$5,927$5,054$4,295$3,639$3,347
16 years$6,424$5,438$4,582$3,846$3,216$2,938
17 years$5,983$5,008$4,169$3,455$2,852$2,587
18 years$5,592$4,627$3,806$3,114$2,536$2,285
19 years$5,242$4,289$3,484$2,814$2,260$2,022
20 years$4,928$3,985$3,198$2,548$2,019$1,793
21 years$4,644$3,712$2,941$2,313$1,807$1,593
22 years$4,386$3,465$2,711$2,103$1,619$1,418
23 years$4,151$3,241$2,503$1,915$1,454$1,263
24 years$3,936$3,036$2,315$1,747$1,307$1,127
25 years$3,738$2,850$2,144$1,595$1,176$1,006
26 years$3,556$2,678$1,989$1,459$1,059$900
27 years$3,388$2,520$1,846$1,335$955$805
28 years$3,232$2,375$1,717$1,223$862$720
29 years$3,087$2,241$1,597$1,122$778$645
30 years$2,952$2,116$1,488$1,029$703$579
31 years$2,825$2,000$1,387$945$635$519
32 years$2,707$1,893$1,294$869$575$466
33 years$2,597$1,792$1,208$799$520$418
34 years$2,493$1,699$1,129$735$471$375
35 years$2,395$1,611$1,056$677$427$337
36 years$2,303$1,529$988$623$387$303
37 years$2,216$1,453$924$574$350$272
38 years$2,134$1,380$866$529$318$245
39 years$2,056$1,313$811$488$288$220
40 years$1,982$1,249$760$450$261$198
41 years$1,912$1,189$713$415$237$178
42 years$1,846$1,132$669$383$215$160
43 years$1,783$1,079$627$354$195$144
44 years$1,723$1,028$589$327$177$130
45 years$1,666$981$553$302$161$117
46 years$1,611$935$519$279$146$105
47 years$1,559$893$488$257$133$95
48 years$1,509$852$458$238$120$85
49 years$1,461$814$431$220$109$77
50 years$1,416$777$405$203$99$69

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,450,000, adding $3,696 every year, while hoping to spend $39,982 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: 61/21/18 Blend
41$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
42$1,601,712$1,524,862$1,502,387$1,691,805
43$1,722,547$1,557,040$1,510,177$1,785,210
44$1,854,366$1,589,455$1,516,887$1,882,316
45$1,998,248$1,622,075$1,522,440$1,987,364
46$2,155,381$1,654,868$1,526,753$2,101,130
47$2,327,071$1,687,797$1,529,740$2,224,468
48$2,514,755$1,720,823$1,531,310$2,358,320
49$2,720,019$1,753,902$1,531,368$2,503,724
50$2,944,606$1,786,988$1,529,814$2,661,821
51$3,190,436$1,820,031$1,526,542$2,833,874
52$3,459,623$1,852,975$1,521,444$3,021,271
53$3,754,495$1,885,762$1,514,403$3,225,542
54$4,077,618$1,918,328$1,505,300$3,448,375
55$4,431,814$1,950,604$1,494,006$3,691,630
56$4,820,193$1,982,519$1,480,390$3,957,357
57$5,246,182$2,013,991$1,464,312$4,247,815
58$5,713,553$2,044,938$1,445,627$4,565,494
59$6,226,463$2,075,266$1,424,183$4,913,142
60$6,789,488$2,104,880$1,399,818$5,293,782
61$7,407,671$2,133,675$1,372,368$5,710,752
62$8,086,567$2,161,538$1,341,656$6,167,728
63$8,832,295$2,188,352$1,307,499$6,668,764
64$9,651,595$2,213,987$1,269,707$7,218,326
65$10,551,894$2,238,309$1,228,078$7,821,340
66$11,541,372$2,261,171$1,182,403$8,483,235
67$12,629,042$2,282,418$1,132,464$9,209,994
68$13,824,833$2,301,886$1,078,031$10,008,213
69$15,139,686$2,319,398$1,018,865$10,885,163
70$16,585,652$2,334,767$954,715$11,848,858
71$18,176,012$2,347,793$885,321$12,908,132
72$19,925,394$2,358,264$810,408$14,072,723
73$21,849,919$2,365,954$729,692$15,353,365
74$23,967,348$2,370,624$642,874$16,761,888
75$26,297,250$2,372,017$549,643$18,311,333
76$28,861,187$2,369,863$449,673$20,016,075
77$31,682,917$2,363,875$342,626$21,891,958
78$34,788,616$2,353,746$228,146$23,956,445
79$38,207,130$2,339,154$105,863$26,228,787
80$41,970,238$2,319,754$0$28,730,200
81$46,112,963$2,295,182$0$31,488,802
82$50,673,890$2,265,052$0$34,547,643
83$55,695,541$2,228,953$0$37,914,862
84$61,224,766$2,186,452$0$41,621,858
85$67,313,194$2,137,089$0$45,703,232
86$74,017,711$2,080,378$0$50,197,120
87$81,401,004$2,015,804$0$55,145,546
88$89,532,148$1,942,819$0$60,594,822
89$98,487,258$1,860,849$0$66,595,987
90$108,350,209$1,769,280$0$73,205,288
91$119,213,424$1,667,469$0$80,484,712
92$131,178,748$1,554,730$0$88,502,569
93$144,358,411$1,430,343$0$97,334,142
94$158,876,082$1,293,542$0$107,062,396
95$174,868,038$1,143,521$0$117,778,760
96$192,484,452$979,428$0$129,583,995
97$211,890,805$800,359$0$142,589,141
98$233,269,454$605,364$0$156,916,573
99$256,821,348$393,436$0$172,701,148
100$282,767,925$163,514$0$190,091,488