Can I retire at age 42 with 1,530,000?

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 $1,530,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$126,346$125,221$124,123$123,051$122,004$121,286
2 years$62,548$61,383$60,254$59,159$58,097$57,373
3 years$41,284$40,114$38,988$37,904$36,859$36,151
4 years$30,655$29,488$28,373$27,308$26,288$25,602
5 years$24,278$23,119$22,019$20,975$19,984$19,321
6 years$20,029$18,878$17,795$16,774$15,813$15,174
7 years$16,995$15,854$14,787$13,791$12,860$12,246
8 years$14,721$13,590$12,541$11,569$10,669$10,079
9 years$12,952$11,832$10,801$9,854$8,984$8,420
10 years$11,539$10,430$9,417$8,494$7,655$7,115
11 years$10,383$9,285$8,291$7,392$6,584$6,067
12 years$9,420$8,334$7,358$6,484$5,705$5,212
13 years$8,606$7,531$6,574$5,725$4,975$4,505
14 years$7,910$6,846$5,906$5,082$4,361$3,913
15 years$7,306$6,254$5,333$4,532$3,840$3,414
16 years$6,778$5,738$4,835$4,058$3,394$2,989
17 years$6,313$5,284$4,399$3,646$3,009$2,625
18 years$5,901$4,883$4,016$3,286$2,676$2,312
19 years$5,532$4,525$3,677$2,969$2,385$2,040
20 years$5,200$4,205$3,374$2,689$2,130$1,804
21 years$4,900$3,917$3,104$2,440$1,906$1,598
22 years$4,628$3,656$2,860$2,219$1,709$1,418
23 years$4,380$3,420$2,641$2,021$1,534$1,260
24 years$4,153$3,204$2,443$1,843$1,379$1,120
25 years$3,945$3,007$2,262$1,683$1,241$997
26 years$3,752$2,826$2,098$1,539$1,117$889
27 years$3,575$2,660$1,948$1,409$1,007$793
28 years$3,410$2,506$1,811$1,291$909$707
29 years$3,257$2,364$1,686$1,184$821$632
30 years$3,114$2,233$1,570$1,086$742$564
31 years$2,981$2,111$1,464$998$671$504
32 years$2,857$1,997$1,366$917$607$451
33 years$2,740$1,891$1,275$843$549$404
34 years$2,630$1,793$1,191$776$497$361
35 years$2,527$1,700$1,114$714$450$323
36 years$2,430$1,614$1,042$658$408$290
37 years$2,338$1,533$975$606$370$259
38 years$2,252$1,457$913$559$335$232
39 years$2,170$1,385$856$515$304$208
40 years$2,092$1,318$802$475$276$187
41 years$2,018$1,254$752$438$250$167
42 years$1,948$1,195$705$404$227$150
43 years$1,881$1,138$662$373$206$135
44 years$1,818$1,085$621$345$187$121
45 years$1,757$1,035$583$318$170$108
46 years$1,700$987$548$294$154$97
47 years$1,645$942$515$272$140$87
48 years$1,592$899$484$251$127$78
49 years$1,542$859$455$232$115$70
50 years$1,494$820$428$214$105$63

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,530,000, adding $2,965 every year, while hoping to spend $46,322 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: 52/27/21 Blend
41$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000
42$1,689,118$1,608,028$1,584,313$1,767,002
43$1,812,122$1,637,536$1,588,102$1,850,504
44$1,946,120$1,666,936$1,590,464$1,936,244
45$2,092,184$1,696,176$1,591,305$2,028,526
46$2,251,495$1,725,196$1,590,521$2,127,988
47$2,425,351$1,753,935$1,588,008$2,235,334
48$2,615,183$1,782,324$1,583,653$2,351,339
49$2,822,566$1,810,292$1,577,338$2,476,861
50$3,049,231$1,837,759$1,568,943$2,612,844
51$3,297,087$1,864,644$1,558,337$2,760,330
52$3,568,235$1,890,857$1,545,386$2,920,468
53$3,864,987$1,916,301$1,529,949$3,094,525
54$4,189,891$1,940,875$1,511,878$3,283,902
55$4,545,752$1,964,470$1,491,017$3,490,139
56$4,935,658$1,986,968$1,467,205$3,714,940
57$5,363,010$2,008,245$1,440,273$3,960,182
58$5,831,557$2,028,168$1,410,041$4,227,934
59$6,345,422$2,046,595$1,376,324$4,520,483
60$6,909,152$2,063,375$1,338,928$4,840,346
61$7,527,752$2,078,347$1,297,648$5,190,303
62$8,206,736$2,091,340$1,252,273$5,573,418
63$8,952,178$2,102,170$1,202,579$5,993,073
64$9,770,768$2,110,644$1,148,333$6,452,997
65$10,669,876$2,116,556$1,089,292$6,957,301
66$11,657,622$2,119,685$1,025,202$7,510,520
67$12,742,950$2,119,800$955,796$8,117,658
68$13,935,713$2,116,652$880,798$8,784,229
69$15,246,767$2,109,979$799,915$9,516,318
70$16,688,071$2,099,502$712,846$10,320,634
71$18,272,801$2,084,925$619,273$11,204,573
72$20,015,474$2,065,933$518,866$12,176,295
73$21,932,083$2,042,195$411,279$13,244,794
74$24,040,250$2,013,357$296,151$14,419,992
75$26,359,389$1,979,045$173,106$15,712,826
76$28,910,892$1,938,863$41,751$17,135,357
77$31,718,328$1,892,393$0$18,700,884
78$34,807,666$1,839,188$0$20,446,124
79$38,207,520$1,778,780$0$22,376,606
80$41,949,417$1,710,671$0$24,500,890
81$46,068,096$1,634,333$0$26,838,734
82$50,601,836$1,549,209$0$29,411,914
83$55,592,814$1,454,710$0$32,244,430
84$61,087,503$1,350,213$0$35,362,739
85$67,137,113$1,235,059$0$38,795,997
86$73,798,072$1,108,550$0$42,576,341
87$81,132,558$969,951$0$46,739,192
88$89,209,084$818,485$0$51,323,592
89$98,103,148$653,327$0$56,372,567
90$107,897,940$473,612$0$61,933,545
91$118,685,132$278,421$0$68,058,795
92$130,565,738$66,786$0$74,805,927
93$143,651,069$0$0$82,238,437
94$158,063,785$0$0$90,474,532
95$173,939,047$0$0$99,568,468
96$191,425,797$0$0$109,585,750
97$210,688,163$0$0$120,620,426
98$231,907,003$0$0$132,776,133
99$255,281,618$0$0$146,167,072
100$281,031,626$0$0$160,919,092