Can I retire at age 42 with 1,660,000?

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 $1,660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$137,081$135,860$134,669$133,506$132,371$131,316
2 years$67,862$66,598$65,373$64,186$63,034$61,971
3 years$44,792$43,523$42,301$41,124$39,991$38,953
4 years$33,259$31,994$30,784$29,628$28,522$27,516
5 years$26,341$25,083$23,890$22,757$21,682$20,712
6 years$21,731$20,483$19,306$18,199$17,156$16,222
7 years$18,439$17,201$16,044$14,962$13,953$13,056
8 years$15,971$14,745$13,606$12,552$11,575$10,715
9 years$14,053$12,838$11,719$10,691$9,748$8,925
10 years$12,519$11,316$10,217$9,216$8,306$7,519
11 years$11,265$10,074$8,995$8,021$7,143$6,392
12 years$10,221$9,042$7,983$7,035$6,190$5,475
13 years$9,338$8,171$7,132$6,211$5,398$4,717
14 years$8,582$7,427$6,408$5,513$4,732$4,084
15 years$7,927$6,785$5,786$4,917$4,166$3,551
16 years$7,354$6,225$5,246$4,403$3,682$3,098
17 years$6,850$5,733$4,773$3,956$3,265$2,712
18 years$6,402$5,298$4,357$3,565$2,903$2,379
19 years$6,002$4,910$3,989$3,221$2,587$2,093
20 years$5,642$4,562$3,661$2,917$2,311$1,844
21 years$5,317$4,250$3,367$2,648$2,068$1,627
22 years$5,021$3,967$3,104$2,407$1,854$1,438
23 years$4,752$3,710$2,866$2,192$1,664$1,273
24 years$4,506$3,476$2,650$2,000$1,496$1,128
25 years$4,280$3,262$2,455$1,826$1,346$1,000
26 years$4,071$3,066$2,276$1,670$1,212$888
27 years$3,878$2,885$2,114$1,528$1,093$789
28 years$3,700$2,719$1,965$1,400$986$701
29 years$3,534$2,565$1,829$1,284$891$623
30 years$3,379$2,422$1,703$1,179$805$555
31 years$3,235$2,290$1,588$1,082$728$494
32 years$3,099$2,167$1,482$995$658$440
33 years$2,973$2,052$1,383$915$596$392
34 years$2,854$1,945$1,293$842$539$349
35 years$2,742$1,845$1,208$775$488$311
36 years$2,636$1,751$1,131$714$443$278
37 years$2,537$1,663$1,058$657$401$248
38 years$2,443$1,580$991$606$364$221
39 years$2,354$1,503$928$559$330$197
40 years$2,269$1,430$870$515$299$176
41 years$2,189$1,361$816$475$271$157
42 years$2,113$1,296$765$439$246$140
43 years$2,041$1,235$718$405$223$125
44 years$1,972$1,177$674$374$203$112
45 years$1,907$1,123$633$345$184$100
46 years$1,844$1,071$595$319$167$89
47 years$1,785$1,022$559$295$152$80
48 years$1,727$976$525$272$138$71
49 years$1,673$932$493$252$125$64
50 years$1,621$890$464$233$114$57

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,660,000, adding $2,757 every year, while hoping to spend $50,810 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: 73/6/21 Blend
41$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000
42$1,832,164$1,744,184$1,718,454$1,956,406
43$1,964,983$1,775,587$1,721,961$2,070,796
44$2,109,647$1,806,827$1,723,882$2,189,699
45$2,267,310$1,837,840$1,724,111$2,318,683
46$2,439,243$1,868,562$1,722,536$2,458,741
47$2,626,844$1,898,919$1,719,039$2,610,968
48$2,831,652$1,928,837$1,713,497$2,776,571
49$3,055,362$1,958,231$1,705,781$2,956,880
50$3,299,840$1,987,015$1,695,755$3,153,361
51$3,567,138$2,015,094$1,683,277$3,367,630
52$3,859,518$2,042,365$1,668,199$3,601,467
53$4,179,470$2,068,722$1,650,365$3,856,833
54$4,529,735$2,094,048$1,629,611$4,135,893
55$4,913,331$2,118,220$1,605,766$4,441,029
56$5,333,583$2,141,106$1,578,652$4,774,870
57$5,794,153$2,162,564$1,548,081$5,140,311
58$6,299,072$2,182,445$1,513,857$5,540,543
59$6,852,781$2,200,588$1,475,775$5,979,086
60$7,460,171$2,216,823$1,433,620$6,459,816
61$8,126,630$2,230,969$1,387,168$6,987,007
62$8,858,091$2,242,832$1,336,183$7,565,371
63$9,661,092$2,252,206$1,280,420$8,200,100
64$10,542,832$2,258,873$1,219,623$8,896,917
65$11,511,244$2,262,600$1,153,523$9,662,129
66$12,575,064$2,263,141$1,081,840$10,502,691
67$13,743,919$2,260,233$1,004,280$11,426,265
68$15,028,412$2,253,598$920,537$12,441,298
69$16,440,226$2,242,940$830,290$13,557,101
70$17,992,231$2,227,946$733,207$14,783,934
71$19,698,605$2,208,283$628,936$16,133,109
72$21,574,972$2,183,597$517,115$17,617,090
73$23,638,542$2,153,517$397,361$19,249,619
74$25,908,279$2,117,644$269,278$21,045,840
75$28,405,074$2,075,560$132,450$23,022,443
76$31,151,949$2,026,819$0$25,197,825
77$34,174,265$1,970,951$0$27,595,304
78$37,499,970$1,907,457$0$30,266,056
79$41,159,855$1,835,810$0$33,205,109
80$45,187,846$1,755,451$0$36,439,719
81$49,621,328$1,665,790$0$39,999,923
82$54,501,491$1,566,201$0$43,918,817
83$59,873,723$1,456,025$0$48,232,871
84$65,788,034$1,334,562$0$52,982,273
85$72,299,531$1,201,073$0$58,211,305
86$79,468,937$1,054,779$0$63,968,766
87$87,363,160$894,854$0$70,308,430
88$96,055,927$720,428$0$77,289,552
89$105,628,482$530,578$0$84,977,428
90$116,170,344$324,334$0$93,444,013
91$127,780,161$100,668$0$102,768,599
92$140,566,634$0$0$113,038,562
93$154,649,542$0$0$124,359,530
94$170,160,879$0$0$136,836,210
95$187,246,090$0$0$150,578,959
96$206,065,449$0$0$165,716,711
97$226,795,572$0$0$182,391,542
98$249,631,077$0$0$200,760,015
99$274,786,428$0$0$220,994,656
100$302,497,954$0$0$243,285,579