Can I retire at age 42 with 1,670,000?

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 $1,670,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$137,907$136,679$135,480$134,310$133,168$131,777
2 years$68,271$66,999$65,767$64,572$63,413$62,013
3 years$45,062$43,785$42,556$41,372$40,232$38,865
4 years$33,460$32,186$30,970$29,806$28,694$27,371
5 years$26,500$25,235$24,034$22,894$21,813$20,538
6 years$21,862$20,606$19,423$18,309$17,260$16,035
7 years$18,550$17,305$16,140$15,052$14,037$12,862
8 years$16,068$14,833$13,688$12,627$11,645$10,520
9 years$14,138$12,915$11,790$10,756$9,807$8,732
10 years$12,595$11,384$10,279$9,271$8,356$7,330
11 years$11,333$10,135$9,049$8,069$7,186$6,208
12 years$10,282$9,096$8,031$7,077$6,227$5,297
13 years$9,394$8,220$7,175$6,248$5,430$4,546
14 years$8,633$7,472$6,447$5,547$4,760$3,920
15 years$7,975$6,826$5,821$4,947$4,191$3,395
16 years$7,399$6,263$5,277$4,429$3,704$2,950
17 years$6,891$5,768$4,802$3,980$3,284$2,571
18 years$6,441$5,330$4,384$3,586$2,920$2,247
19 years$6,038$4,939$4,013$3,241$2,603$1,967
20 years$5,676$4,590$3,683$2,935$2,325$1,726
21 years$5,349$4,275$3,388$2,664$2,081$1,516
22 years$5,052$3,991$3,122$2,422$1,865$1,334
23 years$4,781$3,733$2,883$2,206$1,674$1,175
24 years$4,533$3,497$2,666$2,012$1,505$1,037
25 years$4,306$3,282$2,469$1,837$1,354$915
26 years$4,096$3,084$2,290$1,680$1,220$808
27 years$3,902$2,903$2,127$1,538$1,100$715
28 years$3,722$2,735$1,977$1,409$992$632
29 years$3,555$2,580$1,840$1,292$896$560
30 years$3,399$2,437$1,714$1,186$810$496
31 years$3,254$2,304$1,598$1,089$732$439
32 years$3,118$2,180$1,491$1,001$662$389
33 years$2,991$2,064$1,392$920$599$345
34 years$2,871$1,957$1,300$847$542$306
35 years$2,758$1,856$1,216$779$491$271
36 years$2,652$1,761$1,137$718$445$241
37 years$2,552$1,673$1,065$661$403$214
38 years$2,458$1,590$997$610$366$190
39 years$2,368$1,512$934$562$332$168
40 years$2,283$1,438$875$518$301$149
41 years$2,203$1,369$821$478$273$133
42 years$2,126$1,304$770$441$248$118
43 years$2,053$1,242$723$408$225$105
44 years$1,984$1,184$678$376$204$93
45 years$1,918$1,129$637$347$185$83
46 years$1,855$1,077$598$321$168$73
47 years$1,795$1,028$562$297$153$65
48 years$1,738$981$528$274$139$58
49 years$1,683$937$496$253$126$51
50 years$1,631$895$467$234$114$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,670,000, adding $4,937 every year, while hoping to spend $47,700 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: 63/27/10 Blend
41$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000
42$1,845,433$1,756,923$1,731,038$1,957,314
43$1,982,914$1,792,259$1,738,275$2,068,033
44$2,132,820$1,827,729$1,744,156$2,182,890
45$2,296,368$1,863,287$1,748,585$2,307,097
46$2,474,896$1,898,887$1,751,461$2,441,560
47$2,669,880$1,934,477$1,752,680$2,587,277
48$2,882,942$1,970,001$1,752,129$2,745,348
49$3,115,869$2,005,398$1,749,692$2,916,985
50$3,370,630$2,040,605$1,745,249$3,103,523
51$3,649,390$2,075,550$1,738,670$3,306,433
52$3,954,534$2,110,158$1,729,822$3,527,336
53$4,288,690$2,144,349$1,718,564$3,768,018
54$4,654,749$2,178,035$1,704,750$4,030,448
55$5,055,898$2,211,123$1,688,223$4,316,795
56$5,495,644$2,243,513$1,668,823$4,629,449
57$5,977,852$2,275,098$1,646,381$4,971,047
58$6,506,778$2,305,762$1,620,720$5,344,491
59$7,087,108$2,335,383$1,591,652$5,752,982
60$7,724,005$2,363,830$1,558,985$6,200,048
61$8,423,158$2,390,961$1,522,516$6,689,576
62$9,190,831$2,416,629$1,482,030$7,225,852
63$10,033,924$2,440,672$1,437,307$7,813,598
64$10,960,040$2,462,921$1,388,112$8,458,021
65$11,977,553$2,483,193$1,334,203$9,164,858
66$13,095,690$2,501,296$1,275,325$9,940,433
67$14,324,614$2,517,023$1,211,212$10,791,718
68$15,675,523$2,530,156$1,141,587$11,726,396
69$17,160,753$2,540,461$1,066,157$12,752,936
70$18,793,897$2,547,690$984,619$13,880,672
71$20,589,927$2,551,579$896,657$15,119,893
72$22,565,343$2,551,850$801,938$16,481,941
73$24,738,321$2,548,204$700,116$17,979,314
74$27,128,889$2,540,325$590,830$19,625,792
75$29,759,114$2,527,879$473,701$21,436,560
76$32,653,309$2,510,511$348,335$23,428,356
77$35,838,263$2,487,842$214,321$25,619,631
78$39,343,493$2,459,474$71,228$28,030,720
79$43,201,523$2,424,982$0$30,684,036
80$47,448,190$2,383,917$0$33,612,978
81$52,122,980$2,335,803$0$36,844,757
82$57,269,403$2,280,137$0$40,401,829
83$62,935,403$2,216,385$0$44,317,329
84$69,173,807$2,143,980$0$48,627,772
85$76,042,826$2,062,327$0$53,373,402
86$83,606,604$1,970,791$0$58,598,573
87$91,935,821$1,868,703$0$64,352,164
88$101,108,361$1,755,355$0$70,688,047
89$111,210,045$1,629,998$0$77,665,592
90$122,335,442$1,491,841$0$85,350,230
91$134,588,762$1,340,046$0$93,814,073
92$148,084,836$1,173,729$0$103,136,592
93$162,950,203$991,955$0$113,405,373
94$179,324,299$793,737$0$124,716,942
95$197,360,779$578,031$0$137,177,679
96$217,228,959$343,735$0$150,904,822
97$239,115,421$89,687$0$166,027,577
98$263,225,770$0$0$182,688,338
99$289,786,572$0$0$201,099,103
100$319,047,497$0$0$221,411,017