Can I retire at age 42 with 1,770,000?

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 $1,770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$146,165$144,863$143,593$142,353$141,142$138,406
2 years$72,359$71,011$69,705$68,439$67,211$64,465
3 years$47,760$46,407$45,104$43,849$42,641$39,972
4 years$35,463$34,114$32,824$31,591$30,412$27,839
5 years$28,087$26,746$25,473$24,265$23,119$20,650
6 years$23,171$21,840$20,586$19,405$18,293$15,931
7 years$19,661$18,341$17,107$15,954$14,877$12,623
8 years$17,030$15,722$14,508$13,383$12,342$10,194
9 years$14,984$13,689$12,496$11,400$10,394$8,352
10 years$13,349$12,066$10,894$9,827$8,856$6,917
11 years$12,012$10,741$9,591$8,552$7,616$5,779
12 years$10,898$9,641$8,512$7,501$6,600$4,861
13 years$9,957$8,713$7,605$6,623$5,756$4,112
14 years$9,150$7,920$6,833$5,879$5,045$3,495
15 years$8,452$7,235$6,169$5,243$4,442$2,981
16 years$7,842$6,638$5,593$4,694$3,926$2,551
17 years$7,304$6,113$5,090$4,218$3,481$2,189
18 years$6,826$5,649$4,646$3,801$3,095$1,883
19 years$6,399$5,235$4,253$3,435$2,759$1,622
20 years$6,016$4,865$3,904$3,111$2,464$1,400
21 years$5,669$4,531$3,590$2,823$2,205$1,210
22 years$5,354$4,230$3,309$2,567$1,977$1,047
23 years$5,067$3,956$3,055$2,338$1,774$907
24 years$4,805$3,707$2,826$2,132$1,595$786
25 years$4,563$3,478$2,617$1,947$1,435$682
26 years$4,341$3,269$2,427$1,780$1,293$592
27 years$4,135$3,077$2,254$1,630$1,166$514
28 years$3,945$2,899$2,095$1,493$1,052$447
29 years$3,768$2,735$1,950$1,369$950$388
30 years$3,603$2,583$1,816$1,257$858$338
31 years$3,449$2,442$1,693$1,154$776$294
32 years$3,305$2,310$1,580$1,061$702$256
33 years$3,170$2,188$1,475$975$635$223
34 years$3,043$2,074$1,378$897$575$194
35 years$2,924$1,967$1,289$826$521$169
36 years$2,811$1,867$1,205$761$472$147
37 years$2,705$1,773$1,128$701$428$128
38 years$2,605$1,685$1,057$646$388$112
39 years$2,510$1,602$990$596$352$97
40 years$2,420$1,524$928$550$319$85
41 years$2,335$1,451$870$507$289$74
42 years$2,253$1,382$816$468$263$64
43 years$2,176$1,317$766$432$238$56
44 years$2,103$1,255$719$399$216$49
45 years$2,033$1,197$675$368$196$43
46 years$1,966$1,142$634$340$178$37
47 years$1,903$1,090$596$314$162$32
48 years$1,842$1,040$560$290$147$28
49 years$1,784$993$526$268$134$25
50 years$1,728$949$495$248$121$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,770,000, adding $4,574 every year, while hoping to spend $51,464 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: 41/48/11 Blend
41$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000
42$1,955,258$1,861,448$1,834,013$2,028,875
43$2,099,937$1,897,902$1,840,695$2,117,464
44$2,257,649$1,934,417$1,845,876$2,207,815
45$2,429,667$1,970,942$1,849,452$2,304,457
46$2,617,397$2,007,421$1,851,312$2,407,984
47$2,822,382$2,043,795$1,851,341$2,519,049
48$3,046,322$2,079,999$1,849,419$2,638,375
49$3,291,091$2,115,963$1,845,418$2,766,759
50$3,558,748$2,151,611$1,839,205$2,905,079
51$3,851,563$2,186,862$1,830,642$3,054,303
52$4,172,035$2,221,631$1,819,580$3,215,500
53$4,522,914$2,255,823$1,805,868$3,389,849
54$4,907,232$2,289,338$1,789,345$3,578,651
55$5,328,323$2,322,070$1,769,842$3,783,340
56$5,789,863$2,353,902$1,747,183$4,005,498
57$6,295,899$2,384,714$1,721,183$4,246,872
58$6,850,888$2,414,372$1,691,650$4,509,387
59$7,459,739$2,442,737$1,658,381$4,795,167
60$8,127,860$2,469,658$1,621,165$5,106,558
61$8,861,207$2,494,977$1,579,779$5,446,144
62$9,666,342$2,518,521$1,533,992$5,816,778
63$10,550,490$2,540,111$1,483,562$6,221,606
64$11,521,614$2,559,550$1,428,236$6,664,099
65$12,588,485$2,576,634$1,367,748$7,148,086
66$13,760,763$2,591,143$1,301,821$7,677,791
67$15,049,095$2,602,842$1,230,165$8,257,872
68$16,465,205$2,611,484$1,152,478$8,893,469
69$18,022,013$2,616,804$1,068,443$9,590,250
70$19,733,752$2,618,521$977,730$10,354,467
71$21,616,104$2,616,337$879,993$11,193,015
72$23,686,345$2,609,936$774,872$12,113,502
73$25,963,511$2,598,982$661,988$13,124,315
74$28,468,574$2,583,117$540,950$14,234,706
75$31,224,642$2,561,964$411,346$15,454,879
76$34,257,176$2,535,120$272,746$16,796,086
77$37,594,229$2,502,162$124,704$18,270,739
78$41,266,710$2,462,637$0$19,892,523
79$45,308,676$2,416,069$0$21,680,436
80$49,757,655$2,361,950$0$23,663,089
81$54,654,997$2,299,746$0$25,844,242
82$60,046,261$2,228,889$0$28,244,195
83$65,981,654$2,148,778$0$30,885,328
84$72,516,492$2,058,778$0$33,792,316
85$79,711,732$1,958,216$0$36,992,359
86$87,634,542$1,846,381$0$40,515,449
87$96,358,932$1,722,521$0$44,394,645
88$105,966,459$1,585,841$0$48,666,395
89$116,546,990$1,435,499$0$53,370,879
90$128,199,551$1,270,607$0$58,552,392
91$141,033,264$1,090,225$0$64,259,763
92$155,168,372$893,361$0$70,546,821
93$170,737,377$678,967$0$77,472,905
94$187,886,289$445,935$0$85,103,427
95$206,776,001$193,097$0$93,510,493
96$227,583,811$0$0$102,773,587
97$250,505,092$0$0$113,022,995
98$275,755,137$0$0$124,426,424
99$303,571,191$0$0$136,989,068
100$334,214,687$0$0$150,829,042