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%16.5%
1 years$146,165$144,863$143,593$142,353$141,142$137,396
2 years$72,359$71,011$69,705$68,439$67,211$63,462
3 years$47,760$46,407$45,104$43,849$42,641$39,008
4 years$35,463$34,114$32,824$31,591$30,412$26,922
5 years$28,087$26,746$25,473$24,265$23,119$19,782
6 years$23,171$21,840$20,586$19,405$18,293$15,113
7 years$19,661$18,341$17,107$15,954$14,877$11,853
8 years$17,030$15,722$14,508$13,383$12,342$9,473
9 years$14,984$13,689$12,496$11,400$10,394$7,677
10 years$13,349$12,066$10,894$9,827$8,856$6,288
11 years$12,012$10,741$9,591$8,552$7,616$5,193
12 years$10,898$9,641$8,512$7,501$6,600$4,318
13 years$9,957$8,713$7,605$6,623$5,756$3,609
14 years$9,150$7,920$6,833$5,879$5,045$3,029
15 years$8,452$7,235$6,169$5,243$4,442$2,552
16 years$7,842$6,638$5,593$4,694$3,926$2,156
17 years$7,304$6,113$5,090$4,218$3,481$1,826
18 years$6,826$5,649$4,646$3,801$3,095$1,550
19 years$6,399$5,235$4,253$3,435$2,759$1,318
20 years$6,016$4,865$3,904$3,111$2,464$1,122
21 years$5,669$4,531$3,590$2,823$2,205$956
22 years$5,354$4,230$3,309$2,567$1,977$816
23 years$5,067$3,956$3,055$2,338$1,774$697
24 years$4,805$3,707$2,826$2,132$1,595$596
25 years$4,563$3,478$2,617$1,947$1,435$509
26 years$4,341$3,269$2,427$1,780$1,293$436
27 years$4,135$3,077$2,254$1,630$1,166$373
28 years$3,945$2,899$2,095$1,493$1,052$319
29 years$3,768$2,735$1,950$1,369$950$274
30 years$3,603$2,583$1,816$1,257$858$235
31 years$3,449$2,442$1,693$1,154$776$201
32 years$3,305$2,310$1,580$1,061$702$172
33 years$3,170$2,188$1,475$975$635$148
34 years$3,043$2,074$1,378$897$575$127
35 years$2,924$1,967$1,289$826$521$109
36 years$2,811$1,867$1,205$761$472$93
37 years$2,705$1,773$1,128$701$428$80
38 years$2,605$1,685$1,057$646$388$69
39 years$2,510$1,602$990$596$352$59
40 years$2,420$1,524$928$550$319$51
41 years$2,335$1,451$870$507$289$43
42 years$2,253$1,382$816$468$263$37
43 years$2,176$1,317$766$432$238$32
44 years$2,103$1,255$719$399$216$27
45 years$2,033$1,197$675$368$196$24
46 years$1,966$1,142$634$340$178$20
47 years$1,903$1,090$596$314$162$17
48 years$1,842$1,040$560$290$147$15
49 years$1,784$993$526$268$134$13
50 years$1,728$949$495$248$121$11

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 $3,265 every year, while hoping to spend $39,491 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: 48/23/29 Blend
41$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000
42$1,953,908$1,860,098$1,832,663$2,031,366
43$2,111,188$1,909,225$1,852,039$2,135,396
44$2,283,188$1,959,435$1,870,741$2,244,188
45$2,471,366$2,010,740$1,888,703$2,361,585
46$2,677,330$2,063,151$1,905,860$2,488,417
47$2,902,850$2,116,678$1,922,138$2,625,603
48$3,149,874$2,171,329$1,937,464$2,774,153
49$3,420,550$2,227,112$1,951,757$2,935,180
50$3,717,240$2,284,034$1,964,935$3,109,912
51$4,042,548$2,342,102$1,976,909$3,299,701
52$4,399,341$2,401,318$1,987,589$3,506,037
53$4,790,777$2,461,686$1,996,876$3,730,562
54$5,220,335$2,523,207$2,004,670$3,975,086
55$5,691,846$2,585,881$2,010,864$4,241,604
56$6,209,530$2,649,705$2,015,344$4,532,315
57$6,778,038$2,714,677$2,017,994$4,849,641
58$7,402,490$2,780,788$2,018,689$5,196,253
59$8,088,529$2,848,032$2,017,300$5,575,095
60$8,842,370$2,916,396$2,013,691$5,989,412
61$9,670,860$2,985,868$2,007,718$6,442,778
62$10,581,544$3,056,431$1,999,231$6,939,136
63$11,582,730$3,128,065$1,988,075$7,482,830
64$12,683,577$3,200,749$1,974,084$8,078,649
65$13,894,172$3,274,455$1,957,085$8,731,871
66$15,225,628$3,349,155$1,936,899$9,448,314
67$16,690,192$3,424,813$1,913,335$10,234,390
68$18,301,356$3,501,393$1,886,195$11,097,169
69$20,073,984$3,578,851$1,855,273$12,044,439
70$22,024,455$3,657,140$1,820,350$13,084,790
71$24,170,817$3,736,207$1,781,199$14,227,686
72$26,532,954$3,815,995$1,737,582$15,483,560
73$29,132,775$3,896,438$1,689,251$16,863,912
74$31,994,422$3,977,467$1,635,945$18,381,417
75$35,144,495$4,059,005$1,577,391$20,050,045
76$38,612,305$4,140,968$1,513,305$21,885,195
77$42,430,148$4,223,263$1,443,388$23,903,839
78$46,633,612$4,305,792$1,367,331$26,124,685
79$51,261,910$4,388,445$1,284,806$28,568,352
80$56,358,252$4,471,107$1,195,474$31,257,565
81$61,970,251$4,553,648$1,098,980$34,217,374
82$68,150,373$4,635,934$994,953$37,475,387
83$74,956,432$4,717,815$883,004$41,062,032
84$82,452,131$4,799,131$762,728$45,010,848
85$90,707,672$4,879,712$633,703$49,358,800
86$99,800,408$4,959,372$495,486$54,146,628
87$109,815,581$5,037,912$347,616$59,419,236
88$120,847,121$5,115,121$189,612$65,226,114
89$132,998,535$5,190,768$20,970$71,621,807
90$146,383,880$5,264,610$0$78,666,430
91$161,128,844$5,336,385$0$86,475,442
92$177,371,929$5,405,811$0$95,082,787
93$195,265,760$5,472,590$0$104,562,629
94$214,978,521$5,536,400$0$115,003,853
95$236,695,546$5,596,900$0$126,504,409
96$260,621,069$5,653,725$0$139,172,238
97$286,980,146$5,706,485$0$153,126,291
98$316,020,784$5,754,767$0$168,497,652
99$348,016,281$5,798,127$0$185,430,777
100$383,267,801$5,836,094$0$204,084,855