Can I retire at age 42 with 1,910,000?

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 $1,910,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$157,726$156,321$154,950$153,612$152,306$150,341
2 years$78,082$76,628$75,219$73,852$72,527$70,549
3 years$51,538$50,077$48,671$47,318$46,014$44,086
4 years$38,268$36,812$35,420$34,090$32,818$30,954
5 years$30,308$28,861$27,488$26,184$24,947$23,154
6 years$25,004$23,567$22,214$20,940$19,740$18,018
7 years$21,216$19,792$18,460$17,216$16,054$14,405
8 years$18,377$16,965$15,656$14,442$13,318$11,742
9 years$16,169$14,771$13,484$12,301$11,216$9,711
10 years$14,405$13,020$11,756$10,604$9,557$8,122
11 years$12,962$11,591$10,350$9,228$8,219$6,854
12 years$11,760$10,404$9,185$8,095$7,122$5,825
13 years$10,744$9,402$8,206$7,146$6,211$4,980
14 years$9,874$8,546$7,373$6,344$5,444$4,278
15 years$9,121$7,807$6,657$5,657$4,794$3,690
16 years$8,462$7,163$6,036$5,066$4,237$3,193
17 years$7,882$6,597$5,492$4,551$3,756$2,771
18 years$7,366$6,095$5,014$4,102$3,340$2,411
19 years$6,906$5,649$4,590$3,706$2,977$2,102
20 years$6,491$5,250$4,212$3,357$2,659$1,836
21 years$6,117$4,890$3,874$3,046$2,380$1,606
22 years$5,778$4,564$3,571$2,770$2,133$1,406
23 years$5,468$4,269$3,297$2,523$1,915$1,233
24 years$5,185$4,000$3,049$2,301$1,721$1,083
25 years$4,924$3,754$2,824$2,101$1,549$951
26 years$4,684$3,528$2,619$1,921$1,395$836
27 years$4,463$3,320$2,432$1,759$1,258$736
28 years$4,257$3,128$2,261$1,611$1,135$648
29 years$4,066$2,951$2,104$1,478$1,025$571
30 years$3,888$2,787$1,960$1,356$926$503
31 years$3,722$2,635$1,827$1,245$837$443
32 years$3,566$2,493$1,705$1,145$757$391
33 years$3,421$2,361$1,592$1,052$685$345
34 years$3,284$2,238$1,487$968$620$304
35 years$3,155$2,122$1,391$891$562$269
36 years$3,034$2,014$1,301$821$509$237
37 years$2,919$1,913$1,218$756$461$209
38 years$2,811$1,818$1,140$697$418$185
39 years$2,708$1,729$1,068$643$379$163
40 years$2,611$1,645$1,001$593$344$144
41 years$2,519$1,566$939$547$312$127
42 years$2,432$1,491$881$505$283$113
43 years$2,349$1,421$826$466$257$99
44 years$2,269$1,354$776$430$233$88
45 years$2,194$1,292$728$397$212$78
46 years$2,122$1,232$684$367$192$69
47 years$2,053$1,176$643$339$175$61
48 years$1,988$1,122$604$313$159$54
49 years$1,925$1,072$568$290$144$47
50 years$1,865$1,024$534$268$131$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,910,000, adding $2,043 every year, while hoping to spend $39,900 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: 57/32/11 Blend
41$1,910,000$1,910,000$1,910,000$1,910,000
42$2,106,927$2,005,697$1,976,092$2,221,207
43$2,279,381$2,061,523$1,999,838$2,354,424
44$2,468,087$2,118,747$2,023,042$2,494,909
45$2,674,662$2,177,396$2,045,644$2,647,030
46$2,900,884$2,237,496$2,067,580$2,811,908
47$3,148,714$2,299,072$2,088,784$2,990,774
48$3,420,309$2,362,152$2,109,184$3,184,985
49$3,718,044$2,426,762$2,128,705$3,396,033
50$4,044,538$2,492,926$2,147,270$3,625,562
51$4,402,672$2,560,672$2,164,795$3,875,383
52$4,795,623$2,630,022$2,181,194$4,147,487
53$5,226,886$2,701,003$2,196,374$4,444,071
54$5,700,315$2,773,639$2,210,239$4,767,550
55$6,220,153$2,847,953$2,222,687$5,120,588
56$6,791,074$2,923,968$2,233,613$5,506,115
57$7,418,227$3,001,706$2,242,902$5,927,362
58$8,107,286$3,081,189$2,250,439$6,387,885
59$8,864,499$3,162,437$2,256,099$6,891,602
60$9,696,751$3,245,470$2,259,752$7,442,832
61$10,611,628$3,330,306$2,261,262$8,046,327
62$11,617,485$3,416,962$2,260,485$8,707,327
63$12,723,529$3,505,454$2,257,271$9,431,604
64$13,939,902$3,595,795$2,251,463$10,225,515
65$15,277,781$3,687,997$2,242,896$11,096,065
66$16,749,477$3,782,072$2,231,396$12,050,974
67$18,368,558$3,878,027$2,216,782$13,098,743
68$20,149,970$3,975,870$2,198,863$14,248,744
69$22,110,182$4,075,602$2,177,440$15,511,299
70$24,267,340$4,177,227$2,152,304$16,897,785
71$26,641,439$4,280,741$2,123,236$18,420,734
72$29,254,510$4,386,141$2,090,008$20,093,958
73$32,130,826$4,493,418$2,052,380$21,932,676
74$35,297,136$4,602,562$2,010,100$23,953,655
75$38,782,912$4,713,555$1,962,907$26,175,374
76$42,620,629$4,826,380$1,910,524$28,618,195
77$46,846,072$4,941,011$1,852,666$31,304,555
78$51,498,672$5,057,421$1,789,030$34,259,179
79$56,621,877$5,175,575$1,719,304$37,509,311
80$62,263,565$5,295,435$1,643,157$41,084,975
81$68,476,492$5,416,954$1,560,246$45,019,256
82$75,318,792$5,540,083$1,470,212$49,348,611
83$82,854,524$5,664,763$1,372,679$54,113,218
84$91,154,277$5,790,928$1,267,256$59,357,349
85$100,295,835$5,918,505$1,153,531$65,129,794
86$110,364,913$6,047,415$1,031,077$71,484,317
87$121,455,962$6,177,566$899,446$78,480,166
88$133,673,064$6,308,861$758,172$86,182,635
89$147,130,911$6,441,189$606,765$94,663,672
90$161,955,889$6,574,432$444,716$104,002,570
91$178,287,270$6,708,460$271,494$114,286,707
92$196,278,526$6,843,129$86,544$125,612,373
93$216,098,778$6,978,284$0$138,085,683
94$237,934,390$7,113,757$0$151,836,584
95$261,990,731$7,249,364$0$166,992,620
96$288,494,111$7,384,908$0$183,685,709
97$317,693,915$7,520,174$0$202,072,430
98$349,864,962$7,654,930$0$222,325,328
99$385,310,093$7,788,926$0$244,634,546
100$424,363,033$7,921,894$0$269,209,620