Can I retire at age 42 with 630,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$49,203
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$22,885
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$14,169
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$9,854
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$7,298
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$5,621
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$4,446
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$3,584
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$2,931
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,423
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$2,021
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$1,697
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,432
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$1,215
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$1,034
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$883
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$756
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$649
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$558
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$480
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$414
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$357
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$309
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$267
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$231
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$200
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$174
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$150
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$130
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$113
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$98
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$85
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$74
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$64
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$56
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$49
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$42
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$37
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$32
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$28
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$24
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$21
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$18
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$16
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$14
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$12
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$10
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$9
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$8
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $630,000, adding $5,386 every year, while hoping to spend $43,510 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: 45/39/16 Blend
41$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
42$699,816$666,426$656,661$727,874
43$724,903$652,786$632,364$734,366
44$751,090$637,020$605,796$736,612
45$778,444$618,977$576,834$738,112
46$807,037$598,499$545,349$738,816
47$836,946$575,417$511,209$738,672
48$868,255$549,552$474,275$737,625
49$901,055$520,718$434,401$735,620
50$935,443$488,714$391,434$732,599
51$971,527$453,330$345,216$728,502
52$1,009,423$414,343$295,581$723,269
53$1,049,257$371,518$242,355$716,836
54$1,091,165$324,606$185,358$709,141
55$1,135,296$273,345$124,400$700,119
56$1,181,813$217,455$59,284$689,703
57$1,230,893$156,645$0$677,828
58$1,282,727$90,604$0$666,169
59$1,337,526$19,005$0$663,831
60$1,395,520$0$0$660,656
61$1,456,958$0$0$681,722
62$1,522,115$0$0$712,748
63$1,591,289$0$0$745,726
64$1,664,806$0$0$780,817
65$1,743,026$0$0$818,196
66$1,826,339$0$0$858,056
67$1,915,174$0$0$900,609
68$2,010,001$0$0$946,086
69$2,111,333$0$0$994,741
70$2,219,735$0$0$1,046,851
71$2,335,825$0$0$1,102,722
72$2,460,281$0$0$1,162,688
73$2,593,847$0$0$1,227,116
74$2,737,339$0$0$1,296,410
75$2,891,653$0$0$1,371,011
76$3,057,773$0$0$1,451,407
77$3,236,779$0$0$1,538,130
78$3,429,858$0$0$1,631,768
79$3,638,313$0$0$1,732,964
80$3,863,576$0$0$1,842,427
81$4,107,223$0$0$1,960,936
82$4,370,982$0$0$2,089,345
83$4,656,758$0$0$2,228,597
84$4,966,640$0$0$2,379,726
85$5,302,929$0$0$2,543,870
86$5,668,155$0$0$2,722,281
87$6,065,100$0$0$2,916,337
88$6,496,826$0$0$3,127,552
89$6,966,700$0$0$3,357,595
90$7,478,427$0$0$3,608,299
91$8,036,087$0$0$3,881,684
92$8,644,165$0$0$4,179,973
93$9,307,603$0$0$4,505,612
94$10,031,835$0$0$4,861,293
95$10,822,848$0$0$5,249,980
96$11,687,228$0$0$5,674,939
97$12,632,229$0$0$6,139,761
98$13,665,836$0$0$6,648,403
99$14,796,843$0$0$7,205,222
100$16,034,931$0$0$7,815,015