Can I retire at age 30 with 2,840,000?

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 $2,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$234,525$232,436$230,397$228,408$226,466$217,480
2 years$116,101$113,939$111,843$109,812$107,841$98,900
3 years$76,632$74,460$72,370$70,357$68,419$59,803
4 years$56,901$54,736$52,667$50,689$48,797$40,573
5 years$45,066$42,914$40,872$38,934$37,094$29,282
6 years$37,178$35,042$33,030$31,136$29,352$21,957
7 years$31,546$29,429$27,448$25,598$23,871$16,890
8 years$27,324$25,226$23,278$21,474$19,803$13,230
9 years$24,042$21,964$20,050$18,291$16,677$10,501
10 years$21,418$19,360$17,480$15,767$14,210$8,419
11 years$19,273$17,235$15,389$13,722$12,221$6,802
12 years$17,486$15,469$13,657$12,036$10,590$5,529
13 years$15,975$13,980$12,202$10,626$9,235$4,516
14 years$14,682$12,707$10,963$9,433$8,095$3,702
15 years$13,561$11,608$9,899$8,412$7,128$3,044
16 years$12,582$10,650$8,974$7,532$6,300$2,510
17 years$11,719$9,808$8,166$6,768$5,586$2,073
18 years$10,953$9,063$7,455$6,099$4,966$1,716
19 years$10,268$8,400$6,825$5,511$4,427$1,421
20 years$9,652$7,806$6,263$4,991$3,954$1,179
21 years$9,096$7,271$5,761$4,530$3,538$979
22 years$8,591$6,787$5,310$4,119$3,172$813
23 years$8,131$6,348$4,903$3,751$2,847$676
24 years$7,709$5,947$4,534$3,421$2,559$563
25 years$7,322$5,581$4,199$3,124$2,303$468
26 years$6,965$5,245$3,895$2,857$2,074$390
27 years$6,635$4,937$3,617$2,615$1,870$325
28 years$6,330$4,652$3,362$2,396$1,687$270
29 years$6,046$4,388$3,129$2,197$1,524$225
30 years$5,781$4,144$2,914$2,016$1,377$188
31 years$5,534$3,918$2,717$1,852$1,245$156
32 years$5,303$3,707$2,535$1,702$1,126$130
33 years$5,086$3,511$2,367$1,565$1,019$109
34 years$4,882$3,327$2,211$1,440$923$91
35 years$4,691$3,156$2,068$1,326$836$76
36 years$4,511$2,995$1,934$1,221$757$63
37 years$4,340$2,845$1,810$1,125$686$53
38 years$4,179$2,704$1,695$1,037$622$44
39 years$4,027$2,571$1,588$956$564$37
40 years$3,883$2,446$1,489$882$512$30
41 years$3,746$2,328$1,396$813$464$25
42 years$3,616$2,217$1,309$751$421$21
43 years$3,492$2,113$1,229$693$382$18
44 years$3,374$2,014$1,153$640$347$15
45 years$3,262$1,920$1,083$591$315$12
46 years$3,155$1,832$1,017$546$286$10
47 years$3,053$1,748$956$504$260$9
48 years$2,955$1,669$898$466$236$7
49 years$2,862$1,594$844$431$214$6
50 years$2,773$1,522$794$398$195$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $2,840,000, adding $6,554 every year, while hoping to spend $51,073 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: 75/14/11 Blend
29$2,840,000$2,840,000$2,840,000$2,840,000
30$3,136,440$2,985,920$2,941,900$3,364,642
31$3,402,016$3,077,889$2,986,113$3,607,992
32$3,692,969$3,172,653$3,030,095$3,867,530
33$4,011,833$3,270,294$3,073,784$4,150,531
34$4,361,400$3,370,899$3,117,116$4,459,308
35$4,744,744$3,474,554$3,160,021$4,796,406
36$5,165,251$3,581,351$3,202,425$5,164,629
37$5,626,652$3,691,381$3,244,251$5,567,064
38$6,133,053$3,804,742$3,285,416$6,007,112
39$6,688,980$3,921,530$3,325,833$6,488,518
40$7,299,418$4,041,847$3,365,411$7,015,405
41$7,969,858$4,165,797$3,404,052$7,592,317
42$8,706,349$4,293,487$3,441,652$8,224,257
43$9,515,554$4,425,025$3,478,105$8,916,736
44$10,404,815$4,560,525$3,513,296$9,675,826
45$11,382,218$4,700,103$3,547,103$10,508,215
46$12,456,674$4,843,878$3,579,401$11,421,269
47$13,637,999$4,991,971$3,610,055$12,423,105
48$14,937,007$5,144,511$3,638,924$13,522,664
49$16,365,614$5,301,624$3,665,860$14,729,796
50$17,936,947$5,463,444$3,690,707$16,055,353
51$19,665,471$5,630,108$3,713,301$17,511,291
52$21,567,121$5,801,755$3,733,469$19,110,783
53$23,659,456$5,978,530$3,751,029$20,868,342
54$25,961,823$6,160,581$3,765,791$22,799,957
55$28,495,538$6,348,058$3,777,554$24,923,247
56$31,284,089$6,541,119$3,786,108$27,257,623
57$34,353,355$6,739,923$3,791,231$29,824,474
58$37,731,853$6,944,634$3,792,693$32,647,366
59$41,451,002$7,155,422$3,790,248$35,752,265
60$45,545,425$7,372,459$3,783,643$39,167,784
61$50,053,272$7,595,923$3,772,608$42,925,449
62$55,016,579$7,825,996$3,756,864$47,059,999
63$60,481,666$8,062,866$3,736,115$51,609,711
64$66,499,575$8,306,725$3,710,053$56,616,765
65$73,126,546$8,557,769$3,678,355$62,127,636
66$80,424,555$8,816,200$3,640,681$68,193,538
67$88,461,892$9,082,227$3,596,676$74,870,905
68$97,313,810$9,356,061$3,545,970$82,221,920
69$107,063,231$9,637,920$3,488,172$90,315,109
70$117,801,530$9,928,028$3,422,875$99,225,980
71$129,629,398$10,226,613$3,349,654$109,037,738
72$142,657,790$10,533,911$3,268,061$119,842,073
73$157,008,973$10,850,161$3,177,629$131,740,021
74$172,817,680$11,175,611$3,077,871$144,842,920
75$190,232,379$11,510,511$2,968,276$159,273,458
76$209,416,678$11,855,122$2,848,309$175,166,835
77$230,550,863$12,209,707$2,717,411$192,672,035
78$253,833,607$12,574,538$2,575,000$211,953,232
79$279,483,836$12,949,893$2,420,464$233,191,343
80$307,742,805$13,336,054$2,253,167$256,585,733
81$338,876,363$13,733,314$2,072,441$282,356,096
82$373,177,475$14,141,968$1,877,590$310,744,530
83$410,968,974$14,562,322$1,667,886$342,017,822
84$452,606,620$14,994,686$1,442,571$376,469,966
85$498,482,449$15,439,379$1,200,850$414,424,937
86$549,028,475$15,896,725$941,895$456,239,749
87$604,720,772$16,367,057$664,841$502,307,829
88$666,083,961$16,850,714$368,784$553,062,724
89$733,696,169$17,348,042$52,782$608,982,200
90$808,194,479$17,859,397$0$670,592,746
91$890,280,947$18,385,139$0$738,507,937
92$980,729,230$18,925,637$0$813,342,527
93$1,080,391,886$19,481,268$0$895,795,010
94$1,190,208,424$20,052,415$0$986,641,945
95$1,311,214,170$20,639,471$0$1,086,739,088
96$1,444,550,044$21,242,833$0$1,197,029,465
97$1,591,473,326$21,862,909$0$1,318,552,280
98$1,753,369,526$22,500,113$0$1,452,452,716
99$1,931,765,466$23,154,867$0$1,599,992,753
100$2,128,343,687$23,827,599$0$1,762,563,075