Can I retire at age 30 with 701,000?

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:
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 $701,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$57,888$57,372$56,869$56,378$55,899$54,570
2 years$28,657$28,124$27,606$27,105$26,618$25,287
3 years$18,915$18,379$17,863$17,366$16,888$15,596
4 years$14,045$13,511$13,000$12,511$12,045$10,802
5 years$11,124$10,592$10,088$9,610$9,156$7,966
6 years$9,177$8,650$8,153$7,685$7,245$6,109
7 years$7,787$7,264$6,775$6,318$5,892$4,811
8 years$6,745$6,226$5,746$5,300$4,888$3,860
9 years$5,934$5,421$4,949$4,515$4,116$3,142
10 years$5,287$4,779$4,315$3,892$3,507$2,585
11 years$4,757$4,254$3,798$3,387$3,016$2,144
12 years$4,316$3,818$3,371$2,971$2,614$1,791
13 years$3,943$3,451$3,012$2,623$2,279$1,504
14 years$3,624$3,136$2,706$2,328$1,998$1,269
15 years$3,347$2,865$2,443$2,076$1,759$1,074
16 years$3,106$2,629$2,215$1,859$1,555$912
17 years$2,893$2,421$2,016$1,670$1,379$776
18 years$2,703$2,237$1,840$1,505$1,226$662
19 years$2,534$2,073$1,685$1,360$1,093$566
20 years$2,382$1,927$1,546$1,232$976$484
21 years$2,245$1,795$1,422$1,118$873$415
22 years$2,121$1,675$1,311$1,017$783$356
23 years$2,007$1,567$1,210$926$703$306
24 years$1,903$1,468$1,119$844$632$263
25 years$1,807$1,378$1,037$771$568$226
26 years$1,719$1,295$961$705$512$194
27 years$1,638$1,219$893$645$462$167
28 years$1,562$1,148$830$591$417$144
29 years$1,492$1,083$772$542$376$124
30 years$1,427$1,023$719$498$340$107
31 years$1,366$967$671$457$307$92
32 years$1,309$915$626$420$278$80
33 years$1,255$867$584$386$252$69
34 years$1,205$821$546$355$228$59
35 years$1,158$779$510$327$206$51
36 years$1,113$739$477$301$187$44
37 years$1,071$702$447$278$169$38
38 years$1,032$667$418$256$154$33
39 years$994$635$392$236$139$28
40 years$958$604$367$218$126$24
41 years$925$575$345$201$115$21
42 years$892$547$323$185$104$18
43 years$862$522$303$171$94$16
44 years$833$497$285$158$86$14
45 years$805$474$267$146$78$12
46 years$779$452$251$135$71$10
47 years$754$432$236$124$64$9
48 years$729$412$222$115$58$8
49 years$706$393$208$106$53$7
50 years$684$376$196$98$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $701,000, adding $3,407 every year, while hoping to spend $55,383 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: 76/12/12 Blend
29$701,000$701,000$701,000$701,000
30$776,016$738,863$727,998$832,916
31$796,243$716,141$693,459$848,171
32$816,676$690,448$655,906$857,556
33$837,279$661,582$615,181$866,294
34$858,009$629,327$571,117$874,303
35$878,816$593,454$523,539$881,491
36$899,643$553,721$472,266$887,758
37$920,428$509,875$417,108$892,995
38$941,097$461,644$357,866$897,082
39$961,567$408,743$294,333$899,890
40$981,747$350,871$226,294$901,276
41$1,001,531$287,710$153,520$901,084
42$1,020,803$218,923$75,778$899,144
43$1,039,428$144,154$0$895,272
44$1,057,261$63,028$0$890,184
45$1,074,135$0$0$893,152
46$1,089,864$0$0$897,537
47$1,104,242$0$0$909,098
48$1,117,037$0$0$919,319
49$1,127,993$0$0$927,984
50$1,136,822$0$0$934,852
51$1,143,206$0$0$939,655
52$1,146,790$0$0$942,095
53$1,147,179$0$0$941,843
54$1,143,935$0$0$938,529
55$1,136,572$0$0$931,747
56$1,124,551$0$0$921,044
57$1,107,273$0$0$905,919
58$1,084,075$0$0$885,815
59$1,054,223$0$0$860,116
60$1,016,902$0$0$828,140
61$971,212$0$0$789,133
62$916,155$0$0$742,256
63$850,627$0$0$686,587
64$773,408$0$0$621,100
65$683,146$0$0$544,665
66$578,350$0$0$456,031
67$457,369$0$0$353,814
68$318,379$0$0$236,485
69$159,363$0$0$102,357
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0