Can I retire at age 41 with 1,000,000?

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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$79,040
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$37,266
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$23,401
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$16,514
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$12,417
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$9,715
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$7,810
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$6,403
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$5,327
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$4,482
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$3,806
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$3,255
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$2,801
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$2,422
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$2,103
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$1,833
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,602
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$1,403
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$1,232
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$1,084
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$956
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$843
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$745
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$659
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$584
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$517
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$459
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$407
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$362
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$321
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$286
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$254
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$226
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$201
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$179
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$159
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$142
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$126
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$112
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$100
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$89
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$80
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$71
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$63
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$56
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$50
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$45
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$40
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$36
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 41 starting with $1,000,000, adding $6,535 every year, while hoping to spend $25,264 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: 76/16/8 Blend
40$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
41$1,108,741$1,055,741$1,040,241$1,191,202
42$1,194,952$1,080,591$1,048,208$1,271,195
43$1,289,109$1,105,813$1,055,596$1,354,972
44$1,391,998$1,131,397$1,062,357$1,446,073
45$1,504,480$1,157,334$1,068,445$1,545,215
46$1,627,505$1,183,612$1,073,806$1,653,187
47$1,762,121$1,210,219$1,078,389$1,770,860
48$1,909,479$1,237,142$1,082,137$1,899,191
49$2,070,848$1,264,363$1,084,990$2,039,235
50$2,247,624$1,291,866$1,086,887$2,192,154
51$2,441,346$1,319,632$1,087,762$2,359,228
52$2,653,708$1,347,639$1,087,547$2,541,867
53$2,886,577$1,375,864$1,086,170$2,741,624
54$3,142,007$1,404,281$1,083,556$2,960,210
55$3,422,263$1,432,861$1,079,626$3,199,510
56$3,729,837$1,461,575$1,074,297$3,461,600
57$4,067,477$1,490,389$1,067,483$3,748,768
58$4,438,208$1,519,266$1,059,092$4,063,534
59$4,845,363$1,548,168$1,049,029$4,408,676
60$5,292,612$1,577,051$1,037,194$4,787,252
61$5,784,002$1,605,869$1,023,483$5,202,634
62$6,323,987$1,634,574$1,007,786$5,658,537
63$6,917,476$1,663,110$989,989$6,159,052
64$7,569,876$1,691,420$969,972$6,708,690
65$8,287,146$1,719,443$947,609$7,312,420
66$9,075,850$1,747,110$922,769$7,975,717
67$9,943,219$1,774,351$895,314$8,704,616
68$10,897,222$1,801,088$865,101$9,505,763
69$11,946,636$1,827,239$831,979$10,386,486
70$13,101,134$1,852,715$795,792$11,354,857
71$14,371,373$1,877,421$756,374$12,419,773
72$15,769,095$1,901,257$713,555$13,591,036
73$17,307,237$1,924,113$667,154$14,879,450
74$19,000,056$1,945,875$616,984$16,296,919
75$20,863,257$1,966,419$562,848$17,856,561
76$22,914,149$1,985,613$504,543$19,572,832
77$25,171,801$2,003,317$441,855$21,461,664
78$27,657,227$2,019,382$374,559$23,540,610
79$30,393,580$2,033,647$302,422$25,829,018
80$33,406,373$2,045,944$225,202$28,348,207
81$36,723,720$2,056,092$142,643$31,121,671
82$40,376,598$2,063,899$54,480$34,175,300
83$44,399,142$2,069,161$0$37,537,626
84$48,828,965$2,071,661$0$41,243,473
85$53,707,516$2,071,168$0$45,329,290
86$59,080,465$2,067,438$0$49,828,634
87$64,998,141$2,060,211$0$54,783,611
88$71,516,001$2,049,211$0$60,240,621
89$78,695,156$2,034,146$0$66,250,797
90$86,602,948$2,014,705$0$72,870,488
91$95,313,582$1,990,559$0$80,161,786
92$104,908,831$1,961,360$0$88,193,118
93$115,478,803$1,926,738$0$97,039,892
94$127,122,794$1,886,301$0$106,785,202
95$139,950,225$1,839,635$0$117,520,622
96$154,081,672$1,786,301$0$129,347,064
97$169,650,007$1,725,835$0$142,375,731
98$186,801,650$1,657,743$0$156,729,172
99$205,697,953$1,581,507$0$172,542,433
100$226,516,718$1,496,574$0$189,964,337