Can I retire at age 42 with 1,410,000?

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 $1,410,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$116,436$115,399$114,387$113,400$112,435$110,436
2 years$57,642$56,568$55,528$54,519$53,541$51,534
3 years$38,046$36,968$35,930$34,931$33,968$32,016
4 years$28,250$27,175$26,148$25,166$24,227$22,343
5 years$22,374$21,306$20,292$19,330$18,417$16,608
6 years$18,458$17,398$16,399$15,458$14,572$12,841
7 years$15,662$14,611$13,628$12,709$11,851$10,197
8 years$13,566$12,524$11,557$10,661$9,832$8,254
9 years$11,937$10,904$9,954$9,081$8,280$6,778
10 years$10,634$9,612$8,678$7,828$7,055$5,628
11 years$9,569$8,557$7,640$6,813$6,067$4,714
12 years$8,681$7,680$6,781$5,976$5,258$3,976
13 years$7,931$6,941$6,058$5,276$4,585$3,372
14 years$7,289$6,309$5,443$4,683$4,019$2,873
15 years$6,733$5,763$4,914$4,176$3,539$2,458
16 years$6,247$5,288$4,456$3,740$3,128$2,109
17 years$5,818$4,870$4,054$3,360$2,773$1,815
18 years$5,438$4,500$3,701$3,028$2,466$1,566
19 years$5,098$4,170$3,388$2,736$2,198$1,353
20 years$4,792$3,875$3,110$2,478$1,963$1,171
21 years$4,516$3,610$2,860$2,249$1,757$1,015
22 years$4,265$3,370$2,636$2,045$1,575$881
23 years$4,037$3,151$2,434$1,862$1,414$765
24 years$3,827$2,953$2,251$1,698$1,270$666
25 years$3,635$2,771$2,085$1,551$1,143$579
26 years$3,458$2,604$1,934$1,418$1,030$505
27 years$3,294$2,451$1,796$1,298$928$440
28 years$3,143$2,309$1,669$1,189$838$383
29 years$3,002$2,179$1,553$1,091$756$334
30 years$2,870$2,058$1,447$1,001$684$292
31 years$2,747$1,945$1,349$919$618$255
32 years$2,633$1,840$1,259$845$559$222
33 years$2,525$1,743$1,175$777$506$194
34 years$2,424$1,652$1,098$715$458$170
35 years$2,329$1,567$1,026$658$415$148
36 years$2,239$1,487$960$606$376$130
37 years$2,155$1,412$899$558$341$113
38 years$2,075$1,342$842$515$309$99
39 years$1,999$1,276$789$475$280$87
40 years$1,928$1,214$739$438$254$76
41 years$1,860$1,156$693$404$230$66
42 years$1,795$1,101$650$373$209$58
43 years$1,734$1,049$610$344$190$51
44 years$1,675$1,000$573$318$172$44
45 years$1,620$953$538$293$156$39
46 years$1,566$910$505$271$142$34
47 years$1,516$868$474$250$129$30
48 years$1,467$829$446$231$117$26
49 years$1,421$791$419$214$106$23
50 years$1,377$756$394$198$97$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,410,000, adding $5,456 every year, while hoping to spend $21,238 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: 63/13/24 Blend
41$1,410,000$1,410,000$1,410,000$1,410,000
42$1,559,448$1,484,718$1,462,863$1,647,539
43$1,695,914$1,534,872$1,489,272$1,757,893
44$1,845,589$1,586,772$1,515,853$1,875,533
45$2,009,796$1,640,481$1,542,591$2,003,549
46$2,189,995$1,696,064$1,569,468$2,142,960
47$2,387,792$1,753,589$1,596,463$2,294,885
48$2,604,960$1,813,127$1,623,557$2,460,559
49$2,843,447$1,874,752$1,650,728$2,641,339
50$3,105,402$1,938,539$1,677,951$2,838,723
51$3,393,193$2,004,567$1,705,202$3,054,357
52$3,709,426$2,072,918$1,732,453$3,290,058
53$4,056,973$2,143,677$1,759,677$3,547,822
54$4,439,000$2,216,933$1,786,842$3,829,852
55$4,858,993$2,292,777$1,813,915$4,138,573
56$5,320,792$2,371,305$1,840,863$4,476,656
57$5,828,629$2,452,615$1,867,648$4,847,043
58$6,387,167$2,536,811$1,894,232$5,252,975
59$7,001,542$2,623,998$1,920,573$5,698,024
60$7,677,414$2,714,289$1,946,627$6,186,122
61$8,421,019$2,807,798$1,972,348$6,721,604
62$9,239,228$2,904,646$1,997,687$7,309,244
63$10,139,611$3,004,955$2,022,591$7,954,301
64$11,130,510$3,108,856$2,047,006$8,662,572
65$12,221,115$3,216,483$2,070,874$9,440,440
66$13,421,554$3,327,976$2,094,133$10,294,940
67$14,742,984$3,443,479$2,116,719$11,233,824
68$16,197,702$3,563,143$2,138,563$12,265,632
69$17,799,256$3,687,125$2,159,593$13,399,772
70$19,562,574$3,815,588$2,179,733$14,646,612
71$21,504,106$3,948,701$2,198,903$16,017,577
72$23,641,978$4,086,641$2,217,020$17,525,254
73$25,996,163$4,229,589$2,233,993$19,183,512
74$28,588,670$4,377,738$2,249,731$21,007,635
75$31,443,751$4,531,284$2,264,133$23,014,462
76$34,588,130$4,690,433$2,277,098$25,222,548
77$38,051,255$4,855,400$2,288,517$27,652,342
78$41,865,576$5,026,407$2,298,275$30,326,374
79$46,066,850$5,203,686$2,306,252$33,269,470
80$50,694,479$5,387,477$2,312,322$36,508,988
81$55,791,884$5,578,032$2,316,353$40,075,075
82$61,406,912$5,775,611$2,318,206$44,000,949
83$67,592,286$5,980,485$2,317,736$48,323,217
84$74,406,108$6,192,937$2,314,788$53,082,215
85$81,912,400$6,413,261$2,309,203$58,322,394
86$90,181,716$6,641,762$2,300,812$64,092,735
87$99,291,801$6,878,758$2,289,439$70,447,213
88$109,328,329$7,124,581$2,274,899$77,445,308
89$120,385,708$7,379,575$2,256,998$85,152,564
90$132,567,975$7,644,099$2,235,533$93,641,207
91$145,989,776$7,918,528$2,210,291$102,990,830
92$160,777,447$8,203,249$2,181,049$113,289,140
93$177,070,206$8,498,668$2,147,574$124,632,790
94$195,021,471$8,805,206$2,109,621$137,128,288
95$214,800,303$9,123,303$2,066,935$150,893,004
96$236,593,005$9,453,416$2,019,249$166,056,275
97$260,604,879$9,796,022$1,966,282$182,760,632
98$287,062,166$10,151,616$1,907,741$201,163,139
99$316,214,176$10,520,714$1,843,320$221,436,877
100$348,335,650$10,903,857$1,772,699$243,772,581