Can I retire at age 42 with 1,520,000?

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 $1,520,000?

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$125,520$124,402$123,311$122,247$121,207$120,141
2 years$62,139$60,981$59,860$58,772$57,718$56,644
3 years$41,014$39,852$38,733$37,656$36,618$35,570
4 years$30,454$29,295$28,188$27,129$26,117$25,101
5 years$24,120$22,968$21,875$20,838$19,853$18,874
6 years$19,898$18,755$17,678$16,664$15,709$14,767
7 years$16,884$15,751$14,691$13,700$12,776$11,872
8 years$14,624$13,501$12,459$11,493$10,599$9,732
9 years$12,868$11,755$10,731$9,789$8,926$8,097
10 years$11,463$10,362$9,355$8,439$7,605$6,813
11 years$10,315$9,224$8,236$7,344$6,541$5,785
12 years$9,359$8,279$7,310$6,442$5,668$4,948
13 years$8,550$7,482$6,531$5,687$4,943$4,258
14 years$7,858$6,801$5,868$5,048$4,333$3,682
15 years$7,258$6,213$5,298$4,502$3,815$3,197
16 years$6,734$5,700$4,803$4,031$3,372$2,786
17 years$6,272$5,250$4,371$3,622$2,989$2,435
18 years$5,862$4,851$3,990$3,264$2,658$2,133
19 years$5,495$4,496$3,653$2,950$2,369$1,873
20 years$5,166$4,178$3,352$2,671$2,116$1,648
21 years$4,868$3,891$3,083$2,424$1,894$1,453
22 years$4,598$3,632$2,842$2,204$1,698$1,282
23 years$4,352$3,397$2,624$2,008$1,524$1,133
24 years$4,126$3,183$2,427$1,831$1,370$1,002
25 years$3,919$2,987$2,248$1,672$1,232$887
26 years$3,728$2,807$2,084$1,529$1,110$786
27 years$3,551$2,642$1,936$1,399$1,001$697
28 years$3,388$2,490$1,799$1,282$903$619
29 years$3,236$2,349$1,675$1,176$815$550
30 years$3,094$2,218$1,560$1,079$737$488
31 years$2,962$2,097$1,454$991$666$434
32 years$2,838$1,984$1,357$911$603$386
33 years$2,722$1,879$1,267$838$545$343
34 years$2,613$1,781$1,184$771$494$305
35 years$2,511$1,689$1,107$709$447$272
36 years$2,414$1,603$1,035$653$405$242
37 years$2,323$1,523$969$602$367$216
38 years$2,237$1,447$907$555$333$192
39 years$2,155$1,376$850$512$302$171
40 years$2,078$1,309$797$472$274$152
41 years$2,005$1,246$747$435$248$136
42 years$1,935$1,187$701$402$225$121
43 years$1,869$1,131$658$371$205$108
44 years$1,806$1,078$617$342$186$96
45 years$1,746$1,028$580$316$169$86
46 years$1,689$981$544$292$153$76
47 years$1,634$936$511$270$139$68
48 years$1,582$893$481$249$126$61
49 years$1,532$853$452$231$115$54
50 years$1,484$815$425$213$104$48

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,520,000, adding $3,917 every year, while hoping to spend $51,708 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: 51/25/24 Blend
41$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000
42$1,679,080$1,598,520$1,574,960$1,753,250
43$1,795,330$1,621,831$1,572,705$1,828,408
44$1,921,703$1,644,551$1,568,640$1,904,508
45$2,059,180$1,666,596$1,562,652$1,986,198
46$2,208,834$1,687,878$1,554,620$2,074,029
47$2,371,852$1,708,300$1,544,416$2,168,611
48$2,549,535$1,727,762$1,531,908$2,270,615
49$2,743,319$1,746,153$1,516,958$2,380,787
50$2,954,781$1,763,358$1,499,419$2,499,945
51$3,185,658$1,779,252$1,479,140$2,628,997
52$3,437,865$1,793,705$1,455,960$2,768,943
53$3,713,505$1,806,574$1,429,713$2,920,889
54$4,014,897$1,817,711$1,400,223$3,086,054
55$4,344,594$1,826,956$1,367,308$3,265,787
56$4,705,405$1,834,140$1,330,775$3,461,574
57$5,100,426$1,839,082$1,290,426$3,675,059
58$5,533,063$1,841,591$1,246,049$3,908,054
59$6,007,070$1,841,463$1,197,426$4,162,561
60$6,526,578$1,838,482$1,144,327$4,440,789
61$7,096,141$1,832,419$1,086,514$4,745,176
62$7,720,770$1,823,031$1,023,735$5,078,416
63$8,405,987$1,810,058$955,728$5,443,477
64$9,157,874$1,793,227$882,222$5,843,639
65$9,983,130$1,772,248$802,928$6,282,520
66$10,889,133$1,746,811$717,550$6,764,111
67$11,884,011$1,716,592$625,775$7,292,820
68$12,976,719$1,681,244$527,277$7,873,506
69$14,177,120$1,640,400$421,717$8,511,533
70$15,496,081$1,593,674$308,738$9,212,819
71$16,945,571$1,540,655$187,971$9,983,891
72$18,538,780$1,480,907$59,029$10,831,954
73$20,290,236$1,413,972$0$11,764,950
74$22,215,946$1,339,363$0$12,811,767
75$24,333,546$1,256,565$0$13,979,390
76$26,662,465$1,165,034$0$15,263,464
77$29,224,112$1,064,196$0$16,675,869
78$32,042,072$953,443$0$18,229,699
79$35,142,333$832,131$0$19,939,392
80$38,553,527$699,581$0$21,820,860
81$42,307,203$555,078$0$23,891,646
82$46,438,123$397,861$0$26,171,086
83$50,984,588$227,132$0$28,680,495
84$55,988,799$42,046$0$31,443,371
85$61,497,260$0$0$34,485,611
86$67,561,208$0$0$37,879,312
87$74,237,103$0$0$41,628,418
88$81,587,155$0$0$45,756,323
89$89,679,915$0$0$50,301,552
90$98,590,919$0$0$55,306,553
91$108,403,401$0$0$60,818,104
92$119,209,077$0$0$66,887,746
93$131,109,010$0$0$73,572,277
94$144,214,565$0$0$80,934,282
95$158,648,459$0$0$89,042,728
96$174,545,916$0$0$97,973,609
97$192,055,946$0$0$107,810,669
98$211,342,750$0$0$118,646,187
99$232,587,265$0$0$130,581,850
100$255,988,880$0$0$143,729,715