Can I retire at age 42 with 1,760,000?

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 $1,760,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$145,339$144,045$142,781$141,549$140,345$138,821
2 years$71,950$70,610$69,311$68,052$66,831$65,297
3 years$47,490$46,144$44,849$43,602$42,400$40,904
4 years$35,263$33,921$32,639$31,413$30,240$28,792
5 years$27,928$26,595$25,329$24,128$22,988$21,593
6 years$23,040$21,716$20,470$19,295$18,190$16,849
7 years$19,550$18,237$17,010$15,864$14,793$13,508
8 years$16,933$15,633$14,426$13,308$12,272$11,042
9 years$14,900$13,611$12,425$11,335$10,335$9,159
10 years$13,273$11,998$10,833$9,771$8,806$7,684
11 years$11,944$10,681$9,537$8,504$7,573$6,505
12 years$10,836$9,586$8,464$7,459$6,563$5,546
13 years$9,900$8,663$7,562$6,585$5,723$4,757
14 years$9,099$7,875$6,794$5,846$5,017$4,100
15 years$8,404$7,194$6,134$5,213$4,417$3,548
16 years$7,797$6,600$5,562$4,668$3,904$3,081
17 years$7,263$6,078$5,061$4,194$3,461$2,683
18 years$6,788$5,617$4,620$3,780$3,078$2,343
19 years$6,363$5,206$4,229$3,415$2,743$2,050
20 years$5,982$4,837$3,881$3,093$2,450$1,797
21 years$5,637$4,506$3,570$2,807$2,193$1,578
22 years$5,324$4,206$3,290$2,552$1,966$1,387
23 years$5,039$3,934$3,038$2,325$1,764$1,221
24 years$4,777$3,686$2,810$2,120$1,586$1,076
25 years$4,538$3,459$2,602$1,936$1,427$949
26 years$4,316$3,251$2,414$1,770$1,285$838
27 years$4,112$3,059$2,241$1,620$1,159$740
28 years$3,923$2,883$2,084$1,485$1,046$654
29 years$3,747$2,720$1,939$1,361$944$579
30 years$3,583$2,568$1,806$1,250$853$512
31 years$3,429$2,428$1,684$1,148$771$453
32 years$3,286$2,297$1,571$1,055$698$401
33 years$3,152$2,176$1,467$970$631$355
34 years$3,026$2,062$1,370$892$572$315
35 years$2,907$1,956$1,281$821$518$279
36 years$2,795$1,856$1,199$757$469$247
37 years$2,690$1,763$1,122$697$425$219
38 years$2,590$1,676$1,051$642$386$195
39 years$2,496$1,593$984$592$350$173
40 years$2,406$1,516$923$546$317$153
41 years$2,321$1,443$865$504$288$136
42 years$2,241$1,374$811$465$261$121
43 years$2,164$1,309$761$429$237$107
44 years$2,091$1,248$715$397$215$95
45 years$2,022$1,190$671$366$195$84
46 years$1,955$1,135$630$338$177$75
47 years$1,892$1,083$592$313$161$66
48 years$1,832$1,034$557$289$146$59
49 years$1,774$988$523$267$133$52
50 years$1,718$944$492$247$121$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $1,760,000, adding $2,017 every year, while hoping to spend $33,412 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: 47/44/9 Blend
41$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000
42$1,941,601$1,848,321$1,821,041$2,027,977
43$2,104,094$1,903,338$1,846,495$2,142,629
44$2,282,041$1,959,932$1,871,683$2,263,340
45$2,476,984$2,018,143$1,896,559$2,393,575
46$2,690,620$2,078,016$1,921,077$2,534,227
47$2,924,818$2,139,593$1,945,188$2,686,281
48$3,181,636$2,202,920$1,968,839$2,850,818
49$3,463,342$2,268,042$1,991,974$3,029,030
50$3,772,433$2,335,006$2,014,535$3,222,225
51$4,111,660$2,403,860$2,036,461$3,431,844
52$4,484,053$2,474,653$2,057,686$3,659,475
53$4,892,950$2,547,434$2,078,142$3,906,862
54$5,342,027$2,622,255$2,097,756$4,175,926
55$5,835,335$2,699,167$2,116,452$4,468,783
56$6,377,336$2,778,222$2,134,149$4,787,759
57$6,972,944$2,859,476$2,150,764$5,135,419
58$7,627,577$2,942,982$2,166,206$5,514,584
59$8,347,198$3,028,796$2,180,382$5,928,362
60$9,138,382$3,116,977$2,193,195$6,380,173
61$10,008,368$3,207,581$2,204,539$6,873,786
62$10,965,137$3,300,667$2,214,306$7,413,350
63$12,017,477$3,396,296$2,222,381$8,003,435
64$13,175,074$3,494,529$2,228,645$8,649,075
65$14,448,598$3,595,427$2,232,971$9,355,812
66$15,849,806$3,699,053$2,235,226$10,129,754
67$17,391,651$3,805,472$2,235,272$10,977,626
68$19,088,408$3,914,749$2,232,961$11,906,838
69$20,955,802$4,026,948$2,228,142$12,925,551
70$23,011,162$4,142,137$2,220,653$14,042,756
71$25,273,582$4,260,383$2,210,326$15,268,358
72$27,764,100$4,381,754$2,196,985$16,613,270
73$30,505,898$4,506,320$2,180,444$18,089,512
74$33,524,520$4,634,150$2,160,509$19,710,330
75$36,848,113$4,765,315$2,136,978$21,490,316
76$40,507,691$4,899,886$2,109,637$23,445,547
77$44,537,429$5,037,935$2,078,264$25,593,735
78$48,974,987$5,179,534$2,042,626$27,954,398
79$53,861,860$5,324,755$2,002,478$30,549,039
80$59,243,773$5,473,672$1,957,565$33,401,352
81$65,171,114$5,626,358$1,907,620$36,537,443
82$71,699,405$5,782,887$1,852,362$39,986,078
83$78,889,828$5,943,332$1,791,500$43,778,951
84$86,809,802$6,107,766$1,724,727$47,950,989
85$95,533,620$6,276,265$1,651,723$52,540,674
86$105,143,147$6,448,900$1,572,154$57,590,412
87$115,728,597$6,625,745$1,485,669$63,146,928
88$127,389,379$6,806,872$1,391,905$69,261,711
89$140,235,040$6,992,353$1,290,478$75,991,497
90$154,386,294$7,182,258$1,180,989$83,398,805
91$169,976,166$7,376,659$1,063,022$91,552,526
92$187,151,242$7,575,622$936,141$100,528,577
93$206,073,058$7,779,217$799,890$110,410,611
94$226,919,619$7,987,508$653,796$121,290,812
95$249,887,084$8,200,559$497,361$133,270,760
96$275,191,612$8,418,432$330,069$146,462,395
97$303,071,407$8,641,186$151,377$160,989,070
98$333,788,965$8,868,878$0$176,986,715
99$367,633,548$9,101,561$0$194,608,897
100$404,923,918$9,339,287$0$214,032,666