Can I retire at age 42 with 630,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$48,610
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$22,298
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$13,607
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$9,320
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$6,795
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$5,148
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$4,004
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$3,171
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$2,547
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,067
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$1,690
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$1,392
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,151
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$957
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$797
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$666
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$558
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$469
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$394
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$332
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$279
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$236
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$199
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$168
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$142
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$120
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$101
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$86
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$73
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$61
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$52
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$44
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$37
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$32
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$27
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$23
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$19
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$16
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$14
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$12
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$10
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$8
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$7
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$6
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$5
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$4
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$4
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$3
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$3
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $630,000, adding $5,024 every year, while hoping to spend $40,018 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: 65/27/8 Blend
41$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
42$699,442$666,052$656,287$743,492
43$728,207$656,110$635,694$763,504
44$758,564$644,339$613,070$780,155
45$790,633$630,608$588,304$797,303
46$824,547$614,778$561,282$814,995
47$860,449$596,699$531,882$833,281
48$898,493$576,216$499,979$852,218
49$938,852$553,164$465,441$871,872
50$981,713$527,366$428,130$892,314
51$1,027,278$498,638$387,904$913,626
52$1,075,772$466,783$344,610$935,902
53$1,127,440$431,594$298,093$959,245
54$1,182,549$392,852$248,189$983,771
55$1,241,392$350,325$194,727$1,009,610
56$1,304,291$303,768$137,528$1,036,909
57$1,371,599$252,923$76,405$1,065,832
58$1,443,702$197,516$11,164$1,096,563
59$1,521,023$137,258$0$1,129,305
60$1,604,028$71,844$0$1,169,280
61$1,693,228$953$0$1,213,094
62$1,789,182$0$0$1,260,098
63$1,892,505$0$0$1,333,140
64$2,003,873$0$0$1,412,205
65$2,124,028$0$0$1,497,543
66$2,253,786$0$0$1,589,735
67$2,394,042$0$0$1,689,424
68$2,545,780$0$0$1,797,313
69$2,710,084$0$0$1,914,178
70$2,888,142$0$0$2,040,869
71$3,081,264$0$0$2,178,323
72$3,290,888$0$0$2,327,570
73$3,518,596$0$0$2,489,742
74$3,766,131$0$0$2,666,086
75$4,035,405$0$0$2,857,972
76$4,328,527$0$0$3,066,909
77$4,647,816$0$0$3,294,556
78$4,995,821$0$0$3,542,740
79$5,375,352$0$0$3,813,472
80$5,789,499$0$0$4,108,963
81$6,241,663$0$0$4,431,650
82$6,735,590$0$0$4,784,213
83$7,275,402$0$0$5,169,604
84$7,865,636$0$0$5,591,074
85$8,511,292$0$0$6,052,200
86$9,217,870$0$0$6,556,922
87$9,991,429$0$0$7,109,578
88$10,838,642$0$0$7,714,947
89$11,766,855$0$0$8,378,290
90$12,784,159$0$0$9,105,401
91$13,899,468$0$0$9,902,661
92$15,122,594$0$0$10,777,100
93$16,464,348$0$0$11,736,460
94$17,936,638$0$0$12,789,267
95$19,552,579$0$0$13,944,915
96$21,326,617$0$0$15,213,750
97$23,274,667$0$0$16,607,169
98$25,414,260$0$0$18,137,728
99$27,764,706$0$0$19,819,258
100$30,347,281$0$0$21,666,996