Can I retire at age 42 with 780,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $780,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$64,412$63,838$63,278$62,732$62,198$60,596
2 years$31,887$31,293$30,718$30,160$29,618$28,015
3 years$21,047$20,450$19,876$19,323$18,791$17,237
4 years$15,628$15,033$14,465$13,921$13,402$11,908
5 years$12,377$11,786$11,225$10,693$10,188$8,759
6 years$10,211$9,624$9,072$8,551$8,061$6,699
7 years$8,664$8,082$7,539$7,031$6,556$5,260
8 years$7,505$6,928$6,393$5,898$5,439$4,209
9 years$6,603$6,032$5,507$5,024$4,580$3,415
10 years$5,882$5,317$4,801$4,330$3,903$2,801
11 years$5,293$4,734$4,227$3,769$3,356$2,316
12 years$4,803$4,249$3,751$3,306$2,909$1,928
13 years$4,388$3,839$3,351$2,918$2,536$1,614
14 years$4,032$3,490$3,011$2,591$2,223$1,356
15 years$3,725$3,188$2,719$2,310$1,958$1,144
16 years$3,456$2,925$2,465$2,069$1,730$968
17 years$3,219$2,694$2,243$1,859$1,534$821
18 years$3,008$2,489$2,047$1,675$1,364$698
19 years$2,820$2,307$1,874$1,514$1,216$594
20 years$2,651$2,144$1,720$1,371$1,086$507
21 years$2,498$1,997$1,582$1,244$972$433
22 years$2,359$1,864$1,458$1,131$871$370
23 years$2,233$1,743$1,346$1,030$782$316
24 years$2,117$1,633$1,245$940$703$271
25 years$2,011$1,533$1,153$858$632$232
26 years$1,913$1,441$1,070$785$570$199
27 years$1,822$1,356$993$718$514$170
28 years$1,738$1,278$923$658$463$146
29 years$1,660$1,205$859$603$418$125
30 years$1,588$1,138$800$554$378$108
31 years$1,520$1,076$746$509$342$92
32 years$1,456$1,018$696$467$309$79
33 years$1,397$964$650$430$280$68
34 years$1,341$914$607$395$253$59
35 years$1,288$867$568$364$229$50
36 years$1,239$823$531$335$208$43
37 years$1,192$781$497$309$188$37
38 years$1,148$743$466$285$171$32
39 years$1,106$706$436$263$155$27
40 years$1,066$672$409$242$141$24
41 years$1,029$639$383$223$127$20
42 years$993$609$360$206$116$17
43 years$959$580$337$190$105$15
44 years$927$553$317$176$95$13
45 years$896$527$297$162$87$11
46 years$867$503$279$150$79$10
47 years$839$480$262$139$71$8
48 years$812$458$247$128$65$7
49 years$786$438$232$118$59$6
50 years$762$418$218$109$53$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $780,000, adding $6,546 every year, while hoping to spend $42,517 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: 38/39/23 Blend
41$780,000$780,000$780,000$780,000
42$866,312$824,972$812,882$893,065
43$909,438$820,158$794,876$908,284
44$955,538$813,683$774,842$920,271
45$1,004,871$805,421$752,666$932,374
46$1,057,719$795,238$728,232$944,630
47$1,114,393$782,992$701,415$957,081
48$1,175,235$768,532$672,086$969,778
49$1,240,619$751,700$640,111$982,781
50$1,310,956$732,327$605,348$996,158
51$1,386,697$710,235$567,651$1,009,992
52$1,468,337$685,233$526,864$1,024,376
53$1,556,420$657,122$482,827$1,039,417
54$1,651,545$625,691$435,371$1,055,240
55$1,754,368$590,716$384,322$1,071,986
56$1,865,611$551,959$329,495$1,089,817
57$1,986,069$509,170$270,698$1,108,919
58$2,116,614$462,085$207,732$1,129,499
59$2,258,205$410,424$140,388$1,151,798
60$2,411,898$353,891$68,447$1,176,083
61$2,578,853$292,173$0$1,202,658
62$2,760,348$224,941$0$1,233,912
63$2,957,786$151,846$0$1,286,245
64$3,172,713$72,519$0$1,343,338
65$3,406,829$0$0$1,405,745
66$3,662,006$0$0$1,479,842
67$3,940,303$0$0$1,594,691
68$4,243,987$0$0$1,720,118
69$4,575,553$0$0$1,857,166
70$4,937,746$0$0$2,006,983
71$5,333,591$0$0$2,170,834
72$5,766,416$0$0$2,350,110
73$6,239,887$0$0$2,546,344
74$6,758,038$0$0$2,761,225
75$7,325,314$0$0$2,996,612
76$7,946,607$0$0$3,254,550
77$8,627,307$0$0$3,537,295
78$9,373,349$0$0$3,847,330
79$10,191,267$0$0$4,187,389
80$11,088,260$0$0$4,560,484
81$12,072,258$0$0$4,969,933
82$13,151,992$0$0$5,419,392
83$14,337,083$0$0$5,912,884
84$15,638,127$0$0$6,454,845
85$17,066,795$0$0$7,050,160
86$18,635,944$0$0$7,704,210
87$20,359,739$0$0$8,422,924
88$22,253,784$0$0$9,212,832
89$24,335,268$0$0$10,081,130
90$26,623,129$0$0$11,035,745
91$29,138,229$0$0$12,085,410
92$31,903,556$0$0$13,239,748
93$34,944,432$0$0$14,509,360
94$38,288,760$0$0$15,905,926
95$41,967,279$0$0$17,442,314
96$46,013,858$0$0$19,132,704
97$50,465,814$0$0$20,992,720
98$55,364,265$0$0$23,039,574
99$60,754,511$0$0$25,292,234
100$66,686,470$0$0$27,771,597