Can I retire at age 40 with 1,400,000?

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 $1,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$115,611$114,581$113,576$112,596$111,638$109,879
2 years$57,233$56,167$55,134$54,132$53,161$51,393
3 years$37,776$36,706$35,675$34,683$33,727$32,006
4 years$28,050$26,983$25,963$24,987$24,055$22,393
5 years$22,216$21,155$20,148$19,193$18,286$16,689
6 years$18,327$17,274$16,283$15,349$14,469$12,938
7 years$15,551$14,507$13,531$12,619$11,767$10,303
8 years$13,470$12,435$11,475$10,586$9,762$8,365
9 years$11,852$10,827$9,884$9,017$8,221$6,889
10 years$10,558$9,544$8,617$7,772$7,005$5,738
11 years$9,501$8,496$7,586$6,764$6,024$4,821
12 years$8,620$7,626$6,732$5,933$5,221$4,079
13 years$7,875$6,891$6,015$5,238$4,552$3,471
14 years$7,237$6,264$5,405$4,650$3,991$2,968
15 years$6,685$5,722$4,880$4,147$3,514$2,547
16 years$6,203$5,250$4,424$3,713$3,105$2,194
17 years$5,777$4,835$4,026$3,336$2,753$1,895
18 years$5,399$4,468$3,675$3,007$2,448$1,640
19 years$5,062$4,141$3,364$2,717$2,182$1,422
20 years$4,758$3,848$3,088$2,460$1,949$1,236
21 years$4,484$3,584$2,840$2,233$1,744$1,075
22 years$4,235$3,346$2,617$2,030$1,563$937
23 years$4,008$3,129$2,417$1,849$1,403$817
24 years$3,800$2,932$2,235$1,686$1,261$713
25 years$3,609$2,751$2,070$1,540$1,135$623
26 years$3,434$2,586$1,920$1,408$1,022$545
27 years$3,271$2,434$1,783$1,289$922$477
28 years$3,120$2,293$1,657$1,181$832$417
29 years$2,980$2,163$1,542$1,083$751$366
30 years$2,850$2,043$1,437$994$679$320
31 years$2,728$1,931$1,339$913$614$281
32 years$2,614$1,827$1,250$839$555$246
33 years$2,507$1,731$1,167$771$502$216
34 years$2,407$1,640$1,090$710$455$189
35 years$2,312$1,556$1,019$653$412$166
36 years$2,224$1,477$953$602$373$146
37 years$2,140$1,402$892$554$338$128
38 years$2,060$1,333$836$511$307$112
39 years$1,985$1,267$783$471$278$99
40 years$1,914$1,206$734$435$252$87
41 years$1,847$1,148$688$401$229$76
42 years$1,782$1,093$646$370$208$67
43 years$1,721$1,042$606$342$188$59
44 years$1,663$993$569$315$171$52
45 years$1,608$947$534$291$155$45
46 years$1,555$903$501$269$141$40
47 years$1,505$862$471$249$128$35
48 years$1,457$823$443$230$116$31
49 years$1,411$786$416$212$106$27
50 years$1,367$751$391$196$96$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $1,400,000, adding $4,591 every year, while hoping to spend $41,202 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: 79/6/15 Blend
39$1,400,000$1,400,000$1,400,000$1,400,000
40$1,547,536$1,473,336$1,451,636$1,664,606
41$1,661,546$1,501,690$1,456,427$1,770,689
42$1,785,804$1,530,054$1,459,998$1,881,327
43$1,921,312$1,558,382$1,462,264$2,001,558
44$2,069,172$1,586,630$1,463,136$2,132,325
45$2,230,599$1,614,746$1,462,522$2,274,669
46$2,406,928$1,642,677$1,460,325$2,429,733
47$2,599,630$1,670,363$1,456,441$2,598,779
48$2,810,325$1,697,743$1,450,764$2,783,196
49$3,040,794$1,724,748$1,443,181$2,984,514
50$3,293,001$1,751,308$1,433,574$3,204,420
51$3,569,108$1,777,343$1,421,819$3,444,771
52$3,871,495$1,802,770$1,407,788$3,707,615
53$4,202,783$1,827,502$1,391,345$3,995,207
54$4,565,859$1,851,441$1,372,347$4,310,033
55$4,963,902$1,874,487$1,350,646$4,654,830
56$5,400,414$1,896,531$1,326,086$5,032,618
57$5,879,251$1,917,455$1,298,505$5,446,719
58$6,404,661$1,937,137$1,267,731$5,900,800
59$6,981,323$1,955,444$1,233,587$6,398,897
60$7,614,392$1,972,234$1,195,886$6,945,459
61$8,309,544$1,987,358$1,154,432$7,545,391
62$9,073,034$2,000,655$1,109,022$8,204,095
63$9,911,752$2,011,955$1,059,442$8,927,525
64$10,833,286$2,021,077$1,005,469$9,722,243
65$11,845,999$2,027,827$946,870$10,595,481
66$12,959,102$2,032,001$883,401$11,555,207
67$14,182,743$2,033,382$814,808$12,610,203
68$15,528,102$2,031,737$740,823$13,770,146
69$17,007,497$2,026,821$661,170$15,045,703
70$18,634,500$2,018,374$575,557$16,448,627
71$20,424,063$2,006,118$483,682$17,991,871
72$22,392,660$1,989,760$385,228$19,689,710
73$24,558,442$1,968,989$279,864$21,557,875
74$26,941,408$1,943,474$167,244$23,613,702
75$29,563,594$1,912,867$47,009$25,876,300
76$32,449,279$1,876,796$0$28,366,722
77$35,625,215$1,834,869$0$31,121,186
78$39,120,879$1,786,669$0$34,161,127
79$42,968,751$1,731,758$0$37,507,261
80$47,204,618$1,669,668$0$41,190,716
81$51,867,914$1,599,908$0$45,245,790
82$57,002,093$1,521,954$0$49,710,280
83$62,655,032$1,435,256$0$54,625,831
84$68,879,491$1,339,229$0$60,038,339
85$75,733,605$1,233,257$0$65,998,375
86$83,281,433$1,116,687$0$72,561,667
87$91,593,564$988,830$0$79,789,624
88$100,747,781$848,956$0$87,749,917
89$110,829,797$696,297$0$96,517,115
90$121,934,058$530,038$0$106,173,392
91$134,164,643$349,320$0$116,809,300
92$147,636,236$153,236$0$128,524,626
93$162,475,216$0$0$141,429,330
94$178,820,845$0$0$155,648,493
95$196,826,582$0$0$171,323,003
96$216,661,534$0$0$188,589,962
97$238,512,048$0$0$207,611,598
98$262,583,472$0$0$228,566,684
99$289,102,092$0$0$251,652,217
100$318,317,268$0$0$277,085,284