Can I retire at age 40 with 19,700,000?

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 $19,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$1,626,808$1,612,317$1,598,179$1,584,380$1,570,906$1,542,344
2 years$805,350$790,351$775,815$761,721$748,050$719,377
3 years$531,567$516,503$502,004$488,042$474,594$446,702
4 years$394,702$379,685$365,330$351,607$338,484$311,589
5 years$312,605$297,677$283,511$270,068$257,310$231,489
6 years$257,891$243,076$229,119$215,975$203,601$178,882
7 years$218,825$204,135$190,399$177,565$165,582$141,972
8 years$189,539$174,981$161,474$148,955$137,366$114,859
9 years$166,773$152,353$139,077$126,877$115,682$94,265
10 years$148,571$134,291$121,251$109,369$98,567$78,221
11 years$133,688$119,552$106,747$95,184$84,771$65,472
12 years$121,294$107,303$94,735$83,489$73,461$55,183
13 years$110,815$96,971$84,640$73,708$64,059$46,774
14 years$101,841$88,144$76,049$65,430$56,154$39,831
15 years$94,071$80,521$68,662$58,352$49,442$34,048
16 years$87,278$73,876$62,253$52,248$43,697$29,199
17 years$81,291$68,037$56,647$46,944$38,745$25,108
18 years$75,975$62,870$51,712$42,306$34,450$21,640
19 years$71,225$58,267$47,339$38,227$30,706$18,687
20 years$66,954$54,144$43,446$34,622$27,427$16,163
21 years$63,095$50,433$39,962$31,422$24,544$14,001
22 years$59,592$47,078$36,831$28,570$22,001$12,142
23 years$56,398$44,031$34,007$26,019$19,749$10,541
24 years$53,475$41,254$31,451$23,731$17,751$9,159
25 years$50,790$38,715$29,130$21,672$15,973$7,965
26 years$48,315$36,386$27,016$19,816$14,388$6,931
27 years$46,027$34,243$25,087$18,138$12,972$6,035
28 years$43,907$32,267$23,322$16,618$11,705$5,257
29 years$41,936$30,440$21,703$15,239$10,569$4,582
30 years$40,101$28,748$20,215$13,986$9,550$3,995
31 years$38,387$27,176$18,846$12,845$8,634$3,484
32 years$36,783$25,714$17,584$11,805$7,810$3,040
33 years$35,280$24,352$16,418$10,856$7,068$2,652
34 years$33,868$23,080$15,340$9,988$6,399$2,315
35 years$32,540$21,891$14,342$9,195$5,796$2,021
36 years$31,288$20,778$13,416$8,468$5,252$1,765
37 years$30,107$19,734$12,558$7,802$4,760$1,541
38 years$28,991$18,754$11,760$7,191$4,315$1,346
39 years$27,934$17,834$11,017$6,631$3,913$1,175
40 years$26,933$16,967$10,327$6,116$3,549$1,027
41 years$25,983$16,151$9,683$5,643$3,220$897
42 years$25,081$15,382$9,083$5,208$2,922$784
43 years$24,223$14,656$8,523$4,807$2,652$685
44 years$23,406$13,970$8,001$4,439$2,407$598
45 years$22,628$13,322$7,512$4,099$2,185$523
46 years$21,886$12,708$7,056$3,787$1,984$457
47 years$21,178$12,128$6,629$3,498$1,802$399
48 years$20,501$11,577$6,229$3,233$1,636$349
49 years$19,854$11,056$5,855$2,987$1,486$305
50 years$19,234$10,561$5,505$2,761$1,350$267

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $19,700,000, adding $2,347 every year, while hoping to spend $50,228 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: 75/5/20 Blend
39$19,700,000$19,700,000$19,700,000$19,700,000
40$21,711,821$20,667,721$20,362,371$23,237,537
41$23,872,984$21,626,997$20,991,068$25,208,789
42$26,252,903$22,631,594$21,639,143$27,362,584
43$28,873,837$23,683,680$22,307,193$29,722,202
44$31,760,315$24,785,527$22,995,830$32,308,163
45$34,939,367$25,939,517$23,705,690$35,143,062
46$38,440,776$27,148,147$24,437,424$38,251,782
47$42,297,362$28,414,034$25,191,705$41,661,725
48$46,545,293$29,739,922$25,969,227$45,403,070
49$51,224,421$31,128,686$26,770,704$49,509,055
50$56,378,663$32,583,342$27,596,874$54,016,286
51$62,056,412$34,107,051$28,448,494$58,965,085
52$68,310,996$35,703,127$29,326,349$64,399,862
53$75,201,179$37,375,042$30,231,243$70,369,535
54$82,791,719$39,126,438$31,164,009$76,927,988
55$91,153,974$40,961,134$32,125,504$84,134,579
56$100,366,581$42,883,131$33,116,609$92,054,691
57$110,516,193$44,896,625$34,138,236$100,760,353
58$121,698,300$47,006,015$35,191,323$110,330,912
59$134,018,131$49,215,913$36,276,836$120,853,781
60$147,591,641$51,531,155$37,395,771$132,425,258
61$162,546,616$53,956,808$38,549,157$145,151,434
62$179,023,867$56,498,188$39,738,050$159,149,191
63$197,178,569$59,160,867$40,963,542$174,547,295
64$217,181,721$61,950,687$42,226,758$191,487,618
65$239,221,758$64,873,772$43,528,856$210,126,462
66$263,506,335$67,936,545$44,871,031$230,636,039
67$290,264,284$71,145,739$46,254,513$253,206,085
68$319,747,773$74,508,412$47,680,572$278,045,650
69$352,234,689$78,031,967$49,150,514$305,385,067
70$388,031,259$81,724,165$50,665,687$335,478,117
71$427,474,940$85,593,142$52,227,481$368,604,425
72$470,937,609$89,647,431$53,837,326$405,072,088
73$518,829,066$93,895,976$55,496,698$445,220,584
74$571,600,911$98,348,159$57,207,118$489,423,963
75$629,750,800$103,013,815$58,970,152$538,094,380
76$693,827,144$107,903,255$60,787,415$591,685,972
77$764,434,292$113,027,293$62,660,572$650,699,144
78$842,238,227$118,397,268$64,591,339$715,685,281
79$927,972,860$124,025,068$66,581,482$787,251,951
80$1,022,446,955$129,923,159$68,632,826$866,068,626
81$1,126,551,765$136,104,615$70,747,246$952,873,003
82$1,241,269,445$142,583,141$72,926,678$1,048,477,951
83$1,367,682,325$149,373,111$75,173,118$1,153,779,184
84$1,506,983,125$156,489,596$77,488,621$1,269,763,700
85$1,660,486,219$163,948,402$79,875,305$1,397,519,095
86$1,829,640,039$171,766,099$82,335,353$1,538,243,822
87$2,016,040,751$179,960,066$84,871,016$1,693,258,489
88$2,221,447,326$188,548,527$87,484,613$1,864,018,318
89$2,447,798,139$197,550,591$90,178,533$2,052,126,876
90$2,697,229,275$206,986,297$92,955,241$2,259,351,197
91$2,972,094,693$216,876,657$95,817,273$2,487,638,456
92$3,274,988,446$227,243,708$98,767,246$2,739,134,334
93$3,608,769,175$238,110,557$101,807,856$3,016,203,268
94$3,976,587,094$249,501,437$104,941,882$3,321,450,756
95$4,381,913,729$261,441,759$108,172,187$3,657,747,940
96$4,828,574,696$273,958,172$111,501,722$4,028,258,700
97$5,320,785,814$287,078,620$114,933,528$4,436,469,504
98$5,863,192,904$300,832,411$118,470,739$4,886,222,311
99$6,460,915,657$315,250,275$122,116,585$5,381,750,824
100$7,119,595,958$330,364,443$125,874,395$5,927,720,442