Can I retire at age 40 with 373,000?

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:
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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 $373,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$30,802$30,528$30,260$29,999$29,744$29,544
2 years$15,249$14,965$14,689$14,422$14,164$13,962
3 years$10,065$9,779$9,505$9,241$8,986$8,789
4 years$7,473$7,189$6,917$6,657$6,409$6,218
5 years$5,919$5,636$5,368$5,113$4,872$4,688
6 years$4,883$4,602$4,338$4,089$3,855$3,677
7 years$4,143$3,865$3,605$3,362$3,135$2,965
8 years$3,589$3,313$3,057$2,820$2,601$2,437
9 years$3,158$2,885$2,633$2,402$2,190$2,034
10 years$2,813$2,543$2,296$2,071$1,866$1,716
11 years$2,531$2,264$2,021$1,802$1,605$1,462
12 years$2,297$2,032$1,794$1,581$1,391$1,254
13 years$2,098$1,836$1,603$1,396$1,213$1,083
14 years$1,928$1,669$1,440$1,239$1,063$939
15 years$1,781$1,525$1,300$1,105$936$818
16 years$1,653$1,399$1,179$989$827$716
17 years$1,539$1,288$1,073$889$734$628
18 years$1,439$1,190$979$801$652$552
19 years$1,349$1,103$896$724$581$486
20 years$1,268$1,025$823$656$519$429
21 years$1,195$955$757$595$465$380
22 years$1,128$891$697$541$417$337
23 years$1,068$834$644$493$374$298
24 years$1,012$781$595$449$336$265
25 years$962$733$552$410$302$236
26 years$915$689$512$375$272$210
27 years$871$648$475$343$246$187
28 years$831$611$442$315$222$166
29 years$794$576$411$289$200$148
30 years$759$544$383$265$181$132
31 years$727$515$357$243$163$118
32 years$696$487$333$224$148$105
33 years$668$461$311$206$134$94
34 years$641$437$290$189$121$84
35 years$616$414$272$174$110$75
36 years$592$393$254$160$99$67
37 years$570$374$238$148$90$60
38 years$549$355$223$136$82$54
39 years$529$338$209$126$74$48
40 years$510$321$196$116$67$43
41 years$492$306$183$107$61$39
42 years$475$291$172$99$55$34
43 years$459$277$161$91$50$31
44 years$443$265$151$84$46$28
45 years$428$252$142$78$41$25
46 years$414$241$134$72$38$22
47 years$401$230$126$66$34$20
48 years$388$219$118$61$31$18
49 years$376$209$111$57$28$16
50 years$364$200$104$52$26$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $373,000, adding $3,040 every year, while hoping to spend $32,818 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: 70/12/18 Blend
39$373,000$373,000$373,000$373,000
40$414,182$394,413$388,631$441,184
41$421,510$378,821$366,732$443,971
42$428,486$361,365$343,000$442,832
43$435,039$341,919$317,338$440,760
44$441,090$320,351$289,646$437,658
45$446,551$296,518$259,819$433,423
46$451,324$270,272$227,747$427,938
47$455,300$241,455$193,317$421,080
48$458,356$209,902$156,409$412,709
49$460,357$175,436$116,897$402,678
50$461,153$137,872$74,653$390,822
51$460,575$97,013$29,539$376,962
52$458,439$52,651$0$360,902
53$454,538$4,569$0$346,002
54$448,643$0$0$334,741
55$440,501$0$0$327,480
56$429,830$0$0$318,861
57$416,320$0$0$308,038
58$399,624$0$0$294,746
59$379,363$0$0$278,690
60$355,112$0$0$259,544
61$326,405$0$0$236,946
62$292,725$0$0$210,498
63$253,499$0$0$179,757
64$208,096$0$0$144,236
65$155,818$0$0$103,395
66$95,892$0$0$56,639
67$27,465$0$0$3,308
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0