Can I retire at age 40 with 423,000?

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 $423,000?

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%
1 years$34,931$34,620$34,316$34,020$33,731$32,625
2 years$17,293$16,970$16,658$16,356$16,062$14,959
3 years$11,414$11,090$10,779$10,479$10,191$9,124
4 years$8,475$8,153$7,844$7,550$7,268$6,246
5 years$6,712$6,392$6,088$5,799$5,525$4,551
6 years$5,537$5,219$4,920$4,637$4,372$3,447
7 years$4,699$4,383$4,088$3,813$3,555$2,679
8 years$4,070$3,757$3,467$3,198$2,950$2,121
9 years$3,581$3,271$2,986$2,724$2,484$1,702
10 years$3,190$2,884$2,604$2,348$2,116$1,380
11 years$2,871$2,567$2,292$2,044$1,820$1,128
12 years$2,604$2,304$2,034$1,793$1,577$928
13 years$2,379$2,082$1,817$1,583$1,375$767
14 years$2,187$1,893$1,633$1,405$1,206$637
15 years$2,020$1,729$1,474$1,253$1,062$531
16 years$1,874$1,586$1,337$1,122$938$443
17 years$1,745$1,461$1,216$1,008$832$371
18 years$1,631$1,350$1,110$908$740$311
19 years$1,529$1,251$1,016$821$659$261
20 years$1,438$1,163$933$743$589$220
21 years$1,355$1,083$858$675$527$185
22 years$1,280$1,011$791$613$472$156
23 years$1,211$945$730$559$424$132
24 years$1,148$886$675$510$381$111
25 years$1,091$831$625$465$343$94
26 years$1,037$781$580$425$309$79
27 years$988$735$539$389$279$67
28 years$943$693$501$357$251$57
29 years$900$654$466$327$227$48
30 years$861$617$434$300$205$40
31 years$824$584$405$276$185$34
32 years$790$552$378$253$168$29
33 years$758$523$353$233$152$24
34 years$727$496$329$214$137$21
35 years$699$470$308$197$124$18
36 years$672$446$288$182$113$15
37 years$646$424$270$168$102$13
38 years$622$403$253$154$93$11
39 years$600$383$237$142$84$9
40 years$578$364$222$131$76$8
41 years$558$347$208$121$69$6
42 years$539$330$195$112$63$5
43 years$520$315$183$103$57$5
44 years$503$300$172$95$52$4
45 years$486$286$161$88$47$3
46 years$470$273$152$81$43$3
47 years$455$260$142$75$39$2
48 years$440$249$134$69$35$2
49 years$426$237$126$64$32$2
50 years$413$227$118$59$29$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $423,000, adding $5,668 every year, while hoping to spend $29,410 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: 45/27/28 Blend
39$423,000$423,000$423,000$423,000
40$471,993$449,574$443,017$489,194
41$488,844$440,311$426,566$492,710
42$506,428$429,608$408,578$493,261
43$524,789$417,364$388,971$493,295
44$543,975$403,472$367,659$492,778
45$564,035$387,817$344,550$491,679
46$585,026$370,279$319,552$489,964
47$607,006$350,731$292,565$487,597
48$630,042$329,038$263,486$484,542
49$654,202$305,056$232,209$480,764
50$679,563$278,637$198,621$476,225
51$706,208$249,620$162,604$470,886
52$734,227$217,837$124,037$464,710
53$763,718$183,110$82,791$457,658
54$794,786$145,251$38,734$449,691
55$827,548$104,062$0$440,769
56$862,130$59,334$0$433,330
57$898,669$10,844$0$437,369
58$937,317$0$0$441,312
59$978,237$0$0$457,540
60$1,021,608$0$0$478,180
61$1,067,627$0$0$500,104
62$1,116,506$0$0$523,420
63$1,168,480$0$0$548,241
64$1,223,805$0$0$574,693
65$1,282,762$0$0$602,916
66$1,345,658$0$0$633,060
67$1,412,829$0$0$665,291
68$1,484,643$0$0$699,791
69$1,561,505$0$0$736,759
70$1,643,858$0$0$776,414
71$1,732,189$0$0$818,995
72$1,827,029$0$0$864,767
73$1,928,966$0$0$914,018
74$2,038,640$0$0$967,065
75$2,156,758$0$0$1,024,257
76$2,284,095$0$0$1,085,977
77$2,421,502$0$0$1,152,646
78$2,569,914$0$0$1,224,725
79$2,730,358$0$0$1,302,724
80$2,903,965$0$0$1,387,201
81$3,091,976$0$0$1,478,770
82$3,295,755$0$0$1,578,106
83$3,516,805$0$0$1,685,953
84$3,756,775$0$0$1,803,126
85$4,017,482$0$0$1,930,525
86$4,300,923$0$0$2,069,139
87$4,609,295$0$0$2,220,054
88$4,945,016$0$0$2,384,469
89$5,310,746$0$0$2,563,699
90$5,709,412$0$0$2,759,196
91$6,144,237$0$0$2,972,555
92$6,618,767$0$0$3,205,531
93$7,136,905$0$0$3,460,060
94$7,702,949$0$0$3,738,268
95$8,321,628$0$0$4,042,500
96$8,998,152$0$0$4,375,336
97$9,738,254$0$0$4,739,617
98$10,548,248$0$0$5,138,471
99$11,435,088$0$0$5,575,344
100$12,406,429$0$0$6,054,030