Can I retire at age 40 with 544,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $544,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$44,923$44,523$44,132$43,751$43,379$41,824
2 years$22,239$21,825$21,424$21,034$20,657$19,106
3 years$14,679$14,263$13,862$13,477$13,106$11,609
4 years$10,899$10,485$10,088$9,709$9,347$7,916
5 years$8,632$8,220$7,829$7,458$7,105$5,743
6 years$7,121$6,712$6,327$5,964$5,622$4,330
7 years$6,043$5,637$5,258$4,903$4,572$3,350
8 years$5,234$4,832$4,459$4,113$3,793$2,640
9 years$4,605$4,207$3,841$3,504$3,194$2,108
10 years$4,103$3,708$3,348$3,020$2,722$1,701
11 years$3,692$3,301$2,948$2,628$2,341$1,383
12 years$3,349$2,963$2,616$2,305$2,029$1,132
13 years$3,060$2,678$2,337$2,035$1,769$931
14 years$2,812$2,434$2,100$1,807$1,551$768
15 years$2,598$2,224$1,896$1,611$1,365$636
16 years$2,410$2,040$1,719$1,443$1,207$529
17 years$2,245$1,879$1,564$1,296$1,070$440
18 years$2,098$1,736$1,428$1,168$951$367
19 years$1,967$1,609$1,307$1,056$848$306
20 years$1,849$1,495$1,200$956$757$256
21 years$1,742$1,393$1,104$868$678$214
22 years$1,646$1,300$1,017$789$608$179
23 years$1,557$1,216$939$718$545$150
24 years$1,477$1,139$868$655$490$126
25 years$1,403$1,069$804$598$441$106
26 years$1,334$1,005$746$547$397$89
27 years$1,271$946$693$501$358$74
28 years$1,212$891$644$459$323$63
29 years$1,158$841$599$421$292$53
30 years$1,107$794$558$386$264$44
31 years$1,060$750$520$355$238$37
32 years$1,016$710$486$326$216$31
33 years$974$672$453$300$195$26
34 years$935$637$424$276$177$22
35 years$899$605$396$254$160$19
36 years$864$574$370$234$145$16
37 years$831$545$347$215$131$13
38 years$801$518$325$199$119$11
39 years$771$492$304$183$108$9
40 years$744$469$285$169$98$8
41 years$718$446$267$156$89$7
42 years$693$425$251$144$81$6
43 years$669$405$235$133$73$5
44 years$646$386$221$123$66$4
45 years$625$368$207$113$60$3
46 years$604$351$195$105$55$3
47 years$585$335$183$97$50$2
48 years$566$320$172$89$45$2
49 years$548$305$162$82$41$2
50 years$531$292$152$76$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $544,000, adding $4,805 every year, while hoping to spend $42,508 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: 77/8/15 Blend
39$544,000$544,000$544,000$544,000
40$604,444$575,612$567,180$648,694
41$620,869$558,589$540,953$661,527
42$637,545$539,307$512,422$669,761
43$654,453$517,611$481,465$677,616
44$671,568$493,335$447,956$685,040
45$688,866$466,307$411,761$691,976
46$706,316$436,341$372,740$698,360
47$723,882$403,244$330,748$704,123
48$741,523$366,808$285,634$709,191
49$759,194$326,817$237,238$713,482
50$776,841$283,040$185,395$716,905
51$794,405$235,236$129,932$719,364
52$811,818$183,145$70,668$720,750
53$829,003$126,499$7,415$720,948
54$845,874$65,010$0$719,830
55$862,333$0$0$726,872
56$878,272$0$0$734,341
57$893,568$0$0$746,976
58$908,084$0$0$758,940
59$921,667$0$0$770,100
60$934,146$0$0$780,311
61$945,329$0$0$789,412
62$955,004$0$0$797,220
63$962,933$0$0$803,534
64$968,852$0$0$808,130
65$972,468$0$0$810,758
66$973,453$0$0$811,139
67$971,445$0$0$808,967
68$966,042$0$0$803,899
69$956,796$0$0$795,555
70$943,211$0$0$783,514
71$924,739$0$0$767,309
72$900,771$0$0$746,423
73$870,631$0$0$720,284
74$833,574$0$0$688,258
75$788,772$0$0$649,641
76$735,311$0$0$603,658
77$672,178$0$0$549,448
78$598,255$0$0$486,062
79$512,303$0$0$412,449
80$412,954$0$0$327,446
81$298,697$0$0$229,771
82$167,859$0$0$118,004
83$18,594$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