Can I retire at age 40 with 563,000?

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:
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 $563,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$46,492$46,078$45,674$45,279$44,894$44,260
2 years$23,016$22,587$22,172$21,769$21,378$20,740
3 years$15,191$14,761$14,347$13,948$13,563$12,942
4 years$11,280$10,851$10,441$10,048$9,673$9,073
5 years$8,934$8,507$8,102$7,718$7,354$6,776
6 years$7,370$6,947$6,548$6,172$5,819$5,265
7 years$6,254$5,834$5,441$5,075$4,732$4,202
8 years$5,417$5,001$4,615$4,257$3,926$3,419
9 years$4,766$4,354$3,975$3,626$3,306$2,823
10 years$4,246$3,838$3,465$3,126$2,817$2,357
11 years$3,821$3,417$3,051$2,720$2,423$1,985
12 years$3,466$3,067$2,707$2,386$2,099$1,684
13 years$3,167$2,771$2,419$2,106$1,831$1,437
14 years$2,910$2,519$2,173$1,870$1,605$1,232
15 years$2,688$2,301$1,962$1,668$1,413$1,060
16 years$2,494$2,111$1,779$1,493$1,249$915
17 years$2,323$1,944$1,619$1,342$1,107$793
18 years$2,171$1,797$1,478$1,209$985$688
19 years$2,036$1,665$1,353$1,092$878$599
20 years$1,913$1,547$1,242$989$784$522
21 years$1,803$1,441$1,142$898$701$455
22 years$1,703$1,345$1,053$816$629$398
23 years$1,612$1,258$972$744$564$348
24 years$1,528$1,179$899$678$507$305
25 years$1,452$1,106$832$619$456$267
26 years$1,381$1,040$772$566$411$234
27 years$1,315$979$717$518$371$206
28 years$1,255$922$666$475$335$181
29 years$1,198$870$620$436$302$159
30 years$1,146$822$578$400$273$140
31 years$1,097$777$539$367$247$123
32 years$1,051$735$503$337$223$108
33 years$1,008$696$469$310$202$95
34 years$968$660$438$285$183$84
35 years$930$626$410$263$166$74
36 years$894$594$383$242$150$65
37 years$860$564$359$223$136$57
38 years$829$536$336$206$123$50
39 years$798$510$315$190$112$44
40 years$770$485$295$175$101$39
41 years$743$462$277$161$92$34
42 years$717$440$260$149$84$30
43 years$692$419$244$137$76$27
44 years$669$399$229$127$69$24
45 years$647$381$215$117$62$21
46 years$625$363$202$108$57$18
47 years$605$347$189$100$51$16
48 years$586$331$178$92$47$14
49 years$567$316$167$85$42$13
50 years$550$302$157$79$39$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $563,000, adding $2,629 every year, while hoping to spend $51,497 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: 41/29/30 Blend
39$563,000$563,000$563,000$563,000
40$623,138$593,299$584,572$643,101
41$631,905$567,578$549,363$632,121
42$639,841$538,871$511,248$615,270
43$646,807$506,977$470,076$596,067
44$652,646$471,684$425,689$574,328
45$657,186$432,767$377,920$549,855
46$660,236$389,989$326,597$522,436
47$661,581$343,100$271,539$491,842
48$660,985$291,834$212,558$457,827
49$658,183$235,912$149,457$420,126
50$652,884$175,037$82,029$378,454
51$644,762$108,898$10,062$332,501
52$633,458$37,165$0$281,936
53$618,574$0$0$247,765
54$599,667$0$0$225,990
55$576,249$0$0$213,993
56$547,778$0$0$199,669
57$513,654$0$0$182,745
58$473,215$0$0$162,919
59$425,727$0$0$139,860
60$370,378$0$0$113,199
61$306,273$0$0$82,530
62$232,420$0$0$47,402
63$147,723$0$0$7,320
64$50,972$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
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