Can I retire at age 40 with 592,000?

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 $592,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$48,887$48,451$48,026$47,612$47,207$45,496
2 years$24,201$23,751$23,314$22,890$22,479$20,774
3 years$15,974$15,521$15,086$14,666$14,262$12,616
4 years$11,861$11,410$10,978$10,566$10,172$8,598
5 years$9,394$8,945$8,520$8,116$7,732$6,235
6 years$7,750$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,118$4,699
7 years$6,576$6,134$5,722$5,336$4,976$3,633
8 years$5,696$5,258$4,852$4,476$4,128$2,861
9 years$5,012$4,578$4,179$3,813$3,476$2,284
10 years$4,465$4,036$3,644$3,287$2,962$1,841
11 years$4,017$3,593$3,208$2,860$2,547$1,496
12 years$3,645$3,225$2,847$2,509$2,208$1,224
13 years$3,330$2,914$2,543$2,215$1,925$1,006
14 years$3,060$2,649$2,285$1,966$1,687$830
15 years$2,827$2,420$2,063$1,754$1,486$687
16 years$2,623$2,220$1,871$1,570$1,313$570
17 years$2,443$2,045$1,702$1,411$1,164$474
18 years$2,283$1,889$1,554$1,271$1,035$395
19 years$2,140$1,751$1,423$1,149$923$329
20 years$2,012$1,627$1,306$1,040$824$275
21 years$1,896$1,516$1,201$944$738$230
22 years$1,791$1,415$1,107$859$661$192
23 years$1,695$1,323$1,022$782$593$161
24 years$1,607$1,240$945$713$533$135
25 years$1,526$1,163$875$651$480$113
26 years$1,452$1,093$812$595$432$95
27 years$1,383$1,029$754$545$390$80
28 years$1,319$970$701$499$352$67
29 years$1,260$915$652$458$318$56
30 years$1,205$864$607$420$287$47
31 years$1,154$817$566$386$259$40
32 years$1,105$773$528$355$235$33
33 years$1,060$732$493$326$212$28
34 years$1,018$694$461$300$192$23
35 years$978$658$431$276$174$20
36 years$940$624$403$254$158$17
37 years$905$593$377$234$143$14
38 years$871$564$353$216$130$12
39 years$839$536$331$199$118$10
40 years$809$510$310$184$107$8
41 years$781$485$291$170$97$7
42 years$754$462$273$156$88$6
43 years$728$440$256$144$80$5
44 years$703$420$240$133$72$4
45 years$680$400$226$123$66$3
46 years$658$382$212$114$60$3
47 years$636$364$199$105$54$2
48 years$616$348$187$97$49$2
49 years$597$332$176$90$45$2
50 years$578$317$165$83$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $592,000, adding $3,003 every year, while hoping to spend $42,343 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: 41/34/25 Blend
39$592,000$592,000$592,000$592,000
40$655,482$624,106$614,930$677,429
41$677,288$609,634$590,477$679,021
42$699,900$593,034$563,786$676,516
43$723,354$574,157$534,738$672,972
44$747,690$552,846$503,206$668,321
45$772,952$528,932$469,060$662,487
46$799,183$502,240$432,164$655,393
47$826,433$472,583$392,374$646,958
48$854,752$439,763$349,542$637,095
49$884,197$403,571$303,512$625,716
50$914,827$363,788$254,122$612,726
51$946,705$320,179$201,200$598,028
52$979,899$272,498$144,571$581,517
53$1,014,483$220,485$84,048$563,088
54$1,050,535$163,864$19,439$542,627
55$1,088,141$102,344$0$520,017
56$1,127,392$35,620$0$508,343
57$1,168,387$0$0$500,662
58$1,211,232$0$0$505,416
59$1,256,043$0$0$524,345
60$1,302,945$0$0$544,176
61$1,352,072$0$0$564,970
62$1,403,571$0$0$586,792
63$1,457,601$0$0$609,712
64$1,514,335$0$0$633,806
65$1,573,959$0$0$659,158
66$1,636,678$0$0$685,858
67$1,702,712$0$0$714,004
68$1,772,304$0$0$743,705
69$1,845,715$0$0$775,076
70$1,923,232$0$0$808,246
71$2,005,167$0$0$843,354
72$2,091,861$0$0$880,551
73$2,183,686$0$0$920,005
74$2,281,049$0$0$961,897
75$2,384,394$0$0$1,006,425
76$2,494,206$0$0$1,053,807
77$2,611,017$0$0$1,104,281
78$2,735,408$0$0$1,158,108
79$2,868,016$0$0$1,215,572
80$3,009,539$0$0$1,276,986
81$3,160,740$0$0$1,342,694
82$3,322,457$0$0$1,413,071
83$3,495,607$0$0$1,488,530
84$3,681,198$0$0$1,569,521
85$3,880,334$0$0$1,656,543
86$4,094,227$0$0$1,750,139
87$4,324,207$0$0$1,850,907
88$4,571,734$0$0$1,959,505
89$4,838,413$0$0$2,076,654
90$5,126,005$0$0$2,203,147
91$5,436,444$0$0$2,339,853
92$5,771,857$0$0$2,487,732
93$6,134,580$0$0$2,647,834
94$6,527,182$0$0$2,821,317
95$6,952,486$0$0$3,009,452
96$7,413,596$0$0$3,213,638
97$7,913,926$0$0$3,435,414
98$8,457,230$0$0$3,676,472
99$9,047,638$0$0$3,938,673
100$9,689,692$0$0$4,224,065