Can I retire at age 40 with 623,000?

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:
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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 $623,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$51,447$50,988$50,541$50,105$49,679$49,366
2 years$25,469$24,994$24,535$24,089$23,657$23,341
3 years$16,810$16,334$15,876$15,434$15,009$14,700
4 years$12,482$12,007$11,553$11,119$10,704$10,405
5 years$9,886$9,414$8,966$8,541$8,137$7,848
6 years$8,156$7,687$7,246$6,830$6,439$6,160
7 years$6,920$6,456$6,021$5,615$5,236$4,969
8 years$5,994$5,534$5,106$4,711$4,344$4,087
9 years$5,274$4,818$4,398$4,012$3,658$3,412
10 years$4,698$4,247$3,834$3,459$3,117$2,882
11 years$4,228$3,781$3,376$3,010$2,681$2,456
12 years$3,836$3,393$2,996$2,640$2,323$2,109
13 years$3,504$3,067$2,677$2,331$2,026$1,821
14 years$3,221$2,787$2,405$2,069$1,776$1,581
15 years$2,975$2,546$2,171$1,845$1,564$1,379
16 years$2,760$2,336$1,969$1,652$1,382$1,206
17 years$2,571$2,152$1,791$1,485$1,225$1,059
18 years$2,403$1,988$1,635$1,338$1,089$931
19 years$2,252$1,843$1,497$1,209$971$821
20 years$2,117$1,712$1,374$1,095$867$726
21 years$1,995$1,595$1,264$994$776$643
22 years$1,885$1,489$1,165$903$696$570
23 years$1,784$1,392$1,075$823$625$506
24 years$1,691$1,305$995$750$561$449
25 years$1,606$1,224$921$685$505$400
26 years$1,528$1,151$854$627$455$356
27 years$1,456$1,083$793$574$410$317
28 years$1,389$1,020$738$526$370$283
29 years$1,326$963$686$482$334$252
30 years$1,268$909$639$442$302$225
31 years$1,214$859$596$406$273$201
32 years$1,163$813$556$373$247$180
33 years$1,116$770$519$343$224$161
34 years$1,071$730$485$316$202$144
35 years$1,029$692$454$291$183$129
36 years$989$657$424$268$166$115
37 years$952$624$397$247$151$103
38 years$917$593$372$227$136$92
39 years$883$564$348$210$124$83
40 years$852$537$327$193$112$74
41 years$822$511$306$178$102$66
42 years$793$486$287$165$92$59
43 years$766$463$270$152$84$53
44 years$740$442$253$140$76$48
45 years$716$421$238$130$69$43
46 years$692$402$223$120$63$38
47 years$670$384$210$111$57$34
48 years$648$366$197$102$52$31
49 years$628$350$185$94$47$28
50 years$608$334$174$87$43$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $623,000, adding $6,736 every year, while hoping to spend $31,671 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: 63/9/28 Blend
39$623,000$623,000$623,000$623,000
40$693,494$660,475$650,819$731,612
41$730,533$659,141$638,923$756,931
42$770,288$656,679$625,568$780,517
43$813,003$653,003$610,671$805,600
44$858,946$648,016$594,145$832,331
45$908,410$641,621$575,900$860,880
46$961,718$633,710$555,842$891,432
47$1,019,223$624,172$533,873$924,195
48$1,081,316$612,888$509,890$959,397
49$1,148,423$599,733$483,784$997,293
50$1,221,015$584,572$455,443$1,038,164
51$1,299,608$567,265$424,750$1,082,322
52$1,384,769$547,663$391,581$1,130,110
53$1,477,125$525,607$355,808$1,181,911
54$1,577,360$500,931$317,296$1,238,146
55$1,686,231$473,457$275,906$1,299,283
56$1,804,568$442,997$231,490$1,365,839
57$1,933,285$409,355$183,896$1,438,385
58$2,073,388$372,322$132,964$1,517,554
59$2,225,983$331,675$78,528$1,604,045
60$2,392,287$287,181$20,413$1,698,630
61$2,573,641$238,594$0$1,802,165
62$2,771,520$185,652$0$1,928,024
63$2,987,546$128,080$0$2,072,137
64$3,223,507$65,587$0$2,229,611
65$3,481,369$0$0$2,401,783
66$3,763,299$0$0$2,590,337
67$4,071,681$0$0$2,803,730
68$4,409,141$0$0$3,037,287
69$4,778,569$0$0$3,293,017
70$5,183,149$0$0$3,573,127
71$5,626,387$0$0$3,880,052
72$6,112,144$0$0$4,216,471
73$6,644,671$0$0$4,585,335
74$7,228,653$0$0$4,989,894
75$7,869,248$0$0$5,433,730
76$8,572,136$0$0$5,920,785
77$9,343,575$0$0$6,455,404
78$10,190,459$0$0$7,042,371
79$11,120,382$0$0$7,686,957
80$12,141,707$0$0$8,394,967
81$13,263,650$0$0$9,172,799
82$14,496,360$0$0$10,027,499
83$15,851,022$0$0$10,966,828
84$17,339,953$0$0$11,999,340
85$18,976,728$0$0$13,134,456
86$20,776,299$0$0$14,382,556
87$22,755,140$0$0$15,755,076
88$24,931,403$0$0$17,264,616
89$27,325,084$0$0$18,925,059
90$29,958,217$0$0$20,751,700
91$32,855,078$0$0$22,761,391
92$36,042,414$0$0$24,972,701
93$39,549,696$0$0$27,406,088
94$43,409,395$0$0$30,084,095
95$47,657,292$0$0$33,031,561
96$52,332,808$0$0$36,275,852
97$57,479,383$0$0$39,847,127
98$63,144,881$0$0$43,778,612
99$69,382,041$0$0$48,106,922
100$76,248,977$0$0$52,872,400