Can I retire at age 40 with 662,000?

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 $662,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$54,667$54,180$53,705$53,242$52,789$51,872
2 years$27,063$26,559$26,071$25,597$25,138$24,216
3 years$17,863$17,357$16,869$16,400$15,948$15,052
4 years$13,264$12,759$12,277$11,815$11,374$10,510
5 years$10,505$10,003$9,527$9,075$8,647$7,816
6 years$8,666$8,168$7,699$7,258$6,842$6,047
7 years$7,353$6,860$6,398$5,967$5,564$4,804
8 years$6,369$5,880$5,426$5,005$4,616$3,891
9 years$5,604$5,120$4,674$4,264$3,887$3,197
10 years$4,993$4,513$4,075$3,675$3,312$2,656
11 years$4,492$4,017$3,587$3,199$2,849$2,226
12 years$4,076$3,606$3,183$2,806$2,469$1,879
13 years$3,724$3,259$2,844$2,477$2,153$1,595
14 years$3,422$2,962$2,556$2,199$1,887$1,360
15 years$3,161$2,706$2,307$1,961$1,661$1,164
16 years$2,933$2,483$2,092$1,756$1,468$1,000
17 years$2,732$2,286$1,904$1,578$1,302$861
18 years$2,553$2,113$1,738$1,422$1,158$743
19 years$2,393$1,958$1,591$1,285$1,032$643
20 years$2,250$1,819$1,460$1,163$922$557
21 years$2,120$1,695$1,343$1,056$825$483
22 years$2,003$1,582$1,238$960$739$419
23 years$1,895$1,480$1,143$874$664$365
24 years$1,797$1,386$1,057$797$597$317
25 years$1,707$1,301$979$728$537$276
26 years$1,624$1,223$908$666$483$241
27 years$1,547$1,151$843$610$436$210
28 years$1,475$1,084$784$558$393$183
29 years$1,409$1,023$729$512$355$160
30 years$1,348$966$679$470$321$140
31 years$1,290$913$633$432$290$122
32 years$1,236$864$591$397$262$107
33 years$1,186$818$552$365$238$93
34 years$1,138$776$515$336$215$82
35 years$1,093$736$482$309$195$71
36 years$1,051$698$451$285$176$62
37 years$1,012$663$422$262$160$55
38 years$974$630$395$242$145$48
39 years$939$599$370$223$131$42
40 years$905$570$347$206$119$37
41 years$873$543$325$190$108$32
42 years$843$517$305$175$98$28
43 years$814$492$286$162$89$24
44 years$787$469$269$149$81$21
45 years$760$448$252$138$73$19
46 years$735$427$237$127$67$16
47 years$712$408$223$118$61$14
48 years$689$389$209$109$55$13
49 years$667$372$197$100$50$11
50 years$646$355$185$93$45$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $662,000, adding $2,394 every year, while hoping to spend $50,286 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: 34/41/25 Blend
39$662,000$662,000$662,000$662,000
40$731,993$696,907$686,646$751,253
41$753,153$677,552$656,145$746,510
42$774,785$655,563$622,937$736,684
43$796,885$630,758$586,877$725,089
44$819,447$602,944$547,817$711,600
45$842,460$571,917$505,598$696,087
46$865,912$537,463$460,057$678,410
47$889,788$499,351$411,022$658,419
48$914,070$457,343$358,314$635,959
49$938,734$411,182$301,747$610,864
50$963,754$360,599$241,125$582,956
51$989,098$305,309$176,244$552,050
52$1,014,729$245,013$106,891$517,946
53$1,040,604$179,391$32,844$480,435
54$1,066,673$108,108$0$439,295
55$1,092,878$30,810$0$406,605
56$1,119,155$0$0$379,950
57$1,145,428$0$0$374,215
58$1,171,613$0$0$382,295
59$1,197,613$0$0$390,251
60$1,223,319$0$0$398,041
61$1,248,610$0$0$405,617
62$1,273,347$0$0$412,926
63$1,297,374$0$0$419,907
64$1,320,517$0$0$426,493
65$1,342,582$0$0$432,610
66$1,363,349$0$0$438,172
67$1,382,575$0$0$443,088
68$1,399,987$0$0$447,251
69$1,415,282$0$0$450,547
70$1,428,120$0$0$452,846
71$1,438,125$0$0$454,004
72$1,444,877$0$0$453,861
73$1,447,910$0$0$452,241
74$1,446,705$0$0$448,946
75$1,440,687$0$0$443,759
76$1,429,218$0$0$436,436
77$1,411,588$0$0$426,710
78$1,387,013$0$0$414,284
79$1,354,622$0$0$398,827
80$1,313,450$0$0$379,976
81$1,262,429$0$0$357,327
82$1,200,376$0$0$330,433
83$1,125,984$0$0$298,801
84$1,037,803$0$0$261,885
85$934,232$0$0$219,080
86$813,500$0$0$169,719
87$673,649$0$0$113,064
88$512,514$0$0$48,301
89$327,703$0$0$0
90$116,573$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