Can I retire at age 40 with 820,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$64,068
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$29,813
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$18,468
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$12,849
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$9,521
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$7,337
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$5,807
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$4,684
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$3,833
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$3,171
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$2,646
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$2,223
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$1,878
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$1,594
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$1,358
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$1,160
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$994
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$854
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$734
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$633
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$546
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$472
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$408
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$353
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$306
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$265
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$230
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$199
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$173
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$150
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$131
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$113
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$99
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$86
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$74
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$65
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$56
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$49
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$43
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$37
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$32
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$28
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$24
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$21
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$18
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$16
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$14
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$12
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$11
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $820,000, adding $4,498 every year, while hoping to spend $56,500 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: 73/6/21 Blend
39$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
40$908,280$864,820$852,110$969,652
41$940,809$847,080$820,540$993,320
42$974,762$826,578$786,019$1,012,011
43$1,010,225$803,118$748,388$1,031,061
44$1,047,291$776,493$707,481$1,050,495
45$1,086,059$746,486$663,127$1,070,343
46$1,126,638$712,864$615,142$1,090,637
47$1,169,144$675,384$563,339$1,111,416
48$1,213,705$633,786$507,519$1,132,724
49$1,260,459$587,798$447,476$1,154,608
50$1,309,554$537,128$382,996$1,177,124
51$1,361,154$481,473$313,851$1,200,336
52$1,415,435$420,508$239,809$1,224,314
53$1,472,589$353,893$160,622$1,249,138
54$1,532,825$281,266$76,035$1,274,898
55$1,596,372$202,246$0$1,301,696
56$1,663,477$116,431$0$1,332,836
57$1,734,411$23,396$0$1,383,644
58$1,809,470$0$0$1,437,275
59$1,888,977$0$0$1,499,063
60$1,973,285$0$0$1,566,238
61$2,062,778$0$0$1,637,564
62$2,157,878$0$0$1,713,380
63$2,259,047$0$0$1,794,056
64$2,366,788$0$0$1,879,997
65$2,481,654$0$0$1,971,647
66$2,604,251$0$0$2,069,491
67$2,735,240$0$0$2,174,063
68$2,875,349$0$0$2,285,946
69$3,025,375$0$0$2,405,780
70$3,186,190$0$0$2,534,267
71$3,358,754$0$0$2,672,178
72$3,544,118$0$0$2,820,356
73$3,743,436$0$0$2,979,731
74$3,957,976$0$0$3,151,321
75$4,189,129$0$0$3,336,244
76$4,438,424$0$0$3,535,730
77$4,707,541$0$0$3,751,127
78$4,998,324$0$0$3,983,919
79$5,312,801$0$0$4,235,737
80$5,653,201$0$0$4,508,372
81$6,021,975$0$0$4,803,794
82$6,421,816$0$0$5,124,170
83$6,855,687$0$0$5,471,881
84$7,326,847$0$0$5,849,548
85$7,838,879$0$0$6,260,053
86$8,395,726$0$0$6,706,565
87$9,001,727$0$0$7,192,573
88$9,661,652$0$0$7,721,915
89$10,380,756$0$0$8,298,814
90$11,164,817$0$0$8,927,919
91$12,020,196$0$0$9,614,345
92$12,953,896$0$0$10,363,723
93$13,973,624$0$0$11,182,253
94$15,087,865$0$0$12,076,758
95$16,305,960$0$0$13,054,751
96$17,638,194$0$0$14,124,503
97$19,095,889$0$0$15,295,122
98$20,691,515$0$0$16,576,636
99$22,438,803$0$0$17,980,090
100$24,352,871$0$0$19,517,644