Can I retire at age 40 with 828,000?

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 $828,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$68,375$67,766$67,172$66,592$66,026$64,273
2 years$33,849$33,219$32,608$32,015$31,441$29,687
3 years$22,342$21,709$21,099$20,513$19,947$18,248
4 years$16,590$15,958$15,355$14,778$14,227$12,594
5 years$13,139$12,512$11,916$11,351$10,815$9,254
6 years$10,839$10,217$9,630$9,078$8,557$7,070
7 years$9,197$8,580$8,003$7,463$6,959$5,545
8 years$7,966$7,355$6,787$6,261$5,774$4,431
9 years$7,010$6,403$5,845$5,333$4,862$3,591
10 years$6,244$5,644$5,096$4,597$4,143$2,942
11 years$5,619$5,025$4,487$4,001$3,563$2,429
12 years$5,098$4,510$3,982$3,509$3,088$2,020
13 years$4,658$4,076$3,557$3,098$2,692$1,688
14 years$4,280$3,705$3,196$2,750$2,360$1,417
15 years$3,954$3,384$2,886$2,453$2,078$1,194
16 years$3,668$3,105$2,617$2,196$1,837$1,009
17 years$3,417$2,860$2,381$1,973$1,628$854
18 years$3,193$2,642$2,173$1,778$1,448$725
19 years$2,994$2,449$1,990$1,607$1,291$616
20 years$2,814$2,276$1,826$1,455$1,153$525
21 years$2,652$2,120$1,680$1,321$1,032$447
22 years$2,505$1,979$1,548$1,201$925$382
23 years$2,370$1,851$1,429$1,094$830$326
24 years$2,248$1,734$1,322$997$746$279
25 years$2,135$1,627$1,224$911$671$238
26 years$2,031$1,529$1,136$833$605$204
27 years$1,935$1,439$1,054$762$545$175
28 years$1,845$1,356$980$698$492$149
29 years$1,763$1,279$912$641$444$128
30 years$1,685$1,208$850$588$401$110
31 years$1,613$1,142$792$540$363$94
32 years$1,546$1,081$739$496$328$81
33 years$1,483$1,024$690$456$297$69
34 years$1,423$970$645$420$269$59
35 years$1,368$920$603$386$244$51
36 years$1,315$873$564$356$221$44
37 years$1,265$829$528$328$200$37
38 years$1,218$788$494$302$181$32
39 years$1,174$750$463$279$164$28
40 years$1,132$713$434$257$149$24
41 years$1,092$679$407$237$135$20
42 years$1,054$647$382$219$123$17
43 years$1,018$616$358$202$111$15
44 years$984$587$336$187$101$13
45 years$951$560$316$172$92$11
46 years$920$534$297$159$83$9
47 years$890$510$279$147$76$8
48 years$862$487$262$136$69$7
49 years$834$465$246$126$62$6
50 years$808$444$231$116$57$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $828,000, adding $6,972 every year, while hoping to spend $52,307 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: 58/20/22 Blend
39$828,000$828,000$828,000$828,000
40$919,648$875,764$862,930$967,193
41$957,797$863,022$836,184$987,619
42$998,085$847,903$806,788$1,003,648
43$1,040,674$830,234$774,600$1,019,981
44$1,085,742$809,835$739,468$1,036,662
45$1,133,483$786,511$701,235$1,053,736
46$1,184,109$760,061$659,737$1,071,261
47$1,237,851$730,267$614,801$1,089,299
48$1,294,963$696,901$566,249$1,107,925
49$1,355,723$659,723$513,891$1,127,221
50$1,420,433$618,476$457,533$1,147,285
51$1,489,426$572,890$396,969$1,168,225
52$1,563,066$522,680$331,986$1,190,166
53$1,641,751$467,544$262,360$1,213,248
54$1,725,918$407,163$187,858$1,237,632
55$1,816,047$341,199$108,237$1,263,496
56$1,912,663$269,297$23,242$1,291,045
57$2,016,342$191,079$0$1,320,508
58$2,127,717$106,150$0$1,367,980
59$2,247,482$14,089$0$1,424,766
60$2,376,399$0$0$1,485,798
61$2,515,305$0$0$1,570,341
62$2,665,120$0$0$1,664,920
63$2,826,854$0$0$1,767,080
64$3,001,616$0$0$1,877,530
65$3,190,626$0$0$1,997,046
66$3,395,225$0$0$2,126,486
67$3,616,886$0$0$2,266,790
68$3,857,230$0$0$2,418,991
69$4,118,039$0$0$2,584,228
70$4,401,273$0$0$2,763,752
71$4,709,087$0$0$2,958,940
72$5,043,853$0$0$3,171,305
73$5,408,180$0$0$3,402,514
74$5,804,939$0$0$3,654,399
75$6,237,288$0$0$3,928,980
76$6,708,705$0$0$4,228,475
77$7,223,016$0$0$4,555,328
78$7,784,432$0$0$4,912,231
79$8,397,590$0$0$5,302,144
80$9,067,593$0$0$5,728,328
81$9,800,060$0$0$6,194,371
82$10,601,177$0$0$6,704,225
83$11,477,755$0$0$7,262,243
84$12,437,295$0$0$7,873,215
85$13,488,056$0$0$8,542,419
86$14,639,132$0$0$9,275,665
87$15,900,540$0$0$10,079,352
88$17,283,310$0$0$10,960,529
89$18,799,591$0$0$11,926,958
90$20,462,765$0$0$12,987,189
91$22,287,570$0$0$14,150,639
92$24,290,239$0$0$15,427,683
93$26,488,654$0$0$16,829,745
94$28,902,513$0$0$18,369,414
95$31,553,514$0$0$20,060,555
96$34,465,561$0$0$21,918,442
97$37,664,984$0$0$23,959,902
98$41,180,792$0$0$26,203,474
99$45,044,943$0$0$28,669,579
100$49,292,644$0$0$31,380,717