Can I retire at age 40 with 953,000?

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 $953,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$78,698$77,997$77,313$76,645$75,994$73,094
2 years$38,959$38,234$37,531$36,849$36,187$33,300
3 years$25,715$24,986$24,285$23,609$22,959$20,175
4 years$19,094$18,367$17,673$17,009$16,374$13,715
5 years$15,122$14,400$13,715$13,065$12,448$9,919
6 years$12,476$11,759$11,084$10,448$9,849$7,454
7 years$10,586$9,875$9,211$8,590$8,010$5,747
8 years$9,169$8,465$7,811$7,206$6,645$4,513
9 years$8,068$7,370$6,728$6,138$5,596$3,591
10 years$7,187$6,496$5,866$5,291$4,768$2,886
11 years$6,467$5,783$5,164$4,605$4,101$2,338
12 years$5,868$5,191$4,583$4,039$3,554$1,905
13 years$5,361$4,691$4,095$3,566$3,099$1,560
14 years$4,927$4,264$3,679$3,165$2,716$1,283
15 years$4,551$3,895$3,322$2,823$2,392$1,058
16 years$4,222$3,574$3,012$2,528$2,114$875
17 years$3,933$3,291$2,740$2,271$1,874$725
18 years$3,675$3,041$2,502$2,047$1,667$602
19 years$3,446$2,819$2,290$1,849$1,485$500
20 years$3,239$2,619$2,102$1,675$1,327$416
21 years$3,052$2,440$1,933$1,520$1,187$346
22 years$2,883$2,277$1,782$1,382$1,064$289
23 years$2,728$2,130$1,645$1,259$955$241
24 years$2,587$1,996$1,521$1,148$859$201
25 years$2,457$1,873$1,409$1,048$773$168
26 years$2,337$1,760$1,307$959$696$140
27 years$2,227$1,657$1,214$877$628$117
28 years$2,124$1,561$1,128$804$566$98
29 years$2,029$1,473$1,050$737$511$82
30 years$1,940$1,391$978$677$462$68
31 years$1,857$1,315$912$621$418$57
32 years$1,779$1,244$851$571$378$48
33 years$1,707$1,178$794$525$342$40
34 years$1,638$1,117$742$483$310$33
35 years$1,574$1,059$694$445$280$28
36 years$1,514$1,005$649$410$254$23
37 years$1,456$955$607$377$230$20
38 years$1,402$907$569$348$209$16
39 years$1,351$863$533$321$189$14
40 years$1,303$821$500$296$172$11
41 years$1,257$781$468$273$156$10
42 years$1,213$744$439$252$141$8
43 years$1,172$709$412$233$128$7
44 years$1,132$676$387$215$116$6
45 years$1,095$644$363$198$106$5
46 years$1,059$615$341$183$96$4
47 years$1,024$587$321$169$87$3
48 years$992$560$301$156$79$3
49 years$960$535$283$145$72$2
50 years$930$511$266$134$65$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $953,000, adding $2,478 every year, while hoping to spend $31,764 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: 34/37/29 Blend
39$953,000$953,000$953,000$953,000
40$1,052,762$1,002,253$987,482$1,079,257
41$1,126,347$1,017,567$986,766$1,114,830
42$1,206,373$1,032,566$984,961$1,150,161
43$1,293,464$1,047,203$981,998$1,187,654
44$1,388,305$1,061,424$977,803$1,227,522
45$1,491,652$1,075,173$972,298$1,270,004
46$1,604,335$1,088,391$965,405$1,315,363
47$1,727,268$1,101,013$957,037$1,363,893
48$1,861,458$1,112,971$947,107$1,415,916
49$2,008,013$1,124,193$935,521$1,471,793
50$2,168,152$1,134,600$922,182$1,531,921
51$2,343,218$1,144,110$906,990$1,596,740
52$2,534,689$1,152,634$889,836$1,666,738
53$2,744,192$1,160,078$870,611$1,742,456
54$2,973,520$1,166,343$849,197$1,824,491
55$3,224,647$1,171,321$825,473$1,913,504
56$3,499,744$1,174,899$799,310$2,010,228
57$3,801,207$1,176,958$770,576$2,115,473
58$4,131,670$1,177,369$739,130$2,230,135
59$4,494,037$1,175,997$704,827$2,355,206
60$4,891,505$1,172,696$667,515$2,491,781
61$5,327,595$1,167,315$627,033$2,641,074
62$5,806,187$1,159,691$583,216$2,804,425
63$6,331,553$1,149,651$535,889$2,983,315
64$6,908,401$1,137,013$484,871$3,179,384
65$7,541,914$1,121,583$429,970$3,394,441
66$8,237,805$1,103,156$370,990$3,630,488
67$9,002,365$1,081,515$307,722$3,889,736
68$9,842,525$1,056,428$239,950$4,174,628
69$10,765,923$1,027,653$167,448$4,487,862
70$11,780,970$994,931$89,981$4,832,419
71$12,896,935$957,989$7,301$5,211,594
72$14,124,029$916,537$0$5,629,022
73$15,473,502$870,269$0$6,113,763
74$16,957,749$818,863$0$6,649,247
75$18,590,427$761,975$0$7,238,196
76$20,386,582$699,243$0$7,886,107
77$22,362,793$630,285$0$8,599,041
78$24,537,326$554,697$0$9,383,686
79$26,930,308$472,052$0$10,247,416
80$29,563,914$381,897$0$11,198,363
81$32,462,579$283,756$0$12,245,497
82$35,653,228$177,125$0$13,398,709
83$39,165,525$61,473$0$14,668,908
84$43,032,161$0$0$16,068,123
85$47,289,153$0$0$17,635,578
86$51,976,192$0$0$19,389,112
87$57,137,010$0$0$21,320,079
88$62,819,799$0$0$23,446,534
89$69,077,658$0$0$25,788,369
90$75,969,101$0$0$28,367,505
91$83,558,606$0$0$31,208,097
92$91,917,220$0$0$34,336,764
93$101,123,236$0$0$37,782,837
94$111,262,925$0$0$41,578,636
95$122,431,353$0$0$45,759,778
96$134,733,279$0$0$50,365,510
97$148,284,140$0$0$55,439,082
98$163,211,143$0$0$61,028,151
99$179,654,464$0$0$67,185,234
100$197,768,571$0$0$73,968,205