Can I retire at age 40 with 983,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $983,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$81,175$80,452$79,747$79,058$78,386$77,599
2 years$40,186$39,437$38,712$38,009$37,327$36,535
3 years$26,524$25,773$25,049$24,353$23,682$22,908
4 years$19,695$18,946$18,229$17,545$16,890$16,142
5 years$15,599$14,854$14,147$13,476$12,839$12,118
6 years$12,868$12,129$11,433$10,777$10,159$9,466
7 years$10,919$10,186$9,501$8,860$8,262$7,597
8 years$9,458$8,731$8,057$7,433$6,854$6,218
9 years$8,322$7,602$6,940$6,331$5,772$5,164
10 years$7,413$6,701$6,050$5,457$4,918$4,337
11 years$6,671$5,965$5,327$4,750$4,230$3,676
12 years$6,052$5,354$4,727$4,166$3,666$3,138
13 years$5,530$4,839$4,223$3,678$3,196$2,695
14 years$5,082$4,398$3,795$3,265$2,802$2,326
15 years$4,694$4,018$3,426$2,912$2,467$2,015
16 years$4,355$3,686$3,106$2,607$2,180$1,753
17 years$4,056$3,395$2,827$2,342$1,933$1,529
18 years$3,791$3,137$2,580$2,111$1,719$1,337
19 years$3,554$2,907$2,362$1,907$1,532$1,171
20 years$3,341$2,702$2,168$1,728$1,369$1,028
21 years$3,148$2,517$1,994$1,568$1,225$904
22 years$2,974$2,349$1,838$1,426$1,098$796
23 years$2,814$2,197$1,697$1,298$985$702
24 years$2,668$2,059$1,569$1,184$886$619
25 years$2,534$1,932$1,454$1,081$797$547
26 years$2,411$1,816$1,348$989$718$484
27 years$2,297$1,709$1,252$905$647$428
28 years$2,191$1,610$1,164$829$584$379
29 years$2,093$1,519$1,083$760$527$336
30 years$2,001$1,434$1,009$698$477$298
31 years$1,915$1,356$940$641$431$264
32 years$1,835$1,283$877$589$390$234
33 years$1,760$1,215$819$542$353$208
34 years$1,690$1,152$765$498$319$184
35 years$1,624$1,092$716$459$289$164
36 years$1,561$1,037$669$423$262$145
37 years$1,502$985$627$389$238$129
38 years$1,447$936$587$359$215$115
39 years$1,394$890$550$331$195$102
40 years$1,344$847$515$305$177$91
41 years$1,297$806$483$282$161$80
42 years$1,252$768$453$260$146$72
43 years$1,209$731$425$240$132$64
44 years$1,168$697$399$221$120$57
45 years$1,129$665$375$205$109$50
46 years$1,092$634$352$189$99$45
47 years$1,057$605$331$175$90$40
48 years$1,023$578$311$161$82$35
49 years$991$552$292$149$74$31
50 years$960$527$275$138$67$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $983,000, adding $3,707 every year, while hoping to spend $55,314 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: 50/27/23 Blend
39$983,000$983,000$983,000$983,000
40$1,087,090$1,034,991$1,019,754$1,134,253
41$1,139,119$1,026,852$995,062$1,159,255
42$1,194,602$1,016,460$967,689$1,180,509
43$1,253,831$1,003,647$937,487$1,202,474
44$1,317,130$988,233$904,301$1,225,239
45$1,384,850$970,029$867,968$1,248,907
46$1,457,379$948,835$828,319$1,273,594
47$1,535,141$924,437$785,177$1,299,431
48$1,618,602$896,611$738,357$1,326,568
49$1,708,272$865,118$687,664$1,355,172
50$1,804,713$829,705$632,898$1,385,434
51$1,908,539$790,107$573,846$1,417,566
52$2,020,429$746,040$510,288$1,451,810
53$2,141,123$697,207$441,994$1,488,435
54$2,271,438$643,291$368,721$1,527,745
55$2,412,271$583,958$290,219$1,570,078
56$2,564,607$518,857$206,226$1,615,817
57$2,729,529$447,613$116,467$1,665,387
58$2,908,229$369,833$20,656$1,719,265
59$3,102,014$285,102$0$1,777,984
60$3,312,326$192,978$0$1,862,162
61$3,540,748$92,998$0$1,959,151
62$3,789,022$0$0$2,064,697
63$4,059,064$0$0$2,184,263
64$4,352,982$0$0$2,344,565
65$4,673,096$0$0$2,519,250
66$5,021,960$0$0$2,709,721
67$5,402,382$0$0$2,917,526
68$5,817,455$0$0$3,144,367
69$6,270,583$0$0$3,392,117
70$6,765,511$0$0$3,662,839
71$7,306,365$0$0$3,958,804
72$7,897,686$0$0$4,282,511
73$8,544,472$0$0$4,636,713
74$9,252,229$0$0$5,024,442
75$10,027,019$0$0$5,449,034
76$10,875,515$0$0$5,914,166
77$11,805,069$0$0$6,423,886
78$12,823,775$0$0$6,982,650
79$13,940,548$0$0$7,595,370
80$15,165,209$0$0$8,267,453
81$16,508,570$0$0$9,004,855
82$17,982,544$0$0$9,814,137
83$19,600,252$0$0$10,702,525
84$21,376,146$0$0$11,677,981
85$23,326,147$0$0$12,749,272
86$25,467,790$0$0$13,926,060
87$27,820,396$0$0$15,218,985
88$30,405,247$0$0$16,639,771
89$33,245,789$0$0$18,201,334
90$36,367,851$0$0$19,917,901
91$39,799,890$0$0$21,805,150
92$43,573,256$0$0$23,880,350
93$47,722,489$0$0$26,162,529
94$52,285,644$0$0$28,672,652
95$57,304,648$0$0$31,433,816
96$62,825,695$0$0$34,471,470
97$68,899,682$0$0$37,813,654
98$75,582,687$0$0$41,491,262
99$82,936,499$0$0$45,538,336
100$91,029,197$0$0$49,992,383