Can I retire at age 43 with 600,000?

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 $600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$49,547$49,106$48,676$48,255$47,845$47,091
2 years$24,528$24,072$23,629$23,200$22,783$22,026
3 years$16,190$15,731$15,289$14,864$14,455$13,717
4 years$12,021$11,564$11,127$10,709$10,309$9,597
5 years$9,521$9,066$8,635$8,225$7,837$7,152
6 years$7,855$7,403$6,978$6,578$6,201$5,545
7 years$6,665$6,217$5,799$5,408$5,043$4,416
8 years$5,773$5,329$4,918$4,537$4,184$3,585
9 years$5,079$4,640$4,236$3,864$3,523$2,953
10 years$4,525$4,090$3,693$3,331$3,002$2,459
11 years$4,072$3,641$3,251$2,899$2,582$2,066
12 years$3,694$3,268$2,885$2,543$2,237$1,748
13 years$3,375$2,953$2,578$2,245$1,951$1,488
14 years$3,102$2,685$2,316$1,993$1,710$1,272
15 years$2,865$2,452$2,091$1,777$1,506$1,092
16 years$2,658$2,250$1,896$1,591$1,331$940
17 years$2,476$2,072$1,725$1,430$1,180$812
18 years$2,314$1,915$1,575$1,289$1,049$703
19 years$2,169$1,775$1,442$1,164$935$610
20 years$2,039$1,649$1,323$1,054$835$530
21 years$1,922$1,536$1,217$957$748$461
22 years$1,815$1,434$1,122$870$670$402
23 years$1,718$1,341$1,036$792$601$350
24 years$1,629$1,256$958$723$541$306
25 years$1,547$1,179$887$660$486$267
26 years$1,472$1,108$823$604$438$234
27 years$1,402$1,043$764$552$395$204
28 years$1,337$983$710$506$356$179
29 years$1,277$927$661$464$322$157
30 years$1,221$876$616$426$291$137
31 years$1,169$828$574$391$263$120
32 years$1,120$783$536$360$238$106
33 years$1,075$742$500$331$215$93
34 years$1,032$703$467$304$195$81
35 years$991$667$437$280$177$71
36 years$953$633$409$258$160$62
37 years$917$601$382$238$145$55
38 years$883$571$358$219$131$48
39 years$851$543$336$202$119$42
40 years$820$517$315$186$108$37
41 years$791$492$295$172$98$33
42 years$764$468$277$159$89$29
43 years$738$446$260$146$81$25
44 years$713$425$244$135$73$22
45 years$689$406$229$125$67$19
46 years$667$387$215$115$60$17
47 years$645$369$202$107$55$15
48 years$624$353$190$98$50$13
49 years$605$337$178$91$45$12
50 years$586$322$168$84$41$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 43 starting with $600,000, adding $3,513 every year, while hoping to spend $46,913 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: 52/26/22 Blend
42$600,000$600,000$600,000$600,000
43$664,824$633,024$623,724$695,172
44$682,721$614,127$594,703$697,592
45$700,871$592,732$563,139$695,096
46$719,250$568,666$528,894$691,397
47$737,832$541,749$491,830$686,398
48$756,583$511,786$451,799$679,996
49$775,466$478,576$408,646$672,078
50$794,440$441,903$362,212$662,525
51$813,455$401,538$312,328$651,208
52$832,456$357,242$258,820$637,992
53$851,380$308,760$201,504$622,729
54$870,156$255,825$140,189$605,261
55$888,703$198,151$74,676$585,421
56$906,930$135,440$4,757$563,026
57$924,735$67,374$0$537,883
58$942,003$0$0$526,182
59$958,605$0$0$515,383
60$974,396$0$0$523,363
61$989,216$0$0$530,753
62$1,002,884$0$0$537,448
63$1,015,198$0$0$543,331
64$1,025,933$0$0$548,273
65$1,034,840$0$0$552,128
66$1,041,640$0$0$554,737
67$1,046,022$0$0$555,920
68$1,047,643$0$0$555,479
69$1,046,119$0$0$553,193
70$1,041,026$0$0$548,817
71$1,031,892$0$0$542,079
72$1,018,193$0$0$532,678
73$999,350$0$0$520,280
74$974,721$0$0$504,516
75$943,592$0$0$484,976
76$905,176$0$0$461,206
77$858,599$0$0$432,705
78$802,896$0$0$398,917
79$736,998$0$0$359,228
80$659,723$0$0$312,958
81$569,764$0$0$259,358
82$465,675$0$0$197,596
83$345,861$0$0$126,756
84$208,554$0$0$45,823
85$51,806$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$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