Can I retire at age 43 with 620,000?

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 $620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$51,199$50,743$50,298$49,864$49,440$49,025
2 years$25,346$24,874$24,417$23,973$23,543$23,125
3 years$16,730$16,255$15,799$15,360$14,936$14,529
4 years$12,422$11,949$11,498$11,066$10,653$10,258
5 years$9,838$9,369$8,923$8,500$8,098$7,717
6 years$8,116$7,650$7,211$6,797$6,408$6,041
7 years$6,887$6,425$5,992$5,588$5,211$4,859
8 years$5,965$5,507$5,082$4,688$4,323$3,986
9 years$5,249$4,795$4,377$3,993$3,641$3,318
10 years$4,676$4,226$3,816$3,442$3,102$2,794
11 years$4,207$3,763$3,360$2,996$2,668$2,374
12 years$3,817$3,377$2,982$2,628$2,312$2,031
13 years$3,488$3,052$2,664$2,320$2,016$1,749
14 years$3,205$2,774$2,393$2,059$1,767$1,513
15 years$2,961$2,534$2,161$1,836$1,556$1,315
16 years$2,747$2,325$1,959$1,644$1,375$1,147
17 years$2,558$2,141$1,783$1,477$1,219$1,003
18 years$2,391$1,979$1,627$1,331$1,084$879
19 years$2,242$1,834$1,490$1,203$966$773
20 years$2,107$1,704$1,367$1,090$863$680
21 years$1,986$1,587$1,258$989$772$600
22 years$1,875$1,482$1,159$899$692$530
23 years$1,775$1,386$1,070$819$622$469
24 years$1,683$1,298$990$747$559$415
25 years$1,598$1,218$917$682$503$368
26 years$1,521$1,145$850$624$453$326
27 years$1,449$1,078$790$571$408$289
28 years$1,382$1,016$734$523$368$257
29 years$1,320$958$683$480$333$228
30 years$1,262$905$636$440$301$203
31 years$1,208$855$593$404$272$181
32 years$1,158$809$553$372$246$161
33 years$1,110$766$517$342$222$143
34 years$1,066$726$483$314$201$127
35 years$1,024$689$451$289$182$114
36 years$985$654$422$267$165$101
37 years$948$621$395$246$150$90
38 years$912$590$370$226$136$80
39 years$879$561$347$209$123$72
40 years$848$534$325$192$112$64
41 years$818$508$305$178$101$57
42 years$789$484$286$164$92$51
43 years$762$461$268$151$83$45
44 years$737$440$252$140$76$40
45 years$712$419$236$129$69$36
46 years$689$400$222$119$62$32
47 years$667$382$209$110$57$29
48 years$645$364$196$102$51$26
49 years$625$348$184$94$47$23
50 years$605$332$173$87$42$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 43 starting with $620,000, adding $3,743 every year, while hoping to spend $49,133 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: 71/20/9 Blend
42$620,000$620,000$620,000$620,000
43$687,101$654,241$644,631$734,492
44$704,908$634,022$613,949$746,114
45$722,885$611,165$580,592$752,422
46$740,997$585,489$544,420$757,986
47$759,204$556,804$505,283$762,723
48$777,461$524,905$463,028$766,539
49$795,715$489,580$417,494$769,334
50$813,909$450,600$368,511$770,999
51$831,976$407,727$315,903$771,415
52$849,839$360,707$259,487$770,454
53$867,413$309,272$199,071$767,974
54$884,603$253,141$134,454$763,822
55$901,301$192,013$65,427$757,834
56$917,386$125,574$0$749,826
57$932,723$53,490$0$740,394
58$947,159$0$0$735,289
59$960,526$0$0$733,422
60$972,634$0$0$742,325
61$983,272$0$0$750,061
62$992,205$0$0$756,443
63$999,172$0$0$761,268
64$1,003,881$0$0$764,306
65$1,006,008$0$0$765,304
66$1,005,194$0$0$763,980
67$1,001,038$0$0$760,020
68$993,098$0$0$753,076
69$980,882$0$0$742,764
70$963,844$0$0$728,655
71$941,380$0$0$710,276
72$912,820$0$0$687,103
73$877,423$0$0$658,553
74$834,368$0$0$623,985
75$782,745$0$0$582,686
76$721,550$0$0$533,869
77$649,670$0$0$476,662
78$565,877$0$0$410,103
79$468,809$0$0$333,127
80$356,964$0$0$244,557
81$228,682$0$0$143,092
82$82,128$0$0$27,296
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$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