Can I retire at age 43 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$54,759
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$25,517
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$15,829
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$11,030
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$8,186
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$6,319
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$5,010
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$4,048
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$3,318
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$2,750
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$2,299
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$1,935
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,638
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,393
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$1,189
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$1,018
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$874
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$753
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$649
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$560
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$485
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$420
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$364
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$316
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$274
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$238
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$207
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$180
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$157
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$136
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$119
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$103
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$90
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$78
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$68
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$60
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$52
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$45
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$40
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$34
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$30
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$26
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$23
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$20
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$17
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$15
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$13
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$12
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$10
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 43 starting with $700,000, adding $5,985 every year, while hoping to spend $51,283 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: 73/11/16 Blend
42$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
43$777,574$740,474$729,624$831,095
44$802,321$722,192$699,501$849,088
45$827,875$701,296$666,651$861,948
46$854,261$677,603$630,927$874,685
47$881,511$650,920$592,178$887,275
48$909,653$621,044$550,245$899,694
49$938,721$587,758$504,960$911,914
50$968,746$550,833$456,152$923,907
51$999,763$510,029$403,638$935,644
52$1,031,808$465,090$347,230$947,092
53$1,064,919$415,747$286,729$958,218
54$1,099,136$361,713$221,929$968,987
55$1,134,499$302,688$152,614$979,362
56$1,171,051$238,353$78,560$989,304
57$1,208,838$168,371$0$998,771
58$1,247,906$92,389$0$1,007,800
59$1,288,306$10,030$0$1,030,584
60$1,330,091$0$0$1,053,694
61$1,373,314$0$0$1,086,699
62$1,418,034$0$0$1,122,105
63$1,464,311$0$0$1,158,746
64$1,512,210$0$0$1,196,673
65$1,561,799$0$0$1,235,941
66$1,613,150$0$0$1,276,605
67$1,666,338$0$0$1,318,728
68$1,721,443$0$0$1,362,372
69$1,778,551$0$0$1,407,605
70$1,837,751$0$0$1,454,500
71$1,899,141$0$0$1,503,133
72$1,962,821$0$0$1,553,585
73$2,028,901$0$0$1,605,942
74$2,097,496$0$0$1,660,298
75$2,168,729$0$0$1,716,750
76$2,242,733$0$0$1,775,404
77$2,319,648$0$0$1,836,372
78$2,399,625$0$0$1,899,776
79$2,482,827$0$0$1,965,743
80$2,569,425$0$0$2,034,413
81$2,659,608$0$0$2,105,935
82$2,753,574$0$0$2,180,468
83$2,851,539$0$0$2,258,185
84$2,953,735$0$0$2,339,271
85$3,060,413$0$0$2,423,927
86$3,171,842$0$0$2,512,368
87$3,288,313$0$0$2,604,829
88$3,410,142$0$0$2,701,560
89$3,537,670$0$0$2,802,835
90$3,671,266$0$0$2,908,951
91$3,811,331$0$0$3,020,228
92$3,958,299$0$0$3,137,014
93$4,112,641$0$0$3,259,686
94$4,274,869$0$0$3,388,657
95$4,445,542$0$0$3,524,371
96$4,625,264$0$0$3,667,316
97$4,814,695$0$0$3,818,019
98$5,014,554$0$0$3,977,059
99$5,225,625$0$0$4,145,063
100$5,448,762$0$0$4,322,718