Can I retire at age 40 with 1,000,000?

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:
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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$77,593
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$35,823
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$22,009
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$15,182
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$11,150
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$8,513
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$6,673
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$5,330
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$4,317
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$3,534
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$2,917
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$2,423
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$2,024
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,698
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,429
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$1,207
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,021
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$866
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$736
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$626
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$533
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$455
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$388
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$331
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$283
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$242
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$207
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$177
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$152
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$130
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$111
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$95
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$82
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$70
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$60
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$51
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$44
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$38
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$32
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$28
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$24
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$20
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$17
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$15
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$13
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$11
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$9
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$8
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$7
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $1,000,000, adding $6,220 every year, while hoping to spend $57,779 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: 55/31/14 Blend
39$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
40$1,108,416$1,055,416$1,039,916$1,165,000
41$1,159,998$1,045,655$1,013,277$1,194,393
42$1,214,905$1,033,479$983,809$1,219,596
43$1,273,415$1,018,709$951,356$1,245,712
44$1,335,832$1,001,155$915,755$1,272,841
45$1,402,491$980,615$876,837$1,301,093
46$1,473,756$956,877$834,422$1,330,598
47$1,550,030$929,714$788,326$1,361,496
48$1,631,750$898,888$738,352$1,393,949
49$1,719,401$864,145$684,299$1,428,138
50$1,813,509$825,218$625,953$1,464,265
51$1,914,657$781,823$563,092$1,502,558
52$2,023,481$733,662$495,484$1,543,273
53$2,140,681$680,416$422,888$1,586,696
54$2,267,026$621,752$345,051$1,633,148
55$2,403,361$557,316$261,707$1,682,988
56$2,550,611$486,732$172,583$1,736,615
57$2,709,798$409,607$77,389$1,794,478
58$2,882,041$325,521$0$1,857,077
59$3,068,572$234,034$0$1,928,585
60$3,270,745$134,681$0$2,018,581
61$3,490,049$26,968$0$2,116,234
62$3,728,121$0$0$2,222,367
63$3,986,762$0$0$2,368,467
64$4,267,953$0$0$2,537,388
65$4,573,873$0$0$2,721,250
66$4,906,921$0$0$2,921,504
67$5,269,735$0$0$3,139,750
68$5,665,219$0$0$3,377,744
69$6,096,568$0$0$3,637,422
70$6,567,300$0$0$3,920,915
71$7,081,286$0$0$4,230,567
72$7,642,789$0$0$4,568,960
73$8,256,501$0$0$4,938,935
74$8,927,586$0$0$5,343,622
75$9,661,733$0$0$5,786,466
76$10,465,205$0$0$6,271,261
77$11,344,897$0$0$6,802,184
78$12,308,403$0$0$7,383,835
79$13,364,086$0$0$8,021,281
80$14,521,155$0$0$8,720,102
81$15,789,755$0$0$9,486,444
82$17,181,056$0$0$10,327,074
83$18,707,364$0$0$11,249,449
84$20,382,231$0$0$12,261,779
85$22,220,585$0$0$13,373,112
86$24,238,872$0$0$14,593,410
87$26,455,206$0$0$15,933,650
88$28,889,541$0$0$17,405,923
89$31,563,859$0$0$19,023,550
90$34,502,376$0$0$20,801,205
91$37,731,770$0$0$22,755,055
92$41,281,433$0$0$24,902,909
93$45,183,743$0$0$27,264,389
94$49,474,374$0$0$29,861,115
95$54,192,630$0$0$32,716,902
96$59,381,811$0$0$35,857,993
97$65,089,627$0$0$39,313,301
98$71,368,643$0$0$43,114,681
99$78,276,774$0$0$47,297,231
100$85,877,833$0$0$51,899,624