Can I retire at age 40 with 554,000?

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 $554,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$45,749$45,341$44,944$44,556$44,177$42,424
2 years$22,648$22,226$21,817$21,421$21,037$19,292
3 years$14,949$14,525$14,117$13,725$13,346$11,666
4 years$11,100$10,677$10,274$9,888$9,519$7,914
5 years$8,791$8,371$7,973$7,595$7,236$5,712
6 years$7,252$6,836$6,443$6,074$5,726$4,283
7 years$6,154$5,741$5,354$4,993$4,656$3,295
8 years$5,330$4,921$4,541$4,189$3,863$2,581
9 years$4,690$4,284$3,911$3,568$3,253$2,049
10 years$4,178$3,777$3,410$3,076$2,772$1,642
11 years$3,760$3,362$3,002$2,677$2,384$1,327
12 years$3,411$3,018$2,664$2,348$2,066$1,079
13 years$3,116$2,727$2,380$2,073$1,801$881
14 years$2,864$2,479$2,139$1,840$1,579$722
15 years$2,645$2,264$1,931$1,641$1,390$594
16 years$2,454$2,078$1,751$1,469$1,229$490
17 years$2,286$1,913$1,593$1,320$1,090$404
18 years$2,137$1,768$1,454$1,190$969$335
19 years$2,003$1,639$1,331$1,075$864$277
20 years$1,883$1,523$1,222$974$771$230
21 years$1,774$1,418$1,124$884$690$191
22 years$1,676$1,324$1,036$803$619$159
23 years$1,586$1,238$956$732$555$132
24 years$1,504$1,160$884$667$499$110
25 years$1,428$1,089$819$609$449$91
26 years$1,359$1,023$760$557$405$76
27 years$1,294$963$705$510$365$63
28 years$1,235$907$656$467$329$53
29 years$1,179$856$610$429$297$44
30 years$1,128$808$568$393$269$37
31 years$1,080$764$530$361$243$31
32 years$1,034$723$494$332$220$25
33 years$992$685$462$305$199$21
34 years$952$649$431$281$180$18
35 years$915$616$403$259$163$15
36 years$880$584$377$238$148$12
37 years$847$555$353$219$134$10
38 years$815$527$331$202$121$9
39 years$786$502$310$186$110$7
40 years$757$477$290$172$100$6
41 years$731$454$272$159$91$5
42 years$705$433$255$146$82$4
43 years$681$412$240$135$75$3
44 years$658$393$225$125$68$3
45 years$636$375$211$115$61$2
46 years$615$357$198$106$56$2
47 years$596$341$186$98$51$2
48 years$577$326$175$91$46$1
49 years$558$311$165$84$42$1
50 years$541$297$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $554,000, adding $5,414 every year, while hoping to spend $46,347 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: 34/45/21 Blend
39$554,000$554,000$554,000$554,000
40$616,093$586,731$578,144$632,925
41$629,621$566,167$548,199$625,289
42$642,976$543,043$515,697$612,422
43$656,091$517,184$480,504$597,593
44$668,891$488,405$442,480$580,656
45$681,292$456,511$401,477$561,457
46$693,200$421,295$357,342$539,828
47$704,507$382,540$309,914$515,593
48$715,098$340,015$259,027$488,562
49$724,838$293,476$204,505$458,532
50$733,581$242,666$146,165$425,289
51$741,163$187,313$83,818$388,599
52$747,399$127,129$17,264$348,217
53$752,087$61,812$0$303,877
54$754,999$0$0$267,342
55$755,884$0$0$235,612
56$754,461$0$0$233,579
57$750,419$0$0$230,518
58$743,413$0$0$226,298
59$733,062$0$0$220,773
60$718,939$0$0$213,785
61$700,576$0$0$205,153
62$677,452$0$0$194,683
63$648,989$0$0$182,155
64$614,550$0$0$167,330
65$573,429$0$0$149,940
66$524,843$0$0$129,692
67$467,928$0$0$106,258
68$401,729$0$0$79,279
69$325,189$0$0$48,356
70$237,140$0$0$13,052
71$136,292$0$0$0
72$21,218$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
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