Can I retire at age 40 with 575,000?

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 $575,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$47,483$47,060$46,647$46,245$45,851$45,055
2 years$23,506$23,069$22,644$22,233$21,834$21,034
3 years$15,515$15,076$14,652$14,245$13,852$13,074
4 years$11,520$11,082$10,663$10,263$9,880$9,129
5 years$9,124$8,689$8,275$7,883$7,510$6,789
6 years$7,527$7,095$6,687$6,304$5,943$5,252
7 years$6,387$5,958$5,557$5,183$4,833$4,173
8 years$5,532$5,107$4,713$4,348$4,009$3,380
9 years$4,868$4,447$4,059$3,703$3,377$2,777
10 years$4,336$3,920$3,539$3,192$2,877$2,307
11 years$3,902$3,489$3,116$2,778$2,474$1,934
12 years$3,540$3,132$2,765$2,437$2,144$1,632
13 years$3,234$2,830$2,470$2,151$1,870$1,385
14 years$2,973$2,573$2,220$1,910$1,639$1,181
15 years$2,746$2,350$2,004$1,703$1,443$1,011
16 years$2,547$2,156$1,817$1,525$1,275$868
17 years$2,373$1,986$1,653$1,370$1,131$748
18 years$2,218$1,835$1,509$1,235$1,006$645
19 years$2,079$1,701$1,382$1,116$896$558
20 years$1,954$1,580$1,268$1,011$801$483
21 years$1,842$1,472$1,166$917$716$419
22 years$1,739$1,374$1,075$834$642$364
23 years$1,646$1,285$993$759$576$317
24 years$1,561$1,204$918$693$518$276
25 years$1,482$1,130$850$633$466$240
26 years$1,410$1,062$789$578$420$209
27 years$1,343$999$732$529$379$182
28 years$1,282$942$681$485$342$159
29 years$1,224$888$633$445$308$139
30 years$1,170$839$590$408$279$121
31 years$1,120$793$550$375$252$106
32 years$1,074$751$513$345$228$93
33 years$1,030$711$479$317$206$81
34 years$989$674$448$292$187$71
35 years$950$639$419$268$169$62
36 years$913$606$392$247$153$54
37 years$879$576$367$228$139$47
38 years$846$547$343$210$126$41
39 years$815$521$322$194$114$36
40 years$786$495$301$179$104$32
41 years$758$471$283$165$94$28
42 years$732$449$265$152$85$24
43 years$707$428$249$140$77$21
44 years$683$408$234$130$70$19
45 years$660$389$219$120$64$16
46 years$639$371$206$111$58$14
47 years$618$354$193$102$53$12
48 years$598$338$182$94$48$11
49 years$579$323$171$87$43$10
50 years$561$308$161$81$39$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $575,000, adding $2,741 every year, while hoping to spend $21,248 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: 39/35/26 Blend
39$575,000$575,000$575,000$575,000
40$636,477$606,002$597,090$656,297
41$678,790$613,089$594,485$678,054
42$724,707$619,810$591,080$699,388
43$774,573$626,127$586,827$722,043
44$828,767$631,995$581,673$746,154
45$887,708$637,369$575,566$771,869
46$951,854$642,200$568,447$799,352
47$1,021,711$646,436$560,259$828,785
48$1,097,837$650,022$550,938$860,370
49$1,180,842$652,899$540,420$894,332
50$1,271,401$655,004$528,638$930,919
51$1,370,256$656,271$515,519$970,407
52$1,478,222$656,629$500,989$1,013,100
53$1,596,200$656,003$484,971$1,059,336
54$1,725,178$654,313$467,384$1,109,490
55$1,866,246$651,474$448,141$1,163,975
56$2,020,604$647,397$427,154$1,223,251
57$2,189,572$641,986$404,331$1,287,825
58$2,374,606$635,140$379,573$1,358,259
59$2,577,306$626,753$352,779$1,435,175
60$2,799,437$616,709$323,843$1,519,262
61$3,042,941$604,890$292,653$1,611,279
62$3,309,959$591,168$259,095$1,712,069
63$3,602,847$575,407$223,047$1,822,563
64$3,924,201$557,465$184,382$1,943,790
65$4,276,879$537,190$142,969$2,076,887
66$4,664,031$514,423$98,669$2,223,113
67$5,089,126$488,994$51,338$2,383,858
68$5,555,987$460,725$828$2,560,658
69$6,068,821$429,424$0$2,755,210
70$6,632,268$394,893$0$2,984,116
71$7,251,436$356,919$0$3,235,924
72$7,931,953$315,279$0$3,512,742
73$8,680,020$269,735$0$3,817,147
74$9,502,469$220,039$0$4,151,983
75$10,406,826$165,926$0$4,520,387
76$11,401,383$107,118$0$4,925,822
77$12,495,277$43,319$0$5,372,103
78$13,698,573$0$0$5,863,444
79$15,022,361$0$0$6,414,418
80$16,478,861$0$0$7,039,074
81$18,081,538$0$0$7,726,511
82$19,845,225$0$0$8,483,104
83$21,786,268$0$0$9,315,877
84$23,922,678$0$0$10,232,570
85$26,274,300$0$0$11,241,709
86$28,862,999$0$0$12,352,690
87$31,712,870$0$0$13,575,869
88$34,850,463$0$0$14,922,652
89$38,305,030$0$0$16,405,611
90$42,108,808$0$0$18,038,600
91$46,297,316$0$0$19,836,880
92$50,909,694$0$0$21,817,274
93$55,989,071$0$0$23,998,314
94$61,582,973$0$0$26,400,424
95$67,743,767$0$0$29,046,109
96$74,529,162$0$0$31,960,168
97$82,002,746$0$0$35,169,929
98$90,234,591$0$0$38,705,505
99$99,301,912$0$0$42,600,080
100$109,289,797$0$0$46,890,220