Can I retire at age 40 with 691,000?

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 $691,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$57,062$56,554$56,058$55,574$55,101$53,445
2 years$28,249$27,722$27,213$26,718$26,239$24,584
3 years$18,645$18,117$17,608$17,119$16,647$15,045
4 years$13,845$13,318$12,814$12,333$11,873$10,337
5 years$10,965$10,441$9,944$9,473$9,025$7,559
6 years$9,046$8,526$8,037$7,576$7,142$5,747
7 years$7,676$7,160$6,678$6,228$5,808$4,484
8 years$6,648$6,138$5,664$5,225$4,818$3,565
9 years$5,850$5,344$4,878$4,450$4,058$2,873
10 years$5,211$4,710$4,253$3,836$3,457$2,340
11 years$4,689$4,193$3,744$3,339$2,973$1,922
12 years$4,255$3,764$3,323$2,928$2,577$1,588
13 years$3,887$3,401$2,969$2,585$2,247$1,319
14 years$3,572$3,092$2,668$2,295$1,970$1,101
15 years$3,300$2,824$2,408$2,047$1,734$921
16 years$3,061$2,591$2,184$1,833$1,533$774
17 years$2,851$2,386$1,987$1,647$1,359$651
18 years$2,665$2,205$1,814$1,484$1,208$549
19 years$2,498$2,044$1,660$1,341$1,077$463
20 years$2,348$1,899$1,524$1,214$962$392
21 years$2,213$1,769$1,402$1,102$861$332
22 years$2,090$1,651$1,292$1,002$772$281
23 years$1,978$1,544$1,193$913$693$238
24 years$1,876$1,447$1,103$832$623$202
25 years$1,782$1,358$1,022$760$560$172
26 years$1,695$1,276$948$695$505$146
27 years$1,614$1,201$880$636$455$124
28 years$1,540$1,132$818$583$411$105
29 years$1,471$1,068$761$535$371$90
30 years$1,407$1,008$709$491$335$76
31 years$1,346$953$661$451$303$65
32 years$1,290$902$617$414$274$55
33 years$1,237$854$576$381$248$47
34 years$1,188$810$538$350$224$40
35 years$1,141$768$503$323$203$34
36 years$1,097$729$471$297$184$29
37 years$1,056$692$440$274$167$25
38 years$1,017$658$412$252$151$21
39 years$980$626$386$233$137$18
40 years$945$595$362$215$124$15
41 years$911$567$340$198$113$13
42 years$880$540$319$183$102$11
43 years$850$514$299$169$93$9
44 years$821$490$281$156$84$8
45 years$794$467$264$144$77$7
46 years$768$446$247$133$70$6
47 years$743$425$233$123$63$5
48 years$719$406$218$113$57$4
49 years$696$388$205$105$52$4
50 years$675$370$193$97$47$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $691,000, adding $5,089 every year, while hoping to spend $23,748 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: 54/29/17 Blend
39$691,000$691,000$691,000$691,000
40$766,731$730,108$719,398$804,374
41$819,670$740,616$718,230$841,156
42$877,213$750,842$716,227$878,218
43$939,804$760,749$713,336$918,032
44$1,007,933$770,294$709,501$960,867
45$1,082,137$779,434$704,665$1,007,020
46$1,163,009$788,120$698,765$1,056,819
47$1,251,200$796,302$691,738$1,110,624
48$1,347,428$803,927$683,517$1,168,835
49$1,452,482$810,936$674,031$1,231,890
50$1,567,232$817,269$663,208$1,300,277
51$1,692,635$822,859$650,970$1,374,531
52$1,829,743$827,639$637,237$1,455,244
53$1,979,716$831,533$621,924$1,543,068
54$2,143,832$834,463$604,943$1,638,725
55$2,323,497$836,345$586,203$1,743,009
56$2,520,258$837,091$565,605$1,856,798
57$2,735,822$836,606$543,051$1,981,060
58$2,972,066$834,790$518,433$2,116,865
59$3,231,059$831,536$491,643$2,265,391
60$3,515,078$826,733$462,563$2,427,938
61$3,826,631$820,258$431,075$2,605,944
62$4,168,484$811,987$397,052$2,800,990
63$4,543,679$801,784$360,363$3,014,825
64$4,955,568$789,506$320,870$3,249,377
65$5,407,847$775,002$278,429$3,506,772
66$5,904,582$758,112$232,892$3,789,356
67$6,450,256$738,666$184,100$4,099,717
68$7,049,806$716,485$131,891$4,440,710
69$7,708,671$691,378$76,095$4,815,485
70$8,432,844$663,143$16,532$5,227,514
71$9,228,926$631,569$0$5,680,629
72$10,104,190$596,430$0$6,187,586
73$11,066,650$557,487$0$6,748,270
74$12,125,133$514,488$0$7,364,855
75$13,289,366$467,168$0$8,043,048
76$14,570,066$415,244$0$8,789,142
77$15,979,041$358,419$0$9,610,071
78$17,529,301$296,379$0$10,513,481
79$19,235,179$228,792$0$11,507,802
80$21,112,471$155,306$0$12,602,325
81$23,178,579$75,552$0$13,807,294
82$25,452,677$0$0$15,133,999
83$27,955,895$0$0$16,598,355
84$30,711,514$0$0$18,236,983
85$33,745,185$0$0$20,041,036
86$37,085,174$0$0$22,027,336
87$40,762,630$0$0$24,214,415
88$44,811,870$0$0$26,622,695
89$49,270,715$0$0$29,274,679
90$54,180,834$0$0$32,195,165
91$59,588,147$0$0$35,411,476
92$65,543,254$0$0$38,953,721
93$72,101,911$0$0$42,855,079
94$79,325,558$0$0$47,152,110
95$87,281,898$0$0$51,885,102
96$96,045,537$0$0$57,098,448
97$105,698,685$0$0$62,841,069
98$116,331,934$0$0$69,166,872
99$128,045,111$0$0$76,135,262
100$140,948,224$0$0$83,811,698