Can I retire at age 49 with 610,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $610,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$50,373$49,925$49,487$49,059$48,642$48,074
2 years$24,937$24,473$24,023$23,586$23,163$22,591
3 years$16,460$15,993$15,544$15,112$14,696$14,138
4 years$12,222$11,757$11,312$10,887$10,481$9,942
5 years$9,680$9,217$8,779$8,363$7,967$7,448
6 years$7,985$7,527$7,095$6,688$6,304$5,806
7 years$6,776$6,321$5,896$5,498$5,127$4,649
8 years$5,869$5,418$5,000$4,612$4,253$3,796
9 years$5,164$4,718$4,306$3,929$3,582$3,145
10 years$4,600$4,158$3,754$3,387$3,052$2,635
11 years$4,140$3,702$3,305$2,947$2,625$2,228
12 years$3,756$3,323$2,933$2,585$2,275$1,897
13 years$3,431$3,003$2,621$2,282$1,984$1,625
14 years$3,153$2,729$2,355$2,026$1,739$1,399
15 years$2,913$2,493$2,126$1,807$1,531$1,209
16 years$2,703$2,288$1,928$1,618$1,353$1,048
17 years$2,517$2,107$1,754$1,454$1,200$912
18 years$2,353$1,947$1,601$1,310$1,067$795
19 years$2,205$1,804$1,466$1,184$951$695
20 years$2,073$1,677$1,345$1,072$849$608
21 years$1,954$1,562$1,237$973$760$533
22 years$1,845$1,458$1,140$885$681$468
23 years$1,746$1,363$1,053$806$612$411
24 years$1,656$1,277$974$735$550$362
25 years$1,573$1,199$902$671$495$319
26 years$1,496$1,127$837$614$446$281
27 years$1,425$1,060$777$562$402$248
28 years$1,360$999$722$515$362$219
29 years$1,299$943$672$472$327$193
30 years$1,242$890$626$433$296$170
31 years$1,189$841$584$398$267$151
32 years$1,139$796$544$366$242$133
33 years$1,092$754$508$336$219$118
34 years$1,049$715$475$309$198$104
35 years$1,008$678$444$285$179$92
36 years$969$643$415$262$163$82
37 years$932$611$389$242$147$72
38 years$898$581$364$223$134$64
39 years$865$552$341$205$121$57
40 years$834$525$320$189$110$50
41 years$805$500$300$175$100$44
42 years$777$476$281$161$90$39
43 years$750$454$264$149$82$35
44 years$725$433$248$137$75$31
45 years$701$412$233$127$68$27
46 years$678$394$218$117$61$24
47 years$656$376$205$108$56$21
48 years$635$358$193$100$51$19
49 years$615$342$181$93$46$17
50 years$596$327$170$86$42$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $610,000, adding $5,987 every year, while hoping to spend $41,406 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: 26/46/28 Blend
48$610,000$610,000$610,000$610,000
49$678,396$646,066$636,611$689,988
50$703,536$633,667$613,881$687,567
51$729,854$619,273$589,003$681,043
52$757,424$602,743$561,860$673,195
53$786,330$583,926$532,331$663,938
54$816,661$562,664$500,289$653,186
55$848,514$538,789$465,603$640,846
56$881,997$512,123$428,135$626,825
57$917,223$482,480$387,740$611,021
58$954,318$449,659$344,267$593,333
59$993,418$413,452$297,560$573,653
60$1,034,671$373,636$247,453$551,867
61$1,078,240$329,977$193,775$527,860
62$1,124,301$282,226$136,347$501,512
63$1,173,047$230,123$74,982$472,696
64$1,224,688$173,389$9,484$441,284
65$1,279,454$111,733$0$407,140
66$1,337,597$44,846$0$388,177
67$1,399,391$0$0$370,399
68$1,465,136$0$0$364,858
69$1,535,162$0$0$383,192
70$1,609,830$0$0$402,801
71$1,689,532$0$0$423,796
72$1,774,703$0$0$446,300
73$1,865,816$0$0$470,447
74$1,963,390$0$0$496,383
75$2,067,995$0$0$524,270
76$2,180,257$0$0$554,285
77$2,300,861$0$0$586,623
78$2,430,561$0$0$621,497
79$2,570,182$0$0$659,142
80$2,720,634$0$0$699,816
81$2,882,914$0$0$743,802
82$3,058,116$0$0$791,411
83$3,247,445$0$0$842,986
84$3,452,224$0$0$898,904
85$3,673,906$0$0$959,578
86$3,914,092$0$0$1,025,465
87$4,174,537$0$0$1,097,063
88$4,457,177$0$0$1,174,926
89$4,764,135$0$0$1,259,658
90$5,097,752$0$0$1,351,927
91$5,460,600$0$0$1,452,467
92$5,855,508$0$0$1,562,085
93$6,285,592$0$0$1,681,670
94$6,754,279$0$0$1,812,201
95$7,265,339$0$0$1,954,754
96$7,822,925$0$0$2,110,516
97$8,431,605$0$0$2,280,791
98$9,096,408$0$0$2,467,017
99$9,822,872$0$0$2,670,776
100$10,617,092$0$0$2,893,810