Can I retire at age 50 with 1,150,000?

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:
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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 $1,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$94,966$94,120$93,295$92,489$91,703$89,160
2 years$47,013$46,137$45,289$44,466$43,668$41,126
3 years$31,031$30,151$29,305$28,490$27,705$25,242
4 years$23,041$22,164$21,326$20,525$19,759$17,395
5 years$18,248$17,377$16,550$15,765$15,021$12,761
6 years$15,055$14,190$13,375$12,608$11,885$9,733
7 years$12,774$11,916$11,115$10,365$9,666$7,621
8 years$11,064$10,215$9,426$8,695$8,019$6,080
9 years$9,735$8,894$8,119$7,407$6,753$4,918
10 years$8,673$7,839$7,078$6,384$5,754$4,021
11 years$7,804$6,979$6,231$5,556$4,949$3,315
12 years$7,081$6,264$5,530$4,874$4,288$2,750
13 years$6,469$5,661$4,941$4,303$3,739$2,294
14 years$5,945$5,145$4,439$3,820$3,278$1,922
15 years$5,491$4,700$4,008$3,406$2,886$1,616
16 years$5,095$4,313$3,634$3,050$2,551$1,362
17 years$4,745$3,972$3,307$2,740$2,262$1,151
18 years$4,435$3,670$3,019$2,470$2,011$975
19 years$4,158$3,401$2,763$2,232$1,792$827
20 years$3,908$3,161$2,536$2,021$1,601$702
21 years$3,683$2,944$2,333$1,834$1,433$597
22 years$3,479$2,748$2,150$1,668$1,284$508
23 years$3,292$2,570$1,985$1,519$1,153$433
24 years$3,122$2,408$1,836$1,385$1,036$369
25 years$2,965$2,260$1,700$1,265$932$315
26 years$2,820$2,124$1,577$1,157$840$269
27 years$2,687$1,999$1,464$1,059$757$230
28 years$2,563$1,884$1,361$970$683$196
29 years$2,448$1,777$1,267$890$617$168
30 years$2,341$1,678$1,180$816$557$143
31 years$2,241$1,586$1,100$750$504$123
32 years$2,147$1,501$1,026$689$456$105
33 years$2,059$1,422$958$634$413$90
34 years$1,977$1,347$895$583$374$77
35 years$1,900$1,278$837$537$338$66
36 years$1,826$1,213$783$494$307$56
37 years$1,758$1,152$733$455$278$48
38 years$1,692$1,095$686$420$252$41
39 years$1,631$1,041$643$387$228$35
40 years$1,572$990$603$357$207$30
41 years$1,517$943$565$329$188$26
42 years$1,464$898$530$304$171$22
43 years$1,414$856$498$281$155$19
44 years$1,366$816$467$259$141$16
45 years$1,321$778$439$239$128$14
46 years$1,278$742$412$221$116$12
47 years$1,236$708$387$204$105$10
48 years$1,197$676$364$189$96$9
49 years$1,159$645$342$174$87$7
50 years$1,123$617$321$161$79$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,150,000, adding $2,806 every year, while hoping to spend $50,955 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: 33/44/23 Blend
49$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000
50$1,270,194$1,209,244$1,191,419$1,303,082
51$1,345,538$1,214,282$1,177,116$1,333,000
52$1,426,860$1,217,858$1,160,626$1,360,412
53$1,514,714$1,219,848$1,141,822$1,388,921
54$1,609,713$1,220,118$1,120,571$1,418,656
55$1,712,527$1,218,527$1,096,733$1,449,762
56$1,823,895$1,214,925$1,070,164$1,482,406
57$1,944,629$1,209,153$1,040,710$1,516,771
58$2,075,619$1,201,040$1,008,213$1,553,068
59$2,217,850$1,190,408$972,505$1,591,529
60$2,372,398$1,177,066$933,412$1,632,420
61$2,540,454$1,160,813$890,752$1,676,034
62$2,723,322$1,141,434$844,334$1,722,704
63$2,922,440$1,118,704$793,959$1,772,801
64$3,139,391$1,092,383$739,418$1,826,740
65$3,375,914$1,062,215$680,495$1,884,985
66$3,633,927$1,027,933$616,961$1,948,054
67$3,915,538$989,252$548,579$2,016,527
68$4,223,068$945,871$475,102$2,091,051
69$4,559,073$897,470$396,269$2,172,346
70$4,926,365$843,713$311,812$2,261,215
71$5,328,043$784,244$221,446$2,358,554
72$5,767,516$718,685$124,877$2,465,358
73$6,248,541$646,638$21,798$2,582,737
74$6,775,250$567,682$0$2,711,924
75$7,352,199$481,371$0$2,875,935
76$7,984,402$387,237$0$3,061,765
77$8,677,381$284,782$0$3,265,837
78$9,437,219$173,481$0$3,490,119
79$10,270,615$52,781$0$3,736,792
80$11,184,948$0$0$4,008,268
81$12,188,344$0$0$4,344,937
82$13,289,757$0$0$4,742,721
83$14,499,047$0$0$5,179,649
84$15,827,077$0$0$5,659,669
85$17,285,814$0$0$6,187,129
86$18,888,440$0$0$6,766,820
87$20,649,477$0$0$7,404,021
88$22,584,924$0$0$8,104,547
89$24,712,407$0$0$8,874,804
90$27,051,343$0$0$9,721,850
91$29,623,126$0$0$10,653,462
92$32,451,326$0$0$11,678,207
93$35,561,912$0$0$12,805,527
94$38,983,495$0$0$14,045,822
95$42,747,598$0$0$15,410,552
96$46,888,956$0$0$16,912,345
97$51,445,837$0$0$18,565,112
98$56,460,407$0$0$20,384,185
99$61,979,127$0$0$22,386,454
100$68,053,188$0$0$24,590,531