Can I retire at age 50 with 11,600,000?

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 $11,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$957,917$949,385$941,060$932,934$925,000$917,250
2 years$474,216$465,385$456,825$448,526$440,476$432,665
3 years$313,004$304,134$295,596$287,375$279,456$271,826
4 years$232,413$223,571$215,118$207,038$199,311$191,920
5 years$184,072$175,282$166,941$159,025$151,513$144,384
6 years$151,855$143,131$134,913$127,173$119,887$113,029
7 years$128,851$120,201$112,113$104,556$97,500$90,916
8 years$111,607$103,035$95,081$87,710$80,886$74,575
9 years$98,201$89,710$81,893$74,709$68,118$62,078
10 years$87,483$79,075$71,396$64,400$58,040$52,269
11 years$78,720$70,396$62,856$56,047$49,916$44,409
12 years$71,422$63,184$55,783$49,161$43,256$38,008
13 years$65,252$57,100$49,839$43,402$37,720$32,725
14 years$59,968$51,902$44,780$38,527$33,065$28,317
15 years$55,392$47,413$40,431$34,360$29,113$24,605
16 years$51,392$43,501$36,656$30,765$25,730$21,454
17 years$47,867$40,063$33,356$27,642$22,814$18,764
18 years$44,737$37,020$30,449$24,911$20,285$16,453
19 years$41,939$34,309$27,875$22,509$18,081$14,459
20 years$39,425$31,882$25,582$20,387$16,150$12,730
21 years$37,153$29,697$23,531$18,502$14,453$11,227
22 years$35,090$27,721$21,687$16,823$12,955$9,916
23 years$33,209$25,927$20,024$15,321$11,629$8,769
24 years$31,488$24,292$18,519$13,973$10,452$7,763
25 years$29,907$22,797$17,152$12,761$9,405$6,879
26 years$28,449$21,425$15,908$11,668$8,472$6,101
27 years$27,102$20,164$14,772$10,680$7,638$5,416
28 years$25,854$19,000$13,732$9,785$6,892$4,810
29 years$24,694$17,924$12,779$8,973$6,223$4,275
30 years$23,613$16,928$11,903$8,235$5,623$3,801
31 years$22,603$16,002$11,097$7,564$5,084$3,381
32 years$21,659$15,141$10,354$6,951$4,599$3,009
33 years$20,774$14,339$9,667$6,392$4,162$2,679
34 years$19,943$13,590$9,033$5,881$3,768$2,385
35 years$19,160$12,890$8,445$5,414$3,413$2,125
36 years$18,423$12,235$7,900$4,986$3,092$1,893
37 years$17,728$11,620$7,394$4,594$2,803$1,687
38 years$17,071$11,043$6,924$4,235$2,541$1,504
39 years$16,449$10,501$6,487$3,904$2,304$1,341
40 years$15,859$9,991$6,081$3,601$2,090$1,196
41 years$15,300$9,510$5,702$3,323$1,896$1,066
42 years$14,768$9,057$5,348$3,066$1,720$951
43 years$14,263$8,630$5,019$2,831$1,561$848
44 years$13,782$8,226$4,711$2,614$1,417$757
45 years$13,324$7,844$4,423$2,414$1,287$675
46 years$12,887$7,483$4,155$2,230$1,168$603
47 years$12,470$7,141$3,903$2,060$1,061$538
48 years$12,072$6,817$3,668$1,903$963$480
49 years$11,690$6,510$3,448$1,759$875$428
50 years$11,326$6,219$3,241$1,626$795$382

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $11,600,000, adding $3,140 every year, while hoping to spend $48,886 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: 35/42/23 Blend
49$11,600,000$11,600,000$11,600,000$11,600,000
50$12,786,439$12,171,639$11,991,839$13,144,623
51$14,038,641$12,716,035$12,341,551$13,954,111
52$15,416,930$13,285,468$12,701,340$14,822,226
53$16,934,114$13,881,113$13,071,492$15,757,929
54$18,604,308$14,504,201$13,452,301$16,767,274
55$20,443,063$15,156,023$13,844,069$17,856,902
56$22,467,516$15,837,929$14,247,106$19,034,090
57$24,696,550$16,551,335$14,661,732$20,306,822
58$27,150,972$17,297,724$15,088,274$21,683,854
59$29,853,709$18,078,651$15,527,069$23,174,795
60$32,830,026$18,895,743$15,978,464$24,790,188
61$36,107,761$19,750,707$16,442,815$26,541,608
62$39,717,591$20,645,330$16,920,488$28,441,760
63$43,693,319$21,581,484$17,411,858$30,504,598
64$48,072,193$22,561,134$17,917,311$32,745,445
65$52,895,262$23,586,333$18,437,245$35,181,132
66$58,207,753$24,659,239$18,972,068$37,830,153
67$64,059,510$25,782,107$19,522,198$40,712,825
68$70,505,455$26,957,306$20,088,067$43,851,476
69$77,606,110$28,187,312$20,670,116$47,270,649
70$85,428,169$29,474,726$21,268,801$50,997,319
71$94,045,124$30,822,270$21,884,587$55,061,144
72$103,537,962$32,232,796$22,517,956$59,494,732
73$113,995,927$33,709,296$23,169,401$64,333,938
74$125,517,363$35,254,903$23,839,427$69,618,195
75$138,210,641$36,872,900$24,528,555$75,390,873
76$152,195,185$38,566,731$25,237,320$81,699,677
77$167,602,594$40,340,002$25,966,271$88,597,085
78$184,577,890$42,196,493$26,715,972$96,140,832
79$203,280,881$44,140,167$27,487,003$104,394,439
80$223,887,672$46,175,176$28,279,959$113,427,803
81$246,592,328$48,305,873$29,095,451$123,317,835
82$271,608,705$50,536,820$29,934,108$134,149,181
83$299,172,466$52,872,798$30,796,574$146,014,996
84$329,543,312$55,318,819$31,683,513$159,017,812
85$363,007,423$57,880,135$32,595,605$173,270,485
86$399,880,172$60,562,253$33,533,549$188,897,246
87$440,509,089$63,370,943$34,498,062$206,034,852
88$485,277,152$66,312,255$35,489,883$224,833,858
89$534,606,395$69,392,529$36,509,768$245,460,017
90$588,961,897$72,618,413$37,558,495$268,095,822
91$648,856,168$75,996,872$38,636,862$292,942,208
92$714,853,989$79,535,212$39,745,689$320,220,426
93$787,577,745$83,241,086$40,885,819$350,174,101
94$867,713,297$87,122,521$42,058,115$383,071,512
95$956,016,457$91,187,928$43,263,466$419,208,094
96$1,053,320,126$95,446,128$44,502,783$458,909,199
97$1,160,542,155$99,906,363$45,777,001$502,533,137
98$1,278,694,006$104,578,327$47,087,083$550,474,530
99$1,408,890,308$109,472,178$48,434,013$603,167,999
100$1,552,359,372$114,598,568$49,818,806$661,092,238