Can I retire at age 50 with 12,100,000?

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 $12,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$999,207$990,306$981,623$973,147$964,871$960,401
2 years$494,657$485,444$476,516$467,859$459,462$454,951
3 years$326,495$317,243$308,337$299,762$291,502$287,088
4 years$242,431$233,207$224,391$215,962$207,902$203,619
5 years$192,006$182,837$174,136$165,879$158,043$153,906
6 years$158,400$149,300$140,728$132,655$125,054$121,066
7 years$134,405$125,382$116,946$109,063$101,703$97,866
8 years$116,417$107,476$99,179$91,490$84,372$80,688
9 years$102,434$93,577$85,423$77,929$71,054$67,520
10 years$91,254$82,484$74,474$67,176$60,541$57,157
11 years$82,113$73,430$65,565$58,463$52,067$48,831
12 years$74,500$65,907$58,188$51,280$45,121$42,029
13 years$68,064$59,561$51,987$45,273$39,346$36,396
14 years$62,552$54,139$46,710$40,188$34,490$31,679
15 years$57,780$49,457$42,173$35,841$30,368$27,692
16 years$53,608$45,376$38,236$32,091$26,839$24,295
17 years$49,930$41,789$34,793$28,834$23,798$21,381
18 years$46,665$38,615$31,762$25,985$21,160$18,866
19 years$43,747$35,788$29,077$23,480$18,860$16,686
20 years$41,124$33,256$26,685$21,265$16,846$14,788
21 years$38,754$30,977$24,545$19,300$15,076$13,129
22 years$36,602$28,916$22,622$17,548$13,513$11,673
23 years$34,641$27,044$20,887$15,981$12,130$10,393
24 years$32,845$25,339$19,317$14,576$10,903$9,265
25 years$31,196$23,779$17,892$13,311$9,811$8,267
26 years$29,676$22,349$16,594$12,171$8,837$7,384
27 years$28,271$21,033$15,409$11,141$7,968$6,601
28 years$26,968$19,819$14,324$10,207$7,189$5,905
29 years$25,758$18,697$13,330$9,360$6,492$5,285
30 years$24,630$17,657$12,416$8,590$5,866$4,734
31 years$23,578$16,692$11,576$7,890$5,303$4,242
32 years$22,593$15,794$10,800$7,251$4,797$3,803
33 years$21,669$14,957$10,084$6,668$4,341$3,411
34 years$20,802$14,176$9,422$6,135$3,931$3,060
35 years$19,986$13,446$8,809$5,647$3,560$2,747
36 years$19,218$12,762$8,241$5,201$3,226$2,466
37 years$18,492$12,121$7,713$4,792$2,924$2,215
38 years$17,806$11,519$7,223$4,417$2,650$1,989
39 years$17,158$10,954$6,767$4,073$2,403$1,787
40 years$16,543$10,421$6,343$3,757$2,180$1,606
41 years$15,959$9,920$5,948$3,466$1,978$1,443
42 years$15,405$9,448$5,579$3,199$1,795$1,297
43 years$14,878$9,002$5,235$2,953$1,629$1,166
44 years$14,377$8,581$4,914$2,726$1,478$1,049
45 years$13,899$8,182$4,614$2,518$1,342$943
46 years$13,443$7,806$4,334$2,326$1,219$848
47 years$13,008$7,449$4,071$2,149$1,107$763
48 years$12,592$7,111$3,826$1,985$1,005$686
49 years$12,194$6,791$3,596$1,835$913$617
50 years$11,814$6,487$3,381$1,696$829$555

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $12,100,000, adding $3,473 every year, while hoping to spend $49,399 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: 67/26/7 Blend
49$12,100,000$12,100,000$12,100,000$12,100,000
50$13,337,782$12,696,482$12,508,932$14,215,317
51$14,645,676$13,266,050$12,875,421$15,367,528
52$16,085,319$13,861,871$13,252,532$16,620,399
53$17,670,098$14,485,179$13,640,569$17,988,720
54$19,414,763$15,137,267$14,039,842$19,483,759
55$21,335,567$15,819,491$14,450,675$21,117,908
56$23,450,418$16,533,269$14,873,396$22,904,802
57$25,779,050$17,280,090$15,308,345$24,859,440
58$28,343,209$18,061,510$15,755,870$26,998,328
59$31,166,855$18,879,163$16,216,330$29,339,629
60$34,276,391$19,734,758$16,690,094$31,903,330
61$37,700,911$20,630,090$17,177,540$34,711,430
62$41,472,475$21,567,034$17,679,058$37,788,139
63$45,626,409$22,547,561$18,195,049$41,160,107
64$50,201,642$23,573,731$18,725,922$44,856,669
65$55,241,071$24,647,705$19,272,102$48,910,117
66$60,791,966$25,771,749$19,834,024$53,356,002
67$66,906,417$26,948,234$20,412,133$58,233,463
68$73,641,821$28,179,647$21,006,889$63,585,592
69$81,061,432$29,468,595$21,618,765$69,459,835
70$89,234,949$30,817,808$22,248,245$75,908,435
71$98,239,181$32,230,147$22,895,829$82,988,920
72$108,158,766$33,708,613$23,562,027$90,764,636
73$119,086,973$35,256,348$24,247,368$99,305,343
74$131,126,582$36,876,646$24,952,392$108,687,866
75$144,390,852$38,572,960$25,677,656$118,996,811
76$159,004,592$40,348,909$26,423,730$130,325,357
77$175,105,338$42,208,283$27,191,204$142,776,131
78$192,844,653$44,155,059$27,980,679$156,462,164
79$212,389,552$46,193,402$28,792,777$171,507,953
80$233,924,086$48,327,678$29,628,134$188,050,627
81$257,651,073$50,562,464$30,487,406$206,241,229
82$283,794,014$52,902,556$31,371,266$226,246,138
83$312,599,204$55,352,983$32,280,405$248,248,625
84$344,338,058$57,919,014$33,215,533$272,450,573
85$379,309,667$60,606,173$34,177,381$299,074,376
86$417,843,628$63,420,250$35,166,698$328,365,021
87$460,303,151$66,367,315$36,184,255$360,592,392
88$507,088,488$69,453,730$37,230,844$396,053,804
89$558,640,714$72,686,163$38,307,277$435,076,798
90$615,445,887$76,071,605$39,414,391$478,022,218
91$678,039,638$79,617,384$40,553,043$525,287,602
92$747,012,227$83,331,181$41,724,116$577,310,923
93$823,014,115$87,221,050$42,928,515$634,574,705
94$906,762,105$91,295,432$44,167,170$697,610,561
95$999,046,107$95,563,175$45,441,038$767,004,198
96$1,100,736,597$100,033,558$46,751,100$843,400,924
97$1,212,792,832$104,716,305$48,098,364$927,511,722
98$1,336,271,908$109,621,610$49,483,866$1,020,119,945
99$1,472,338,737$114,760,164$50,908,670$1,122,088,688
100$1,622,277,046$120,143,170$52,373,868$1,234,368,912