Can I retire at age 50 with 1,260,000?

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 $1,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$104,050$103,123$102,219$101,336$100,474$98,325
2 years$51,510$50,550$49,621$48,719$47,845$45,690
3 years$33,999$33,035$32,108$31,215$30,355$28,262
4 years$25,245$24,284$23,366$22,489$21,649$19,634
5 years$19,994$19,039$18,133$17,273$16,457$14,525
6 years$16,495$15,547$14,654$13,814$13,022$11,176
7 years$13,996$13,056$12,178$11,357$10,591$8,830
8 years$12,123$11,192$10,328$9,527$8,786$7,111
9 years$10,667$9,744$8,895$8,115$7,399$5,808
10 years$9,502$8,589$7,755$6,995$6,304$4,796
11 years$8,551$7,646$6,827$6,088$5,422$3,994
12 years$7,758$6,863$6,059$5,340$4,699$3,349
13 years$7,088$6,202$5,414$4,714$4,097$2,823
14 years$6,514$5,638$4,864$4,185$3,592$2,391
15 years$6,017$5,150$4,392$3,732$3,162$2,033
16 years$5,582$4,725$3,982$3,342$2,795$1,734
17 years$5,199$4,352$3,623$3,003$2,478$1,482
18 years$4,859$4,021$3,307$2,706$2,203$1,270
19 years$4,555$3,727$3,028$2,445$1,964$1,090
20 years$4,282$3,463$2,779$2,214$1,754$937
21 years$4,036$3,226$2,556$2,010$1,570$807
22 years$3,811$3,011$2,356$1,827$1,407$696
23 years$3,607$2,816$2,175$1,664$1,263$600
24 years$3,420$2,639$2,012$1,518$1,135$518
25 years$3,248$2,476$1,863$1,386$1,022$448
26 years$3,090$2,327$1,728$1,267$920$387
27 years$2,944$2,190$1,605$1,160$830$335
28 years$2,808$2,064$1,492$1,063$749$290
29 years$2,682$1,947$1,388$975$676$251
30 years$2,565$1,839$1,293$895$611$217
31 years$2,455$1,738$1,205$822$552$188
32 years$2,353$1,645$1,125$755$500$163
33 years$2,256$1,558$1,050$694$452$141
34 years$2,166$1,476$981$639$409$123
35 years$2,081$1,400$917$588$371$106
36 years$2,001$1,329$858$542$336$92
37 years$1,926$1,262$803$499$304$80
38 years$1,854$1,200$752$460$276$69
39 years$1,787$1,141$705$424$250$60
40 years$1,723$1,085$660$391$227$52
41 years$1,662$1,033$619$361$206$45
42 years$1,604$984$581$333$187$39
43 years$1,549$937$545$307$170$34
44 years$1,497$894$512$284$154$30
45 years$1,447$852$480$262$140$26
46 years$1,400$813$451$242$127$22
47 years$1,355$776$424$224$115$19
48 years$1,311$740$398$207$105$17
49 years$1,270$707$374$191$95$15
50 years$1,230$675$352$177$86$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,260,000, adding $3,614 every year, while hoping to spend $56,830 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: 82/6/12 Blend
49$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000
50$1,392,248$1,325,468$1,305,938$1,503,140
51$1,473,790$1,329,949$1,289,220$1,580,850
52$1,561,746$1,332,745$1,270,038$1,658,300
53$1,656,708$1,333,714$1,248,248$1,741,648
54$1,759,329$1,332,703$1,223,701$1,831,456
55$1,870,328$1,329,552$1,196,242$1,928,345
56$1,990,492$1,324,091$1,165,707$2,032,994
57$2,120,688$1,316,138$1,131,925$2,146,157
58$2,261,871$1,305,501$1,094,716$2,268,658
59$2,415,087$1,291,976$1,053,895$2,401,411
60$2,581,491$1,275,347$1,009,265$2,545,420
61$2,762,349$1,255,386$960,622$2,701,790
62$2,959,058$1,231,849$907,752$2,871,741
63$3,173,153$1,204,480$850,432$3,056,616
64$3,406,321$1,173,007$788,428$3,257,896
65$3,660,422$1,137,140$721,497$3,477,212
66$3,937,501$1,096,576$649,383$3,716,361
67$4,239,809$1,050,991$571,820$3,977,325
68$4,569,824$1,000,044$488,531$4,262,287
69$4,930,273$943,374$399,224$4,573,654
70$5,324,160$880,598$303,597$4,914,076
71$5,754,789$811,312$201,332$5,286,478
72$6,225,801$735,090$92,101$5,694,079
73$6,741,203$651,480$0$6,140,432
74$7,305,408$560,004$0$6,632,581
75$7,923,274$460,159$0$7,184,496
76$8,600,154$351,412$0$7,789,173
77$9,341,939$233,201$0$8,451,901
78$10,155,120$104,931$0$9,178,509
79$11,046,846$0$0$9,975,414
80$12,024,988$0$0$10,851,937
81$13,098,219$0$0$11,821,301
82$14,276,089$0$0$12,885,206
83$15,569,121$0$0$14,053,162
84$16,988,904$0$0$15,335,639
85$18,548,204$0$0$16,744,174
86$20,261,085$0$0$18,291,475
87$22,143,041$0$0$19,991,542
88$24,211,139$0$0$21,859,798
89$26,484,182$0$0$23,913,232
90$28,982,886$0$0$26,170,565
91$31,730,074$0$0$28,652,418
92$34,750,888$0$0$31,381,513
93$38,073,033$0$0$34,382,881
94$41,727,030$0$0$37,684,104
95$45,746,507$0$0$41,315,567
96$50,168,515$0$0$45,310,752
97$55,033,877$0$0$49,706,547
98$60,387,574$0$0$54,543,597
99$66,279,165$0$0$59,866,686
100$72,763,259$0$0$65,725,159