Can I retire at age 50 with 1,270,000?

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 $1,270,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$104,875$103,941$103,030$102,140$101,272$98,823
2 years$51,919$50,952$50,014$49,106$48,225$45,773
3 years$34,269$33,297$32,363$31,463$30,596$28,217
4 years$25,445$24,477$23,552$22,667$21,821$19,534
5 years$20,153$19,190$18,277$17,410$16,588$14,398
6 years$16,625$15,670$14,771$13,923$13,126$11,036
7 years$14,107$13,160$12,274$11,447$10,675$8,685
8 years$12,219$11,281$10,410$9,603$8,856$6,965
9 years$10,751$9,822$8,966$8,179$7,458$5,665
10 years$9,578$8,657$7,817$7,051$6,354$4,658
11 years$8,618$7,707$6,882$6,136$5,465$3,862
12 years$7,819$6,918$6,107$5,382$4,736$3,223
13 years$7,144$6,251$5,456$4,752$4,130$2,705
14 years$6,565$5,682$4,903$4,218$3,620$2,280
15 years$6,064$5,191$4,426$3,762$3,187$1,929
16 years$5,627$4,763$4,013$3,368$2,817$1,637
17 years$5,241$4,386$3,652$3,026$2,498$1,392
18 years$4,898$4,053$3,334$2,727$2,221$1,187
19 years$4,592$3,756$3,052$2,464$1,980$1,013
20 years$4,316$3,491$2,801$2,232$1,768$867
21 years$4,068$3,251$2,576$2,026$1,582$742
22 years$3,842$3,035$2,374$1,842$1,418$636
23 years$3,636$2,839$2,192$1,677$1,273$546
24 years$3,447$2,660$2,028$1,530$1,144$469
25 years$3,274$2,496$1,878$1,397$1,030$403
26 years$3,115$2,346$1,742$1,277$928$346
27 years$2,967$2,208$1,617$1,169$836$298
28 years$2,831$2,080$1,503$1,071$755$256
29 years$2,704$1,962$1,399$982$681$221
30 years$2,585$1,853$1,303$902$616$190
31 years$2,475$1,752$1,215$828$557$164
32 years$2,371$1,658$1,134$761$503$141
33 years$2,274$1,570$1,058$700$456$122
34 years$2,183$1,488$989$644$413$105
35 years$2,098$1,411$925$593$374$90
36 years$2,017$1,339$865$546$339$78
37 years$1,941$1,272$810$503$307$67
38 years$1,869$1,209$758$464$278$58
39 years$1,801$1,150$710$427$252$50
40 years$1,736$1,094$666$394$229$43
41 years$1,675$1,041$624$364$208$37
42 years$1,617$992$586$336$188$32
43 years$1,562$945$549$310$171$28
44 years$1,509$901$516$286$155$24
45 years$1,459$859$484$264$141$21
46 years$1,411$819$455$244$128$18
47 years$1,365$782$427$226$116$15
48 years$1,322$746$402$208$105$13
49 years$1,280$713$377$193$96$11
50 years$1,240$681$355$178$87$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,270,000, adding $3,361 every year, while hoping to spend $42,149 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: 73/5/22 Blend
49$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000
50$1,403,007$1,335,697$1,316,012$1,497,650
51$1,501,267$1,356,300$1,315,252$1,581,676
52$1,608,138$1,376,500$1,313,054$1,668,328
53$1,724,452$1,396,232$1,309,325$1,762,208
54$1,851,127$1,415,428$1,303,969$1,864,028
55$1,989,172$1,434,015$1,296,882$1,974,575
56$2,139,699$1,451,913$1,287,959$2,094,712
57$2,303,930$1,469,038$1,277,087$2,225,395
58$2,483,211$1,485,301$1,264,150$2,367,674
59$2,679,024$1,500,606$1,249,024$2,522,709
60$2,892,998$1,514,850$1,231,581$2,691,776
61$3,126,931$1,527,925$1,211,686$2,876,286
62$3,382,799$1,539,714$1,189,198$3,077,788
63$3,662,778$1,550,093$1,163,969$3,297,996
64$3,969,265$1,558,932$1,135,846$3,538,795
65$4,304,900$1,566,089$1,104,667$3,802,264
66$4,672,589$1,571,417$1,070,263$4,090,696
67$5,075,533$1,574,756$1,032,456$4,406,617
68$5,517,257$1,575,939$991,063$4,752,812
69$6,001,643$1,574,786$945,889$5,132,351
70$6,532,968$1,571,107$896,734$5,548,620
71$7,115,941$1,564,702$843,385$6,005,347
72$7,755,751$1,555,357$785,623$6,506,647
73$8,458,112$1,542,844$723,215$7,057,050
74$9,229,319$1,526,922$655,923$7,661,556
75$10,076,306$1,507,338$583,493$8,325,670
76$11,006,713$1,483,821$505,663$9,055,466
77$12,028,953$1,456,084$422,158$9,857,635
78$13,152,298$1,423,823$332,692$10,739,553
79$14,386,960$1,386,719$236,965$11,709,353
80$15,744,191$1,344,429$134,665$12,775,997
81$17,236,388$1,296,595$25,465$13,949,365
82$18,877,207$1,242,835$0$15,240,345
83$20,681,694$1,182,747$0$16,682,318
84$22,666,428$1,115,903$0$18,274,906
85$24,849,674$1,041,852$0$20,026,794
86$27,251,555$960,118$0$21,954,144
87$29,894,246$870,196$0$24,074,768
88$32,802,177$771,553$0$26,408,291
89$36,002,267$663,627$0$28,976,338
90$39,524,175$545,821$0$31,802,736
91$43,400,582$417,508$0$34,913,744
92$47,667,499$278,023$0$38,338,293
93$52,364,603$126,666$0$42,108,265
94$57,535,615$0$0$46,258,793
95$63,228,709$0$0$50,830,643
96$69,496,970$0$0$55,872,127
97$76,398,890$0$0$61,423,329
98$83,998,922$0$0$67,536,101
99$92,368,088$0$0$74,267,574
100$101,584,650$0$0$81,680,705