Can I retire at age 50 with 12,800,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $12,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$1,057,012$1,047,597$1,038,411$1,029,445$1,020,690$996,825
2 years$523,273$513,528$504,083$494,925$486,043$462,135
3 years$345,384$335,596$326,175$317,104$308,366$285,162
4 years$256,456$246,699$237,372$228,455$219,929$197,608
5 years$203,114$193,415$184,210$175,476$167,186$145,810
6 years$167,564$157,938$148,869$140,329$132,289$111,880
7 years$142,181$132,636$123,711$115,372$107,586$88,147
8 years$123,152$113,693$104,917$96,783$89,253$70,777
9 years$108,360$98,991$90,365$82,438$75,164$57,636
10 years$96,533$87,255$78,782$71,062$64,044$47,444
11 years$86,863$77,678$69,359$61,845$55,080$39,386
12 years$78,810$69,720$61,554$54,247$47,731$32,917
13 years$72,002$63,006$54,994$47,892$41,622$27,661
14 years$66,171$57,271$49,413$42,513$36,486$23,348
15 years$61,122$52,318$44,613$37,914$32,125$19,779
16 years$56,709$48,001$40,448$33,948$28,392$16,807
17 years$52,819$44,207$36,806$30,502$25,174$14,318
18 years$49,365$40,849$33,599$27,488$22,384$12,223
19 years$46,278$37,859$30,759$24,838$19,951$10,454
20 years$43,503$35,180$28,229$22,496$17,821$8,954
21 years$40,996$32,769$25,965$20,416$15,948$7,679
22 years$38,720$30,589$23,931$18,563$14,295$6,593
23 years$36,645$28,609$22,096$16,906$12,832$5,666
24 years$34,745$26,805$20,435$15,419$11,534$4,873
25 years$33,000$25,155$18,927$14,082$10,378$4,194
26 years$31,392$23,642$17,554$12,875$9,349$3,612
27 years$29,906$22,249$16,300$11,785$8,428$3,112
28 years$28,528$20,966$15,153$10,798$7,605$2,683
29 years$27,248$19,779$14,101$9,902$6,867$2,313
30 years$26,055$18,679$13,135$9,087$6,205$1,995
31 years$24,942$17,658$12,245$8,346$5,610$1,722
32 years$23,900$16,708$11,425$7,670$5,075$1,486
33 years$22,923$15,822$10,668$7,053$4,592$1,283
34 years$22,006$14,996$9,967$6,490$4,158$1,107
35 years$21,143$14,224$9,319$5,974$3,766$956
36 years$20,329$13,500$8,717$5,502$3,412$826
37 years$19,562$12,822$8,159$5,069$3,093$713
38 years$18,837$12,186$7,641$4,673$2,804$616
39 years$18,150$11,587$7,159$4,308$2,543$532
40 years$17,500$11,024$6,710$3,974$2,306$460
41 years$16,882$10,494$6,292$3,666$2,092$397
42 years$16,296$9,994$5,902$3,384$1,898$343
43 years$15,739$9,523$5,538$3,123$1,723$296
44 years$15,208$9,077$5,198$2,884$1,564$256
45 years$14,703$8,656$4,881$2,663$1,420$221
46 years$14,220$8,257$4,584$2,460$1,289$191
47 years$13,760$7,880$4,307$2,273$1,171$165
48 years$13,320$7,522$4,047$2,100$1,063$143
49 years$12,900$7,184$3,804$1,941$965$123
50 years$12,497$6,862$3,577$1,794$877$107

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $12,800,000, adding $4,035 every year, while hoping to spend $40,739 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: 51/28/21 Blend
49$12,800,000$12,800,000$12,800,000$12,800,000
50$14,109,762$13,431,362$13,232,962$14,746,741
51$15,505,612$14,046,153$13,632,920$15,802,075
52$17,042,473$14,689,703$14,044,912$16,944,361
53$18,734,685$15,363,379$14,469,297$18,185,500
54$20,598,051$16,068,612$14,906,445$19,534,872
55$22,649,981$16,806,903$15,356,740$21,002,787
56$24,909,662$17,579,824$15,820,574$22,600,576
57$27,398,236$18,389,024$16,298,352$24,340,693
58$30,139,000$19,236,230$16,790,491$26,236,830
59$33,157,626$20,123,253$17,297,420$28,304,039
60$36,482,402$21,051,990$17,819,581$30,558,873
61$40,144,499$22,024,430$18,357,430$33,019,534
62$44,178,269$23,042,658$18,911,435$35,706,041
63$48,621,563$24,108,859$19,482,078$38,640,414
64$53,516,091$25,225,322$20,069,857$41,846,878
65$58,907,819$26,394,449$20,675,283$45,352,079
66$64,847,394$27,618,755$21,298,883$49,185,339
67$71,390,632$28,900,878$21,941,200$53,378,918
68$78,599,038$30,243,582$22,602,791$57,968,317
69$86,540,387$31,649,765$23,284,232$62,992,604
70$95,289,369$33,122,465$23,986,116$68,494,775
71$104,928,285$34,664,867$24,709,051$74,522,154
72$115,547,831$36,280,306$25,453,665$81,126,830
73$127,247,952$37,972,284$26,220,606$88,366,144
74$140,138,785$39,744,467$27,010,537$96,303,214
75$154,341,695$41,600,701$27,824,145$105,007,531
76$169,990,429$43,545,016$28,662,134$114,555,599
77$187,232,368$45,581,637$29,525,232$125,031,648
78$206,229,927$47,714,995$30,414,184$136,528,422
79$227,162,083$49,949,733$31,329,763$149,148,042
80$250,226,065$52,290,719$32,272,759$163,002,955
81$275,639,216$54,743,057$33,243,989$178,216,991
82$303,641,047$57,312,097$34,244,294$194,926,511
83$334,495,493$60,003,450$35,274,537$213,281,690
84$368,493,410$62,822,995$36,335,610$233,447,914
85$405,955,314$65,776,898$37,428,430$255,607,330
86$447,234,413$68,871,623$38,553,939$279,960,552
87$492,719,938$72,113,947$39,713,110$306,728,537
88$542,840,815$75,510,975$40,906,944$336,154,655
89$598,069,721$79,070,155$42,136,469$368,506,970
90$658,927,538$82,799,298$43,402,746$404,080,754
91$725,988,276$86,706,593$44,706,867$443,201,253
92$799,884,488$90,800,624$46,049,955$486,226,741
93$881,313,244$95,090,392$47,433,167$533,551,881
94$971,042,710$99,585,337$48,857,693$585,611,429
95$1,069,919,400$104,295,352$50,324,759$642,884,314
96$1,178,876,169$109,230,814$51,835,628$705,898,141
97$1,298,941,014$114,402,600$53,391,598$775,234,144
98$1,431,246,788$119,822,118$54,994,007$851,532,648
99$1,577,041,885$125,501,326$56,644,231$935,499,088
100$1,737,702,031$131,452,765$58,343,687$1,027,910,642