Can I retire at age 50 with 1,510,000?

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 $1,510,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$124,694$123,584$122,500$121,442$120,410$119,301
2 years$61,730$60,580$59,466$58,386$57,338$56,221
3 years$40,744$39,590$38,478$37,408$36,377$35,287
4 years$30,254$29,103$28,002$26,951$25,945$24,889
5 years$23,961$22,817$21,731$20,701$19,723$18,705
6 years$19,767$18,632$17,562$16,554$15,606$14,627
7 years$16,773$15,647$14,594$13,610$12,692$11,752
8 years$14,528$13,412$12,377$11,417$10,529$9,629
9 years$12,783$11,678$10,660$9,725$8,867$8,006
10 years$11,388$10,293$9,294$8,383$7,555$6,733
11 years$10,247$9,164$8,182$7,296$6,498$5,713
12 years$9,297$8,225$7,261$6,399$5,631$4,884
13 years$8,494$7,433$6,488$5,650$4,910$4,199
14 years$7,806$6,756$5,829$5,015$4,304$3,629
15 years$7,211$6,172$5,263$4,473$3,790$3,149
16 years$6,690$5,663$4,772$4,005$3,349$2,742
17 years$6,231$5,215$4,342$3,598$2,970$2,395
18 years$5,823$4,819$3,964$3,243$2,641$2,097
19 years$5,459$4,466$3,629$2,930$2,354$1,840
20 years$5,132$4,150$3,330$2,654$2,102$1,618
21 years$4,836$3,866$3,063$2,408$1,881$1,425
22 years$4,568$3,608$2,823$2,190$1,686$1,256
23 years$4,323$3,375$2,607$1,994$1,514$1,109
24 years$4,099$3,162$2,411$1,819$1,361$981
25 years$3,893$2,967$2,233$1,661$1,224$868
26 years$3,703$2,789$2,071$1,519$1,103$768
27 years$3,528$2,625$1,923$1,390$994$681
28 years$3,365$2,473$1,788$1,274$897$604
29 years$3,214$2,333$1,664$1,168$810$536
30 years$3,074$2,204$1,549$1,072$732$476
31 years$2,942$2,083$1,445$985$662$422
32 years$2,819$1,971$1,348$905$599$375
33 years$2,704$1,867$1,258$832$542$333
34 years$2,596$1,769$1,176$766$491$296
35 years$2,494$1,678$1,099$705$444$264
36 years$2,398$1,593$1,028$649$403$235
37 years$2,308$1,513$963$598$365$209
38 years$2,222$1,438$901$551$331$186
39 years$2,141$1,367$844$508$300$165
40 years$2,064$1,301$792$469$272$147
41 years$1,992$1,238$742$433$247$131
42 years$1,922$1,179$696$399$224$117
43 years$1,857$1,123$653$368$203$104
44 years$1,794$1,071$613$340$184$92
45 years$1,734$1,021$576$314$167$82
46 years$1,678$974$541$290$152$73
47 years$1,623$930$508$268$138$65
48 years$1,571$887$477$248$125$58
49 years$1,522$847$449$229$114$52
50 years$1,474$809$422$212$103$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,510,000, adding $4,256 every year, while hoping to spend $46,283 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: 62/25/13 Blend
49$1,510,000$1,510,000$1,510,000$1,510,000
50$1,668,410$1,588,380$1,564,975$1,766,389
51$1,789,343$1,616,966$1,568,157$1,861,222
52$1,921,060$1,645,401$1,569,894$1,959,031
53$2,064,612$1,673,630$1,570,090$2,064,668
54$2,221,156$1,701,591$1,568,641$2,178,895
55$2,391,965$1,729,220$1,565,442$2,302,551
56$2,578,441$1,756,447$1,560,379$2,436,558
57$2,782,125$1,783,196$1,553,335$2,581,937
58$3,004,717$1,809,388$1,544,187$2,739,809
59$3,248,086$1,834,936$1,532,805$2,911,413
60$3,514,290$1,859,747$1,519,054$3,098,113
61$3,805,597$1,883,724$1,502,791$3,301,412
62$4,124,501$1,906,760$1,483,868$3,522,968
63$4,473,752$1,928,743$1,462,130$3,764,609
64$4,856,376$1,949,553$1,437,412$4,028,349
65$5,275,707$1,969,061$1,409,545$4,316,409
66$5,735,414$1,987,130$1,378,350$4,631,238
67$6,239,541$2,003,615$1,343,640$4,975,535
68$6,792,541$2,018,359$1,305,219$5,352,275
69$7,399,320$2,031,197$1,262,883$5,764,739
70$8,065,278$2,041,954$1,216,418$6,216,543
71$8,796,369$2,050,442$1,165,600$6,711,675
72$9,599,146$2,056,461$1,110,195$7,254,529
73$10,480,831$2,059,800$1,049,958$7,849,951
74$11,449,378$2,060,233$984,635$8,503,284
75$12,513,553$2,057,522$913,958$9,220,417
76$13,683,007$2,051,413$837,648$10,007,841
77$14,968,378$2,041,636$755,413$10,872,714
78$16,381,382$2,027,906$666,949$11,822,926
79$17,934,929$2,009,919$571,937$12,867,175
80$19,643,241$1,987,354$470,046$14,015,050
81$21,521,987$1,959,871$360,929$15,277,121
82$23,588,433$1,927,107$244,223$16,665,041
83$25,861,599$1,888,681$119,550$18,191,655
84$28,362,443$1,844,187$0$19,871,124
85$31,114,056$1,793,197$0$21,720,928
86$34,141,881$1,735,255$0$23,774,221
87$37,473,951$1,669,881$0$26,033,430
88$41,141,155$1,596,566$0$28,519,526
89$45,177,527$1,514,771$0$31,255,619
90$49,620,568$1,423,928$0$34,267,184
91$54,511,599$1,323,434$0$37,582,294
92$59,896,153$1,212,652$0$41,231,892
93$65,824,398$1,090,910$0$45,250,078
94$72,351,618$957,496$0$49,674,436
95$79,538,727$811,658$0$54,546,390
96$87,452,850$652,602$0$59,911,592
97$96,167,951$479,489$0$65,820,358
98$105,765,532$291,434$0$72,328,139
99$116,335,402$87,500$0$79,496,052
100$127,976,525$0$0$87,391,453