Can I retire at age 50 with 1,720,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $1,720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$142,036$140,771$139,536$138,332$137,155$134,939
2 years$70,315$69,005$67,736$66,506$65,312$63,085
3 years$46,411$45,096$43,830$42,611$41,437$39,268
4 years$34,461$33,150$31,897$30,699$29,553$27,460
5 years$27,293$25,990$24,753$23,580$22,466$20,455
6 years$22,516$21,223$20,004$18,857$17,776$15,849
7 years$19,106$17,823$16,624$15,503$14,457$12,614
8 years$16,549$15,278$14,098$13,005$11,993$10,235
9 years$14,561$13,302$12,143$11,078$10,100$8,425
10 years$12,972$11,725$10,586$9,549$8,606$7,012
11 years$11,672$10,438$9,320$8,310$7,401$5,888
12 years$10,590$9,369$8,271$7,289$6,414$4,979
13 years$9,675$8,466$7,390$6,435$5,593$4,234
14 years$8,892$7,696$6,640$5,713$4,903$3,618
15 years$8,213$7,030$5,995$5,095$4,317$3,103
16 years$7,620$6,450$5,435$4,562$3,815$2,670
17 years$7,098$5,940$4,946$4,099$3,383$2,304
18 years$6,633$5,489$4,515$3,694$3,008$1,993
19 years$6,219$5,087$4,133$3,338$2,681$1,728
20 years$5,846$4,727$3,793$3,023$2,395$1,500
21 years$5,509$4,403$3,489$2,743$2,143$1,304
22 years$5,203$4,110$3,216$2,494$1,921$1,135
23 years$4,924$3,844$2,969$2,272$1,724$990
24 years$4,669$3,602$2,746$2,072$1,550$863
25 years$4,434$3,380$2,543$1,892$1,395$754
26 years$4,218$3,177$2,359$1,730$1,256$658
27 years$4,019$2,990$2,190$1,584$1,133$576
28 years$3,834$2,817$2,036$1,451$1,022$503
29 years$3,661$2,658$1,895$1,331$923$441
30 years$3,501$2,510$1,765$1,221$834$386
31 years$3,352$2,373$1,645$1,121$754$338
32 years$3,212$2,245$1,535$1,031$682$296
33 years$3,080$2,126$1,433$948$617$259
34 years$2,957$2,015$1,339$872$559$227
35 years$2,841$1,911$1,252$803$506$199
36 years$2,732$1,814$1,171$739$459$175
37 years$2,629$1,723$1,096$681$416$153
38 years$2,531$1,637$1,027$628$377$134
39 years$2,439$1,557$962$579$342$118
40 years$2,352$1,481$902$534$310$103
41 years$2,269$1,410$845$493$281$91
42 years$2,190$1,343$793$455$255$80
43 years$2,115$1,280$744$420$232$70
44 years$2,044$1,220$699$388$210$61
45 years$1,976$1,163$656$358$191$54
46 years$1,911$1,110$616$331$173$47
47 years$1,849$1,059$579$305$157$41
48 years$1,790$1,011$544$282$143$36
49 years$1,733$965$511$261$130$32
50 years$1,679$922$481$241$118$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,720,000, adding $4,670 every year, while hoping to spend $42,541 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: 31/43/26 Blend
49$1,720,000$1,720,000$1,720,000$1,720,000
50$1,900,257$1,809,097$1,782,437$1,943,858
51$2,048,820$1,852,480$1,796,885$2,021,136
52$2,211,111$1,896,562$1,810,392$2,100,179
53$2,388,484$1,941,334$1,822,880$2,184,415
54$2,582,433$1,986,782$1,834,270$2,274,325
55$2,794,599$2,032,893$1,844,476$2,370,443
56$3,026,792$2,079,649$1,853,411$2,473,355
57$3,281,005$2,127,031$1,860,979$2,583,708
58$3,559,429$2,175,017$1,867,084$2,702,214
59$3,864,481$2,223,584$1,871,622$2,829,661
60$4,198,821$2,272,702$1,874,484$2,966,916
61$4,565,379$2,322,343$1,875,557$3,114,935
62$4,967,382$2,372,472$1,874,723$3,274,774
63$5,408,383$2,423,051$1,871,854$3,447,596
64$5,892,298$2,474,041$1,866,821$3,634,685
65$6,423,439$2,525,395$1,859,486$3,837,458
66$7,006,554$2,577,064$1,849,703$4,057,475
67$7,646,878$2,628,995$1,837,323$4,296,459
68$8,350,172$2,681,128$1,822,186$4,556,311
69$9,122,786$2,733,401$1,804,127$4,839,125
70$9,971,716$2,785,743$1,782,970$5,147,214
71$10,904,666$2,838,079$1,758,535$5,483,128
72$11,930,126$2,890,329$1,730,630$5,849,678
73$13,057,448$2,942,404$1,699,055$6,249,967
74$14,296,936$2,994,211$1,663,602$6,687,416
75$15,659,943$3,045,646$1,624,051$7,165,798
76$17,158,974$3,096,600$1,580,174$7,689,275
77$18,807,811$3,146,954$1,531,731$8,262,437
78$20,621,636$3,196,583$1,478,472$8,890,347
79$22,617,176$3,245,350$1,420,135$9,578,587
80$24,812,865$3,293,108$1,356,446$10,333,315
81$27,229,008$3,339,702$1,287,118$11,161,321
82$29,887,983$3,384,963$1,211,853$12,070,094
83$32,814,444$3,428,714$1,130,337$13,067,891
84$36,035,558$3,470,761$1,042,244$14,163,819
85$39,581,258$3,510,901$947,232$15,367,920
86$43,484,527$3,548,916$844,944$16,691,267
87$47,781,707$3,584,571$735,008$18,146,071
88$52,512,845$3,617,619$617,035$19,745,796
89$57,722,067$3,647,794$490,618$21,505,288
90$63,457,997$3,674,815$355,332$23,440,917
91$69,774,212$3,698,380$210,736$25,570,731
92$76,729,751$3,718,171$56,365$27,914,631
93$84,389,671$3,733,846$0$30,494,558
94$92,825,657$3,745,044$0$33,364,770
95$102,116,703$3,751,380$0$36,540,514
96$112,349,855$3,752,446$0$40,035,687
97$123,621,031$3,747,808$0$43,882,861
98$136,035,930$3,737,004$0$48,117,934
99$149,711,023$3,719,545$0$52,780,475
100$164,774,658$3,694,913$0$57,914,093