Can I retire at age 50 with 17,800,000?

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 $17,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$1,469,907$1,456,814$1,444,040$1,431,572$1,419,397$1,397,033
2 years$727,677$714,125$700,990$688,256$675,903$653,430
3 years$480,299$466,688$453,587$440,972$428,821$406,937
4 years$356,634$343,065$330,095$317,696$305,839$284,713
5 years$282,455$268,967$256,167$244,021$232,494$212,188
6 years$233,018$219,632$207,021$195,145$183,964$164,501
7 years$197,720$184,447$172,036$160,440$149,612$130,998
8 years$171,259$158,105$145,900$134,589$124,118$106,350
9 years$150,688$137,659$125,664$114,640$104,525$87,594
10 years$134,242$121,339$109,556$98,821$89,061$72,952
11 years$120,794$108,021$96,452$86,004$76,595$61,293
12 years$109,596$96,954$85,598$75,437$66,376$51,861
13 years$100,128$87,618$76,477$66,599$57,881$44,132
14 years$92,019$79,643$68,715$59,119$50,738$37,733
15 years$84,998$72,755$62,040$52,724$44,674$32,389
16 years$78,861$66,751$56,248$47,209$39,483$27,893
17 years$73,451$61,475$51,184$42,417$35,008$24,088
18 years$68,648$56,806$46,724$38,226$31,128$20,851
19 years$64,355$52,647$42,774$34,540$27,745$18,085
20 years$60,497$48,922$39,256$31,283$24,782$15,713
21 years$57,010$45,569$36,108$28,391$22,177$13,673
22 years$53,845$42,537$33,279$25,814$19,879$11,912
23 years$50,959$39,784$30,727$23,510$17,844$10,390
24 years$48,317$37,275$28,417$21,442$16,039$9,071
25 years$45,891$34,981$26,320$19,582$14,433$7,925
26 years$43,655$32,876$24,411$17,905$13,000$6,930
27 years$41,588$30,941$22,667$16,389$11,721$6,063
28 years$39,672$29,155$21,072$15,016$10,576$5,308
29 years$37,892$27,505$19,610$13,770$9,550$4,648
30 years$36,233$25,975$18,266$12,637$8,629$4,073
31 years$34,684$24,555$17,028$11,606$7,801$3,570
32 years$33,235$23,234$15,888$10,666$7,057$3,130
33 years$31,877$22,003$14,835$9,809$6,386$2,745
34 years$30,602$20,854$13,861$9,025$5,782$2,408
35 years$29,401$19,780$12,959$8,308$5,237$2,113
36 years$28,271$18,774$12,122$7,651$4,745$1,854
37 years$27,203$17,831$11,346$7,050$4,301$1,627
38 years$26,195$16,946$10,625$6,498$3,899$1,429
39 years$25,240$16,114$9,955$5,991$3,536$1,254
40 years$24,335$15,331$9,331$5,526$3,207$1,101
41 years$23,477$14,593$8,749$5,099$2,909$967
42 years$22,662$13,898$8,207$4,705$2,640$849
43 years$21,887$13,242$7,701$4,344$2,396$746
44 years$21,149$12,623$7,229$4,011$2,175$655
45 years$20,446$12,037$6,788$3,704$1,974$575
46 years$19,775$11,483$6,375$3,421$1,793$505
47 years$19,135$10,958$5,989$3,161$1,628$444
48 years$18,524$10,461$5,628$2,921$1,478$390
49 years$17,939$9,990$5,290$2,699$1,343$343
50 years$17,379$9,542$4,974$2,495$1,220$301

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $17,800,000, adding $5,652 every year, while hoping to spend $43,701 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: 34/47/19 Blend
49$17,800,000$17,800,000$17,800,000$17,800,000
50$19,621,430$18,678,030$18,402,130$20,173,747
51$21,576,318$19,546,756$18,972,104$21,449,789
52$23,729,141$20,456,585$19,559,707$22,820,460
53$26,100,040$21,409,484$20,165,484$24,297,646
54$28,711,213$22,407,518$20,789,997$25,890,793
55$31,587,117$23,452,847$21,433,823$27,610,244
56$34,754,706$24,547,740$22,097,559$29,467,332
57$38,243,679$25,694,572$22,781,820$31,474,477
58$42,086,763$26,895,834$23,487,239$33,645,295
59$46,320,021$28,154,139$24,214,470$35,994,713
60$50,983,195$29,472,223$24,964,186$38,539,104
61$56,120,076$30,852,957$25,737,082$41,296,428
62$61,778,922$32,299,350$26,533,872$44,286,389
63$68,012,909$33,814,556$27,355,294$47,530,612
64$74,880,639$35,401,882$28,202,109$51,052,833
65$82,446,685$37,064,794$29,075,101$54,879,111
66$90,782,206$38,806,929$29,975,076$59,038,057
67$99,965,619$40,632,096$30,902,869$63,561,096
68$110,083,333$42,544,290$31,859,336$68,482,741
69$121,230,573$44,547,701$32,845,364$73,840,911
70$133,512,272$46,646,719$33,861,865$79,677,266
71$147,044,064$48,845,948$34,909,777$86,037,586
72$161,953,376$51,150,216$35,990,071$92,972,187
73$178,380,627$53,564,584$37,103,746$100,536,372
74$196,480,561$56,094,358$38,251,831$108,790,939
75$216,423,699$58,745,102$39,435,388$117,802,731
76$238,397,953$61,522,650$40,655,511$127,645,246
77$262,610,402$64,433,117$41,913,328$138,399,308
78$289,289,239$67,482,916$43,210,001$150,153,809
79$318,685,934$70,678,771$44,546,729$163,006,519
80$351,077,602$74,027,734$45,924,746$177,064,986
81$386,769,619$77,537,194$47,345,327$192,447,523
82$426,098,508$81,214,905$48,809,784$209,284,299
83$469,435,113$85,068,993$50,319,469$227,718,534
84$517,188,101$89,107,979$51,875,777$247,907,822
85$569,807,817$93,340,800$53,480,145$270,025,588
86$627,790,540$97,776,825$55,134,056$294,262,688
87$691,683,164$102,425,878$56,839,036$320,829,175
88$762,088,362$107,298,262$58,596,659$349,956,249
89$839,670,277$112,404,778$60,408,548$381,898,393
90$925,160,787$117,756,754$62,276,376$416,935,743
91$1,019,366,419$123,366,067$64,201,867$455,376,683
92$1,123,175,962$129,245,173$66,186,798$497,560,713
93$1,237,568,854$135,407,130$68,233,000$543,861,609
94$1,363,624,433$141,865,636$70,342,361$594,690,901
95$1,502,532,124$148,635,050$72,516,828$650,501,704
96$1,655,602,665$155,730,432$74,758,407$711,792,945
97$1,824,280,489$163,167,575$77,069,165$779,114,017
98$2,010,157,350$170,963,037$79,451,234$853,069,902
99$2,214,987,359$179,134,185$81,906,809$934,326,824
100$2,440,703,538$187,699,230$84,438,156$1,023,618,469