Can I retire at age 50 with 1,810,000?

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 $1,810,000?

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$149,468$148,137$146,838$145,570$144,332$143,003
2 years$73,994$72,616$71,280$69,986$68,729$67,391
3 years$48,839$47,455$46,123$44,840$43,605$42,298
4 years$36,265$34,885$33,566$32,305$31,099$29,834
5 years$28,722$27,350$26,048$24,813$23,641$22,421
6 years$23,695$22,333$21,051$19,843$18,706$17,533
7 years$20,105$18,756$17,494$16,314$15,213$14,087
8 years$17,414$16,077$14,836$13,686$12,621$11,542
9 years$15,323$13,998$12,778$11,657$10,629$9,597
10 years$13,650$12,338$11,140$10,049$9,056$8,070
11 years$12,283$10,984$9,808$8,745$7,789$6,848
12 years$11,144$9,859$8,704$7,671$6,749$5,854
13 years$10,182$8,909$7,777$6,772$5,886$5,034
14 years$9,357$8,098$6,987$6,012$5,159$4,350
15 years$8,643$7,398$6,309$5,361$4,543$3,775
16 years$8,019$6,788$5,720$4,800$4,015$3,287
17 years$7,469$6,251$5,205$4,313$3,560$2,871
18 years$6,980$5,776$4,751$3,887$3,165$2,514
19 years$6,544$5,353$4,349$3,512$2,821$2,206
20 years$6,152$4,975$3,992$3,181$2,520$1,939
21 years$5,797$4,634$3,672$2,887$2,255$1,708
22 years$5,475$4,325$3,384$2,625$2,021$1,506
23 years$5,182$4,045$3,124$2,391$1,815$1,330
24 years$4,913$3,790$2,890$2,180$1,631$1,175
25 years$4,666$3,557$2,676$1,991$1,468$1,040
26 years$4,439$3,343$2,482$1,821$1,322$921
27 years$4,229$3,146$2,305$1,666$1,192$816
28 years$4,034$2,965$2,143$1,527$1,075$724
29 years$3,853$2,797$1,994$1,400$971$642
30 years$3,684$2,641$1,857$1,285$877$570
31 years$3,527$2,497$1,732$1,180$793$506
32 years$3,380$2,363$1,616$1,085$718$450
33 years$3,241$2,237$1,508$997$649$400
34 years$3,112$2,121$1,409$918$588$355
35 years$2,990$2,011$1,318$845$533$316
36 years$2,875$1,909$1,233$778$483$281
37 years$2,766$1,813$1,154$717$437$250
38 years$2,664$1,723$1,080$661$396$223
39 years$2,567$1,639$1,012$609$360$198
40 years$2,475$1,559$949$562$326$176
41 years$2,387$1,484$890$518$296$157
42 years$2,304$1,413$835$478$268$140
43 years$2,226$1,347$783$442$244$124
44 years$2,151$1,284$735$408$221$111
45 years$2,079$1,224$690$377$201$99
46 years$2,011$1,168$648$348$182$88
47 years$1,946$1,114$609$321$166$78
48 years$1,884$1,064$572$297$150$70
49 years$1,824$1,016$538$274$137$62
50 years$1,767$970$506$254$124$55

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,810,000, adding $6,758 every year, while hoping to spend $59,608 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: 48/36/16 Blend
49$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000
50$2,001,591$1,905,661$1,877,606$2,088,395
51$2,142,331$1,935,616$1,877,083$2,179,132
52$2,295,428$1,965,041$1,874,545$2,270,950
53$2,462,081$1,993,847$1,869,862$2,369,355
54$2,643,606$2,021,939$1,862,895$2,474,984
55$2,841,455$2,049,214$1,853,503$2,588,543
56$3,057,223$2,075,565$1,841,534$2,710,810
57$3,292,665$2,100,874$1,826,832$2,842,644
58$3,549,717$2,125,016$1,809,231$2,984,994
59$3,830,506$2,147,860$1,788,557$3,138,907
60$4,137,374$2,169,262$1,764,631$3,305,538
61$4,472,903$2,189,072$1,737,262$3,486,165
62$4,839,931$2,207,128$1,706,252$3,682,195
63$5,241,585$2,223,259$1,671,394$3,895,184
64$5,681,310$2,237,282$1,632,469$4,126,848
65$6,162,897$2,249,002$1,589,250$4,379,083
66$6,690,522$2,258,213$1,541,499$4,653,979
67$7,268,783$2,264,693$1,488,967$4,953,846
68$7,902,746$2,268,210$1,431,394$5,281,231
69$8,597,988$2,268,514$1,368,508$5,638,945
70$9,360,653$2,265,342$1,300,023$6,030,094
71$10,197,509$2,258,412$1,225,643$6,458,100
72$11,116,009$2,247,429$1,145,056$6,926,743
73$12,124,364$2,232,075$1,057,938$7,440,194
74$13,231,619$2,212,017$963,949$8,003,056
75$14,447,737$2,186,898$862,734$8,620,404
76$15,783,694$2,156,344$753,923$9,297,843
77$17,251,580$2,119,954$637,129$10,041,553
78$18,864,716$2,077,307$511,947$10,858,354
79$20,637,776$2,027,954$377,957$11,755,769
80$22,586,927$1,971,422$234,717$12,742,100
81$24,729,981$1,907,209$81,767$13,826,503
82$27,086,561$1,834,784$0$15,019,076
83$29,678,287$1,753,585$0$16,344,870
84$32,528,979$1,663,018$0$17,818,067
85$35,664,883$1,562,453$0$19,438,337
86$39,114,914$1,451,226$0$21,220,726
87$42,910,932$1,328,634$0$23,181,820
88$47,088,043$1,193,932$0$25,339,906
89$51,684,925$1,046,337$0$27,715,147
90$56,744,198$885,018$0$30,329,773
91$62,312,819$709,097$0$33,208,291
92$68,442,532$517,648$0$36,377,720
93$75,190,351$309,694$0$39,867,849
94$82,619,098$84,200$0$43,711,517
95$90,797,996$0$0$47,944,928
96$99,803,322$0$0$52,671,346
97$109,719,125$0$0$57,912,610
98$120,638,019$0$0$63,684,349
99$132,662,058$0$0$70,040,542
100$145,903,697$0$0$77,040,669