Can I retire at age 50 with 1,920,000?

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 $1,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$158,552$157,140$155,762$154,417$153,103$151,442
2 years$78,491$77,029$75,612$74,239$72,906$71,233
3 years$51,808$50,339$48,926$47,566$46,255$44,622
4 years$38,468$37,005$35,606$34,268$32,989$31,410
5 years$30,467$29,012$27,632$26,321$25,078$23,556
6 years$25,135$23,691$22,330$21,049$19,843$18,381
7 years$21,327$19,895$18,557$17,306$16,138$14,736
8 years$18,473$17,054$15,738$14,517$13,388$12,046
9 years$16,254$14,849$13,555$12,366$11,275$9,992
10 years$14,480$13,088$11,817$10,659$9,607$8,383
11 years$13,029$11,652$10,404$9,277$8,262$7,096
12 years$11,822$10,458$9,233$8,137$7,160$6,050
13 years$10,800$9,451$8,249$7,184$6,243$5,189
14 years$9,926$8,591$7,412$6,377$5,473$4,472
15 years$9,168$7,848$6,692$5,687$4,819$3,870
16 years$8,506$7,200$6,067$5,092$4,259$3,361
17 years$7,923$6,631$5,521$4,575$3,776$2,927
18 years$7,405$6,127$5,040$4,123$3,358$2,556
19 years$6,942$5,679$4,614$3,726$2,993$2,236
20 years$6,525$5,277$4,234$3,374$2,673$1,960
21 years$6,149$4,915$3,895$3,062$2,392$1,721
22 years$5,808$4,588$3,590$2,784$2,144$1,513
23 years$5,497$4,291$3,314$2,536$1,925$1,332
24 years$5,212$4,021$3,065$2,313$1,730$1,174
25 years$4,950$3,773$2,839$2,112$1,557$1,035
26 years$4,709$3,546$2,633$1,931$1,402$914
27 years$4,486$3,337$2,445$1,768$1,264$807
28 years$4,279$3,145$2,273$1,620$1,141$714
29 years$4,087$2,967$2,115$1,485$1,030$631
30 years$3,908$2,802$1,970$1,363$931$558
31 years$3,741$2,649$1,837$1,252$841$494
32 years$3,585$2,506$1,714$1,151$761$438
33 years$3,438$2,373$1,600$1,058$689$388
34 years$3,301$2,249$1,495$973$624$344
35 years$3,171$2,134$1,398$896$565$305
36 years$3,049$2,025$1,308$825$512$270
37 years$2,934$1,923$1,224$760$464$239
38 years$2,825$1,828$1,146$701$421$212
39 years$2,723$1,738$1,074$646$381$188
40 years$2,625$1,654$1,006$596$346$167
41 years$2,532$1,574$944$550$314$148
42 years$2,444$1,499$885$508$285$132
43 years$2,361$1,428$831$469$258$117
44 years$2,281$1,362$780$433$235$104
45 years$2,205$1,298$732$400$213$92
46 years$2,133$1,239$688$369$193$82
47 years$2,064$1,182$646$341$176$72
48 years$1,998$1,128$607$315$159$64
49 years$1,935$1,078$571$291$145$57
50 years$1,875$1,029$536$269$132$51

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,920,000, adding $5,877 every year, while hoping to spend $48,589 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: 62/16/22 Blend
49$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000
50$2,121,902$2,020,142$1,990,382$2,240,907
51$2,286,638$2,067,431$2,005,362$2,369,335
52$2,466,548$2,115,408$2,019,214$2,503,587
53$2,663,129$2,164,056$2,031,851$2,649,069
54$2,878,029$2,213,356$2,043,179$2,806,883
55$3,113,062$2,263,284$2,053,099$2,978,242
56$3,370,224$2,313,814$2,061,508$3,164,483
57$3,651,715$2,364,919$2,068,296$3,367,079
58$3,959,956$2,416,567$2,073,351$3,587,654
59$4,297,615$2,468,722$2,076,551$3,827,996
60$4,667,628$2,521,346$2,077,772$4,090,077
61$5,073,229$2,574,395$2,076,881$4,376,070
62$5,517,981$2,627,823$2,073,739$4,688,370
63$6,005,807$2,681,578$2,068,201$5,029,615
64$6,541,029$2,735,605$2,060,115$5,402,715
65$7,128,406$2,789,842$2,049,321$5,810,874
66$7,773,182$2,844,222$2,035,652$6,257,627
67$8,481,131$2,898,674$2,018,931$6,746,867
68$9,258,617$2,953,119$1,998,975$7,282,887
69$10,112,647$3,007,473$1,975,592$7,870,417
70$11,050,942$3,061,645$1,948,580$8,514,672
71$12,082,008$3,115,535$1,917,727$9,221,397
72$13,215,214$3,169,037$1,882,812$9,996,928
73$14,460,883$3,222,038$1,843,604$10,848,245
74$15,830,390$3,274,414$1,799,861$11,783,044
75$17,336,262$3,326,033$1,751,329$12,809,806
76$18,992,305$3,376,753$1,697,743$13,937,879
77$20,813,729$3,426,423$1,638,826$15,177,567
78$22,817,291$3,474,879$1,574,288$16,540,225
79$25,021,453$3,521,946$1,503,825$18,038,371
80$27,446,559$3,567,440$1,427,121$19,685,800
81$30,115,023$3,611,159$1,343,845$21,497,719
82$33,051,541$3,652,892$1,253,649$23,490,886
83$36,283,325$3,692,410$1,156,173$25,683,774
84$39,840,357$3,729,471$1,051,038$28,096,741
85$43,755,675$3,763,816$937,849$30,752,227
86$48,065,680$3,795,170$816,193$33,674,963
87$52,810,484$3,823,238$685,641$36,892,208
88$58,034,285$3,847,708$545,741$40,434,006
89$63,785,783$3,868,246$396,024$44,333,468
90$70,118,641$3,884,499$235,999$48,627,089
91$77,091,993$3,896,090$65,156$53,355,090
92$84,770,995$3,902,618$0$58,561,803
93$93,227,449$3,903,658$0$64,323,589
94$102,540,469$3,898,757$0$70,684,902
95$112,797,238$3,887,438$0$77,689,917
96$124,093,823$3,869,189$0$85,404,183
97$136,536,084$3,843,470$0$93,899,938
98$150,240,674$3,809,710$0$103,256,786
99$165,336,136$3,767,299$0$113,562,450
100$181,964,119$3,715,594$0$124,913,600