Can I retire at age 50 with 2,080,000?

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 $2,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$171,764$170,234$168,742$167,285$165,862$159,344
2 years$85,032$83,448$81,913$80,425$78,982$72,495
3 years$56,125$54,534$53,003$51,529$50,109$43,858
4 years$41,674$40,089$38,573$37,124$35,738$29,770
5 years$33,006$31,430$29,934$28,515$27,168$21,497
6 years$27,229$25,665$24,191$22,803$21,497$16,128
7 years$23,104$21,553$20,103$18,748$17,483$12,414
8 years$20,012$18,475$17,049$15,727$14,504$9,729
9 years$17,609$16,086$14,684$13,396$12,214$7,727
10 years$15,687$14,179$12,802$11,548$10,407$6,199
11 years$14,115$12,623$11,271$10,050$8,950$5,012
12 years$12,807$11,329$10,003$8,815$7,756$4,077
13 years$11,700$10,239$8,937$7,782$6,764$3,332
14 years$10,753$9,307$8,030$6,908$5,929$2,733
15 years$9,932$8,502$7,250$6,161$5,220$2,249
16 years$9,215$7,800$6,573$5,517$4,614$1,856
17 years$8,583$7,184$5,981$4,957$4,091$1,534
18 years$8,022$6,638$5,460$4,467$3,637$1,270
19 years$7,520$6,152$4,998$4,036$3,242$1,053
20 years$7,069$5,717$4,587$3,656$2,896$874
21 years$6,662$5,325$4,219$3,318$2,591$727
22 years$6,292$4,971$3,889$3,016$2,323$604
23 years$5,955$4,649$3,591$2,747$2,085$503
24 years$5,646$4,356$3,321$2,506$1,874$419
25 years$5,363$4,088$3,076$2,288$1,686$349
26 years$5,101$3,842$2,852$2,092$1,519$290
27 years$4,860$3,616$2,649$1,915$1,370$242
28 years$4,636$3,407$2,462$1,755$1,236$202
29 years$4,428$3,214$2,291$1,609$1,116$168
30 years$4,234$3,035$2,134$1,477$1,008$140
31 years$4,053$2,869$1,990$1,356$912$117
32 years$3,884$2,715$1,857$1,246$825$98
33 years$3,725$2,571$1,733$1,146$746$81
34 years$3,576$2,437$1,620$1,055$676$68
35 years$3,436$2,311$1,514$971$612$57
36 years$3,304$2,194$1,417$894$554$47
37 years$3,179$2,084$1,326$824$503$40
38 years$3,061$1,980$1,242$759$456$33
39 years$2,949$1,883$1,163$700$413$28
40 years$2,844$1,791$1,090$646$375$23
41 years$2,743$1,705$1,022$596$340$19
42 years$2,648$1,624$959$550$309$16
43 years$2,558$1,547$900$508$280$13
44 years$2,471$1,475$845$469$254$11
45 years$2,389$1,407$793$433$231$9
46 years$2,311$1,342$745$400$209$8
47 years$2,236$1,280$700$369$190$6
48 years$2,165$1,222$658$341$173$5
49 years$2,096$1,167$618$315$157$5
50 years$2,031$1,115$581$292$143$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,080,000, adding $5,388 every year, while hoping to spend $32,107 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: 78/12/10 Blend
49$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000
50$2,297,718$2,187,478$2,155,238$2,472,636
51$2,497,923$2,260,503$2,193,277$2,661,375
52$2,717,474$2,336,029$2,231,514$2,863,647
53$2,958,308$2,414,147$2,269,922$3,084,560
54$3,222,563$2,494,948$2,308,471$3,325,960
55$3,512,591$2,578,527$2,347,132$3,589,878
56$3,830,984$2,664,983$2,385,869$3,878,550
57$4,180,595$2,754,418$2,424,647$4,194,440
58$4,564,572$2,846,940$2,463,428$4,540,260
59$4,986,376$2,942,659$2,502,171$4,918,998
60$5,449,826$3,041,688$2,540,833$5,333,945
61$5,959,125$3,144,147$2,579,368$5,788,724
62$6,518,905$3,250,160$2,617,726$6,287,328
63$7,134,269$3,359,853$2,655,855$6,834,154
64$7,810,838$3,473,361$2,693,701$7,434,044
65$8,554,808$3,590,819$2,731,204$8,092,335
66$9,373,001$3,712,372$2,768,302$8,814,904
67$10,272,937$3,838,168$2,804,929$9,608,225
68$11,262,898$3,968,360$2,841,016$10,479,432
69$12,352,012$4,103,108$2,876,489$11,436,381
70$13,550,335$4,242,578$2,911,269$12,487,730
71$14,868,948$4,386,943$2,945,275$13,643,015
72$16,320,058$4,536,380$2,978,419$14,912,746
73$17,917,117$4,691,076$3,010,609$16,308,497
74$19,674,947$4,851,223$3,041,749$17,843,024
75$21,609,880$5,017,022$3,071,736$19,530,380
76$23,739,911$5,188,679$3,100,462$21,386,047
77$26,084,868$5,366,410$3,127,814$23,427,086
78$28,666,601$5,550,441$3,153,672$25,672,293
79$31,509,184$5,741,003$3,177,910$28,142,377
80$34,639,147$5,938,337$3,200,396$30,860,160
81$38,085,721$6,142,697$3,220,990$33,850,785
82$41,881,116$6,354,341$3,239,545$37,141,957
83$46,060,828$6,573,541$3,255,907$40,764,203
84$50,663,967$6,800,579$3,269,915$44,751,163
85$55,733,631$7,035,748$3,281,397$49,139,899
86$61,317,313$7,279,350$3,290,175$53,971,254
87$67,467,343$7,531,703$3,296,060$59,290,232
88$74,241,391$7,793,135$3,298,857$65,146,422
89$81,703,001$8,063,987$3,298,357$71,594,468
90$89,922,198$8,344,614$3,294,343$78,694,582
91$98,976,147$8,635,384$3,286,588$86,513,115
92$108,949,877$8,936,682$3,274,852$95,123,180
93$119,937,091$9,248,905$3,258,886$104,605,342
94$132,041,041$9,572,468$3,238,425$115,048,381
95$145,375,511$9,907,803$3,213,196$126,550,125
96$160,065,885$10,255,357$3,182,910$139,218,377
97$176,250,332$10,615,596$3,147,264$153,171,929
98$194,081,111$10,989,006$3,105,943$168,541,685
99$213,726,007$11,376,089$3,058,615$185,471,897
100$235,369,914$11,777,372$3,004,932$204,121,522