Can I retire at age 50 with 2,180,000?

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 $2,180,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$180,022$178,419$176,854$175,327$173,836$171,451
2 years$89,120$87,460$85,852$84,292$82,779$80,380
3 years$58,823$57,156$55,552$54,007$52,519$50,180
4 years$43,678$42,016$40,427$38,909$37,457$35,198
5 years$34,593$32,941$31,373$29,886$28,474$26,300
6 years$28,538$26,899$25,354$23,900$22,530$20,445
7 years$24,215$22,590$21,070$19,649$18,323$16,327
8 years$20,974$19,363$17,869$16,483$15,201$13,293
9 years$18,455$16,859$15,390$14,040$12,801$10,981
10 years$16,441$14,861$13,418$12,103$10,907$9,173
11 years$14,794$13,230$11,813$10,533$9,381$7,731
12 years$13,422$11,874$10,483$9,239$8,129$6,563
13 years$12,263$10,731$9,366$8,157$7,089$5,603
14 years$11,270$9,754$8,416$7,240$6,214$4,807
15 years$10,410$8,910$7,598$6,457$5,471$4,140
16 years$9,658$8,175$6,889$5,782$4,836$3,578
17 years$8,996$7,529$6,269$5,195$4,288$3,101
18 years$8,407$6,957$5,722$4,682$3,812$2,694
19 years$7,882$6,448$5,239$4,230$3,398$2,345
20 years$7,409$5,992$4,808$3,831$3,035$2,045
21 years$6,982$5,581$4,422$3,477$2,716$1,786
22 years$6,594$5,210$4,076$3,162$2,435$1,562
23 years$6,241$4,872$3,763$2,879$2,185$1,368
24 years$5,918$4,565$3,480$2,626$1,964$1,199
25 years$5,620$4,284$3,223$2,398$1,768$1,052
26 years$5,347$4,026$2,990$2,193$1,592$923
27 years$5,093$3,789$2,776$2,007$1,435$811
28 years$4,859$3,571$2,581$1,839$1,295$713
29 years$4,641$3,369$2,402$1,686$1,170$627
30 years$4,438$3,181$2,237$1,548$1,057$551
31 years$4,248$3,007$2,086$1,421$955$485
32 years$4,070$2,846$1,946$1,306$864$427
33 years$3,904$2,695$1,817$1,201$782$376
34 years$3,748$2,554$1,698$1,105$708$331
35 years$3,601$2,422$1,587$1,017$641$292
36 years$3,462$2,299$1,485$937$581$257
37 years$3,332$2,184$1,390$863$527$227
38 years$3,208$2,075$1,301$796$478$200
39 years$3,091$1,973$1,219$734$433$176
40 years$2,980$1,878$1,143$677$393$156
41 years$2,875$1,787$1,072$624$356$137
42 years$2,775$1,702$1,005$576$323$121
43 years$2,681$1,622$943$532$293$107
44 years$2,590$1,546$885$491$266$94
45 years$2,504$1,474$831$454$242$83
46 years$2,422$1,406$781$419$220$73
47 years$2,344$1,342$734$387$199$65
48 years$2,269$1,281$689$358$181$57
49 years$2,197$1,223$648$331$164$50
50 years$2,128$1,169$609$306$149$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,180,000, adding $3,281 every year, while hoping to spend $30,680 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: 50/21/29 Blend
49$2,180,000$2,180,000$2,180,000$2,180,000
50$2,405,744$2,290,204$2,256,414$2,506,115
51$2,618,487$2,369,781$2,299,361$2,656,296
52$2,851,901$2,452,229$2,342,718$2,816,138
53$3,108,063$2,537,656$2,386,467$2,989,289
54$3,389,259$2,626,175$2,430,587$3,177,029
55$3,698,009$2,717,902$2,475,057$3,380,765
56$4,037,087$2,812,961$2,519,853$3,602,046
57$4,409,550$2,911,476$2,564,948$3,842,576
58$4,818,766$3,013,580$2,610,316$4,104,232
59$5,268,444$3,119,410$2,655,926$4,389,079
60$5,762,672$3,229,108$2,701,745$4,699,390
61$6,305,951$3,342,821$2,747,741$5,037,669
62$6,903,243$3,460,704$2,793,875$5,406,672
63$7,560,013$3,582,917$2,840,109$5,809,434
64$8,282,281$3,709,627$2,886,399$6,249,296
65$9,076,681$3,841,006$2,932,701$6,729,939
66$9,950,523$3,977,236$2,978,967$7,255,416
67$10,911,860$4,118,504$3,025,146$7,830,189
68$11,969,564$4,265,005$3,071,182$8,459,174
69$13,133,411$4,416,942$3,117,019$9,147,786
70$14,414,174$4,574,527$3,162,594$9,901,988
71$15,823,721$4,737,981$3,207,842$10,728,349
72$17,375,130$4,907,531$3,252,695$11,634,104
73$19,082,811$5,083,417$3,297,077$12,627,224
74$20,962,640$5,265,888$3,340,912$13,716,489
75$23,032,114$5,455,200$3,384,117$14,911,571
76$25,310,509$5,651,625$3,426,605$16,223,125
77$27,819,069$5,855,442$3,468,283$17,662,890
78$30,581,198$6,066,943$3,509,055$19,243,798
79$33,622,688$6,286,431$3,548,816$20,980,096
80$36,971,960$6,514,224$3,587,460$22,887,482
81$40,660,331$6,750,652$3,624,870$24,983,248
82$44,722,308$6,996,057$3,660,926$27,286,450
83$49,195,917$7,250,797$3,695,501$29,818,079
84$54,123,060$7,515,246$3,728,460$32,601,265
85$59,549,911$7,789,792$3,759,662$35,661,494
86$65,527,348$8,074,838$3,788,957$39,026,845
87$72,111,440$8,370,807$3,816,189$42,728,257
88$79,363,968$8,678,138$3,841,193$46,799,819
89$87,353,015$8,997,289$3,863,795$51,279,094
90$96,153,603$9,328,737$3,883,813$56,207,469
91$105,848,405$9,672,979$3,901,055$61,630,550
92$116,528,521$10,030,534$3,915,319$67,598,588
93$128,294,341$10,401,941$3,926,394$74,166,952
94$141,256,493$10,787,765$3,934,056$81,396,656
95$155,536,882$11,188,592$3,938,074$89,354,929
96$171,269,846$11,605,035$3,938,201$98,115,855
97$188,603,420$12,037,732$3,934,181$107,761,063
98$207,700,737$12,487,349$3,925,744$118,380,506
99$228,741,563$12,954,580$3,912,607$130,073,303
100$251,923,996$13,440,148$3,894,474$142,948,679