Can I retire at age 50 with 2,250,000?

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 $2,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$185,803$184,148$182,533$180,957$179,418$176,156
2 years$91,982$90,269$88,608$86,999$85,437$82,162
3 years$60,712$58,991$57,335$55,741$54,205$51,019
4 years$45,080$43,365$41,726$40,158$38,659$35,588
5 years$35,704$33,999$32,381$30,845$29,388$26,439
6 years$29,455$27,762$26,168$24,667$23,254$20,431
7 years$24,993$23,315$21,746$20,280$18,912$16,215
8 years$21,648$19,985$18,442$17,013$15,689$13,118
9 years$19,048$17,401$15,884$14,491$13,212$10,766
10 years$16,969$15,338$13,848$12,491$11,258$8,934
11 years$15,269$13,654$12,192$10,871$9,682$7,478
12 years$13,853$12,255$10,820$9,536$8,390$6,303
13 years$12,657$11,075$9,667$8,418$7,316$5,342
14 years$11,632$10,067$8,686$7,473$6,414$4,549
15 years$10,744$9,197$7,842$6,665$5,647$3,889
16 years$9,968$8,438$7,110$5,967$4,991$3,335
17 years$9,285$7,771$6,470$5,362$4,425$2,868
18 years$8,677$7,181$5,906$4,832$3,935$2,472
19 years$8,135$6,655$5,407$4,366$3,507$2,134
20 years$7,647$6,184$4,962$3,954$3,133$1,846
21 years$7,206$5,760$4,564$3,589$2,803$1,599
22 years$6,806$5,377$4,207$3,263$2,513$1,387
23 years$6,441$5,029$3,884$2,972$2,256$1,204
24 years$6,108$4,712$3,592$2,710$2,027$1,046
25 years$5,801$4,422$3,327$2,475$1,824$910
26 years$5,518$4,156$3,086$2,263$1,643$792
27 years$5,257$3,911$2,865$2,072$1,482$689
28 years$5,015$3,685$2,664$1,898$1,337$600
29 years$4,790$3,477$2,479$1,741$1,207$523
30 years$4,580$3,283$2,309$1,597$1,091$456
31 years$4,384$3,104$2,152$1,467$986$398
32 years$4,201$2,937$2,008$1,348$892$347
33 years$4,029$2,781$1,875$1,240$807$303
34 years$3,868$2,636$1,752$1,141$731$264
35 years$3,716$2,500$1,638$1,050$662$231
36 years$3,574$2,373$1,532$967$600$202
37 years$3,439$2,254$1,434$891$544$176
38 years$3,311$2,142$1,343$821$493$154
39 years$3,190$2,037$1,258$757$447$134
40 years$3,076$1,938$1,179$699$405$117
41 years$2,968$1,845$1,106$644$368$102
42 years$2,865$1,757$1,037$595$334$90
43 years$2,767$1,674$973$549$303$78
44 years$2,673$1,596$914$507$275$68
45 years$2,584$1,522$858$468$250$60
46 years$2,500$1,451$806$432$227$52
47 years$2,419$1,385$757$400$206$46
48 years$2,341$1,322$711$369$187$40
49 years$2,268$1,263$669$341$170$35
50 years$2,197$1,206$629$315$154$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,250,000, adding $5,813 every year, while hoping to spend $42,514 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: 64/25/11 Blend
49$2,250,000$2,250,000$2,250,000$2,250,000
50$2,485,496$2,366,246$2,331,371$2,638,074
51$2,693,782$2,436,958$2,364,237$2,811,415
52$2,921,888$2,509,709$2,396,780$2,995,188
53$3,171,792$2,584,556$2,428,943$3,194,844
54$3,445,669$2,661,554$2,460,667$3,411,927
55$3,745,918$2,740,761$2,491,890$3,648,135
56$4,075,180$2,822,236$2,522,547$3,905,340
57$4,436,362$2,906,039$2,552,566$4,185,600
58$4,832,669$2,992,232$2,581,874$4,491,182
59$5,267,628$3,080,879$2,610,394$4,824,584
60$5,745,127$3,172,043$2,638,043$5,188,554
61$6,269,448$3,265,791$2,664,735$5,586,120
62$6,845,306$3,362,189$2,690,378$6,020,614
63$7,477,897$3,461,306$2,714,876$6,495,710
64$8,172,945$3,563,213$2,738,127$7,015,450
65$8,936,756$3,667,981$2,760,025$7,584,288
66$9,776,276$3,775,683$2,780,457$8,207,131
67$10,699,158$3,886,393$2,799,304$8,889,382
68$11,713,834$4,000,188$2,816,442$9,636,993
69$12,829,592$4,117,144$2,831,740$10,456,522
70$14,056,667$4,237,341$2,845,060$11,355,192
71$15,406,336$4,360,860$2,856,258$12,340,961
72$16,891,021$4,487,781$2,865,182$13,422,595
73$18,524,412$4,618,188$2,871,672$14,609,751
74$20,321,589$4,752,166$2,875,560$15,913,071
75$22,299,170$4,889,802$2,876,670$17,344,277
76$24,475,465$5,031,182$2,874,818$18,916,284
77$26,870,648$5,176,395$2,869,811$20,643,323
78$29,506,949$5,325,533$2,861,444$22,541,072
79$32,408,860$5,478,687$2,849,504$24,626,807
80$35,603,370$5,635,949$2,833,770$26,919,560
81$39,120,218$5,797,415$2,814,005$29,440,305
82$42,992,172$5,963,180$2,789,966$32,212,148
83$47,255,338$6,133,340$2,761,394$35,260,553
84$51,949,503$6,307,994$2,728,021$38,613,575
85$57,118,507$6,487,241$2,689,565$42,302,128
86$62,810,660$6,671,181$2,645,731$46,360,277
87$69,079,194$6,859,915$2,596,209$50,825,557
88$75,982,766$7,053,545$2,540,676$55,739,328
89$83,586,014$7,252,175$2,478,795$61,147,166
90$91,960,162$7,455,906$2,410,209$67,099,293
91$101,183,698$7,664,845$2,334,550$73,651,049
92$111,343,107$7,879,094$2,251,430$80,863,415
93$122,533,694$8,098,760$2,160,443$88,803,589
94$134,860,480$8,323,948$2,061,167$97,545,619
95$148,439,190$8,554,763$1,953,157$107,171,103
96$163,397,352$8,791,311$1,835,952$117,769,959
97$179,875,493$9,033,696$1,709,068$129,441,270
98$198,028,470$9,282,024$1,571,999$142,294,225
99$218,026,930$9,536,399$1,424,216$156,449,145
100$240,058,918$9,796,925$1,265,169$172,038,620