Can I retire at age 50 with 2,340,000?

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 $2,340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$193,235$191,514$189,834$188,195$186,595$181,422
2 years$95,661$93,879$92,153$90,479$88,855$83,682
3 years$63,140$61,351$59,629$57,970$56,373$51,362
4 years$46,883$45,100$43,395$41,764$40,206$35,395
5 years$37,132$35,359$33,676$32,079$30,564$25,967
6 years$30,633$28,873$27,215$25,654$24,184$19,805
7 years$25,992$24,247$22,616$21,092$19,668$15,507
8 years$22,514$20,785$19,180$17,693$16,317$12,371
9 years$19,810$18,097$16,520$15,071$13,741$10,007
10 years$17,647$15,951$14,402$12,991$11,708$8,182
11 years$15,880$14,201$12,680$11,306$10,069$6,744
12 years$14,408$12,746$11,253$9,917$8,726$5,596
13 years$13,163$11,518$10,054$8,755$7,609$4,668
14 years$12,097$10,470$9,033$7,772$6,670$3,910
15 years$11,174$9,564$8,156$6,931$5,873$3,287
16 years$10,367$8,775$7,394$6,206$5,190$2,771
17 years$9,656$8,082$6,729$5,576$4,602$2,342
18 years$9,024$7,468$6,142$5,025$4,092$1,983
19 years$8,460$6,921$5,623$4,541$3,647$1,682
20 years$7,953$6,431$5,161$4,112$3,258$1,429
21 years$7,495$5,991$4,747$3,732$2,915$1,215
22 years$7,078$5,592$4,375$3,394$2,613$1,035
23 years$6,699$5,230$4,039$3,091$2,346$881
24 years$6,352$4,900$3,736$2,819$2,108$752
25 years$6,033$4,599$3,460$2,574$1,897$641
26 years$5,739$4,322$3,209$2,354$1,709$547
27 years$5,467$4,067$2,980$2,154$1,541$467
28 years$5,215$3,833$2,770$1,974$1,390$399
29 years$4,981$3,616$2,578$1,810$1,255$341
30 years$4,763$3,415$2,401$1,661$1,134$292
31 years$4,560$3,228$2,239$1,526$1,026$249
32 years$4,369$3,054$2,089$1,402$928$213
33 years$4,191$2,893$1,950$1,289$840$182
34 years$4,023$2,741$1,822$1,186$760$156
35 years$3,865$2,600$1,704$1,092$688$133
36 years$3,716$2,468$1,594$1,006$624$114
37 years$3,576$2,344$1,492$927$565$98
38 years$3,444$2,228$1,397$854$513$84
39 years$3,318$2,118$1,309$788$465$72
40 years$3,199$2,015$1,227$726$422$61
41 years$3,086$1,918$1,150$670$382$52
42 years$2,979$1,827$1,079$619$347$45
43 years$2,877$1,741$1,012$571$315$38
44 years$2,780$1,659$950$527$286$33
45 years$2,688$1,582$892$487$260$28
46 years$2,600$1,510$838$450$236$24
47 years$2,516$1,441$787$416$214$21
48 years$2,435$1,375$740$384$194$18
49 years$2,358$1,313$695$355$177$15
50 years$2,285$1,254$654$328$160$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,340,000, adding $2,303 every year, while hoping to spend $39,586 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: 33/41/26 Blend
49$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000
50$2,581,056$2,457,036$2,420,766$2,645,709
51$2,802,204$2,535,311$2,459,742$2,773,049
52$3,044,583$2,616,095$2,498,697$2,906,488
53$3,310,316$2,699,470$2,537,589$3,049,519
54$3,601,742$2,785,517$2,576,372$3,203,017
55$3,921,437$2,874,325$2,614,999$3,367,943
56$4,272,240$2,965,983$2,653,417$3,545,354
57$4,657,274$3,060,583$2,691,573$3,736,412
58$5,079,985$3,158,220$2,729,409$3,942,394
59$5,544,163$3,258,992$2,766,864$4,164,706
60$6,053,987$3,363,002$2,803,873$4,404,893
61$6,614,059$3,470,355$2,840,368$4,664,657
62$7,229,450$3,581,159$2,876,277$4,945,867
63$7,905,744$3,695,526$2,911,523$5,250,584
64$8,649,095$3,813,572$2,946,024$5,581,072
65$9,466,282$3,935,416$2,979,695$5,939,827
66$10,364,775$4,061,183$3,012,447$6,329,592
67$11,352,801$4,191,000$3,044,182$6,753,390
68$12,439,426$4,324,999$3,074,802$7,214,548
69$13,634,639$4,463,316$3,104,200$7,716,727
70$14,949,446$4,606,091$3,132,264$8,263,962
71$16,395,970$4,753,471$3,158,876$8,860,692
72$17,987,574$4,905,606$3,183,913$9,511,808
73$19,738,976$5,062,650$3,207,243$10,222,694
74$21,666,396$5,224,764$3,228,731$10,999,282
75$23,787,706$5,392,115$3,248,230$11,848,102
76$26,122,596$5,564,873$3,265,590$12,776,349
77$28,692,764$5,743,215$3,280,651$13,791,946
78$31,522,118$5,927,325$3,293,245$14,903,622
79$34,637,001$6,117,390$3,303,195$16,120,991
80$38,066,440$6,313,607$3,310,317$17,454,643
81$41,842,420$6,516,177$3,314,416$18,916,244
82$46,000,186$6,725,309$3,315,288$20,518,648
83$50,578,575$6,941,219$3,312,720$22,276,012
84$55,620,379$7,164,129$3,306,486$24,203,934
85$61,172,756$7,394,269$3,296,351$26,319,599
86$67,287,666$7,631,877$3,282,068$28,641,941
87$74,022,369$7,877,200$3,263,379$31,191,817
88$81,439,960$8,130,492$3,240,011$33,992,210
89$89,609,965$8,392,015$3,211,680$37,068,441
90$98,608,999$8,662,042$3,178,089$40,448,409
91$108,521,488$8,940,852$3,138,926$44,162,852
92$119,440,463$9,228,737$3,093,863$48,245,641
93$131,468,441$9,525,997$3,042,559$52,734,093
94$144,718,393$9,832,941$2,984,655$57,669,330
95$159,314,804$10,149,891$2,919,777$63,096,659
96$175,394,857$10,477,178$2,847,532$69,066,005
97$193,109,718$10,815,146$2,767,510$75,632,380
98$212,625,970$11,164,148$2,679,282$82,856,400
99$234,127,179$11,524,552$2,582,398$90,804,858
100$257,815,633$11,896,737$2,476,390$99,551,356