Can I retire at age 50 with 2,480,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $2,480,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$204,796$202,972$201,192$199,455$197,759$196,512
2 years$101,384$99,496$97,666$95,892$94,171$92,914
3 years$66,918$65,022$63,196$61,439$59,746$58,517
4 years$49,688$47,798$45,991$44,263$42,611$41,420
5 years$39,353$37,474$35,691$33,998$32,392$31,242
6 years$32,465$30,600$28,843$27,189$25,631$24,523
7 years$27,548$25,698$23,969$22,353$20,845$19,780
8 years$23,861$22,028$20,328$18,752$17,293$16,271
9 years$20,995$19,179$17,508$15,972$14,563$13,584
10 years$18,703$16,906$15,264$13,768$12,408$11,472
11 years$16,830$15,050$13,438$11,983$10,672$9,777
12 years$15,270$13,508$11,926$10,510$9,248$8,394
13 years$13,950$12,207$10,655$9,279$8,064$7,250
14 years$12,821$11,096$9,574$8,237$7,069$6,294
15 years$11,842$10,137$8,644$7,346$6,224$5,487
16 years$10,987$9,300$7,837$6,577$5,501$4,801
17 years$10,234$8,565$7,131$5,910$4,878$4,214
18 years$9,564$7,915$6,510$5,326$4,337$3,708
19 years$8,966$7,335$5,959$4,812$3,866$3,270
20 years$8,429$6,816$5,469$4,359$3,453$2,890
21 years$7,943$6,349$5,031$3,956$3,090$2,558
22 years$7,502$5,927$4,637$3,597$2,770$2,268
23 years$7,100$5,543$4,281$3,275$2,486$2,013
24 years$6,732$5,193$3,959$2,987$2,235$1,789
25 years$6,394$4,874$3,667$2,728$2,011$1,591
26 years$6,082$4,581$3,401$2,495$1,811$1,417
27 years$5,794$4,311$3,158$2,283$1,633$1,263
28 years$5,527$4,062$2,936$2,092$1,474$1,126
29 years$5,279$3,832$2,732$1,918$1,331$1,005
30 years$5,048$3,619$2,545$1,761$1,202$897
31 years$4,832$3,421$2,373$1,617$1,087$801
32 years$4,631$3,237$2,214$1,486$983$716
33 years$4,441$3,066$2,067$1,367$890$640
34 years$4,264$2,905$1,931$1,257$806$572
35 years$4,096$2,756$1,805$1,157$730$512
36 years$3,939$2,616$1,689$1,066$661$458
37 years$3,790$2,484$1,581$982$599$410
38 years$3,650$2,361$1,480$905$543$367
39 years$3,517$2,245$1,387$835$493$329
40 years$3,391$2,136$1,300$770$447$294
41 years$3,271$2,033$1,219$710$405$264
42 years$3,157$1,936$1,143$656$368$236
43 years$3,049$1,845$1,073$605$334$212
44 years$2,947$1,759$1,007$559$303$190
45 years$2,849$1,677$946$516$275$170
46 years$2,755$1,600$888$477$250$152
47 years$2,666$1,527$834$440$227$136
48 years$2,581$1,457$784$407$206$122
49 years$2,499$1,392$737$376$187$110
50 years$2,421$1,330$693$348$170$98

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,480,000, adding $6,322 every year, while hoping to spend $55,266 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: 41/47/12 Blend
49$2,480,000$2,480,000$2,480,000$2,480,000
50$2,739,481$2,608,041$2,569,601$2,841,828
51$2,960,106$2,677,033$2,596,880$2,983,407
52$3,201,382$2,747,552$2,623,221$3,130,583
53$3,465,357$2,819,617$2,648,533$3,288,653
54$3,754,287$2,893,242$2,672,723$3,458,633
55$4,070,655$2,968,441$2,695,690$3,641,638
56$4,417,196$3,045,229$2,717,329$3,838,899
57$4,796,921$3,123,616$2,737,531$4,051,768
58$5,213,146$3,203,613$2,756,178$4,281,734
59$5,669,526$3,285,228$2,773,148$4,530,437
60$6,170,082$3,368,469$2,788,313$4,799,683
61$6,719,246$3,453,340$2,801,537$5,091,459
62$7,321,899$3,539,843$2,812,679$5,407,954
63$7,983,417$3,627,980$2,821,588$5,751,580
64$8,709,723$3,717,749$2,828,108$6,124,991
65$9,507,340$3,809,143$2,832,075$6,531,114
66$10,383,454$3,902,157$2,833,315$6,973,169
67$11,345,982$3,996,779$2,831,648$7,454,706
68$12,403,647$4,092,995$2,826,882$7,979,636
69$13,566,054$4,190,787$2,818,818$8,552,266
70$14,843,790$4,290,134$2,807,247$9,177,341
71$16,248,516$4,391,010$2,791,949$9,860,092
72$17,793,080$4,493,385$2,772,694$10,606,280
73$19,491,637$4,597,224$2,749,242$11,422,254
74$21,359,782$4,702,485$2,721,340$12,315,008
75$23,414,697$4,809,125$2,688,722$13,292,252
76$25,675,315$4,917,091$2,651,113$14,362,479
77$28,162,494$5,026,325$2,608,222$15,535,049
78$30,899,216$5,136,763$2,559,746$16,820,278
79$33,910,805$5,248,333$2,505,366$18,229,532
80$37,225,162$5,360,956$2,444,751$19,775,338
81$40,873,030$5,474,544$2,377,551$21,471,499
82$44,888,284$5,589,002$2,303,404$23,333,230
83$49,308,249$5,704,223$2,221,928$25,377,295
84$54,174,054$5,820,093$2,132,726$27,622,172
85$59,531,016$5,936,487$2,035,381$30,088,222
86$65,429,071$6,053,266$1,929,458$32,797,887
87$71,923,243$6,170,283$1,814,502$35,775,898
88$79,074,164$6,287,377$1,690,038$39,049,511
89$86,948,644$6,404,373$1,555,569$42,648,766
90$95,620,301$6,521,083$1,410,576$46,606,768
91$105,170,258$6,637,303$1,254,517$50,960,003
92$115,687,907$6,752,813$1,086,825$55,748,681
93$127,271,749$6,867,377$906,910$61,017,118
94$140,030,330$6,980,741$714,154$66,814,155
95$154,083,257$7,092,630$507,911$73,193,619
96$169,562,332$7,202,752$287,509$80,214,833
97$186,612,794$7,310,791$52,245$87,943,177
98$205,394,689$7,416,410$0$96,450,706
99$226,084,380$7,519,247$0$105,842,289
100$248,876,212$7,618,915$0$116,188,781