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

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 $2,480,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$204,796$202,972$201,192$199,455$197,759$191,967
2 years$101,384$99,496$97,666$95,892$94,171$88,382
3 years$66,918$65,022$63,196$61,439$59,746$54,142
4 years$49,688$47,798$45,991$44,263$42,611$37,236
5 years$39,353$37,474$35,691$33,998$32,392$27,260
6 years$32,465$30,600$28,843$27,189$25,631$20,746
7 years$27,548$25,698$23,969$22,353$20,845$16,207
8 years$23,861$22,028$20,328$18,752$17,293$12,899
9 years$20,995$19,179$17,508$15,972$14,563$10,409
10 years$18,703$16,906$15,264$13,768$12,408$8,489
11 years$16,830$15,050$13,438$11,983$10,672$6,980
12 years$15,270$13,508$11,926$10,510$9,248$5,776
13 years$13,950$12,207$10,655$9,279$8,064$4,805
14 years$12,821$11,096$9,574$8,237$7,069$4,014
15 years$11,842$10,137$8,644$7,346$6,224$3,365
16 years$10,987$9,300$7,837$6,577$5,501$2,829
17 years$10,234$8,565$7,131$5,910$4,878$2,384
18 years$9,564$7,915$6,510$5,326$4,337$2,013
19 years$8,966$7,335$5,959$4,812$3,866$1,702
20 years$8,429$6,816$5,469$4,359$3,453$1,441
21 years$7,943$6,349$5,031$3,956$3,090$1,222
22 years$7,502$5,927$4,637$3,597$2,770$1,037
23 years$7,100$5,543$4,281$3,275$2,486$881
24 years$6,732$5,193$3,959$2,987$2,235$749
25 years$6,394$4,874$3,667$2,728$2,011$637
26 years$6,082$4,581$3,401$2,495$1,811$542
27 years$5,794$4,311$3,158$2,283$1,633$461
28 years$5,527$4,062$2,936$2,092$1,474$393
29 years$5,279$3,832$2,732$1,918$1,331$334
30 years$5,048$3,619$2,545$1,761$1,202$285
31 years$4,832$3,421$2,373$1,617$1,087$243
32 years$4,631$3,237$2,214$1,486$983$207
33 years$4,441$3,066$2,067$1,367$890$176
34 years$4,264$2,905$1,931$1,257$806$150
35 years$4,096$2,756$1,805$1,157$730$128
36 years$3,939$2,616$1,689$1,066$661$109
37 years$3,790$2,484$1,581$982$599$93
38 years$3,650$2,361$1,480$905$543$80
39 years$3,517$2,245$1,387$835$493$68
40 years$3,391$2,136$1,300$770$447$58
41 years$3,271$2,033$1,219$710$405$49
42 years$3,157$1,936$1,143$656$368$42
43 years$3,049$1,845$1,073$605$334$36
44 years$2,947$1,759$1,007$559$303$31
45 years$2,849$1,677$946$516$275$26
46 years$2,755$1,600$888$477$250$22
47 years$2,666$1,527$834$440$227$19
48 years$2,581$1,457$784$407$206$16
49 years$2,499$1,392$737$376$187$14
50 years$2,421$1,330$693$348$170$12

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 $3,500 every year, while hoping to spend $27,823 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: 26/45/29 Blend
49$2,480,000$2,480,000$2,480,000$2,480,000
50$2,736,570$2,605,130$2,566,690$2,782,899
51$2,986,097$2,703,178$2,623,071$2,919,511
52$3,260,143$2,805,098$2,680,408$3,063,381
53$3,561,180$2,911,050$2,738,704$3,217,177
54$3,891,930$3,021,201$2,797,960$3,381,758
55$4,255,393$3,135,727$2,858,178$3,558,067
56$4,654,874$3,254,808$2,919,358$3,747,137
57$5,094,013$3,378,636$2,981,499$3,950,100
58$5,576,821$3,507,408$3,044,598$4,168,198
59$6,107,717$3,641,331$3,108,652$4,402,794
60$6,691,569$3,780,621$3,173,656$4,655,384
61$7,333,742$3,925,503$3,239,606$4,927,609
62$8,040,144$4,076,214$3,306,494$5,221,271
63$8,817,288$4,232,997$3,374,310$5,538,350
64$9,672,347$4,396,110$3,443,046$5,881,019
65$10,613,227$4,565,820$3,512,688$6,251,666
66$11,648,637$4,742,406$3,583,224$6,652,914
67$12,788,174$4,926,160$3,654,638$7,087,646
68$14,042,412$5,117,386$3,726,913$7,559,029
69$15,423,003$5,316,403$3,800,029$8,070,548
70$16,942,784$5,523,541$3,873,965$8,626,030
71$18,615,902$5,739,149$3,948,697$9,229,685
72$20,457,944$5,963,587$4,024,198$9,886,143
73$22,486,085$6,197,234$4,100,440$10,600,494
74$24,719,252$6,440,485$4,177,391$11,378,339
75$27,178,300$6,693,752$4,255,017$12,225,837
76$29,886,207$6,957,466$4,333,280$13,149,763
77$32,868,295$7,232,078$4,412,141$14,157,576
78$36,152,468$7,518,056$4,491,554$15,257,476
79$39,769,473$7,815,894$4,571,474$16,458,493
80$43,753,189$8,126,103$4,651,849$17,770,561
81$48,140,953$8,449,220$4,732,624$19,204,614
82$52,973,904$8,785,806$4,813,741$20,772,685
83$58,297,377$9,136,445$4,895,136$22,488,024
84$64,161,328$9,501,750$4,976,742$24,365,210
85$70,620,807$9,882,359$5,058,486$26,420,299
86$77,736,477$10,278,942$5,140,293$28,670,962
87$85,575,184$10,692,197$5,222,079$31,136,658
88$94,210,591$11,122,852$5,303,757$33,838,812
89$103,723,871$11,571,673$5,385,233$36,801,014
90$114,204,476$12,039,455$5,466,408$40,049,239
91$125,750,977$12,527,032$5,547,178$43,612,094
92$138,471,997$13,035,277$5,627,428$47,521,078
93$152,487,235$13,565,100$5,707,041$51,810,882
94$167,928,597$14,117,454$5,785,891$56,519,712
95$184,941,439$14,693,334$5,863,844$61,689,645
96$203,685,941$15,293,783$5,940,758$67,367,027
97$224,338,618$15,919,889$6,016,483$73,602,900
98$247,093,983$16,572,790$6,090,862$80,453,489
99$272,166,390$17,253,677$6,163,727$87,980,719
100$299,792,050$17,963,796$6,234,900$96,252,808