Can I retire at age 50 with 2,860,000?

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 $2,860,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$236,176$234,072$232,020$230,017$228,060$223,000
2 years$116,919$114,741$112,631$110,585$108,600$103,528
3 years$77,172$74,985$72,880$70,853$68,900$63,975
4 years$57,302$55,122$53,038$51,045$49,140$44,400
5 years$45,383$43,216$41,159$39,208$37,356$32,814
6 years$37,440$35,289$33,263$31,355$29,558$25,219
7 years$31,769$29,636$27,642$25,779$24,039$19,903
8 years$27,517$25,403$23,442$21,625$19,943$16,009
9 years$24,212$22,118$20,191$18,420$16,794$13,060
10 years$21,569$19,496$17,603$15,878$14,310$10,771
11 years$19,408$17,356$15,497$13,819$12,307$8,958
12 years$17,609$15,578$13,753$12,121$10,665$7,502
13 years$16,088$14,078$12,288$10,701$9,300$6,316
14 years$14,785$12,796$11,041$9,499$8,152$5,342
15 years$13,657$11,690$9,968$8,471$7,178$4,535
16 years$12,671$10,725$9,038$7,585$6,344$3,862
17 years$11,802$9,878$8,224$6,815$5,625$3,297
18 years$11,030$9,127$7,507$6,142$5,001$2,821
19 years$10,340$8,459$6,873$5,550$4,458$2,418
20 years$9,720$7,861$6,307$5,026$3,982$2,076
21 years$9,160$7,322$5,802$4,562$3,563$1,784
22 years$8,651$6,835$5,347$4,148$3,194$1,536
23 years$8,188$6,392$4,937$3,777$2,867$1,323
24 years$7,763$5,989$4,566$3,445$2,577$1,140
25 years$7,374$5,621$4,229$3,146$2,319$984
26 years$7,014$5,282$3,922$2,877$2,089$849
27 years$6,682$4,971$3,642$2,633$1,883$734
28 years$6,374$4,684$3,386$2,413$1,699$634
29 years$6,088$4,419$3,151$2,212$1,534$548
30 years$5,822$4,174$2,935$2,030$1,386$474
31 years$5,573$3,945$2,736$1,865$1,253$410
32 years$5,340$3,733$2,553$1,714$1,134$355
33 years$5,122$3,535$2,384$1,576$1,026$307
34 years$4,917$3,351$2,227$1,450$929$266
35 years$4,724$3,178$2,082$1,335$841$230
36 years$4,542$3,016$1,948$1,229$762$199
37 years$4,371$2,865$1,823$1,133$691$172
38 years$4,209$2,723$1,707$1,044$626$149
39 years$4,055$2,589$1,599$963$568$129
40 years$3,910$2,463$1,499$888$515$112
41 years$3,772$2,345$1,406$819$467$97
42 years$3,641$2,233$1,319$756$424$84
43 years$3,517$2,128$1,237$698$385$73
44 years$3,398$2,028$1,162$644$349$63
45 years$3,285$1,934$1,091$595$317$55
46 years$3,177$1,845$1,024$550$288$47
47 years$3,075$1,761$962$508$262$41
48 years$2,976$1,681$904$469$238$36
49 years$2,882$1,605$850$434$216$31
50 years$2,792$1,533$799$401$196$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,860,000, adding $3,353 every year, while hoping to spend $25,565 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: 36/39/25 Blend
49$2,860,000$2,860,000$2,860,000$2,860,000
50$3,155,179$3,003,599$2,959,269$3,244,904
51$3,449,806$3,123,574$3,031,203$3,431,426
52$3,773,628$3,248,571$3,104,691$3,630,073
53$4,129,597$3,378,810$3,179,756$3,844,026
54$4,520,962$3,514,518$3,256,425$4,074,676
55$4,951,307$3,655,936$3,334,721$4,323,548
56$5,424,577$3,803,313$3,414,671$4,592,316
57$5,945,119$3,956,911$3,496,298$4,882,819
58$6,517,725$4,117,004$3,579,628$5,197,075
59$7,147,672$4,283,876$3,664,684$5,537,302
60$7,840,776$4,457,827$3,751,492$5,905,935
61$8,603,443$4,639,169$3,840,076$6,305,649
62$9,442,734$4,828,228$3,930,458$6,739,386
63$10,366,428$5,025,346$4,022,663$7,210,378
64$11,383,095$5,230,879$4,116,714$7,722,176
65$12,502,180$5,445,202$4,212,633$8,278,686
66$13,734,089$5,668,703$4,310,443$8,884,202
67$15,090,288$5,901,792$4,410,165$9,543,446
68$16,583,412$6,144,894$4,511,820$10,261,610
69$18,227,384$6,398,457$4,615,430$11,044,404
70$20,037,542$6,662,947$4,721,012$11,898,112
71$22,030,793$6,938,853$4,828,587$12,829,644
72$24,225,762$7,226,685$4,938,173$13,846,603
73$26,642,974$7,526,977$5,049,786$14,957,356
74$29,305,046$7,840,288$5,163,443$16,171,107
75$32,236,902$8,167,203$5,279,159$17,497,987
76$35,466,003$8,508,333$5,396,948$18,949,145
77$39,022,612$8,864,318$5,516,823$20,536,852
78$42,940,076$9,235,827$5,638,794$22,274,614
79$47,255,141$9,623,560$5,762,871$24,177,298
80$52,008,302$10,028,251$5,889,063$26,261,271
81$57,244,179$10,450,665$6,017,377$28,544,550
82$63,011,942$10,891,605$6,147,816$31,046,972
83$69,365,777$11,351,909$6,280,384$33,790,376
84$76,365,390$11,832,458$6,415,082$36,798,811
85$84,076,581$12,334,168$6,551,908$40,098,755
86$92,571,853$12,858,003$6,690,857$43,719,364
87$101,931,105$13,404,969$6,831,925$47,692,748
88$112,242,385$13,976,120$6,975,101$52,054,263
89$123,602,716$14,572,557$7,120,375$56,842,850
90$136,119,016$15,195,436$7,267,730$62,101,395
91$149,909,107$15,845,963$7,417,150$67,877,127
92$165,102,824$16,525,404$7,568,614$74,222,070
93$181,843,245$17,235,082$7,722,095$81,193,517
94$200,288,037$17,976,381$7,877,566$88,854,580
95$220,610,946$18,750,753$8,034,993$97,274,772
96$243,003,437$19,559,715$8,194,341$106,530,663
97$267,676,504$20,404,857$8,355,567$116,706,597
98$294,862,655$21,287,843$8,518,626$127,895,484
99$324,818,112$22,210,414$8,683,467$140,199,673
100$357,825,229$23,174,394$8,850,033$153,731,911