Can I retire at age 50 with 2,980,000?

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 $2,980,000?

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$246,086$243,894$241,755$239,668$237,629$236,132
2 years$121,825$119,556$117,357$115,225$113,157$111,646
3 years$80,410$78,131$75,938$73,826$71,791$70,314
4 years$59,706$57,435$55,263$53,187$51,202$49,770
5 years$47,287$45,029$42,886$40,853$38,923$37,541
6 years$39,011$36,770$34,659$32,670$30,799$29,467
7 years$33,101$30,879$28,801$26,860$25,047$23,768
8 years$28,671$26,469$24,426$22,532$20,779$19,551
9 years$25,228$23,046$21,038$19,193$17,499$16,323
10 years$22,474$20,314$18,341$16,544$14,910$13,785
11 years$20,223$18,084$16,148$14,398$12,823$11,748
12 years$18,348$16,232$14,331$12,629$11,112$10,086
13 years$16,763$14,669$12,803$11,150$9,690$8,712
14 years$15,405$13,333$11,504$9,898$8,494$7,563
15 years$14,230$12,180$10,386$8,827$7,479$6,594
16 years$13,203$11,175$9,417$7,903$6,610$5,769
17 years$12,297$10,292$8,569$7,101$5,861$5,063
18 years$11,493$9,510$7,822$6,400$5,211$4,455
19 years$10,774$8,814$7,161$5,783$4,645$3,929
20 years$10,128$8,190$6,572$5,237$4,149$3,472
21 years$9,544$7,629$6,045$4,753$3,713$3,074
22 years$9,014$7,121$5,571$4,322$3,328$2,725
23 years$8,531$6,661$5,144$3,936$2,987$2,419
24 years$8,089$6,240$4,757$3,590$2,685$2,150
25 years$7,683$5,856$4,406$3,278$2,416$1,912
26 years$7,309$5,504$4,087$2,998$2,176$1,703
27 years$6,963$5,180$3,795$2,744$1,962$1,517
28 years$6,642$4,881$3,528$2,514$1,771$1,353
29 years$6,344$4,605$3,283$2,305$1,599$1,207
30 years$6,066$4,349$3,058$2,116$1,445$1,078
31 years$5,807$4,111$2,851$1,943$1,306$963
32 years$5,564$3,890$2,660$1,786$1,181$860
33 years$5,337$3,684$2,484$1,642$1,069$769
34 years$5,123$3,491$2,320$1,511$968$688
35 years$4,922$3,311$2,169$1,391$877$615
36 years$4,733$3,143$2,029$1,281$794$550
37 years$4,554$2,985$1,900$1,180$720$493
38 years$4,385$2,837$1,779$1,088$653$441
39 years$4,226$2,698$1,667$1,003$592$395
40 years$4,074$2,567$1,562$925$537$354
41 years$3,930$2,443$1,465$854$487$317
42 years$3,794$2,327$1,374$788$442$284
43 years$3,664$2,217$1,289$727$401$254
44 years$3,541$2,113$1,210$671$364$228
45 years$3,423$2,015$1,136$620$331$204
46 years$3,311$1,922$1,067$573$300$183
47 years$3,204$1,835$1,003$529$273$164
48 years$3,101$1,751$942$489$247$147
49 years$3,003$1,672$886$452$225$132
50 years$2,910$1,598$833$418$204$118

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,980,000, adding $6,581 every year, while hoping to spend $38,406 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: 86/7/7 Blend
49$2,980,000$2,980,000$2,980,000$2,980,000
50$3,290,748$3,132,808$3,086,618$3,571,417
51$3,585,541$3,245,452$3,149,156$3,868,049
52$3,909,115$3,362,328$3,212,502$4,187,992
53$4,264,366$3,483,604$3,276,642$4,538,340
54$4,654,483$3,609,452$3,341,562$4,922,128
55$5,082,980$3,740,055$3,407,243$5,342,696
56$5,553,726$3,875,599$3,473,667$5,803,726
57$6,070,984$4,016,282$3,540,814$6,309,271
58$6,639,453$4,162,308$3,608,660$6,863,796
59$7,264,306$4,313,890$3,677,179$7,472,219
60$7,951,245$4,471,250$3,746,343$8,139,957
61$8,706,549$4,634,619$3,816,123$8,872,978
62$9,537,140$4,804,238$3,886,486$9,677,855
63$10,450,640$4,980,357$3,957,395$10,561,829
64$11,455,449$5,163,239$4,028,812$11,532,877
65$12,560,823$5,353,155$4,100,695$12,599,788
66$13,776,957$5,550,391$4,172,999$13,772,242
67$15,115,088$5,755,241$4,245,675$15,060,907
68$16,587,594$5,968,014$4,318,672$16,477,533
69$18,208,114$6,189,033$4,391,934$18,035,066
70$19,991,678$6,418,632$4,465,400$19,747,770
71$21,954,845$6,657,161$4,539,007$21,631,360
72$24,115,862$6,904,984$4,612,686$23,703,150
73$26,494,834$7,162,482$4,686,365$25,982,219
74$29,113,914$7,430,051$4,759,965$28,489,583
75$31,997,513$7,708,103$4,833,404$31,248,404
76$35,172,530$7,997,071$4,906,593$34,284,198
77$38,668,603$8,297,403$4,979,440$37,625,081
78$42,518,393$8,609,568$5,051,843$41,302,034
79$46,757,888$8,934,055$5,123,699$45,349,192
80$51,426,743$9,271,375$5,194,894$49,804,166
81$56,568,658$9,622,059$5,265,309$54,708,403
82$62,231,784$9,986,663$5,334,820$60,107,567
83$68,469,183$10,365,766$5,403,293$66,051,981
84$75,339,323$10,759,973$5,470,588$72,597,090
85$82,906,636$11,169,913$5,536,554$79,803,993
86$91,242,120$11,596,246$5,601,035$87,740,013
87$100,424,012$12,039,658$5,663,866$96,479,337
88$110,538,525$12,500,865$5,724,869$106,103,711
89$121,680,664$12,980,616$5,783,862$116,703,214
90$133,955,118$13,479,693$5,840,647$128,377,106
91$147,477,251$13,998,909$5,895,020$141,234,765
92$162,374,191$14,539,117$5,946,764$155,396,721
93$178,786,029$15,101,204$5,995,651$170,995,787
94$196,867,139$15,686,097$6,041,440$188,178,321
95$216,787,637$16,294,766$6,083,879$207,105,597
96$238,734,988$16,928,222$6,122,700$227,955,334
97$262,915,771$17,587,519$6,157,625$250,923,371
98$289,557,634$18,273,761$6,188,360$276,225,513
99$318,911,437$18,988,100$6,214,594$304,099,567
100$351,253,623$19,731,737$6,236,003$334,807,592