Can I retire at age 50 with 4,500,000?

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 $4,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$347,907
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$159,957
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$97,847
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$67,191
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$49,112
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$37,314
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$29,101
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$23,121
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$18,624
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$15,159
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$12,440
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$10,275
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$8,530
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$7,111
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$5,949
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$4,990
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$4,196
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$3,534
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$2,982
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$2,520
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$2,131
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$1,804
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$1,529
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$1,296
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$1,100
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$934
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$793
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$673
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$572
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$486
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$413
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$351
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$299
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$254
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$216
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$184
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$156
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$133
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$113
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$96
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$82
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$70
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$59
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$50
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$43
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$37
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$31
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$26
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$23
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $4,500,000, adding $5,841 every year, while hoping to spend $31,536 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: 70/12/18 Blend
49$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
50$4,965,025$4,726,525$4,656,775$5,290,793
51$5,437,903$4,924,571$4,779,223$5,706,578
52$5,957,959$5,131,264$4,904,716$6,157,200
53$6,529,969$5,346,994$5,033,323$6,649,621
54$7,159,200$5,572,171$5,165,113$7,187,966
55$7,851,453$5,807,222$5,300,158$7,776,777
56$8,613,118$6,052,593$5,438,531$8,421,054
57$9,451,240$6,308,753$5,580,305$9,126,304
58$10,373,577$6,576,193$5,725,556$9,898,586
59$11,388,678$6,855,423$5,874,359$10,744,577
60$12,505,966$7,146,981$6,026,792$11,671,624
61$13,735,820$7,451,428$6,182,935$12,687,820
62$15,089,677$7,769,352$6,342,867$13,802,078
63$16,580,141$8,101,368$6,506,671$15,024,213
64$18,221,099$8,448,118$6,674,428$16,365,032
65$20,027,853$8,810,278$6,846,223$17,836,442
66$22,017,264$9,188,552$7,022,141$19,451,553
67$24,207,913$9,583,678$7,202,270$21,224,807
68$26,620,271$9,996,429$7,386,698$23,172,111
69$29,276,899$10,427,615$7,575,512$25,310,986
70$32,202,656$10,878,081$7,768,805$27,660,731
71$35,424,934$11,348,715$7,966,668$30,242,608
72$38,973,920$11,840,444$8,169,194$33,080,034
73$42,882,875$12,354,241$8,376,477$36,198,809
74$47,188,453$12,891,123$8,588,613$39,627,352
75$51,931,042$13,452,156$8,805,699$43,396,972
76$57,155,151$14,038,454$9,027,832$47,542,161
77$62,909,823$14,651,185$9,255,112$52,100,918
78$69,249,105$15,291,573$9,487,638$57,115,107
79$76,232,552$15,960,898$9,725,512$62,630,847
80$83,925,792$16,660,501$9,968,836$68,698,953
81$92,401,143$17,391,787$10,217,713$75,375,409
82$101,738,301$18,156,225$10,472,247$82,721,894
83$112,025,084$18,955,357$10,732,544$90,806,367
84$123,358,268$19,790,795$10,998,709$99,703,702
85$135,844,496$20,664,228$11,270,850$109,496,397
86$149,601,284$21,577,425$11,549,074$120,275,348
87$164,758,135$22,532,239$11,833,488$132,140,705
88$181,457,757$23,530,611$12,124,202$145,202,819
89$199,857,411$24,574,573$12,421,325$159,583,277
90$220,130,395$25,666,255$12,724,968$175,416,051
91$242,467,680$26,807,887$13,035,239$192,848,756
92$267,079,714$28,001,804$13,352,250$212,044,047
93$294,198,406$29,250,453$13,676,111$233,181,148
94$324,079,316$30,556,398$14,006,933$256,457,541
95$357,004,068$31,922,323$14,344,827$282,090,830
96$393,283,007$33,351,041$14,689,904$310,320,790
97$433,258,131$34,845,499$15,042,272$341,411,630
98$477,306,315$36,408,784$15,402,044$375,654,480
99$525,842,874$38,044,129$15,769,327$413,370,143
100$579,325,478$39,754,923$16,144,230$454,912,112