Can I retire at age 50 with 549,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $549,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$45,336$44,932$44,538$44,154$43,778$43,177
2 years$22,444$22,026$21,620$21,228$20,847$20,243
3 years$14,814$14,394$13,990$13,601$13,226$12,637
4 years$11,000$10,581$10,181$9,799$9,433$8,864
5 years$8,712$8,296$7,901$7,526$7,171$6,623
6 years$7,187$6,774$6,385$6,019$5,674$5,149
7 years$6,098$5,689$5,306$4,948$4,614$4,112
8 years$5,282$4,876$4,500$4,151$3,828$3,348
9 years$4,648$4,246$3,876$3,536$3,224$2,765
10 years$4,140$3,742$3,379$3,048$2,747$2,310
11 years$3,726$3,332$2,975$2,653$2,362$1,947
12 years$3,380$2,990$2,640$2,327$2,047$1,653
13 years$3,088$2,702$2,359$2,054$1,785$1,411
14 years$2,838$2,456$2,119$1,823$1,565$1,210
15 years$2,622$2,244$1,913$1,626$1,378$1,043
16 years$2,432$2,059$1,735$1,456$1,218$901
17 years$2,265$1,896$1,579$1,308$1,080$781
18 years$2,117$1,752$1,441$1,179$960$678
19 years$1,985$1,624$1,319$1,065$856$591
20 years$1,866$1,509$1,211$965$764$515
21 years$1,758$1,405$1,114$876$684$450
22 years$1,661$1,312$1,026$796$613$393
23 years$1,572$1,227$948$725$550$344
24 years$1,490$1,150$876$661$495$302
25 years$1,415$1,079$812$604$445$265
26 years$1,346$1,014$753$552$401$232
27 years$1,283$954$699$505$362$204
28 years$1,224$899$650$463$326$179
29 years$1,169$848$605$425$295$158
30 years$1,118$801$563$390$266$139
31 years$1,070$757$525$358$241$122
32 years$1,025$717$490$329$218$108
33 years$983$679$458$303$197$95
34 years$944$643$427$278$178$83
35 years$907$610$400$256$162$74
36 years$872$579$374$236$146$65
37 years$839$550$350$217$133$57
38 years$808$523$328$200$120$50
39 years$778$497$307$185$109$44
40 years$751$473$288$170$99$39
41 years$724$450$270$157$90$35
42 years$699$429$253$145$81$30
43 years$675$408$238$134$74$27
44 years$652$389$223$124$67$24
45 years$631$371$209$114$61$21
46 years$610$354$197$106$55$18
47 years$590$338$185$97$50$16
48 years$571$323$174$90$46$14
49 years$553$308$163$83$41$13
50 years$536$294$153$77$38$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $549,000, adding $4,709 every year, while hoping to spend $29,308 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: 65/20/15 Blend
49$549,000$549,000$549,000$549,000
50$609,855$580,758$572,249$647,001
51$640,877$578,032$560,236$669,712
52$674,081$574,190$546,838$690,692
53$709,658$569,146$531,978$712,896
54$747,819$562,810$515,575$736,444
55$788,794$555,086$497,545$761,466
56$832,837$545,871$477,798$788,110
57$880,225$535,057$456,243$816,537
58$931,264$522,530$432,783$846,927
59$986,288$508,170$407,316$879,478
60$1,045,666$491,846$379,738$914,413
61$1,109,801$473,424$349,936$951,973
62$1,179,139$452,760$317,798$992,431
63$1,254,168$429,702$283,200$1,036,085
64$1,335,424$404,089$246,019$1,083,267
65$1,423,499$375,751$206,122$1,134,344
66$1,519,041$344,507$163,372$1,189,722
67$1,622,764$310,169$117,626$1,249,849
68$1,735,453$272,535$68,734$1,315,224
69$1,857,973$231,392$16,539$1,386,397
70$1,991,273$186,517$0$1,463,976
71$2,136,398$137,672$0$1,554,901
72$2,294,500$84,607$0$1,656,881
73$2,466,844$27,059$0$1,768,118
74$2,654,825$0$0$1,889,552
75$2,859,974$0$0$2,029,977
76$3,083,981$0$0$2,189,846
77$3,328,704$0$0$2,364,536
78$3,596,188$0$0$2,555,511
79$3,888,687$0$0$2,764,384
80$4,208,679$0$0$2,992,930
81$4,558,896$0$0$3,243,106
82$4,942,345$0$0$3,517,063
83$5,362,336$0$0$3,817,174
84$5,822,516$0$0$4,146,050
85$6,326,902$0$0$4,506,565
86$6,879,914$0$0$4,901,888
87$7,486,426$0$0$5,335,508
88$8,151,802$0$0$5,811,265
89$8,881,952$0$0$6,333,394
90$9,683,385$0$0$6,906,555
91$10,563,272$0$0$7,535,883
92$11,529,510$0$0$8,227,037
93$12,590,802$0$0$8,986,246
94$13,756,732$0$0$9,820,377
95$15,037,860$0$0$10,736,991
96$16,445,817$0$0$11,744,420
97$17,993,420$0$0$12,851,843
98$19,694,788$0$0$14,069,372
99$21,565,476$0$0$15,408,148
100$23,622,621$0$0$16,880,446