Can I retire at age 50 with 5,800,000?

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 $5,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$478,959$474,692$470,530$466,467$462,500$451,686
2 years$237,108$232,692$228,413$224,263$220,238$209,405
3 years$156,502$152,067$147,798$143,688$139,728$129,214
4 years$116,207$111,785$107,559$103,519$99,655$89,541
5 years$92,036$87,641$83,470$79,512$75,756$66,070
6 years$75,927$71,566$67,456$63,587$59,943$50,696
7 years$64,426$60,101$56,057$52,278$48,750$39,942
8 years$55,803$51,517$47,540$43,855$40,443$32,071
9 years$49,101$44,855$40,947$37,355$34,059$26,116
10 years$43,742$39,538$35,698$32,200$29,020$21,498
11 years$39,360$35,198$31,428$28,024$24,958$17,847
12 years$35,711$31,592$27,892$24,580$21,628$14,916
13 years$32,626$28,550$24,919$21,701$18,860$12,534
14 years$29,984$25,951$22,390$19,264$16,533$10,579
15 years$27,696$23,707$20,215$17,180$14,557$8,962
16 years$25,696$21,750$18,328$15,383$12,865$7,616
17 years$23,933$20,031$16,678$13,821$11,407$6,488
18 years$22,368$18,510$15,225$12,456$10,143$5,539
19 years$20,970$17,155$13,938$11,255$9,040$4,737
20 years$19,712$15,941$12,791$10,193$8,075$4,057
21 years$18,576$14,848$11,765$9,251$7,226$3,480
22 years$17,545$13,860$10,844$8,411$6,477$2,988
23 years$16,605$12,963$10,012$7,660$5,814$2,568
24 years$15,744$12,146$9,260$6,987$5,226$2,208
25 years$14,953$11,398$8,576$6,381$4,703$1,901
26 years$14,225$10,713$7,954$5,834$4,236$1,637
27 years$13,551$10,082$7,386$5,340$3,819$1,410
28 years$12,927$9,500$6,866$4,893$3,446$1,216
29 years$12,347$8,962$6,390$4,487$3,112$1,048
30 years$11,806$8,464$5,952$4,118$2,812$904
31 years$11,302$8,001$5,549$3,782$2,542$780
32 years$10,830$7,571$5,177$3,476$2,299$673
33 years$10,387$7,170$4,834$3,196$2,081$581
34 years$9,971$6,795$4,516$2,941$1,884$502
35 years$9,580$6,445$4,222$2,707$1,706$433
36 years$9,212$6,117$3,950$2,493$1,546$374
37 years$8,864$5,810$3,697$2,297$1,401$323
38 years$8,535$5,522$3,462$2,117$1,270$279
39 years$8,224$5,250$3,244$1,952$1,152$241
40 years$7,930$4,995$3,040$1,801$1,045$208
41 years$7,650$4,755$2,851$1,661$948$180
42 years$7,384$4,529$2,674$1,533$860$155
43 years$7,132$4,315$2,509$1,415$781$134
44 years$6,891$4,113$2,355$1,307$709$116
45 years$6,662$3,922$2,212$1,207$643$100
46 years$6,444$3,742$2,077$1,115$584$87
47 years$6,235$3,571$1,952$1,030$530$75
48 years$6,036$3,409$1,834$952$482$65
49 years$5,845$3,255$1,724$880$437$56
50 years$5,663$3,109$1,621$813$397$48

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $5,800,000, adding $6,174 every year, while hoping to spend $21,213 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: 43/43/14 Blend
49$5,800,000$5,800,000$5,800,000$5,800,000
50$6,397,968$6,090,568$6,000,668$6,646,807
51$7,027,991$6,366,436$6,179,120$7,097,620
52$7,721,564$6,655,110$6,362,840$7,583,121
53$8,485,149$6,957,195$6,551,980$8,108,633
54$9,325,863$7,273,327$6,746,700$8,677,838
55$10,251,550$7,604,168$6,947,163$9,294,775
56$11,270,851$7,950,416$7,153,536$9,963,880
57$12,393,291$8,312,800$7,365,993$10,690,018
58$13,629,364$8,692,084$7,584,711$11,478,533
59$14,990,633$9,089,069$7,809,872$12,335,292
60$16,489,840$9,504,596$8,041,665$13,266,740
61$18,141,026$9,939,544$8,280,284$14,279,954
62$19,959,664$10,394,835$8,525,926$15,382,711
63$21,962,802$10,871,435$8,778,798$16,583,556
64$24,169,230$11,370,356$9,039,109$17,891,878
65$26,599,649$11,892,661$9,307,077$19,317,999
66$29,276,873$12,439,462$9,582,924$20,873,262
67$32,226,041$13,011,923$9,866,879$22,570,140
68$35,474,858$13,611,267$10,159,180$24,422,344
69$39,053,849$14,238,775$10,460,068$26,444,954
70$42,996,654$14,895,788$10,769,793$28,654,552
71$47,340,344$15,583,713$11,088,612$31,069,374
72$52,125,769$16,304,024$11,416,790$33,709,482
73$57,397,943$17,058,267$11,754,598$36,596,943
74$63,206,472$17,848,061$12,102,316$39,756,035
75$69,606,020$18,675,104$12,460,232$43,213,467
76$76,656,826$19,541,176$12,828,642$46,998,630
77$84,425,270$20,448,141$13,207,849$51,143,864
78$92,984,503$21,397,955$13,598,167$55,684,761
79$102,415,135$22,392,668$13,999,918$60,660,489
80$112,805,997$23,434,427$14,413,434$66,114,159
81$124,254,979$24,525,485$14,839,055$72,093,222
82$136,869,955$25,668,202$15,277,131$78,649,911
83$150,769,800$26,865,052$15,728,024$85,841,723
84$166,085,510$28,118,630$16,192,103$93,731,958
85$182,961,444$29,431,655$16,669,751$102,390,303
86$201,556,682$30,806,978$17,161,359$111,893,482
87$222,046,530$32,247,586$17,667,330$122,325,972
88$244,624,170$33,756,612$18,188,080$133,780,788
89$269,502,491$35,337,341$18,724,036$146,360,352
90$296,916,089$36,993,215$19,275,636$160,177,446
91$327,123,492$38,727,844$19,843,331$175,356,271
92$360,409,591$40,545,011$20,427,585$192,033,599
93$397,088,337$42,448,684$21,028,877$210,360,056
94$437,505,699$44,443,022$21,647,696$230,501,532
95$482,042,934$46,532,384$22,284,548$252,640,729
96$531,120,185$48,721,342$22,939,952$276,978,872
97$585,200,444$51,014,688$23,614,441$303,737,595
98$644,793,929$53,417,447$24,308,564$333,161,016
99$710,462,895$55,934,888$25,022,886$365,518,022
100$782,826,945$58,572,532$25,757,988$401,104,794