Can I retire at age 50 with 614,000?

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:
0%
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 $614,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$50,704$50,252$49,811$49,381$48,961$47,262
2 years$25,101$24,633$24,180$23,741$23,315$21,620
3 years$16,568$16,098$15,646$15,211$14,792$13,155
4 years$12,302$11,834$11,386$10,959$10,550$8,984
5 years$9,743$9,278$8,836$8,417$8,020$6,528
6 years$8,038$7,576$7,141$6,731$6,346$4,930
7 years$6,820$6,362$5,934$5,534$5,161$3,821
8 years$5,907$5,454$5,033$4,643$4,281$3,016
9 years$5,198$4,748$4,335$3,954$3,606$2,413
10 years$4,631$4,186$3,779$3,409$3,072$1,951
11 years$4,167$3,726$3,327$2,967$2,642$1,590
12 years$3,780$3,344$2,953$2,602$2,290$1,303
13 years$3,454$3,022$2,638$2,297$1,997$1,074
14 years$3,174$2,747$2,370$2,039$1,750$888
15 years$2,932$2,510$2,140$1,819$1,541$737
16 years$2,720$2,303$1,940$1,628$1,362$614
17 years$2,534$2,121$1,766$1,463$1,208$512
18 years$2,368$1,959$1,612$1,319$1,074$428
19 years$2,220$1,816$1,475$1,191$957$358
20 years$2,087$1,688$1,354$1,079$855$300
21 years$1,967$1,572$1,246$979$765$251
22 years$1,857$1,467$1,148$890$686$211
23 years$1,758$1,372$1,060$811$616$177
24 years$1,667$1,286$980$740$553$149
25 years$1,583$1,207$908$675$498$125
26 years$1,506$1,134$842$618$448$105
27 years$1,435$1,067$782$565$404$89
28 years$1,368$1,006$727$518$365$75
29 years$1,307$949$676$475$329$63
30 years$1,250$896$630$436$298$53
31 years$1,196$847$587$400$269$45
32 years$1,146$801$548$368$243$38
33 years$1,100$759$512$338$220$32
34 years$1,056$719$478$311$199$27
35 years$1,014$682$447$287$181$22
36 years$975$648$418$264$164$19
37 years$938$615$391$243$148$16
38 years$904$585$367$224$134$13
39 years$871$556$343$207$122$11
40 years$839$529$322$191$111$10
41 years$810$503$302$176$100$8
42 years$782$479$283$162$91$7
43 years$755$457$266$150$83$6
44 years$730$435$249$138$75$5
45 years$705$415$234$128$68$4
46 years$682$396$220$118$62$3
47 years$660$378$207$109$56$3
48 years$639$361$194$101$51$2
49 years$619$345$182$93$46$2
50 years$599$329$172$86$42$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $614,000, adding $3,108 every year, while hoping to spend $45,496 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: 60/11/29 Blend
49$614,000$614,000$614,000$614,000
50$679,834$647,292$637,775$715,103
51$700,770$630,602$610,733$722,854
52$722,316$611,569$581,260$726,187
53$744,487$590,031$549,227$728,880
54$767,297$565,815$514,499$730,883
55$790,760$538,739$476,934$732,142
56$814,891$508,610$436,384$732,598
57$839,702$475,224$392,695$732,193
58$865,207$438,365$345,706$730,860
59$891,419$397,806$295,248$728,533
60$918,350$353,305$241,145$725,139
61$946,013$304,608$183,214$720,601
62$974,418$251,445$121,263$714,839
63$1,003,575$193,533$55,093$707,767
64$1,033,494$130,571$0$699,293
65$1,064,183$62,241$0$694,125
66$1,095,648$0$0$705,861
67$1,127,895$0$0$718,826
68$1,160,926$0$0$739,818
69$1,194,743$0$0$761,302
70$1,229,344$0$0$783,278
71$1,264,726$0$0$805,741
72$1,300,881$0$0$828,686
73$1,337,800$0$0$852,106
74$1,375,468$0$0$875,990
75$1,413,866$0$0$900,324
76$1,452,970$0$0$925,093
77$1,492,753$0$0$950,275
78$1,533,178$0$0$975,847
79$1,574,203$0$0$1,001,780
80$1,615,779$0$0$1,028,039
81$1,657,848$0$0$1,054,585
82$1,700,342$0$0$1,081,371
83$1,743,181$0$0$1,108,346
84$1,786,277$0$0$1,135,447
85$1,829,525$0$0$1,162,605
86$1,872,807$0$0$1,189,740
87$1,915,990$0$0$1,216,763
88$1,958,919$0$0$1,243,570
89$2,001,424$0$0$1,270,047
90$2,043,309$0$0$1,296,062
91$2,084,355$0$0$1,321,470
92$2,124,316$0$0$1,346,106
93$2,162,915$0$0$1,369,785
94$2,199,841$0$0$1,392,300
95$2,234,747$0$0$1,413,420
96$2,267,245$0$0$1,432,885
97$2,296,901$0$0$1,450,408
98$2,323,232$0$0$1,465,666
99$2,345,698$0$0$1,478,302
100$2,363,698$0$0$1,487,914