Can I retire at age 50 with 643,000?

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 $643,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$53,098$52,625$52,164$51,714$51,274$49,752
2 years$26,286$25,797$25,322$24,862$24,416$22,896
3 years$17,350$16,858$16,385$15,929$15,491$14,019
4 years$12,883$12,393$11,924$11,476$11,048$9,636
5 years$10,203$9,716$9,254$8,815$8,399$7,051
6 years$8,417$7,934$7,478$7,049$6,645$5,363
7 years$7,142$6,663$6,215$5,796$5,405$4,187
8 years$6,186$5,711$5,270$4,862$4,484$3,331
9 years$5,443$4,973$4,539$4,141$3,776$2,686
10 years$4,849$4,383$3,958$3,570$3,217$2,189
11 years$4,364$3,902$3,484$3,107$2,767$1,799
12 years$3,959$3,502$3,092$2,725$2,398$1,488
13 years$3,617$3,165$2,763$2,406$2,091$1,237
14 years$3,324$2,877$2,482$2,136$1,833$1,032
15 years$3,070$2,628$2,241$1,905$1,614$865
16 years$2,849$2,411$2,032$1,705$1,426$727
17 years$2,653$2,221$1,849$1,532$1,265$612
18 years$2,480$2,052$1,688$1,381$1,124$516
19 years$2,325$1,902$1,545$1,248$1,002$436
20 years$2,185$1,767$1,418$1,130$895$369
21 years$2,059$1,646$1,304$1,026$801$313
22 years$1,945$1,537$1,202$933$718$265
23 years$1,841$1,437$1,110$849$645$225
24 years$1,745$1,347$1,027$775$579$191
25 years$1,658$1,264$951$707$521$162
26 years$1,577$1,188$882$647$470$138
27 years$1,502$1,118$819$592$423$117
28 years$1,433$1,053$761$542$382$100
29 years$1,369$994$708$497$345$85
30 years$1,309$938$660$456$312$72
31 years$1,253$887$615$419$282$62
32 years$1,201$839$574$385$255$52
33 years$1,152$795$536$354$231$45
34 years$1,105$753$501$326$209$38
35 years$1,062$715$468$300$189$32
36 years$1,021$678$438$276$171$28
37 years$983$644$410$255$155$24
38 years$946$612$384$235$141$20
39 years$912$582$360$216$128$17
40 years$879$554$337$200$116$15
41 years$848$527$316$184$105$12
42 years$819$502$296$170$95$11
43 years$791$478$278$157$87$9
44 years$764$456$261$145$79$8
45 years$739$435$245$134$71$7
46 years$714$415$230$124$65$6
47 years$691$396$216$114$59$5
48 years$669$378$203$106$53$4
49 years$648$361$191$98$49$3
50 years$628$345$180$90$44$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $643,000, adding $3,906 every year, while hoping to spend $21,664 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: 64/25/11 Blend
49$643,000$643,000$643,000$643,000
50$712,615$678,536$668,570$756,218
51$762,251$688,734$667,916$796,025
52$816,225$698,706$666,515$836,606
53$874,954$708,417$664,318$880,385
54$938,902$717,831$661,275$927,671
55$1,008,575$726,910$657,333$978,808
56$1,084,533$735,612$652,436$1,034,172
57$1,167,390$743,892$646,528$1,094,178
58$1,257,825$751,704$639,548$1,159,286
59$1,356,582$758,996$631,431$1,230,000
60$1,464,481$765,715$622,112$1,306,877
61$1,582,426$771,803$611,521$1,390,532
62$1,711,412$777,199$599,585$1,481,642
63$1,852,533$781,839$586,228$1,580,953
64$2,006,994$785,652$571,370$1,689,288
65$2,176,124$788,566$554,928$1,807,555
66$2,361,385$790,502$536,814$1,936,755
67$2,564,386$791,376$516,937$2,077,991
68$2,786,900$791,100$495,201$2,232,480
69$3,030,881$789,581$471,507$2,401,562
70$3,298,479$786,718$445,750$2,586,718
71$3,592,062$782,407$417,822$2,789,577
72$3,914,242$776,533$387,608$3,011,938
73$4,267,891$768,980$354,989$3,255,784
74$4,656,175$759,620$319,841$3,523,299
75$5,082,583$748,319$282,034$3,816,895
76$5,550,956$734,936$241,432$4,139,227
77$6,065,527$719,321$197,893$4,493,227
78$6,630,957$701,314$151,269$4,882,123
79$7,252,384$680,748$101,405$5,309,477
80$7,935,466$657,444$48,141$5,779,215
81$8,686,438$631,213$0$6,295,665
82$9,512,167$601,855$0$6,864,620
83$10,420,222$569,160$0$7,496,417
84$11,418,940$532,904$0$8,191,221
85$12,517,507$492,851$0$8,955,449
86$13,726,043$448,751$0$9,796,172
87$15,055,700$400,340$0$10,721,187
88$16,518,764$347,340$0$11,739,086
89$18,128,773$289,455$0$12,859,339
90$19,900,644$226,374$0$14,092,384
91$21,850,812$157,769$0$15,449,728
92$23,997,387$83,291$0$16,944,051
93$26,360,322$2,575$0$18,589,330
94$28,961,606$0$0$20,400,971
95$31,825,466$0$0$22,419,274
96$34,978,597$0$0$24,642,276
97$38,450,416$0$0$27,090,017
98$42,273,337$0$0$29,785,355
99$46,483,076$0$0$32,753,481
100$51,118,991$0$0$36,022,151