Can I retire at age 50 with 644,000?

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:
0%
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 $644,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$53,181$52,707$52,245$51,794$51,353$50,112
2 years$26,327$25,837$25,362$24,901$24,454$23,211
3 years$17,377$16,885$16,411$15,954$15,515$14,308
4 years$12,903$12,412$11,943$11,494$11,065$9,905
5 years$10,219$9,731$9,268$8,829$8,412$7,301
6 years$8,431$7,946$7,490$7,060$6,656$5,596
7 years$7,153$6,673$6,224$5,805$5,413$4,404
8 years$6,196$5,720$5,279$4,869$4,491$3,532
9 years$5,452$4,980$4,546$4,148$3,782$2,873
10 years$4,857$4,390$3,964$3,575$3,222$2,362
11 years$4,370$3,908$3,490$3,112$2,771$1,958
12 years$3,965$3,508$3,097$2,729$2,401$1,634
13 years$3,623$3,170$2,767$2,410$2,094$1,372
14 years$3,329$2,881$2,486$2,139$1,836$1,156
15 years$3,075$2,632$2,245$1,908$1,616$978
16 years$2,853$2,415$2,035$1,708$1,428$830
17 years$2,657$2,224$1,852$1,535$1,267$706
18 years$2,484$2,055$1,690$1,383$1,126$602
19 years$2,328$1,905$1,548$1,250$1,004$514
20 years$2,189$1,770$1,420$1,132$897$440
21 years$2,063$1,649$1,306$1,027$802$376
22 years$1,948$1,539$1,204$934$719$323
23 years$1,844$1,439$1,112$851$646$277
24 years$1,748$1,349$1,028$776$580$238
25 years$1,660$1,266$952$708$522$204
26 years$1,579$1,189$883$648$470$176
27 years$1,505$1,119$820$593$424$151
28 years$1,435$1,055$762$543$383$130
29 years$1,371$995$709$498$346$112
30 years$1,311$940$661$457$312$96
31 years$1,255$888$616$420$282$83
32 years$1,202$841$575$386$255$72
33 years$1,153$796$537$355$231$62
34 years$1,107$754$501$327$209$53
35 years$1,064$716$469$301$189$46
36 years$1,023$679$439$277$172$39
37 years$984$645$411$255$156$34
38 years$948$613$384$235$141$29
39 years$913$583$360$217$128$25
40 years$880$555$338$200$116$22
41 years$849$528$317$184$105$19
42 years$820$503$297$170$96$16
43 years$792$479$279$157$87$14
44 years$765$457$262$145$79$12
45 years$740$435$246$134$71$10
46 years$715$415$231$124$65$9
47 years$692$396$217$114$59$8
48 years$670$378$204$106$53$7
49 years$649$361$191$98$49$6
50 years$629$345$180$90$44$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $644,000, adding $4,277 every year, while hoping to spend $39,622 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: 60/25/15 Blend
49$644,000$644,000$644,000$644,000
50$714,100$679,968$669,986$754,003
51$744,780$671,129$650,273$772,569
52$777,263$660,528$628,571$788,006
53$811,688$648,039$604,773$803,911
54$848,212$633,525$578,765$820,334
55$887,004$616,842$550,428$837,329
56$928,249$597,838$519,638$854,962
57$972,151$576,353$486,267$873,303
58$1,018,931$552,215$450,177$892,435
59$1,068,833$525,244$411,229$912,448
60$1,122,123$495,250$369,274$933,447
61$1,179,093$462,030$324,158$955,547
62$1,240,063$425,372$275,720$978,880
63$1,305,384$385,050$223,791$1,003,592
64$1,375,441$340,825$168,196$1,029,849
65$1,450,656$292,446$108,751$1,057,834
66$1,531,494$239,647$45,265$1,087,756
67$1,618,462$182,145$0$1,119,846
68$1,712,120$119,645$0$1,157,963
69$1,813,081$51,833$0$1,206,762
70$1,922,019$0$0$1,259,351
71$2,039,676$0$0$1,322,075
72$2,166,863$0$0$1,405,335
73$2,304,477$0$0$1,495,462
74$2,453,501$0$0$1,593,106
75$2,615,014$0$0$1,698,981
76$2,790,207$0$0$1,813,871
77$2,980,385$0$0$1,938,641
78$3,186,988$0$0$2,074,239
79$3,411,596$0$0$2,221,710
80$3,655,950$0$0$2,382,204
81$3,921,963$0$0$2,556,986
82$4,211,742$0$0$2,747,448
83$4,527,606$0$0$2,955,120
84$4,872,105$0$0$3,181,689
85$5,248,048$0$0$3,429,010
86$5,658,525$0$0$3,699,126
87$6,106,938$0$0$3,994,285
88$6,597,034$0$0$4,316,963
89$7,132,937$0$0$4,669,884
90$7,719,186$0$0$5,056,049
91$8,360,780$0$0$5,478,764
92$9,063,227$0$0$5,941,666
93$9,832,586$0$0$6,448,762
94$10,675,535$0$0$7,004,464
95$11,599,426$0$0$7,613,633
96$12,612,355$0$0$8,281,621
97$13,723,241$0$0$9,014,323
98$14,941,908$0$0$9,818,231
99$16,279,173$0$0$10,700,498
100$17,746,955$0$0$11,669,002