Can I retire at age 50 with 663,000?

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 $663,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$54,750$54,262$53,786$53,322$52,869$51,424
2 years$27,104$26,599$26,110$25,636$25,176$23,730
3 years$17,890$17,383$16,895$16,425$15,972$14,572
4 years$13,284$12,778$12,295$11,833$11,392$10,047
5 years$10,521$10,018$9,542$9,089$8,660$7,375
6 years$8,679$8,181$7,711$7,269$6,852$5,628
7 years$7,365$6,870$6,408$5,976$5,573$4,409
8 years$6,379$5,889$5,434$5,013$4,623$3,519
9 years$5,613$5,127$4,681$4,270$3,893$2,849
10 years$5,000$4,520$4,081$3,681$3,317$2,330
11 years$4,499$4,023$3,593$3,203$2,853$1,922
12 years$4,082$3,611$3,188$2,810$2,472$1,596
13 years$3,729$3,264$2,849$2,481$2,156$1,332
14 years$3,427$2,966$2,559$2,202$1,890$1,117
15 years$3,166$2,710$2,311$1,964$1,664$940
16 years$2,937$2,486$2,095$1,758$1,471$793
17 years$2,736$2,290$1,906$1,580$1,304$670
18 years$2,557$2,116$1,740$1,424$1,159$568
19 years$2,397$1,961$1,593$1,287$1,033$482
20 years$2,253$1,822$1,462$1,165$923$410
21 years$2,123$1,697$1,345$1,057$826$349
22 years$2,006$1,584$1,240$962$740$297
23 years$1,898$1,482$1,144$876$665$253
24 years$1,800$1,388$1,058$799$597$216
25 years$1,709$1,303$980$729$538$185
26 years$1,626$1,225$909$667$484$158
27 years$1,549$1,152$844$610$437$135
28 years$1,478$1,086$785$559$394$115
29 years$1,411$1,024$730$513$356$99
30 years$1,350$968$680$471$321$84
31 years$1,292$915$634$432$291$72
32 years$1,238$865$592$397$263$62
33 years$1,187$820$553$365$238$53
34 years$1,140$777$516$336$215$45
35 years$1,095$737$483$309$195$39
36 years$1,053$699$452$285$177$33
37 years$1,013$664$423$263$160$28
38 years$976$631$396$242$145$24
39 years$940$600$371$223$132$21
40 years$906$571$348$206$119$18
41 years$874$544$326$190$108$15
42 years$844$518$306$175$98$13
43 years$815$493$287$162$89$11
44 years$788$470$269$149$81$10
45 years$762$448$253$138$74$8
46 years$737$428$237$127$67$7
47 years$713$408$223$118$61$6
48 years$690$390$210$109$55$5
49 years$668$372$197$101$50$4
50 years$647$355$185$93$45$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $663,000, adding $5,662 every year, while hoping to spend $52,020 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: 78/17/5 Blend
49$663,000$663,000$663,000$663,000
50$736,466$701,327$691,051$793,292
51$756,237$680,344$658,852$810,360
52$776,281$656,588$623,831$821,699
53$796,571$629,870$585,839$832,573
54$817,075$599,988$544,719$842,910
55$837,757$566,728$500,307$852,633
56$858,576$529,864$452,435$861,656
57$879,481$489,159$400,922$869,887
58$900,419$444,358$345,584$877,224
59$921,327$395,197$286,226$883,555
60$942,132$341,391$222,644$888,758
61$962,755$282,645$154,628$892,700
62$983,104$218,643$81,956$895,235
63$1,003,076$149,052$4,397$896,204
64$1,022,556$73,521$0$895,432
65$1,041,413$0$0$896,911
66$1,059,503$0$0$898,328
67$1,076,661$0$0$912,687
68$1,092,705$0$0$926,076
69$1,107,433$0$0$938,320
70$1,120,615$0$0$949,224
71$1,132,000$0$0$958,568
72$1,141,303$0$0$966,109
73$1,148,212$0$0$971,578
74$1,152,375$0$0$974,672
75$1,153,406$0$0$975,058
76$1,150,871$0$0$972,364
77$1,144,292$0$0$966,178
78$1,133,137$0$0$956,041
79$1,116,816$0$0$941,446
80$1,094,676$0$0$921,832
81$1,065,991$0$0$896,574
82$1,029,960$0$0$864,982
83$985,694$0$0$826,292
84$932,209$0$0$779,658
85$868,417$0$0$724,144
86$793,113$0$0$658,713
87$704,966$0$0$582,220
88$602,503$0$0$493,399
89$484,096$0$0$390,850
90$347,946$0$0$273,025
91$192,065$0$0$138,215
92$14,256$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0