Can I retire at age 50 with 668,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $668,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$55,163$54,671$54,192$53,724$53,267$51,255
2 years$27,308$26,800$26,307$25,829$25,365$23,361
3 years$18,025$17,514$17,022$16,549$16,093$14,160
4 years$13,384$12,875$12,388$11,923$11,478$9,631
5 years$10,600$10,094$9,613$9,158$8,725$6,969
6 years$8,745$8,242$7,769$7,323$6,904$5,240
7 years$7,420$6,922$6,456$6,021$5,615$4,043
8 years$6,427$5,933$5,475$5,051$4,658$3,176
9 years$5,655$5,166$4,716$4,302$3,923$2,529
10 years$5,038$4,554$4,111$3,709$3,342$2,034
11 years$4,533$4,054$3,620$3,228$2,874$1,649
12 years$4,113$3,639$3,212$2,831$2,491$1,345
13 years$3,758$3,288$2,870$2,499$2,172$1,102
14 years$3,453$2,989$2,579$2,219$1,904$907
15 years$3,190$2,730$2,328$1,979$1,677$748
16 years$2,959$2,505$2,111$1,772$1,482$619
17 years$2,756$2,307$1,921$1,592$1,314$513
18 years$2,576$2,132$1,753$1,435$1,168$426
19 years$2,415$1,976$1,605$1,296$1,041$355
20 years$2,270$1,836$1,473$1,174$930$295
21 years$2,139$1,710$1,355$1,065$832$246
22 years$2,021$1,596$1,249$969$746$205
23 years$1,912$1,493$1,153$882$670$171
24 years$1,813$1,399$1,066$805$602$143
25 years$1,722$1,313$988$735$542$120
26 years$1,638$1,234$916$672$488$100
27 years$1,561$1,161$851$615$440$84
28 years$1,489$1,094$791$564$397$70
29 years$1,422$1,032$736$517$358$58
30 years$1,360$975$685$474$324$49
31 years$1,302$922$639$436$293$41
32 years$1,247$872$596$400$265$34
33 years$1,196$826$557$368$240$29
34 years$1,148$783$520$339$217$24
35 years$1,103$742$486$312$197$20
36 years$1,061$705$455$287$178$17
37 years$1,021$669$426$265$161$14
38 years$983$636$399$244$146$12
39 years$947$605$374$225$133$10
40 years$913$575$350$207$120$8
41 years$881$548$328$191$109$7
42 years$850$522$308$177$99$6
43 years$821$497$289$163$90$5
44 years$794$474$271$151$82$4
45 years$767$452$255$139$74$3
46 years$742$431$239$128$67$3
47 years$718$411$225$119$61$2
48 years$695$393$211$110$55$2
49 years$673$375$199$101$50$2
50 years$652$358$187$94$46$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $668,000, adding $3,593 every year, while hoping to spend $55,895 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: 71/14/15 Blend
49$668,000$668,000$668,000$668,000
50$739,842$704,438$694,084$789,609
51$755,834$679,484$657,864$798,168
52$771,584$651,433$618,557$800,436
53$787,008$620,076$576,001$801,464
54$802,012$585,189$530,027$801,121
55$816,490$546,536$480,456$799,261
56$830,325$503,869$427,103$795,727
57$843,383$456,923$369,776$790,347
58$855,516$405,421$308,272$782,932
59$866,559$349,067$242,380$773,278
60$876,328$287,551$171,879$761,160
61$884,617$220,544$96,540$746,334
62$891,196$147,699$16,123$728,533
63$895,812$68,650$0$707,464
64$898,180$0$0$693,965
65$897,987$0$0$682,627
66$894,881$0$0$679,568
67$888,476$0$0$673,908
68$878,341$0$0$665,308
69$863,998$0$0$653,395
70$844,917$0$0$637,754
71$820,514$0$0$617,925
72$790,138$0$0$593,401
73$753,071$0$0$563,617
74$708,516$0$0$527,950
75$655,594$0$0$485,710
76$593,330$0$0$436,136
77$520,647$0$0$378,382
78$436,355$0$0$311,518
79$339,137$0$0$234,511
80$227,538$0$0$146,222
81$99,952$0$0$45,394
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$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