Can I retire at age 50 with 685,000?

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 $685,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$56,567$56,063$55,571$55,091$54,623$53,194
2 years$28,003$27,482$26,976$26,486$26,011$24,582
3 years$18,483$17,960$17,455$16,970$16,502$15,117
4 years$13,724$13,202$12,703$12,226$11,770$10,438
5 years$10,870$10,351$9,858$9,391$8,947$7,674
6 years$8,967$8,452$7,967$7,510$7,080$5,866
7 years$7,609$7,098$6,620$6,174$5,758$4,603
8 years$6,591$6,084$5,615$5,179$4,776$3,681
9 years$5,799$5,298$4,836$4,412$4,022$2,985
10 years$5,166$4,670$4,216$3,803$3,427$2,446
11 years$4,649$4,157$3,712$3,310$2,948$2,022
12 years$4,218$3,731$3,294$2,903$2,554$1,682
13 years$3,853$3,372$2,943$2,563$2,227$1,407
14 years$3,541$3,065$2,644$2,275$1,953$1,182
15 years$3,271$2,800$2,387$2,029$1,719$996
16 years$3,035$2,569$2,165$1,817$1,519$842
17 years$2,827$2,366$1,970$1,632$1,347$714
18 years$2,642$2,186$1,798$1,471$1,198$606
19 years$2,477$2,026$1,646$1,329$1,068$516
20 years$2,328$1,883$1,511$1,204$954$440
21 years$2,194$1,754$1,390$1,093$853$375
22 years$2,072$1,637$1,281$993$765$320
23 years$1,961$1,531$1,182$905$687$274
24 years$1,859$1,434$1,094$825$617$234
25 years$1,766$1,346$1,013$754$555$200
26 years$1,680$1,265$939$689$500$172
27 years$1,600$1,191$872$631$451$147
28 years$1,527$1,122$811$578$407$126
29 years$1,458$1,058$755$530$368$108
30 years$1,394$1,000$703$486$332$93
31 years$1,335$945$655$447$300$79
32 years$1,279$894$611$410$272$68
33 years$1,227$847$571$377$246$59
34 years$1,178$803$533$347$223$50
35 years$1,131$761$499$320$202$43
36 years$1,088$722$467$294$183$37
37 years$1,047$686$437$271$166$32
38 years$1,008$652$409$250$150$27
39 years$971$620$383$231$136$23
40 years$937$590$359$213$123$20
41 years$903$562$337$196$112$17
42 years$872$535$316$181$102$15
43 years$842$510$296$167$92$13
44 years$814$486$278$154$84$11
45 years$787$463$261$143$76$9
46 years$761$442$245$132$69$8
47 years$736$422$230$122$63$7
48 years$713$403$217$112$57$6
49 years$690$384$204$104$52$5
50 years$669$367$191$96$47$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $685,000, adding $3,672 every year, while hoping to spend $55,993 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: 43/30/27 Blend
49$685,000$685,000$685,000$685,000
50$758,658$722,353$711,735$785,172
51$776,465$698,172$676,002$780,313
52$794,211$670,929$637,195$769,447
53$811,832$640,417$595,153$756,594
54$829,254$606,412$549,705$741,601
55$846,393$568,681$500,676$724,306
56$863,156$526,977$447,879$704,536
57$879,437$481,038$391,122$682,104
58$895,118$430,587$330,203$656,812
59$910,067$375,333$264,912$628,446
60$924,136$314,966$195,028$596,777
61$937,158$249,161$120,323$561,560
62$948,950$177,572$40,556$522,533
63$959,306$99,835$0$479,414
64$967,995$15,566$0$444,741
65$974,761$0$0$418,650
66$979,321$0$0$414,148
67$981,357$0$0$413,541
68$980,519$0$0$411,522
69$976,415$0$0$407,904
70$968,614$0$0$402,482
71$956,634$0$0$395,025
72$939,942$0$0$385,280
73$917,948$0$0$372,964
74$889,998$0$0$357,766
75$855,367$0$0$339,341
76$813,254$0$0$317,307
77$762,770$0$0$291,240
78$702,934$0$0$260,675
79$632,658$0$0$225,093
80$550,743$0$0$183,923
81$455,858$0$0$136,534
82$346,538$0$0$82,228
83$221,158$0$0$20,233
84$77,927$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