Can I retire at age 50 with 698,000?

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 $698,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$57,640$57,127$56,626$56,137$55,660$55,101
2 years$28,535$28,003$27,488$26,989$26,505$25,942
3 years$18,834$18,300$17,787$17,292$16,816$16,267
4 years$13,985$13,453$12,944$12,458$11,993$11,462
5 years$11,076$10,547$10,045$9,569$9,117$8,605
6 years$9,137$8,613$8,118$7,652$7,214$6,722
7 years$7,753$7,233$6,746$6,291$5,867$5,395
8 years$6,716$6,200$5,721$5,278$4,867$4,415
9 years$5,909$5,398$4,928$4,495$4,099$3,667
10 years$5,264$4,758$4,296$3,875$3,492$3,080
11 years$4,737$4,236$3,782$3,373$3,004$2,610
12 years$4,298$3,802$3,357$2,958$2,603$2,228
13 years$3,926$3,436$2,999$2,612$2,270$1,914
14 years$3,608$3,123$2,695$2,318$1,990$1,651
15 years$3,333$2,853$2,433$2,067$1,752$1,431
16 years$3,092$2,618$2,206$1,851$1,548$1,244
17 years$2,880$2,411$2,007$1,663$1,373$1,085
18 years$2,692$2,228$1,832$1,499$1,221$949
19 years$2,524$2,064$1,677$1,354$1,088$832
20 years$2,372$1,918$1,539$1,227$972$730
21 years$2,236$1,787$1,416$1,113$870$642
22 years$2,111$1,668$1,305$1,012$780$565
23 years$1,998$1,560$1,205$922$700$498
24 years$1,895$1,462$1,114$841$629$440
25 years$1,800$1,372$1,032$768$566$389
26 years$1,712$1,289$957$702$510$344
27 years$1,631$1,213$889$643$460$304
28 years$1,556$1,143$826$589$415$269
29 years$1,486$1,079$769$540$374$238
30 years$1,421$1,019$716$496$338$211
31 years$1,360$963$668$455$306$187
32 years$1,303$911$623$418$277$166
33 years$1,250$863$582$385$250$147
34 years$1,200$818$544$354$227$131
35 years$1,153$776$508$326$205$116
36 years$1,109$736$475$300$186$103
37 years$1,067$699$445$276$169$92
38 years$1,027$664$417$255$153$81
39 years$990$632$390$235$139$72
40 years$954$601$366$217$126$64
41 years$921$572$343$200$114$57
42 years$889$545$322$185$104$51
43 years$858$519$302$170$94$45
44 years$829$495$283$157$85$40
45 years$802$472$266$145$77$36
46 years$775$450$250$134$70$32
47 years$750$430$235$124$64$28
48 years$726$410$221$115$58$25
49 years$703$392$207$106$53$22
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $698,000, adding $3,139 every year, while hoping to spend $37,282 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: 49/42/9 Blend
49$698,000$698,000$698,000$698,000
50$772,434$735,440$724,621$808,281
51$811,554$731,809$709,228$829,531
52$853,416$726,750$692,070$848,402
53$898,258$720,155$673,048$868,036
54$946,344$711,906$652,059$888,513
55$997,965$701,883$628,996$909,927
56$1,053,435$689,953$603,746$932,379
57$1,113,105$675,980$576,191$955,988
58$1,177,356$659,818$546,207$980,883
59$1,246,608$641,310$513,667$1,007,211
60$1,321,322$620,295$478,435$1,035,137
61$1,402,005$596,598$440,371$1,064,845
62$1,489,214$570,035$399,328$1,096,541
63$1,583,561$540,414$355,152$1,130,456
64$1,685,718$507,528$307,684$1,166,848
65$1,796,425$471,161$256,755$1,206,005
66$1,916,496$431,083$202,192$1,248,250
67$2,046,824$387,052$143,810$1,293,941
68$2,188,393$338,810$81,421$1,343,479
69$2,342,285$286,088$14,825$1,397,311
70$2,509,690$228,598$0$1,455,933
71$2,691,918$166,039$0$1,525,302
72$2,890,410$98,092$0$1,602,502
73$3,106,752$24,418$0$1,686,816
74$3,342,688$0$0$1,779,030
75$3,600,140$0$0$1,905,591
76$3,881,221$0$0$2,056,159
77$4,188,260$0$0$2,220,706
78$4,523,818$0$0$2,400,613
79$4,890,716$0$0$2,597,402
80$5,292,059$0$0$2,812,750
81$5,731,269$0$0$3,048,501
82$6,212,109$0$0$3,306,688
83$6,738,727$0$0$3,589,548
84$7,315,689$0$0$3,899,545
85$7,948,024$0$0$4,239,394
86$8,641,271$0$0$4,612,083
87$9,401,528$0$0$5,020,905
88$10,235,516$0$0$5,469,486
89$11,150,634$0$0$5,961,821
90$12,155,034$0$0$6,502,309
91$13,257,694$0$0$7,095,796
92$14,468,505$0$0$7,747,622
93$15,798,362$0$0$8,463,669
94$17,259,268$0$0$9,250,414
95$18,864,444$0$0$10,114,996
96$20,628,458$0$0$11,065,278
97$22,567,356$0$0$12,109,923
98$24,698,818$0$0$13,258,476
99$27,042,320$0$0$14,521,451
100$29,619,324$0$0$15,910,435