Can I retire at age 50 with 705,000?

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 $705,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$58,218$57,700$57,194$56,700$56,218$54,030
2 years$28,821$28,284$27,764$27,260$26,770$24,593
3 years$19,023$18,484$17,965$17,465$16,984$14,885
4 years$14,125$13,588$13,074$12,583$12,113$10,109
5 years$11,187$10,653$10,146$9,665$9,208$7,303
6 years$9,229$8,699$8,199$7,729$7,286$5,482
7 years$7,831$7,305$6,814$6,354$5,926$4,222
8 years$6,783$6,262$5,779$5,331$4,916$3,311
9 years$5,968$5,452$4,977$4,541$4,140$2,631
10 years$5,317$4,806$4,339$3,914$3,527$2,112
11 years$4,784$4,278$3,820$3,406$3,034$1,709
12 years$4,341$3,840$3,390$2,988$2,629$1,391
13 years$3,966$3,470$3,029$2,638$2,292$1,138
14 years$3,645$3,154$2,722$2,342$2,010$934
15 years$3,366$2,882$2,457$2,088$1,769$769
16 years$3,123$2,644$2,228$1,870$1,564$635
17 years$2,909$2,435$2,027$1,680$1,387$525
18 years$2,719$2,250$1,851$1,514$1,233$435
19 years$2,549$2,085$1,694$1,368$1,099$361
20 years$2,396$1,938$1,555$1,239$982$300
21 years$2,258$1,805$1,430$1,124$878$250
22 years$2,133$1,685$1,318$1,022$787$208
23 years$2,018$1,576$1,217$931$707$173
24 years$1,914$1,476$1,126$849$635$144
25 years$1,818$1,385$1,042$776$572$120
26 years$1,729$1,302$967$709$515$100
27 years$1,647$1,225$898$649$464$84
28 years$1,571$1,155$835$595$419$70
29 years$1,501$1,089$777$545$378$58
30 years$1,435$1,029$723$501$342$49
31 years$1,374$973$674$460$309$41
32 years$1,316$920$629$422$279$34
33 years$1,263$871$588$388$253$28
34 years$1,212$826$549$357$229$24
35 years$1,164$783$513$329$207$20
36 years$1,120$744$480$303$188$16
37 years$1,077$706$449$279$170$14
38 years$1,037$671$421$257$154$11
39 years$1,000$638$394$237$140$10
40 years$964$607$370$219$127$8
41 years$930$578$347$202$115$7
42 years$898$550$325$186$105$6
43 years$867$524$305$172$95$5
44 years$838$500$286$159$86$4
45 years$810$477$269$147$78$3
46 years$783$455$253$136$71$3
47 years$758$434$237$125$64$2
48 years$734$414$223$116$59$2
49 years$710$396$210$107$53$2
50 years$688$378$197$99$48$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $705,000, adding $4,623 every year, while hoping to spend $25,815 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: 53/42/5 Blend
49$705,000$705,000$705,000$705,000
50$781,679$744,314$733,386$822,011
51$833,943$753,318$730,488$858,814
52$890,673$761,898$726,627$895,594
53$952,297$770,007$721,744$934,975
54$1,019,286$777,592$715,777$977,204
55$1,092,158$784,599$708,661$1,022,558
56$1,171,484$790,970$700,327$1,071,340
57$1,257,891$796,643$690,703$1,123,886
58$1,352,069$801,552$679,715$1,180,566
59$1,454,778$805,626$667,284$1,241,789
60$1,566,855$808,791$653,327$1,308,006
61$1,689,220$810,968$637,759$1,379,717
62$1,822,886$812,071$620,490$1,457,469
63$1,968,969$812,011$601,425$1,541,872
64$2,128,698$810,693$580,466$1,633,595
65$2,303,424$808,016$557,511$1,733,378
66$2,494,636$803,872$532,450$1,842,039
67$2,703,974$798,147$505,173$1,960,478
68$2,933,243$790,720$475,560$2,089,691
69$3,184,433$781,463$443,490$2,230,777
70$3,459,731$770,241$408,833$2,384,948
71$3,761,550$756,910$371,455$2,553,543
72$4,092,546$741,316$331,217$2,738,037
73$4,455,644$723,299$287,971$2,940,062
74$4,854,066$702,687$241,564$3,161,416
75$5,291,361$679,299$191,837$3,404,084
76$5,771,440$652,944$138,623$3,670,256
77$6,298,607$623,420$81,748$3,962,350
78$6,877,608$590,510$21,030$4,283,032
79$7,513,668$553,989$0$4,635,246
80$8,212,545$513,617$0$5,024,572
81$8,980,580$469,139$0$5,453,607
82$9,824,760$420,289$0$5,925,191
83$10,752,785$366,782$0$6,443,694
84$11,773,133$308,318$0$7,013,938
85$12,895,150$244,583$0$7,641,242
86$14,129,128$175,240$0$8,331,470
87$15,486,410$99,939$0$9,091,091
88$16,979,493$18,305$0$9,927,240
89$18,622,145$0$0$10,847,784
90$20,429,535$0$0$11,893,779
91$22,418,379$0$0$13,054,177
92$24,607,094$0$0$14,331,274
93$27,015,971$0$0$15,736,919
94$29,667,372$0$0$17,284,172
95$32,585,932$0$0$18,987,421
96$35,798,798$0$0$20,862,519
97$39,335,884$0$0$22,926,936
98$43,230,149$0$0$25,199,922
99$47,517,912$0$0$27,702,687
100$52,239,193$0$0$30,458,603