Can I retire at age 50 with 725,000?

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 $725,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$59,870$59,337$58,816$58,308$57,813$56,210
2 years$29,639$29,087$28,552$28,033$27,530$25,927
3 years$19,563$19,008$18,475$17,961$17,466$15,913
4 years$14,526$13,973$13,445$12,940$12,457$10,966
5 years$11,504$10,955$10,434$9,939$9,470$8,045
6 years$9,491$8,946$8,432$7,948$7,493$6,136
7 years$8,053$7,513$7,007$6,535$6,094$4,804
8 years$6,975$6,440$5,943$5,482$5,055$3,833
9 years$6,138$5,607$5,118$4,669$4,257$3,101
10 years$5,468$4,942$4,462$4,025$3,627$2,535
11 years$4,920$4,400$3,929$3,503$3,120$2,090
12 years$4,464$3,949$3,486$3,073$2,704$1,734
13 years$4,078$3,569$3,115$2,713$2,358$1,446
14 years$3,748$3,244$2,799$2,408$2,067$1,212
15 years$3,462$2,963$2,527$2,147$1,820$1,019
16 years$3,212$2,719$2,291$1,923$1,608$859
17 years$2,992$2,504$2,085$1,728$1,426$726
18 years$2,796$2,314$1,903$1,557$1,268$615
19 years$2,621$2,144$1,742$1,407$1,130$521
20 years$2,464$1,993$1,599$1,274$1,009$443
21 years$2,322$1,856$1,471$1,156$903$377
22 years$2,193$1,733$1,355$1,051$810$321
23 years$2,076$1,620$1,252$958$727$273
24 years$1,968$1,518$1,157$873$653$233
25 years$1,869$1,425$1,072$798$588$199
26 years$1,778$1,339$994$729$530$170
27 years$1,694$1,260$923$668$477$145
28 years$1,616$1,188$858$612$431$124
29 years$1,543$1,120$799$561$389$106
30 years$1,476$1,058$744$515$351$90
31 years$1,413$1,000$694$473$318$77
32 years$1,354$946$647$434$287$66
33 years$1,298$896$604$400$260$57
34 years$1,246$849$565$368$236$48
35 years$1,198$806$528$338$213$41
36 years$1,151$765$494$312$193$35
37 years$1,108$726$462$287$175$30
38 years$1,067$690$433$265$159$26
39 years$1,028$656$405$244$144$22
40 years$991$624$380$225$131$19
41 years$956$594$356$208$119$16
42 years$923$566$334$192$108$14
43 years$891$539$314$177$98$12
44 years$861$514$294$163$89$10
45 years$833$490$276$151$80$9
46 years$805$468$260$139$73$7
47 years$779$446$244$129$66$6
48 years$754$426$229$119$60$5
49 years$731$407$215$110$55$5
50 years$708$389$203$102$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $725,000, adding $5,455 every year, while hoping to spend $57,909 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: 51/40/9 Blend
49$725,000$725,000$725,000$725,000
50$804,577$766,152$754,914$843,464
51$825,029$742,079$718,589$846,497
52$845,626$714,885$679,106$843,135
53$866,323$684,357$636,299$838,125
54$887,065$650,267$589,992$831,326
55$907,793$612,378$540,004$822,586
56$928,438$570,434$486,144$811,743
57$948,922$524,169$428,214$798,624
58$969,158$473,299$366,005$783,040
59$989,046$417,525$299,300$764,790
60$1,008,476$356,531$227,874$743,659
61$1,027,321$289,982$151,489$719,413
62$1,045,442$217,526$69,898$691,803
63$1,062,682$138,789$0$660,561
64$1,078,864$53,378$0$627,046
65$1,093,793$0$0$596,569
66$1,107,247$0$0$579,324
67$1,118,984$0$0$584,566
68$1,128,729$0$0$588,647
69$1,136,181$0$0$591,395
70$1,141,000$0$0$592,618
71$1,142,813$0$0$592,105
72$1,141,201$0$0$589,618
73$1,135,703$0$0$584,897
74$1,125,803$0$0$577,652
75$1,110,934$0$0$567,560
76$1,090,461$0$0$554,265
77$1,063,687$0$0$537,371
78$1,029,834$0$0$516,441
79$988,044$0$0$490,991
80$937,367$0$0$460,483
81$876,749$0$0$424,325
82$805,027$0$0$381,861
83$720,914$0$0$332,364
84$622,985$0$0$275,033
85$509,665$0$0$208,979
86$379,217$0$0$133,224
87$229,715$0$0$46,685
88$59,037$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