Can I retire at age 50 with 776,000?

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 $776,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$64,081$63,511$62,954$62,410$61,879$59,495
2 years$31,723$31,133$30,560$30,005$29,466$27,092
3 years$20,939$20,346$19,774$19,224$18,695$16,406
4 years$15,548$14,956$14,391$13,850$13,333$11,147
5 years$12,314$11,726$11,168$10,638$10,136$8,058
6 years$10,159$9,575$9,025$8,507$8,020$6,052
7 years$8,620$8,041$7,500$6,994$6,522$4,664
8 years$7,466$6,893$6,361$5,867$5,411$3,660
9 years$6,569$6,001$5,478$4,998$4,557$2,910
10 years$5,852$5,290$4,776$4,308$3,883$2,338
11 years$5,266$4,709$4,205$3,749$3,339$1,892
12 years$4,778$4,227$3,732$3,289$2,894$1,541
13 years$4,365$3,820$3,334$2,903$2,523$1,261
14 years$4,012$3,472$2,996$2,577$2,212$1,036
15 years$3,706$3,172$2,705$2,299$1,948$854
16 years$3,438$2,910$2,452$2,058$1,721$706
17 years$3,202$2,680$2,231$1,849$1,526$584
18 years$2,993$2,476$2,037$1,666$1,357$484
19 years$2,806$2,295$1,865$1,506$1,210$402
20 years$2,637$2,133$1,711$1,364$1,080$334
21 years$2,485$1,987$1,574$1,238$967$278
22 years$2,347$1,854$1,451$1,125$867$232
23 years$2,222$1,734$1,340$1,025$778$193
24 years$2,106$1,625$1,239$935$699$161
25 years$2,001$1,525$1,147$854$629$134
26 years$1,903$1,433$1,064$781$567$112
27 years$1,813$1,349$988$714$511$94
28 years$1,730$1,271$919$655$461$78
29 years$1,652$1,199$855$600$416$65
30 years$1,580$1,132$796$551$376$55
31 years$1,512$1,070$742$506$340$46
32 years$1,449$1,013$693$465$308$38
33 years$1,390$959$647$428$278$32
34 years$1,334$909$604$393$252$27
35 years$1,282$862$565$362$228$22
36 years$1,232$818$528$334$207$19
37 years$1,186$777$495$307$187$16
38 years$1,142$739$463$283$170$13
39 years$1,100$702$434$261$154$11
40 years$1,061$668$407$241$140$9
41 years$1,023$636$381$222$127$8
42 years$988$606$358$205$115$6
43 years$954$577$336$189$104$5
44 years$922$550$315$175$95$4
45 years$891$525$296$161$86$4
46 years$862$501$278$149$78$3
47 years$834$478$261$138$71$3
48 years$808$456$245$127$64$2
49 years$782$435$231$118$59$2
50 years$758$416$217$109$53$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $776,000, adding $6,931 every year, while hoping to spend $38,196 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: 69/24/7 Blend
49$776,000$776,000$776,000$776,000
50$862,301$821,173$809,145$920,349
51$909,616$820,771$795,611$959,283
52$960,476$819,068$780,344$996,531
53$1,015,204$815,961$763,245$1,036,237
54$1,074,152$811,340$744,210$1,078,635
55$1,137,707$805,088$723,133$1,123,981
56$1,206,296$797,080$699,901$1,172,560
57$1,280,386$787,185$674,396$1,224,687
58$1,360,491$775,263$646,494$1,280,707
59$1,447,177$761,166$616,067$1,341,005
60$1,541,063$744,738$582,979$1,406,004
61$1,642,834$725,812$547,092$1,476,170
62$1,753,240$704,214$508,256$1,552,021
63$1,873,106$679,756$466,318$1,634,125
64$2,003,342$652,243$421,119$1,723,114
65$2,144,945$621,465$372,489$1,819,682
66$2,299,016$587,204$320,254$1,924,596
67$2,466,764$549,225$264,230$2,038,706
68$2,649,519$507,282$204,227$2,162,947
69$2,848,747$461,115$140,045$2,298,352
70$3,066,058$410,449$71,476$2,446,064
71$3,303,227$354,993$0$2,607,342
72$3,562,208$294,438$0$2,783,705
73$3,845,148$228,462$0$2,982,267
74$4,154,416$156,719$0$3,199,398
75$4,492,617$78,849$0$3,436,986
76$4,862,620$0$0$3,697,117
77$5,267,583$0$0$3,983,554
78$5,710,985$0$0$4,320,021
79$6,196,657$0$0$4,688,607
80$6,728,816$0$0$5,092,519
81$7,312,109$0$0$5,535,289
82$7,951,651$0$0$6,020,807
83$8,653,079$0$0$6,553,356
84$9,422,599$0$0$7,137,656
85$10,267,047$0$0$7,778,904
86$11,193,954$0$0$8,482,825
87$12,211,615$0$0$9,255,726
88$13,329,168$0$0$10,104,554
89$14,556,679$0$0$11,036,962
90$15,905,235$0$0$12,061,380
91$17,387,053$0$0$13,187,097
92$19,015,590$0$0$14,424,344
93$20,805,673$0$0$15,784,392
94$22,773,634$0$0$17,279,662
95$24,937,469$0$0$18,923,835
96$27,317,005$0$0$20,731,986
97$29,934,085$0$0$22,720,723
98$32,812,775$0$0$24,908,344
99$35,979,592$0$0$27,315,010
100$39,463,752$0$0$29,962,937