Can I retire at age 50 with 777,000?

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 $777,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$64,164$63,592$63,035$62,491$61,959$61,569
2 years$31,764$31,173$30,599$30,044$29,504$29,110
3 years$20,966$20,372$19,800$19,249$18,719$18,334
4 years$15,568$14,975$14,409$13,868$13,350$12,977
5 years$12,330$11,741$11,182$10,652$10,149$9,788
6 years$10,172$9,587$9,037$8,518$8,030$7,683
7 years$8,631$8,051$7,510$7,003$6,531$6,197
8 years$7,476$6,902$6,369$5,875$5,418$5,098
9 years$6,578$6,009$5,485$5,004$4,563$4,256
10 years$5,860$5,297$4,782$4,314$3,888$3,594
11 years$5,273$4,715$4,210$3,754$3,344$3,063
12 years$4,784$4,232$3,737$3,293$2,897$2,630
13 years$4,371$3,825$3,338$2,907$2,527$2,272
14 years$4,017$3,477$3,000$2,581$2,215$1,972
15 years$3,710$3,176$2,708$2,301$1,950$1,719
16 years$3,442$2,914$2,455$2,061$1,723$1,504
17 years$3,206$2,684$2,234$1,852$1,528$1,320
18 years$2,997$2,480$2,040$1,669$1,359$1,162
19 years$2,809$2,298$1,867$1,508$1,211$1,025
20 years$2,641$2,136$1,714$1,366$1,082$905
21 years$2,489$1,989$1,576$1,239$968$801
22 years$2,350$1,857$1,453$1,127$868$710
23 years$2,224$1,737$1,341$1,026$779$631
24 years$2,109$1,627$1,240$936$700$560
25 years$2,003$1,527$1,149$855$630$499
26 years$1,906$1,435$1,066$782$567$444
27 years$1,815$1,351$989$715$512$396
28 years$1,732$1,273$920$655$462$353
29 years$1,654$1,201$856$601$417$315
30 years$1,582$1,134$797$552$377$281
31 years$1,514$1,072$743$507$341$251
32 years$1,451$1,014$694$466$308$224
33 years$1,391$960$648$428$279$200
34 years$1,336$910$605$394$252$179
35 years$1,283$863$566$363$229$160
36 years$1,234$820$529$334$207$144
37 years$1,187$778$495$308$188$128
38 years$1,143$740$464$284$170$115
39 years$1,102$703$435$262$154$103
40 years$1,062$669$407$241$140$92
41 years$1,025$637$382$223$127$83
42 years$989$607$358$205$115$74
43 years$955$578$336$190$105$66
44 years$923$551$316$175$95$59
45 years$892$525$296$162$86$53
46 years$863$501$278$149$78$48
47 years$835$478$261$138$71$43
48 years$809$457$246$127$65$38
49 years$783$436$231$118$59$34
50 years$759$417$217$109$53$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $777,000, adding $5,042 every year, while hoping to spend $42,838 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: 27/49/24 Blend
49$777,000$777,000$777,000$777,000
50$861,455$820,274$808,230$878,110
51$903,744$814,888$789,727$886,360
52$948,911$807,802$769,168$891,143
53$997,204$798,889$746,439$895,381
54$1,048,895$788,011$721,421$899,056
55$1,104,283$775,024$693,989$902,150
56$1,163,695$759,775$664,013$904,651
57$1,227,490$742,103$631,356$906,549
58$1,296,063$721,835$595,875$907,837
59$1,369,847$698,790$557,423$908,514
60$1,449,317$672,776$515,842$908,584
61$1,534,995$643,590$470,970$908,057
62$1,627,454$611,015$422,637$906,952
63$1,727,324$574,825$370,665$905,294
64$1,835,298$534,778$314,869$903,121
65$1,952,136$490,621$255,056$900,479
66$2,078,676$442,083$191,022$897,430
67$2,215,837$388,880$122,557$894,049
68$2,364,629$330,713$49,440$890,426
69$2,526,167$267,263$0$886,674
70$2,701,671$198,194$0$890,245
71$2,892,489$123,153$0$907,962
72$3,100,101$41,766$0$927,397
73$3,326,135$0$0$948,833
74$3,572,385$0$0$997,587
75$3,840,821$0$0$1,075,399
76$4,133,616$0$0$1,160,395
77$4,453,159$0$0$1,253,281
78$4,802,079$0$0$1,354,840
79$5,183,272$0$0$1,465,930
80$5,599,925$0$0$1,587,498
81$6,055,547$0$0$1,720,584
82$6,554,003$0$0$1,866,338
83$7,099,546$0$0$2,026,021
84$7,696,861$0$0$2,201,025
85$8,351,106$0$0$2,392,882
86$9,067,963$0$0$2,603,281
87$9,853,689$0$0$2,834,080
88$10,715,174$0$0$3,087,325
89$11,660,007$0$0$3,365,274
90$12,696,547$0$0$3,670,408
91$13,834,002$0$0$4,005,466
92$15,082,513$0$0$4,373,461
93$16,453,251$0$0$4,777,713
94$17,958,523$0$0$5,221,882
95$19,611,885$0$0$5,709,996
96$21,428,269$0$0$6,246,495
97$23,424,128$0$0$6,836,271
98$25,617,585$0$0$7,484,712
99$28,028,607$0$0$8,197,755
100$30,679,191$0$0$8,981,940