Can I retire at age 50 with 778,000?

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 $778,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$64,247$63,674$63,116$62,571$62,039$61,061
2 years$31,805$31,213$30,639$30,082$29,542$28,560
3 years$20,993$20,398$19,825$19,274$18,743$17,786
4 years$15,588$14,995$14,428$13,886$13,368$12,444
5 years$12,346$11,756$11,197$10,666$10,162$9,274
6 years$10,185$9,600$9,048$8,529$8,041$7,190
7 years$8,642$8,062$7,519$7,012$6,539$5,726
8 years$7,485$6,910$6,377$5,883$5,425$4,648
9 years$6,586$6,017$5,492$5,011$4,569$3,829
10 years$5,867$5,303$4,788$4,319$3,893$3,189
11 years$5,280$4,721$4,216$3,759$3,348$2,679
12 years$4,790$4,238$3,741$3,297$2,901$2,267
13 years$4,376$3,830$3,343$2,911$2,530$1,929
14 years$4,022$3,481$3,003$2,584$2,218$1,649
15 years$3,715$3,180$2,712$2,304$1,953$1,416
16 years$3,447$2,918$2,458$2,063$1,726$1,219
17 years$3,210$2,687$2,237$1,854$1,530$1,053
18 years$3,000$2,483$2,042$1,671$1,361$911
19 years$2,813$2,301$1,870$1,510$1,213$790
20 years$2,644$2,138$1,716$1,367$1,083$687
21 years$2,492$1,992$1,578$1,241$969$598
22 years$2,353$1,859$1,455$1,128$869$521
23 years$2,227$1,739$1,343$1,028$780$454
24 years$2,112$1,629$1,242$937$701$396
25 years$2,006$1,529$1,150$856$631$346
26 years$1,908$1,437$1,067$783$568$303
27 years$1,818$1,352$991$716$512$265
28 years$1,734$1,274$921$656$462$232
29 years$1,656$1,202$857$602$417$203
30 years$1,584$1,135$798$552$377$178
31 years$1,516$1,073$744$507$341$156
32 years$1,453$1,016$694$466$308$137
33 years$1,393$962$648$429$279$120
34 years$1,338$911$606$394$253$105
35 years$1,285$865$566$363$229$92
36 years$1,236$821$530$334$207$81
37 years$1,189$779$496$308$188$71
38 years$1,145$741$464$284$170$62
39 years$1,103$704$435$262$155$55
40 years$1,064$670$408$242$140$48
41 years$1,026$638$382$223$127$42
42 years$991$607$359$206$115$37
43 years$957$579$337$190$105$33
44 years$924$552$316$175$95$29
45 years$894$526$297$162$86$25
46 years$864$502$279$150$78$22
47 years$836$479$262$138$71$19
48 years$810$457$246$128$65$17
49 years$784$437$231$118$59$15
50 years$760$417$217$109$53$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $778,000, adding $5,360 every year, while hoping to spend $21,101 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: 27/43/30 Blend
49$778,000$778,000$778,000$778,000
50$862,885$821,651$809,592$878,054
51$928,448$839,460$814,262$908,685
52$999,991$857,435$818,381$939,398
53$1,078,102$875,562$821,909$971,952
54$1,163,428$893,824$824,802$1,006,519
55$1,256,681$912,205$827,017$1,043,288
56$1,358,645$930,685$828,504$1,082,471
57$1,470,184$949,246$829,216$1,124,300
58$1,592,248$967,864$829,100$1,169,030
59$1,725,883$986,515$828,101$1,216,947
60$1,872,243$1,005,175$826,162$1,268,364
61$2,032,597$1,023,813$823,224$1,323,627
62$2,208,343$1,042,401$819,222$1,383,118
63$2,401,019$1,060,904$814,092$1,447,262
64$2,612,323$1,079,288$807,764$1,516,524
65$2,844,122$1,097,515$800,166$1,591,421
66$3,098,472$1,115,543$791,221$1,672,522
67$3,377,639$1,133,328$780,850$1,760,459
68$3,684,120$1,150,823$768,971$1,855,926
69$4,020,664$1,167,977$755,495$1,959,691
70$4,390,300$1,184,736$740,332$2,072,603
71$4,796,364$1,201,041$723,386$2,195,598
72$5,242,530$1,216,830$704,557$2,329,712
73$5,732,850$1,232,036$683,741$2,476,086
74$6,271,783$1,246,588$660,829$2,635,982
75$6,864,244$1,260,410$635,706$2,810,793
76$7,515,647$1,273,420$608,252$3,002,055
77$8,231,958$1,285,532$578,343$3,211,467
78$9,019,748$1,296,654$545,848$3,440,900
79$9,886,259$1,306,687$510,631$3,692,424
80$10,839,469$1,315,526$472,549$3,968,321
81$11,888,168$1,323,059$431,452$4,271,109
82$13,042,040$1,329,169$387,186$4,603,568
83$14,311,759$1,333,728$339,586$4,968,767
84$15,709,080$1,336,603$288,485$5,370,091
85$17,246,960$1,337,651$233,703$5,811,275
86$18,939,674$1,336,720$175,056$6,296,441
87$20,802,951$1,333,649$112,350$6,830,136
88$22,854,122$1,328,268$45,384$7,417,378
89$25,112,285$1,320,395$0$8,063,702
90$27,598,482$1,309,839$0$8,783,563
91$30,335,901$1,296,394$0$9,591,394
92$33,350,091$1,279,845$0$10,480,157
93$36,669,206$1,259,964$0$11,458,124
94$40,324,269$1,236,506$0$12,534,416
95$44,349,465$1,209,215$0$13,719,088
96$48,782,462$1,177,819$0$15,023,225
97$53,664,770$1,142,029$0$16,459,045
98$59,042,128$1,101,540$0$18,040,020
99$64,964,939$1,056,029$0$19,781,001
100$71,488,742$1,005,154$0$21,698,357