Can I retire at age 50 with 782,000?

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 $782,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$64,577$64,002$63,440$62,893$62,358$61,553
2 years$31,969$31,373$30,796$30,237$29,694$28,885
3 years$21,101$20,503$19,927$19,373$18,839$18,050
4 years$15,668$15,072$14,502$13,957$13,436$12,673
5 years$12,409$11,816$11,254$10,720$10,214$9,480
6 years$10,237$9,649$9,095$8,573$8,082$7,377
7 years$8,686$8,103$7,558$7,049$6,573$5,898
8 years$7,524$6,946$6,410$5,913$5,453$4,807
9 years$6,620$6,048$5,521$5,036$4,592$3,976
10 years$5,898$5,331$4,813$4,341$3,913$3,326
11 years$5,307$4,746$4,237$3,778$3,365$2,806
12 years$4,815$4,259$3,761$3,314$2,916$2,385
13 years$4,399$3,849$3,360$2,926$2,543$2,039
14 years$4,043$3,499$3,019$2,597$2,229$1,752
15 years$3,734$3,196$2,726$2,316$1,963$1,511
16 years$3,465$2,933$2,471$2,074$1,735$1,307
17 years$3,227$2,701$2,249$1,863$1,538$1,135
18 years$3,016$2,496$2,053$1,679$1,368$987
19 years$2,827$2,313$1,879$1,517$1,219$861
20 years$2,658$2,149$1,725$1,374$1,089$752
21 years$2,505$2,002$1,586$1,247$974$657
22 years$2,366$1,869$1,462$1,134$873$576
23 years$2,239$1,748$1,350$1,033$784$505
24 years$2,123$1,638$1,248$942$705$443
25 years$2,016$1,537$1,156$860$634$389
26 years$1,918$1,444$1,072$787$571$342
27 years$1,827$1,359$996$720$515$301
28 years$1,743$1,281$926$660$465$265
29 years$1,665$1,208$861$605$420$234
30 years$1,592$1,141$802$555$379$206
31 years$1,524$1,079$748$510$343$181
32 years$1,460$1,021$698$469$310$160
33 years$1,400$967$652$431$281$141
34 years$1,344$916$609$396$254$125
35 years$1,292$869$569$365$230$110
36 years$1,242$825$533$336$208$97
37 years$1,195$783$498$310$189$86
38 years$1,151$744$467$285$171$76
39 years$1,109$708$437$263$155$67
40 years$1,069$674$410$243$141$59
41 years$1,031$641$384$224$128$52
42 years$996$611$361$207$116$46
43 years$962$582$338$191$105$41
44 years$929$555$318$176$96$36
45 years$898$529$298$163$87$32
46 years$869$504$280$150$79$28
47 years$841$481$263$139$72$25
48 years$814$460$247$128$65$22
49 years$788$439$232$119$59$19
50 years$764$419$219$110$54$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $782,000, adding $2,039 every year, while hoping to spend $32,546 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: 44/28/28 Blend
49$782,000$782,000$782,000$782,000
50$863,867$822,421$810,300$894,775
51$917,353$828,091$802,817$922,706
52$975,204$832,948$793,991$949,704
53$1,037,830$836,918$783,746$978,347
54$1,105,683$839,922$771,996$1,008,809
55$1,179,260$841,875$758,655$1,041,280
56$1,259,107$842,690$743,633$1,075,972
57$1,345,825$842,271$726,833$1,113,122
58$1,440,074$840,517$708,157$1,152,991
59$1,542,582$837,322$687,500$1,195,871
60$1,654,147$832,573$664,753$1,242,084
61$1,775,650$826,148$639,802$1,291,989
62$1,908,058$817,922$612,528$1,345,984
63$2,052,438$807,758$582,806$1,404,509
64$2,209,962$795,514$550,505$1,468,053
65$2,381,921$781,037$515,490$1,537,159
66$2,569,736$764,167$477,618$1,612,426
67$2,774,971$744,733$436,740$1,694,521
68$2,999,349$722,555$392,701$1,784,181
69$3,244,765$697,443$345,339$1,882,223
70$3,513,307$669,193$294,484$1,989,549
71$3,807,274$637,593$239,959$2,107,161
72$4,129,197$602,417$181,579$2,236,167
73$4,481,864$563,424$119,151$2,377,793
74$4,868,346$520,363$52,474$2,533,393
75$5,292,022$472,966$0$2,704,470
76$5,756,617$420,950$0$2,898,263
77$6,266,232$364,017$0$3,128,118
78$6,825,385$301,851$0$3,380,440
79$7,439,051$234,119$0$3,657,542
80$8,112,712$160,468$0$3,961,979
81$8,852,405$80,528$0$4,296,567
82$9,664,781$0$0$4,664,416
83$10,557,166$0$0$5,070,835
84$11,537,631$0$0$5,544,727
85$12,615,069$0$0$6,065,591
86$13,799,274$0$0$6,638,176
87$15,101,038$0$0$7,267,712
88$16,532,251$0$0$7,959,962
89$18,106,011$0$0$8,721,276
90$19,836,750$0$0$9,558,651
91$21,740,368$0$0$10,479,794
92$23,834,383$0$0$11,493,197
93$26,138,098$0$0$12,608,218
94$28,672,778$0$0$13,835,167
95$31,461,857$0$0$15,185,403
96$34,531,152$0$0$16,671,444
97$37,909,111$0$0$18,307,080
98$41,627,079$0$0$20,107,508
99$45,719,594$0$0$22,089,473
100$50,224,712$0$0$24,271,425