Can I retire at age 50 with 787,000?

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 $787,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$64,990$64,411$63,846$63,295$62,756$61,339
2 years$32,173$31,574$30,993$30,430$29,884$28,464
3 years$21,236$20,634$20,055$19,497$18,960$17,581
4 years$15,768$15,168$14,595$14,046$13,522$12,195
5 years$12,488$11,892$11,326$10,789$10,279$9,008
6 years$10,303$9,711$9,153$8,628$8,134$6,919
7 years$8,742$8,155$7,606$7,094$6,615$5,458
8 years$7,572$6,990$6,451$5,951$5,488$4,387
9 years$6,662$6,086$5,556$5,069$4,621$3,577
10 years$5,935$5,365$4,844$4,369$3,938$2,948
11 years$5,341$4,776$4,264$3,803$3,387$2,451
12 years$4,846$4,287$3,785$3,335$2,935$2,051
13 years$4,427$3,874$3,381$2,945$2,559$1,726
14 years$4,068$3,521$3,038$2,614$2,243$1,458
15 years$3,758$3,217$2,743$2,331$1,975$1,237
16 years$3,487$2,951$2,487$2,087$1,746$1,053
17 years$3,248$2,718$2,263$1,875$1,548$898
18 years$3,035$2,512$2,066$1,690$1,376$768
19 years$2,845$2,328$1,891$1,527$1,227$658
20 years$2,675$2,163$1,736$1,383$1,096$564
21 years$2,521$2,015$1,596$1,255$981$485
22 years$2,381$1,881$1,471$1,141$879$417
23 years$2,253$1,759$1,359$1,039$789$359
24 years$2,136$1,648$1,256$948$709$309
25 years$2,029$1,547$1,164$866$638$266
26 years$1,930$1,454$1,079$792$575$230
27 years$1,839$1,368$1,002$725$518$198
28 years$1,754$1,289$932$664$468$171
29 years$1,675$1,216$867$609$422$148
30 years$1,602$1,148$808$559$382$128
31 years$1,534$1,086$753$513$345$110
32 years$1,469$1,027$702$472$312$95
33 years$1,409$973$656$434$282$83
34 years$1,353$922$613$399$256$71
35 years$1,300$875$573$367$232$62
36 years$1,250$830$536$338$210$53
37 years$1,203$788$502$312$190$46
38 years$1,158$749$470$287$172$40
39 years$1,116$712$440$265$156$35
40 years$1,076$678$413$244$142$30
41 years$1,038$645$387$225$129$26
42 years$1,002$614$363$208$117$22
43 years$968$585$340$192$106$19
44 years$935$558$320$177$96$17
45 years$904$532$300$164$87$15
46 years$874$508$282$151$79$13
47 years$846$484$265$140$72$11
48 years$819$463$249$129$65$9
49 years$793$442$234$119$59$8
50 years$768$422$220$110$54$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $787,000, adding $3,114 every year, while hoping to spend $43,863 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: 51/34/15 Blend
49$787,000$787,000$787,000$787,000
50$870,486$828,775$816,577$911,175
51$912,606$822,715$797,262$933,368
52$957,552$814,888$775,830$952,622
53$1,005,565$805,161$752,164$972,581
54$1,056,913$793,394$726,141$993,323
55$1,111,884$779,436$697,633$1,014,939
56$1,170,797$763,130$666,505$1,037,531
57$1,234,004$744,308$632,618$1,061,215
58$1,301,886$722,794$595,825$1,086,119
59$1,374,866$698,398$555,973$1,112,391
60$1,453,406$670,923$512,902$1,140,195
61$1,538,014$640,159$466,444$1,169,715
62$1,629,247$605,882$416,425$1,201,158
63$1,727,718$567,858$362,663$1,234,757
64$1,834,100$525,838$304,967$1,270,772
65$1,949,133$479,558$243,138$1,309,493
66$2,073,629$428,742$176,969$1,351,248
67$2,208,484$373,095$106,241$1,396,400
68$2,354,679$312,306$30,730$1,445,355
69$2,513,295$246,048$0$1,498,568
70$2,685,521$173,974$0$1,564,524
71$2,872,664$95,718$0$1,641,576
72$3,076,161$10,895$0$1,725,471
73$3,297,596$0$0$1,816,951
74$3,538,709$0$0$1,947,111
75$3,801,415$0$0$2,093,443
76$4,087,822$0$0$2,253,054
77$4,400,251$0$0$2,427,248
78$4,741,255$0$0$2,617,456
79$5,113,645$0$0$2,825,259
80$5,520,515$0$0$3,052,394
81$5,965,273$0$0$3,300,774
82$6,451,668$0$0$3,572,505
83$6,983,830$0$0$3,869,907
84$7,566,307$0$0$4,195,534
85$8,204,106$0$0$4,552,198
86$8,902,740$0$0$4,942,996
87$9,668,282$0$0$5,371,339
88$10,507,419$0$0$5,840,985
89$11,427,517$0$0$6,356,070
90$12,436,688$0$0$6,921,151
91$13,543,866$0$0$7,541,250
92$14,758,894$0$0$8,221,893
93$16,092,611$0$0$8,969,173
94$17,556,960$0$0$9,789,797
95$19,165,093$0$0$10,691,157
96$20,931,501$0$0$11,681,393
97$22,872,148$0$0$12,769,476
98$25,004,618$0$0$13,965,285
99$27,348,284$0$0$15,279,707
100$29,924,491$0$0$16,724,733