Can I retire at age 50 with 789,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $789,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$65,155$64,575$64,008$63,456$62,916$60,975
2 years$32,255$31,654$31,072$30,508$29,960$28,022
3 years$21,290$20,686$20,106$19,546$19,008$17,133
4 years$15,808$15,207$14,632$14,082$13,557$11,759
5 years$12,520$11,922$11,355$10,816$10,305$8,591
6 years$10,329$9,735$9,176$8,650$8,154$6,523
7 years$8,764$8,176$7,626$7,112$6,632$5,085
8 years$7,591$7,008$6,467$5,966$5,502$4,037
9 years$6,679$6,102$5,570$5,082$4,633$3,250
10 years$5,950$5,378$4,856$4,380$3,948$2,644
11 years$5,354$4,788$4,275$3,812$3,395$2,168
12 years$4,858$4,298$3,794$3,344$2,942$1,790
13 years$4,438$3,884$3,390$2,952$2,566$1,485
14 years$4,079$3,530$3,046$2,621$2,249$1,237
15 years$3,768$3,225$2,750$2,337$1,980$1,034
16 years$3,496$2,959$2,493$2,093$1,750$867
17 years$3,256$2,725$2,269$1,880$1,552$728
18 years$3,043$2,518$2,071$1,694$1,380$613
19 years$2,853$2,334$1,896$1,531$1,230$517
20 years$2,682$2,169$1,740$1,387$1,098$436
21 years$2,527$2,020$1,600$1,258$983$369
22 years$2,387$1,885$1,475$1,144$881$312
23 years$2,259$1,763$1,362$1,042$791$264
24 years$2,142$1,652$1,260$950$711$224
25 years$2,034$1,551$1,167$868$640$190
26 years$1,935$1,457$1,082$794$576$161
27 years$1,843$1,371$1,005$726$520$137
28 years$1,759$1,292$934$666$469$116
29 years$1,680$1,219$869$610$423$98
30 years$1,606$1,151$810$560$382$84
31 years$1,537$1,088$755$514$346$71
32 years$1,473$1,030$704$473$313$60
33 years$1,413$975$658$435$283$51
34 years$1,356$924$614$400$256$44
35 years$1,303$877$574$368$232$37
36 years$1,253$832$537$339$210$31
37 years$1,206$790$503$312$191$27
38 years$1,161$751$471$288$173$23
39 years$1,119$714$441$266$157$19
40 years$1,079$680$414$245$142$16
41 years$1,041$647$388$226$129$14
42 years$1,005$616$364$209$117$12
43 years$970$587$341$193$106$10
44 years$937$560$320$178$96$9
45 years$906$534$301$164$88$7
46 years$877$509$283$152$79$6
47 years$848$486$265$140$72$5
48 years$821$464$249$129$66$4
49 years$795$443$234$120$60$4
50 years$770$423$220$111$54$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $789,000, adding $5,446 every year, while hoping to spend $52,469 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: 28/47/25 Blend
49$789,000$789,000$789,000$789,000
50$875,096$833,279$821,049$892,652
51$908,529$818,283$792,728$891,942
52$943,613$800,793$761,699$886,234
53$980,463$780,633$727,817$879,019
54$1,019,200$757,614$690,928$870,203
55$1,059,958$731,537$650,874$859,690
56$1,102,883$702,191$607,488$847,376
57$1,148,133$669,354$560,594$833,155
58$1,195,879$632,790$510,011$816,918
59$1,246,312$592,249$455,549$798,551
60$1,299,634$547,468$397,008$777,936
61$1,356,071$498,168$334,182$754,950
62$1,415,866$444,054$266,853$729,468
63$1,479,286$384,815$194,795$701,361
64$1,546,625$320,122$117,772$670,495
65$1,618,200$249,627$35,536$636,735
66$1,694,360$172,963$0$599,939
67$1,775,489$89,742$0$573,897
68$1,862,005$0$0$555,555
69$1,954,366$0$0$535,580
70$2,053,075$0$0$563,913
71$2,158,682$0$0$594,307
72$2,271,791$0$0$626,947
73$2,393,064$0$0$662,034
74$2,523,227$0$0$699,792
75$2,663,079$0$0$740,463
76$2,813,493$0$0$784,316
77$2,975,432$0$0$831,643
78$3,149,950$0$0$882,769
79$3,338,205$0$0$938,048
80$3,541,472$0$0$997,870
81$3,761,150$0$0$1,062,665
82$3,998,775$0$0$1,132,904
83$4,256,039$0$0$1,209,105
84$4,534,800$0$0$1,291,839
85$4,837,101$0$0$1,381,733
86$5,165,188$0$0$1,479,478
87$5,521,534$0$0$1,585,831
88$5,908,856$0$0$1,701,630
89$6,330,145$0$0$1,827,792
90$6,788,690$0$0$1,965,330
91$7,288,113$0$0$2,115,356
92$7,832,397$0$0$2,279,096
93$8,425,925$0$0$2,457,899
94$9,073,525$0$0$2,653,249
95$9,780,506$0$0$2,866,781
96$10,552,716$0$0$3,100,295
97$11,396,592$0$0$3,355,771
98$12,319,219$0$0$3,635,393
99$13,328,399$0$0$3,941,562
100$14,432,723$0$0$4,276,925