Can I retire at age 50 with 820,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$62,918
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$28,677
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$17,382
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$11,823
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$8,555
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$6,433
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$4,963
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$3,899
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$3,104
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$2,497
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$2,024
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$1,650
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$1,353
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$1,113
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$918
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$760
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$630
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$523
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$435
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$362
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$302
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$252
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$210
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$176
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$147
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$123
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$103
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$86
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$72
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$60
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$50
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$42
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$35
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$29
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$25
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$21
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$17
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$14
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$12
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$10
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$9
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$7
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$6
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$5
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$4
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$4
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$3
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$2
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$2
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $820,000, adding $2,683 every year, while hoping to spend $54,315 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: 55/19/26 Blend
49$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
50$906,408$862,948$850,238$949,630
51$941,070$847,441$820,930$964,162
52$977,448$829,355$788,820$974,112
53$1,015,659$808,504$753,756$983,833
54$1,055,831$784,695$715,581$993,322
55$1,098,102$757,721$674,130$1,002,575
56$1,142,623$727,365$629,228$1,011,597
57$1,189,561$693,396$580,697$1,020,392
58$1,239,093$655,569$528,348$1,028,970
59$1,291,416$613,627$471,982$1,037,345
60$1,346,742$567,297$411,396$1,045,537
61$1,405,305$516,290$346,373$1,053,572
62$1,467,360$460,302$276,690$1,061,484
63$1,533,183$399,009$202,112$1,069,313
64$1,603,079$332,072$122,394$1,077,111
65$1,677,380$259,131$37,281$1,084,938
66$1,756,450$179,805$0$1,092,868
67$1,840,686$93,694$0$1,115,843
68$1,930,524$373$0$1,151,113
69$2,026,442$0$0$1,188,522
70$2,128,962$0$0$1,249,328
71$2,238,657$0$0$1,314,522
72$2,356,156$0$0$1,384,404
73$2,482,148$0$0$1,459,393
74$2,617,390$0$0$1,539,945
75$2,762,711$0$0$1,626,561
76$2,919,024$0$0$1,719,792
77$3,087,327$0$0$1,820,244
78$3,268,720$0$0$1,928,580
79$3,464,410$0$0$2,045,531
80$3,675,722$0$0$2,171,898
81$3,904,113$0$0$2,308,563
82$4,151,183$0$0$2,456,495
83$4,418,694$0$0$2,616,758
84$4,708,580$0$0$2,790,523
85$5,022,968$0$0$2,979,078
86$5,364,198$0$0$3,183,839
87$5,734,844$0$0$3,406,365
88$6,137,736$0$0$3,648,368
89$6,575,988$0$0$3,911,733
90$7,053,026$0$0$4,198,536
91$7,572,620$0$0$4,511,058
92$8,138,918$0$0$4,851,812
93$8,756,487$0$0$5,223,563
94$9,430,350$0$0$5,629,353
95$10,166,039$0$0$6,072,534
96$10,969,644$0$0$6,556,792
97$11,847,866$0$0$7,086,187
98$12,808,085$0$0$7,665,189
99$13,858,426$0$0$8,298,721
100$15,007,836$0$0$8,992,201