Can I retire at age 50 with 821,000?

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 $821,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$67,797$67,194$66,604$66,029$65,468$63,045
2 years$33,563$32,938$32,332$31,745$31,175$28,761
3 years$22,153$21,525$20,921$20,339$19,779$17,450
4 years$16,449$15,823$15,225$14,653$14,106$11,881
5 years$13,028$12,406$11,815$11,255$10,723$8,606
6 years$10,748$10,130$9,549$9,001$8,485$6,478
7 years$9,120$8,507$7,935$7,400$6,901$5,003
8 years$7,899$7,292$6,729$6,208$5,725$3,935
9 years$6,950$6,349$5,796$5,288$4,821$3,137
10 years$6,192$5,597$5,053$4,558$4,108$2,526
11 years$5,571$4,982$4,449$3,967$3,533$2,051
12 years$5,055$4,472$3,948$3,479$3,061$1,675
13 years$4,618$4,041$3,527$3,072$2,670$1,374
14 years$4,244$3,673$3,169$2,727$2,340$1,132
15 years$3,920$3,356$2,862$2,432$2,061$936
16 years$3,637$3,079$2,594$2,177$1,821$775
17 years$3,388$2,835$2,361$1,956$1,615$644
18 years$3,166$2,620$2,155$1,763$1,436$536
19 years$2,968$2,428$1,973$1,593$1,280$446
20 years$2,790$2,256$1,811$1,443$1,143$372
21 years$2,630$2,102$1,665$1,310$1,023$311
22 years$2,484$1,962$1,535$1,191$917$259
23 years$2,350$1,835$1,417$1,084$823$217
24 years$2,229$1,719$1,311$989$740$181
25 years$2,117$1,613$1,214$903$666$152
26 years$2,014$1,516$1,126$826$600$127
27 years$1,918$1,427$1,045$756$541$106
28 years$1,830$1,345$972$693$488$89
29 years$1,748$1,269$904$635$440$75
30 years$1,671$1,198$842$583$398$63
31 years$1,600$1,133$785$535$360$53
32 years$1,533$1,072$733$492$325$44
33 years$1,470$1,015$684$452$295$37
34 years$1,411$962$639$416$267$31
35 years$1,356$912$598$383$242$26
36 years$1,304$866$559$353$219$22
37 years$1,255$822$523$325$198$18
38 years$1,208$782$490$300$180$15
39 years$1,164$743$459$276$163$13
40 years$1,122$707$430$255$148$11
41 years$1,083$673$404$235$134$9
42 years$1,045$641$379$217$122$8
43 years$1,009$611$355$200$111$6
44 years$975$582$333$185$100$5
45 years$943$555$313$171$91$4
46 years$912$530$294$158$83$4
47 years$883$505$276$146$75$3
48 years$854$482$260$135$68$3
49 years$827$461$244$125$62$2
50 years$802$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 $821,000, adding $6,880 every year, while hoping to spend $49,003 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$821,000$821,000$821,000$821,000
50$911,839$868,326$855,600$927,847
51$952,707$858,735$832,124$931,877
52$996,102$847,032$806,219$931,574
53$1,042,230$833,061$777,752$930,270
54$1,091,314$816,658$746,584$927,915
55$1,143,603$797,649$712,569$924,458
56$1,199,366$775,849$675,556$919,849
57$1,258,899$751,064$635,384$914,040
58$1,322,526$723,085$591,889$906,981
59$1,390,602$691,695$544,896$898,627
60$1,463,517$656,662$494,224$888,933
61$1,541,699$617,741$439,683$877,856
62$1,625,615$574,673$381,075$865,358
63$1,715,781$527,185$318,194$851,404
64$1,812,761$474,987$250,824$835,966
65$1,917,174$417,774$178,739$819,021
66$2,029,703$355,221$101,703$800,551
67$2,151,094$286,989$19,472$780,549
68$2,282,170$212,715$0$759,019
69$2,423,832$132,020$0$757,831
70$2,577,074$44,500$0$763,227
71$2,742,986$0$0$769,101
72$2,922,767$0$0$799,392
73$3,117,736$0$0$855,190
74$3,329,342$0$0$915,869
75$3,559,180$0$0$981,900
76$3,809,005$0$0$1,053,805
77$4,080,746$0$0$1,132,153
78$4,376,525$0$0$1,217,575
79$4,698,680$0$0$1,310,764
80$5,049,780$0$0$1,412,481
81$5,432,656$0$0$1,523,566
82$5,850,420$0$0$1,644,942
83$6,306,501$0$0$1,777,627
84$6,804,671$0$0$1,922,740
85$7,349,085$0$0$2,081,514
86$7,944,314$0$0$2,255,307
87$8,595,393$0$0$2,445,613
88$9,307,867$0$0$2,654,079
89$10,087,839$0$0$2,882,517
90$10,942,030$0$0$3,132,924
91$11,877,845$0$0$3,407,499
92$12,903,433$0$0$3,708,664
93$14,027,775$0$0$4,039,086
94$15,260,757$0$0$4,401,703
95$16,613,271$0$0$4,799,752
96$18,097,312$0$0$5,236,798
97$19,726,095$0$0$5,716,768
98$21,514,174$0$0$6,243,988
99$23,477,581$0$0$6,823,224
100$25,633,978$0$0$7,459,726