Can I retire at age 50 with 839,000?

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 $839,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$69,284$68,667$68,065$67,477$66,903$64,761
2 years$34,299$33,660$33,041$32,441$31,859$29,721
3 years$22,639$21,997$21,380$20,785$20,212$18,145
4 years$16,810$16,170$15,559$14,975$14,416$12,435
5 years$13,313$12,678$12,074$11,502$10,959$9,070
6 years$10,983$10,352$9,758$9,198$8,671$6,876
7 years$9,320$8,694$8,109$7,562$7,052$5,350
8 years$8,072$7,452$6,877$6,344$5,850$4,241
9 years$7,103$6,489$5,923$5,404$4,927$3,408
10 years$6,327$5,719$5,164$4,658$4,198$2,767
11 years$5,694$5,092$4,546$4,054$3,610$2,265
12 years$5,166$4,570$4,035$3,556$3,129$1,866
13 years$4,720$4,130$3,605$3,139$2,728$1,545
14 years$4,337$3,754$3,239$2,787$2,392$1,284
15 years$4,006$3,429$2,924$2,485$2,106$1,071
16 years$3,717$3,146$2,651$2,225$1,861$896
17 years$3,462$2,898$2,413$1,999$1,650$751
18 years$3,236$2,678$2,202$1,802$1,467$631
19 years$3,033$2,482$2,016$1,628$1,308$531
20 years$2,851$2,306$1,850$1,475$1,168$447
21 years$2,687$2,148$1,702$1,338$1,045$377
22 years$2,538$2,005$1,569$1,217$937$318
23 years$2,402$1,875$1,448$1,108$841$269
24 years$2,277$1,757$1,339$1,011$756$227
25 years$2,163$1,649$1,241$923$680$192
26 years$2,058$1,550$1,151$844$613$163
27 years$1,960$1,458$1,068$772$552$138
28 years$1,870$1,374$993$708$498$116
29 years$1,786$1,296$924$649$450$99
30 years$1,708$1,224$861$596$407$84
31 years$1,635$1,157$803$547$368$71
32 years$1,567$1,095$749$503$333$60
33 years$1,503$1,037$699$462$301$51
34 years$1,442$983$653$425$273$43
35 years$1,386$932$611$392$247$37
36 years$1,333$885$571$361$224$31
37 years$1,282$840$535$332$203$26
38 years$1,235$799$501$306$184$22
39 years$1,190$760$469$282$167$19
40 years$1,147$723$440$260$151$16
41 years$1,107$688$412$240$137$14
42 years$1,068$655$387$222$124$12
43 years$1,032$624$363$205$113$10
44 years$997$595$341$189$103$8
45 years$964$567$320$175$93$7
46 years$932$541$300$161$84$6
47 years$902$517$282$149$77$5
48 years$873$493$265$138$70$4
49 years$846$471$249$127$63$4
50 years$819$450$234$118$57$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $839,000, adding $3,232 every year, while hoping to spend $39,607 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: 65/5/30 Blend
49$839,000$839,000$839,000$839,000
50$927,912$883,445$870,440$980,617
51$980,417$884,592$857,459$1,017,846
52$1,036,951$884,468$842,714$1,053,867
53$1,097,882$882,969$826,107$1,092,392
54$1,163,615$879,984$807,531$1,133,672
55$1,234,596$875,395$786,876$1,177,986
56$1,311,314$869,079$764,026$1,225,642
57$1,394,308$860,904$738,860$1,276,981
58$1,484,168$850,728$711,252$1,332,380
59$1,581,544$838,405$681,071$1,392,256
60$1,687,152$823,777$648,176$1,457,071
61$1,801,776$806,677$612,425$1,527,333
62$1,926,282$786,929$573,667$1,603,607
63$2,061,621$764,347$531,742$1,686,514
64$2,208,838$738,732$486,487$1,776,742
65$2,369,085$709,874$437,730$1,875,053
66$2,543,627$677,554$385,290$1,982,285
67$2,733,859$641,537$328,979$2,099,366
68$2,941,315$601,574$268,602$2,227,322
69$3,167,682$557,404$203,953$2,367,285
70$3,414,818$508,749$134,818$2,520,505
71$3,684,769$455,318$60,974$2,688,362
72$3,979,787$396,800$0$2,872,381
73$4,302,351$332,868$0$3,079,953
74$4,655,190$263,178$0$3,328,429
75$5,041,310$187,364$0$3,600,403
76$5,464,019$105,041$0$3,898,226
77$5,926,962$15,801$0$4,224,485
78$6,434,153$0$0$4,582,032
79$6,990,010$0$0$4,978,453
80$7,599,401$0$0$5,414,062
81$8,267,686$0$0$5,891,830
82$9,000,771$0$0$6,415,983
83$9,805,159$0$0$6,991,181
84$10,688,013$0$0$7,622,554
85$11,657,224$0$0$8,315,752
86$12,721,484$0$0$9,077,000
87$13,890,369$0$0$9,913,157
88$15,174,425$0$0$10,831,776
89$16,585,273$0$0$11,841,180
90$18,135,713$0$0$12,950,537
91$19,839,849$0$0$14,169,947
92$21,713,217$0$0$15,510,538
93$23,772,935$0$0$16,984,571
94$26,037,860$0$0$18,605,551
95$28,528,770$0$0$20,388,361
96$31,268,557$0$0$22,349,396
97$34,282,442$0$0$24,506,722
98$37,598,215$0$0$26,880,242
99$41,246,495$0$0$29,491,887
100$45,261,017$0$0$32,365,820