Can I retire at age 50 with 844,000?

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 $844,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$69,697$69,076$68,470$67,879$67,302$65,173
2 years$34,503$33,861$33,238$32,634$32,048$29,924
3 years$22,774$22,128$21,507$20,909$20,333$18,278
4 years$16,910$16,267$15,652$15,064$14,502$12,532
5 years$13,393$12,753$12,146$11,570$11,024$9,146
6 years$11,049$10,414$9,816$9,253$8,723$6,937
7 years$9,375$8,746$8,157$7,607$7,094$5,401
8 years$8,120$7,497$6,918$6,382$5,885$4,284
9 years$7,145$6,527$5,958$5,436$4,956$3,444
10 years$6,365$5,753$5,195$4,686$4,223$2,798
11 years$5,728$5,122$4,573$4,078$3,632$2,292
12 years$5,197$4,597$4,059$3,577$3,147$1,889
13 years$4,748$4,154$3,626$3,158$2,744$1,565
14 years$4,363$3,776$3,258$2,803$2,406$1,302
15 years$4,030$3,450$2,942$2,500$2,118$1,087
16 years$3,739$3,165$2,667$2,238$1,872$910
17 years$3,483$2,915$2,427$2,011$1,660$763
18 years$3,255$2,693$2,215$1,813$1,476$642
19 years$3,051$2,496$2,028$1,638$1,316$540
20 years$2,868$2,320$1,861$1,483$1,175$455
21 years$2,703$2,161$1,712$1,346$1,052$384
22 years$2,553$2,017$1,578$1,224$943$325
23 years$2,416$1,886$1,457$1,115$846$274
24 years$2,291$1,767$1,347$1,017$760$232
25 years$2,176$1,659$1,248$929$684$196
26 years$2,070$1,559$1,157$849$616$166
27 years$1,972$1,467$1,075$777$556$141
28 years$1,881$1,382$999$712$501$119
29 years$1,797$1,304$930$653$453$101
30 years$1,718$1,232$866$599$409$86
31 years$1,645$1,164$807$550$370$73
32 years$1,576$1,102$753$506$335$62
33 years$1,511$1,043$703$465$303$52
34 years$1,451$989$657$428$274$44
35 years$1,394$938$614$394$248$38
36 years$1,340$890$575$363$225$32
37 years$1,290$845$538$334$204$27
38 years$1,242$803$504$308$185$23
39 years$1,197$764$472$284$168$20
40 years$1,154$727$442$262$152$17
41 years$1,113$692$415$242$138$14
42 years$1,075$659$389$223$125$12
43 years$1,038$628$365$206$114$10
44 years$1,003$599$343$190$103$9
45 years$969$571$322$176$94$7
46 years$938$544$302$162$85$6
47 years$907$520$284$150$77$5
48 years$878$496$267$138$70$4
49 years$851$474$251$128$64$4
50 years$824$452$236$118$58$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $844,000, adding $3,136 every year, while hoping to spend $21,303 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: 25/47/28 Blend
49$844,000$844,000$844,000$844,000
50$933,323$888,591$875,509$948,400
51$1,005,855$909,466$882,172$982,103
52$1,085,073$930,649$888,345$1,016,199
53$1,171,633$952,134$893,988$1,052,314
54$1,266,263$973,912$899,060$1,090,634
55$1,369,762$995,974$903,518$1,131,361
56$1,483,010$1,018,309$907,318$1,174,718
57$1,606,975$1,040,904$910,411$1,220,954
58$1,742,724$1,063,746$912,748$1,270,341
59$1,891,433$1,086,820$914,276$1,323,180
60$2,054,395$1,110,110$914,940$1,379,804
61$2,233,035$1,133,598$914,682$1,440,580
62$2,428,923$1,157,262$913,442$1,505,912
63$2,643,787$1,181,082$911,157$1,576,247
64$2,879,532$1,205,034$907,759$1,652,080
65$3,138,254$1,229,090$903,178$1,733,955
66$3,422,263$1,253,223$897,342$1,822,473
67$3,734,105$1,277,401$890,174$1,918,297
68$4,076,581$1,301,592$881,592$2,022,161
69$4,452,780$1,325,758$871,514$2,134,872
70$4,866,104$1,349,860$859,850$2,257,323
71$5,320,300$1,373,857$846,508$2,390,498
72$5,819,496$1,397,701$831,392$2,535,486
73$6,368,241$1,421,345$814,399$2,693,484
74$6,971,546$1,444,734$795,425$2,865,817
75$7,634,930$1,467,813$774,359$3,053,946
76$8,364,476$1,490,519$751,083$3,259,483
77$9,166,886$1,512,788$725,478$3,484,206
78$10,049,543$1,534,549$697,416$3,730,078
79$11,020,580$1,555,726$666,764$3,999,266
80$12,088,963$1,576,240$633,383$4,294,158
81$13,264,565$1,596,004$597,130$4,617,391
82$14,558,268$1,614,926$557,851$4,971,874
83$15,982,062$1,632,907$515,389$5,360,815
84$17,549,156$1,649,844$469,579$5,787,754
85$19,274,107$1,665,623$420,247$6,256,598
86$21,172,954$1,680,126$367,213$6,771,652
87$23,263,369$1,693,226$310,288$7,337,669
88$25,564,825$1,704,787$249,276$7,959,891
89$28,098,781$1,714,665$183,970$8,644,098
90$30,888,880$1,722,707$114,157$9,396,667
91$33,961,176$1,728,750$39,611$10,224,631
92$37,344,378$1,732,621$0$11,135,745
93$41,070,120$1,734,134$0$12,150,497
94$45,173,261$1,733,096$0$13,279,792
95$49,692,212$1,729,296$0$14,522,263
96$54,669,302$1,722,516$0$15,889,462
97$60,151,173$1,712,521$0$17,394,122
98$66,189,221$1,699,063$0$19,050,281
99$72,840,082$1,681,878$0$20,873,411
100$80,166,168$1,660,688$0$22,880,567