Can I retire at age 50 with 860,000?

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 $860,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$71,018$70,385$69,768$69,166$68,578$67,386
2 years$35,157$34,503$33,868$33,253$32,656$31,459
3 years$23,205$22,548$21,915$21,305$20,718$19,554
4 years$17,231$16,575$15,948$15,349$14,776$13,653
5 years$13,647$12,995$12,377$11,790$11,233$10,154
6 years$11,258$10,611$10,002$9,428$8,888$7,855
7 years$9,553$8,911$8,312$7,752$7,228$6,241
8 years$8,274$7,639$7,049$6,503$5,997$5,055
9 years$7,280$6,651$6,071$5,539$5,050$4,154
10 years$6,486$5,862$5,293$4,774$4,303$3,451
11 years$5,836$5,219$4,660$4,155$3,701$2,892
12 years$5,295$4,684$4,136$3,645$3,207$2,441
13 years$4,838$4,233$3,695$3,218$2,796$2,072
14 years$4,446$3,848$3,320$2,856$2,451$1,766
15 years$4,107$3,515$2,997$2,547$2,158$1,512
16 years$3,810$3,225$2,718$2,281$1,908$1,299
17 years$3,549$2,970$2,473$2,049$1,691$1,118
18 years$3,317$2,745$2,257$1,847$1,504$965
19 years$3,109$2,544$2,067$1,669$1,340$835
20 years$2,923$2,364$1,897$1,511$1,197$723
21 years$2,754$2,202$1,745$1,372$1,071$627
22 years$2,601$2,055$1,608$1,247$960$545
23 years$2,462$1,922$1,485$1,136$862$474
24 years$2,334$1,801$1,373$1,036$775$412
25 years$2,217$1,690$1,272$946$697$359
26 years$2,109$1,588$1,179$865$628$313
27 years$2,009$1,495$1,095$792$566$273
28 years$1,917$1,409$1,018$725$511$238
29 years$1,831$1,329$947$665$461$208
30 years$1,751$1,255$882$611$417$182
31 years$1,676$1,186$823$561$377$159
32 years$1,606$1,123$768$515$341$139
33 years$1,540$1,063$717$474$309$121
34 years$1,479$1,008$670$436$279$106
35 years$1,421$956$626$401$253$93
36 years$1,366$907$586$370$229$81
37 years$1,314$861$548$341$208$71
38 years$1,266$819$513$314$188$62
39 years$1,219$779$481$289$171$54
40 years$1,176$741$451$267$155$47
41 years$1,134$705$423$246$141$42
42 years$1,095$671$397$227$128$36
43 years$1,057$640$372$210$116$32
44 years$1,022$610$349$194$105$28
45 years$988$582$328$179$95$24
46 years$955$555$308$165$87$21
47 years$925$529$289$153$79$19
48 years$895$505$272$141$71$16
49 years$867$483$256$130$65$14
50 years$840$461$240$121$59$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $860,000, adding $2,313 every year, while hoping to spend $41,395 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: 71/10/19 Blend
49$860,000$860,000$860,000$860,000
50$950,106$904,526$891,196$1,013,067
51$1,002,973$904,804$877,007$1,055,559
52$1,059,845$903,708$860,955$1,096,906
53$1,121,086$901,127$842,935$1,141,133
54$1,187,098$896,944$822,835$1,188,520
55$1,258,321$891,033$800,538$1,239,375
56$1,335,238$883,261$775,924$1,294,040
57$1,418,380$873,489$748,866$1,352,889
58$1,508,332$861,567$719,230$1,416,339
59$1,605,735$847,337$686,877$1,484,847
60$1,711,295$830,631$651,663$1,558,921
61$1,825,788$811,273$613,434$1,639,119
62$1,950,068$789,075$572,033$1,726,057
63$2,085,072$763,837$527,294$1,820,418
64$2,231,834$735,349$479,043$1,922,953
65$2,391,489$703,390$427,099$2,034,492
66$2,565,288$667,723$371,274$2,155,951
67$2,754,605$628,098$311,369$2,288,341
68$2,960,953$584,254$247,178$2,432,779
69$3,185,998$535,910$178,487$2,590,496
70$3,431,574$482,773$105,069$2,762,851
71$3,699,696$424,532$26,692$2,951,345
72$3,992,588$360,856$0$3,157,633
73$4,312,694$291,400$0$3,395,087
74$4,662,705$215,795$0$3,660,703
75$5,045,587$133,655$0$3,951,341
76$5,464,602$44,569$0$4,269,513
77$5,923,343$0$0$4,617,983
78$6,425,769$0$0$5,005,511
79$6,976,238$0$0$5,435,511
80$7,579,547$0$0$5,906,833
81$8,240,984$0$0$6,423,612
82$8,966,370$0$0$6,990,403
83$9,762,116$0$0$7,612,221
84$10,635,286$0$0$8,294,592
85$11,593,658$0$0$9,043,602
86$12,645,801$0$0$9,865,953
87$13,801,156$0$0$10,769,032
88$15,070,119$0$0$11,760,972
89$16,464,145$0$0$12,850,735
90$17,995,854$0$0$14,048,194
91$19,679,147$0$0$15,364,224
92$21,529,338$0$0$16,810,807
93$23,563,301$0$0$18,401,144
94$25,799,625$0$0$20,149,777
95$28,258,788$0$0$22,072,731
96$30,963,356$0$0$24,187,657
97$33,938,188$0$0$26,514,006
98$37,210,675$0$0$29,073,208
99$40,810,995$0$0$31,888,874
100$44,772,401$0$0$34,987,019