Can I retire at age 50 with 861,000?

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 $861,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$71,101$70,467$69,849$69,246$68,657$67,134
2 years$35,198$34,543$33,907$33,291$32,694$31,167
3 years$23,232$22,574$21,940$21,330$20,742$19,260
4 years$17,251$16,594$15,967$15,367$14,794$13,367
5 years$13,663$13,010$12,391$11,803$11,246$9,878
6 years$11,271$10,624$10,014$9,439$8,898$7,592
7 years$9,564$8,922$8,322$7,761$7,237$5,992
8 years$8,284$7,648$7,057$6,510$6,004$4,819
9 years$7,289$6,659$6,078$5,545$5,056$3,932
10 years$6,493$5,869$5,299$4,780$4,308$3,242
11 years$5,843$5,225$4,665$4,160$3,705$2,697
12 years$5,301$4,690$4,140$3,649$3,211$2,258
13 years$4,843$4,238$3,699$3,221$2,800$1,902
14 years$4,451$3,852$3,324$2,860$2,454$1,608
15 years$4,111$3,519$3,001$2,550$2,161$1,365
16 years$3,815$3,229$2,721$2,284$1,910$1,163
17 years$3,553$2,974$2,476$2,052$1,693$993
18 years$3,321$2,748$2,260$1,849$1,506$849
19 years$3,113$2,547$2,069$1,671$1,342$728
20 years$2,926$2,366$1,899$1,513$1,199$625
21 years$2,758$2,204$1,747$1,373$1,073$537
22 years$2,605$2,058$1,610$1,249$962$462
23 years$2,465$1,924$1,486$1,137$863$398
24 years$2,337$1,803$1,375$1,037$776$343
25 years$2,220$1,692$1,273$947$698$296
26 years$2,112$1,590$1,181$866$629$256
27 years$2,012$1,497$1,096$793$567$221
28 years$1,919$1,410$1,019$726$512$191
29 years$1,833$1,330$949$666$462$165
30 years$1,753$1,256$884$611$417$143
31 years$1,678$1,188$824$561$377$123
32 years$1,608$1,124$769$516$341$107
33 years$1,542$1,064$718$474$309$92
34 years$1,480$1,009$670$437$280$80
35 years$1,422$957$627$402$253$69
36 years$1,367$908$586$370$230$60
37 years$1,316$862$549$341$208$52
38 years$1,267$820$514$314$189$45
39 years$1,221$779$482$290$171$39
40 years$1,177$742$451$267$155$34
41 years$1,136$706$423$247$141$29
42 years$1,096$672$397$228$128$25
43 years$1,059$641$373$210$116$22
44 years$1,023$611$350$194$105$19
45 years$989$582$328$179$96$16
46 years$957$555$308$165$87$14
47 years$926$530$290$153$79$12
48 years$896$506$272$141$72$11
49 years$868$483$256$131$65$9
50 years$841$462$241$121$59$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $861,000, adding $6,130 every year, while hoping to spend $49,827 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: 48/34/18 Blend
49$861,000$861,000$861,000$861,000
50$955,145$909,512$896,167$995,881
51$999,554$901,063$873,173$1,016,332
52$1,046,823$890,529$847,738$1,032,967
53$1,097,191$877,757$819,729$1,049,967
54$1,150,920$862,582$789,005$1,067,387
55$1,208,296$844,831$755,419$1,085,288
56$1,269,634$824,319$718,818$1,103,744
57$1,335,278$800,852$679,039$1,122,838
58$1,405,606$774,224$635,917$1,142,663
59$1,481,033$744,216$589,275$1,163,330
60$1,562,013$710,597$538,931$1,184,963
61$1,649,045$673,124$484,692$1,207,703
62$1,742,678$631,537$426,359$1,231,709
63$1,843,512$585,563$363,723$1,257,166
64$1,952,208$534,914$296,566$1,284,277
65$2,069,492$479,283$224,660$1,313,277
66$2,196,161$418,349$147,767$1,344,427
67$2,333,091$351,769$65,638$1,378,024
68$2,481,245$279,185$0$1,414,399
69$2,641,681$200,214$0$1,458,154
70$2,815,563$114,455$0$1,519,211
71$3,004,171$21,483$0$1,585,473
72$3,208,911$0$0$1,657,526
73$3,431,332$0$0$1,765,631
74$3,673,136$0$0$1,891,979
75$3,936,196$0$0$2,029,522
76$4,222,572$0$0$2,179,348
77$4,534,533$0$0$2,342,654
78$4,874,573$0$0$2,520,760
79$5,245,439$0$0$2,715,116
80$5,650,154$0$0$2,927,320
81$6,092,045$0$0$3,159,128
82$6,574,774$0$0$3,412,478
83$7,102,373$0$0$3,689,500
84$7,679,283$0$0$3,992,540
85$8,310,390$0$0$4,324,181
86$9,001,076$0$0$4,687,269
87$9,757,268$0$0$5,084,935
88$10,585,491$0$0$5,520,629
89$11,492,931$0$0$5,998,150
90$12,487,504$0$0$6,521,683
91$13,577,925$0$0$7,095,835
92$14,773,795$0$0$7,725,683
93$16,085,687$0$0$8,416,816
94$17,525,250$0$0$9,175,393
95$19,105,310$0$0$10,008,197
96$20,840,000$0$0$10,922,700
97$22,744,886$0$0$11,927,132
98$24,837,115$0$0$13,030,561
99$27,135,577$0$0$14,242,977
100$29,661,082$0$0$15,575,382