Can I retire at age 50 with 871,000?

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 $871,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$66,725
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$30,357
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$18,365
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$12,466
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$9,002
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$6,754
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$5,198
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,074
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$3,236
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$2,596
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,099
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$1,707
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,395
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,145
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$942
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$777
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$642
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$532
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$441
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$366
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$304
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$253
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$211
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$175
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$146
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$122
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$101
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$85
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$70
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$59
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$49
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$41
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$34
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$28
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$24
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$20
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$17
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$14
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$12
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$10
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$8
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$7
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$6
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$5
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$4
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$3
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$3
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$2
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$2
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $871,000, adding $3,162 every year, while hoping to spend $26,847 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: 79/12/9 Blend
49$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
50$963,104$916,941$903,440$1,037,625
51$1,032,775$933,306$905,140$1,103,345
52$1,108,653$949,573$905,998$1,171,611
53$1,191,343$965,709$905,956$1,245,710
54$1,281,510$981,678$904,955$1,326,210
55$1,379,886$997,443$902,933$1,413,739
56$1,487,278$1,012,961$899,825$1,508,988
57$1,604,573$1,028,189$895,562$1,612,717
58$1,732,748$1,043,079$890,072$1,725,764
59$1,872,880$1,057,581$883,280$1,849,054
60$2,026,151$1,071,640$875,108$1,983,602
61$2,193,867$1,085,199$865,473$2,130,529
62$2,377,463$1,098,195$854,287$2,291,069
63$2,578,520$1,110,562$841,461$2,466,582
64$2,798,779$1,122,230$826,901$2,658,566
65$3,040,158$1,133,123$810,505$2,868,673
66$3,304,768$1,143,160$792,172$3,098,720
67$3,594,936$1,152,257$771,791$3,350,712
68$3,913,224$1,160,321$749,250$3,626,857
69$4,262,452$1,167,256$724,429$3,929,589
70$4,645,729$1,172,959$697,205$4,261,588
71$5,066,478$1,177,318$667,446$4,625,810
72$5,528,470$1,180,219$635,017$5,025,510
73$6,035,860$1,181,535$599,776$5,464,276
74$6,593,224$1,181,136$561,574$5,946,061
75$7,205,602$1,178,881$520,256$6,475,222
76$7,878,548$1,174,622$475,660$7,056,561
77$8,618,182$1,168,200$427,616$7,695,369
78$9,431,242$1,159,447$375,947$8,397,476
79$10,325,157$1,148,188$320,469$9,169,308
80$11,308,106$1,134,232$260,987$10,017,946
81$12,389,104$1,117,381$197,302$10,951,194
82$13,578,082$1,097,422$129,201$11,977,652
83$14,885,983$1,074,132$56,465$13,106,798
84$16,324,862$1,047,273$0$14,349,075
85$17,908,002$1,016,594$0$15,718,027
86$19,650,041$981,830$0$17,230,226
87$21,567,102$942,697$0$18,894,246
88$23,676,957$898,899$0$20,725,520
89$25,999,181$850,120$0$22,741,052
90$28,555,349$796,027$0$24,959,580
91$31,369,229$736,267$0$27,401,755
92$34,467,014$670,468$0$30,090,331
93$37,877,564$598,236$0$33,050,384
94$41,632,680$519,154$0$36,309,546
95$45,767,404$432,782$0$39,898,269
96$50,320,347$338,657$0$43,850,110
97$55,334,058$236,286$0$48,202,046
98$60,855,419$125,151$0$52,994,831
99$66,936,094$4,706$0$58,273,369
100$73,633,011$0$0$64,087,150