Can I retire at age 50 with 873,000?

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 $873,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$72,092$71,449$70,823$70,211$69,614$68,602
2 years$35,689$35,024$34,380$33,755$33,150$32,132
3 years$23,556$22,889$22,246$21,627$21,031$20,040
4 years$17,491$16,826$16,190$15,581$15,000$14,042
5 years$13,853$13,191$12,564$11,968$11,403$10,482
6 years$11,428$10,772$10,153$9,571$9,023$8,139
7 years$9,697$9,046$8,437$7,869$7,338$6,493
8 years$8,399$7,754$7,156$6,601$6,087$5,280
9 years$7,390$6,751$6,163$5,623$5,126$4,357
10 years$6,584$5,951$5,373$4,847$4,368$3,635
11 years$5,924$5,298$4,730$4,218$3,757$3,060
12 years$5,375$4,755$4,198$3,700$3,255$2,594
13 years$4,911$4,297$3,751$3,266$2,839$2,212
14 years$4,513$3,906$3,370$2,900$2,488$1,895
15 years$4,169$3,568$3,043$2,586$2,191$1,630
16 years$3,868$3,274$2,759$2,315$1,936$1,407
17 years$3,602$3,015$2,510$2,080$1,717$1,217
18 years$3,367$2,786$2,292$1,875$1,527$1,056
19 years$3,156$2,582$2,098$1,694$1,361$918
20 years$2,967$2,399$1,925$1,534$1,215$799
21 years$2,796$2,235$1,771$1,392$1,088$697
22 years$2,641$2,086$1,632$1,266$975$609
23 years$2,499$1,951$1,507$1,153$875$532
24 years$2,370$1,828$1,394$1,052$787$466
25 years$2,251$1,716$1,291$960$708$408
26 years$2,141$1,612$1,197$878$638$357
27 years$2,040$1,517$1,112$804$575$314
28 years$1,946$1,430$1,033$736$519$275
29 years$1,858$1,349$962$675$468$242
30 years$1,777$1,274$896$620$423$212
31 years$1,701$1,204$835$569$383$186
32 years$1,630$1,140$779$523$346$164
33 years$1,563$1,079$728$481$313$144
34 years$1,501$1,023$680$443$284$127
35 years$1,442$970$636$407$257$111
36 years$1,387$921$595$375$233$98
37 years$1,334$875$556$346$211$86
38 years$1,285$831$521$319$191$76
39 years$1,238$790$488$294$173$67
40 years$1,194$752$458$271$157$59
41 years$1,151$716$429$250$143$52
42 years$1,111$682$403$231$129$46
43 years$1,073$649$378$213$118$40
44 years$1,037$619$355$197$107$35
45 years$1,003$590$333$182$97$31
46 years$970$563$313$168$88$27
47 years$938$537$294$155$80$24
48 years$908$513$276$143$73$21
49 years$880$490$259$132$66$19
50 years$852$468$244$122$60$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $873,000, adding $4,341 every year, while hoping to spend $23,924 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: 35/42/23 Blend
49$873,000$873,000$873,000$873,000
50$966,524$920,255$906,723$993,480
51$1,039,654$939,892$911,644$1,033,423
52$1,119,442$959,690$915,927$1,073,990
53$1,206,541$979,631$919,526$1,117,278
54$1,301,672$999,696$922,394$1,163,546
55$1,405,625$1,019,864$924,477$1,213,078
56$1,519,274$1,040,113$925,722$1,266,188
57$1,643,579$1,060,417$926,073$1,323,221
58$1,779,597$1,080,751$925,469$1,384,560
59$1,928,493$1,101,084$923,849$1,450,626
60$2,091,548$1,121,387$921,147$1,521,885
61$2,270,175$1,141,624$917,295$1,598,850
62$2,465,929$1,161,759$912,220$1,682,087
63$2,680,522$1,181,753$905,847$1,772,222
64$2,915,840$1,201,564$898,098$1,869,944
65$3,173,960$1,221,145$888,889$1,976,016
66$3,457,171$1,240,448$878,133$2,091,278
67$3,767,992$1,259,420$865,741$2,216,656
68$4,109,200$1,278,005$851,616$2,353,175
69$4,483,853$1,296,141$835,660$2,501,963
70$4,895,319$1,313,765$817,768$2,664,267
71$5,347,310$1,330,808$797,831$2,841,462
72$5,843,912$1,347,194$775,735$3,035,064
73$6,389,630$1,362,846$751,361$3,246,747
74$6,989,425$1,377,677$724,584$3,478,359
75$7,648,763$1,391,600$695,274$3,731,937
76$8,373,665$1,404,517$663,294$4,009,729
77$9,170,766$1,416,325$628,501$4,314,215
78$10,047,375$1,426,916$590,747$4,648,130
79$11,011,546$1,436,174$549,876$5,014,493
80$12,072,152$1,443,975$505,725$5,416,632
81$13,238,968$1,450,186$458,124$5,858,221
82$14,522,767$1,454,669$406,895$6,343,310
83$15,935,416$1,457,275$351,852$6,876,367
84$17,489,992$1,457,845$292,803$7,462,320
85$19,200,903$1,456,211$229,544$8,106,605
86$21,084,026$1,452,196$161,864$8,815,216
87$23,156,853$1,445,610$89,543$9,594,764
88$25,438,659$1,436,253$12,350$10,452,542
89$27,950,684$1,423,910$0$11,396,589
90$30,716,329$1,408,358$0$12,452,960
91$33,761,383$1,389,355$0$13,618,598
92$37,114,260$1,366,650$0$14,901,317
93$40,806,270$1,339,971$0$16,313,075
94$44,871,916$1,309,036$0$17,867,053
95$49,349,215$1,273,542$0$19,577,781
96$54,280,060$1,233,171$0$21,461,276
97$59,710,614$1,187,584$0$23,535,193
98$65,691,744$1,136,424$0$25,818,995
99$72,279,506$1,079,312$0$28,334,134
100$79,535,666$1,015,849$0$31,104,257