Can I retire at age 50 with 897,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$68,744
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$31,290
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$18,939
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$12,862
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$9,293
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$6,975
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$5,372
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$4,213
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$3,348
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$2,688
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,174
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$1,770
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,447
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,188
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$979
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$808
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$668
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$554
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$460
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$382
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$318
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$264
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$220
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$183
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$153
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$127
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$106
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$89
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$74
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$62
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$52
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$43
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$36
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$30
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$25
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$21
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$17
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$15
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$12
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$10
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$9
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$7
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$6
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$5
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$4
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$3
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$3
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$2
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$2
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $897,000, adding $2,457 every year, while hoping to spend $47,139 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: 77/13/10 Blend
49$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
50$991,028$943,487$929,584$1,065,439
51$1,041,958$939,563$910,569$1,110,805
52$1,096,502$933,866$889,338$1,154,256
53$1,154,980$926,260$865,766$1,200,548
54$1,217,742$916,601$839,723$1,249,943
55$1,285,172$904,734$811,074$1,302,734
56$1,357,691$890,498$779,676$1,359,241
57$1,435,761$873,718$745,381$1,419,817
58$1,519,893$854,214$708,035$1,484,854
59$1,610,642$831,791$667,475$1,554,782
60$1,708,623$806,245$623,531$1,630,077
61$1,814,510$777,358$576,026$1,711,261
62$1,929,043$744,901$524,776$1,798,914
63$2,053,035$708,631$469,586$1,893,673
64$2,187,383$668,293$410,256$1,996,242
65$2,333,070$623,613$346,573$2,107,397
66$2,491,178$574,305$278,318$2,227,995
67$2,662,897$520,065$205,261$2,358,981
68$2,849,537$460,572$127,161$2,501,396
69$3,052,537$395,487$43,768$2,656,392
70$3,273,482$324,452$0$2,825,237
71$3,514,116$247,089$0$3,014,156
72$3,776,356$162,997$0$3,225,165
73$4,062,314$71,754$0$3,455,324
74$4,374,315$0$0$3,706,543
75$4,714,915$0$0$3,984,803
76$5,086,931$0$0$4,299,970
77$5,493,462$0$0$4,644,408
78$5,937,921$0$0$5,021,013
79$6,424,064$0$0$5,432,972
80$6,956,029$0$0$5,883,796
81$7,538,371$0$0$6,377,348
82$8,176,106$0$0$6,917,884
83$8,874,757$0$0$7,510,092
84$9,640,409$0$0$8,159,132
85$10,479,760$0$0$8,870,690
86$11,400,190$0$0$9,651,025
87$12,409,826$0$0$10,507,033
88$13,517,620$0$0$11,446,310
89$14,733,432$0$0$12,477,220
90$16,068,122$0$0$13,608,981
91$17,533,655$0$0$14,851,742
92$19,143,209$0$0$16,216,686
93$20,911,304$0$0$17,716,132
94$22,853,932$0$0$19,363,649
95$24,988,713$0$0$21,174,188
96$27,335,057$0$0$23,164,218
97$29,914,350$0$0$25,351,885
98$32,750,151$0$0$27,757,179
99$35,868,416$0$0$30,402,124
100$39,297,743$0$0$33,310,985