Can I retire at age 50 with 9,500,000?

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 $9,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$784,501$777,513$770,696$764,041$757,543$747,458
2 years$388,367$381,134$374,124$367,327$360,735$350,590
3 years$256,339$249,075$242,083$235,350$228,865$218,976
4 years$190,339$183,097$176,174$169,557$163,228$153,672
5 years$150,748$143,550$136,719$130,236$124,084$114,887
6 years$124,364$117,219$110,489$104,151$98,183$89,357
7 years$105,525$98,441$91,817$85,628$79,849$71,397
8 years$91,402$84,382$77,868$71,831$66,243$58,164
9 years$80,423$73,470$67,068$61,184$55,786$48,077
10 years$71,646$64,760$58,471$52,741$47,532$40,187
11 years$64,469$57,652$51,477$45,901$40,879$33,891
12 years$58,492$51,745$45,685$40,261$35,425$28,786
13 years$53,439$46,763$40,816$35,545$30,891$24,593
14 years$49,111$42,506$36,673$31,552$27,079$21,112
15 years$45,364$38,830$33,111$28,139$23,843$18,196
16 years$42,089$35,626$30,020$25,196$21,072$15,736
17 years$39,201$32,810$27,317$22,638$18,684$13,647
18 years$36,638$30,318$24,937$20,401$16,613$11,864
19 years$34,347$28,098$22,829$18,434$14,808$10,336
20 years$32,287$26,110$20,951$16,696$13,226$9,020
21 years$30,427$24,321$19,271$15,153$11,836$7,884
22 years$28,737$22,702$17,761$13,777$10,609$6,901
23 years$27,197$21,233$16,399$12,547$9,524$6,047
24 years$25,787$19,894$15,167$11,444$8,560$5,304
25 years$24,492$18,670$14,047$10,451$7,703$4,656
26 years$23,299$17,546$13,028$9,556$6,938$4,091
27 years$22,196$16,513$12,098$8,747$6,256$3,596
28 years$21,173$15,560$11,246$8,014$5,644$3,163
29 years$20,223$14,679$10,466$7,349$5,097$2,784
30 years$19,338$13,863$9,748$6,745$4,605$2,451
31 years$18,511$13,105$9,088$6,194$4,164$2,159
32 years$17,738$12,400$8,479$5,693$3,766$1,903
33 years$17,013$11,743$7,917$5,235$3,408$1,677
34 years$16,332$11,130$7,397$4,817$3,086$1,479
35 years$15,692$10,557$6,916$4,434$2,795$1,304
36 years$15,088$10,020$6,470$4,084$2,533$1,150
37 years$14,519$9,516$6,056$3,762$2,295$1,015
38 years$13,980$9,044$5,671$3,468$2,081$895
39 years$13,471$8,600$5,313$3,198$1,887$790
40 years$12,988$8,182$4,980$2,949$1,712$697
41 years$12,530$7,789$4,670$2,721$1,553$615
42 years$12,095$7,418$4,380$2,511$1,409$543
43 years$11,681$7,068$4,110$2,318$1,279$480
44 years$11,287$6,737$3,858$2,140$1,161$423
45 years$10,912$6,424$3,623$1,977$1,054$374
46 years$10,554$6,128$3,403$1,826$957$330
47 years$10,213$5,848$3,197$1,687$869$292
48 years$9,886$5,583$3,004$1,559$789$257
49 years$9,574$5,332$2,823$1,441$717$227
50 years$9,275$5,093$2,654$1,332$651$201

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $9,500,000, adding $6,796 every year, while hoping to spend $37,128 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: 46/38/16 Blend
49$9,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000
50$10,476,010$9,972,510$9,825,260$10,909,949
51$11,505,059$10,421,659$10,114,902$11,661,827
52$12,637,827$10,891,572$10,413,003$12,472,749
53$13,884,853$11,383,227$10,719,807$13,351,699
54$15,257,753$11,897,650$11,035,565$14,305,016
55$16,769,322$12,435,913$11,360,535$15,339,657
56$18,433,662$12,999,142$11,694,982$16,463,263
57$20,266,313$13,588,517$12,039,181$17,684,226
58$22,284,394$14,205,272$12,393,411$19,011,765
59$24,506,774$14,850,702$12,757,962$20,456,007
60$26,954,242$15,526,163$13,133,131$22,028,081
61$29,649,706$16,233,077$13,519,222$23,740,216
62$32,618,411$16,972,933$13,916,551$25,605,856
63$35,888,174$17,747,291$14,325,440$27,639,777
64$39,489,647$18,557,788$14,746,222$29,858,224
65$43,456,608$19,406,136$15,179,237$32,279,060
66$47,826,278$20,294,133$15,624,838$34,921,927
67$52,639,673$21,223,660$16,083,384$37,808,427
68$57,941,990$22,196,690$16,555,248$40,962,319
69$63,783,035$23,215,290$17,040,811$44,409,738
70$70,217,692$24,281,627$17,540,466$48,179,435
71$77,306,441$25,397,971$18,054,616$52,303,040
72$85,115,929$26,566,702$18,583,676$56,815,354
73$93,719,598$27,790,314$19,128,073$61,754,673
74$103,198,379$29,071,422$19,688,246$67,163,136
75$113,641,456$30,412,764$20,264,644$73,087,120
76$125,147,107$31,817,212$20,857,733$79,577,665
77$137,823,633$33,287,777$21,467,988$86,690,949
78$151,790,378$34,827,612$22,095,900$94,488,809
79$167,178,855$36,440,024$22,741,971$103,039,314
80$184,133,992$38,128,478$23,406,721$112,417,397
81$202,815,494$39,896,609$24,090,681$122,705,553
82$223,399,354$41,748,222$24,794,398$133,994,604
83$246,079,513$43,687,310$25,518,436$146,384,547
84$271,069,691$45,718,056$26,263,371$159,985,484
85$298,605,405$47,844,846$27,029,799$174,918,651
86$328,946,189$50,072,276$27,818,330$191,317,545
87$362,378,049$52,405,166$28,629,593$209,329,172
88$399,216,158$54,848,567$29,464,232$229,115,420
89$439,807,834$57,407,775$30,322,912$250,854,573
90$484,535,817$60,088,340$31,206,314$274,742,975
91$533,821,883$62,896,082$32,115,138$300,996,869
92$588,130,826$65,837,100$33,050,106$329,854,418
93$647,974,843$68,917,791$34,011,957$361,577,938
94$713,918,371$72,144,857$35,001,452$396,456,352
95$786,583,418$75,525,328$36,019,373$434,807,899
96$866,655,429$79,066,571$37,066,524$476,983,115
97$954,889,760$82,776,311$38,143,731$523,368,122
98$1,052,118,811$86,662,645$39,251,841$574,388,248
99$1,159,259,879$90,734,064$40,391,727$630,512,018
100$1,277,323,822$94,999,469$41,564,285$692,255,553