Can I retire at age 50 with 979,000?

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 $979,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$80,845$80,125$79,422$78,736$78,067$77,510
2 years$40,022$39,277$38,554$37,854$37,175$36,613
3 years$26,416$25,668$24,947$24,253$23,585$23,036
4 years$19,615$18,869$18,155$17,473$16,821$16,289
5 years$15,535$14,793$14,089$13,421$12,787$12,274
6 years$12,816$12,080$11,386$10,733$10,118$9,624
7 years$10,875$10,145$9,462$8,824$8,229$7,754
8 years$9,419$8,696$8,024$7,402$6,826$6,371
9 years$8,288$7,571$6,911$6,305$5,749$5,313
10 years$7,383$6,674$6,026$5,435$4,898$4,481
11 years$6,644$5,941$5,305$4,730$4,213$3,814
12 years$6,028$5,332$4,708$4,149$3,651$3,271
13 years$5,507$4,819$4,206$3,663$3,183$2,822
14 years$5,061$4,380$3,779$3,252$2,791$2,446
15 years$4,675$4,002$3,412$2,900$2,457$2,130
16 years$4,337$3,671$3,094$2,596$2,172$1,861
17 years$4,040$3,381$2,815$2,333$1,925$1,631
18 years$3,776$3,124$2,570$2,102$1,712$1,433
19 years$3,540$2,896$2,353$1,900$1,526$1,262
20 years$3,327$2,691$2,159$1,721$1,363$1,114
21 years$3,136$2,506$1,986$1,562$1,220$984
22 years$2,961$2,340$1,830$1,420$1,093$871
23 years$2,803$2,188$1,690$1,293$981$772
24 years$2,657$2,050$1,563$1,179$882$685
25 years$2,524$1,924$1,448$1,077$794$609
26 years$2,401$1,808$1,343$985$715$541
27 years$2,287$1,702$1,247$901$645$481
28 years$2,182$1,604$1,159$826$582$429
29 years$2,084$1,513$1,079$757$525$382
30 years$1,993$1,429$1,005$695$475$340
31 years$1,908$1,351$937$638$429$304
32 years$1,828$1,278$874$587$388$271
33 years$1,753$1,210$816$539$351$242
34 years$1,683$1,147$762$496$318$216
35 years$1,617$1,088$713$457$288$193
36 years$1,555$1,033$667$421$261$172
37 years$1,496$981$624$388$237$154
38 years$1,441$932$584$357$214$137
39 years$1,388$886$548$330$194$123
40 years$1,338$843$513$304$176$110
41 years$1,291$803$481$280$160$98
42 years$1,246$764$451$259$145$88
43 years$1,204$728$424$239$132$79
44 years$1,163$694$398$221$120$70
45 years$1,125$662$373$204$109$63
46 years$1,088$632$351$188$99$56
47 years$1,052$603$329$174$90$50
48 years$1,019$575$310$161$81$45
49 years$987$549$291$148$74$40
50 years$956$525$274$137$67$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $979,000, adding $5,986 every year, while hoping to spend $42,760 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: 63/22/15 Blend
49$979,000$979,000$979,000$979,000
50$1,085,033$1,033,146$1,017,971$1,149,041
51$1,150,210$1,038,273$1,006,577$1,197,844
52$1,220,602$1,042,219$993,368$1,245,692
53$1,296,695$1,044,880$978,238$1,296,908
54$1,379,025$1,046,147$961,076$1,351,821
55$1,468,181$1,045,903$941,767$1,410,794
56$1,564,807$1,044,024$920,188$1,474,229
57$1,669,616$1,040,380$896,213$1,542,570
58$1,783,389$1,034,831$869,709$1,616,307
59$1,906,987$1,027,229$840,536$1,695,981
60$2,041,355$1,017,419$808,548$1,782,191
61$2,187,533$1,005,233$773,595$1,875,598
62$2,346,668$990,495$735,517$1,976,931
63$2,520,018$973,020$694,147$2,086,997
64$2,708,971$952,609$649,312$2,206,685
65$2,915,053$929,053$600,831$2,336,978
66$3,139,942$902,131$548,512$2,478,963
67$3,385,488$871,607$492,159$2,633,839
68$3,653,726$837,234$431,565$2,802,927
69$3,946,896$798,748$366,512$2,987,691
70$4,267,464$755,872$296,776$3,189,744
71$4,618,148$708,312$222,119$3,410,867
72$5,001,936$655,756$142,297$3,653,026
73$5,422,121$597,876$57,053$3,918,391
74$5,882,331$534,325$0$4,209,359
75$6,386,557$464,735$0$4,534,003
76$6,939,197$388,719$0$4,899,910
77$7,545,094$305,865$0$5,301,206
78$8,209,584$215,742$0$5,741,495
79$8,938,540$117,892$0$6,224,751
80$9,738,434$11,832$0$6,755,353
81$10,616,395$0$0$7,338,133
82$11,580,274$0$0$8,003,340
83$12,638,720$0$0$8,737,031
84$13,801,262$0$0$9,542,955
85$15,078,395$0$0$10,428,398
86$16,481,681$0$0$11,401,386
87$18,023,859$0$0$12,470,761
88$19,718,963$0$0$13,646,265
89$21,582,452$0$0$14,938,631
90$23,631,360$0$0$16,359,682
91$25,884,452$0$0$17,922,445
92$28,362,405$0$0$19,641,274
93$31,087,998$0$0$21,531,981
94$34,086,330$0$0$23,611,991
95$37,385,052$0$0$25,900,499
96$41,014,635$0$0$28,418,658
97$45,008,649$0$0$31,189,773
98$49,404,084$0$0$34,239,523
99$54,241,696$0$0$37,596,201
100$59,566,394$0$0$41,290,985