Can I retire at age 50 with 1,040,000?

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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$81,557
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$38,111
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$23,711
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$16,573
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$12,338
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$9,555
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$7,601
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$6,163
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$5,070
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$4,218
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$3,539
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$2,991
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$2,542
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$2,170
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$1,860
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$1,600
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$1,380
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$1,192
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$1,033
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$896
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$778
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$677
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$590
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$514
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$448
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$391
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$342
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$299
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$261
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$229
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$200
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$175
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$153
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$134
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$118
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$103
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$90
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$79
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$69
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$61
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$53
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$47
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$41
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$36
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$31
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$28
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$24
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$21
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$19
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,040,000, adding $2,537 every year, while hoping to spend $35,845 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: 44/40/16 Blend
49$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
50$1,148,697$1,093,577$1,077,457$1,193,831
51$1,227,725$1,109,023$1,075,413$1,241,139
52$1,313,613$1,124,025$1,072,099$1,288,616
53$1,407,022$1,138,523$1,067,435$1,339,306
54$1,508,681$1,152,453$1,061,336$1,393,524
55$1,619,390$1,165,747$1,053,715$1,451,615
56$1,740,032$1,178,333$1,044,478$1,513,960
57$1,871,576$1,190,132$1,033,529$1,580,982
58$2,015,090$1,201,062$1,020,766$1,653,146
59$2,171,751$1,211,035$1,006,083$1,730,968
60$2,342,851$1,219,958$989,368$1,815,019
61$2,529,815$1,227,729$970,506$1,905,927
62$2,734,211$1,234,243$949,373$2,004,387
63$2,957,766$1,239,386$925,842$2,111,169
64$3,202,380$1,243,038$899,780$2,227,123
65$3,470,147$1,245,071$871,047$2,353,185
66$3,763,372$1,245,349$839,496$2,490,393
67$4,084,592$1,243,728$804,976$2,639,891
68$4,436,604$1,240,054$767,326$2,802,945
69$4,822,486$1,234,165$726,380$2,980,952
70$5,245,628$1,225,887$681,962$3,175,453
71$5,709,765$1,215,038$633,890$3,388,154
72$6,219,010$1,201,424$581,975$3,620,935
73$6,777,893$1,184,839$526,015$3,875,875
74$7,391,406$1,165,063$465,805$4,155,267
75$8,065,045$1,141,868$401,125$4,461,644
76$8,804,867$1,115,006$331,750$4,797,802
77$9,617,542$1,084,220$257,442$5,166,829
78$10,510,419$1,049,235$177,954$5,572,131
79$11,491,594$1,009,759$93,028$6,017,470
80$12,569,986$965,487$2,394$6,506,996
81$13,755,421$916,092$0$7,045,292
82$15,058,724$861,230$0$7,653,518
83$16,491,821$800,538$0$8,322,632
84$18,067,854$733,631$0$9,058,435
85$19,801,298$660,103$0$9,867,775
86$21,708,106$579,523$0$10,758,207
87$23,805,850$491,437$0$11,738,061
88$26,113,896$395,366$0$12,816,525
89$28,653,577$290,803$0$14,003,729
90$31,448,402$177,212$0$15,310,848
91$34,524,271$54,029$0$16,750,203
92$37,909,726$0$0$18,335,382
93$41,636,213$0$0$20,116,293
94$45,738,381$0$0$22,103,076
95$50,254,412$0$0$24,290,460
96$55,226,376$0$0$26,698,844
97$60,700,629$0$0$29,350,701
98$66,728,253$0$0$32,270,798
99$73,365,533$0$0$35,486,424
100$80,674,493$0$0$39,027,650