Can I retire at age 50 with 1,170,000?

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 $1,170,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$96,618$95,757$94,917$94,098$93,297$91,979
2 years$47,830$46,940$46,076$45,239$44,427$43,102
3 years$31,570$30,676$29,814$28,985$28,187$26,895
4 years$23,442$22,550$21,697$20,882$20,103$18,855
5 years$18,566$17,679$16,838$16,040$15,282$14,082
6 years$15,316$14,436$13,608$12,827$12,092$10,941
7 years$12,996$12,124$11,308$10,546$9,834$8,732
8 years$11,257$10,392$9,590$8,847$8,158$7,105
9 years$9,905$9,048$8,260$7,535$6,870$5,866
10 years$8,824$7,976$7,201$6,496$5,854$4,897
11 years$7,940$7,100$6,340$5,653$5,035$4,125
12 years$7,204$6,373$5,626$4,958$4,363$3,499
13 years$6,581$5,759$5,027$4,378$3,805$2,986
14 years$6,048$5,235$4,517$3,886$3,335$2,560
15 years$5,587$4,782$4,078$3,466$2,936$2,203
16 years$5,184$4,388$3,697$3,103$2,595$1,903
17 years$4,828$4,041$3,364$2,788$2,301$1,648
18 years$4,512$3,734$3,071$2,513$2,046$1,430
19 years$4,230$3,461$2,812$2,270$1,824$1,244
20 years$3,976$3,216$2,580$2,056$1,629$1,084
21 years$3,747$2,995$2,373$1,866$1,458$946
22 years$3,539$2,796$2,187$1,697$1,307$827
23 years$3,350$2,615$2,020$1,545$1,173$724
24 years$3,176$2,450$1,868$1,409$1,054$634
25 years$3,016$2,299$1,730$1,287$949$555
26 years$2,869$2,161$1,605$1,177$855$487
27 years$2,734$2,034$1,490$1,077$770$428
28 years$2,608$1,916$1,385$987$695$376
29 years$2,491$1,808$1,289$905$628$330
30 years$2,382$1,707$1,201$831$567$290
31 years$2,280$1,614$1,119$763$513$255
32 years$2,185$1,527$1,044$701$464$224
33 years$2,095$1,446$975$645$420$197
34 years$2,011$1,371$911$593$380$174
35 years$1,933$1,300$852$546$344$153
36 years$1,858$1,234$797$503$312$135
37 years$1,788$1,172$746$463$283$119
38 years$1,722$1,114$698$427$256$105
39 years$1,659$1,059$654$394$232$92
40 years$1,600$1,008$613$363$211$81
41 years$1,543$959$575$335$191$71
42 years$1,490$914$539$309$174$63
43 years$1,439$870$506$286$157$56
44 years$1,390$830$475$264$143$49
45 years$1,344$791$446$243$130$43
46 years$1,300$755$419$225$118$38
47 years$1,258$720$394$208$107$34
48 years$1,218$688$370$192$97$30
49 years$1,179$657$348$177$88$26
50 years$1,142$627$327$164$80$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,170,000, adding $5,542 every year, while hoping to spend $26,457 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: 50/20/30 Blend
49$1,170,000$1,170,000$1,170,000$1,170,000
50$1,295,057$1,233,047$1,214,912$1,348,548
51$1,399,002$1,265,316$1,227,461$1,418,882
52$1,512,664$1,298,280$1,239,544$1,492,235
53$1,637,004$1,331,944$1,251,118$1,571,462
54$1,773,084$1,366,314$1,262,135$1,657,136
55$1,922,070$1,401,395$1,272,549$1,749,885
56$2,085,249$1,437,192$1,282,307$1,850,403
57$2,264,037$1,473,707$1,291,357$1,959,456
58$2,459,994$1,510,943$1,299,642$2,077,884
59$2,674,836$1,548,902$1,307,103$2,206,617
60$2,910,455$1,587,585$1,313,677$2,346,678
61$3,168,936$1,626,990$1,319,299$2,499,195
62$3,452,572$1,667,118$1,323,901$2,665,409
63$3,763,892$1,707,964$1,327,409$2,846,693
64$4,105,681$1,749,526$1,329,749$3,044,554
65$4,481,004$1,791,797$1,330,839$3,260,658
66$4,893,242$1,834,770$1,330,598$3,496,839
67$5,346,116$1,878,437$1,328,936$3,755,118
68$5,843,727$1,922,787$1,325,762$4,037,726
69$6,390,591$1,967,808$1,320,980$4,347,117
70$6,991,686$2,013,486$1,314,487$4,686,001
71$7,652,495$2,059,803$1,306,179$5,057,361
72$8,379,057$2,106,741$1,295,944$5,464,487
73$9,178,027$2,154,278$1,283,665$5,911,007
74$10,056,739$2,202,390$1,269,220$6,400,916
75$11,023,269$2,251,050$1,252,482$6,938,622
76$12,086,518$2,300,228$1,233,316$7,528,980
77$13,256,294$2,349,890$1,211,583$8,177,343
78$14,543,401$2,399,999$1,187,136$8,889,613
79$15,959,744$2,450,516$1,159,821$9,672,293
80$17,518,441$2,501,394$1,129,478$10,532,551
81$19,233,945$2,552,586$1,095,939$11,478,289
82$21,122,183$2,604,037$1,059,028$12,518,218
83$23,200,701$2,655,691$1,018,561$13,661,936
84$25,488,836$2,707,484$974,347$14,920,025
85$28,007,894$2,759,346$926,183$16,304,148
86$30,781,350$2,811,205$873,861$17,827,160
87$33,835,072$2,862,979$817,160$19,503,230
88$37,197,567$2,914,582$755,852$21,347,974
89$40,900,242$2,965,920$689,697$23,378,605
90$44,977,708$3,016,892$618,444$25,614,095
91$49,468,104$3,067,389$541,831$28,075,354
92$54,413,455$3,117,295$459,586$30,785,430
93$59,860,068$3,166,484$371,423$33,769,723
94$65,858,974$3,214,820$277,045$37,056,230
95$72,466,404$3,262,161$176,141$40,675,809
96$79,744,321$3,308,350$68,385$44,662,468
97$87,761,005$3,353,223$0$49,053,690
98$96,591,698$3,396,601$0$53,905,706
99$106,319,312$3,438,295$0$59,273,458
100$117,035,213$3,478,104$0$65,185,331