Can I retire at age 50 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$125,600
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$57,934
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$35,558
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$24,504
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$17,977
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$13,711
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$10,736
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$8,565
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$6,928
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$5,664
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$4,669
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$3,874
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$3,232
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$2,707
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$2,276
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$1,919
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$1,622
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$1,373
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,165
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$989
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$841
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$716
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$610
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$520
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$444
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$379
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$324
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$276
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$236
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$202
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$173
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$148
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$126
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$108
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$92
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$79
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$68
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$58
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$50
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$42
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$36
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$31
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$27
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$23
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$19
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$17
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$14
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$12
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$10
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,620,000, adding $2,952 every year, while hoping to spend $55,356 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: 62/9/29 Blend
49$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
50$1,788,285$1,702,425$1,677,315$1,885,035
51$1,911,792$1,726,945$1,674,607$1,975,715
52$2,046,041$1,750,812$1,669,952$2,068,441
53$2,192,070$1,773,935$1,663,228$2,168,530
54$2,351,019$1,796,216$1,654,305$2,276,712
55$2,524,146$1,817,553$1,643,047$2,393,797
56$2,712,830$1,837,835$1,629,311$2,520,674
57$2,918,595$1,856,944$1,612,948$2,658,328
58$3,143,112$1,874,755$1,593,803$2,807,844
59$3,388,225$1,891,134$1,571,711$2,970,418
60$3,655,962$1,905,938$1,546,501$3,147,372
61$3,948,555$1,919,014$1,517,994$3,340,164
62$4,268,463$1,930,201$1,486,002$3,550,402
63$4,618,392$1,939,326$1,450,329$3,779,859
64$5,001,322$1,946,207$1,410,769$4,030,493
65$5,420,534$1,950,649$1,367,107$4,304,463
66$5,879,642$1,952,444$1,319,118$4,604,152
67$6,382,625$1,951,372$1,266,567$4,932,187
68$6,933,864$1,947,201$1,209,209$5,291,467
69$7,538,186$1,939,682$1,146,786$5,685,188
70$8,200,907$1,928,552$1,079,029$6,116,878
71$8,927,881$1,913,533$1,005,658$6,590,426
72$9,725,556$1,894,328$926,379$7,110,122
73$10,601,036$1,870,623$840,886$7,680,699
74$11,562,144$1,842,086$748,858$8,307,374
75$12,617,499$1,808,364$649,961$8,995,903
76$13,776,595$1,769,085$543,845$9,752,633
77$15,049,890$1,723,852$430,147$10,584,563
78$16,448,906$1,672,248$308,483$11,499,412
79$17,986,335$1,613,829$178,458$12,505,690
80$19,676,160$1,548,125$39,656$13,612,785
81$21,533,787$1,474,642$0$14,831,043
82$23,576,188$1,392,854$0$16,205,442
83$25,822,061$1,302,206$0$17,730,275
84$28,292,008$1,202,111$0$19,407,279
85$31,008,726$1,091,948$0$21,251,901
86$33,997,224$971,061$0$23,281,165
87$37,285,056$838,758$0$25,513,831
88$40,902,580$694,305$0$27,970,571
89$44,883,247$536,930$0$30,674,164
90$49,263,912$365,814$0$33,649,714
91$54,085,187$180,094$0$36,924,886
92$59,391,817$0$0$40,530,163
93$65,233,106$0$0$44,501,233
94$71,663,382$0$0$48,892,493
95$78,742,505$0$0$53,727,003
96$86,536,437$0$0$59,049,828
97$95,117,859$0$0$64,910,626
98$104,566,859$0$0$71,364,114
99$114,971,687$0$0$78,470,584
100$126,429,587$0$0$86,296,475