Can I retire at age 50 with 1,940,000?

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 $1,940,000?

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$160,203$158,776$157,384$156,025$154,698$152,136
2 years$79,309$77,832$76,400$75,012$73,666$71,091
3 years$52,347$50,864$49,436$48,061$46,737$44,231
4 years$38,869$37,390$35,977$34,625$33,333$30,915
5 years$30,784$29,314$27,919$26,596$25,339$23,016
6 years$25,396$23,937$22,563$21,269$20,050$17,824
7 years$21,549$20,103$18,750$17,486$16,306$14,178
8 years$18,665$17,232$15,901$14,669$13,527$11,497
9 years$16,423$15,003$13,696$12,494$11,392$9,458
10 years$14,631$13,225$11,940$10,770$9,707$7,867
11 years$13,165$11,773$10,512$9,373$8,348$6,602
12 years$11,945$10,567$9,329$8,222$7,234$5,579
13 years$10,913$9,549$8,335$7,259$6,308$4,741
14 years$10,029$8,680$7,489$6,443$5,530$4,048
15 years$9,264$7,929$6,762$5,746$4,869$3,470
16 years$8,595$7,275$6,130$5,145$4,303$2,984
17 years$8,005$6,700$5,578$4,623$3,816$2,573
18 years$7,482$6,191$5,092$4,166$3,393$2,224
19 years$7,014$5,738$4,662$3,765$3,024$1,927
20 years$6,593$5,332$4,278$3,409$2,701$1,671
21 years$6,213$4,967$3,935$3,094$2,417$1,452
22 years$5,868$4,636$3,627$2,813$2,167$1,263
23 years$5,554$4,336$3,349$2,562$1,945$1,100
24 years$5,266$4,063$3,097$2,337$1,748$959
25 years$5,002$3,813$2,869$2,134$1,573$837
26 years$4,758$3,583$2,660$1,951$1,417$730
27 years$4,533$3,372$2,470$1,786$1,277$638
28 years$4,324$3,178$2,297$1,637$1,153$557
29 years$4,130$2,998$2,137$1,501$1,041$487
30 years$3,949$2,831$1,991$1,377$940$426
31 years$3,780$2,676$1,856$1,265$850$373
32 years$3,622$2,532$1,732$1,163$769$327
33 years$3,474$2,398$1,617$1,069$696$286
34 years$3,335$2,273$1,511$984$630$250
35 years$3,204$2,156$1,412$905$571$219
36 years$3,081$2,046$1,321$834$517$192
37 years$2,965$1,943$1,237$768$469$168
38 years$2,855$1,847$1,158$708$425$148
39 years$2,751$1,756$1,085$653$385$129
40 years$2,652$1,671$1,017$602$350$113
41 years$2,559$1,591$954$556$317$99
42 years$2,470$1,515$894$513$288$87
43 years$2,385$1,443$839$473$261$76
44 years$2,305$1,376$788$437$237$67
45 years$2,228$1,312$740$404$215$59
46 years$2,155$1,251$695$373$195$51
47 years$2,086$1,194$653$345$177$45
48 years$2,019$1,140$613$318$161$40
49 years$1,955$1,089$577$294$146$35
50 years$1,894$1,040$542$272$133$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $1,940,000, adding $5,557 every year, while hoping to spend $32,174 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: 46/30/24 Blend
49$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000
50$2,143,612$2,040,792$2,010,722$2,227,217
51$2,328,028$2,106,558$2,043,848$2,352,398
52$2,530,175$2,174,468$2,077,006$2,484,542
53$2,751,830$2,244,593$2,110,162$2,627,273
54$2,994,945$2,317,008$2,143,282$2,781,597
55$3,261,675$2,391,787$2,176,327$2,948,620
56$3,554,391$2,469,009$2,209,259$3,129,558
57$3,875,705$2,548,756$2,242,035$3,325,753
58$4,228,493$2,631,112$2,274,610$3,538,676
59$4,615,927$2,716,164$2,306,936$3,769,951
60$5,041,496$2,804,001$2,338,964$4,021,363
61$5,509,048$2,894,716$2,370,639$4,294,879
62$6,022,820$2,988,406$2,401,904$4,592,662
63$6,587,480$3,085,170$2,432,700$4,917,095
64$7,208,171$3,185,112$2,462,963$5,270,803
65$7,890,558$3,288,336$2,492,626$5,656,673
66$8,640,884$3,394,954$2,521,619$6,077,889
67$9,466,027$3,505,079$2,549,865$6,537,952
68$10,373,562$3,618,828$2,577,287$7,040,722
69$11,371,840$3,736,325$2,603,800$7,590,449
70$12,470,057$3,857,694$2,629,317$8,191,812
71$13,678,349$3,983,067$2,653,744$8,849,969
72$15,007,881$4,112,578$2,676,985$9,570,596
73$16,470,957$4,246,367$2,698,937$10,359,951
74$18,081,133$4,384,577$2,719,490$11,224,923
75$19,853,347$4,527,360$2,738,531$12,173,104
76$21,804,057$4,674,869$2,755,940$13,212,855
77$23,951,397$4,827,264$2,771,591$14,353,389
78$26,315,351$4,984,712$2,785,351$15,604,854
79$28,917,937$5,147,383$2,797,080$16,978,433
80$31,783,418$5,315,455$2,806,633$18,486,443
81$34,938,526$5,489,112$2,813,855$20,142,456
82$38,412,721$5,668,544$2,818,585$21,961,426
83$42,238,464$5,853,948$2,820,653$23,959,828
84$46,451,524$6,045,528$2,819,881$26,155,813
85$51,091,314$6,243,494$2,816,082$28,569,383
86$56,201,268$6,448,065$2,809,061$31,222,573
87$61,829,245$6,659,468$2,798,611$34,139,666
88$68,027,982$6,877,935$2,784,519$37,347,415
89$74,855,592$7,103,711$2,766,556$40,875,301
90$82,376,115$7,337,045$2,744,489$44,755,805
91$90,660,117$7,578,198$2,718,067$49,024,720
92$99,785,358$7,827,439$2,687,031$53,721,485
93$109,837,528$8,085,047$2,651,111$58,889,558
94$120,911,053$8,351,311$2,610,019$64,576,827
95$133,109,985$8,626,530$2,563,460$70,836,057
96$146,548,987$8,911,014$2,511,119$77,725,395
97$161,354,414$9,205,084$2,452,672$85,308,911
98$177,665,503$9,509,072$2,387,775$93,657,210
99$195,635,691$9,823,323$2,316,072$102,848,090
100$215,434,059$10,148,194$2,237,189$112,967,282