Can I retire at age 50 with 2,640,000?

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 $2,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$218,009$216,067$214,172$212,323$210,517$204,270
2 years$107,925$105,915$103,967$102,078$100,246$94,003
3 years$71,235$69,217$67,274$65,403$63,600$57,558
4 years$52,894$50,882$48,958$47,119$45,360$39,565
5 years$41,892$39,892$37,993$36,192$34,482$28,949
6 years$34,560$32,575$30,704$28,943$27,285$22,019
7 years$29,325$27,356$25,515$23,796$22,190$17,192
8 years$25,400$23,449$21,639$19,961$18,408$13,675
9 years$22,349$20,417$18,638$17,003$15,503$11,029
10 years$19,910$17,996$16,249$14,657$13,209$8,989
11 years$17,916$16,021$14,305$12,756$11,360$7,386
12 years$16,255$14,380$12,695$11,188$9,844$6,108
13 years$14,850$12,995$11,343$9,878$8,585$5,078
14 years$13,648$11,812$10,191$8,768$7,525$4,239
15 years$12,606$10,791$9,201$7,820$6,626$3,551
16 years$11,696$9,900$8,342$7,002$5,856$2,983
17 years$10,894$9,118$7,591$6,291$5,192$2,512
18 years$10,181$8,425$6,930$5,669$4,617$2,119
19 years$9,545$7,808$6,344$5,123$4,115$1,791
20 years$8,973$7,256$5,822$4,640$3,676$1,515
21 years$8,455$6,759$5,355$4,211$3,289$1,284
22 years$7,986$6,309$4,936$3,829$2,948$1,089
23 years$7,558$5,901$4,557$3,487$2,647$924
24 years$7,166$5,528$4,215$3,180$2,379$785
25 years$6,806$5,188$3,904$2,904$2,141$667
26 years$6,475$4,876$3,620$2,656$1,928$567
27 years$6,168$4,589$3,362$2,431$1,738$482
28 years$5,884$4,324$3,125$2,227$1,569$410
29 years$5,620$4,079$2,908$2,042$1,416$349
30 years$5,374$3,852$2,709$1,874$1,280$297
31 years$5,144$3,642$2,526$1,721$1,157$253
32 years$4,929$3,446$2,356$1,582$1,047$215
33 years$4,728$3,263$2,200$1,455$947$184
34 years$4,539$3,093$2,056$1,339$858$156
35 years$4,361$2,934$1,922$1,232$777$133
36 years$4,193$2,784$1,798$1,135$704$113
37 years$4,035$2,645$1,683$1,046$638$97
38 years$3,885$2,513$1,576$964$578$82
39 years$3,743$2,390$1,476$889$524$70
40 years$3,609$2,274$1,384$820$476$60
41 years$3,482$2,164$1,298$756$432$51
42 years$3,361$2,061$1,217$698$392$43
43 years$3,246$1,964$1,142$644$355$37
44 years$3,137$1,872$1,072$595$323$32
45 years$3,032$1,785$1,007$549$293$27
46 years$2,933$1,703$946$507$266$23
47 years$2,838$1,625$888$469$241$20
48 years$2,747$1,551$835$433$219$17
49 years$2,661$1,482$785$400$199$14
50 years$2,578$1,415$738$370$181$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $2,640,000, adding $3,063 every year, while hoping to spend $25,426 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: 44/29/27 Blend
49$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000
50$2,912,439$2,772,519$2,731,599$3,017,636
51$3,182,455$2,881,320$2,796,055$3,201,704
52$3,479,160$2,994,599$2,861,818$3,398,440
53$3,805,251$3,112,550$2,928,904$3,611,216
54$4,163,695$3,235,374$2,997,332$3,841,539
55$4,557,766$3,363,282$3,067,116$4,091,063
56$4,991,067$3,496,491$3,138,273$4,361,608
57$5,467,570$3,635,233$3,210,819$4,655,173
58$5,991,649$3,779,747$3,284,769$4,973,957
59$6,568,126$3,930,284$3,360,138$5,320,377
60$7,202,312$4,087,104$3,436,939$5,697,092
61$7,900,057$4,250,482$3,515,186$6,107,028
62$8,667,811$4,420,704$3,594,893$6,553,400
63$9,512,677$4,598,068$3,676,071$7,039,749
64$10,442,483$4,782,886$3,758,733$7,569,967
65$11,465,854$4,975,485$3,842,888$8,148,340
66$12,592,293$5,176,206$3,928,547$8,779,581
67$13,832,272$5,385,405$4,015,718$9,468,880
68$15,197,330$5,603,455$4,104,410$10,221,946
69$16,700,179$5,830,746$4,194,629$11,045,066
70$18,354,829$6,067,685$4,286,382$11,945,156
71$20,176,718$6,314,697$4,379,672$12,929,834
72$22,182,855$6,572,229$4,474,502$14,007,483
73$24,391,983$6,840,745$4,570,875$15,187,335
74$26,824,757$7,120,733$4,668,791$16,479,551
75$29,503,934$7,412,701$4,768,247$17,895,321
76$32,454,593$7,717,182$4,869,242$19,446,967
77$35,704,370$8,034,731$4,971,769$21,148,056
78$39,283,715$8,365,932$5,075,823$23,013,529
79$43,226,184$8,711,393$5,181,393$25,059,840
80$47,568,754$9,071,751$5,288,469$27,305,107
81$52,352,172$9,447,672$5,397,038$29,769,288
82$57,621,338$9,839,852$5,507,083$32,474,361
83$63,425,730$10,249,020$5,618,585$35,444,533
84$69,819,870$10,675,938$5,731,524$38,706,468
85$76,863,842$11,121,404$5,845,875$42,289,535
86$84,623,852$11,586,252$5,961,610$46,226,082
87$93,172,861$12,071,353$6,078,700$50,551,744
88$102,591,265$12,577,623$6,197,109$55,305,771
89$112,967,663$13,106,014$6,316,800$60,531,402
90$124,399,683$13,657,528$6,437,732$66,276,271
91$136,994,913$14,233,209$6,559,859$72,592,847
92$150,871,911$14,834,153$6,683,130$79,538,938
93$166,161,322$15,461,503$6,807,492$87,178,223
94$183,007,119$16,116,458$6,932,885$95,580,861
95$201,567,953$16,800,273$7,059,244$104,824,142
96$222,018,657$17,514,259$7,186,502$114,993,219
97$244,551,892$18,259,789$7,314,581$126,181,906
98$269,379,968$19,038,302$7,443,402$138,493,563
99$296,736,846$19,851,301$7,572,878$152,042,068
100$326,880,351$20,700,360$7,702,916$166,952,886