Can I retire at age 50 with 3,800,000?

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 $3,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$313,800$311,005$308,278$305,616$303,017$299,978
2 years$155,347$152,454$149,650$146,931$144,294$141,232
3 years$102,536$99,630$96,833$94,140$91,546$88,558
4 years$76,135$73,239$70,470$67,823$65,291$62,399
5 years$60,299$57,420$54,687$52,094$49,633$46,846
6 years$49,745$46,888$44,196$41,660$39,273$36,594
7 years$42,210$39,376$36,727$34,251$31,940$29,369
8 years$36,561$33,753$31,147$28,732$26,497$24,035
9 years$32,169$29,388$26,827$24,474$22,314$19,961
10 years$28,658$25,904$23,388$21,097$19,013$16,766
11 years$25,787$23,061$20,591$18,360$16,352$14,210
12 years$23,397$20,698$18,274$16,104$14,170$12,131
13 years$21,376$18,705$16,326$14,218$12,357$10,418
14 years$19,645$17,002$14,669$12,621$10,832$8,991
15 years$18,146$15,532$13,244$11,256$9,537$7,791
16 years$16,835$14,250$12,008$10,078$8,429$6,775
17 years$15,681$13,124$10,927$9,055$7,474$5,909
18 years$14,655$12,127$9,975$8,161$6,645$5,167
19 years$13,739$11,239$9,131$7,374$5,923$4,527
20 years$12,915$10,444$8,380$6,678$5,291$3,974
21 years$12,171$9,728$7,708$6,061$4,734$3,495
22 years$11,495$9,081$7,104$5,511$4,244$3,077
23 years$10,879$8,493$6,560$5,019$3,809$2,713
24 years$10,315$7,958$6,067$4,578$3,424$2,394
25 years$9,797$7,468$5,619$4,180$3,081$2,115
26 years$9,320$7,019$5,211$3,822$2,775$1,870
27 years$8,878$6,605$4,839$3,499$2,502$1,655
28 years$8,469$6,224$4,499$3,206$2,258$1,465
29 years$8,089$5,872$4,186$2,940$2,039$1,298
30 years$7,735$5,545$3,899$2,698$1,842$1,150
31 years$7,405$5,242$3,635$2,478$1,665$1,020
32 years$7,095$4,960$3,392$2,277$1,507$905
33 years$6,805$4,697$3,167$2,094$1,363$803
34 years$6,533$4,452$2,959$1,927$1,234$712
35 years$6,277$4,223$2,766$1,774$1,118$632
36 years$6,035$4,008$2,588$1,633$1,013$562
37 years$5,807$3,807$2,422$1,505$918$499
38 years$5,592$3,618$2,268$1,387$832$443
39 years$5,388$3,440$2,125$1,279$755$394
40 years$5,195$3,273$1,992$1,180$685$350
41 years$5,012$3,115$1,868$1,088$621$311
42 years$4,838$2,967$1,752$1,005$564$276
43 years$4,672$2,827$1,644$927$512$246
44 years$4,515$2,695$1,543$856$464$218
45 years$4,365$2,570$1,449$791$421$194
46 years$4,222$2,451$1,361$730$383$173
47 years$4,085$2,339$1,279$675$348$154
48 years$3,954$2,233$1,202$624$316$137
49 years$3,830$2,133$1,129$576$287$121
50 years$3,710$2,037$1,062$533$260$108

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $3,800,000, adding $2,878 every year, while hoping to spend $49,101 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: 56/15/29 Blend
49$3,800,000$3,800,000$3,800,000$3,800,000
50$4,190,569$3,989,169$3,930,269$4,391,520
51$4,565,764$4,132,395$4,009,690$4,673,496
52$4,977,583$4,280,993$4,090,125$4,975,250
53$5,429,710$4,435,176$4,171,558$5,303,060
54$5,926,203$4,595,162$4,253,968$5,659,459
55$6,471,533$4,761,182$4,337,333$6,047,235
56$7,070,623$4,933,474$4,421,627$6,469,458
57$7,728,898$5,112,286$4,506,824$6,929,507
58$8,452,335$5,297,877$4,592,892$7,431,100
59$9,247,519$5,490,518$4,679,799$7,978,335
60$10,121,701$5,690,490$4,767,508$8,575,720
61$11,082,875$5,898,084$4,855,980$9,228,223
62$12,139,845$6,113,607$4,945,172$9,941,311
63$13,302,311$6,337,375$5,035,037$10,721,007
64$14,580,961$6,569,721$5,125,525$11,573,945
65$15,987,570$6,810,988$5,216,581$12,507,429
66$17,535,113$7,061,537$5,308,147$13,529,504
67$19,237,885$7,321,743$5,400,160$14,649,034
68$21,111,636$7,591,996$5,492,553$15,875,780
69$23,173,722$7,872,702$5,585,253$17,220,494
70$25,443,265$8,164,288$5,678,182$18,695,021
71$27,941,334$8,467,195$5,771,257$20,312,408
72$30,691,147$8,781,884$5,864,391$22,087,030
73$33,718,284$9,108,836$5,957,488$24,034,719
74$37,050,933$9,448,554$6,050,449$26,172,921
75$40,720,155$9,801,559$6,143,165$28,520,854
76$44,760,172$10,168,397$6,235,522$31,099,690
77$49,208,698$10,549,636$6,327,401$33,932,754
78$54,107,288$10,945,871$6,418,671$37,045,748
79$59,501,732$11,357,720$6,509,197$40,466,986
80$65,442,487$11,785,827$6,598,834$44,227,664
81$71,985,155$12,230,866$6,687,429$48,362,155
82$79,191,001$12,693,539$6,774,818$52,908,330
83$87,127,540$13,174,579$6,860,832$57,907,918
84$95,869,166$13,674,751$6,945,287$63,406,894
85$105,497,859$14,194,851$7,027,991$69,455,918
86$116,103,954$14,735,712$7,108,743$76,110,809
87$127,786,998$15,298,203$7,187,326$83,433,071
88$140,656,687$15,883,230$7,263,517$91,490,476
89$154,833,900$16,491,739$7,337,075$100,357,697
90$170,451,840$17,124,717$7,407,750$110,117,019
91$187,657,295$17,783,195$7,475,276$120,859,108
92$206,612,015$18,468,248$7,539,375$132,683,872
93$227,494,248$19,180,999$7,599,751$145,701,398
94$250,500,415$19,922,622$7,656,096$160,032,994
95$275,846,966$20,694,339$7,708,084$175,812,332
96$303,772,423$21,497,429$7,755,372$193,186,708
97$334,539,633$22,333,225$7,797,600$212,318,430
98$368,438,245$23,203,122$7,834,388$233,386,354
99$405,787,446$24,108,575$7,865,340$256,587,567
100$446,938,972$25,051,102$7,890,036$282,139,246