Can I retire at age 50 with 4,500,000?

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 $4,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$356,575
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$168,593
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$106,180
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$75,157
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$56,689
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$44,497
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$35,891
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$29,524
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$24,649
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$20,816
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$17,740
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$15,231
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$13,156
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$11,421
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$9,957
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$8,712
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$7,646
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$6,728
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$5,934
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$5,243
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$4,641
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$4,115
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$3,652
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$3,246
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$2,888
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$2,571
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$2,291
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$2,043
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$1,823
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$1,627
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$1,454
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$1,299
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$1,161
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$1,038
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$929
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$831
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$744
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$666
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$596
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$534
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$478
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$428
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$384
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$344
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$308
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$276
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$247
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$222
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$199
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$178

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $4,500,000, adding $5,755 every year, while hoping to spend $39,249 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: 72/9/19 Blend
49$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
50$4,964,936$4,726,436$4,656,686$5,299,512
51$5,429,599$4,916,271$4,770,925$5,712,566
52$5,940,342$5,114,092$4,887,675$6,159,522
53$6,501,824$5,320,250$5,006,979$6,648,029
54$7,119,178$5,535,109$5,128,880$7,182,202
55$7,798,057$5,759,053$5,253,421$7,766,572
56$8,544,694$5,992,481$5,380,645$8,406,129
57$9,365,951$6,235,811$5,510,595$9,106,367
58$10,269,391$6,489,480$5,643,314$9,873,337
59$11,263,349$6,753,944$5,778,844$10,713,701
60$12,357,004$7,029,681$5,917,229$11,634,799
61$13,560,473$7,317,189$6,058,510$12,644,712
62$14,884,902$7,616,992$6,202,731$13,752,343
63$16,342,572$7,929,635$6,349,933$14,967,494
64$17,947,016$8,255,689$6,500,158$16,300,967
65$19,713,145$8,595,751$6,653,446$17,764,656
66$21,657,388$8,950,446$6,809,839$19,371,664
67$23,797,850$9,320,425$6,969,377$21,136,425
68$26,154,478$9,706,373$7,132,098$23,074,840
69$28,749,253$10,109,004$7,298,042$25,204,424
70$31,606,396$10,529,065$7,467,246$27,544,473
71$34,752,597$10,967,337$7,639,746$30,116,245
72$38,217,263$11,424,639$7,815,580$32,943,158
73$42,032,803$11,901,825$7,994,781$36,051,012
74$46,234,926$12,399,791$8,177,383$39,468,233
75$50,862,980$12,919,473$8,363,417$43,226,136
76$55,960,327$13,461,850$8,552,914$47,359,225
77$61,574,747$14,027,947$8,745,903$51,905,512
78$67,758,891$14,618,837$8,942,411$56,906,881
79$74,570,779$15,235,641$9,142,463$62,409,477
80$82,074,345$15,879,533$9,346,082$68,464,144
81$90,340,041$16,551,743$9,553,288$75,126,901
82$99,445,502$17,253,556$9,764,101$82,459,473
83$109,476,280$17,986,317$9,978,535$90,529,871
84$120,526,649$18,751,434$10,196,604$99,413,030
85$132,700,494$19,550,381$10,418,317$109,191,519
86$146,112,295$20,384,701$10,643,682$119,956,319
87$160,888,206$21,256,008$10,872,701$131,807,677
88$177,167,241$22,165,991$11,105,375$144,856,054
89$195,102,594$23,116,418$11,341,700$159,223,165
90$214,863,079$24,109,143$11,581,666$175,043,128
91$236,634,723$25,146,101$11,825,262$192,463,725
92$260,622,527$26,229,322$12,072,471$211,647,801
93$287,052,395$27,360,929$12,323,269$232,774,794
94$316,173,270$28,543,146$12,577,629$256,042,429
95$348,259,483$29,778,299$12,835,519$281,668,586
96$383,613,341$31,068,826$13,096,900$309,893,349
97$422,567,980$32,417,278$13,361,725$340,981,275
98$465,490,515$33,826,325$13,629,943$375,223,889
99$512,785,497$35,298,764$13,901,496$412,942,432
100$564,898,738$36,837,524$14,176,316$454,490,893