Can I retire at age 50 with 5,100,000?

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 $5,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$421,153$417,402$413,742$410,169$406,681$400,273
2 years$208,492$204,609$200,846$197,197$193,658$187,219
3 years$137,614$133,714$129,960$126,346$122,864$116,594
4 years$102,182$98,294$94,578$91,025$87,628$81,575
5 years$80,928$77,064$73,396$69,916$66,613$60,795
6 years$66,764$62,928$59,315$55,912$52,709$47,132
7 years$56,650$52,847$49,291$45,969$42,866$37,533
8 years$49,068$45,300$41,803$38,562$35,562$30,471
9 years$43,175$39,442$36,005$32,846$29,948$25,097
10 years$38,462$34,766$31,390$28,314$25,517$20,902
11 years$34,610$30,950$27,635$24,641$21,946$17,562
12 years$31,401$27,779$24,525$21,614$19,018$14,859
13 years$28,688$25,104$21,912$19,082$16,584$12,645
14 years$26,365$22,819$19,688$16,939$14,537$10,811
15 years$24,353$20,846$17,775$15,106$12,800$9,280
16 years$22,595$19,125$16,116$13,526$11,312$7,992
17 years$21,045$17,614$14,665$12,153$10,030$6,902
18 years$19,669$16,276$13,387$10,952$8,919$5,974
19 years$18,439$15,084$12,255$9,896$7,949$5,182
20 years$17,333$14,017$11,247$8,963$7,101$4,502
21 years$16,334$13,056$10,345$8,135$6,354$3,917
22 years$15,427$12,188$9,535$7,396$5,696$3,413
23 years$14,601$11,399$8,804$6,736$5,113$2,977
24 years$13,844$10,680$8,142$6,144$4,595$2,599
25 years$13,149$10,023$7,541$5,611$4,135$2,271
26 years$12,508$9,420$6,994$5,130$3,725$1,986
27 years$11,916$8,865$6,495$4,696$3,358$1,737
28 years$11,367$8,353$6,038$4,302$3,030$1,521
29 years$10,857$7,881$5,618$3,945$2,736$1,332
30 years$10,381$7,442$5,233$3,621$2,472$1,167
31 years$9,938$7,035$4,879$3,325$2,235$1,023
32 years$9,523$6,657$4,552$3,056$2,022$897
33 years$9,133$6,304$4,250$2,810$1,830$786
34 years$8,768$5,975$3,971$2,586$1,657$690
35 years$8,424$5,667$3,713$2,380$1,501$605
36 years$8,100$5,379$3,473$2,192$1,360$531
37 years$7,794$5,109$3,251$2,020$1,232$466
38 years$7,505$4,855$3,044$1,862$1,117$409
39 years$7,232$4,617$2,852$1,717$1,013$359
40 years$6,973$4,393$2,673$1,583$919$316
41 years$6,727$4,181$2,507$1,461$834$277
42 years$6,493$3,982$2,351$1,348$756$243
43 years$6,271$3,794$2,207$1,245$686$214
44 years$6,060$3,617$2,071$1,149$623$188
45 years$5,858$3,449$1,945$1,061$566$165
46 years$5,666$3,290$1,827$980$514$145
47 years$5,483$3,140$1,716$906$466$127
48 years$5,307$2,997$1,613$837$424$112
49 years$5,140$2,862$1,516$773$385$98
50 years$4,979$2,734$1,425$715$349$86

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $5,100,000, adding $5,166 every year, while hoping to spend $59,484 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: 30/43/27 Blend
49$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000
50$5,625,529$5,355,229$5,276,179$5,747,351
51$6,136,042$5,554,344$5,389,640$6,041,769
52$6,696,634$5,761,223$5,504,909$6,352,703
53$7,312,350$5,976,182$5,621,983$6,686,014
54$7,988,748$6,199,554$5,740,857$7,043,688
55$8,731,951$6,431,682$5,861,526$7,427,901
56$9,548,703$6,672,927$5,983,980$7,841,046
57$10,446,436$6,923,666$6,108,209$8,285,743
58$11,433,336$7,184,289$6,234,198$8,764,874
59$12,518,422$7,455,206$6,361,930$9,281,600
60$13,711,633$7,736,843$6,491,386$9,839,392
61$15,023,916$8,029,644$6,622,543$10,442,066
62$16,467,332$8,334,074$6,755,376$11,093,810
63$18,055,174$8,650,617$6,889,854$11,799,229
64$19,802,082$8,979,777$7,025,945$12,563,382
65$21,724,191$9,322,084$7,163,611$13,391,832
66$23,839,278$9,678,085$7,302,812$14,290,691
67$26,166,929$10,048,356$7,443,501$15,266,682
68$28,728,726$10,433,496$7,585,628$16,327,196
69$31,548,449$10,834,129$7,729,139$17,480,361
70$34,652,299$11,250,910$7,873,973$18,735,118
71$38,069,148$11,684,519$8,020,066$20,101,301
72$41,830,808$12,135,668$8,167,346$21,589,728
73$45,972,334$12,605,099$8,315,735$23,212,302
74$50,532,351$13,093,588$8,465,151$24,982,120
75$55,553,422$13,601,944$8,615,504$26,913,593
76$61,082,445$14,131,013$8,766,698$29,022,579
77$67,171,099$14,681,678$8,918,627$31,326,535
78$73,876,331$15,254,860$9,071,181$33,844,670
79$81,260,890$15,851,521$9,224,239$36,598,131
80$89,393,923$16,472,669$9,377,673$39,610,197
81$98,351,626$17,119,351$9,531,347$42,906,492
82$108,217,958$17,792,667$9,685,115$46,515,228
83$119,085,443$18,493,760$9,838,818$50,467,468
84$131,056,032$19,223,828$9,992,293$54,797,409
85$144,242,073$19,984,122$10,145,361$59,542,710
86$158,767,368$20,775,947$10,297,834$64,744,835
87$174,768,340$21,600,669$10,449,512$70,449,447
88$192,395,322$22,459,713$10,600,182$76,706,830
89$211,813,976$23,354,570$10,749,619$83,572,361
90$233,206,853$24,286,796$10,897,583$91,107,027
91$256,775,122$25,258,018$11,043,821$99,377,999
92$282,740,461$26,269,938$11,188,066$108,459,256
93$311,347,154$27,324,330$11,330,032$118,432,280
94$342,864,395$28,423,054$11,469,420$129,386,822
95$377,588,830$29,568,051$11,605,912$141,421,741
96$415,847,353$30,761,348$11,739,173$154,645,929
97$458,000,197$32,005,067$11,868,848$169,179,337
98$504,444,327$33,301,426$11,994,565$185,154,100
99$555,617,195$34,652,742$12,115,929$202,715,774
100$612,000,860$36,061,438$12,232,524$222,024,706