Can I retire at age 50 with 6,600,000?

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 $6,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$545,022$540,167$535,431$530,807$526,293$508,632
2 years$269,813$264,788$259,918$255,196$250,616$232,997
3 years$178,088$173,042$168,184$163,506$159,001$141,977
4 years$132,235$127,204$122,395$117,797$113,401$97,103
5 years$104,731$99,729$94,983$90,480$86,206$70,676
6 years$86,400$81,437$76,761$72,357$68,211$53,463
7 years$73,312$68,390$63,789$59,489$55,474$41,505
8 years$63,500$58,623$54,098$49,904$46,021$32,821
9 years$55,873$51,042$46,594$42,507$38,757$26,309
10 years$49,775$44,991$40,622$36,641$33,022$21,307
11 years$44,789$40,053$35,763$31,889$28,400$17,395
12 years$40,637$35,949$31,739$27,971$24,611$14,291
13 years$37,126$32,488$28,356$24,694$21,461$11,800
14 years$34,119$29,530$25,478$21,921$18,813$9,783
15 years$31,516$26,977$23,004$19,549$16,564$8,137
16 years$29,240$24,750$20,856$17,504$14,640$6,787
17 years$27,235$22,794$18,978$15,728$12,981$5,673
18 years$25,454$21,063$17,325$14,174$11,542$4,751
19 years$23,862$19,521$15,860$12,807$10,287$3,984
20 years$22,431$18,140$14,555$11,599$9,189$3,346
21 years$21,139$16,896$13,388$10,527$8,223$2,813
22 years$19,965$15,772$12,339$9,572$7,371$2,366
23 years$18,895$14,751$11,393$8,717$6,616$1,993
24 years$17,915$13,821$10,537$7,950$5,947$1,679
25 years$17,016$12,970$9,759$7,261$5,351$1,415
26 years$16,187$12,190$9,051$6,639$4,820$1,193
27 years$15,420$11,472$8,405$6,077$4,346$1,007
28 years$14,710$10,810$7,813$5,568$3,921$850
29 years$14,050$10,198$7,271$5,106$3,541$717
30 years$13,435$9,631$6,773$4,686$3,199$606
31 years$12,861$9,105$6,314$4,303$2,893$511
32 years$12,323$8,615$5,891$3,955$2,617$432
33 years$11,820$8,158$5,500$3,637$2,368$365
34 years$11,347$7,732$5,139$3,346$2,144$308
35 years$10,902$7,334$4,805$3,080$1,942$260
36 years$10,482$6,961$4,495$2,837$1,759$220
37 years$10,087$6,611$4,207$2,614$1,595$186
38 years$9,713$6,283$3,940$2,409$1,446$157
39 years$9,359$5,975$3,691$2,221$1,311$133
40 years$9,023$5,684$3,460$2,049$1,189$112
41 years$8,705$5,411$3,244$1,890$1,079$95
42 years$8,403$5,153$3,043$1,745$979$80
43 years$8,115$4,910$2,856$1,611$888$68
44 years$7,842$4,680$2,680$1,487$806$57
45 years$7,581$4,463$2,517$1,373$732$48
46 years$7,332$4,258$2,364$1,269$665$41
47 years$7,095$4,063$2,221$1,172$604$35
48 years$6,868$3,879$2,087$1,083$548$29
49 years$6,651$3,704$1,962$1,001$498$25
50 years$6,444$3,538$1,844$925$452$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $6,600,000, adding $4,501 every year, while hoping to spend $42,614 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: 65/29/6 Blend
49$6,600,000$6,600,000$6,600,000$6,600,000
50$7,277,843$6,928,043$6,825,743$7,743,580
51$7,974,842$7,222,176$7,009,064$8,347,811
52$8,741,506$7,529,293$7,197,099$9,002,179
53$9,584,898$7,849,986$7,389,959$9,715,939
54$10,512,795$8,184,874$7,587,761$10,494,859
55$11,533,771$8,534,603$7,790,621$11,345,284
56$12,657,269$8,899,852$7,998,660$12,274,192
57$13,893,696$9,281,330$8,212,001$13,289,261
58$15,254,518$9,679,781$8,430,769$14,398,938
59$16,752,370$10,095,981$8,655,090$15,612,518
60$18,401,172$10,530,744$8,885,096$16,940,228
61$20,216,264$10,984,923$9,120,919$18,393,324
62$22,214,548$11,459,409$9,362,695$19,984,191
63$24,414,647$11,955,136$9,610,561$21,726,463
64$26,837,085$12,473,081$9,864,658$23,635,147
65$29,504,474$13,014,268$10,125,130$25,726,760
66$32,441,731$13,579,769$10,392,123$28,019,487
67$35,676,315$14,170,705$10,665,787$30,533,346
68$39,238,480$14,788,250$10,946,272$33,290,375
69$43,161,567$15,433,636$11,233,733$36,314,839
70$47,482,312$16,108,149$11,528,329$39,633,457
71$52,241,199$16,813,139$11,830,218$43,275,645
72$57,482,836$17,550,018$12,139,566$47,273,797
73$63,256,381$18,320,265$12,456,537$51,663,585
74$69,616,001$19,125,428$12,781,300$56,484,292
75$76,621,389$19,967,129$13,114,029$61,779,178
76$84,338,319$20,847,067$13,454,898$67,595,886
77$92,839,275$21,767,020$13,804,084$73,986,889
78$102,204,129$22,728,853$14,161,770$81,009,978
79$112,520,900$23,734,516$14,528,138$88,728,804
80$123,886,577$24,786,052$14,903,376$97,213,475
81$136,408,042$25,885,603$15,287,673$106,541,215
82$150,203,075$27,035,411$15,681,223$116,797,083
83$165,401,466$28,237,823$16,084,222$128,074,775
84$182,146,240$29,495,301$16,496,868$140,477,500
85$200,595,007$30,810,421$16,919,363$154,118,951
86$220,921,447$32,185,882$17,351,911$169,124,370
87$243,316,956$33,624,511$17,794,722$185,631,726
88$267,992,445$35,129,271$18,248,004$203,793,010
89$295,180,334$36,703,265$18,711,972$223,775,661
90$325,136,747$38,349,744$19,186,841$245,764,145
91$358,143,926$40,072,112$19,672,832$269,961,680
92$394,512,899$41,873,938$20,170,164$296,592,156
93$434,586,414$43,758,960$20,679,064$325,902,235
94$478,742,173$45,731,094$21,199,757$358,163,670
95$527,396,400$47,794,443$21,732,474$393,675,864
96$581,007,767$49,953,305$22,277,447$432,768,690
97$640,081,727$52,212,185$22,834,909$475,805,585
98$705,175,283$54,575,802$23,405,099$523,186,984
99$776,902,246$57,049,101$23,988,254$575,354,077
100$855,939,031$59,637,262$24,584,616$632,792,973