Can I retire at age 50 with 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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $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%18.9%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$61,505
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$28,097
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$17,072
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$11,641
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$8,446
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$6,368
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$4,927
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$3,882
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$3,100
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$2,501
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$2,034
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$1,665
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$1,369
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,130
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$936
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$777
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$647
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$539
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$450
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$376
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$315
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$264
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$221
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$185
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$155
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$130
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$110
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$92
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$77
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$65
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$55
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$46
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$39
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$32
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$27
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$23
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$19
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$16
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$14
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$11
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$10
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$8
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$7
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$6
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$5
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$4
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$3
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$3
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$2
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $800,000, adding $4,730 every year, while hoping to spend $59,278 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: 64/23/13 Blend
49$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
50$886,479$844,079$831,679$940,212
51$913,829$822,368$796,469$955,030
52$941,981$797,605$758,093$963,916
53$970,956$769,581$716,381$972,151
54$1,000,772$738,069$671,159$979,672
55$1,031,449$702,832$622,241$986,410
56$1,063,006$663,620$569,435$992,293
57$1,095,461$620,167$512,540$997,243
58$1,128,834$572,191$451,346$1,001,177
59$1,163,143$519,396$385,634$1,004,008
60$1,198,405$461,468$315,174$1,005,640
61$1,234,637$398,074$239,727$1,005,975
62$1,271,856$328,866$159,044$1,004,905
63$1,310,076$253,471$72,863$1,002,319
64$1,349,313$171,500$0$998,093
65$1,389,578$82,539$0$994,751
66$1,430,883$0$0$1,000,464
67$1,473,238$0$0$1,008,514
68$1,516,650$0$0$1,038,169
69$1,561,124$0$0$1,068,544
70$1,606,662$0$0$1,099,638
71$1,653,263$0$0$1,131,449
72$1,700,924$0$0$1,163,974
73$1,749,635$0$0$1,197,206
74$1,799,384$0$0$1,231,135
75$1,850,153$0$0$1,265,747
76$1,901,918$0$0$1,301,023
77$1,954,650$0$0$1,336,942
78$2,008,310$0$0$1,373,476
79$2,062,854$0$0$1,410,592
80$2,118,226$0$0$1,448,250
81$2,174,363$0$0$1,486,403
82$2,231,189$0$0$1,524,996
83$2,288,614$0$0$1,563,965
84$2,346,536$0$0$1,603,237
85$2,404,838$0$0$1,642,727
86$2,463,384$0$0$1,682,337
87$2,522,019$0$0$1,721,958
88$2,580,567$0$0$1,761,462
89$2,638,828$0$0$1,800,708
90$2,696,575$0$0$1,839,533
91$2,753,553$0$0$1,877,755
92$2,809,473$0$0$1,915,170
93$2,864,012$0$0$1,951,547
94$2,916,805$0$0$1,986,627
95$2,967,443$0$0$2,020,119
96$3,015,470$0$0$2,051,700
97$3,060,374$0$0$2,081,006
98$3,101,585$0$0$2,107,632
99$3,138,463$0$0$2,131,126
100$3,170,300$0$0$2,150,985