Can I retire at age 50 with 809,000?

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 $809,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$66,806$66,211$65,631$65,064$64,511$63,157
2 years$33,073$32,457$31,860$31,281$30,719$29,362
3 years$21,829$21,211$20,615$20,042$19,490$18,170
4 years$16,209$15,592$15,003$14,439$13,900$12,630
5 years$12,837$12,224$11,643$11,091$10,567$9,349
6 years$10,591$9,982$9,409$8,869$8,361$7,197
7 years$8,986$8,383$7,819$7,292$6,800$5,689
8 years$7,784$7,186$6,631$6,117$5,641$4,584
9 years$6,849$6,257$5,711$5,210$4,751$3,746
10 years$6,101$5,515$4,979$4,491$4,048$3,095
11 years$5,490$4,910$4,384$3,909$3,481$2,580
12 years$4,981$4,407$3,890$3,429$3,017$2,164
13 years$4,551$3,982$3,476$3,027$2,631$1,826
14 years$4,182$3,620$3,123$2,687$2,306$1,548
15 years$3,863$3,307$2,820$2,396$2,030$1,317
16 years$3,584$3,034$2,556$2,146$1,794$1,123
17 years$3,338$2,794$2,326$1,928$1,591$961
18 years$3,120$2,582$2,124$1,737$1,415$824
19 years$2,925$2,393$1,944$1,570$1,261$708
20 years$2,750$2,223$1,784$1,422$1,126$609
21 years$2,591$2,071$1,641$1,290$1,008$525
22 years$2,447$1,933$1,512$1,173$903$453
23 years$2,316$1,808$1,397$1,068$811$391
24 years$2,196$1,694$1,292$975$729$338
25 years$2,086$1,590$1,196$890$656$292
26 years$1,984$1,494$1,109$814$591$253
27 years$1,890$1,406$1,030$745$533$219
28 years$1,803$1,325$958$682$481$190
29 years$1,722$1,250$891$626$434$164
30 years$1,647$1,181$830$574$392$142
31 years$1,576$1,116$774$527$355$123
32 years$1,511$1,056$722$485$321$107
33 years$1,449$1,000$674$446$290$93
34 years$1,391$948$630$410$263$81
35 years$1,336$899$589$378$238$70
36 years$1,285$853$551$348$216$61
37 years$1,236$810$516$320$195$53
38 years$1,191$770$483$295$177$46
39 years$1,147$732$452$272$161$40
40 years$1,106$697$424$251$146$35
41 years$1,067$663$398$232$132$30
42 years$1,030$632$373$214$120$26
43 years$995$602$350$197$109$23
44 years$961$574$329$182$99$20
45 years$929$547$308$168$90$17
46 years$899$522$290$155$81$15
47 years$870$498$272$144$74$13
48 years$842$475$256$133$67$11
49 years$815$454$240$123$61$10
50 years$790$434$226$113$55$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $809,000, adding $2,238 every year, while hoping to spend $52,237 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: 24/49/27 Blend
49$809,000$809,000$809,000$809,000
50$893,826$850,949$838,410$907,617
51$929,417$837,066$810,917$905,553
52$966,887$820,752$780,752$898,761
53$1,006,373$801,832$747,771$890,380
54$1,048,024$780,123$711,822$880,312
55$1,092,002$755,428$672,747$868,457
56$1,138,483$727,542$630,382$854,709
57$1,187,661$696,244$584,552$838,957
58$1,239,747$661,304$535,079$821,089
59$1,294,970$622,477$481,773$800,987
60$1,353,581$579,503$424,437$778,530
61$1,415,857$532,109$362,866$753,592
62$1,482,098$480,005$296,845$726,044
63$1,552,632$422,886$226,150$695,754
64$1,627,821$360,428$150,547$662,585
65$1,708,059$292,289$69,790$626,398
66$1,793,779$218,109$0$587,052
67$1,885,454$137,506$0$549,123
68$1,983,605$50,078$0$529,506
69$2,088,800$0$0$508,005
70$2,201,666$0$0$508,604
71$2,322,888$0$0$538,343
72$2,453,219$0$0$570,419
73$2,593,487$0$0$605,047
74$2,744,597$0$0$642,465
75$2,907,548$0$0$682,934
76$3,083,435$0$0$726,742
77$3,273,460$0$0$774,204
78$3,478,947$0$0$825,666
79$3,701,348$0$0$881,512
80$3,942,263$0$0$942,161
81$4,203,447$0$0$1,008,073
82$4,486,832$0$0$1,079,758
83$4,794,544$0$0$1,157,773
84$5,128,919$0$0$1,242,735
85$5,492,528$0$0$1,335,319
86$5,888,200$0$0$1,436,270
87$6,319,047$0$0$1,546,407
88$6,788,493$0$0$1,666,633
89$7,300,307$0$0$1,797,941
90$7,858,637$0$0$1,941,424
91$8,468,048$0$0$2,098,284
92$9,133,565$0$0$2,269,848
93$9,860,721$0$0$2,457,573
94$10,655,606$0$0$2,663,067
95$11,524,926$0$0$2,888,099
96$12,476,064$0$0$3,134,615
97$13,517,149$0$0$3,404,762
98$14,657,133$0$0$3,700,902
99$15,905,874$0$0$4,025,637
100$17,274,229$0$0$4,381,834