Can I retire at age 50 with 838,000?

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 $838,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$69,201$68,585$67,983$67,396$66,823$66,098
2 years$34,258$33,620$33,002$32,402$31,821$31,090
3 years$22,612$21,971$21,354$20,760$20,188$19,476
4 years$16,790$16,151$15,540$14,957$14,398$13,709
5 years$13,298$12,663$12,060$11,488$10,945$10,281
6 years$10,970$10,340$9,746$9,187$8,661$8,023
7 years$9,308$8,684$8,099$7,553$7,044$6,432
8 years$8,063$7,443$6,869$6,336$5,843$5,258
9 years$7,094$6,481$5,916$5,397$4,921$4,361
10 years$6,320$5,712$5,158$4,652$4,193$3,659
11 years$5,687$5,086$4,541$4,049$3,606$3,097
12 years$5,160$4,564$4,030$3,551$3,125$2,641
13 years$4,714$4,125$3,600$3,135$2,725$2,265
14 years$4,332$3,749$3,235$2,783$2,389$1,952
15 years$4,002$3,425$2,921$2,482$2,103$1,689
16 years$3,713$3,143$2,648$2,223$1,859$1,467
17 years$3,458$2,894$2,410$1,997$1,648$1,278
18 years$3,232$2,674$2,200$1,800$1,465$1,115
19 years$3,030$2,479$2,014$1,626$1,306$976
20 years$2,848$2,303$1,848$1,473$1,167$856
21 years$2,684$2,145$1,700$1,337$1,044$751
22 years$2,535$2,003$1,567$1,215$936$660
23 years$2,399$1,873$1,447$1,107$840$581
24 years$2,275$1,755$1,338$1,009$755$512
25 years$2,160$1,647$1,239$922$679$452
26 years$2,055$1,548$1,149$843$612$399
27 years$1,958$1,457$1,067$772$552$352
28 years$1,868$1,373$992$707$498$311
29 years$1,784$1,295$923$648$450$275
30 years$1,706$1,223$860$595$406$244
31 years$1,633$1,156$802$546$367$216
32 years$1,565$1,094$748$502$332$191
33 years$1,501$1,036$698$462$301$169
34 years$1,441$982$653$425$272$150
35 years$1,384$931$610$391$247$133
36 years$1,331$884$571$360$223$118
37 years$1,281$839$534$332$202$104
38 years$1,233$798$500$306$184$93
39 years$1,188$759$469$282$166$82
40 years$1,146$722$439$260$151$73
41 years$1,105$687$412$240$137$65
42 years$1,067$654$386$222$124$57
43 years$1,030$623$363$204$113$51
44 years$996$594$340$189$102$45
45 years$963$567$320$174$93$40
46 years$931$541$300$161$84$36
47 years$901$516$282$149$77$32
48 years$872$492$265$138$70$28
49 years$845$470$249$127$63$25
50 years$818$449$234$117$57$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $838,000, adding $4,282 every year, while hoping to spend $20,316 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: 51/21/28 Blend
49$838,000$838,000$838,000$838,000
50$927,893$883,479$870,490$967,702
51$1,000,922$905,153$878,035$1,017,570
52$1,080,719$927,209$885,152$1,069,384
53$1,167,953$949,643$891,806$1,125,329
54$1,263,360$972,451$897,957$1,185,807
55$1,367,752$995,630$903,568$1,251,260
56$1,482,021$1,019,174$908,595$1,322,178
57$1,607,150$1,043,077$912,996$1,399,099
58$1,744,222$1,067,330$916,724$1,482,617
59$1,894,429$1,091,926$919,731$1,573,386
60$2,059,085$1,116,855$921,967$1,672,126
61$2,239,636$1,142,105$923,376$1,779,634
62$2,437,674$1,167,663$923,905$1,896,786
63$2,654,955$1,193,517$923,494$2,024,546
64$2,893,410$1,219,649$922,080$2,163,981
65$3,155,168$1,246,042$919,601$2,316,265
66$3,442,575$1,272,678$915,987$2,482,690
67$3,758,213$1,299,535$911,168$2,664,685
68$4,104,928$1,326,589$905,069$2,863,820
69$4,485,854$1,353,815$897,613$3,081,831
70$4,904,445$1,381,185$888,716$3,320,628
71$5,364,504$1,408,670$878,294$3,582,317
72$5,870,223$1,436,234$866,257$3,869,221
73$6,426,220$1,463,844$852,510$4,183,900
74$7,037,581$1,491,459$836,956$4,529,176
75$7,709,912$1,519,037$819,491$4,908,160
76$8,449,387$1,546,534$800,008$5,324,281
77$9,262,809$1,573,900$778,394$5,781,321
78$10,157,676$1,601,081$754,530$6,283,445
79$11,142,246$1,628,021$728,294$6,835,249
80$12,225,620$1,654,659$699,557$7,441,795
81$13,417,824$1,680,928$668,183$8,108,665
82$14,729,906$1,706,757$634,031$8,842,013
83$16,174,040$1,732,072$596,954$9,648,620
84$17,763,639$1,756,790$556,799$10,535,962
85$19,513,482$1,780,824$513,403$11,512,282
86$21,439,854$1,804,082$466,599$12,586,661
87$23,560,700$1,826,463$416,211$13,769,112
88$25,895,793$1,847,861$362,056$15,070,672
89$28,466,920$1,868,162$303,941$16,503,506
90$31,298,089$1,887,246$241,667$18,081,021
91$34,415,756$1,904,982$175,024$19,817,998
92$37,849,070$1,921,233$103,794$21,730,725
93$41,630,153$1,935,852$27,750$23,837,159
94$45,794,403$1,948,682$0$26,157,088
95$50,380,821$1,959,558$0$28,728,281
96$55,432,390$1,968,301$0$31,568,710
97$60,996,469$1,974,723$0$34,696,650
98$67,125,248$1,978,624$0$38,141,388
99$73,876,238$1,979,791$0$41,935,200
100$81,312,812$1,977,998$0$46,113,651