Can I retire at age 50 with 862,000?

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 $862,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$71,183$70,549$69,930$69,327$68,737$68,019
2 years$35,239$34,583$33,947$33,330$32,732$32,009
3 years$23,259$22,600$21,966$21,355$20,766$20,061
4 years$17,271$16,614$15,986$15,385$14,811$14,128
5 years$13,678$13,025$12,405$11,817$11,259$10,601
6 years$11,284$10,636$10,025$9,450$8,909$8,277
7 years$9,575$8,932$8,331$7,770$7,245$6,639
8 years$8,294$7,657$7,065$6,518$6,011$5,430
9 years$7,297$6,666$6,086$5,552$5,062$4,507
10 years$6,501$5,876$5,305$4,786$4,313$3,783
11 years$5,850$5,231$4,671$4,165$3,709$3,205
12 years$5,307$4,695$4,145$3,653$3,214$2,734
13 years$4,849$4,243$3,704$3,225$2,803$2,346
14 years$4,456$3,857$3,328$2,863$2,457$2,024
15 years$4,116$3,523$3,004$2,553$2,163$1,752
16 years$3,819$3,233$2,724$2,286$1,912$1,523
17 years$3,557$2,977$2,479$2,054$1,695$1,327
18 years$3,324$2,751$2,263$1,851$1,507$1,160
19 years$3,117$2,550$2,071$1,673$1,344$1,015
20 years$2,930$2,369$1,901$1,515$1,200$891
21 years$2,761$2,207$1,749$1,375$1,074$783
22 years$2,608$2,060$1,612$1,250$963$689
23 years$2,468$1,927$1,488$1,138$864$607
24 years$2,340$1,805$1,376$1,038$777$535
25 years$2,222$1,694$1,275$948$699$472
26 years$2,114$1,592$1,182$867$630$417
27 years$2,014$1,498$1,098$794$568$369
28 years$1,921$1,412$1,020$727$512$326
29 years$1,835$1,332$950$667$462$289
30 years$1,755$1,258$885$612$418$256
31 years$1,680$1,189$825$562$378$227
32 years$1,609$1,125$769$517$342$201
33 years$1,544$1,066$718$475$309$178
34 years$1,482$1,010$671$437$280$158
35 years$1,424$958$628$402$254$140
36 years$1,369$909$587$371$230$124
37 years$1,317$863$549$341$208$110
38 years$1,269$821$515$315$189$98
39 years$1,222$780$482$290$171$87
40 years$1,178$742$452$268$155$77
41 years$1,137$707$424$247$141$69
42 years$1,097$673$397$228$128$61
43 years$1,060$641$373$210$116$54
44 years$1,024$611$350$194$105$48
45 years$990$583$329$179$96$43
46 years$958$556$309$166$87$38
47 years$927$531$290$153$79$34
48 years$897$507$273$141$72$30
49 years$869$484$256$131$65$27
50 years$842$462$241$121$59$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $862,000, adding $6,179 every year, while hoping to spend $32,895 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: 76/7/17 Blend
49$862,000$862,000$862,000$862,000
50$956,298$910,612$897,251$1,024,875
51$1,018,840$920,232$892,309$1,080,678
52$1,086,659$929,220$886,098$1,137,143
53$1,160,259$937,512$878,543$1,198,164
54$1,240,192$945,038$869,561$1,264,186
55$1,327,069$951,722$859,069$1,335,699
56$1,421,559$957,485$846,977$1,413,243
57$1,524,400$962,244$833,192$1,497,413
58$1,636,402$965,907$817,618$1,588,865
59$1,758,459$968,381$800,152$1,688,322
60$1,891,553$969,562$780,687$1,796,580
61$2,036,764$969,344$759,114$1,914,518
62$2,195,284$967,612$735,314$2,043,103
63$2,368,423$964,244$709,166$2,183,403
64$2,557,621$959,112$680,543$2,336,593
65$2,764,468$952,078$649,311$2,503,971
66$2,990,712$942,997$615,331$2,686,965
67$3,238,277$931,716$578,456$2,887,150
68$3,509,282$918,072$538,536$3,106,264
69$3,806,062$901,891$495,410$3,346,220
70$4,131,187$882,990$448,913$3,609,129
71$4,487,488$861,175$398,871$3,897,315
72$4,878,081$836,242$345,102$4,213,345
73$5,306,399$807,973$287,418$4,560,043
74$5,776,225$776,137$225,620$4,940,525
75$6,291,724$740,491$159,501$5,358,226
76$6,857,482$700,777$88,847$5,816,931
77$7,478,554$656,724$13,432$6,320,814
78$8,160,505$608,043$0$6,874,473
79$8,909,469$554,429$0$7,495,143
80$9,732,200$495,561$0$8,179,640
81$10,636,139$431,098$0$8,931,732
82$11,629,484$360,681$0$9,758,259
83$12,721,267$283,930$0$10,666,756
84$13,921,438$200,444$0$11,665,528
85$15,240,958$109,799$0$12,763,723
86$16,691,904$11,548$0$13,971,423
87$18,287,583$0$0$15,299,737
88$20,042,653$0$0$16,768,207
89$21,973,267$0$0$18,384,571
90$24,097,222$0$0$20,162,843
91$26,434,124$0$0$22,119,445
92$29,005,578$0$0$24,272,470
93$31,835,388$0$0$26,641,853
94$34,949,783$0$0$29,249,563
95$38,377,663$0$0$32,119,801
96$42,150,871$0$0$35,279,237
97$46,304,495$0$0$38,757,257
98$50,877,197$0$0$42,586,240
99$55,911,578$0$0$46,801,865
100$61,454,581$0$0$51,443,447