Can I retire at age 50 with 881,000?

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:
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 $881,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$72,752$72,104$71,472$70,855$70,252$69,605
2 years$36,016$35,345$34,695$34,065$33,453$32,802
3 years$23,772$23,098$22,450$21,826$21,224$20,588
4 years$17,651$16,980$16,338$15,724$15,137$14,521
5 years$13,980$13,312$12,679$12,078$11,507$10,913
6 years$11,533$10,871$10,246$9,659$9,105$8,534
7 years$9,786$9,129$8,515$7,941$7,405$6,857
8 years$8,476$7,825$7,221$6,661$6,143$5,618
9 years$7,458$6,813$6,220$5,674$5,173$4,671
10 years$6,644$6,006$5,422$4,891$4,408$3,928
11 years$5,979$5,346$4,774$4,257$3,791$3,333
12 years$5,424$4,799$4,237$3,734$3,285$2,849
13 years$4,956$4,337$3,785$3,296$2,865$2,450
14 years$4,554$3,942$3,401$2,926$2,511$2,117
15 years$4,207$3,601$3,071$2,610$2,211$1,837
16 years$3,903$3,304$2,784$2,337$1,954$1,600
17 years$3,635$3,043$2,533$2,099$1,733$1,397
18 years$3,398$2,812$2,313$1,892$1,541$1,223
19 years$3,185$2,606$2,117$1,710$1,373$1,074
20 years$2,994$2,421$1,943$1,548$1,227$944
21 years$2,822$2,255$1,787$1,405$1,098$831
22 years$2,665$2,105$1,647$1,278$984$733
23 years$2,522$1,969$1,521$1,164$883$647
24 years$2,391$1,845$1,406$1,061$794$572
25 years$2,271$1,731$1,303$969$714$506
26 years$2,161$1,627$1,208$886$643$448
27 years$2,058$1,531$1,122$811$580$397
28 years$1,964$1,443$1,043$743$523$352
29 years$1,875$1,361$971$682$473$313
30 years$1,793$1,286$904$625$427$277
31 years$1,717$1,215$843$574$386$246
32 years$1,645$1,150$786$528$349$219
33 years$1,578$1,089$734$485$316$195
34 years$1,515$1,032$686$447$286$173
35 years$1,455$979$641$411$259$154
36 years$1,399$929$600$379$235$137
37 years$1,346$883$562$349$213$122
38 years$1,296$839$526$322$193$108
39 years$1,249$798$493$297$175$96
40 years$1,204$759$462$274$159$86
41 years$1,162$722$433$252$144$76
42 years$1,122$688$406$233$131$68
43 years$1,083$655$381$215$119$61
44 years$1,047$625$358$199$108$54
45 years$1,012$596$336$183$98$48
46 years$979$568$316$169$89$43
47 years$947$542$296$156$81$38
48 years$917$518$279$145$73$34
49 years$888$494$262$134$66$30
50 years$860$472$246$123$60$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $881,000, adding $2,807 every year, while hoping to spend $27,022 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: 65/9/26 Blend
49$881,000$881,000$881,000$881,000
50$973,757$927,064$913,409$1,030,239
51$1,044,329$943,739$915,257$1,085,374
52$1,121,194$960,326$916,261$1,142,340
53$1,204,965$976,791$916,365$1,204,001
54$1,296,317$993,099$915,508$1,270,822
55$1,395,992$1,009,212$913,629$1,343,315
56$1,504,810$1,025,089$910,662$1,422,044
57$1,623,669$1,040,687$906,538$1,507,631
58$1,753,561$1,055,959$901,184$1,600,763
59$1,895,576$1,070,853$894,526$1,702,195
60$2,050,917$1,085,316$886,485$1,812,762
61$2,220,904$1,099,291$876,976$1,933,384
62$2,406,996$1,112,716$865,914$2,065,074
63$2,610,795$1,125,524$853,208$2,208,952
64$2,834,068$1,137,647$838,762$2,366,249
65$3,078,759$1,149,007$822,477$2,538,325
66$3,347,010$1,159,527$804,248$2,726,680
67$3,641,181$1,169,120$783,966$2,932,965
68$3,963,870$1,177,695$761,517$3,159,002
69$4,317,939$1,185,156$736,782$3,406,801
70$4,706,540$1,191,400$709,635$3,678,577
71$5,133,145$1,196,317$679,946$3,976,771
72$5,601,581$1,199,791$647,579$4,304,075
73$6,116,059$1,201,698$612,390$4,663,459
74$6,681,223$1,201,907$574,231$5,058,194
75$7,302,185$1,200,278$532,945$5,491,888
76$7,984,579$1,196,662$488,370$5,968,519
77$8,734,611$1,190,903$440,335$6,492,471
78$9,559,117$1,182,833$388,662$7,068,579
79$10,465,630$1,172,276$333,166$7,702,172
80$11,462,450$1,159,043$273,652$8,399,124
81$12,558,719$1,142,935$209,919$9,165,912
82$13,764,511$1,123,741$141,754$10,009,675
83$15,090,925$1,101,239$68,936$10,938,282
84$16,550,190$1,075,190$0$11,960,409
85$18,155,780$1,045,345$0$13,088,054
86$19,922,540$1,011,437$0$14,349,891
87$21,866,829$973,187$0$15,738,466
88$24,006,668$930,296$0$17,266,660
89$26,361,918$882,451$0$18,948,669
90$28,954,461$829,317$0$20,800,134
91$31,808,407$770,545$0$22,838,292
92$34,950,324$705,762$0$25,082,138
93$38,409,487$634,574$0$27,552,604
94$42,218,153$556,566$0$30,272,756
95$46,411,865$471,299$0$33,268,012
96$51,029,792$378,308$0$36,566,383
97$56,115,090$277,105$0$40,198,735
98$61,715,317$167,171$0$44,199,085
99$67,882,877$47,960$0$48,604,916
100$74,675,514$0$0$53,457,538