Can I retire at age 50 with 409,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $409,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$33,775$33,474$33,180$32,894$32,614$32,167
2 years$16,720$16,409$16,107$15,814$15,531$15,080
3 years$11,036$10,723$10,422$10,132$9,853$9,415
4 years$8,195$7,883$7,585$7,300$7,027$6,604
5 years$6,490$6,180$5,886$5,607$5,342$4,934
6 years$5,354$5,047$4,757$4,484$4,227$3,836
7 years$4,543$4,238$3,953$3,687$3,438$3,063
8 years$3,935$3,633$3,352$3,093$2,852$2,494
9 years$3,462$3,163$2,887$2,634$2,402$2,060
10 years$3,085$2,788$2,517$2,271$2,046$1,721
11 years$2,776$2,482$2,216$1,976$1,760$1,451
12 years$2,518$2,228$1,967$1,733$1,525$1,231
13 years$2,301$2,013$1,757$1,530$1,330$1,051
14 years$2,114$1,830$1,579$1,358$1,166$902
15 years$1,953$1,672$1,426$1,211$1,026$777
16 years$1,812$1,534$1,292$1,085$907$671
17 years$1,688$1,413$1,176$975$804$582
18 years$1,577$1,305$1,074$878$715$505
19 years$1,479$1,210$983$794$638$440
20 years$1,390$1,124$902$719$569$384
21 years$1,310$1,047$830$652$510$335
22 years$1,237$977$765$593$457$293
23 years$1,171$914$706$540$410$257
24 years$1,110$856$653$493$369$225
25 years$1,054$804$605$450$332$197
26 years$1,003$755$561$411$299$173
27 years$956$711$521$377$269$152
28 years$912$670$484$345$243$134
29 years$871$632$451$316$219$118
30 years$833$597$420$290$198$103
31 years$797$564$391$267$179$91
32 years$764$534$365$245$162$80
33 years$732$506$341$225$147$71
34 years$703$479$318$207$133$62
35 years$676$454$298$191$120$55
36 years$650$431$279$176$109$48
37 years$625$410$261$162$99$43
38 years$602$389$244$149$90$38
39 years$580$370$229$138$81$33
40 years$559$352$214$127$74$29
41 years$539$335$201$117$67$26
42 years$521$319$189$108$61$23
43 years$503$304$177$100$55$20
44 years$486$290$166$92$50$18
45 years$470$277$156$85$45$16
46 years$454$264$146$79$41$14
47 years$440$252$138$73$37$12
48 years$426$240$129$67$34$11
49 years$412$230$122$62$31$9
50 years$399$219$114$57$28$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $409,000, adding $4,198 every year, while hoping to spend $26,925 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: 59/31/10 Blend
49$409,000$409,000$409,000$409,000
50$455,048$433,371$427,032$480,584
51$472,815$425,958$412,689$490,839
52$491,492$417,280$396,964$498,606
53$511,143$407,245$379,781$506,417
54$531,838$395,759$361,062$514,278
55$553,654$382,719$340,726$522,198
56$576,673$368,019$318,687$530,187
57$600,986$351,545$294,856$538,258
58$626,693$333,177$269,139$546,426
59$653,900$312,787$241,440$554,711
60$682,726$290,242$211,656$563,134
61$713,299$265,399$179,682$571,723
62$745,760$238,108$145,406$580,508
63$780,263$208,210$108,712$589,527
64$816,976$175,538$69,480$598,821
65$856,083$139,915$27,583$608,439
66$897,786$101,154$0$618,439
67$942,305$59,055$0$630,713
68$989,884$13,412$0$646,769
69$1,040,786$0$0$663,760
70$1,095,304$0$0$694,079
71$1,153,755$0$0$731,514
72$1,216,491$0$0$771,716
73$1,283,894$0$0$814,935
74$1,356,388$0$0$861,444
75$1,434,434$0$0$911,544
76$1,518,541$0$0$965,565
77$1,609,268$0$0$1,023,868
78$1,707,228$0$0$1,086,852
79$1,813,094$0$0$1,154,955
80$1,927,609$0$0$1,228,658
81$2,051,586$0$0$1,308,490
82$2,185,921$0$0$1,395,031
83$2,331,597$0$0$1,488,921
84$2,489,698$0$0$1,590,863
85$2,661,413$0$0$1,701,631
86$2,848,054$0$0$1,822,075
87$3,051,060$0$0$1,953,130
88$3,272,016$0$0$2,095,827
89$3,512,667$0$0$2,251,299
90$3,774,932$0$0$2,420,793
91$4,060,923$0$0$2,605,680
92$4,372,965$0$0$2,807,472
93$4,713,616$0$0$3,027,831
94$5,085,695$0$0$3,268,588
95$5,492,301$0$0$3,531,757
96$5,936,849$0$0$3,819,558
97$6,423,097$0$0$4,134,432
98$6,955,184$0$0$4,479,069
99$7,537,667$0$0$4,856,432
100$8,175,565$0$0$5,269,782