Can I retire at age 50 with 468,000?

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 $468,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$38,647$38,303$37,967$37,639$37,319$36,373
2 years$19,132$18,776$18,431$18,096$17,771$16,824
3 years$12,628$12,270$11,926$11,594$11,275$10,356
4 years$9,377$9,020$8,679$8,353$8,041$7,158
5 years$7,426$7,072$6,735$6,416$6,113$5,268
6 years$6,127$5,775$5,443$5,131$4,837$4,031
7 years$5,198$4,849$4,523$4,218$3,934$3,167
8 years$4,503$4,157$3,836$3,539$3,263$2,536
9 years$3,962$3,619$3,304$3,014$2,748$2,059
10 years$3,529$3,190$2,880$2,598$2,342$1,689
11 years$3,176$2,840$2,536$2,261$2,014$1,398
12 years$2,882$2,549$2,251$1,983$1,745$1,164
13 years$2,633$2,304$2,011$1,751$1,522$975
14 years$2,419$2,094$1,807$1,554$1,334$820
15 years$2,235$1,913$1,631$1,386$1,175$693
16 years$2,073$1,755$1,479$1,241$1,038$586
17 years$1,931$1,616$1,346$1,115$920$498
18 years$1,805$1,494$1,228$1,005$818$423
19 years$1,692$1,384$1,125$908$729$361
20 years$1,591$1,286$1,032$822$652$308
21 years$1,499$1,198$949$746$583$263
22 years$1,416$1,118$875$679$523$225
23 years$1,340$1,046$808$618$469$193
24 years$1,270$980$747$564$422$165
25 years$1,207$920$692$515$379$141
26 years$1,148$864$642$471$342$121
27 years$1,093$813$596$431$308$104
28 years$1,043$767$554$395$278$89
29 years$996$723$516$362$251$77
30 years$953$683$480$332$227$66
31 years$912$646$448$305$205$57
32 years$874$611$418$280$186$49
33 years$838$579$390$258$168$42
34 years$805$548$364$237$152$36
35 years$773$520$341$218$138$31
36 years$743$494$319$201$125$27
37 years$715$469$298$185$113$23
38 years$689$446$279$171$103$20
39 years$664$424$262$158$93$17
40 years$640$403$245$145$84$15
41 years$617$384$230$134$76$13
42 years$596$365$216$124$69$11
43 years$575$348$202$114$63$9
44 years$556$332$190$105$57$8
45 years$538$316$178$97$52$7
46 years$520$302$168$90$47$6
47 years$503$288$157$83$43$5
48 years$487$275$148$77$39$4
49 years$472$263$139$71$35$4
50 years$457$251$131$66$32$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $468,000, adding $2,946 every year, while hoping to spend $37,249 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: 55/33/12 Blend
49$468,000$468,000$468,000$468,000
50$518,775$493,971$486,717$545,558
51$532,057$478,543$463,389$548,630
52$545,446$461,110$438,032$547,661
53$558,913$441,536$410,537$545,735
54$572,425$419,674$380,793$542,769
55$585,945$395,371$348,682$538,673
56$599,430$368,463$314,082$533,349
57$612,834$338,779$276,865$526,693
58$626,100$306,137$236,898$518,592
59$639,169$270,345$194,041$508,926
60$651,971$231,198$148,148$497,564
61$664,429$188,483$99,067$484,367
62$676,454$141,973$46,640$469,183
63$687,950$91,427$0$451,850
64$698,808$36,594$0$433,384
65$708,904$0$0$418,856
66$718,104$0$0$410,384
67$726,253$0$0$414,540
68$733,184$0$0$417,933
69$738,706$0$0$420,447
70$742,609$0$0$421,953
71$744,660$0$0$422,310
72$744,599$0$0$421,359
73$742,138$0$0$418,924
74$736,955$0$0$414,809
75$728,696$0$0$408,800
76$716,966$0$0$400,656
77$701,329$0$0$390,110
78$681,302$0$0$376,870
79$656,347$0$0$360,609
80$625,871$0$0$340,966
81$589,218$0$0$317,542
82$545,661$0$0$289,895
83$494,397$0$0$257,537
84$434,535$0$0$219,928
85$365,093$0$0$176,471
86$284,984$0$0$126,505
87$193,008$0$0$69,302
88$87,837$0$0$4,057
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0