Can I retire at age 50 with 489,000?

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 $489,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$40,381$40,021$39,671$39,328$38,994$38,780
2 years$19,991$19,618$19,258$18,908$18,568$18,353
3 years$13,195$12,821$12,461$12,114$11,781$11,570
4 years$9,797$9,425$9,068$8,728$8,402$8,198
5 years$7,760$7,389$7,037$6,704$6,387$6,190
6 years$6,401$6,034$5,687$5,361$5,054$4,864
7 years$5,432$5,067$4,726$4,408$4,110$3,928
8 years$4,705$4,343$4,008$3,697$3,410$3,234
9 years$4,140$3,782$3,452$3,149$2,872$2,703
10 years$3,688$3,333$3,010$2,715$2,447$2,286
11 years$3,318$2,968$2,650$2,363$2,104$1,950
12 years$3,011$2,664$2,352$2,072$1,823$1,677
13 years$2,751$2,407$2,101$1,830$1,590$1,450
14 years$2,528$2,188$1,888$1,624$1,394$1,261
15 years$2,335$1,999$1,704$1,448$1,227$1,100
16 years$2,166$1,834$1,545$1,297$1,085$964
17 years$2,018$1,689$1,406$1,165$962$847
18 years$1,886$1,561$1,284$1,050$855$747
19 years$1,768$1,446$1,175$949$762$659
20 years$1,662$1,344$1,078$859$681$584
21 years$1,566$1,252$992$780$609$517
22 years$1,479$1,169$914$709$546$459
23 years$1,400$1,093$844$646$490$408
24 years$1,327$1,024$781$589$441$363
25 years$1,261$961$723$538$396$324
26 years$1,199$903$671$492$357$289
27 years$1,143$850$623$450$322$258
28 years$1,090$801$579$413$291$230
29 years$1,041$756$539$378$262$206
30 years$995$714$502$347$237$184
31 years$953$675$468$319$214$165
32 years$913$638$436$293$194$147
33 years$876$604$408$269$175$132
34 years$841$573$381$248$159$118
35 years$808$543$356$228$144$106
36 years$777$516$333$210$130$95
37 years$747$490$312$194$118$85
38 years$720$466$292$179$107$76
39 years$693$443$273$165$97$68
40 years$669$421$256$152$88$61
41 years$645$401$240$140$80$55
42 years$623$382$225$129$73$49
43 years$601$364$212$119$66$44
44 years$581$347$199$110$60$40
45 years$562$331$186$102$54$36
46 years$543$315$175$94$49$32
47 years$526$301$165$87$45$29
48 years$509$287$155$80$41$26
49 years$493$274$145$74$37$23
50 years$477$262$137$69$34$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $489,000, adding $6,007 every year, while hoping to spend $23,921 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: 63/26/11 Blend
49$489,000$489,000$489,000$489,000
50$545,074$519,157$511,578$577,677
51$575,220$519,144$503,264$600,211
52$607,639$518,329$493,870$621,492
53$642,538$516,646$483,334$644,131
54$680,143$514,029$471,592$668,259
55$720,704$510,403$458,577$694,021
56$764,495$505,691$444,218$721,580
57$811,816$499,813$428,442$751,112
58$862,999$492,681$411,172$782,815
59$918,405$484,203$392,327$816,907
60$978,436$474,282$371,824$853,630
61$1,043,530$462,816$349,573$893,251
62$1,114,170$449,694$325,484$936,065
63$1,190,888$434,802$299,461$982,398
64$1,274,269$418,016$271,402$1,032,611
65$1,364,953$399,209$241,204$1,087,104
66$1,463,651$378,242$208,756$1,146,318
67$1,571,138$354,971$173,944$1,210,741
68$1,688,273$329,243$136,650$1,280,912
69$1,815,997$300,896$96,748$1,357,428
70$1,955,347$269,759$54,108$1,440,947
71$2,107,466$235,651$8,594$1,532,196
72$2,273,611$198,380$0$1,631,982
73$2,455,164$157,746$0$1,745,884
74$2,653,650$113,535$0$1,871,575
75$2,870,745$65,521$0$2,009,146
76$3,108,297$13,467$0$2,159,815
77$3,368,337$0$0$2,324,926
78$3,653,106$0$0$2,518,228
79$3,965,070$0$0$2,734,245
80$4,306,942$0$0$2,971,010
81$4,681,716$0$0$3,230,597
82$5,092,683$0$0$3,515,294
83$5,543,472$0$0$3,827,617
84$6,038,079$0$0$4,170,342
85$6,580,904$0$0$4,546,521
86$7,176,796$0$0$4,959,522
87$7,831,095$0$0$5,413,050
88$8,549,685$0$0$5,911,189
89$9,339,044$0$0$6,458,438
90$10,206,313$0$0$7,059,751
91$11,159,356$0$0$7,720,589
92$12,206,838$0$0$8,446,966
93$13,358,303$0$0$9,245,508
94$14,624,268$0$0$10,123,516
95$16,016,319$0$0$11,089,031
96$17,547,222$0$0$12,150,916
97$19,231,039$0$0$13,318,933
98$21,083,267$0$0$14,603,840
99$23,120,978$0$0$16,017,488
100$25,362,983$0$0$17,572,936