Can I retire at age 50 with 493,000?

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 $493,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$40,711$40,349$39,995$39,650$39,313$38,223
2 years$20,154$19,779$19,415$19,062$18,720$17,630
3 years$13,303$12,926$12,563$12,213$11,877$10,821
4 years$9,878$9,502$9,143$8,799$8,471$7,457
5 years$7,823$7,449$7,095$6,759$6,439$5,471
6 years$6,454$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,095$4,173
7 years$5,476$5,109$4,765$4,444$4,144$3,267
8 years$4,743$4,379$4,041$3,728$3,438$2,606
9 years$4,174$3,813$3,480$3,175$2,895$2,108
10 years$3,718$3,361$3,034$2,737$2,467$1,724
11 years$3,346$2,992$2,671$2,382$2,121$1,421
12 years$3,035$2,685$2,371$2,089$1,838$1,179
13 years$2,773$2,427$2,118$1,845$1,603$983
14 years$2,549$2,206$1,903$1,637$1,405$824
15 years$2,354$2,015$1,718$1,460$1,237$693
16 years$2,184$1,849$1,558$1,308$1,094$584
17 years$2,034$1,703$1,418$1,175$970$493
18 years$1,901$1,573$1,294$1,059$862$418
19 years$1,782$1,458$1,185$957$768$354
20 years$1,676$1,355$1,087$866$686$301
21 years$1,579$1,262$1,000$786$614$256
22 years$1,491$1,178$922$715$551$218
23 years$1,411$1,102$851$651$494$186
24 years$1,338$1,032$787$594$444$158
25 years$1,271$969$729$542$400$135
26 years$1,209$911$676$496$360$115
27 years$1,152$857$628$454$325$98
28 years$1,099$808$584$416$293$84
29 years$1,049$762$543$381$264$72
30 years$1,004$719$506$350$239$61
31 years$961$680$472$321$216$53
32 years$921$644$440$295$195$45
33 years$883$609$411$272$177$38
34 years$848$578$384$250$160$33
35 years$814$548$359$230$145$28
36 years$783$520$336$212$131$24
37 years$753$494$314$195$119$21
38 years$726$469$294$180$108$18
39 years$699$446$276$166$98$15
40 years$674$425$258$153$89$13
41 years$650$404$242$141$81$11
42 years$628$385$227$130$73$9
43 years$606$367$213$120$66$8
44 years$586$350$200$111$60$7
45 years$566$333$188$103$55$6
46 years$548$318$177$95$50$5
47 years$530$303$166$88$45$4
48 years$513$290$156$81$41$4
49 years$497$277$147$75$37$3
50 years$481$264$138$69$34$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $493,000, adding $4,256 every year, while hoping to spend $21,594 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: 21/50/29 Blend
49$493,000$493,000$493,000$493,000
50$547,676$521,547$513,906$554,076
51$580,563$524,127$508,146$562,836
52$616,081$526,110$501,469$570,134
53$654,475$527,443$493,822$577,468
54$696,015$528,071$485,149$584,855
55$740,999$527,936$475,391$592,313
56$789,751$526,976$464,487$599,869
57$842,630$525,122$452,372$607,550
58$900,032$522,307$438,980$615,392
59$962,389$518,454$424,240$623,434
60$1,030,179$513,484$408,078$631,724
61$1,103,927$507,315$390,418$640,315
62$1,184,211$499,856$371,180$649,271
63$1,271,665$491,014$350,280$658,664
64$1,366,990$480,689$327,629$668,578
65$1,470,954$468,774$303,136$679,108
66$1,584,406$455,158$276,706$690,362
67$1,708,277$439,723$248,237$702,464
68$1,843,595$422,343$217,626$715,555
69$1,991,489$402,884$184,764$729,794
70$2,153,203$381,208$149,536$745,360
71$2,330,107$357,165$111,823$762,458
72$2,523,710$330,598$71,500$781,317
73$2,735,672$301,340$28,439$802,195
74$2,967,822$269,218$0$825,383
75$3,222,174$234,044$0$856,627
76$3,500,948$195,624$0$900,617
77$3,806,584$153,749$0$949,001
78$4,141,774$108,202$0$1,002,285
79$4,509,482$58,750$0$1,061,035
80$4,912,971$5,151$0$1,125,876
81$5,355,837$0$0$1,197,507
82$5,842,041$0$0$1,305,779
83$6,375,944$0$0$1,427,880
84$6,962,352$0$0$1,562,086
85$7,606,561$0$0$1,709,621
86$8,314,401$0$0$1,871,833
87$9,092,297$0$0$2,050,207
88$9,947,329$0$0$2,246,379
89$10,887,295$0$0$2,462,154
90$11,920,784$0$0$2,699,516
91$13,057,264$0$0$2,960,656
92$14,307,162$0$0$3,247,984
93$15,681,969$0$0$3,564,158
94$17,194,343$0$0$3,912,105
95$18,858,234$0$0$4,295,052
96$20,689,008$0$0$4,716,552
97$22,703,599$0$0$5,180,523
98$24,920,664$0$0$5,691,280
99$27,360,761$0$0$6,253,577
100$30,046,540$0$0$6,872,656