Can I retire at age 50 with 498,000?

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 $498,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$41,124$40,758$40,401$40,052$39,711$39,461
2 years$20,359$19,979$19,612$19,256$18,910$18,658
3 years$13,438$13,057$12,690$12,337$11,997$11,751
4 years$9,978$9,598$9,235$8,888$8,557$8,317
5 years$7,902$7,525$7,167$6,827$6,505$6,274
6 years$6,519$6,145$5,792$5,460$5,147$4,924
7 years$5,532$5,160$4,813$4,489$4,186$3,972
8 years$4,791$4,423$4,082$3,765$3,473$3,267
9 years$4,216$3,851$3,516$3,207$2,924$2,728
10 years$3,756$3,395$3,065$2,765$2,492$2,304
11 years$3,380$3,022$2,698$2,406$2,143$1,963
12 years$3,066$2,713$2,395$2,111$1,857$1,686
13 years$2,801$2,451$2,140$1,863$1,619$1,456
14 years$2,574$2,228$1,922$1,654$1,420$1,264
15 years$2,378$2,036$1,736$1,475$1,250$1,102
16 years$2,206$1,868$1,574$1,321$1,105$964
17 years$2,055$1,720$1,432$1,187$979$846
18 years$1,921$1,589$1,307$1,069$871$745
19 years$1,800$1,473$1,197$966$776$657
20 years$1,693$1,369$1,098$875$693$580
21 years$1,595$1,275$1,010$794$620$514
22 years$1,506$1,190$931$722$556$455
23 years$1,426$1,113$860$658$499$404
24 years$1,352$1,043$795$600$449$359
25 years$1,284$979$736$548$404$320
26 years$1,221$920$683$501$364$285
27 years$1,164$866$634$459$328$254
28 years$1,110$816$590$420$296$226
29 years$1,060$770$549$385$267$202
30 years$1,014$727$511$354$241$180
31 years$970$687$476$325$218$161
32 years$930$650$445$298$197$144
33 years$892$616$415$274$179$129
34 years$856$583$388$252$162$115
35 years$823$553$363$232$147$103
36 years$791$525$339$214$133$92
37 years$761$499$317$197$120$82
38 years$733$474$297$182$109$74
39 years$706$451$279$168$99$66
40 years$681$429$261$155$90$59
41 years$657$408$245$143$81$53
42 years$634$389$230$132$74$47
43 years$612$370$215$122$67$42
44 years$592$353$202$112$61$38
45 years$572$337$190$104$55$34
46 years$553$321$178$96$50$31
47 years$535$307$168$88$46$27
48 years$518$293$157$82$41$25
49 years$502$279$148$76$38$22
50 years$486$267$139$70$34$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $498,000, adding $5,349 every year, while hoping to spend $42,933 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: 80/10/10 Blend
49$498,000$498,000$498,000$498,000
50$554,313$527,919$520,200$597,329
51$565,173$508,107$491,947$606,504
52$575,701$485,885$461,308$610,418
53$585,819$461,090$428,158$613,444
54$595,438$433,549$392,367$615,473
55$604,459$403,079$353,797$616,386
56$612,771$369,487$312,307$616,048
57$620,251$332,569$267,746$614,315
58$626,760$292,108$219,959$611,026
59$632,146$247,877$168,783$606,006
60$636,236$199,635$114,049$599,060
61$638,842$147,127$55,579$589,977
62$639,751$90,083$0$578,523
63$638,729$28,220$0$565,169
64$635,515$0$0$555,281
65$629,819$0$0$546,900
66$621,322$0$0$539,145
67$609,666$0$0$528,598
68$594,458$0$0$514,911
69$575,261$0$0$497,698
70$551,591$0$0$476,533
71$522,913$0$0$450,943
72$488,635$0$0$420,406
73$448,099$0$0$384,344
74$400,583$0$0$342,116
75$345,283$0$0$293,016
76$281,313$0$0$236,262
77$207,695$0$0$170,990
78$123,344$0$0$96,244
79$27,065$0$0$10,971
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
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