Can I retire at age 50 with 522,000?

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 $522,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$43,106$42,722$42,348$41,982$41,625$40,586
2 years$21,340$20,942$20,557$20,184$19,821$18,781
3 years$14,085$13,686$13,302$12,932$12,576$11,566
4 years$10,459$10,061$9,680$9,317$8,969$7,999
5 years$8,283$7,888$7,512$7,156$6,818$5,890
6 years$6,833$6,441$6,071$5,723$5,395$4,509
7 years$5,798$5,409$5,045$4,705$4,388$3,545
8 years$5,022$4,637$4,279$3,947$3,640$2,840
9 years$4,419$4,037$3,685$3,362$3,065$2,307
10 years$3,937$3,558$3,213$2,898$2,612$1,894
11 years$3,542$3,168$2,829$2,522$2,246$1,568
12 years$3,214$2,843$2,510$2,212$1,947$1,307
13 years$2,936$2,569$2,243$1,953$1,697$1,096
14 years$2,699$2,336$2,015$1,734$1,488$922
15 years$2,493$2,134$1,819$1,546$1,310$779
16 years$2,313$1,958$1,650$1,384$1,158$660
17 years$2,154$1,803$1,501$1,244$1,027$561
18 years$2,013$1,666$1,370$1,121$913$477
19 years$1,887$1,544$1,254$1,013$814$407
20 years$1,774$1,435$1,151$917$727$348
21 years$1,672$1,336$1,059$833$650$297
22 years$1,579$1,247$976$757$583$254
23 years$1,494$1,167$901$689$523$218
24 years$1,417$1,093$833$629$470$187
25 years$1,346$1,026$772$574$423$160
26 years$1,280$964$716$525$381$138
27 years$1,220$907$665$481$344$118
28 years$1,163$855$618$440$310$102
29 years$1,111$807$575$404$280$87
30 years$1,063$762$536$371$253$75
31 years$1,017$720$499$340$229$65
32 years$975$681$466$313$207$55
33 years$935$645$435$288$187$48
34 years$897$612$406$265$170$41
35 years$862$580$380$244$154$35
36 years$829$551$356$224$139$30
37 years$798$523$333$207$126$26
38 years$768$497$312$191$114$23
39 years$740$473$292$176$104$19
40 years$714$450$274$162$94$17
41 years$688$428$257$150$85$14
42 years$665$408$241$138$77$12
43 years$642$388$226$127$70$11
44 years$620$370$212$118$64$9
45 years$600$353$199$109$58$8
46 years$580$337$187$100$53$7
47 years$561$321$176$93$48$6
48 years$543$307$165$86$43$5
49 years$526$293$155$79$39$4
50 years$510$280$146$73$36$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $522,000, adding $3,029 every year, while hoping to spend $43,903 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: 73/10/17 Blend
49$522,000$522,000$522,000$522,000
50$578,368$550,702$542,611$618,111
51$590,650$530,974$514,076$625,147
52$602,712$508,808$483,114$627,211
53$614,487$484,038$449,597$628,325
54$625,897$456,489$413,391$628,386
55$636,856$425,974$374,357$627,281
56$647,268$392,299$332,350$624,885
57$657,023$355,256$287,218$621,063
58$666,001$314,624$238,801$615,668
59$674,066$270,174$186,934$608,536
60$681,068$221,660$131,444$599,490
61$686,839$168,824$72,149$588,338
62$691,192$111,392$8,862$574,867
63$693,920$49,076$0$558,845
64$694,790$0$0$550,661
65$693,548$0$0$543,831
66$689,907$0$0$540,458
67$683,552$0$0$534,888
68$674,132$0$0$526,837
69$661,258$0$0$515,993
70$644,500$0$0$502,008
71$623,379$0$0$484,499
72$597,368$0$0$463,039
73$565,882$0$0$437,158
74$528,273$0$0$406,334
75$483,825$0$0$369,990
76$431,746$0$0$327,489
77$371,159$0$0$278,125
78$301,098$0$0$221,118
79$220,490$0$0$155,608
80$128,154$0$0$80,642
81$22,783$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