Can I retire at age 50 with 536,000?

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:
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 $536,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$44,262$43,868$43,483$43,108$42,741$41,861
2 years$21,912$21,504$21,108$20,725$20,353$19,470
3 years$14,463$14,053$13,659$13,279$12,913$12,055
4 years$10,739$10,331$9,940$9,567$9,210$8,383
5 years$8,505$8,099$7,714$7,348$7,001$6,209
6 years$7,017$6,614$6,234$5,876$5,540$4,782
7 years$5,954$5,554$5,180$4,831$4,505$3,783
8 years$5,157$4,761$4,393$4,053$3,737$3,050
9 years$4,538$4,145$3,784$3,452$3,147$2,494
10 years$4,042$3,654$3,299$2,976$2,682$2,062
11 years$3,637$3,253$2,904$2,590$2,306$1,719
12 years$3,300$2,920$2,578$2,272$1,999$1,443
13 years$3,015$2,638$2,303$2,005$1,743$1,219
14 years$2,771$2,398$2,069$1,780$1,528$1,033
15 years$2,559$2,191$1,868$1,588$1,345$880
16 years$2,375$2,010$1,694$1,422$1,189$751
17 years$2,212$1,851$1,541$1,277$1,054$643
18 years$2,067$1,711$1,407$1,151$937$552
19 years$1,938$1,585$1,288$1,040$835$475
20 years$1,822$1,473$1,182$942$746$409
21 years$1,717$1,372$1,087$855$668$352
22 years$1,621$1,281$1,002$777$599$304
23 years$1,534$1,198$925$708$537$263
24 years$1,455$1,122$856$646$483$227
25 years$1,382$1,053$793$590$435$197
26 years$1,315$990$735$539$391$170
27 years$1,252$932$683$494$353$148
28 years$1,195$878$635$452$318$128
29 years$1,141$828$590$415$288$111
30 years$1,091$782$550$381$260$96
31 years$1,044$739$513$349$235$84
32 years$1,001$700$478$321$212$73
33 years$960$663$447$295$192$63
34 years$921$628$417$272$174$55
35 years$885$596$390$250$158$48
36 years$851$565$365$230$143$41
37 years$819$537$342$212$130$36
38 years$789$510$320$196$117$31
39 years$760$485$300$180$106$27
40 years$733$462$281$166$97$24
41 years$707$439$263$154$88$20
42 years$682$419$247$142$79$18
43 years$659$399$232$131$72$15
44 years$637$380$218$121$65$13
45 years$616$362$204$112$59$12
46 years$595$346$192$103$54$10
47 years$576$330$180$95$49$9
48 years$558$315$169$88$45$8
49 years$540$301$159$81$40$7
50 years$523$287$150$75$37$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $536,000, adding $6,266 every year, while hoping to spend $22,936 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: 46/27/27 Blend
49$536,000$536,000$536,000$536,000
50$597,135$568,727$560,419$619,716
51$633,639$572,191$554,790$639,766
52$673,098$575,056$548,203$658,795
53$715,789$577,269$540,602$678,996
54$762,016$578,771$531,929$700,492
55$812,115$579,504$522,122$723,417
56$866,453$579,403$511,116$747,923
57$925,437$578,399$498,843$774,176
58$989,510$576,419$485,233$802,362
59$1,059,164$573,388$470,213$832,687
60$1,134,938$569,223$453,704$865,380
61$1,217,425$563,838$435,626$900,694
62$1,307,276$557,140$415,894$938,911
63$1,405,212$549,033$394,419$980,343
64$1,512,021$539,414$371,110$1,025,335
65$1,628,575$528,172$345,870$1,074,271
66$1,755,830$515,193$318,597$1,127,575
67$1,894,841$500,355$289,187$1,185,718
68$2,046,769$483,526$257,529$1,249,220
69$2,212,891$464,570$223,507$1,318,659
70$2,394,614$443,343$187,003$1,394,672
71$2,593,487$419,689$147,890$1,477,967
72$2,811,216$393,447$106,038$1,569,326
73$3,049,679$364,444$61,308$1,669,613
74$3,310,944$332,500$13,560$1,779,788
75$3,597,289$297,421$0$1,900,907
76$3,911,224$259,006$0$2,044,916
77$4,255,510$217,039$0$2,207,205
78$4,633,192$171,294$0$2,385,342
79$5,047,622$121,531$0$2,580,958
80$5,502,491$67,498$0$2,795,852
81$6,001,868$8,928$0$3,032,011
82$6,550,232$0$0$3,291,624
83$7,152,518$0$0$3,593,292
84$7,814,164$0$0$3,927,670
85$8,541,158$0$0$4,295,144
86$9,340,100$0$0$4,699,055
87$10,218,257$0$0$5,143,088
88$11,183,638$0$0$5,631,302
89$12,245,067$0$0$6,168,167
90$13,412,263$0$0$6,758,610
91$14,695,937$0$0$7,408,059
92$16,107,887$0$0$8,122,495
93$17,661,115$0$0$8,908,505
94$19,369,944$0$0$9,773,350
95$21,250,156$0$0$10,725,029
96$23,319,141$0$0$11,772,356
97$25,596,059$0$0$12,925,041
98$28,102,022$0$0$14,193,784
99$30,860,290$0$0$15,590,377
100$33,896,495$0$0$17,127,811