Can I retire at age 50 with 574,000?

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 $574,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$47,400$46,978$46,566$46,164$45,772$45,181
2 years$23,466$23,029$22,605$22,194$21,796$21,202
3 years$15,488$15,049$14,627$14,220$13,828$13,249
4 years$11,500$11,063$10,645$10,245$9,862$9,302
5 years$9,108$8,673$8,261$7,869$7,497$6,958
6 years$7,514$7,083$6,676$6,293$5,932$5,415
7 years$6,376$5,948$5,548$5,174$4,825$4,329
8 years$5,523$5,098$4,705$4,340$4,002$3,529
9 years$4,859$4,439$4,052$3,697$3,371$2,918
10 years$4,329$3,913$3,533$3,187$2,872$2,441
11 years$3,895$3,483$3,110$2,773$2,470$2,060
12 years$3,534$3,126$2,760$2,433$2,140$1,751
13 years$3,229$2,825$2,466$2,148$1,866$1,497
14 years$2,967$2,568$2,216$1,906$1,636$1,286
15 years$2,741$2,346$2,001$1,700$1,441$1,109
16 years$2,543$2,153$1,814$1,522$1,273$960
17 years$2,369$1,982$1,651$1,368$1,129$833
18 years$2,214$1,832$1,507$1,233$1,004$725
19 years$2,075$1,698$1,379$1,114$895$632
20 years$1,951$1,578$1,266$1,009$799$552
21 years$1,838$1,469$1,164$916$715$483
22 years$1,736$1,372$1,073$832$641$423
23 years$1,643$1,283$991$758$575$371
24 years$1,558$1,202$916$691$517$325
25 years$1,480$1,128$849$631$465$286
26 years$1,408$1,060$787$577$419$251
27 years$1,341$998$731$528$378$221
28 years$1,279$940$680$484$341$195
29 years$1,222$887$632$444$308$171
30 years$1,168$838$589$408$278$151
31 years$1,118$792$549$374$252$133
32 years$1,072$749$512$344$228$117
33 years$1,028$710$478$316$206$104
34 years$987$672$447$291$186$91
35 years$948$638$418$268$169$81
36 years$912$605$391$247$153$71
37 years$877$575$366$227$139$63
38 years$845$546$343$210$126$56
39 years$814$520$321$193$114$49
40 years$785$494$301$178$103$43
41 years$757$471$282$164$94$38
42 years$731$448$265$152$85$34
43 years$706$427$248$140$77$30
44 years$682$407$233$129$70$26
45 years$659$388$219$119$64$23
46 years$638$370$206$110$58$21
47 years$617$353$193$102$52$18
48 years$597$337$181$94$48$16
49 years$578$322$171$87$43$14
50 years$560$308$160$80$39$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $574,000, adding $6,663 every year, while hoping to spend $23,506 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: 48/24/28 Blend
49$574,000$574,000$574,000$574,000
50$639,421$608,999$600,102$664,725
51$679,632$613,830$595,195$688,026
52$723,156$618,109$589,336$710,486
53$770,307$621,786$582,468$734,423
54$821,430$624,805$574,532$759,986
55$876,902$627,106$565,465$787,346
56$937,141$628,629$555,203$816,686
57$1,002,604$629,307$543,677$848,212
58$1,073,795$629,068$530,816$882,155
59$1,151,269$627,840$516,545$918,765
60$1,235,635$625,541$500,786$958,323
61$1,327,566$622,088$483,458$1,001,140
62$1,427,799$617,392$464,476$1,047,559
63$1,537,148$611,357$443,749$1,097,961
64$1,656,507$603,884$421,185$1,152,766
65$1,786,862$594,865$396,685$1,212,441
66$1,929,297$584,189$370,149$1,277,502
67$2,085,005$571,735$341,470$1,348,519
68$2,255,302$557,376$310,536$1,426,123
69$2,441,635$540,979$277,230$1,511,013
70$2,645,597$522,402$241,432$1,603,961
71$2,868,942$501,495$203,015$1,705,821
72$3,113,604$478,098$161,846$1,817,536
73$3,381,711$452,043$117,787$1,940,150
74$3,675,605$423,154$70,693$2,074,816
75$3,997,869$391,241$20,413$2,222,810
76$4,351,346$356,105$0$2,385,538
77$4,739,167$317,538$0$2,574,490
78$5,164,781$275,316$0$2,788,606
79$5,631,987$229,205$0$3,023,731
80$6,144,971$178,957$0$3,282,017
81$6,708,343$124,311$0$3,565,836
82$7,327,181$64,989$0$3,877,803
83$8,007,080$700$0$4,220,806
84$8,754,203$0$0$4,598,024
85$9,575,340$0$0$5,031,156
86$10,477,973$0$0$5,507,547
87$11,470,341$0$0$6,031,371
88$12,561,524$0$0$6,607,430
89$13,761,526$0$0$7,241,014
90$15,081,368$0$0$7,937,952
91$16,533,194$0$0$8,704,665
92$18,130,381$0$0$9,548,231
93$19,887,672$0$0$10,476,444
94$21,821,309$0$0$11,497,895
95$23,949,186$0$0$12,622,049
96$26,291,024$0$0$13,859,335
97$28,868,548$0$0$15,221,244
98$31,705,699$0$0$16,720,437
99$34,828,855$0$0$18,370,868
100$38,267,081$0$0$20,187,908