Can I retire at age 50 with 597,000?

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 $597,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$49,300$48,861$48,432$48,014$47,606$46,875
2 years$24,406$23,951$23,511$23,084$22,669$21,935
3 years$16,109$15,652$15,213$14,790$14,382$13,667
4 years$11,961$11,506$11,071$10,655$10,258$9,567
5 years$9,473$9,021$8,592$8,184$7,798$7,134
6 years$7,815$7,366$6,943$6,545$6,170$5,533
7 years$6,631$6,186$5,770$5,381$5,018$4,409
8 years$5,744$5,303$4,893$4,514$4,163$3,581
9 years$5,054$4,617$4,215$3,845$3,506$2,952
10 years$4,502$4,070$3,674$3,314$2,987$2,460
11 years$4,051$3,623$3,235$2,885$2,569$2,068
12 years$3,676$3,252$2,871$2,530$2,226$1,751
13 years$3,358$2,939$2,565$2,234$1,941$1,491
14 years$3,086$2,671$2,305$1,983$1,702$1,276
15 years$2,851$2,440$2,081$1,768$1,498$1,096
16 years$2,645$2,239$1,887$1,583$1,324$944
17 years$2,463$2,062$1,717$1,423$1,174$816
18 years$2,302$1,905$1,567$1,282$1,044$707
19 years$2,158$1,766$1,435$1,158$931$614
20 years$2,029$1,641$1,317$1,049$831$533
21 years$1,912$1,528$1,211$952$744$465
22 years$1,806$1,427$1,116$866$667$405
23 years$1,709$1,334$1,031$788$598$354
24 years$1,621$1,250$953$719$538$309
25 years$1,539$1,173$883$657$484$270
26 years$1,464$1,103$819$601$436$236
27 years$1,395$1,038$760$550$393$207
28 years$1,331$978$707$504$355$181
29 years$1,271$922$658$462$320$159
30 years$1,215$871$613$424$289$139
31 years$1,163$824$571$389$262$122
32 years$1,115$779$533$358$237$107
33 years$1,069$738$498$329$214$94
34 years$1,026$699$465$303$194$83
35 years$986$663$435$279$176$73
36 years$948$630$407$257$159$64
37 years$912$598$381$236$144$56
38 years$879$568$356$218$131$49
39 years$847$540$334$201$119$43
40 years$816$514$313$185$108$38
41 years$787$489$293$171$98$33
42 years$760$466$275$158$89$29
43 years$734$444$258$146$80$26
44 years$709$423$242$135$73$23
45 years$686$404$228$124$66$20
46 years$663$385$214$115$60$18
47 years$642$368$201$106$55$15
48 years$621$351$189$98$50$14
49 years$602$335$177$91$45$12
50 years$583$320$167$84$41$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $597,000, adding $2,357 every year, while hoping to spend $32,668 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: 65/24/11 Blend
49$597,000$597,000$597,000$597,000
50$660,325$628,684$619,431$701,490
51$692,920$624,731$605,423$725,290
52$727,744$619,490$589,851$747,234
53$764,992$612,862$572,629$770,380
54$804,873$604,744$553,664$794,843
55$847,621$595,028$532,862$820,750
56$893,489$583,595$510,124$848,243
57$942,757$570,324$485,346$877,481
58$995,732$555,083$458,419$908,637
59$1,052,750$537,736$429,229$941,904
60$1,114,181$518,135$397,659$977,498
61$1,180,430$496,126$363,583$1,015,655
62$1,251,944$471,546$326,873$1,056,641
63$1,329,212$444,222$287,393$1,100,746
64$1,412,773$413,970$245,001$1,148,295
65$1,503,218$380,597$199,551$1,199,646
66$1,601,199$343,898$150,889$1,255,197
67$1,707,430$303,658$98,852$1,315,386
68$1,822,698$259,648$43,274$1,380,701
69$1,947,869$211,626$0$1,451,682
70$2,083,893$159,338$0$1,530,806
71$2,231,819$102,514$0$1,622,396
72$2,392,797$40,869$0$1,722,120
73$2,568,094$0$0$1,830,810
74$2,759,106$0$0$1,956,224
75$2,967,367$0$0$2,104,767
76$3,194,565$0$0$2,266,855
77$3,442,560$0$0$2,443,820
78$3,713,399$0$0$2,637,125
79$4,009,333$0$0$2,848,386
80$4,332,843$0$0$3,079,376
81$4,686,661$0$0$3,332,052
82$5,073,791$0$0$3,608,565
83$5,497,545$0$0$3,911,288
84$5,961,568$0$0$4,242,830
85$6,469,874$0$0$4,606,065
86$7,026,885$0$0$5,004,161
87$7,637,469$0$0$5,440,602
88$8,306,989$0$0$5,919,231
89$9,041,351$0$0$6,444,275
90$9,847,059$0$0$7,020,395
91$10,731,279$0$0$7,652,721
92$11,701,905$0$0$8,346,905
93$12,767,629$0$0$9,109,176
94$13,938,029$0$0$9,946,391
95$15,223,655$0$0$10,866,106
96$16,636,130$0$0$11,876,646
97$18,188,256$0$0$12,987,180
98$19,894,139$0$0$14,207,810
99$21,769,319$0$0$15,549,667
100$23,830,915$0$0$17,025,012