Can I retire at age 50 with 629,000?

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 $629,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$51,942$51,480$51,028$50,588$50,157$49,205
2 years$25,714$25,235$24,771$24,321$23,884$22,929
3 years$16,972$16,491$16,028$15,583$15,153$14,224
4 years$12,602$12,123$11,665$11,226$10,807$9,912
5 years$9,981$9,505$9,052$8,623$8,216$7,356
6 years$8,234$7,761$7,316$6,896$6,501$5,678
7 years$6,987$6,518$6,079$5,669$5,287$4,501
8 years$6,052$5,587$5,156$4,756$4,386$3,638
9 years$5,325$4,864$4,441$4,051$3,694$2,982
10 years$4,744$4,288$3,871$3,492$3,147$2,471
11 years$4,269$3,817$3,408$3,039$2,707$2,066
12 years$3,873$3,426$3,025$2,666$2,346$1,739
13 years$3,538$3,096$2,702$2,353$2,045$1,472
14 years$3,252$2,814$2,428$2,089$1,793$1,252
15 years$3,004$2,571$2,192$1,863$1,579$1,069
16 years$2,787$2,359$1,988$1,668$1,395$915
17 years$2,596$2,172$1,809$1,499$1,237$786
18 years$2,426$2,007$1,651$1,351$1,100$676
19 years$2,274$1,860$1,511$1,221$980$583
20 years$2,138$1,729$1,387$1,105$876$504
21 years$2,015$1,610$1,276$1,003$784$436
22 years$1,903$1,503$1,176$912$702$377
23 years$1,801$1,406$1,086$831$631$327
24 years$1,707$1,317$1,004$758$567$284
25 years$1,622$1,236$930$692$510$246
26 years$1,543$1,162$863$633$459$214
27 years$1,470$1,093$801$579$414$186
28 years$1,402$1,030$745$531$374$162
29 years$1,339$972$693$487$337$141
30 years$1,280$918$645$447$305$123
31 years$1,226$868$602$410$276$107
32 years$1,174$821$561$377$249$93
33 years$1,126$778$524$347$226$81
34 years$1,081$737$490$319$204$71
35 years$1,039$699$458$294$185$61
36 years$999$663$428$270$168$54
37 years$961$630$401$249$152$47
38 years$926$599$375$230$138$41
39 years$892$569$352$212$125$36
40 years$860$542$330$195$113$31
41 years$830$516$309$180$103$27
42 years$801$491$290$166$93$24
43 years$773$468$272$153$85$21
44 years$747$446$255$142$77$18
45 years$722$425$240$131$70$16
46 years$699$406$225$121$63$14
47 years$676$387$212$112$58$12
48 years$655$370$199$103$52$10
49 years$634$353$187$95$47$9
50 years$614$337$176$88$43$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $629,000, adding $3,393 every year, while hoping to spend $55,991 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: 50/30/20 Blend
49$629,000$629,000$629,000$629,000
50$696,658$663,321$653,571$727,445
51$708,143$636,250$615,892$722,033
52$718,923$605,975$575,074$710,144
53$728,867$572,282$530,953$696,040
54$737,828$534,941$483,357$679,533
55$745,644$493,710$432,106$660,420
56$752,133$448,335$377,015$638,482
57$757,092$398,545$317,887$613,483
58$760,297$344,055$254,517$585,166
59$761,497$284,564$186,693$553,255
60$760,415$219,752$114,192$517,450
61$756,741$149,284$36,782$477,428
62$750,133$72,804$0$432,839
63$740,213$0$0$393,082
64$726,557$0$0$360,301
65$708,700$0$0$349,201
66$686,125$0$0$335,461
67$658,259$0$0$318,766
68$624,468$0$0$298,763
69$584,051$0$0$275,066
70$536,232$0$0$247,245
71$480,153$0$0$214,826
72$414,865$0$0$177,286
73$339,317$0$0$134,043
74$252,351$0$0$84,458
75$152,685$0$0$27,822
76$38,903$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
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