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:
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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 $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%19.8%
1 years$51,942$51,480$51,028$50,588$50,157$48,186
2 years$25,714$25,235$24,771$24,321$23,884$21,923
3 years$16,972$16,491$16,028$15,583$15,153$13,263
4 years$12,602$12,123$11,665$11,226$10,807$9,002
5 years$9,981$9,505$9,052$8,623$8,216$6,501
6 years$8,234$7,761$7,316$6,896$6,501$4,877
7 years$6,987$6,518$6,079$5,669$5,287$3,754
8 years$6,052$5,587$5,156$4,756$4,386$2,942
9 years$5,325$4,864$4,441$4,051$3,694$2,337
10 years$4,744$4,288$3,871$3,492$3,147$1,875
11 years$4,269$3,817$3,408$3,039$2,707$1,516
12 years$3,873$3,426$3,025$2,666$2,346$1,233
13 years$3,538$3,096$2,702$2,353$2,045$1,008
14 years$3,252$2,814$2,428$2,089$1,793$827
15 years$3,004$2,571$2,192$1,863$1,579$680
16 years$2,787$2,359$1,988$1,668$1,395$561
17 years$2,596$2,172$1,809$1,499$1,237$464
18 years$2,426$2,007$1,651$1,351$1,100$384
19 years$2,274$1,860$1,511$1,221$980$319
20 years$2,138$1,729$1,387$1,105$876$264
21 years$2,015$1,610$1,276$1,003$784$220
22 years$1,903$1,503$1,176$912$702$183
23 years$1,801$1,406$1,086$831$631$152
24 years$1,707$1,317$1,004$758$567$127
25 years$1,622$1,236$930$692$510$105
26 years$1,543$1,162$863$633$459$88
27 years$1,470$1,093$801$579$414$73
28 years$1,402$1,030$745$531$374$61
29 years$1,339$972$693$487$337$51
30 years$1,280$918$645$447$305$42
31 years$1,226$868$602$410$276$35
32 years$1,174$821$561$377$249$30
33 years$1,126$778$524$347$226$25
34 years$1,081$737$490$319$204$21
35 years$1,039$699$458$294$185$17
36 years$999$663$428$270$168$14
37 years$961$630$401$249$152$12
38 years$926$599$375$230$138$10
39 years$892$569$352$212$125$8
40 years$860$542$330$195$113$7
41 years$830$516$309$180$103$6
42 years$801$491$290$166$93$5
43 years$773$468$272$153$85$4
44 years$747$446$255$142$77$3
45 years$722$425$240$131$70$3
46 years$699$406$225$121$63$2
47 years$676$387$212$112$58$2
48 years$655$370$199$103$52$2
49 years$634$353$187$95$47$1
50 years$614$337$176$88$43$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $629,000, adding $4,614 every year, while hoping to spend $33,884 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: 51/28/21 Blend
49$629,000$629,000$629,000$629,000
50$697,917$664,580$654,831$729,219
51$733,053$661,092$640,715$747,848
52$770,636$656,298$624,991$764,232
53$810,881$650,097$607,569$781,334
54$854,024$642,384$588,355$799,233
55$900,320$633,047$567,251$818,020
56$950,053$621,967$544,154$837,797
57$1,003,532$609,017$518,957$858,678
58$1,061,099$594,065$491,549$880,791
59$1,123,126$576,970$461,811$904,279
60$1,190,025$557,581$429,621$929,302
61$1,262,246$535,741$394,852$956,040
62$1,340,285$511,282$357,369$984,693
63$1,424,686$484,027$317,034$1,015,485
64$1,516,049$453,789$273,699$1,048,666
65$1,615,032$420,370$227,213$1,084,515
66$1,722,357$383,561$177,417$1,123,342
67$1,838,821$343,139$124,144$1,165,494
68$1,965,299$298,871$67,222$1,211,357
69$2,102,754$250,510$6,468$1,261,359
70$2,252,245$197,795$0$1,315,978
71$2,414,936$140,449$0$1,388,824
72$2,592,111$78,182$0$1,469,806
73$2,785,179$10,686$0$1,558,175
74$2,995,693$0$0$1,654,707
75$3,225,361$0$0$1,779,479
76$3,476,066$0$0$1,919,332
77$3,749,876$0$0$2,072,139
78$4,049,072$0$0$2,239,179
79$4,376,162$0$0$2,421,861
80$4,733,908$0$0$2,621,737
81$5,125,354$0$0$2,840,514
82$5,553,847$0$0$3,080,074
83$6,023,076$0$0$3,342,490
84$6,537,103$0$0$3,630,041
85$7,100,400$0$0$3,945,241
86$7,717,893$0$0$4,290,857
87$8,395,009$0$0$4,669,937
88$9,137,721$0$0$5,085,837
89$9,952,613$0$0$5,542,256
90$10,846,934$0$0$6,043,265
91$11,828,668$0$0$6,593,352
92$12,906,612$0$0$7,197,459
93$14,090,457$0$0$7,861,030
94$15,390,876$0$0$8,590,061
95$16,819,629$0$0$9,391,161
96$18,389,669$0$0$10,271,608
97$20,115,267$0$0$11,239,421
98$22,012,148$0$0$12,303,434
99$24,097,631$0$0$13,473,381
100$26,390,801$0$0$14,759,984