Can I retire at age 50 with 630,000?

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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$48,825
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$22,510
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$13,810
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$9,512
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$6,974
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$5,316
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$4,160
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$3,317
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$2,682
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,191
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$1,805
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$1,497
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,248
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$1,044
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$877
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$739
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$624
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$528
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$448
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$380
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$323
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$275
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$234
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$199
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$170
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$145
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$124
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$105
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$90
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$77
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$66
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$56
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$48
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$41
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$35
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$30
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$26
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$22
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$19
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$16
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$14
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$12
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$10
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$9
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$7
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$6
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$5
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$5
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$4
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $630,000, adding $4,488 every year, while hoping to spend $48,439 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: 45/38/17 Blend
49$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
50$698,889$665,499$655,734$726,745
51$718,637$646,570$626,163$727,741
52$738,776$625,090$593,977$723,624
53$759,295$600,882$559,038$718,129
54$780,178$573,762$521,202$711,148
55$801,411$543,530$480,316$702,567
56$822,971$509,979$436,223$692,267
57$844,834$472,888$388,757$680,118
58$866,972$432,025$337,745$665,982
59$889,351$387,142$283,008$649,713
60$911,932$337,979$224,355$631,154
61$934,670$284,261$161,592$610,140
62$957,514$225,697$94,513$586,494
63$980,404$161,980$22,903$560,025
64$1,003,273$92,785$0$530,532
65$1,026,045$17,770$0$507,507
66$1,048,634$0$0$486,078
67$1,070,942$0$0$488,407
68$1,092,859$0$0$497,931
69$1,114,260$0$0$507,157
70$1,135,008$0$0$516,016
71$1,154,945$0$0$524,427
72$1,173,897$0$0$532,304
73$1,191,668$0$0$539,547
74$1,208,040$0$0$546,047
75$1,222,768$0$0$551,680
76$1,235,582$0$0$556,312
77$1,246,177$0$0$559,789
78$1,254,217$0$0$561,943
79$1,259,327$0$0$562,586
80$1,261,088$0$0$561,509
81$1,259,039$0$0$558,481
82$1,252,664$0$0$553,245
83$1,241,393$0$0$545,515
84$1,224,592$0$0$534,976
85$1,201,560$0$0$521,277
86$1,171,518$0$0$504,030
87$1,133,605$0$0$482,805
88$1,086,867$0$0$457,128
89$1,030,246$0$0$426,472
90$962,575$0$0$390,255
91$882,560$0$0$347,832
92$788,770$0$0$298,492
93$679,623$0$0$241,447
94$553,371$0$0$175,828
95$408,080$0$0$100,673
96$241,616$0$0$14,919
97$51,617$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0