Can I retire at age 50 with 636,000?

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:
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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 $636,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$52,520$52,052$51,596$51,151$50,716$49,469
2 years$26,000$25,516$25,047$24,592$24,150$22,903
3 years$17,161$16,675$16,207$15,756$15,322$14,112
4 years$12,743$12,258$11,794$11,351$10,928$9,764
5 years$10,092$9,610$9,153$8,719$8,307$7,193
6 years$8,326$7,848$7,397$6,973$6,573$5,510
7 years$7,065$6,590$6,147$5,733$5,346$4,334
8 years$6,119$5,649$5,213$4,809$4,435$3,474
9 years$5,384$4,919$4,490$4,096$3,735$2,824
10 years$4,796$4,335$3,914$3,531$3,182$2,320
11 years$4,316$3,860$3,446$3,073$2,737$1,922
12 years$3,916$3,464$3,058$2,695$2,372$1,604
13 years$3,578$3,131$2,733$2,380$2,068$1,345
14 years$3,288$2,846$2,455$2,112$1,813$1,133
15 years$3,037$2,600$2,217$1,884$1,596$958
16 years$2,818$2,385$2,010$1,687$1,411$812
17 years$2,624$2,197$1,829$1,516$1,251$690
18 years$2,453$2,030$1,669$1,366$1,112$588
19 years$2,299$1,881$1,528$1,234$991$502
20 years$2,162$1,748$1,403$1,118$885$429
21 years$2,037$1,628$1,290$1,014$792$367
22 years$1,924$1,520$1,189$922$710$314
23 years$1,821$1,422$1,098$840$638$269
24 years$1,726$1,332$1,015$766$573$231
25 years$1,640$1,250$940$700$516$199
26 years$1,560$1,175$872$640$465$171
27 years$1,486$1,106$810$586$419$147
28 years$1,418$1,042$753$537$378$126
29 years$1,354$983$701$492$341$108
30 years$1,295$928$653$452$308$93
31 years$1,239$877$608$415$279$80
32 years$1,188$830$568$381$252$69
33 years$1,139$786$530$350$228$60
34 years$1,093$745$495$322$207$51
35 years$1,051$707$463$297$187$44
36 years$1,010$671$433$273$170$38
37 years$972$637$405$252$154$33
38 years$936$605$380$232$139$28
39 years$902$576$356$214$126$24
40 years$870$548$333$197$115$21
41 years$839$521$313$182$104$18
42 years$810$497$293$168$94$16
43 years$782$473$275$155$86$13
44 years$756$451$258$143$78$12
45 years$731$430$243$132$71$10
46 years$707$410$228$122$64$9
47 years$684$392$214$113$58$7
48 years$662$374$201$104$53$6
49 years$641$357$189$96$48$5
50 years$621$341$178$89$44$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $636,000, adding $2,713 every year, while hoping to spend $53,420 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: 37/45/18 Blend
49$636,000$636,000$636,000$636,000
50$703,670$669,962$660,104$725,785
51$718,606$645,952$625,379$718,007
52$733,275$618,975$587,701$704,362
53$747,594$588,829$546,913$688,503
54$761,468$555,301$502,854$670,262
55$774,792$518,165$455,354$649,458
56$787,448$477,183$404,236$625,897
57$799,304$432,101$349,314$599,371
58$810,213$382,654$290,397$569,659
59$820,011$328,560$227,280$536,524
60$828,513$269,520$159,755$499,710
61$835,515$205,221$87,601$458,946
62$840,791$135,330$10,589$413,938
63$844,086$59,495$0$364,375
64$845,119$0$0$323,670
65$843,578$0$0$291,994
66$839,117$0$0$288,538
67$831,349$0$0$283,682
68$819,848$0$0$277,251
69$804,140$0$0$269,050
70$783,702$0$0$258,863
71$757,951$0$0$246,452
72$726,245$0$0$231,552
73$687,870$0$0$213,872
74$642,039$0$0$193,087
75$587,880$0$0$168,840
76$524,427$0$0$140,735
77$450,614$0$0$108,336
78$365,263$0$0$71,160
79$267,069$0$0$28,673
80$154,593$0$0$0
81$26,243$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