Can I retire at age 50 with 475,000?

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 $475,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$39,225$38,876$38,535$38,202$37,877$36,417
2 years$19,418$19,057$18,706$18,366$18,037$16,584
3 years$12,817$12,454$12,104$11,768$11,443$10,042
4 years$9,517$9,155$8,809$8,478$8,161$6,823
5 years$7,537$7,178$6,836$6,512$6,204$4,932
6 years$6,218$5,861$5,524$5,208$4,909$3,705
7 years$5,276$4,922$4,591$4,281$3,992$2,855
8 years$4,570$4,219$3,893$3,592$3,312$2,240
9 years$4,021$3,673$3,353$3,059$2,789$1,781
10 years$3,582$3,238$2,924$2,637$2,377$1,431
11 years$3,223$2,883$2,574$2,295$2,044$1,158
12 years$2,925$2,587$2,284$2,013$1,771$943
13 years$2,672$2,338$2,041$1,777$1,545$772
14 years$2,456$2,125$1,834$1,578$1,354$634
15 years$2,268$1,941$1,656$1,407$1,192$523
16 years$2,104$1,781$1,501$1,260$1,054$432
17 years$1,960$1,640$1,366$1,132$934$358
18 years$1,832$1,516$1,247$1,020$831$297
19 years$1,717$1,405$1,141$922$740$246
20 years$1,614$1,306$1,048$835$661$205
21 years$1,521$1,216$964$758$592$170
22 years$1,437$1,135$888$689$530$142
23 years$1,360$1,062$820$627$476$118
24 years$1,289$995$758$572$428$99
25 years$1,225$933$702$523$385$82
26 years$1,165$877$651$478$347$69
27 years$1,110$826$605$437$313$57
28 years$1,059$778$562$401$282$48
29 years$1,011$734$523$367$255$40
30 years$967$693$487$337$230$33
31 years$926$655$454$310$208$28
32 years$887$620$424$285$188$23
33 years$851$587$396$262$170$19
34 years$817$556$370$241$154$16
35 years$785$528$346$222$140$14
36 years$754$501$323$204$127$11
37 years$726$476$303$188$115$10
38 years$699$452$284$173$104$8
39 years$674$430$266$160$94$7
40 years$649$409$249$147$86$6
41 years$626$389$233$136$78$5
42 years$605$371$219$126$70$4
43 years$584$353$206$116$64$3
44 years$564$337$193$107$58$3
45 years$546$321$181$99$53$2
46 years$528$306$170$91$48$2
47 years$511$292$160$84$43$2
48 years$494$279$150$78$39$1
49 years$479$267$141$72$36$1
50 years$464$255$133$67$33$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $475,000, adding $2,249 every year, while hoping to spend $26,050 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: 70/13/17 Blend
49$475,000$475,000$475,000$475,000
50$525,770$500,595$493,232$560,310
51$551,681$497,407$482,039$580,404
52$579,363$493,190$469,597$599,069
53$608,967$487,865$455,838$618,837
54$640,662$481,351$440,689$639,814
55$674,632$473,560$424,074$662,117
56$711,078$464,398$405,914$685,874
57$750,222$453,768$386,126$711,229
58$792,307$441,565$364,624$738,339
59$837,601$427,679$341,317$767,380
60$886,395$411,994$316,110$798,546
61$939,012$394,387$288,904$832,050
62$995,805$374,726$259,597$868,129
63$1,057,163$352,873$228,079$907,046
64$1,123,513$328,683$194,239$949,089
65$1,195,324$302,001$157,959$994,580
66$1,273,112$272,664$119,115$1,043,873
67$1,357,444$240,499$77,580$1,097,359
68$1,448,943$205,324$33,219$1,155,471
69$1,548,297$166,947$0$1,218,687
70$1,656,259$125,163$0$1,290,098
71$1,773,659$79,757$0$1,374,323
72$1,901,410$30,503$0$1,466,004
73$2,040,517$0$0$1,565,883
74$2,192,086$0$0$1,678,045
75$2,357,334$0$0$1,805,109
76$2,537,598$0$0$1,943,745
77$2,734,354$0$0$2,095,090
78$2,949,224$0$0$2,260,393
79$3,183,993$0$0$2,441,032
80$3,440,627$0$0$2,638,525
81$3,721,293$0$0$2,854,540
82$4,028,372$0$0$3,090,915
83$4,364,490$0$0$3,349,674
84$4,732,537$0$0$3,633,047
85$5,135,695$0$0$3,943,487
86$5,577,469$0$0$4,283,699
87$6,061,718$0$0$4,656,658
88$6,592,695$0$0$5,065,643
89$7,175,080$0$0$5,514,267
90$7,814,032$0$0$6,006,506
91$8,515,230$0$0$6,546,741
92$9,284,931$0$0$7,139,799
93$10,130,029$0$0$7,790,995
94$11,058,114$0$0$8,506,186
95$12,077,551$0$0$9,291,822
96$13,197,553$0$0$10,155,010
97$14,428,270$0$0$11,103,580
98$15,780,884$0$0$12,146,155
99$17,267,715$0$0$13,292,238
100$18,902,333$0$0$14,552,298