Can I retire at age 50 with 653,000?

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 $653,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$53,924$53,444$52,975$52,518$52,071$50,445
2 years$26,695$26,198$25,716$25,249$24,796$23,172
3 years$17,620$17,121$16,640$16,177$15,731$14,161
4 years$13,083$12,585$12,110$11,655$11,220$9,714
5 years$10,362$9,867$9,398$8,952$8,529$7,093
6 years$8,548$8,057$7,595$7,159$6,749$5,383
7 years$7,253$6,766$6,311$5,886$5,489$4,193
8 years$6,283$5,800$5,352$4,937$4,553$3,328
9 years$5,528$5,050$4,610$4,206$3,835$2,677
10 years$4,925$4,451$4,019$3,625$3,267$2,177
11 years$4,431$3,963$3,538$3,155$2,810$1,784
12 years$4,021$3,557$3,140$2,767$2,435$1,471
13 years$3,673$3,214$2,806$2,443$2,123$1,220
14 years$3,376$2,922$2,521$2,169$1,861$1,016
15 years$3,118$2,669$2,276$1,934$1,639$848
16 years$2,893$2,449$2,063$1,732$1,448$711
17 years$2,695$2,255$1,878$1,556$1,284$597
18 years$2,518$2,084$1,714$1,402$1,142$502
19 years$2,361$1,931$1,569$1,267$1,018$423
20 years$2,219$1,795$1,440$1,148$909$357
21 years$2,091$1,672$1,325$1,042$814$301
22 years$1,975$1,560$1,221$947$729$255
23 years$1,869$1,459$1,127$862$655$215
24 years$1,773$1,367$1,042$787$588$182
25 years$1,684$1,283$966$718$529$154
26 years$1,602$1,206$896$657$477$131
27 years$1,526$1,135$832$601$430$111
28 years$1,455$1,070$773$551$388$94
29 years$1,390$1,009$719$505$350$80
30 years$1,329$953$670$464$317$68
31 years$1,272$901$625$426$286$57
32 years$1,219$852$583$391$259$49
33 years$1,169$807$544$360$234$41
34 years$1,123$765$508$331$212$35
35 years$1,079$726$475$305$192$30
36 years$1,037$689$445$281$174$25
37 years$998$654$416$259$158$22
38 years$961$622$390$238$143$18
39 years$926$591$365$220$130$16
40 years$893$562$342$203$118$13
41 years$861$535$321$187$107$11
42 years$831$510$301$173$97$10
43 years$803$486$283$159$88$8
44 years$776$463$265$147$80$7
45 years$750$442$249$136$72$6
46 years$725$421$234$126$66$5
47 years$702$402$220$116$60$4
48 years$680$384$206$107$54$4
49 years$658$366$194$99$49$3
50 years$638$350$182$92$45$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $653,000, adding $2,208 every year, while hoping to spend $23,782 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: 74/13/13 Blend
49$653,000$653,000$653,000$653,000
50$721,884$687,275$677,153$773,188
51$770,212$695,647$674,534$815,766
52$822,672$703,633$671,030$859,234
53$879,662$711,188$666,586$906,212
54$941,616$718,265$661,146$957,041
55$1,009,015$724,814$654,648$1,012,099
56$1,082,386$730,781$647,030$1,071,800
57$1,162,311$736,111$638,227$1,136,601
58$1,249,427$740,741$628,168$1,207,005
59$1,344,439$744,608$616,782$1,283,569
60$1,448,121$747,642$603,993$1,366,903
61$1,561,325$749,772$589,722$1,457,682
62$1,684,988$750,919$573,886$1,556,649
63$1,820,144$751,001$556,399$1,664,625
64$1,967,929$749,931$537,169$1,782,511
65$2,129,596$747,616$516,102$1,911,303
66$2,306,522$743,956$493,099$2,052,100
67$2,500,226$738,848$468,056$2,206,109
68$2,712,378$732,181$440,865$2,374,665
69$2,944,819$723,836$411,412$2,559,238
70$3,199,576$713,690$379,580$2,761,446
71$3,478,881$701,609$345,245$2,983,078
72$3,785,194$687,455$308,277$3,226,100
73$4,121,221$671,078$268,542$3,492,684
74$4,489,947$652,321$225,899$3,785,221
75$4,894,655$631,019$180,201$4,106,348
76$5,338,966$606,996$131,294$4,458,973
77$5,826,867$580,064$79,018$4,846,299
78$6,362,747$550,027$23,205$5,271,858
79$6,951,447$516,678$0$5,739,544
80$7,598,293$479,794$0$6,258,691
81$8,309,159$439,144$0$6,832,750
82$9,090,513$394,481$0$7,463,740
83$9,949,479$345,545$0$8,157,437
84$10,893,910$292,061$0$8,920,204
85$11,932,455$233,738$0$9,759,056
86$13,074,643$170,269$0$10,681,722
87$14,330,975$101,330$0$11,696,721
88$15,713,018$26,579$0$12,813,438
89$17,233,518$0$0$14,042,219
90$18,906,519$0$0$15,402,237
91$20,747,494$0$0$16,903,023
92$22,773,493$0$0$18,554,676
93$25,003,301$0$0$20,372,516
94$27,457,618$0$0$22,373,420
95$30,159,250$0$0$24,575,989
96$33,133,328$0$0$27,000,715
97$36,407,544$0$0$29,670,179
98$40,012,411$0$0$32,609,263
99$43,981,550$0$0$35,845,385
100$48,352,009$0$0$39,408,755