How Much Can I Earn on a $500 CD?

Wondering how much you can earn with $500 in a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?

Below, we’ve provided a breakdown of potential earnings over various CD terms, assuming a fixed 2.15% annual interest rate. If your CD offers a different interest rate, feel free to use the calculator below to adjust the rate and see updated estimates.


Term Return Your Balance

Calculator Definitions


The amount you invest to open your CD account.


The total duration, measured in months, until your CD matures.

Annual Percentage Yield (APY)

The effective annual interest rate earned on your CD.

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Hopefully this was helpful! You can also use our free CD interest calcalator to get more specific calculations. 

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