How Much Does A $500 CD Make in A Year

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

Here, we break down what a $500 certificate of deposit can become in just one year. Plus, we’ll provide insights into various other popular certificate of deposit term lengths. All our calculations are based on a fixed 2.15% annual interest rate. Feel free to tweak the rate below if your CD offers a different interest rate for a tailored estimate.


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.

More Calculations Based on A Year

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