Can I retire at age 51 with 1,050,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $1,050,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$86,708$85,936$85,182$84,447$83,728$82,308
2 years$42,925$42,125$41,351$40,599$39,871$38,443
3 years$28,332$27,529$26,757$26,012$25,296$23,907
4 years$21,037$20,237$19,472$18,740$18,041$16,701
5 years$16,662$15,866$15,111$14,394$13,715$12,427
6 years$13,745$12,956$12,212$11,511$10,852$9,619
7 years$11,663$10,880$10,148$9,464$8,825$7,647
8 years$10,102$9,326$8,606$7,939$7,322$6,197
9 years$8,889$8,120$7,413$6,762$6,166$5,095
10 years$7,919$7,158$6,463$5,829$5,254$4,236
11 years$7,125$6,372$5,690$5,073$4,518$3,552
12 years$6,465$5,719$5,049$4,450$3,915$3,000
13 years$5,906$5,168$4,511$3,929$3,414$2,548
14 years$5,428$4,698$4,053$3,487$2,993$2,174
15 years$5,014$4,292$3,660$3,110$2,635$1,862
16 years$4,652$3,938$3,318$2,785$2,329$1,600
17 years$4,333$3,626$3,019$2,502$2,065$1,379
18 years$4,049$3,351$2,756$2,255$1,836$1,191
19 years$3,796$3,106$2,523$2,037$1,637$1,031
20 years$3,569$2,886$2,316$1,845$1,462$894
21 years$3,363$2,688$2,130$1,675$1,308$776
22 years$3,176$2,509$1,963$1,523$1,173$674
23 years$3,006$2,347$1,813$1,387$1,053$587
24 years$2,850$2,199$1,676$1,265$946$511
25 years$2,707$2,063$1,553$1,155$851$446
26 years$2,575$1,939$1,440$1,056$767$389
27 years$2,453$1,825$1,337$967$691$339
28 years$2,340$1,720$1,243$886$624$296
29 years$2,235$1,622$1,157$812$563$259
30 years$2,137$1,532$1,077$745$509$226
31 years$2,046$1,448$1,004$685$460$198
32 years$1,961$1,371$937$629$416$173
33 years$1,880$1,298$875$579$377$151
34 years$1,805$1,230$818$532$341$132
35 years$1,734$1,167$764$490$309$116
36 years$1,668$1,107$715$451$280$101
37 years$1,605$1,052$669$416$254$89
38 years$1,545$1,000$627$383$230$78
39 years$1,489$951$587$353$209$68
40 years$1,436$904$550$326$189$60
41 years$1,385$861$516$301$172$52
42 years$1,337$820$484$278$156$46
43 years$1,291$781$454$256$141$40
44 years$1,248$745$426$237$128$35
45 years$1,206$710$400$218$116$31
46 years$1,167$677$376$202$106$27
47 years$1,129$646$353$186$96$24
48 years$1,093$617$332$172$87$21
49 years$1,058$589$312$159$79$18
50 years$1,025$563$293$147$72$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,050,000, adding $2,536 every year, while hoping to spend $31,355 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: 61/11/28 Blend
50$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
51$1,159,716$1,104,066$1,087,791$1,221,566
52$1,244,645$1,124,804$1,090,870$1,284,711
53$1,337,187$1,145,507$1,093,002$1,350,006
54$1,438,084$1,166,140$1,094,121$1,420,619
55$1,548,154$1,186,667$1,094,160$1,497,076
56$1,668,297$1,207,045$1,093,047$1,579,957
57$1,799,506$1,227,233$1,090,706$1,669,902
58$1,942,871$1,247,183$1,087,060$1,767,617
59$2,099,594$1,266,844$1,082,026$1,873,878
60$2,270,996$1,286,163$1,075,518$1,989,544
61$2,458,534$1,305,082$1,067,444$2,115,562
62$2,663,813$1,323,539$1,057,712$2,252,974
63$2,888,596$1,341,467$1,046,220$2,402,932
64$3,134,830$1,358,796$1,032,865$2,566,704
65$3,404,654$1,375,449$1,017,537$2,745,689
66$3,700,428$1,391,345$1,000,124$2,941,430
67$4,024,749$1,406,397$980,505$3,155,629
68$4,380,477$1,420,514$958,555$3,390,163
69$4,770,763$1,433,597$934,144$3,647,099
70$5,199,077$1,445,540$907,135$3,928,720
71$5,669,243$1,456,232$877,385$4,237,541
72$6,185,472$1,465,553$844,743$4,576,336
73$6,752,402$1,473,377$809,054$4,948,163
74$7,375,144$1,479,569$770,153$5,356,395
75$8,059,326$1,483,985$727,871$5,804,750
76$8,811,149$1,486,473$682,027$6,297,327
77$9,637,447$1,486,871$632,435$6,838,646
78$10,545,745$1,485,006$578,900$7,433,691
79$11,544,336$1,480,696$521,218$8,087,955
80$12,642,355$1,473,747$459,176$8,807,497
81$13,849,868$1,463,953$392,551$9,598,994
82$15,177,964$1,451,096$321,111$10,469,809
83$16,638,861$1,434,945$244,613$11,428,057
84$18,246,021$1,415,253$162,804$12,482,688
85$20,014,276$1,391,762$75,419$13,643,564
86$21,959,969$1,364,195$0$14,921,561
87$24,101,106$1,332,260$0$16,333,995
88$26,457,527$1,295,650$0$17,913,143
89$29,051,094$1,254,036$0$19,651,107
90$31,905,894$1,207,072$0$21,564,039
91$35,048,469$1,154,392$0$23,669,736
92$38,508,063$1,095,608$0$25,987,813
93$42,316,903$1,030,310$0$28,539,885
94$46,510,497$958,064$0$31,349,770
95$51,127,971$878,413$0$34,443,717
96$56,212,439$790,870$0$37,850,649
97$61,811,410$694,925$0$41,602,445
98$67,977,233$590,036$0$45,734,230
99$74,767,593$475,630$0$50,284,715
100$82,246,056$351,104$0$55,296,559