Can I retire at age 51 with 1,160,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,160,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$95,792$94,938$94,106$93,293$92,500$91,080
2 years$47,422$46,538$45,683$44,853$44,048$42,621
3 years$31,300$30,413$29,560$28,738$27,946$26,556
4 years$23,241$22,357$21,512$20,704$19,931$18,589
5 years$18,407$17,528$16,694$15,902$15,151$13,861
6 years$15,185$14,313$13,491$12,717$11,989$10,752
7 years$12,885$12,020$11,211$10,456$9,750$8,567
8 years$11,161$10,303$9,508$8,771$8,089$6,959
9 years$9,820$8,971$8,189$7,471$6,812$5,735
10 years$8,748$7,908$7,140$6,440$5,804$4,779
11 years$7,872$7,040$6,286$5,605$4,992$4,018
12 years$7,142$6,318$5,578$4,916$4,326$3,402
13 years$6,525$5,710$4,984$4,340$3,772$2,897
14 years$5,997$5,190$4,478$3,853$3,307$2,478
15 years$5,539$4,741$4,043$3,436$2,911$2,129
16 years$5,139$4,350$3,666$3,077$2,573$1,835
17 years$4,787$4,006$3,336$2,764$2,281$1,585
18 years$4,474$3,702$3,045$2,491$2,029$1,373
19 years$4,194$3,431$2,788$2,251$1,808$1,192
20 years$3,942$3,188$2,558$2,039$1,615$1,037
21 years$3,715$2,970$2,353$1,850$1,445$903
22 years$3,509$2,772$2,169$1,682$1,295$787
23 years$3,321$2,593$2,002$1,532$1,163$687
24 years$3,149$2,429$1,852$1,397$1,045$600
25 years$2,991$2,280$1,715$1,276$941$525
26 years$2,845$2,143$1,591$1,167$847$459
27 years$2,710$2,016$1,477$1,068$764$402
28 years$2,585$1,900$1,373$979$689$352
29 years$2,469$1,792$1,278$897$622$309
30 years$2,361$1,693$1,190$824$562$271
31 years$2,260$1,600$1,110$756$508$238
32 years$2,166$1,514$1,035$695$460$208
33 years$2,077$1,434$967$639$416$183
34 years$1,994$1,359$903$588$377$161
35 years$1,916$1,289$844$541$341$141
36 years$1,842$1,223$790$499$309$124
37 years$1,773$1,162$739$459$280$109
38 years$1,707$1,104$692$423$254$96
39 years$1,645$1,050$649$390$230$84
40 years$1,586$999$608$360$209$74
41 years$1,530$951$570$332$190$65
42 years$1,477$906$535$307$172$57
43 years$1,426$863$502$283$156$50
44 years$1,378$823$471$261$142$44
45 years$1,332$784$442$241$129$39
46 years$1,289$748$415$223$117$34
47 years$1,247$714$390$206$106$30
48 years$1,207$682$367$190$96$26
49 years$1,169$651$345$176$87$23
50 years$1,133$622$324$163$79$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,160,000, adding $4,656 every year, while hoping to spend $46,590 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: 30/46/24 Blend
50$1,160,000$1,160,000$1,160,000$1,160,000
51$1,283,123$1,221,643$1,203,663$1,311,954
52$1,364,430$1,231,932$1,194,414$1,344,832
53$1,452,469$1,241,164$1,183,294$1,375,730
54$1,547,877$1,249,237$1,170,191$1,408,016
55$1,651,355$1,256,045$1,154,987$1,441,841
56$1,763,675$1,261,472$1,137,560$1,477,375
57$1,885,683$1,265,398$1,117,782$1,514,808
58$2,018,313$1,267,692$1,095,518$1,554,352
59$2,162,590$1,268,218$1,070,627$1,596,245
60$2,319,643$1,266,830$1,042,962$1,640,753
61$2,490,715$1,263,373$1,012,369$1,688,175
62$2,677,171$1,257,681$978,687$1,738,844
63$2,880,517$1,249,582$941,747$1,793,129
64$3,102,408$1,238,890$901,374$1,851,447
65$3,344,666$1,225,408$857,382$1,914,259
66$3,609,297$1,208,928$809,580$1,982,080
67$3,898,511$1,189,231$757,766$2,055,485
68$4,214,737$1,166,081$701,730$2,135,112
69$4,560,654$1,139,233$641,252$2,221,672
70$4,939,209$1,108,424$576,102$2,315,958
71$5,353,648$1,073,376$506,040$2,418,848
72$5,807,544$1,033,796$430,817$2,531,321
73$6,304,835$989,373$350,171$2,654,464
74$6,849,854$939,778$263,827$2,789,482
75$7,447,376$884,664$171,502$2,937,716
76$8,102,658$823,662$72,897$3,100,654
77$8,821,492$756,384$0$3,279,945
78$9,610,256$682,419$0$3,485,699
79$10,475,977$601,333$0$3,732,125
80$11,426,394$512,666$0$4,002,873
81$12,470,033$415,933$0$4,300,527
82$13,616,284$310,621$0$4,627,944
83$14,875,494$196,190$0$4,988,281
84$16,259,059$72,068$0$5,385,031
85$17,779,534$0$0$5,822,051
86$19,450,753$0$0$6,335,168
87$21,287,955$0$0$6,939,546
88$23,307,927$0$0$7,604,254
89$25,529,167$0$0$8,335,404
90$27,972,055$0$0$9,139,729
91$30,659,042$0$0$10,024,651
92$33,614,869$0$0$10,998,343
93$36,866,790$0$0$12,069,814
94$40,444,839$0$0$13,248,989
95$44,382,104$0$0$14,546,804
96$48,715,045$0$0$15,975,308
97$53,483,834$0$0$17,547,778
98$58,732,734$0$0$19,278,844
99$64,510,520$0$0$21,184,627
100$70,870,931$0$0$23,282,888