Can I retire at age 51 with 1,330,000?

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 $1,330,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$109,830$108,852$107,897$106,966$106,056$104,128
2 years$54,371$53,359$52,377$51,426$50,503$48,567
3 years$35,888$34,871$33,892$32,949$32,041$30,158
4 years$26,647$25,634$24,664$23,738$22,852$21,036
5 years$21,105$20,097$19,141$18,233$17,372$15,628
6 years$17,411$16,411$15,468$14,581$13,746$12,077
7 years$14,773$13,782$12,854$11,988$11,179$9,585
8 years$12,796$11,813$10,902$10,056$9,274$7,754
9 years$11,259$10,286$9,389$8,566$7,810$6,364
10 years$10,030$9,066$8,186$7,384$6,655$5,281
11 years$9,026$8,071$7,207$6,426$5,723$4,420
12 years$8,189$7,244$6,396$5,637$4,960$3,726
13 years$7,481$6,547$5,714$4,976$4,325$3,158
14 years$6,876$5,951$5,134$4,417$3,791$2,689
15 years$6,351$5,436$4,636$3,939$3,338$2,299
16 years$5,892$4,988$4,203$3,527$2,950$1,971
17 years$5,488$4,593$3,824$3,169$2,616$1,695
18 years$5,129$4,244$3,491$2,856$2,326$1,461
19 years$4,809$3,934$3,196$2,581$2,073$1,262
20 years$4,520$3,655$2,933$2,337$1,852$1,091
21 years$4,260$3,405$2,698$2,121$1,657$945
22 years$4,023$3,178$2,487$1,929$1,485$820
23 years$3,808$2,973$2,296$1,757$1,333$712
24 years$3,610$2,785$2,123$1,602$1,198$618
25 years$3,429$2,614$1,967$1,463$1,078$538
26 years$3,262$2,457$1,824$1,338$971$468
27 years$3,107$2,312$1,694$1,225$876$407
28 years$2,964$2,178$1,574$1,122$790$355
29 years$2,831$2,055$1,465$1,029$714$309
30 years$2,707$1,941$1,365$944$645$270
31 years$2,592$1,835$1,272$867$583$235
32 years$2,483$1,736$1,187$797$527$205
33 years$2,382$1,644$1,108$733$477$179
34 years$2,287$1,558$1,036$674$432$156
35 years$2,197$1,478$968$621$391$136
36 years$2,112$1,403$906$572$355$119
37 years$2,033$1,332$848$527$321$104
38 years$1,957$1,266$794$486$291$91
39 years$1,886$1,204$744$448$264$79
40 years$1,818$1,146$697$413$240$69
41 years$1,754$1,090$654$381$217$61
42 years$1,693$1,038$613$352$197$53
43 years$1,635$989$575$325$179$46
44 years$1,580$943$540$300$163$40
45 years$1,528$899$507$277$148$35
46 years$1,478$858$476$256$134$31
47 years$1,430$819$448$236$122$27
48 years$1,384$782$421$218$110$24
49 years$1,340$746$395$202$100$21
50 years$1,299$713$372$186$91$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,330,000, adding $2,058 every year, while hoping to spend $48,539 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: 39/31/30 Blend
50$1,330,000$1,330,000$1,330,000$1,330,000
51$1,467,783$1,397,293$1,376,678$1,511,910
52$1,565,852$1,414,115$1,371,151$1,561,311
53$1,672,296$1,430,135$1,363,813$1,610,099
54$1,787,921$1,445,261$1,354,551$1,661,948
55$1,913,608$1,459,398$1,343,247$1,717,171
56$2,050,329$1,472,442$1,329,780$1,776,114
57$2,199,155$1,484,284$1,314,019$1,839,160
58$2,361,261$1,494,806$1,295,831$1,906,736
59$2,537,942$1,503,884$1,275,074$1,979,314
60$2,730,624$1,511,386$1,251,601$2,057,417
61$2,940,874$1,517,170$1,225,256$2,141,627
62$3,170,419$1,521,088$1,195,878$2,232,586
63$3,421,159$1,522,978$1,163,297$2,331,006
64$3,695,186$1,522,674$1,127,337$2,437,678
65$3,994,804$1,519,993$1,087,811$2,553,475
66$4,322,549$1,514,747$1,044,527$2,679,365
67$4,681,211$1,506,733$997,282$2,816,420
68$5,073,867$1,495,735$945,863$2,965,825
69$5,503,902$1,481,527$890,050$3,128,894
70$5,975,044$1,463,866$829,611$3,307,078
71$6,491,400$1,442,496$764,304$3,501,985
72$7,057,491$1,417,147$693,876$3,715,391
73$7,678,299$1,387,531$618,065$3,949,262
74$8,359,308$1,353,343$536,593$4,205,771
75$9,106,562$1,314,261$449,174$4,487,322
76$9,926,716$1,269,945$355,506$4,796,571
77$10,827,102$1,220,032$255,275$5,136,453
78$11,815,794$1,164,141$148,155$5,510,215
79$12,901,689$1,101,868$33,802$5,921,442
80$14,094,587$1,032,785$0$6,374,097
81$15,405,283$956,441$0$6,900,801
82$16,845,672$872,356$0$7,491,527
83$18,428,855$780,026$0$8,140,913
84$20,169,268$678,917$0$8,854,985
85$22,082,815$568,465$0$9,640,396
86$24,187,016$448,074$0$10,504,480
87$26,501,176$317,114$0$11,455,329
88$29,046,563$174,920$0$12,501,865
89$31,846,611$20,790$0$13,653,930
90$34,927,139$0$0$14,922,380
91$38,316,594$0$0$16,368,993
92$42,046,321$0$0$17,968,846
93$46,150,855$0$0$19,729,685
94$50,668,249$0$0$21,667,863
95$55,640,433$0$0$23,801,395
96$61,113,607$0$0$26,150,135
97$67,138,676$0$0$28,735,959
98$73,771,734$0$0$31,582,969
99$81,074,589$0$0$34,717,726
100$89,115,346$0$0$38,169,498