Can I retire at age 51 with 1,670,000?

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 $1,670,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$137,907$136,679$135,480$134,310$133,168$132,551
2 years$68,271$66,999$65,767$64,572$63,413$62,791
3 years$45,062$43,785$42,556$41,372$40,232$39,623
4 years$33,460$32,186$30,970$29,806$28,694$28,103
5 years$26,500$25,235$24,034$22,894$21,813$21,242
6 years$21,862$20,606$19,423$18,309$17,260$16,709
7 years$18,550$17,305$16,140$15,052$14,037$13,507
8 years$16,068$14,833$13,688$12,627$11,645$11,136
9 years$14,138$12,915$11,790$10,756$9,807$9,319
10 years$12,595$11,384$10,279$9,271$8,356$7,889
11 years$11,333$10,135$9,049$8,069$7,186$6,739
12 years$10,282$9,096$8,031$7,077$6,227$5,801
13 years$9,394$8,220$7,175$6,248$5,430$5,023
14 years$8,633$7,472$6,447$5,547$4,760$4,372
15 years$7,975$6,826$5,821$4,947$4,191$3,822
16 years$7,399$6,263$5,277$4,429$3,704$3,353
17 years$6,891$5,768$4,802$3,980$3,284$2,951
18 years$6,441$5,330$4,384$3,586$2,920$2,604
19 years$6,038$4,939$4,013$3,241$2,603$2,303
20 years$5,676$4,590$3,683$2,935$2,325$2,041
21 years$5,349$4,275$3,388$2,664$2,081$1,812
22 years$5,052$3,991$3,122$2,422$1,865$1,611
23 years$4,781$3,733$2,883$2,206$1,674$1,434
24 years$4,533$3,497$2,666$2,012$1,505$1,279
25 years$4,306$3,282$2,469$1,837$1,354$1,141
26 years$4,096$3,084$2,290$1,680$1,220$1,019
27 years$3,902$2,903$2,127$1,538$1,100$911
28 years$3,722$2,735$1,977$1,409$992$815
29 years$3,555$2,580$1,840$1,292$896$729
30 years$3,399$2,437$1,714$1,186$810$653
31 years$3,254$2,304$1,598$1,089$732$585
32 years$3,118$2,180$1,491$1,001$662$525
33 years$2,991$2,064$1,392$920$599$471
34 years$2,871$1,957$1,300$847$542$422
35 years$2,758$1,856$1,216$779$491$379
36 years$2,652$1,761$1,137$718$445$340
37 years$2,552$1,673$1,065$661$403$306
38 years$2,458$1,590$997$610$366$275
39 years$2,368$1,512$934$562$332$247
40 years$2,283$1,438$875$518$301$222
41 years$2,203$1,369$821$478$273$199
42 years$2,126$1,304$770$441$248$179
43 years$2,053$1,242$723$408$225$161
44 years$1,984$1,184$678$376$204$145
45 years$1,918$1,129$637$347$185$130
46 years$1,855$1,077$598$321$168$117
47 years$1,795$1,028$562$297$153$105
48 years$1,738$981$528$274$139$95
49 years$1,683$937$496$253$126$85
50 years$1,631$895$467$234$114$77

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,670,000, adding $5,061 every year, while hoping to spend $25,628 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: 46/31/23 Blend
50$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000
51$1,845,560$1,757,050$1,731,165$1,918,069
52$2,006,540$1,815,878$1,761,891$2,028,375
53$2,183,080$1,876,729$1,792,788$2,145,059
54$2,376,741$1,939,676$1,823,833$2,271,141
55$2,589,242$2,004,793$1,855,005$2,407,510
56$2,822,475$2,072,158$1,886,278$2,555,147
57$3,078,525$2,141,852$1,917,626$2,715,127
58$3,359,690$2,213,958$1,949,022$2,888,636
59$3,668,499$2,288,562$1,980,435$3,076,977
60$4,007,739$2,365,755$2,011,832$3,281,585
61$4,380,481$2,445,630$2,043,181$3,504,039
62$4,790,106$2,528,282$2,074,445$3,746,075
63$5,240,343$2,613,814$2,105,584$4,009,606
64$5,735,295$2,702,328$2,136,559$4,296,739
65$6,279,487$2,793,934$2,167,325$4,609,790
66$6,877,900$2,888,742$2,197,836$4,951,311
67$7,536,026$2,986,870$2,228,043$5,324,111
68$8,259,913$3,088,439$2,257,895$5,731,284
69$9,056,225$3,193,574$2,287,336$6,176,236
70$9,932,306$3,302,405$2,316,307$6,662,718
71$10,896,246$3,415,068$2,344,748$7,194,861
72$11,956,960$3,531,702$2,372,594$7,777,214
73$13,124,269$3,652,455$2,399,775$8,414,786
74$14,408,996$3,777,477$2,426,220$9,113,097
75$15,823,066$3,906,926$2,451,851$9,878,224
76$17,379,618$4,040,965$2,476,587$10,716,862
77$19,093,131$4,179,764$2,500,344$11,636,385
78$20,979,557$4,323,499$2,523,032$12,644,917
79$23,056,474$4,472,353$2,544,557$13,751,404
80$25,343,253$4,626,516$2,564,817$14,965,705
81$27,861,236$4,786,187$2,583,710$16,298,678
82$30,633,942$4,951,570$2,601,124$17,762,286
83$33,687,286$5,122,879$2,616,944$19,369,708
84$37,049,825$5,300,336$2,631,047$21,135,462
85$40,753,025$5,484,170$2,643,305$23,075,545
86$44,831,561$5,674,622$2,653,584$25,207,580
87$49,323,643$5,871,941$2,661,741$27,550,983
88$54,271,374$6,076,385$2,667,629$30,127,147
89$59,721,149$6,288,224$2,671,090$32,959,641
90$65,724,096$6,507,737$2,671,961$36,074,435
91$72,336,553$6,735,214$2,670,070$39,500,140
92$79,620,600$6,970,959$2,665,237$43,268,283
93$87,644,651$7,215,286$2,657,272$47,413,602
94$96,484,092$7,468,521$2,645,977$51,974,369
95$106,221,995$7,731,005$2,631,143$56,992,759
96$116,949,906$8,003,091$2,612,553$62,515,240
97$128,768,701$8,285,147$2,589,979$68,593,014
98$141,789,545$8,577,556$2,563,180$75,282,501
99$156,134,938$8,880,716$2,531,906$82,645,867
100$171,939,871$9,195,040$2,495,894$90,751,617