Can I retire at age 51 with 1,730,000?

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 $1,730,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$142,862$141,589$140,348$139,136$137,953$132,741
2 years$70,724$69,406$68,130$66,892$65,692$60,502
3 years$46,681$45,358$44,085$42,859$41,678$36,673
4 years$34,662$33,343$32,082$30,877$29,725$24,943
5 years$27,452$26,141$24,897$23,717$22,596$18,050
6 years$22,647$21,346$20,121$18,966$17,880$13,571
7 years$19,217$17,927$16,720$15,593$14,541$10,470
8 years$16,645$15,366$14,180$13,081$12,063$8,225
9 years$14,646$13,379$12,213$11,142$10,159$6,549
10 years$13,047$11,793$10,648$9,604$8,656$5,267
11 years$11,740$10,499$9,374$8,359$7,444$4,270
12 years$10,652$9,423$8,319$7,332$6,451$3,482
13 years$9,732$8,516$7,433$6,473$5,626$2,854
14 years$8,943$7,741$6,678$5,746$4,931$2,348
15 years$8,261$7,071$6,030$5,124$4,342$1,938
16 years$7,665$6,488$5,467$4,588$3,837$1,603
17 years$7,139$5,975$4,975$4,123$3,402$1,329
18 years$6,672$5,521$4,541$3,715$3,025$1,104
19 years$6,255$5,117$4,157$3,357$2,697$918
20 years$5,880$4,755$3,815$3,040$2,409$765
21 years$5,541$4,429$3,509$2,759$2,155$637
22 years$5,233$4,134$3,234$2,509$1,932$532
23 years$4,953$3,867$2,986$2,285$1,734$444
24 years$4,696$3,623$2,762$2,084$1,559$371
25 years$4,460$3,400$2,558$1,903$1,403$310
26 years$4,243$3,195$2,372$1,740$1,264$259
27 years$4,042$3,007$2,203$1,593$1,139$216
28 years$3,856$2,834$2,048$1,459$1,028$181
29 years$3,683$2,673$1,906$1,338$928$151
30 years$3,522$2,525$1,775$1,228$839$127
31 years$3,371$2,387$1,655$1,128$758$106
32 years$3,230$2,258$1,544$1,037$686$89
33 years$3,098$2,139$1,442$953$621$74
34 years$2,974$2,027$1,347$877$562$62
35 years$2,858$1,922$1,259$807$509$52
36 years$2,748$1,825$1,178$744$461$44
37 years$2,644$1,733$1,103$685$418$36
38 years$2,546$1,647$1,033$632$379$31
39 years$2,453$1,566$968$582$344$26
40 years$2,365$1,490$907$537$312$21
41 years$2,282$1,418$850$496$283$18
42 years$2,203$1,351$798$457$257$15
43 years$2,127$1,287$748$422$233$13
44 years$2,055$1,227$703$390$211$11
45 years$1,987$1,170$660$360$192$9
46 years$1,922$1,116$620$333$174$7
47 years$1,860$1,065$582$307$158$6
48 years$1,800$1,017$547$284$144$5
49 years$1,743$971$514$262$130$4
50 years$1,689$927$483$242$119$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,730,000, adding $5,458 every year, while hoping to spend $45,880 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: 52/32/16 Blend
50$1,730,000$1,730,000$1,730,000$1,730,000
51$1,912,090$1,820,400$1,793,585$2,002,946
52$2,058,307$1,860,784$1,804,854$2,106,187
53$2,217,901$1,901,608$1,814,963$2,213,130
54$2,392,187$1,942,847$1,823,824$2,328,429
55$2,582,614$1,984,471$1,831,347$2,452,889
56$2,790,777$2,026,446$1,837,433$2,587,396
57$3,018,432$2,068,738$1,841,983$2,732,929
58$3,267,512$2,111,306$1,844,889$2,890,565
59$3,540,146$2,154,108$1,846,041$3,061,491
60$3,838,678$2,197,096$1,845,321$3,247,014
61$4,165,690$2,240,221$1,842,605$3,448,578
62$4,524,024$2,283,425$1,837,766$3,667,771
63$4,916,811$2,326,650$1,830,668$3,906,345
64$5,347,500$2,369,830$1,821,170$4,166,231
65$5,819,888$2,412,895$1,809,122$4,449,558
66$6,338,159$2,455,768$1,794,369$4,758,670
67$6,906,919$2,498,369$1,776,749$5,096,155
68$7,531,244$2,540,608$1,756,089$5,464,862
69$8,216,724$2,582,391$1,732,212$5,867,934
70$8,969,518$2,623,617$1,704,929$6,308,836
71$9,796,410$2,664,175$1,674,045$6,791,385
72$10,704,873$2,703,949$1,639,355$7,319,790
73$11,703,140$2,742,812$1,600,643$7,898,693
74$12,800,281$2,780,631$1,557,685$8,533,209
75$14,006,288$2,817,260$1,510,246$9,228,975
76$15,332,170$2,852,546$1,458,079$9,992,210
77$16,790,054$2,886,324$1,400,928$10,829,764
78$18,393,304$2,918,418$1,338,524$11,749,191
79$20,156,641$2,948,641$1,270,584$12,758,820
80$22,096,286$2,976,792$1,196,817$13,867,829
81$24,230,111$3,002,658$1,116,913$15,086,337
82$26,577,805$3,026,011$1,030,553$16,425,499
83$29,161,066$3,046,610$937,401$17,897,610
84$32,003,797$3,064,197$837,107$19,516,226
85$35,132,339$3,078,496$729,304$21,296,286
86$38,575,712$3,089,218$613,610$23,254,262
87$42,365,896$3,096,050$489,627$25,408,307
88$46,538,125$3,098,665$356,938$27,778,435
89$51,131,226$3,096,711$215,107$30,386,704
90$56,187,978$3,089,817$63,680$33,257,430
91$61,755,522$3,077,589$0$36,417,416
92$67,885,801$3,059,606$0$39,912,922
93$74,636,052$3,035,426$0$43,772,484
94$82,069,345$3,004,578$0$48,021,202
95$90,255,176$2,966,560$0$52,698,732
96$99,270,128$2,920,845$0$57,848,782
97$109,198,585$2,866,870$0$63,519,517
98$120,133,536$2,804,043$0$69,764,025
99$132,177,448$2,731,732$0$76,640,811
100$145,443,234$2,649,273$0$84,214,354