Can I retire at age 51 with 2,000,000?

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 $2,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$165,158$163,687$162,252$160,851$159,483$157,229
2 years$81,761$80,239$78,763$77,332$75,944$73,678
3 years$53,966$52,437$50,965$49,547$48,182$45,974
4 years$40,071$38,547$37,089$35,696$34,364$32,231
5 years$31,737$30,221$28,783$27,418$26,123$24,071
6 years$26,182$24,678$23,261$21,926$20,670$18,702
7 years$22,216$20,724$19,330$18,027$16,810$14,926
8 years$19,243$17,765$16,393$15,122$13,946$12,146
9 years$16,931$15,467$14,120$12,881$11,744$10,027
10 years$15,083$13,634$12,310$11,103$10,007$8,372
11 years$13,572$12,137$10,837$9,663$8,606$7,051
12 years$12,314$10,894$9,618$8,476$7,458$5,982
13 years$11,250$9,845$8,593$7,483$6,503$5,104
14 years$10,339$8,949$7,721$6,643$5,701$4,375
15 years$9,550$8,175$6,971$5,924$5,020$3,766
16 years$8,861$7,500$6,320$5,304$4,436$3,252
17 years$8,253$6,907$5,751$4,766$3,934$2,816
18 years$7,713$6,383$5,250$4,295$3,497$2,445
19 years$7,231$5,915$4,806$3,881$3,117$2,127
20 years$6,797$5,497$4,411$3,515$2,785$1,854
21 years$6,406$5,120$4,057$3,190$2,492$1,618
22 years$6,050$4,779$3,739$2,900$2,234$1,414
23 years$5,726$4,470$3,452$2,642$2,005$1,237
24 years$5,429$4,188$3,193$2,409$1,802$1,083
25 years$5,156$3,930$2,957$2,200$1,622$949
26 years$4,905$3,694$2,743$2,012$1,461$833
27 years$4,673$3,476$2,547$1,841$1,317$731
28 years$4,458$3,276$2,368$1,687$1,188$642
29 years$4,258$3,090$2,203$1,547$1,073$564
30 years$4,071$2,919$2,052$1,420$970$496
31 years$3,897$2,759$1,913$1,304$877$436
32 years$3,734$2,611$1,785$1,198$793$384
33 years$3,582$2,472$1,667$1,102$718$338
34 years$3,438$2,343$1,557$1,014$650$297
35 years$3,304$2,222$1,456$933$588$262
36 years$3,176$2,109$1,362$860$533$230
37 years$3,057$2,003$1,275$792$483$203
38 years$2,943$1,904$1,194$730$438$179
39 years$2,836$1,811$1,119$673$397$157
40 years$2,734$1,723$1,048$621$360$139
41 years$2,638$1,640$983$573$327$122
42 years$2,546$1,562$922$529$297$108
43 years$2,459$1,488$865$488$269$95
44 years$2,376$1,418$812$451$244$84
45 years$2,297$1,352$763$416$222$74
46 years$2,222$1,290$716$384$201$65
47 years$2,150$1,231$673$355$183$57
48 years$2,081$1,175$632$328$166$50
49 years$2,016$1,122$594$303$151$45
50 years$1,953$1,072$559$280$137$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $2,000,000, adding $3,773 every year, while hoping to spend $51,621 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: 71/18/11 Blend
50$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
51$2,207,892$2,101,892$2,070,892$2,359,477
52$2,378,172$2,149,960$2,085,342$2,508,422
53$2,564,092$2,198,654$2,098,547$2,664,731
54$2,767,190$2,247,949$2,110,409$2,834,447
55$2,989,163$2,297,818$2,120,828$3,018,881
56$3,231,879$2,348,233$2,129,697$3,219,475
57$3,497,394$2,399,159$2,136,904$3,437,821
58$3,787,970$2,450,560$2,142,333$3,675,668
59$4,106,101$2,502,396$2,145,860$3,934,946
60$4,454,532$2,554,622$2,147,355$4,217,779
61$4,836,286$2,607,190$2,146,682$4,526,508
62$5,254,692$2,660,046$2,143,701$4,863,713
63$5,713,415$2,713,133$2,138,260$5,232,233
64$6,216,495$2,766,389$2,130,203$5,635,199
65$6,768,379$2,819,743$2,119,366$6,076,060
66$7,373,966$2,873,122$2,105,577$6,558,614
67$8,038,651$2,926,447$2,088,655$7,087,049
68$8,768,380$2,979,629$2,068,411$7,665,978
69$9,569,699$3,032,575$2,044,647$8,300,483
70$10,449,822$3,085,185$2,017,156$8,996,166
71$11,416,693$3,137,348$1,985,721$9,759,198
72$12,479,067$3,188,949$1,950,113$10,596,381
73$13,646,586$3,239,862$1,910,096$11,515,208
74$14,929,873$3,289,950$1,865,419$12,523,938
75$16,340,632$3,339,070$1,815,823$13,631,672
76$17,891,759$3,387,066$1,761,035$14,848,438
77$19,597,458$3,433,772$1,700,770$16,185,288
78$21,473,382$3,479,010$1,634,729$17,654,401
79$23,536,774$3,522,590$1,562,600$19,269,199
80$25,806,636$3,564,308$1,484,058$21,044,472
81$28,303,901$3,603,947$1,398,762$22,996,520
82$31,051,634$3,641,275$1,306,355$25,143,305
83$34,075,249$3,676,046$1,206,467$27,504,624
84$37,402,748$3,707,995$1,098,706$30,102,292
85$41,064,983$3,736,843$982,669$32,960,350
86$45,095,953$3,762,289$857,929$36,105,294
87$49,533,115$3,784,016$724,044$39,566,321
88$54,417,744$3,801,685$580,552$43,375,612
89$59,795,322$3,814,935$426,968$47,568,627
90$65,715,963$3,823,385$262,789$52,184,448
91$72,234,886$3,826,626$87,488$57,266,144
92$79,412,941$3,824,226$0$62,861,181
93$87,317,175$3,815,727$0$69,033,556
94$96,021,470$3,800,642$0$75,840,944
95$105,607,239$3,778,452$0$83,336,669
96$116,164,191$3,748,610$0$91,590,815
97$127,791,179$3,710,533$0$100,680,620
98$140,597,136$3,663,605$0$110,691,194
99$154,702,094$3,607,172$0$121,716,333
100$170,238,326$3,540,542$0$133,859,397