Can I retire at age 51 with 2,080,000?

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 $2,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$171,764$170,234$168,742$167,285$165,862$164,886
2 years$85,032$83,448$81,913$80,425$78,982$77,997
3 years$56,125$54,534$53,003$51,529$50,109$49,146
4 years$41,674$40,089$38,573$37,124$35,738$34,805
5 years$33,006$31,430$29,934$28,515$27,168$26,266
6 years$27,229$25,665$24,191$22,803$21,497$20,628
7 years$23,104$21,553$20,103$18,748$17,483$16,648
8 years$20,012$18,475$17,049$15,727$14,504$13,702
9 years$17,609$16,086$14,684$13,396$12,214$11,446
10 years$15,687$14,179$12,802$11,548$10,407$9,672
11 years$14,115$12,623$11,271$10,050$8,950$8,248
12 years$12,807$11,329$10,003$8,815$7,756$7,086
13 years$11,700$10,239$8,937$7,782$6,764$6,124
14 years$10,753$9,307$8,030$6,908$5,929$5,320
15 years$9,932$8,502$7,250$6,161$5,220$4,641
16 years$9,215$7,800$6,573$5,517$4,614$4,064
17 years$8,583$7,184$5,981$4,957$4,091$3,569
18 years$8,022$6,638$5,460$4,467$3,637$3,143
19 years$7,520$6,152$4,998$4,036$3,242$2,774
20 years$7,069$5,717$4,587$3,656$2,896$2,453
21 years$6,662$5,325$4,219$3,318$2,591$2,173
22 years$6,292$4,971$3,889$3,016$2,323$1,928
23 years$5,955$4,649$3,591$2,747$2,085$1,712
24 years$5,646$4,356$3,321$2,506$1,874$1,523
25 years$5,363$4,088$3,076$2,288$1,686$1,356
26 years$5,101$3,842$2,852$2,092$1,519$1,208
27 years$4,860$3,616$2,649$1,915$1,370$1,077
28 years$4,636$3,407$2,462$1,755$1,236$962
29 years$4,428$3,214$2,291$1,609$1,116$859
30 years$4,234$3,035$2,134$1,477$1,008$767
31 years$4,053$2,869$1,990$1,356$912$686
32 years$3,884$2,715$1,857$1,246$825$613
33 years$3,725$2,571$1,733$1,146$746$549
34 years$3,576$2,437$1,620$1,055$676$491
35 years$3,436$2,311$1,514$971$612$440
36 years$3,304$2,194$1,417$894$554$394
37 years$3,179$2,084$1,326$824$503$353
38 years$3,061$1,980$1,242$759$456$316
39 years$2,949$1,883$1,163$700$413$283
40 years$2,844$1,791$1,090$646$375$254
41 years$2,743$1,705$1,022$596$340$228
42 years$2,648$1,624$959$550$309$204
43 years$2,558$1,547$900$508$280$183
44 years$2,471$1,475$845$469$254$164
45 years$2,389$1,407$793$433$231$147
46 years$2,311$1,342$745$400$209$132
47 years$2,236$1,280$700$369$190$118
48 years$2,165$1,222$658$341$173$106
49 years$2,096$1,167$618$315$157$95
50 years$2,031$1,115$581$292$143$85

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $2,080,000, adding $3,656 every year, while hoping to spend $41,363 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: 53/36/11 Blend
50$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000
51$2,295,931$2,185,691$2,153,451$2,410,897
52$2,486,106$2,248,780$2,181,582$2,552,595
53$2,694,293$2,313,574$2,209,269$2,701,910
54$2,922,285$2,380,113$2,236,453$2,863,397
55$3,172,056$2,448,437$2,263,073$3,038,218
56$3,445,783$2,518,588$2,289,063$3,227,652
57$3,745,861$2,590,607$2,314,355$3,433,106
58$4,074,928$2,664,535$2,338,874$3,656,129
59$4,435,890$2,740,417$2,362,546$3,898,425
60$4,831,947$2,818,294$2,385,288$4,161,871
61$5,266,626$2,898,210$2,407,015$4,448,533
62$5,743,809$2,980,210$2,427,637$4,760,686
63$6,267,775$3,064,337$2,447,060$5,100,833
64$6,843,235$3,150,637$2,465,184$5,471,734
65$7,475,380$3,239,154$2,481,903$5,876,425
66$8,169,930$3,329,933$2,497,108$6,318,250
67$8,933,183$3,423,021$2,510,682$6,800,894
68$9,772,081$3,518,462$2,522,503$7,328,414
69$10,694,270$3,616,303$2,532,443$7,905,278
70$11,708,173$3,716,589$2,540,367$8,536,408
71$12,823,072$3,819,367$2,546,134$9,227,227
72$14,049,191$3,924,682$2,549,596$9,983,707
73$15,397,796$4,032,579$2,550,595$10,812,428
74$16,881,300$4,143,105$2,548,969$11,720,638
75$18,513,379$4,256,303$2,544,546$12,716,322
76$20,309,101$4,372,219$2,537,145$13,808,277
77$22,285,068$4,490,897$2,526,578$15,006,197
78$24,459,574$4,612,379$2,512,647$16,320,759
79$26,852,774$4,736,709$2,495,145$17,763,727
80$29,486,878$4,863,929$2,473,853$19,348,066
81$32,386,356$4,994,079$2,448,544$21,088,057
82$35,578,174$5,127,198$2,418,980$22,999,438
83$39,092,042$5,263,325$2,384,910$25,099,546
84$42,960,699$5,402,497$2,346,073$27,407,489
85$47,220,219$5,544,747$2,302,195$29,944,317
86$51,910,352$5,690,111$2,252,989$32,733,228
87$57,074,899$5,838,617$2,198,156$35,799,782
88$62,762,125$5,990,296$2,137,380$39,172,143
89$69,025,215$6,145,173$2,070,335$42,881,348
90$75,922,771$6,303,272$1,996,676$46,961,595
91$83,519,374$6,464,612$1,916,045$51,450,568
92$91,886,184$6,629,211$1,828,066$56,389,795
93$101,101,614$6,797,083$1,732,346$61,825,033
94$111,252,075$6,968,235$1,628,475$67,806,710
95$122,432,782$7,142,675$1,516,025$74,390,389
96$134,748,661$7,320,401$1,394,547$81,637,305
97$148,315,333$7,501,409$1,263,573$89,614,930
98$163,260,209$7,685,690$1,122,615$98,397,623
99$179,723,688$7,873,227$971,160$108,067,321
100$197,860,487$8,063,997$808,676$118,714,320