Can I retire at age 51 with 2,140,000?

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 $2,140,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$176,719$175,145$173,609$172,110$170,647$169,785
2 years$87,485$85,855$84,276$82,745$81,260$80,391
3 years$57,744$56,107$54,532$53,016$51,555$50,704
4 years$42,876$41,245$39,686$38,195$36,769$35,944
5 years$33,958$32,337$30,798$29,337$27,951$27,154
6 years$28,015$26,405$24,889$23,461$22,117$21,349
7 years$23,771$22,175$20,683$19,289$17,987$17,248
8 years$20,590$19,008$17,541$16,181$14,922$14,213
9 years$18,116$16,550$15,108$13,783$12,567$11,886
10 years$16,139$14,588$13,171$11,881$10,707$10,056
11 years$14,522$12,987$11,596$10,340$9,209$8,586
12 years$13,176$11,656$10,291$9,069$7,980$7,385
13 years$12,038$10,534$9,194$8,007$6,959$6,391
14 years$11,063$9,575$8,261$7,108$6,100$5,559
15 years$10,219$8,747$7,459$6,339$5,371$4,857
16 years$9,481$8,025$6,762$5,676$4,747$4,258
17 years$8,831$7,391$6,154$5,100$4,209$3,745
18 years$8,253$6,829$5,617$4,596$3,742$3,302
19 years$7,737$6,330$5,142$4,153$3,336$2,918
20 years$7,273$5,882$4,719$3,761$2,979$2,584
21 years$6,854$5,479$4,341$3,413$2,666$2,293
22 years$6,473$5,114$4,001$3,104$2,390$2,037
23 years$6,127$4,783$3,694$2,826$2,145$1,812
24 years$5,809$4,481$3,416$2,578$1,928$1,614
25 years$5,517$4,206$3,164$2,354$1,735$1,439
26 years$5,248$3,953$2,935$2,153$1,563$1,285
27 years$5,000$3,720$2,725$1,970$1,409$1,147
28 years$4,770$3,505$2,533$1,805$1,271$1,026
29 years$4,556$3,307$2,358$1,655$1,148$917
30 years$4,356$3,123$2,196$1,519$1,037$821
31 years$4,170$2,952$2,047$1,395$938$735
32 years$3,996$2,793$1,910$1,282$848$658
33 years$3,832$2,645$1,783$1,179$768$590
34 years$3,679$2,507$1,666$1,085$695$529
35 years$3,535$2,378$1,558$999$630$474
36 years$3,399$2,257$1,457$920$570$426
37 years$3,271$2,144$1,364$848$517$382
38 years$3,149$2,037$1,277$781$469$343
39 years$3,034$1,937$1,197$720$425$308
40 years$2,926$1,843$1,122$664$386$276
41 years$2,823$1,754$1,052$613$350$248
42 years$2,725$1,671$987$566$317$223
43 years$2,631$1,592$926$522$288$200
44 years$2,543$1,518$869$482$261$180
45 years$2,458$1,447$816$445$237$161
46 years$2,377$1,381$766$411$216$145
47 years$2,301$1,317$720$380$196$130
48 years$2,227$1,258$677$351$178$117
49 years$2,157$1,201$636$325$161$105
50 years$2,089$1,147$598$300$147$95

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $2,140,000, adding $3,367 every year, while hoping to spend $50,858 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: 61/17/22 Blend
50$2,140,000$2,140,000$2,140,000$2,140,000
51$2,361,753$2,248,333$2,215,163$2,491,954
52$2,548,539$2,304,389$2,235,259$2,636,568
53$2,752,673$2,361,487$2,254,323$2,788,441
54$2,975,871$2,419,624$2,272,267$2,953,063
55$3,220,021$2,478,797$2,288,999$3,131,683
56$3,487,203$2,538,998$2,304,421$3,325,677
57$3,779,708$2,600,220$2,318,430$3,536,558
58$4,100,059$2,662,451$2,330,917$3,765,996
59$4,451,032$2,725,678$2,341,770$4,015,830
60$4,835,686$2,789,886$2,350,868$4,288,086
61$5,257,391$2,855,055$2,358,087$4,584,997
62$5,719,856$2,921,163$2,363,294$4,909,025
63$6,227,168$2,988,187$2,366,352$5,262,879
64$6,783,829$3,056,098$2,367,114$5,649,548
65$7,394,796$3,124,863$2,365,428$6,072,324
66$8,065,530$3,194,447$2,361,136$6,534,837
67$8,802,048$3,264,808$2,354,068$7,041,084
68$9,610,977$3,335,904$2,344,048$7,595,474
69$10,499,616$3,407,683$2,330,894$8,202,863
70$11,476,009$3,480,092$2,314,411$8,868,604
71$12,549,015$3,553,069$2,294,397$9,598,596
72$13,728,395$3,626,550$2,270,640$10,399,340
73$15,024,902$3,700,462$2,242,917$11,278,003
74$16,450,384$3,774,726$2,210,996$12,242,480
75$18,017,892$3,849,257$2,174,634$13,301,477
76$19,741,808$3,923,961$2,133,575$14,464,585
77$21,637,975$3,998,738$2,087,552$15,742,377
78$23,723,850$4,073,477$2,036,287$17,146,504
79$26,018,666$4,148,061$1,979,486$18,689,808
80$28,543,616$4,222,362$1,916,844$20,386,444
81$31,322,048$4,296,241$1,848,042$22,252,010
82$34,379,690$4,369,550$1,772,745$24,303,697
83$37,744,890$4,442,130$1,690,603$26,560,456
84$41,448,882$4,513,808$1,601,252$29,043,167
85$45,526,083$4,584,399$1,504,309$31,774,848
86$50,014,415$4,653,706$1,399,374$34,780,864
87$54,955,664$4,721,516$1,286,032$38,089,174
88$60,395,873$4,787,602$1,163,845$41,730,588
89$66,385,777$4,851,720$1,032,360$45,739,065
90$72,981,282$4,913,610$891,099$50,152,033
91$80,243,990$4,972,993$739,568$55,010,737
92$88,241,780$5,029,572$577,246$60,360,640
93$97,049,450$5,083,031$403,593$66,251,841
94$106,749,424$5,133,029$218,044$72,739,559
95$117,432,525$5,179,207$20,007$79,884,649
96$129,198,834$5,221,180$0$87,754,180
97$142,158,634$5,258,537$0$96,466,980
98$156,433,452$5,290,842$0$106,067,531
99$172,157,202$5,317,632$0$116,641,066
100$189,477,453$5,338,411$0$128,286,696