Can I retire at age 51 with 317,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $317,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$26,178$25,944$25,717$25,495$25,278$24,849
2 years$12,959$12,718$12,484$12,257$12,037$11,606
3 years$8,554$8,311$8,078$7,853$7,637$7,218
4 years$6,351$6,110$5,879$5,658$5,447$5,042
5 years$5,030$4,790$4,562$4,346$4,140$3,752
6 years$4,150$3,911$3,687$3,475$3,276$2,904
7 years$3,521$3,285$3,064$2,857$2,664$2,309
8 years$3,050$2,816$2,598$2,397$2,210$1,871
9 years$2,684$2,452$2,238$2,042$1,861$1,538
10 years$2,391$2,161$1,951$1,760$1,586$1,279
11 years$2,151$1,924$1,718$1,532$1,364$1,072
12 years$1,952$1,727$1,524$1,343$1,182$906
13 years$1,783$1,560$1,362$1,186$1,031$769
14 years$1,639$1,418$1,224$1,053$904$656
15 years$1,514$1,296$1,105$939$796$562
16 years$1,404$1,189$1,002$841$703$483
17 years$1,308$1,095$912$755$623$416
18 years$1,223$1,012$832$681$554$360
19 years$1,146$938$762$615$494$311
20 years$1,077$871$699$557$441$270
21 years$1,015$812$643$506$395$234
22 years$959$758$593$460$354$204
23 years$908$709$547$419$318$177
24 years$860$664$506$382$286$154
25 years$817$623$469$349$257$135
26 years$777$585$435$319$232$117
27 years$741$551$404$292$209$102
28 years$707$519$375$267$188$89
29 years$675$490$349$245$170$78
30 years$645$463$325$225$154$68
31 years$618$437$303$207$139$60
32 years$592$414$283$190$126$52
33 years$568$392$264$175$114$46
34 years$545$371$247$161$103$40
35 years$524$352$231$148$93$35
36 years$503$334$216$136$85$31
37 years$484$318$202$126$77$27
38 years$466$302$189$116$69$23
39 years$449$287$177$107$63$21
40 years$433$273$166$98$57$18
41 years$418$260$156$91$52$16
42 years$404$248$146$84$47$14
43 years$390$236$137$77$43$12
44 years$377$225$129$71$39$11
45 years$364$214$121$66$35$9
46 years$352$204$114$61$32$8
47 years$341$195$107$56$29$7
48 years$330$186$100$52$26$6
49 years$319$178$94$48$24$5
50 years$310$170$89$44$22$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $317,000, adding $6,841 every year, while hoping to spend $26,836 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: 33/41/26 Blend
50$317,000$317,000$317,000$317,000
51$356,390$339,589$334,676$365,149
52$364,189$327,676$317,334$360,426
53$371,884$314,279$298,512$352,461
54$379,435$299,299$278,132$343,345
55$386,800$282,627$256,112$332,996
56$393,929$264,151$232,367$321,323
57$400,767$243,752$206,809$308,232
58$407,252$221,302$179,344$293,621
59$413,315$196,670$149,875$277,381
60$418,880$169,712$118,302$259,396
61$423,859$140,282$84,518$239,543
62$428,156$108,220$48,414$217,689
63$431,666$73,360$9,873$193,693
64$434,269$35,527$0$167,404
65$435,832$0$0$147,331
66$436,208$0$0$130,583
67$435,235$0$0$129,345
68$432,730$0$0$127,523
69$428,492$0$0$125,041
70$422,298$0$0$121,819
71$413,900$0$0$117,765
72$403,024$0$0$112,778
73$389,367$0$0$106,747
74$372,591$0$0$99,549
75$352,325$0$0$91,047
76$328,156$0$0$81,089
77$299,629$0$0$69,510
78$266,239$0$0$56,125
79$227,428$0$0$40,729
80$182,581$0$0$23,098
81$131,016$0$0$2,982
82$71,981$0$0$0
83$4,643$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0