Can I retire at age 51 with 366,000?

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:
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 $366,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$30,224$29,955$29,692$29,436$29,185$28,845
2 years$14,962$14,684$14,414$14,152$13,898$13,555
3 years$9,876$9,596$9,327$9,067$8,817$8,483
4 years$7,333$7,054$6,787$6,532$6,289$5,965
5 years$5,808$5,530$5,267$5,018$4,780$4,469
6 years$4,791$4,516$4,257$4,013$3,783$3,483
7 years$4,065$3,793$3,537$3,299$3,076$2,789
8 years$3,521$3,251$3,000$2,767$2,552$2,278
9 years$3,098$2,831$2,584$2,357$2,149$1,887
10 years$2,760$2,495$2,253$2,032$1,831$1,581
11 years$2,484$2,221$1,983$1,768$1,575$1,337
12 years$2,253$1,994$1,760$1,551$1,365$1,138
13 years$2,059$1,802$1,572$1,369$1,190$975
14 years$1,892$1,638$1,413$1,216$1,043$839
15 years$1,748$1,496$1,276$1,084$919$725
16 years$1,622$1,373$1,157$971$812$629
17 years$1,510$1,264$1,052$872$720$547
18 years$1,412$1,168$961$786$640$477
19 years$1,323$1,083$880$710$570$417
20 years$1,244$1,006$807$643$510$365
21 years$1,172$937$742$584$456$320
22 years$1,107$875$684$531$409$281
23 years$1,048$818$632$483$367$247
24 years$993$766$584$441$330$217
25 years$944$719$541$403$297$191
26 years$898$676$502$368$267$169
27 years$855$636$466$337$241$149
28 years$816$599$433$309$217$131
29 years$779$566$403$283$196$116
30 years$745$534$376$260$177$102
31 years$713$505$350$239$160$90
32 years$683$478$327$219$145$80
33 years$655$452$305$202$131$71
34 years$629$429$285$186$119$63
35 years$605$407$266$171$108$55
36 years$581$386$249$157$98$49
37 years$559$367$233$145$88$43
38 years$539$348$218$134$80$38
39 years$519$331$205$123$73$34
40 years$500$315$192$114$66$30
41 years$483$300$180$105$60$27
42 years$466$286$169$97$54$24
43 years$450$272$158$89$49$21
44 years$435$260$149$82$45$19
45 years$420$247$140$76$41$16
46 years$407$236$131$70$37$15
47 years$393$225$123$65$33$13
48 years$381$215$116$60$30$11
49 years$369$205$109$56$28$10
50 years$357$196$102$51$25$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $366,000, adding $4,239 every year, while hoping to spend $24,007 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: 57/35/8 Blend
50$366,000$366,000$366,000$366,000
51$407,705$388,307$382,634$429,957
52$423,747$381,790$369,908$438,922
53$440,621$374,150$355,953$445,626
54$458,387$365,306$340,699$452,341
55$477,109$355,172$324,079$459,073
56$496,857$343,658$306,018$465,826
57$517,708$330,669$286,442$472,607
58$539,747$316,105$265,270$479,426
59$563,064$299,857$242,420$486,294
60$587,761$281,814$217,805$493,225
61$613,945$261,855$191,334$500,236
62$641,736$239,855$162,912$507,348
63$671,264$215,679$132,441$514,586
64$702,673$189,188$99,818$521,980
65$736,118$160,230$64,935$529,563
66$771,771$128,650$27,678$537,377
67$809,818$94,280$0$545,467
68$850,464$56,945$0$554,920
69$893,935$16,458$0$567,355
70$940,476$0$0$580,490
71$990,359$0$0$604,961
72$1,043,879$0$0$638,040
73$1,101,362$0$0$673,591
74$1,163,165$0$0$711,838
75$1,229,680$0$0$753,027
76$1,301,338$0$0$797,428
77$1,378,611$0$0$845,336
78$1,462,019$0$0$897,078
79$1,552,132$0$0$953,012
80$1,649,578$0$0$1,013,530
81$1,755,045$0$0$1,079,065
82$1,869,293$0$0$1,150,094
83$1,993,154$0$0$1,227,137
84$2,127,544$0$0$1,310,770
85$2,273,471$0$0$1,401,626
86$2,432,044$0$0$1,500,399
87$2,604,482$0$0$1,607,855
88$2,792,126$0$0$1,724,836
89$2,996,452$0$0$1,852,267
90$3,219,084$0$0$1,991,169
91$3,461,810$0$0$2,142,663
92$3,726,598$0$0$2,307,983
93$4,015,612$0$0$2,488,490
94$4,331,235$0$0$2,685,679
95$4,676,092$0$0$2,901,196
96$5,053,071$0$0$3,136,857
97$5,465,353$0$0$3,394,656
98$5,916,439$0$0$3,676,793
99$6,410,184$0$0$3,985,688
100$6,950,835$0$0$4,324,008