Can I retire at age 51 with 519,000?

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 $519,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$42,859$42,477$42,104$41,741$41,386$40,751
2 years$21,217$20,822$20,439$20,068$19,708$19,069
3 years$14,004$13,607$13,225$12,858$12,503$11,881
4 years$10,398$10,003$9,625$9,263$8,917$8,317
5 years$8,236$7,842$7,469$7,115$6,779$6,202
6 years$6,794$6,404$6,036$5,690$5,364$4,811
7 years$5,765$5,378$5,016$4,678$4,362$3,833
8 years$4,993$4,610$4,254$3,924$3,619$3,114
9 years$4,394$4,014$3,664$3,343$3,048$2,566
10 years$3,914$3,538$3,194$2,881$2,597$2,138
11 years$3,522$3,150$2,812$2,508$2,233$1,798
12 years$3,196$2,827$2,496$2,200$1,935$1,522
13 years$2,919$2,555$2,230$1,942$1,688$1,296
14 years$2,683$2,322$2,004$1,724$1,479$1,109
15 years$2,478$2,121$1,809$1,537$1,303$952
16 years$2,299$1,946$1,640$1,376$1,151$821
17 years$2,142$1,792$1,492$1,237$1,021$709
18 years$2,002$1,656$1,362$1,115$908$614
19 years$1,876$1,535$1,247$1,007$809$533
20 years$1,764$1,426$1,145$912$723$464
21 years$1,662$1,329$1,053$828$647$404
22 years$1,570$1,240$970$753$580$352
23 years$1,486$1,160$896$685$520$307
24 years$1,409$1,087$829$625$468$269
25 years$1,338$1,020$767$571$421$235
26 years$1,273$959$712$522$379$205
27 years$1,213$902$661$478$342$180
28 years$1,157$850$614$438$308$158
29 years$1,105$802$572$401$278$138
30 years$1,056$757$533$368$252$121
31 years$1,011$716$497$338$227$106
32 years$969$677$463$311$206$93
33 years$929$642$433$286$186$82
34 years$892$608$404$263$169$72
35 years$857$577$378$242$153$63
36 years$824$547$353$223$138$55
37 years$793$520$331$206$125$49
38 years$764$494$310$189$114$43
39 years$736$470$290$175$103$38
40 years$710$447$272$161$94$33
41 years$685$426$255$149$85$29
42 years$661$405$239$137$77$26
43 years$638$386$225$127$70$22
44 years$617$368$211$117$63$20
45 years$596$351$198$108$58$17
46 years$577$335$186$100$52$15
47 years$558$320$175$92$47$13
48 years$540$305$164$85$43$12
49 years$523$291$154$79$39$10
50 years$507$278$145$73$36$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $519,000, adding $4,653 every year, while hoping to spend $29,914 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: 58/33/9 Blend
50$519,000$519,000$519,000$519,000
51$576,738$549,231$541,186$608,717
52$603,737$544,315$527,488$625,867
53$632,487$538,155$512,328$640,780
54$663,135$530,660$495,625$656,302
55$695,843$521,730$477,297$672,495
56$730,787$511,263$457,254$689,428
57$768,161$499,148$435,405$707,179
58$808,175$485,268$411,654$725,832
59$851,063$469,501$385,898$745,485
60$897,081$451,715$358,035$766,247
61$946,507$431,773$327,953$788,237
62$999,649$409,528$295,538$811,592
63$1,056,844$384,826$260,669$836,461
64$1,118,463$357,504$223,223$863,015
65$1,184,913$327,388$183,067$891,441
66$1,256,640$294,296$140,066$921,948
67$1,334,136$258,035$94,077$954,771
68$1,417,940$218,400$44,950$990,171
69$1,508,644$175,177$0$1,028,436
70$1,606,902$128,137$0$1,070,609
71$1,713,431$77,040$0$1,120,984
72$1,829,018$21,632$0$1,175,655
73$1,954,530$0$0$1,235,084
74$2,090,922$0$0$1,313,711
75$2,239,242$0$0$1,407,796
76$2,400,645$0$0$1,510,220
77$2,576,400$0$0$1,621,794
78$2,767,905$0$0$1,743,411
79$2,976,699$0$0$1,876,053
80$3,204,473$0$0$2,020,801
81$3,453,090$0$0$2,178,846
82$3,724,603$0$0$2,351,496
83$4,021,267$0$0$2,540,195
84$4,345,569$0$0$2,746,529
85$4,700,244$0$0$2,972,248
86$5,088,307$0$0$3,219,275
87$5,513,074$0$0$3,489,731
88$5,978,199$0$0$3,785,949
89$6,487,704$0$0$4,110,499
90$7,046,021$0$0$4,466,213
91$7,658,028$0$0$4,856,208
92$8,329,098$0$0$5,283,917
93$9,065,152$0$0$5,753,122
94$9,872,707$0$0$6,267,989
95$10,758,945$0$0$6,833,105
96$11,731,774$0$0$7,453,526
97$12,799,907$0$0$8,134,818
98$13,972,943$0$0$8,883,115
99$15,261,452$0$0$9,705,172
100$16,677,082$0$0$10,608,432