Can I retire at age 51 with 559,000?

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 $559,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$46,162$45,751$45,349$44,958$44,575$43,410
2 years$22,852$22,427$22,014$21,614$21,226$20,060
3 years$15,084$14,656$14,245$13,849$13,467$12,336
4 years$11,200$10,774$10,366$9,977$9,605$8,518
5 years$8,870$8,447$8,045$7,663$7,301$6,262
6 years$7,318$6,897$6,501$6,128$5,777$4,787
7 years$6,209$5,792$5,403$5,039$4,698$3,757
8 years$5,378$4,965$4,582$4,227$3,898$3,004
9 years$4,732$4,323$3,946$3,600$3,283$2,436
10 years$4,216$3,811$3,441$3,103$2,797$1,996
11 years$3,793$3,392$3,029$2,701$2,405$1,650
12 years$3,442$3,045$2,688$2,369$2,084$1,373
13 years$3,144$2,752$2,402$2,092$1,818$1,148
14 years$2,890$2,501$2,158$1,857$1,593$964
15 years$2,669$2,285$1,948$1,656$1,403$813
16 years$2,477$2,096$1,766$1,483$1,240$687
17 years$2,307$1,931$1,607$1,332$1,099$583
18 years$2,156$1,784$1,467$1,200$978$495
19 years$2,021$1,653$1,343$1,085$871$421
20 years$1,900$1,536$1,233$982$778$359
21 years$1,790$1,431$1,134$892$696$306
22 years$1,691$1,336$1,045$811$624$261
23 years$1,600$1,249$965$738$560$223
24 years$1,517$1,171$892$673$504$191
25 years$1,441$1,099$827$615$453$163
26 years$1,371$1,032$767$562$408$140
27 years$1,306$972$712$515$368$120
28 years$1,246$916$662$472$332$103
29 years$1,190$864$616$432$300$88
30 years$1,138$816$574$397$271$76
31 years$1,089$771$535$364$245$65
32 years$1,044$730$499$335$222$56
33 years$1,001$691$466$308$201$48
34 years$961$655$435$283$182$41
35 years$923$621$407$261$164$35
36 years$888$590$381$240$149$30
37 years$854$560$356$221$135$26
38 years$823$532$334$204$122$22
39 years$793$506$313$188$111$19
40 years$764$481$293$174$101$16
41 years$737$458$275$160$91$14
42 years$712$436$258$148$83$12
43 years$687$416$242$136$75$10
44 years$664$396$227$126$68$9
45 years$642$378$213$116$62$8
46 years$621$361$200$107$56$7
47 years$601$344$188$99$51$6
48 years$582$329$177$92$46$5
49 years$563$314$166$85$42$4
50 years$546$300$156$78$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $559,000, adding $5,959 every year, while hoping to spend $37,648 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: 38/44/18 Blend
50$559,000$559,000$559,000$559,000
51$622,165$592,538$583,873$642,239
52$645,568$581,515$563,376$646,205
53$670,097$568,690$540,930$646,465
54$695,827$553,935$516,431$645,958
55$722,838$537,115$489,768$644,635
56$751,220$518,086$460,827$642,445
57$781,068$496,696$429,489$639,336
58$812,487$472,784$395,627$635,255
59$845,591$446,181$359,110$630,146
60$880,503$416,706$319,803$623,954
61$917,360$384,170$277,562$616,620
62$956,308$348,372$232,238$608,086
63$997,508$309,099$183,674$598,292
64$1,041,136$266,127$131,709$587,178
65$1,087,383$219,218$76,173$574,683
66$1,136,459$168,123$16,887$560,747
67$1,188,593$112,575$0$545,309
68$1,244,035$52,297$0$537,216
69$1,303,060$0$0$531,544
70$1,365,967$0$0$531,323
71$1,433,086$0$0$558,148
72$1,504,777$0$0$586,847
73$1,581,434$0$0$617,584
74$1,663,489$0$0$650,539
75$1,751,418$0$0$685,909
76$1,845,740$0$0$723,911
77$1,947,027$0$0$764,782
78$2,055,906$0$0$808,783
79$2,173,064$0$0$856,202
80$2,299,257$0$0$907,352
81$2,435,315$0$0$962,580
82$2,582,149$0$0$1,022,265
83$2,740,761$0$0$1,086,826
84$2,912,250$0$0$1,156,721
85$3,097,828$0$0$1,232,455
86$3,298,823$0$0$1,314,582
87$3,516,698$0$0$1,403,715
88$3,753,060$0$0$1,500,522
89$4,009,678$0$0$1,605,743
90$4,288,495$0$0$1,720,190
91$4,591,651$0$0$1,844,756
92$4,921,499$0$0$1,980,425
93$5,280,629$0$0$2,128,279
94$5,671,890$0$0$2,289,508
95$6,098,418$0$0$2,465,422
96$6,563,664$0$0$2,657,466
97$7,071,426$0$0$2,867,225
98$7,625,885$0$0$3,096,449
99$8,231,644$0$0$3,347,062
100$8,893,769$0$0$3,621,183