Can I retire at age 51 with 563,000?

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 $563,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$46,492$46,078$45,674$45,279$44,894$43,650
2 years$23,016$22,587$22,172$21,769$21,378$20,134
3 years$15,191$14,761$14,347$13,948$13,563$12,358
4 years$11,280$10,851$10,441$10,048$9,673$8,516
5 years$8,934$8,507$8,102$7,718$7,354$6,248
6 years$7,370$6,947$6,548$6,172$5,819$4,765
7 years$6,254$5,834$5,441$5,075$4,732$3,731
8 years$5,417$5,001$4,615$4,257$3,926$2,976
9 years$4,766$4,354$3,975$3,626$3,306$2,408
10 years$4,246$3,838$3,465$3,126$2,817$1,968
11 years$3,821$3,417$3,051$2,720$2,423$1,623
12 years$3,466$3,067$2,707$2,386$2,099$1,346
13 years$3,167$2,771$2,419$2,106$1,831$1,123
14 years$2,910$2,519$2,173$1,870$1,605$941
15 years$2,688$2,301$1,962$1,668$1,413$791
16 years$2,494$2,111$1,779$1,493$1,249$667
17 years$2,323$1,944$1,619$1,342$1,107$564
18 years$2,171$1,797$1,478$1,209$985$477
19 years$2,036$1,665$1,353$1,092$878$405
20 years$1,913$1,547$1,242$989$784$344
21 years$1,803$1,441$1,142$898$701$292
22 years$1,703$1,345$1,053$816$629$249
23 years$1,612$1,258$972$744$564$212
24 years$1,528$1,179$899$678$507$181
25 years$1,452$1,106$832$619$456$154
26 years$1,381$1,040$772$566$411$132
27 years$1,315$979$717$518$371$112
28 years$1,255$922$666$475$335$96
29 years$1,198$870$620$436$302$82
30 years$1,146$822$578$400$273$70
31 years$1,097$777$539$367$247$60
32 years$1,051$735$503$337$223$51
33 years$1,008$696$469$310$202$44
34 years$968$660$438$285$183$38
35 years$930$626$410$263$166$32
36 years$894$594$383$242$150$27
37 years$860$564$359$223$136$24
38 years$829$536$336$206$123$20
39 years$798$510$315$190$112$17
40 years$770$485$295$175$101$15
41 years$743$462$277$161$92$13
42 years$717$440$260$149$84$11
43 years$692$419$244$137$76$9
44 years$669$399$229$127$69$8
45 years$647$381$215$117$62$7
46 years$625$363$202$108$57$6
47 years$605$347$189$100$51$5
48 years$586$331$178$92$47$4
49 years$567$316$167$85$42$4
50 years$550$302$157$79$39$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $563,000, adding $5,103 every year, while hoping to spend $51,619 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: 51/36/13 Blend
50$563,000$563,000$563,000$563,000
51$625,690$595,851$587,124$655,161
52$634,588$570,125$551,871$650,165
53$642,664$541,409$513,706$638,860
54$649,778$509,501$472,478$625,402
55$655,778$474,189$428,029$609,603
56$660,491$435,248$380,192$591,259
57$663,727$392,441$328,793$570,151
58$665,272$345,515$273,653$546,039
59$664,890$294,206$214,581$518,666
60$662,321$238,234$151,381$487,753
61$657,272$177,302$83,846$452,995
62$649,420$111,096$11,762$414,065
63$638,409$39,288$0$370,607
64$623,842$0$0$331,275
65$605,278$0$0$304,178
66$582,232$0$0$290,092
67$554,164$0$0$273,147
68$520,478$0$0$253,009
69$480,515$0$0$229,304
70$433,545$0$0$201,622
71$378,760$0$0$169,508
72$315,268$0$0$132,458
73$242,084$0$0$89,918
74$158,116$0$0$41,273
75$62,160$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$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