Can I retire at age 51 with 568,000?

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 $568,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$46,905$46,487$46,079$45,682$45,293$45,083
2 years$23,220$22,788$22,369$21,962$21,568$21,356
3 years$15,326$14,892$14,474$14,071$13,684$13,477
4 years$11,380$10,947$10,533$10,138$9,759$9,558
5 years$9,013$8,583$8,174$7,787$7,419$7,225
6 years$7,436$7,008$6,606$6,227$5,870$5,683
7 years$6,309$5,886$5,490$5,120$4,774$4,594
8 years$5,465$5,045$4,656$4,295$3,961$3,788
9 years$4,808$4,393$4,010$3,658$3,335$3,170
10 years$4,284$3,872$3,496$3,153$2,842$2,683
11 years$3,855$3,447$3,078$2,744$2,444$2,292
12 years$3,497$3,094$2,731$2,407$2,118$1,973
13 years$3,195$2,796$2,440$2,125$1,847$1,709
14 years$2,936$2,541$2,193$1,887$1,619$1,487
15 years$2,712$2,322$1,980$1,682$1,426$1,300
16 years$2,516$2,130$1,795$1,506$1,260$1,140
17 years$2,344$1,962$1,633$1,354$1,117$1,004
18 years$2,191$1,813$1,491$1,220$993$886
19 years$2,054$1,680$1,365$1,102$885$783
20 years$1,930$1,561$1,253$998$791$694
21 years$1,819$1,454$1,152$906$708$616
22 years$1,718$1,357$1,062$824$634$548
23 years$1,626$1,270$981$750$569$488
24 years$1,542$1,189$907$684$512$435
25 years$1,464$1,116$840$625$461$388
26 years$1,393$1,049$779$571$415$347
27 years$1,327$987$723$523$374$310
28 years$1,266$930$672$479$337$277
29 years$1,209$878$626$439$305$248
30 years$1,156$829$583$403$275$222
31 years$1,107$784$543$370$249$199
32 years$1,061$741$507$340$225$179
33 years$1,017$702$473$313$204$160
34 years$976$665$442$288$185$144
35 years$938$631$414$265$167$129
36 years$902$599$387$244$151$116
37 years$868$569$362$225$137$104
38 years$836$541$339$207$124$93
39 years$805$514$318$191$113$84
40 years$777$489$298$176$102$75
41 years$749$466$279$163$93$68
42 years$723$443$262$150$84$61
43 years$698$423$246$139$76$55
44 years$675$403$231$128$69$49
45 years$652$384$217$118$63$44
46 years$631$366$203$109$57$40
47 years$611$350$191$101$52$36
48 years$591$334$180$93$47$32
49 years$572$319$169$86$43$29
50 years$555$304$159$80$39$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $568,000, adding $4,963 every year, while hoping to spend $50,170 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: 60/32/8 Blend
50$568,000$568,000$568,000$568,000
51$631,055$600,951$592,147$667,533
52$642,042$577,017$558,604$668,644
53$652,469$550,229$522,255$663,674
54$662,224$520,394$482,954$656,998
55$671,186$487,308$440,548$648,453
56$679,216$450,755$394,875$637,863
57$686,161$410,508$345,769$625,036
58$691,851$366,324$293,054$609,765
59$696,097$317,951$236,548$591,823
60$698,686$265,118$176,059$570,965
61$699,384$207,541$111,390$546,924
62$697,931$144,920$42,331$519,410
63$694,036$76,937$0$488,106
64$687,380$3,259$0$455,348
65$677,604$0$0$422,113
66$664,315$0$0$411,326
67$647,075$0$0$399,048
68$625,399$0$0$383,808
69$598,749$0$0$365,252
70$566,533$0$0$342,986
71$528,092$0$0$316,573
72$482,699$0$0$285,532
73$429,550$0$0$249,330
74$367,754$0$0$207,378
75$296,328$0$0$159,024
76$214,185$0$0$103,548
77$120,124$0$0$40,156
78$12,817$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