Can I retire at age 51 with 570,000?

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:
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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 $570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$47,070$46,651$46,242$45,842$45,453$44,336
2 years$23,302$22,868$22,447$22,040$21,644$20,526
3 years$15,380$14,945$14,525$14,121$13,732$12,647
4 years$11,420$10,986$10,570$10,173$9,794$8,751
5 years$9,045$8,613$8,203$7,814$7,445$6,447
6 years$7,462$7,033$6,629$6,249$5,891$4,939
7 years$6,331$5,906$5,509$5,138$4,791$3,884
8 years$5,484$5,063$4,672$4,310$3,975$3,113
9 years$4,825$4,408$4,024$3,671$3,347$2,531
10 years$4,299$3,886$3,508$3,164$2,852$2,079
11 years$3,868$3,459$3,089$2,754$2,453$1,723
12 years$3,510$3,105$2,741$2,416$2,126$1,437
13 years$3,206$2,806$2,449$2,133$1,853$1,205
14 years$2,947$2,550$2,200$1,893$1,625$1,015
15 years$2,722$2,330$1,987$1,688$1,431$858
16 years$2,525$2,138$1,801$1,512$1,264$728
17 years$2,352$1,969$1,639$1,358$1,121$619
18 years$2,198$1,819$1,496$1,224$997$527
19 years$2,061$1,686$1,370$1,106$888$450
20 years$1,937$1,567$1,257$1,002$794$384
21 years$1,826$1,459$1,156$909$710$329
22 years$1,724$1,362$1,066$827$637$282
23 years$1,632$1,274$984$753$571$241
24 years$1,547$1,194$910$687$514$207
25 years$1,470$1,120$843$627$462$178
26 years$1,398$1,053$782$573$416$153
27 years$1,332$991$726$525$375$131
28 years$1,270$934$675$481$339$113
29 years$1,213$881$628$441$306$97
30 years$1,160$832$585$405$276$84
31 years$1,111$786$545$372$250$72
32 years$1,064$744$509$342$226$62
33 years$1,021$705$475$314$205$53
34 years$980$668$444$289$185$46
35 years$942$633$415$266$168$40
36 years$905$601$388$245$152$34
37 years$871$571$363$226$138$29
38 years$839$543$340$208$125$25
39 years$808$516$319$192$113$22
40 years$779$491$299$177$103$19
41 years$752$467$280$163$93$16
42 years$726$445$263$151$85$14
43 years$701$424$247$139$77$12
44 years$677$404$231$128$70$10
45 years$655$385$217$119$63$9
46 years$633$368$204$110$57$8
47 years$613$351$192$101$52$7
48 years$593$335$180$94$47$6
49 years$574$320$169$86$43$5
50 years$557$306$159$80$39$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $570,000, adding $6,916 every year, while hoping to spend $20,357 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: 65/13/22 Blend
50$570,000$570,000$570,000$570,000
51$635,274$605,064$596,229$672,553
52$678,412$613,052$594,543$706,463
53$725,268$620,750$592,118$740,579
54$776,200$628,121$588,908$777,393
55$831,600$635,127$584,865$817,171
56$891,903$641,728$579,937$860,206
57$957,584$647,880$574,073$906,820
58$1,029,168$653,536$567,214$957,372
59$1,107,232$658,648$559,305$1,012,253
60$1,192,411$663,163$550,282$1,071,899
61$1,285,403$667,024$540,083$1,136,787
62$1,386,979$670,173$528,640$1,207,445
63$1,497,985$672,545$515,884$1,284,456
64$1,619,353$674,074$501,740$1,368,462
65$1,752,112$674,689$486,133$1,460,172
66$1,897,391$674,312$468,982$1,560,366
67$2,056,435$672,863$450,203$1,669,906
68$2,230,615$670,257$429,709$1,789,743
69$2,421,441$666,403$407,407$1,920,925
70$2,630,575$661,204$383,202$2,064,608
71$2,859,849$654,558$356,995$2,222,067
72$3,111,278$646,356$328,679$2,394,707
73$3,387,085$636,484$298,146$2,584,081
74$3,689,715$624,819$265,281$2,791,896
75$4,021,864$611,233$229,966$3,020,040
76$4,386,499$595,588$192,075$3,270,591
77$4,786,891$577,741$151,479$3,545,843
78$5,226,642$557,538$108,041$3,848,323
79$5,709,719$534,817$61,620$4,180,820
80$6,240,493$509,407$12,067$4,546,408
81$6,823,781$481,125$0$4,948,476
82$7,464,886$449,780$0$5,400,343
83$8,169,655$415,169$0$5,900,194
84$8,944,526$377,078$0$6,449,777
85$9,796,592$335,280$0$7,054,141
86$10,733,671$289,536$0$7,718,852
87$11,764,373$239,591$0$8,450,045
88$12,898,187$185,178$0$9,254,478
89$14,145,566$126,016$0$10,139,601
90$15,518,029$61,805$0$11,113,622
91$17,028,265$0$0$12,185,590
92$18,690,258$0$0$13,366,586
93$20,519,416$0$0$14,676,142
94$22,532,714$0$0$16,117,578
95$24,748,859$0$0$17,704,290
96$27,188,462$0$0$19,451,043
97$29,874,234$0$0$21,374,104
98$32,831,199$0$0$23,491,396
99$36,086,934$0$0$25,822,673
100$39,671,822$0$0$28,389,697