Can I retire at age 51 with 596,000?

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 $596,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$49,217$48,779$48,351$47,934$47,526$47,147
2 years$24,365$23,911$23,471$23,045$22,631$22,250
3 years$16,082$15,626$15,188$14,765$14,358$13,985
4 years$11,941$11,487$11,053$10,637$10,240$9,879
5 years$9,457$9,006$8,577$8,171$7,785$7,436
6 years$7,802$7,354$6,932$6,534$6,160$5,824
7 years$6,620$6,176$5,760$5,372$5,009$4,688
8 years$5,734$5,294$4,885$4,506$4,156$3,847
9 years$5,046$4,609$4,208$3,839$3,500$3,204
10 years$4,495$4,063$3,668$3,309$2,982$2,700
11 years$4,045$3,617$3,230$2,880$2,565$2,295
12 years$3,670$3,246$2,866$2,526$2,222$1,966
13 years$3,353$2,934$2,561$2,230$1,938$1,693
14 years$3,081$2,667$2,301$1,980$1,699$1,466
15 years$2,846$2,436$2,077$1,765$1,496$1,275
16 years$2,641$2,235$1,883$1,581$1,322$1,112
17 years$2,459$2,058$1,714$1,420$1,172$974
18 years$2,299$1,902$1,564$1,280$1,042$854
19 years$2,155$1,763$1,432$1,157$929$751
20 years$2,026$1,638$1,314$1,047$830$662
21 years$1,909$1,526$1,209$951$743$584
22 years$1,803$1,424$1,114$864$666$516
23 years$1,706$1,332$1,029$787$597$457
24 years$1,618$1,248$951$718$537$405
25 years$1,537$1,171$881$656$483$359
26 years$1,462$1,101$817$600$435$319
27 years$1,393$1,036$759$549$392$283
28 years$1,328$976$706$503$354$252
29 years$1,269$921$657$461$320$224
30 years$1,213$870$612$423$289$199
31 years$1,161$822$570$389$261$177
32 years$1,113$778$532$357$236$158
33 years$1,067$737$497$328$214$141
34 years$1,025$698$464$302$194$125
35 years$984$662$434$278$175$112
36 years$947$629$406$256$159$100
37 years$911$597$380$236$144$89
38 years$877$567$356$218$131$79
39 years$845$540$333$201$118$71
40 years$815$513$312$185$107$63
41 years$786$489$293$171$97$56
42 years$759$465$275$158$88$50
43 years$733$443$258$145$80$45
44 years$708$423$242$134$73$40
45 years$685$403$227$124$66$36
46 years$662$384$213$115$60$32
47 years$641$367$201$106$55$29
48 years$620$350$188$98$49$26
49 years$601$334$177$90$45$23
50 years$582$320$167$84$41$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $596,000, adding $2,760 every year, while hoping to spend $59,054 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: 44/27/29 Blend
50$596,000$596,000$596,000$596,000
51$659,639$628,051$618,813$683,003
52$664,089$595,992$576,710$667,917
53$667,014$560,384$531,218$645,749
54$668,196$520,989$482,160$620,599
55$667,392$477,558$429,352$592,224
56$664,334$429,826$372,604$560,361
57$658,723$377,515$311,713$524,727
58$650,229$320,329$246,472$485,015
59$638,485$257,957$176,661$440,893
60$623,083$190,070$102,052$392,002
61$603,574$116,320$22,407$337,956
62$579,458$36,340$0$278,333
63$550,184$0$0$232,044
64$515,140$0$0$202,821
65$473,649$0$0$181,224
66$424,965$0$0$156,092
67$368,259$0$0$127,023
68$302,618$0$0$93,571
69$227,030$0$0$55,246
70$140,379$0$0$11,503
71$41,431$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$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