Can I retire at age 51 with 596,000?

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 $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%17.2%
1 years$49,217$48,779$48,351$47,934$47,526$46,134
2 years$24,365$23,911$23,471$23,045$22,631$21,240
3 years$16,082$15,626$15,188$14,765$14,358$13,012
4 years$11,941$11,487$11,053$10,637$10,240$8,949
5 years$9,457$9,006$8,577$8,171$7,785$6,551
6 years$7,802$7,354$6,932$6,534$6,160$4,986
7 years$6,620$6,176$5,760$5,372$5,009$3,895
8 years$5,734$5,294$4,885$4,506$4,156$3,100
9 years$5,046$4,609$4,208$3,839$3,500$2,502
10 years$4,495$4,063$3,668$3,309$2,982$2,040
11 years$4,045$3,617$3,230$2,880$2,565$1,677
12 years$3,670$3,246$2,866$2,526$2,222$1,388
13 years$3,353$2,934$2,561$2,230$1,938$1,155
14 years$3,081$2,667$2,301$1,980$1,699$965
15 years$2,846$2,436$2,077$1,765$1,496$809
16 years$2,641$2,235$1,883$1,581$1,322$680
17 years$2,459$2,058$1,714$1,420$1,172$573
18 years$2,299$1,902$1,564$1,280$1,042$484
19 years$2,155$1,763$1,432$1,157$929$409
20 years$2,026$1,638$1,314$1,047$830$346
21 years$1,909$1,526$1,209$951$743$294
22 years$1,803$1,424$1,114$864$666$249
23 years$1,706$1,332$1,029$787$597$212
24 years$1,618$1,248$951$718$537$180
25 years$1,537$1,171$881$656$483$153
26 years$1,462$1,101$817$600$435$130
27 years$1,393$1,036$759$549$392$111
28 years$1,328$976$706$503$354$94
29 years$1,269$921$657$461$320$80
30 years$1,213$870$612$423$289$68
31 years$1,161$822$570$389$261$58
32 years$1,113$778$532$357$236$50
33 years$1,067$737$497$328$214$42
34 years$1,025$698$464$302$194$36
35 years$984$662$434$278$175$31
36 years$947$629$406$256$159$26
37 years$911$597$380$236$144$22
38 years$877$567$356$218$131$19
39 years$845$540$333$201$118$16
40 years$815$513$312$185$107$14
41 years$786$489$293$171$97$12
42 years$759$465$275$158$88$10
43 years$733$443$258$145$80$9
44 years$708$423$242$134$73$7
45 years$685$403$227$124$66$6
46 years$662$384$213$115$60$5
47 years$641$367$201$106$55$5
48 years$620$350$188$98$49$4
49 years$601$334$177$90$45$3
50 years$582$320$167$84$41$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $596,000, adding $2,142 every year, while hoping to spend $44,388 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: 41/32/27 Blend
50$596,000$596,000$596,000$596,000
51$659,001$627,413$618,175$680,712
52$678,991$610,928$591,656$680,100
53$699,532$592,148$562,760$675,112
54$720,634$570,912$531,362$668,858
55$742,305$547,053$497,329$661,249
56$764,553$520,392$460,523$652,190
57$787,387$490,741$420,800$641,581
58$810,813$457,899$378,009$629,316
59$834,836$421,657$331,992$615,283
60$859,461$381,790$282,586$599,363
61$884,691$338,062$229,618$581,430
62$910,528$290,226$172,908$561,353
63$936,971$238,017$112,270$538,989
64$964,020$181,157$47,509$514,191
65$991,669$119,352$0$486,801
66$1,019,911$52,293$0$462,877
67$1,048,738$0$0$451,029
68$1,078,136$0$0$444,599
69$1,108,089$0$0$456,793
70$1,138,577$0$0$469,186
71$1,169,574$0$0$481,767
72$1,201,052$0$0$494,519
73$1,232,974$0$0$507,425
74$1,265,298$0$0$520,466
75$1,297,977$0$0$533,617
76$1,330,952$0$0$546,852
77$1,364,160$0$0$560,139
78$1,397,524$0$0$573,443
79$1,430,959$0$0$586,723
80$1,464,367$0$0$599,933
81$1,497,638$0$0$613,022
82$1,530,646$0$0$625,931
83$1,563,248$0$0$638,594
84$1,595,285$0$0$650,935
85$1,626,576$0$0$662,873
86$1,656,918$0$0$674,313
87$1,686,085$0$0$685,150
88$1,713,822$0$0$695,268
89$1,739,845$0$0$704,535
90$1,763,835$0$0$712,805
91$1,785,438$0$0$719,915
92$1,804,257$0$0$725,684
93$1,819,853$0$0$729,911
94$1,831,733$0$0$732,370
95$1,839,352$0$0$732,812
96$1,842,103$0$0$730,961
97$1,839,311$0$0$726,507
98$1,830,227$0$0$719,110
99$1,814,022$0$0$708,392
100$1,789,772$0$0$693,932