Can I retire at age 51 with 606,000?

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:
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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 $606,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$50,043$49,597$49,162$48,738$48,323$46,443
2 years$24,774$24,312$23,865$23,432$23,011$21,139
3 years$16,352$15,888$15,442$15,013$14,599$12,795
4 years$12,142$11,680$11,238$10,816$10,412$8,689
5 years$9,616$9,157$8,721$8,308$7,915$6,278
6 years$7,933$7,477$7,048$6,644$6,263$4,713
7 years$6,731$6,279$5,857$5,462$5,094$3,629
8 years$5,830$5,383$4,967$4,582$4,226$2,846
9 years$5,130$4,687$4,278$3,903$3,559$2,262
10 years$4,570$4,131$3,730$3,364$3,032$1,816
11 years$4,112$3,678$3,284$2,928$2,608$1,469
12 years$3,731$3,301$2,914$2,568$2,260$1,196
13 years$3,409$2,983$2,604$2,267$1,971$978
14 years$3,133$2,711$2,339$2,013$1,727$803
15 years$2,894$2,477$2,112$1,795$1,521$661
16 years$2,685$2,273$1,915$1,607$1,344$546
17 years$2,501$2,093$1,743$1,444$1,192$452
18 years$2,337$1,934$1,591$1,301$1,060$374
19 years$2,191$1,792$1,456$1,176$945$311
20 years$2,060$1,666$1,336$1,065$844$258
21 years$1,941$1,551$1,229$967$755$215
22 years$1,833$1,448$1,133$879$677$179
23 years$1,735$1,354$1,046$800$608$149
24 years$1,645$1,269$967$730$546$124
25 years$1,562$1,191$896$667$491$103
26 years$1,486$1,119$831$610$443$86
27 years$1,416$1,053$772$558$399$72
28 years$1,351$993$717$511$360$60
29 years$1,290$936$668$469$325$50
30 years$1,234$884$622$430$294$42
31 years$1,181$836$580$395$266$35
32 years$1,132$791$541$363$240$29
33 years$1,085$749$505$334$217$24
34 years$1,042$710$472$307$197$20
35 years$1,001$673$441$283$178$17
36 years$962$639$413$260$162$14
37 years$926$607$386$240$146$12
38 years$892$577$362$221$133$10
39 years$859$549$339$204$120$8
40 years$828$522$318$188$109$7
41 years$799$497$298$174$99$6
42 years$772$473$279$160$90$5
43 years$745$451$262$148$82$4
44 years$720$430$246$137$74$3
45 years$696$410$231$126$67$3
46 years$673$391$217$116$61$2
47 years$651$373$204$108$55$2
48 years$631$356$192$99$50$2
49 years$611$340$180$92$46$1
50 years$592$325$169$85$42$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $606,000, adding $5,870 every year, while hoping to spend $38,454 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: 62/26/12 Blend
50$606,000$606,000$606,000$606,000
51$673,867$641,749$632,356$713,384
52$701,687$632,280$612,625$731,119
53$731,055$621,058$590,944$745,539
54$762,090$607,957$567,208$760,332
55$794,919$592,842$541,305$775,537
56$829,681$575,573$513,120$791,196
57$866,531$555,998$482,532$807,358
58$905,635$533,959$449,414$824,077
59$947,174$509,288$413,634$841,416
60$991,349$481,807$375,054$859,447
61$1,038,379$451,327$333,530$878,248
62$1,088,501$417,650$288,912$897,912
63$1,141,979$380,565$241,041$918,539
64$1,199,098$339,851$189,753$940,245
65$1,260,174$295,271$134,878$963,160
66$1,325,551$246,578$76,235$987,429
67$1,395,607$193,510$13,638$1,013,216
68$1,470,756$135,789$0$1,040,704
69$1,551,453$73,123$0$1,076,907
70$1,638,198$5,203$0$1,117,554
71$1,731,538$0$0$1,161,182
72$1,832,076$0$0$1,227,649
73$1,940,472$0$0$1,300,951
74$2,057,453$0$0$1,380,093
75$2,183,816$0$0$1,465,622
76$2,320,438$0$0$1,558,134
77$2,468,282$0$0$1,658,288
78$2,628,408$0$0$1,766,806
79$2,801,980$0$0$1,884,483
80$2,990,279$0$0$2,012,193
81$3,194,713$0$0$2,150,898
82$3,416,831$0$0$2,301,654
83$3,658,337$0$0$2,465,626
84$3,921,107$0$0$2,644,093
85$4,207,201$0$0$2,838,462
86$4,518,891$0$0$3,050,285
87$4,858,673$0$0$3,281,266
88$5,229,298$0$0$3,533,283
89$5,633,790$0$0$3,808,401
90$6,075,479$0$0$4,108,895
91$6,558,033$0$0$4,437,268
92$7,085,487$0$0$4,796,278
93$7,662,286$0$0$5,188,958
94$8,293,321$0$0$5,618,651
95$8,983,981$0$0$6,089,035
96$9,740,197$0$0$6,604,163
97$10,568,503$0$0$7,168,497
98$11,476,092$0$0$7,786,950
99$12,470,888$0$0$8,464,934
100$13,561,616$0$0$9,208,409