Can I retire at age 51 with 611,000?

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 $611,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$50,456$50,006$49,568$49,140$48,722$48,014
2 years$24,978$24,513$24,062$23,625$23,201$22,489
3 years$16,487$16,019$15,570$15,137$14,720$14,026
4 years$12,242$11,776$11,331$10,905$10,498$9,828
5 years$9,696$9,233$8,793$8,376$7,981$7,336
6 years$7,999$7,539$7,106$6,699$6,315$5,697
7 years$6,787$6,331$5,905$5,507$5,136$4,544
8 years$5,879$5,427$5,008$4,620$4,260$3,695
9 years$5,172$4,725$4,314$3,935$3,588$3,049
10 years$4,608$4,165$3,761$3,392$3,057$2,544
11 years$4,146$3,708$3,311$2,952$2,629$2,142
12 years$3,762$3,328$2,938$2,589$2,278$1,815
13 years$3,437$3,008$2,625$2,286$1,987$1,548
14 years$3,159$2,734$2,359$2,029$1,742$1,326
15 years$2,918$2,497$2,130$1,810$1,533$1,141
16 years$2,707$2,291$1,931$1,620$1,355$984
17 years$2,521$2,110$1,757$1,456$1,202$852
18 years$2,356$1,950$1,604$1,312$1,068$739
19 years$2,209$1,807$1,468$1,186$952$642
20 years$2,077$1,679$1,347$1,074$851$559
21 years$1,957$1,564$1,239$975$761$488
22 years$1,848$1,460$1,142$886$682$426
23 years$1,749$1,366$1,055$807$613$372
24 years$1,659$1,280$975$736$551$326
25 years$1,575$1,201$903$672$495$285
26 years$1,498$1,129$838$615$446$250
27 years$1,428$1,062$778$563$402$219
28 years$1,362$1,001$723$515$363$193
29 years$1,301$944$673$473$328$169
30 years$1,244$892$627$434$296$148
31 years$1,191$843$585$398$268$130
32 years$1,141$798$545$366$242$115
33 years$1,094$755$509$337$219$101
34 years$1,050$716$476$310$198$89
35 years$1,009$679$445$285$180$78
36 years$970$644$416$263$163$69
37 years$934$612$389$242$148$60
38 years$899$582$365$223$134$53
39 years$866$553$342$206$121$47
40 years$835$526$320$190$110$41
41 years$806$501$300$175$100$36
42 years$778$477$282$162$91$32
43 years$751$455$264$149$82$28
44 years$726$433$248$138$75$25
45 years$702$413$233$127$68$22
46 years$679$394$219$117$62$19
47 years$657$376$206$109$56$17
48 years$636$359$193$100$51$15
49 years$616$343$182$93$46$13
50 years$597$328$171$86$42$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $611,000, adding $5,611 every year, while hoping to spend $53,954 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: 49/31/20 Blend
50$611,000$611,000$611,000$611,000
51$679,110$646,727$637,256$708,320
52$690,972$621,010$601,198$703,451
53$702,237$592,224$562,123$692,226
54$712,784$560,163$519,874$678,896
55$722,484$524,607$474,285$663,287
56$731,189$485,324$425,185$645,206
57$738,734$442,068$372,393$624,449
58$744,937$394,582$315,720$600,794
59$749,595$342,591$254,971$574,002
60$752,481$285,805$189,940$543,814
61$753,344$223,920$120,413$509,951
62$751,904$156,611$46,166$472,110
63$747,852$83,538$0$429,966
64$740,843$4,342$0$390,222
65$730,495$0$0$356,412
66$716,386$0$0$346,067
67$698,046$0$0$334,880
68$674,956$0$0$321,087
69$646,540$0$0$304,377
70$612,162$0$0$284,404
71$571,118$0$0$260,787
72$522,627$0$0$233,103
73$465,828$0$0$200,886
74$399,767$0$0$163,619
75$323,390$0$0$120,731
76$235,532$0$0$71,592
77$134,906$0$0$15,505
78$20,090$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