Can I retire at age 51 with 616,000?

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 $616,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$50,869$50,416$49,974$49,542$49,121$47,265
2 years$25,183$24,714$24,259$23,818$23,391$21,543
3 years$16,622$16,151$15,697$15,261$14,840$13,058
4 years$12,342$11,872$11,424$10,994$10,584$8,881
5 years$9,775$9,308$8,865$8,445$8,046$6,427
6 years$8,064$7,601$7,164$6,753$6,366$4,832
7 years$6,842$6,383$5,954$5,552$5,178$3,728
8 years$5,927$5,471$5,049$4,658$4,295$2,929
9 years$5,215$4,764$4,349$3,967$3,617$2,332
10 years$4,646$4,199$3,791$3,420$3,082$1,876
11 years$4,180$3,738$3,338$2,976$2,651$1,520
12 years$3,793$3,355$2,962$2,611$2,297$1,240
13 years$3,465$3,032$2,647$2,305$2,003$1,016
14 years$3,184$2,756$2,378$2,046$1,756$836
15 years$2,942$2,518$2,147$1,825$1,546$690
16 years$2,729$2,310$1,947$1,634$1,366$571
17 years$2,542$2,127$1,771$1,468$1,212$473
18 years$2,376$1,966$1,617$1,323$1,077$393
19 years$2,227$1,822$1,480$1,195$960$327
20 years$2,094$1,693$1,359$1,083$858$272
21 years$1,973$1,577$1,250$983$767$227
22 years$1,863$1,472$1,152$893$688$189
23 years$1,764$1,377$1,063$814$618$158
24 years$1,672$1,290$983$742$555$132
25 years$1,588$1,211$911$678$499$110
26 years$1,511$1,138$845$620$450$92
27 years$1,439$1,071$784$567$406$77
28 years$1,373$1,009$729$520$366$64
29 years$1,311$952$679$477$330$54
30 years$1,254$899$632$437$299$45
31 years$1,200$850$589$402$270$38
32 years$1,150$804$550$369$244$32
33 years$1,103$761$513$339$221$26
34 years$1,059$722$480$312$200$22
35 years$1,017$685$448$288$181$19
36 years$978$650$420$265$164$16
37 years$941$617$393$244$149$13
38 years$907$586$368$225$135$11
39 years$873$558$345$207$122$9
40 years$842$531$323$191$111$8
41 years$812$505$303$176$101$6
42 years$784$481$284$163$91$5
43 years$757$458$267$150$83$4
44 years$732$437$250$139$75$4
45 years$708$417$235$128$68$3
46 years$684$397$221$118$62$3
47 years$662$379$207$109$56$2
48 years$641$362$195$101$51$2
49 years$621$346$183$93$46$2
50 years$601$330$172$86$42$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $616,000, adding $2,333 every year, while hoping to spend $47,192 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: 52/21/27 Blend
50$616,000$616,000$616,000$616,000
51$681,238$648,590$639,042$711,402
52$700,513$630,160$610,238$714,158
53$720,172$609,244$578,888$712,182
54$740,204$585,672$544,856$709,090
55$760,597$559,261$508,000$704,795
56$781,334$529,821$468,174$699,206
57$802,395$497,148$425,224$692,222
58$823,758$461,027$378,987$683,738
59$845,395$421,231$329,297$673,642
60$867,273$377,519$275,976$661,813
61$889,357$329,639$218,843$648,124
62$911,601$277,321$157,704$632,437
63$933,958$220,283$92,361$614,606
64$956,370$158,226$22,603$594,474
65$978,774$90,833$0$571,874
66$1,001,095$17,770$0$561,563
67$1,023,252$0$0$556,333
68$1,045,150$0$0$563,700
69$1,066,684$0$0$574,931
70$1,087,735$0$0$585,849
71$1,108,168$0$0$596,378
72$1,127,835$0$0$606,431
73$1,146,566$0$0$615,909
74$1,164,175$0$0$624,704
75$1,180,450$0$0$632,694
76$1,195,158$0$0$639,744
77$1,208,036$0$0$645,702
78$1,218,793$0$0$650,400
79$1,227,105$0$0$653,651
80$1,232,611$0$0$655,246
81$1,234,909$0$0$654,953
82$1,233,554$0$0$652,517
83$1,228,049$0$0$647,650
84$1,217,847$0$0$640,037
85$1,202,337$0$0$629,328
86$1,180,843$0$0$615,132
87$1,152,617$0$0$597,018
88$1,116,828$0$0$574,510
89$1,072,558$0$0$547,080
90$1,018,790$0$0$514,141
91$954,398$0$0$475,047
92$878,136$0$0$429,082
93$788,627$0$0$375,455
94$684,346$0$0$313,290
95$563,611$0$0$241,619
96$424,558$0$0$159,374
97$265,131$0$0$65,372
98$83,056$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0