Can I retire at age 51 with 618,000?

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 $618,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$51,034$50,579$50,136$49,703$49,280$48,766
2 years$25,264$24,794$24,338$23,896$23,467$22,948
3 years$16,676$16,203$15,748$15,310$14,888$14,382
4 years$12,382$11,911$11,461$11,030$10,618$10,129
5 years$9,807$9,338$8,894$8,472$8,072$7,600
6 years$8,090$7,625$7,188$6,775$6,387$5,934
7 years$6,865$6,404$5,973$5,570$5,194$4,760
8 years$5,946$5,489$5,066$4,673$4,309$3,893
9 years$5,232$4,779$4,363$3,980$3,629$3,231
10 years$4,661$4,213$3,804$3,431$3,092$2,712
11 years$4,194$3,750$3,349$2,986$2,659$2,297
12 years$3,805$3,366$2,972$2,619$2,305$1,960
13 years$3,476$3,042$2,655$2,312$2,010$1,682
14 years$3,195$2,765$2,386$2,053$1,762$1,451
15 years$2,951$2,526$2,154$1,831$1,551$1,256
16 years$2,738$2,318$1,953$1,639$1,371$1,092
17 years$2,550$2,134$1,777$1,473$1,215$952
18 years$2,383$1,972$1,622$1,327$1,081$831
19 years$2,234$1,828$1,485$1,199$963$728
20 years$2,100$1,699$1,363$1,086$860$639
21 years$1,979$1,582$1,254$986$770$561
22 years$1,869$1,477$1,155$896$690$494
23 years$1,769$1,381$1,067$816$620$435
24 years$1,678$1,294$987$744$557$384
25 years$1,593$1,215$914$680$501$339
26 years$1,516$1,141$848$622$451$299
27 years$1,444$1,074$787$569$407$264
28 years$1,377$1,012$732$521$367$234
29 years$1,316$955$681$478$332$207
30 years$1,258$902$634$439$300$183
31 years$1,204$853$591$403$271$162
32 years$1,154$807$552$370$245$144
33 years$1,107$764$515$341$222$128
34 years$1,062$724$481$313$201$113
35 years$1,021$687$450$288$182$100
36 years$982$652$421$266$165$89
37 years$944$619$394$245$149$79
38 years$909$588$369$226$135$70
39 years$876$559$346$208$123$62
40 years$845$532$324$192$111$55
41 years$815$507$304$177$101$49
42 years$787$483$285$163$92$44
43 years$760$460$267$151$83$39
44 years$734$438$251$139$76$34
45 years$710$418$236$129$69$31
46 years$687$399$221$119$62$27
47 years$664$380$208$110$57$24
48 years$643$363$195$101$51$21
49 years$623$347$184$94$47$19
50 years$603$331$173$87$42$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $618,000, adding $4,591 every year, while hoping to spend $57,844 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: 60/34/6 Blend
50$618,000$618,000$618,000$618,000
51$685,772$653,018$643,439$725,859
52$694,175$623,470$603,448$723,691
53$701,496$590,536$560,180$714,257
54$707,565$553,988$513,462$702,497
55$712,190$513,587$463,116$688,188
56$715,159$469,078$408,956$671,088
57$716,236$420,193$350,786$650,934
58$715,159$366,650$288,405$627,437
59$711,636$308,147$221,598$600,287
60$705,346$244,370$150,144$569,142
61$695,930$174,982$73,813$533,633
62$682,990$99,632$0$493,357
63$666,087$17,945$0$448,363
64$644,733$0$0$402,758
65$618,388$0$0$377,672
66$586,454$0$0$355,574
67$548,270$0$0$329,313
68$503,105$0$0$298,404
69$450,148$0$0$262,310
70$388,505$0$0$220,439
71$317,186$0$0$172,135
72$235,098$0$0$116,675
73$141,033$0$0$53,257
74$33,654$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