Can I retire at age 51 with 650,000?

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:
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 $650,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$53,676$53,198$52,732$52,276$51,832$50,744
2 years$26,572$26,078$25,598$25,133$24,682$23,591
3 years$17,539$17,042$16,564$16,103$15,659$14,599
4 years$13,023$12,528$12,054$11,601$11,168$10,147
5 years$10,314$9,822$9,354$8,911$8,490$7,511
6 years$8,509$8,020$7,560$7,126$6,718$5,782
7 years$7,220$6,735$6,282$5,859$5,463$4,571
8 years$6,254$5,773$5,328$4,915$4,532$3,683
9 years$5,503$5,027$4,589$4,186$3,817$3,010
10 years$4,902$4,431$4,001$3,609$3,252$2,487
11 years$4,411$3,945$3,522$3,141$2,797$2,073
12 years$4,002$3,540$3,126$2,755$2,424$1,739
13 years$3,656$3,200$2,793$2,432$2,114$1,467
14 years$3,360$2,908$2,509$2,159$1,853$1,243
15 years$3,104$2,657$2,266$1,925$1,631$1,058
16 years$2,880$2,438$2,054$1,724$1,442$903
17 years$2,682$2,245$1,869$1,549$1,278$772
18 years$2,507$2,074$1,706$1,396$1,137$662
19 years$2,350$1,923$1,562$1,261$1,013$569
20 years$2,209$1,786$1,433$1,142$905$489
21 years$2,082$1,664$1,319$1,037$810$422
22 years$1,966$1,553$1,215$943$726$364
23 years$1,861$1,453$1,122$858$652$314
24 years$1,764$1,361$1,038$783$586$271
25 years$1,676$1,277$961$715$527$235
26 years$1,594$1,201$891$654$475$203
27 years$1,519$1,130$828$598$428$176
28 years$1,449$1,065$769$548$386$152
29 years$1,384$1,004$716$503$349$132
30 years$1,323$949$667$461$315$114
31 years$1,267$897$622$424$285$99
32 years$1,214$848$580$390$258$86
33 years$1,164$803$542$358$233$75
34 years$1,117$762$506$330$211$65
35 years$1,074$722$473$303$191$56
36 years$1,032$686$443$279$173$49
37 years$993$651$414$257$157$42
38 years$957$619$388$237$142$37
39 years$922$588$364$219$129$32
40 years$889$560$341$202$117$28
41 years$857$533$319$186$106$24
42 years$828$508$300$172$96$21
43 years$799$484$281$159$87$18
44 years$772$461$264$146$79$16
45 years$747$440$248$135$72$14
46 years$722$419$233$125$65$12
47 years$699$400$219$115$59$10
48 years$676$382$206$107$54$9
49 years$655$365$193$99$49$8
50 years$635$348$182$91$45$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $650,000, adding $6,393 every year, while hoping to spend $32,813 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: 69/10/21 Blend
50$650,000$650,000$650,000$650,000
51$722,894$688,444$678,369$768,579
52$761,717$687,265$666,182$798,747
53$803,399$684,929$652,487$827,315
54$848,199$681,343$637,198$857,779
55$896,398$676,412$620,227$890,324
56$948,307$670,032$601,481$925,156
57$1,004,265$662,095$580,861$962,500
58$1,064,647$652,484$558,267$1,002,607
59$1,129,863$641,078$533,591$1,045,753
60$1,200,365$627,747$506,722$1,092,244
61$1,276,648$612,352$477,543$1,142,416
62$1,359,259$594,750$445,933$1,196,644
63$1,448,796$574,785$411,764$1,255,340
64$1,545,919$552,296$374,904$1,318,959
65$1,651,353$527,108$335,214$1,388,004
66$1,765,895$499,041$292,548$1,463,030
67$1,890,423$467,901$246,755$1,544,653
68$2,025,902$433,483$197,677$1,633,551
69$2,173,393$395,573$145,148$1,730,471
70$2,334,065$353,942$88,996$1,836,242
71$2,509,203$308,349$29,042$1,951,778
72$2,700,224$258,540$0$2,078,085
73$2,908,683$204,245$0$2,224,108
74$3,136,296$145,180$0$2,390,700
75$3,384,949$81,045$0$2,572,751
76$3,656,721$11,523$0$2,771,805
77$3,953,898$0$0$2,989,568
78$4,279,000$0$0$3,234,929
79$4,634,799$0$0$3,504,881
80$5,024,349$0$0$3,800,478
81$5,451,011$0$0$4,124,276
82$5,918,490$0$0$4,479,090
83$6,430,864$0$0$4,868,020
84$6,992,623$0$0$5,294,481
85$7,608,715$0$0$5,762,234
86$8,284,587$0$0$6,275,421
87$9,026,242$0$0$6,838,604
88$9,840,290$0$0$7,456,809
89$10,734,011$0$0$8,135,572
90$11,715,427$0$0$8,880,991
91$12,793,374$0$0$9,699,784
92$13,977,586$0$0$10,599,351
93$15,278,784$0$0$11,587,845
94$16,708,782$0$0$12,674,248
95$18,280,595$0$0$13,868,453
96$20,008,559$0$0$15,181,362
97$21,908,470$0$0$16,624,986
98$23,997,733$0$0$18,212,555
99$26,295,520$0$0$19,958,649
100$28,822,957$0$0$21,879,329