Can I retire at age 51 with 662,000?

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 $662,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$54,667$54,180$53,705$53,242$52,789$50,956
2 years$27,063$26,559$26,071$25,597$25,138$23,310
3 years$17,863$17,357$16,869$16,400$15,948$14,184
4 years$13,264$12,759$12,277$11,815$11,374$9,686
5 years$10,505$10,003$9,527$9,075$8,647$7,039
6 years$8,666$8,168$7,699$7,258$6,842$5,316
7 years$7,353$6,860$6,398$5,967$5,564$4,120
8 years$6,369$5,880$5,426$5,005$4,616$3,252
9 years$5,604$5,120$4,674$4,264$3,887$2,602
10 years$4,993$4,513$4,075$3,675$3,312$2,103
11 years$4,492$4,017$3,587$3,199$2,849$1,714
12 years$4,076$3,606$3,183$2,806$2,469$1,405
13 years$3,724$3,259$2,844$2,477$2,153$1,158
14 years$3,422$2,962$2,556$2,199$1,887$958
15 years$3,161$2,706$2,307$1,961$1,661$795
16 years$2,933$2,483$2,092$1,756$1,468$662
17 years$2,732$2,286$1,904$1,578$1,302$552
18 years$2,553$2,113$1,738$1,422$1,158$461
19 years$2,393$1,958$1,591$1,285$1,032$386
20 years$2,250$1,819$1,460$1,163$922$323
21 years$2,120$1,695$1,343$1,056$825$271
22 years$2,003$1,582$1,238$960$739$228
23 years$1,895$1,480$1,143$874$664$191
24 years$1,797$1,386$1,057$797$597$161
25 years$1,707$1,301$979$728$537$135
26 years$1,624$1,223$908$666$483$114
27 years$1,547$1,151$843$610$436$96
28 years$1,475$1,084$784$558$393$81
29 years$1,409$1,023$729$512$355$68
30 years$1,348$966$679$470$321$57
31 years$1,290$913$633$432$290$48
32 years$1,236$864$591$397$262$41
33 years$1,186$818$552$365$238$34
34 years$1,138$776$515$336$215$29
35 years$1,093$736$482$309$195$24
36 years$1,051$698$451$285$176$20
37 years$1,012$663$422$262$160$17
38 years$974$630$395$242$145$15
39 years$939$599$370$223$131$12
40 years$905$570$347$206$119$10
41 years$873$543$325$190$108$9
42 years$843$517$305$175$98$7
43 years$814$492$286$162$89$6
44 years$787$469$269$149$81$5
45 years$760$448$252$138$73$4
46 years$735$427$237$127$67$4
47 years$712$408$223$118$61$3
48 years$689$389$209$109$55$3
49 years$667$372$197$100$50$2
50 years$646$355$185$93$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $662,000, adding $3,372 every year, while hoping to spend $55,096 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: 62/29/9 Blend
50$662,000$662,000$662,000$662,000
51$733,002$697,916$687,655$776,812
52$749,147$673,492$652,070$782,099
53$765,091$646,025$613,446$781,194
54$780,758$615,307$571,623$778,816
55$796,057$581,120$526,435$774,824
56$810,891$543,230$477,706$769,063
57$825,146$501,393$425,254$761,365
58$838,700$455,350$368,889$751,550
59$851,412$404,827$308,411$739,419
60$863,126$349,534$243,613$724,759
61$873,669$289,165$174,278$707,338
62$882,845$223,396$100,179$686,905
63$890,440$151,887$21,079$663,185
64$896,212$74,276$0$635,882
65$899,893$0$0$610,756
66$901,187$0$0$587,062
67$899,762$0$0$585,185
68$895,251$0$0$581,171
69$887,246$0$0$574,742
70$875,297$0$0$565,587
71$858,902$0$0$553,363
72$837,506$0$0$537,689
73$810,494$0$0$518,146
74$777,185$0$0$494,266
75$736,825$0$0$465,533
76$688,579$0$0$431,376
77$631,526$0$0$391,164
78$564,643$0$0$344,197
79$486,803$0$0$289,703
80$396,756$0$0$226,828
81$293,125$0$0$154,629
82$174,384$0$0$72,063
83$38,849$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