Can I retire at age 51 with 737,000?

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 $737,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$60,861$60,319$59,790$59,274$58,769$56,865
2 years$30,129$29,568$29,024$28,497$27,985$26,085
3 years$19,887$19,323$18,781$18,258$17,755$15,918
4 years$14,766$14,204$13,667$13,154$12,663$10,903
5 years$11,695$11,136$10,606$10,104$9,626$7,949
6 years$9,648$9,094$8,572$8,080$7,617$6,023
7 years$8,187$7,637$7,123$6,643$6,195$4,684
8 years$7,091$6,546$6,041$5,573$5,139$3,710
9 years$6,239$5,700$5,203$4,747$4,328$2,979
10 years$5,558$5,024$4,536$4,092$3,688$2,418
11 years$5,001$4,473$3,994$3,561$3,171$1,978
12 years$4,538$4,014$3,544$3,123$2,748$1,628
13 years$4,146$3,628$3,166$2,758$2,397$1,347
14 years$3,810$3,298$2,845$2,448$2,101$1,119
15 years$3,519$3,012$2,569$2,183$1,850$933
16 years$3,265$2,764$2,329$1,955$1,635$780
17 years$3,041$2,545$2,119$1,756$1,449$653
18 years$2,842$2,352$1,935$1,583$1,289$548
19 years$2,665$2,180$1,771$1,430$1,149$461
20 years$2,505$2,026$1,625$1,295$1,026$388
21 years$2,360$1,887$1,495$1,176$918$327
22 years$2,229$1,761$1,378$1,069$823$276
23 years$2,110$1,647$1,272$973$739$233
24 years$2,001$1,543$1,177$888$664$196
25 years$1,900$1,448$1,090$811$598$166
26 years$1,808$1,361$1,011$741$538$140
27 years$1,722$1,281$939$679$485$119
28 years$1,643$1,207$872$622$438$100
29 years$1,569$1,139$812$570$395$85
30 years$1,500$1,075$756$523$357$72
31 years$1,436$1,017$705$481$323$61
32 years$1,376$962$658$442$292$52
33 years$1,320$911$614$406$264$44
34 years$1,267$863$574$374$239$37
35 years$1,217$819$537$344$217$31
36 years$1,171$777$502$317$196$27
37 years$1,126$738$470$292$178$22
38 years$1,085$702$440$269$161$19
39 years$1,045$667$412$248$146$16
40 years$1,008$635$386$229$133$14
41 years$972$604$362$211$120$12
42 years$938$575$340$195$109$10
43 years$906$548$319$180$99$8
44 years$876$523$299$166$90$7
45 years$847$498$281$153$82$6
46 years$819$475$264$142$74$5
47 years$792$454$248$131$67$4
48 years$767$433$233$121$61$4
49 years$743$414$219$112$56$3
50 years$720$395$206$103$50$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $737,000, adding $3,222 every year, while hoping to spend $44,115 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: 51/42/7 Blend
50$737,000$737,000$737,000$737,000
51$815,497$776,436$765,013$855,504
52$851,740$767,544$743,703$874,180
53$890,201$756,737$720,200$889,445
54$931,060$743,875$694,385$904,989
55$974,513$728,810$666,132$920,847
56$1,020,776$711,385$635,310$937,062
57$1,070,084$691,431$601,782$953,683
58$1,122,694$668,773$565,404$970,766
59$1,178,890$643,224$526,026$988,378
60$1,238,981$614,586$483,492$1,006,593
61$1,303,306$582,650$437,638$1,025,499
62$1,372,238$547,194$388,293$1,045,196
63$1,446,185$507,985$335,279$1,065,797
64$1,525,594$464,775$278,410$1,087,431
65$1,610,958$417,303$217,490$1,110,245
66$1,702,817$365,291$152,317$1,134,407
67$1,801,763$308,449$82,678$1,160,106
68$1,908,446$246,467$8,351$1,187,555
69$2,023,583$179,019$0$1,216,997
70$2,147,959$105,761$0$1,254,005
71$2,282,437$26,330$0$1,294,596
72$2,427,967$0$0$1,338,508
73$2,585,591$0$0$1,413,723
74$2,756,457$0$0$1,508,512
75$2,941,827$0$0$1,611,412
76$3,143,086$0$0$1,723,202
77$3,361,762$0$0$1,844,739
78$3,599,532$0$0$1,976,964
79$3,858,243$0$0$2,120,915
80$4,139,927$0$0$2,277,731
81$4,446,819$0$0$2,448,667
82$4,781,380$0$0$2,635,105
83$5,146,316$0$0$2,838,565
84$5,544,610$0$0$3,060,720
85$5,979,540$0$0$3,303,412
86$6,454,719$0$0$3,568,670
87$6,974,121$0$0$3,858,726
88$7,542,125$0$0$4,176,038
89$8,163,550$0$0$4,523,313
90$8,843,702$0$0$4,903,532
91$9,588,425$0$0$5,319,977
92$10,404,153$0$0$5,776,262
93$11,297,974$0$0$6,276,368
94$12,277,691$0$0$6,824,679
95$13,351,900$0$0$7,426,024
96$14,530,067$0$0$8,085,720
97$15,822,621$0$0$8,809,626
98$17,241,045$0$0$9,604,194
99$18,797,990$0$0$10,476,532
100$20,507,393$0$0$11,434,468