Can I retire at age 51 with 760,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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 $760,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$62,760$62,201$61,656$61,123$60,603$58,360
2 years$31,069$30,491$29,930$29,386$28,859$26,624
3 years$20,507$19,926$19,367$18,828$18,309$16,153
4 years$15,227$14,648$14,094$13,565$13,058$10,998
5 years$12,060$11,484$10,937$10,419$9,927$7,967
6 years$9,949$9,378$8,839$8,332$7,855$5,997
7 years$8,442$7,875$7,345$6,850$6,388$4,632
8 years$7,312$6,751$6,229$5,746$5,299$3,643
9 years$6,434$5,878$5,365$4,895$4,463$2,904
10 years$5,732$5,181$4,678$4,219$3,803$2,339
11 years$5,157$4,612$4,118$3,672$3,270$1,898
12 years$4,679$4,140$3,655$3,221$2,834$1,550
13 years$4,275$3,741$3,265$2,844$2,471$1,272
14 years$3,929$3,400$2,934$2,524$2,166$1,048
15 years$3,629$3,106$2,649$2,251$1,907$866
16 years$3,367$2,850$2,402$2,016$1,686$718
17 years$3,136$2,625$2,185$1,811$1,495$596
18 years$2,931$2,425$1,995$1,632$1,329$496
19 years$2,748$2,248$1,826$1,475$1,185$413
20 years$2,583$2,089$1,676$1,336$1,058$344
21 years$2,434$1,946$1,542$1,212$947$287
22 years$2,299$1,816$1,421$1,102$849$240
23 years$2,176$1,699$1,312$1,004$762$201
24 years$2,063$1,592$1,213$916$685$168
25 years$1,959$1,494$1,124$836$616$141
26 years$1,864$1,404$1,042$764$555$118
27 years$1,776$1,321$968$700$500$99
28 years$1,694$1,245$900$641$452$83
29 years$1,618$1,174$837$588$408$69
30 years$1,547$1,109$780$540$368$58
31 years$1,481$1,048$727$496$333$49
32 years$1,419$992$678$455$301$41
33 years$1,361$939$633$419$273$34
34 years$1,307$890$592$385$247$29
35 years$1,255$845$553$355$224$24
36 years$1,207$802$518$327$203$20
37 years$1,161$761$484$301$184$17
38 years$1,118$724$454$277$166$14
39 years$1,078$688$425$256$151$12
40 years$1,039$655$398$236$137$10
41 years$1,002$623$374$218$124$8
42 years$968$593$350$201$113$7
43 years$934$565$329$185$102$6
44 years$903$539$309$171$93$5
45 years$873$514$290$158$84$4
46 years$844$490$272$146$77$3
47 years$817$468$256$135$70$3
48 years$791$447$240$125$63$2
49 years$766$427$226$115$57$2
50 years$742$407$212$107$52$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $760,000, adding $3,984 every year, while hoping to spend $54,299 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: 36/49/15 Blend
50$760,000$760,000$760,000$760,000
51$841,629$801,349$789,569$867,926
52$869,702$782,842$758,246$868,763
53$898,818$761,608$724,054$864,218
54$929,027$737,456$686,839$858,142
55$960,380$710,184$646,441$850,427
56$992,935$679,578$602,692$840,960
57$1,026,749$645,413$555,418$829,620
58$1,061,888$607,448$504,435$816,283
59$1,098,419$565,431$449,551$800,814
60$1,136,414$519,095$390,568$783,075
61$1,175,953$468,155$327,277$762,919
62$1,217,119$412,313$259,459$740,192
63$1,260,002$351,254$186,888$714,732
64$1,304,700$284,643$109,327$686,370
65$1,351,316$212,127$26,526$654,927
66$1,399,964$133,335$0$620,217
67$1,450,765$47,872$0$591,942
68$1,503,849$0$0$565,172
69$1,559,358$0$0$559,578
70$1,617,446$0$0$580,762
71$1,678,279$0$0$602,977
72$1,742,036$0$0$626,292
73$1,808,913$0$0$650,782
74$1,879,120$0$0$676,528
75$1,952,888$0$0$703,622
76$2,030,466$0$0$732,158
77$2,112,126$0$0$762,243
78$2,198,164$0$0$793,992
79$2,288,902$0$0$827,531
80$2,384,691$0$0$862,995
81$2,485,913$0$0$900,536
82$2,592,987$0$0$940,315
83$2,706,367$0$0$982,512
84$2,826,553$0$0$1,027,320
85$2,954,087$0$0$1,074,954
86$3,089,566$0$0$1,125,646
87$3,233,640$0$0$1,179,651
88$3,387,021$0$0$1,237,250
89$3,550,488$0$0$1,298,748
90$3,724,896$0$0$1,364,480
91$3,911,180$0$0$1,434,815
92$4,110,364$0$0$1,510,155
93$4,323,573$0$0$1,590,943
94$4,552,039$0$0$1,677,665
95$4,797,113$0$0$1,770,851
96$5,060,279$0$0$1,871,089
97$5,343,165$0$0$1,979,018
98$5,647,557$0$0$2,095,343
99$5,975,418$0$0$2,220,840
100$6,328,902$0$0$2,356,358