Can I retire at age 51 with 790,000?

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 $790,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$65,237$64,656$64,089$63,536$62,996$60,906
2 years$32,296$31,694$31,111$30,546$29,998$27,913
3 years$21,317$20,713$20,131$19,571$19,032$17,017
4 years$15,828$15,226$14,650$14,100$13,574$11,644
5 years$12,536$11,937$11,369$10,830$10,319$8,480
6 years$10,342$9,748$9,188$8,661$8,165$6,418
7 years$8,775$8,186$7,635$7,121$6,640$4,985
8 years$7,601$7,017$6,475$5,973$5,509$3,945
9 years$6,688$6,110$5,577$5,088$4,639$3,164
10 years$5,958$5,385$4,862$4,386$3,953$2,564
11 years$5,361$4,794$4,281$3,817$3,399$2,095
12 years$4,864$4,303$3,799$3,348$2,946$1,722
13 years$4,444$3,889$3,394$2,956$2,569$1,423
14 years$4,084$3,535$3,050$2,624$2,252$1,180
15 years$3,772$3,229$2,753$2,340$1,983$983
16 years$3,500$2,963$2,496$2,095$1,752$820
17 years$3,260$2,728$2,272$1,883$1,554$686
18 years$3,047$2,521$2,074$1,697$1,382$575
19 years$2,856$2,337$1,898$1,533$1,231$483
20 years$2,685$2,171$1,742$1,388$1,100$405
21 years$2,530$2,022$1,603$1,260$984$341
22 years$2,390$1,888$1,477$1,146$882$287
23 years$2,262$1,766$1,364$1,043$792$242
24 years$2,144$1,654$1,261$952$712$204
25 years$2,037$1,553$1,168$869$641$172
26 years$1,938$1,459$1,083$795$577$145
27 years$1,846$1,373$1,006$727$520$123
28 years$1,761$1,294$935$666$469$104
29 years$1,682$1,221$870$611$424$88
30 years$1,608$1,153$811$561$383$74
31 years$1,539$1,090$756$515$346$63
32 years$1,475$1,031$705$473$313$53
33 years$1,415$977$658$435$283$45
34 years$1,358$926$615$401$257$38
35 years$1,305$878$575$369$232$32
36 years$1,255$833$538$340$211$27
37 years$1,207$791$504$313$191$23
38 years$1,163$752$472$288$173$19
39 years$1,120$715$442$266$157$16
40 years$1,080$680$414$245$142$14
41 years$1,042$648$388$226$129$12
42 years$1,006$617$364$209$117$10
43 years$971$588$342$193$106$8
44 years$939$560$321$178$97$7
45 years$907$534$301$164$88$6
46 years$878$510$283$152$80$5
47 years$849$486$266$140$72$4
48 years$822$464$250$130$66$4
49 years$796$443$235$120$60$3
50 years$771$424$221$111$54$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $790,000, adding $4,509 every year, while hoping to spend $51,864 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: 39/46/15 Blend
50$790,000$790,000$790,000$790,000
51$875,231$833,361$821,116$905,267
52$909,322$819,013$793,441$912,734
53$945,151$802,223$763,100$915,445
54$982,843$782,818$729,949$917,262
55$1,022,529$760,612$693,839$918,129
56$1,064,355$735,411$654,611$917,992
57$1,108,480$707,007$612,101$916,793
58$1,155,076$675,181$566,138$914,472
59$1,204,331$639,702$516,540$910,973
60$1,256,450$600,325$463,122$906,236
61$1,311,658$556,790$405,686$900,202
62$1,370,199$508,825$344,028$892,813
63$1,432,340$456,139$277,934$884,010
64$1,498,375$398,426$207,182$873,738
65$1,568,624$335,363$131,537$861,943
66$1,643,437$266,609$50,756$848,571
67$1,723,197$191,802$0$833,575
68$1,808,324$110,562$0$822,585
69$1,899,280$22,486$0$818,926
70$1,996,568$0$0$814,476
71$2,100,742$0$0$846,133
72$2,212,407$0$0$892,338
73$2,332,231$0$0$941,993
74$2,460,942$0$0$995,409
75$2,599,343$0$0$1,052,930
76$2,748,314$0$0$1,114,932
77$2,908,820$0$0$1,181,828
78$3,081,924$0$0$1,254,072
79$3,268,791$0$0$1,332,164
80$3,470,702$0$0$1,416,651
81$3,689,066$0$0$1,508,138
82$3,925,430$0$0$1,607,286
83$4,181,496$0$0$1,714,825
84$4,459,134$0$0$1,831,556
85$4,760,402$0$0$1,958,360
86$5,087,562$0$0$2,096,209
87$5,443,103$0$0$2,246,168
88$5,829,761$0$0$2,409,411
89$6,250,551$0$0$2,587,231
90$6,708,784$0$0$2,781,048
91$7,208,109$0$0$2,992,427
92$7,752,538$0$0$3,223,089
93$8,346,488$0$0$3,474,930
94$8,994,823$0$0$3,750,036
95$9,702,892$0$0$4,050,704
96$10,476,589$0$0$4,379,462
97$11,322,398$0$0$4,739,094
98$12,247,462$0$0$5,132,666
99$13,259,644$0$0$5,563,553
100$14,367,600$0$0$6,035,473