Can I retire at age 51 with 825,000?

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 $825,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$68,128$67,521$66,929$66,351$65,787$64,485
2 years$33,727$33,098$32,490$31,899$31,327$30,021
3 years$22,261$21,630$21,023$20,438$19,875$18,605
4 years$16,529$15,900$15,299$14,725$14,175$12,952
5 years$13,091$12,466$11,873$11,310$10,776$9,602
6 years$10,800$10,180$9,595$9,045$8,526$7,404
7 years$9,164$8,549$7,974$7,436$6,934$5,863
8 years$7,938$7,328$6,762$6,238$5,753$4,732
9 years$6,984$6,380$5,824$5,313$4,845$3,875
10 years$6,222$5,624$5,078$4,580$4,128$3,207
11 years$5,599$5,007$4,470$3,986$3,550$2,678
12 years$5,080$4,494$3,967$3,496$3,076$2,251
13 years$4,641$4,061$3,545$3,087$2,683$1,903
14 years$4,265$3,691$3,185$2,740$2,352$1,616
15 years$3,940$3,372$2,875$2,444$2,071$1,378
16 years$3,655$3,094$2,607$2,188$1,830$1,178
17 years$3,404$2,849$2,372$1,966$1,623$1,010
18 years$3,182$2,633$2,166$1,772$1,443$868
19 years$2,983$2,440$1,982$1,601$1,286$747
20 years$2,804$2,267$1,819$1,450$1,149$645
21 years$2,642$2,112$1,674$1,316$1,028$557
22 years$2,496$1,972$1,542$1,196$921$481
23 years$2,362$1,844$1,424$1,090$827$416
24 years$2,239$1,728$1,317$994$743$361
25 years$2,127$1,621$1,220$908$669$313
26 years$2,023$1,524$1,131$830$603$271
27 years$1,928$1,434$1,051$760$543$235
28 years$1,839$1,351$977$696$490$204
29 years$1,756$1,275$909$638$443$178
30 years$1,679$1,204$847$586$400$154
31 years$1,608$1,138$789$538$362$134
32 years$1,540$1,077$736$494$327$117
33 years$1,477$1,020$688$455$296$101
34 years$1,418$967$642$418$268$88
35 years$1,363$917$601$385$243$77
36 years$1,310$870$562$355$220$67
37 years$1,261$826$526$327$199$58
38 years$1,214$785$492$301$181$51
39 years$1,170$747$461$278$164$44
40 years$1,128$711$432$256$149$38
41 years$1,088$676$406$236$135$33
42 years$1,050$644$380$218$122$29
43 years$1,014$614$357$201$111$25
44 years$980$585$335$186$101$22
45 years$948$558$315$172$92$19
46 years$917$532$295$159$83$17
47 years$887$508$278$147$75$15
48 years$859$485$261$135$69$13
49 years$831$463$245$125$62$11
50 years$805$442$231$116$57$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $825,000, adding $4,312 every year, while hoping to spend $44,370 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: 32/41/27 Blend
50$825,000$825,000$825,000$825,000
51$913,598$869,873$857,085$935,185
52$959,575$865,287$838,588$947,456
53$1,008,756$858,990$817,985$956,433
54$1,061,418$850,850$795,157$965,228
55$1,117,871$840,729$769,982$973,855
56$1,178,449$828,480$742,332$982,335
57$1,243,522$813,947$712,071$990,692
58$1,313,497$796,966$679,061$998,960
59$1,388,817$777,361$643,154$1,007,180
60$1,469,973$754,948$604,196$1,015,402
61$1,557,501$729,531$562,027$1,023,687
62$1,651,990$700,903$516,479$1,032,107
63$1,754,090$668,844$467,378$1,040,747
64$1,864,512$633,122$414,540$1,049,708
65$1,984,040$593,493$357,774$1,059,107
66$2,113,534$549,696$296,882$1,069,081
67$2,253,940$501,457$231,654$1,079,787
68$2,406,301$448,487$161,872$1,091,407
69$2,571,759$390,478$87,311$1,104,150
70$2,751,575$327,108$7,732$1,118,255
71$2,947,133$258,033$0$1,133,994
72$3,159,957$182,894$0$1,173,915
73$3,391,724$101,307$0$1,219,955
74$3,644,278$12,870$0$1,270,360
75$3,919,652$0$0$1,325,664
76$4,220,079$0$0$1,423,835
77$4,548,018$0$0$1,537,453
78$4,906,179$0$0$1,661,665
79$5,297,541$0$0$1,797,519
80$5,725,387$0$0$1,946,170
81$6,193,329$0$0$2,108,891
82$6,705,346$0$0$2,287,082
83$7,265,817$0$0$2,482,286
84$7,879,568$0$0$2,696,201
85$8,551,908$0$0$2,930,698
86$9,288,690$0$0$3,187,838
87$10,096,354$0$0$3,469,889
88$10,981,997$0$0$3,779,352
89$11,953,434$0$0$4,118,979
90$13,019,273$0$0$4,491,804
91$14,188,994$0$0$4,901,166
92$15,473,043$0$0$5,350,746
93$16,882,922$0$0$5,844,597
94$18,431,306$0$0$6,387,186
95$20,132,154$0$0$6,983,432
96$22,000,846$0$0$7,638,754
97$24,054,323$0$0$8,359,124
98$26,311,251$0$0$9,151,120
99$28,792,192$0$0$10,021,990
100$31,519,801$0$0$10,979,718