Can I retire at age 51 with 830,000?

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:
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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 $830,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$68,541$67,930$67,334$66,753$66,185$64,273
2 years$33,931$33,299$32,687$32,093$31,517$29,605
3 years$22,396$21,761$21,150$20,562$19,996$18,145
4 years$16,630$15,997$15,392$14,814$14,261$12,485
5 years$13,171$12,542$11,945$11,378$10,841$9,145
6 years$10,865$10,241$9,653$9,099$8,578$6,963
7 years$9,220$8,601$8,022$7,481$6,976$5,443
8 years$7,986$7,372$6,803$6,276$5,788$4,335
9 years$7,026$6,419$5,860$5,346$4,874$3,500
10 years$6,260$5,658$5,109$4,608$4,153$2,856
11 years$5,633$5,037$4,497$4,010$3,572$2,350
12 years$5,110$4,521$3,991$3,518$3,095$1,946
13 years$4,669$4,086$3,566$3,105$2,699$1,620
14 years$4,291$3,714$3,204$2,757$2,366$1,354
15 years$3,963$3,393$2,893$2,458$2,083$1,136
16 years$3,677$3,113$2,623$2,201$1,841$956
17 years$3,425$2,867$2,387$1,978$1,632$806
18 years$3,201$2,649$2,179$1,782$1,451$681
19 years$3,001$2,455$1,995$1,611$1,294$576
20 years$2,821$2,281$1,830$1,459$1,156$488
21 years$2,658$2,125$1,684$1,324$1,034$414
22 years$2,511$1,983$1,552$1,204$927$352
23 years$2,376$1,855$1,433$1,096$832$299
24 years$2,253$1,738$1,325$1,000$748$254
25 years$2,140$1,631$1,227$913$673$217
26 years$2,036$1,533$1,138$835$606$184
27 years$1,939$1,443$1,057$764$547$157
28 years$1,850$1,359$983$700$493$134
29 years$1,767$1,283$914$642$445$114
30 years$1,690$1,211$852$589$402$97
31 years$1,617$1,145$794$541$364$83
32 years$1,550$1,083$741$497$329$71
33 years$1,486$1,026$692$457$298$60
34 years$1,427$972$646$421$270$52
35 years$1,371$922$604$387$244$44
36 years$1,318$875$565$357$221$38
37 years$1,268$831$529$329$201$32
38 years$1,221$790$495$303$182$27
39 years$1,177$751$464$279$165$23
40 years$1,135$715$435$258$150$20
41 years$1,095$680$408$238$136$17
42 years$1,057$648$383$219$123$15
43 years$1,021$617$359$203$112$12
44 years$986$589$337$187$101$11
45 years$953$561$317$173$92$9
46 years$922$535$297$160$84$8
47 years$892$511$279$147$76$7
48 years$864$488$262$136$69$6
49 years$836$466$247$126$63$5
50 years$810$445$232$116$57$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $830,000, adding $6,497 every year, while hoping to spend $35,871 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: 55/29/16 Blend
50$830,000$830,000$830,000$830,000
51$921,362$877,372$864,507$967,790
52$977,174$882,196$855,301$1,004,959
53$1,037,477$886,055$844,585$1,041,001
54$1,102,691$888,863$832,270$1,079,439
55$1,173,277$890,529$818,263$1,120,509
56$1,249,744$890,958$802,467$1,164,474
57$1,332,650$890,046$784,781$1,211,624
58$1,422,608$887,686$765,099$1,262,281
59$1,520,293$883,762$743,309$1,316,801
60$1,626,449$878,152$719,296$1,375,577
61$1,741,891$870,727$692,937$1,439,046
62$1,867,520$861,348$664,106$1,507,689
63$2,004,323$849,870$632,670$1,582,040
64$2,153,389$836,139$598,490$1,662,687
65$2,315,915$819,991$561,420$1,750,284
66$2,493,220$801,252$521,309$1,845,552
67$2,686,754$779,739$477,998$1,949,287
68$2,898,115$755,257$431,323$2,062,371
69$3,129,059$727,601$381,108$2,185,779
70$3,381,522$696,553$327,175$2,320,588
71$3,657,636$661,883$269,334$2,467,988
72$3,959,747$623,347$207,388$2,629,295
73$4,290,437$580,686$141,131$2,805,961
74$4,652,551$533,630$70,349$2,999,594
75$5,049,223$481,889$0$3,211,966
76$5,483,901$425,160$0$3,445,924
77$5,960,386$363,119$0$3,715,622
78$6,482,862$295,429$0$4,011,468
79$7,055,938$221,729$0$4,336,147
80$7,684,690$141,640$0$4,692,621
81$8,374,709$54,761$0$5,084,156
82$9,132,156$0$0$5,514,355
83$9,963,813$0$0$5,999,747
84$10,877,155$0$0$6,552,085
85$11,880,415$0$0$7,158,883
86$12,982,661$0$0$7,825,637
87$14,193,885$0$0$8,558,401
88$15,525,095$0$0$9,363,845
89$16,988,416$0$0$10,249,317
90$18,597,209$0$0$11,222,914
91$20,366,191$0$0$12,293,556
92$22,311,580$0$0$13,471,069
93$24,451,242$0$0$14,766,280
94$26,804,861$0$0$16,191,120
95$29,394,127$0$0$17,758,732
96$32,242,935$0$0$19,483,597
97$35,377,617$0$0$21,381,674
98$38,827,181$0$0$23,470,543
99$42,623,595$0$0$25,769,577
100$46,802,077$0$0$28,300,121