Can I retire at age 51 with 839,000?

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 $839,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$69,284$68,667$68,065$67,477$66,903$64,376
2 years$34,299$33,660$33,041$32,441$31,859$29,342
3 years$22,639$21,997$21,380$20,785$20,212$17,785
4 years$16,810$16,170$15,559$14,975$14,416$12,097
5 years$13,313$12,678$12,074$11,502$10,959$8,754
6 years$10,983$10,352$9,758$9,198$8,671$6,582
7 years$9,320$8,694$8,109$7,562$7,052$5,078
8 years$8,072$7,452$6,877$6,344$5,850$3,989
9 years$7,103$6,489$5,923$5,404$4,927$3,176
10 years$6,327$5,719$5,164$4,658$4,198$2,554
11 years$5,694$5,092$4,546$4,054$3,610$2,071
12 years$5,166$4,570$4,035$3,556$3,129$1,689
13 years$4,720$4,130$3,605$3,139$2,728$1,384
14 years$4,337$3,754$3,239$2,787$2,392$1,139
15 years$4,006$3,429$2,924$2,485$2,106$940
16 years$3,717$3,146$2,651$2,225$1,861$777
17 years$3,462$2,898$2,413$1,999$1,650$645
18 years$3,236$2,678$2,202$1,802$1,467$535
19 years$3,033$2,482$2,016$1,628$1,308$445
20 years$2,851$2,306$1,850$1,475$1,168$371
21 years$2,687$2,148$1,702$1,338$1,045$309
22 years$2,538$2,005$1,569$1,217$937$258
23 years$2,402$1,875$1,448$1,108$841$215
24 years$2,277$1,757$1,339$1,011$756$180
25 years$2,163$1,649$1,241$923$680$150
26 years$2,058$1,550$1,151$844$613$126
27 years$1,960$1,458$1,068$772$552$105
28 years$1,870$1,374$993$708$498$88
29 years$1,786$1,296$924$649$450$73
30 years$1,708$1,224$861$596$407$61
31 years$1,635$1,157$803$547$368$51
32 years$1,567$1,095$749$503$333$43
33 years$1,503$1,037$699$462$301$36
34 years$1,442$983$653$425$273$30
35 years$1,386$932$611$392$247$25
36 years$1,333$885$571$361$224$21
37 years$1,282$840$535$332$203$18
38 years$1,235$799$501$306$184$15
39 years$1,190$760$469$282$167$12
40 years$1,147$723$440$260$151$10
41 years$1,107$688$412$240$137$9
42 years$1,068$655$387$222$124$7
43 years$1,032$624$363$205$113$6
44 years$997$595$341$189$103$5
45 years$964$567$320$175$93$4
46 years$932$541$300$161$84$4
47 years$902$517$282$149$77$3
48 years$873$493$265$138$70$3
49 years$846$471$249$127$63$2
50 years$819$450$234$118$57$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $839,000, adding $3,383 every year, while hoping to spend $58,892 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: 51/30/19 Blend
50$839,000$839,000$839,000$839,000
51$928,068$883,601$870,596$970,361
52$960,070$864,236$837,100$980,510
53$993,363$841,950$800,509$985,167
54$1,028,015$816,535$760,655$988,967
55$1,064,102$787,774$717,367$991,851
56$1,101,704$755,438$670,462$993,756
57$1,140,906$719,284$619,751$994,616
58$1,181,802$679,052$565,036$994,364
59$1,224,492$634,472$506,111$992,930
60$1,269,084$585,255$442,760$990,242
61$1,315,695$531,097$374,757$986,226
62$1,364,451$471,675$301,866$980,806
63$1,415,489$406,651$223,842$973,902
64$1,468,956$335,664$140,428$965,435
65$1,525,012$258,335$51,355$955,323
66$1,583,833$174,263$0$943,483
67$1,645,606$83,024$0$938,691
68$1,710,537$0$0$943,687
69$1,778,850$0$0$953,252
70$1,850,786$0$0$992,217
71$1,926,609$0$0$1,033,320
72$2,006,609$0$0$1,076,724
73$2,091,099$0$0$1,122,601
74$2,180,421$0$0$1,171,143
75$2,274,948$0$0$1,222,559
76$2,375,089$0$0$1,277,077
77$2,481,290$0$0$1,334,944
78$2,594,037$0$0$1,396,433
79$2,713,864$0$0$1,461,841
80$2,841,353$0$0$1,531,496
81$2,977,142$0$0$1,605,751
82$3,121,929$0$0$1,685,000
83$3,276,480$0$0$1,769,669
84$3,441,633$0$0$1,860,227
85$3,618,307$0$0$1,957,189
86$3,807,508$0$0$2,061,118
87$4,010,342$0$0$2,172,633
88$4,228,021$0$0$2,292,414
89$4,461,875$0$0$2,421,204
90$4,713,364$0$0$2,559,822
91$4,984,091$0$0$2,709,167
92$5,275,815$0$0$2,870,224
93$5,590,471$0$0$3,044,078
94$5,930,183$0$0$3,231,920
95$6,297,283$0$0$3,435,057
96$6,694,338$0$0$3,654,929
97$7,124,167$0$0$3,893,118
98$7,589,868$0$0$4,151,361
99$8,094,851$0$0$4,431,571
100$8,642,863$0$0$4,735,851