Can I retire at age 51 with 849,000?

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 $849,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$70,110$69,485$68,876$68,281$67,700$64,989
2 years$34,708$34,061$33,435$32,827$32,238$29,540
3 years$22,909$22,259$21,635$21,033$20,453$17,854
4 years$17,010$16,363$15,744$15,153$14,587$12,107
5 years$13,472$12,829$12,218$11,639$11,089$8,733
6 years$11,114$10,476$9,874$9,308$8,774$6,545
7 years$9,431$8,797$8,206$7,652$7,136$5,032
8 years$8,168$7,541$6,959$6,419$5,920$3,939
9 years$7,187$6,566$5,994$5,468$4,985$3,125
10 years$6,403$5,787$5,225$4,713$4,248$2,504
11 years$5,761$5,152$4,600$4,102$3,653$2,021
12 years$5,227$4,624$4,083$3,598$3,166$1,642
13 years$4,776$4,179$3,648$3,177$2,761$1,340
14 years$4,389$3,799$3,277$2,820$2,420$1,098
15 years$4,054$3,470$2,959$2,515$2,131$902
16 years$3,761$3,184$2,683$2,252$1,883$743
17 years$3,503$2,932$2,441$2,023$1,670$614
18 years$3,274$2,709$2,229$1,823$1,485$507
19 years$3,070$2,511$2,040$1,647$1,323$420
20 years$2,885$2,333$1,872$1,492$1,182$348
21 years$2,719$2,174$1,722$1,354$1,058$289
22 years$2,568$2,029$1,587$1,231$948$240
23 years$2,431$1,898$1,466$1,121$851$199
24 years$2,305$1,778$1,355$1,023$765$166
25 years$2,189$1,668$1,255$934$688$138
26 years$2,082$1,568$1,164$854$620$115
27 years$1,984$1,476$1,081$782$559$95
28 years$1,892$1,391$1,005$716$504$79
29 years$1,807$1,312$935$657$455$66
30 years$1,728$1,239$871$603$412$55
31 years$1,654$1,171$812$554$372$46
32 years$1,585$1,108$758$509$337$38
33 years$1,520$1,049$708$468$305$32
34 years$1,460$995$661$430$276$26
35 years$1,402$943$618$396$250$22
36 years$1,348$895$578$365$226$18
37 years$1,298$850$541$336$205$15
38 years$1,249$808$507$310$186$13
39 years$1,204$769$475$286$169$11
40 years$1,161$731$445$264$153$9
41 years$1,120$696$417$243$139$7
42 years$1,081$663$391$224$126$6
43 years$1,044$632$367$207$114$5
44 years$1,009$602$345$191$104$4
45 years$975$574$324$177$94$4
46 years$943$548$304$163$86$3
47 years$913$523$286$151$78$2
48 years$884$499$268$139$71$2
49 years$856$476$252$129$64$2
50 years$829$455$237$119$58$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $849,000, adding $2,236 every year, while hoping to spend $26,257 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: 33/43/24 Blend
50$849,000$849,000$849,000$849,000
51$937,904$892,907$879,748$961,910
52$1,005,633$908,723$881,282$995,953
53$1,079,391$924,433$881,988$1,030,092
54$1,159,764$940,005$881,810$1,066,358
55$1,247,398$955,404$880,689$1,104,954
56$1,343,006$970,591$878,565$1,146,107
57$1,447,369$985,527$875,373$1,190,067
58$1,561,349$1,000,167$871,047$1,237,112
59$1,685,896$1,014,464$865,516$1,287,549
60$1,822,053$1,028,368$858,706$1,341,715
61$1,970,970$1,041,826$850,541$1,399,986
62$2,133,913$1,054,780$840,938$1,462,776
63$2,312,276$1,067,168$829,814$1,530,544
64$2,507,595$1,078,926$817,079$1,603,796
65$2,721,559$1,089,983$802,641$1,683,092
66$2,956,031$1,100,265$786,402$1,769,053
67$3,213,060$1,109,692$768,261$1,862,362
68$3,494,905$1,118,179$748,110$1,963,776
69$3,804,053$1,125,638$725,839$2,074,132
70$4,143,243$1,131,970$701,331$2,194,352
71$4,515,492$1,137,075$674,464$2,325,460
72$4,924,125$1,140,844$645,111$2,468,582
73$5,372,801$1,143,161$613,138$2,624,965
74$5,865,554$1,143,904$578,406$2,795,985
75$6,406,828$1,142,942$540,769$2,983,165
76$7,001,515$1,140,137$500,076$3,188,183
77$7,655,008$1,135,342$456,167$3,412,894
78$8,373,246$1,128,401$408,876$3,659,348
79$9,162,774$1,119,149$358,029$3,929,806
80$10,030,800$1,107,411$303,447$4,226,766
81$10,985,268$1,093,000$244,938$4,552,987
82$12,034,928$1,075,720$182,307$4,911,513
83$13,189,422$1,055,362$115,346$5,305,704
84$14,459,373$1,031,705$43,840$5,739,272
85$15,856,485$1,004,514$0$6,216,310
86$17,393,653$973,542$0$6,749,654
87$19,085,087$938,526$0$7,348,498
88$20,946,440$899,189$0$8,007,172
89$22,994,965$855,237$0$8,731,814
90$25,249,666$806,358$0$9,529,198
91$27,731,487$752,225$0$10,406,789
92$30,463,504$692,489$0$11,372,823
93$33,471,144$626,784$0$12,436,380
94$36,782,425$554,720$0$13,607,473
95$40,428,219$475,888$0$14,897,144
96$44,442,545$389,854$0$16,317,568
97$48,862,887$296,160$0$17,882,168
98$53,730,551$194,321$0$19,605,748
99$59,091,052$83,827$0$21,504,629
100$64,994,543$0$0$23,596,804