Can I retire at age 51 with 855,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $855,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$70,605$69,976$69,363$68,764$68,179$67,495
2 years$34,953$34,302$33,671$33,059$32,466$31,777
3 years$23,071$22,417$21,787$21,182$20,598$19,925
4 years$17,130$16,479$15,856$15,260$14,691$14,040
5 years$13,567$12,920$12,305$11,721$11,168$10,540
6 years$11,193$10,550$9,944$9,374$8,836$8,234
7 years$9,497$8,860$8,264$7,707$7,186$6,608
8 years$8,226$7,594$7,008$6,465$5,962$5,408
9 years$7,238$6,612$6,036$5,507$5,021$4,491
10 years$6,448$5,828$5,262$4,747$4,278$3,772
11 years$5,802$5,189$4,633$4,131$3,679$3,197
12 years$5,264$4,657$4,112$3,624$3,188$2,730
13 years$4,810$4,209$3,673$3,199$2,780$2,344
14 years$4,420$3,826$3,301$2,840$2,437$2,023
15 years$4,083$3,495$2,980$2,533$2,146$1,753
16 years$3,788$3,206$2,702$2,268$1,897$1,524
17 years$3,528$2,953$2,459$2,037$1,682$1,330
18 years$3,297$2,729$2,244$1,836$1,495$1,162
19 years$3,091$2,529$2,055$1,659$1,333$1,019
20 years$2,906$2,350$1,886$1,503$1,190$894
21 years$2,738$2,189$1,734$1,364$1,065$786
22 years$2,586$2,043$1,599$1,240$955$692
23 years$2,448$1,911$1,476$1,129$857$610
24 years$2,321$1,790$1,365$1,030$770$539
25 years$2,204$1,680$1,264$941$693$476
26 years$2,097$1,579$1,173$860$624$421
27 years$1,998$1,486$1,089$787$563$372
28 years$1,906$1,400$1,012$721$508$330
29 years$1,820$1,321$942$661$459$292
30 years$1,740$1,248$877$607$414$259
31 years$1,666$1,179$818$557$375$229
32 years$1,596$1,116$763$512$339$204
33 years$1,531$1,057$713$471$307$181
34 years$1,470$1,002$666$433$278$160
35 years$1,412$950$622$399$252$142
36 years$1,358$902$582$368$228$126
37 years$1,307$856$545$339$207$112
38 years$1,258$814$510$312$187$100
39 years$1,212$774$478$288$170$89
40 years$1,169$736$448$265$154$79
41 years$1,128$701$420$245$140$70
42 years$1,089$668$394$226$127$62
43 years$1,051$636$370$209$115$55
44 years$1,016$606$347$193$104$49
45 years$982$578$326$178$95$44
46 years$950$552$306$164$86$39
47 years$919$526$288$152$78$35
48 years$890$502$270$140$71$31
49 years$862$480$254$130$64$27
50 years$835$458$239$120$59$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $855,000, adding $3,753 every year, while hoping to spend $25,668 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: 60/34/6 Blend
50$855,000$855,000$855,000$855,000
51$946,081$900,766$887,514$1,001,542
52$1,015,271$917,593$889,935$1,055,932
53$1,090,658$934,384$891,577$1,111,937
54$1,172,847$951,111$892,386$1,172,367
55$1,262,503$967,742$892,308$1,237,648
56$1,360,361$984,244$891,282$1,308,249
57$1,467,226$1,000,580$889,249$1,384,686
58$1,583,987$1,016,712$886,142$1,467,530
59$1,711,621$1,032,599$881,896$1,557,407
60$1,851,205$1,048,195$876,438$1,655,010
61$2,003,925$1,063,452$869,695$1,761,099
62$2,171,084$1,078,320$861,588$1,876,516
63$2,354,120$1,092,744$852,037$2,002,185
64$2,554,616$1,106,664$840,956$2,139,127
65$2,774,314$1,120,018$828,256$2,288,467
66$3,015,135$1,132,739$813,843$2,451,443
67$3,279,190$1,144,755$797,618$2,629,423
68$3,568,810$1,155,990$779,481$2,823,911
69$3,886,558$1,166,363$759,323$3,036,568
70$4,235,258$1,175,787$737,031$3,269,224
71$4,618,023$1,184,168$712,490$3,523,896
72$5,038,278$1,191,410$685,576$3,802,806
73$5,499,801$1,197,407$656,161$4,108,407
74$6,006,748$1,202,047$624,110$4,443,400
75$6,563,702$1,205,213$589,283$4,810,764
76$7,175,709$1,206,779$551,534$5,213,781
77$7,848,331$1,206,610$510,709$5,656,071
78$8,587,692$1,204,565$466,649$6,141,624
79$9,400,541$1,200,493$419,186$6,674,838
80$10,294,313$1,194,234$368,146$7,260,562
81$11,277,199$1,185,618$313,345$7,904,139
82$12,358,225$1,174,465$254,594$8,611,462
83$13,547,335$1,160,585$191,694$9,389,024
84$14,855,484$1,143,774$124,436$10,243,985
85$16,294,743$1,123,819$52,605$11,184,237
86$17,878,412$1,100,492$0$12,218,479
87$19,621,147$1,073,552$0$13,357,839
88$21,539,093$1,042,745$0$14,615,043
89$23,650,042$1,007,801$0$15,998,387
90$25,973,598$968,435$0$17,520,730
91$28,531,360$924,344$0$19,196,247
92$31,347,131$875,209$0$21,040,562
93$34,447,136$820,692$0$23,070,894
94$37,860,274$760,436$0$25,306,224
95$41,618,387$694,062$0$27,767,472
96$45,756,562$621,171$0$30,477,695
97$50,313,465$541,341$0$33,462,307
98$55,331,697$454,126$0$36,749,318
99$60,858,207$359,055$0$40,369,603
100$66,944,725$255,630$0$44,357,187