Can I retire at age 51 with 859,000?

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 $859,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$70,935$70,304$69,687$69,085$68,498$66,626
2 years$35,117$34,463$33,829$33,214$32,618$30,746
3 years$23,178$22,522$21,889$21,281$20,694$18,880
4 years$17,211$16,556$15,930$15,331$14,759$13,017
5 years$13,631$12,980$12,362$11,776$11,220$9,555
6 years$11,245$10,599$9,991$9,417$8,878$7,292
7 years$9,542$8,901$8,302$7,743$7,220$5,712
8 years$8,265$7,630$7,041$6,495$5,990$4,560
9 years$7,272$6,643$6,064$5,532$5,044$3,691
10 years$6,478$5,856$5,287$4,769$4,298$3,019
11 years$5,829$5,213$4,655$4,150$3,696$2,491
12 years$5,289$4,679$4,131$3,640$3,203$2,068
13 years$4,832$4,228$3,691$3,214$2,793$1,726
14 years$4,441$3,843$3,316$2,853$2,449$1,447
15 years$4,102$3,511$2,994$2,544$2,156$1,217
16 years$3,806$3,221$2,714$2,278$1,905$1,027
17 years$3,545$2,967$2,470$2,047$1,689$869
18 years$3,313$2,741$2,255$1,845$1,502$736
19 years$3,106$2,541$2,064$1,667$1,339$625
20 years$2,919$2,361$1,894$1,510$1,196$531
21 years$2,751$2,199$1,742$1,370$1,070$452
22 years$2,598$2,053$1,606$1,246$959$385
23 years$2,459$1,920$1,483$1,135$861$328
24 years$2,332$1,799$1,371$1,035$774$280
25 years$2,215$1,688$1,270$945$696$239
26 years$2,107$1,587$1,178$864$627$204
27 years$2,007$1,493$1,094$791$566$175
28 years$1,915$1,407$1,017$725$510$149
29 years$1,829$1,327$946$665$461$128
30 years$1,749$1,254$881$610$416$109
31 years$1,674$1,185$822$560$376$93
32 years$1,604$1,121$767$515$341$80
33 years$1,538$1,062$716$473$308$68
34 years$1,477$1,006$669$436$279$59
35 years$1,419$955$625$401$253$50
36 years$1,364$906$585$369$229$43
37 years$1,313$860$548$340$208$37
38 years$1,264$818$513$314$188$32
39 years$1,218$778$480$289$171$27
40 years$1,174$740$450$267$155$23
41 years$1,133$704$422$246$140$20
42 years$1,094$671$396$227$127$17
43 years$1,056$639$372$210$116$15
44 years$1,021$609$349$194$105$12
45 years$987$581$328$179$95$11
46 years$954$554$308$165$87$9
47 years$923$529$289$153$79$8
48 years$894$505$272$141$71$7
49 years$866$482$255$130$65$6
50 years$839$461$240$120$59$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $859,000, adding $5,218 every year, while hoping to spend $58,071 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: 28/43/29 Blend
50$859,000$859,000$859,000$859,000
51$952,000$906,473$893,159$970,006
52$987,317$889,103$861,293$967,504
53$1,024,290$868,936$826,413$959,477
54$1,063,027$845,773$788,356$949,694
55$1,103,644$819,404$746,954$938,047
56$1,146,268$789,607$702,030$924,420
57$1,191,036$756,146$653,396$908,695
58$1,238,097$718,774$600,861$890,748
59$1,287,615$677,225$544,221$870,450
60$1,339,765$631,223$483,266$847,665
61$1,394,740$580,472$417,775$822,255
62$1,452,749$524,661$347,516$794,075
63$1,514,022$463,461$272,250$762,975
64$1,578,807$396,525$191,725$728,800
65$1,647,376$323,486$105,678$691,390
66$1,720,026$243,954$13,837$650,579
67$1,797,082$157,521$0$606,198
68$1,878,898$63,754$0$584,116
69$1,965,863$0$0$564,372
70$2,058,401$0$0$560,478
71$2,156,977$0$0$588,543
72$2,262,098$0$0$618,553
73$2,374,323$0$0$650,679
74$2,494,262$0$0$685,106
75$2,622,584$0$0$722,039
76$2,760,023$0$0$761,701
77$2,907,383$0$0$804,337
78$3,065,549$0$0$850,219
79$3,235,488$0$0$899,641
80$3,418,264$0$0$952,929
81$3,615,045$0$0$1,010,441
82$3,827,114$0$0$1,072,569
83$4,055,878$0$0$1,139,744
84$4,302,887$0$0$1,212,442
85$4,569,839$0$0$1,291,182
86$4,858,604$0$0$1,376,538
87$5,171,237$0$0$1,469,141
88$5,509,995$0$0$1,569,684
89$5,877,362$0$0$1,678,928
90$6,276,069$0$0$1,797,714
91$6,709,120$0$0$1,926,963
92$7,179,818$0$0$2,067,691
93$7,691,797$0$0$2,221,014
94$8,249,057$0$0$2,388,163
95$8,855,998$0$0$2,570,489
96$9,517,461$0$0$2,769,484
97$10,238,775$0$0$2,986,785
98$11,025,805$0$0$3,224,197
99$11,885,006$0$0$3,483,708
100$12,823,484$0$0$3,767,503