Can I retire at age 51 with 861,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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 $861,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$71,101$70,467$69,849$69,246$68,657$67,354
2 years$35,198$34,543$33,907$33,291$32,694$31,386
3 years$23,232$22,574$21,940$21,330$20,742$19,470
4 years$17,251$16,594$15,967$15,367$14,794$13,567
5 years$13,663$13,010$12,391$11,803$11,246$10,069
6 years$11,271$10,624$10,014$9,439$8,898$7,772
7 years$9,564$8,922$8,322$7,761$7,237$6,162
8 years$8,284$7,648$7,057$6,510$6,004$4,979
9 years$7,289$6,659$6,078$5,545$5,056$4,082
10 years$6,493$5,869$5,299$4,780$4,308$3,383
11 years$5,843$5,225$4,665$4,160$3,705$2,828
12 years$5,301$4,690$4,140$3,649$3,211$2,380
13 years$4,843$4,238$3,699$3,221$2,800$2,015
14 years$4,451$3,852$3,324$2,860$2,454$1,714
15 years$4,111$3,519$3,001$2,550$2,161$1,463
16 years$3,815$3,229$2,721$2,284$1,910$1,253
17 years$3,553$2,974$2,476$2,052$1,693$1,076
18 years$3,321$2,748$2,260$1,849$1,506$926
19 years$3,113$2,547$2,069$1,671$1,342$798
20 years$2,926$2,366$1,899$1,513$1,199$689
21 years$2,758$2,204$1,747$1,373$1,073$596
22 years$2,605$2,058$1,610$1,249$962$516
23 years$2,465$1,924$1,486$1,137$863$448
24 years$2,337$1,803$1,375$1,037$776$388
25 years$2,220$1,692$1,273$947$698$337
26 years$2,112$1,590$1,181$866$629$293
27 years$2,012$1,497$1,096$793$567$255
28 years$1,919$1,410$1,019$726$512$221
29 years$1,833$1,330$949$666$462$193
30 years$1,753$1,256$884$611$417$168
31 years$1,678$1,188$824$561$377$146
32 years$1,608$1,124$769$516$341$127
33 years$1,542$1,064$718$474$309$111
34 years$1,480$1,009$670$437$280$97
35 years$1,422$957$627$402$253$84
36 years$1,367$908$586$370$230$73
37 years$1,316$862$549$341$208$64
38 years$1,267$820$514$314$189$56
39 years$1,221$779$482$290$171$49
40 years$1,177$742$451$267$155$42
41 years$1,136$706$423$247$141$37
42 years$1,096$672$397$228$128$32
43 years$1,059$641$373$210$116$28
44 years$1,023$611$350$194$105$25
45 years$989$582$328$179$96$21
46 years$957$555$308$165$87$19
47 years$926$530$290$153$79$16
48 years$896$506$272$141$72$14
49 years$868$483$256$131$65$12
50 years$841$462$241$121$59$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $861,000, adding $5,899 every year, while hoping to spend $26,997 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: 67/22/11 Blend
50$861,000$861,000$861,000$861,000
51$954,907$909,274$895,928$1,016,238
52$1,023,583$925,104$897,217$1,073,626
53$1,098,359$940,804$897,645$1,132,583
54$1,179,829$956,341$897,153$1,196,343
55$1,268,646$971,676$895,682$1,265,371
56$1,365,529$986,770$893,169$1,340,184
57$1,471,270$1,001,579$889,547$1,421,348
58$1,586,740$1,016,057$884,748$1,509,487
59$1,712,898$1,030,154$878,697$1,605,290
60$1,850,800$1,043,818$871,320$1,709,517
61$2,001,609$1,056,992$862,536$1,823,002
62$2,166,603$1,069,615$852,262$1,946,669
63$2,347,194$1,081,623$840,409$2,081,532
64$2,544,932$1,092,947$826,887$2,228,711
65$2,761,526$1,103,512$811,599$2,389,440
66$2,998,859$1,113,242$794,445$2,565,080
67$3,259,003$1,122,051$775,319$2,757,129
68$3,544,241$1,129,851$754,112$2,967,240
69$3,857,087$1,136,547$730,708$3,197,234
70$4,200,310$1,142,038$704,987$3,449,120
71$4,576,961$1,146,217$676,824$3,725,110
72$4,990,399$1,148,970$646,085$4,027,643
73$5,444,325$1,150,175$612,635$4,359,410
74$5,942,816$1,149,704$576,328$4,723,373
75$6,490,364$1,147,419$537,015$5,122,801
76$7,091,914$1,143,176$494,538$5,561,295
77$7,752,918$1,136,820$448,734$6,042,824
78$8,479,380$1,128,189$399,431$6,571,765
79$9,277,914$1,117,107$346,449$7,152,942
80$10,155,808$1,103,393$289,602$7,791,672
81$11,121,091$1,086,850$228,694$8,493,816
82$12,182,609$1,067,272$163,522$9,265,834
83$13,350,107$1,044,440$93,873$10,114,847
84$14,634,324$1,018,124$19,523$11,048,706
85$16,047,090$988,076$0$12,076,062
86$17,601,440$954,039$0$13,213,474
87$19,311,736$915,736$0$14,467,335
88$21,193,804$872,878$0$15,846,967
89$23,265,079$825,156$0$17,365,173
90$25,544,773$772,245$0$19,036,064
91$28,054,056$713,801$0$20,875,189
92$30,816,252$649,460$0$22,899,687
93$33,857,065$578,838$0$25,128,446
94$37,204,813$501,529$0$27,582,281
95$40,890,703$417,102$0$30,284,134
96$44,949,120$325,106$0$33,259,289
97$49,417,954$225,060$0$36,535,610
98$54,338,955$116,458$0$40,143,806
99$59,758,131$0$0$44,117,723
100$65,726,175$0$0$48,494,959