Can I retire at age 51 with 871,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $871,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$67,044
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$30,670
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$18,662
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$12,744
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$9,261
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$6,994
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$5,420
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,279
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$3,423
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$2,767
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,255
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$1,849
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,523
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,260
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$1,046
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$871
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$726
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$607
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$508
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$425
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$357
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$299
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$252
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$211
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$178
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$150
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$126
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$106
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$89
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$75
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$63
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$53
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$45
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$38
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$32
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$27
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$23
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$19
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$16
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$14
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$11
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$10
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$8
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$7
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$6
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$5
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$4
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$3
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$3
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $871,000, adding $3,191 every year, while hoping to spend $32,552 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: 42/49/9 Blend
50$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
51$963,134$916,971$903,470$1,000,915
52$1,026,738$927,267$899,101$1,037,890
53$1,095,739$936,977$893,495$1,074,372
54$1,170,653$946,037$886,576$1,113,137
55$1,252,048$954,381$878,264$1,154,406
56$1,340,547$961,936$868,476$1,198,424
57$1,436,838$968,626$857,125$1,245,461
58$1,541,676$974,370$844,120$1,295,816
59$1,655,895$979,081$829,365$1,349,822
60$1,780,407$982,668$812,760$1,407,845
61$1,916,222$985,032$794,201$1,470,292
62$2,064,448$986,069$773,578$1,537,613
63$2,226,305$985,670$750,776$1,610,304
64$2,403,137$983,717$725,676$1,688,918
65$2,596,422$980,085$698,152$1,774,061
66$2,807,791$974,642$668,073$1,866,410
67$3,039,034$967,248$635,302$1,966,707
68$3,292,127$957,755$599,696$2,075,779
69$3,569,244$946,004$561,106$2,194,535
70$3,872,778$931,830$519,374$2,323,985
71$4,205,366$915,054$474,337$2,465,241
72$4,569,911$895,489$425,826$2,619,536
73$4,969,611$872,937$373,660$2,788,230
74$5,407,988$847,188$317,654$2,972,830
75$5,888,920$818,018$257,613$3,174,998
76$6,416,682$785,193$193,335$3,396,571
77$6,995,978$748,462$124,607$3,639,580
78$7,631,994$707,563$51,207$3,906,269
79$8,330,440$662,216$0$4,199,116
80$9,097,607$612,126$0$4,523,464
81$9,940,424$556,982$0$4,885,150
82$10,866,528$496,454$0$5,282,613
83$11,884,327$430,194$0$5,719,569
84$13,003,089$357,834$0$6,200,117
85$14,233,021$278,985$0$6,728,781
86$15,585,370$193,236$0$7,310,556
87$17,072,527$100,154$0$7,950,954
88$18,708,143$0$0$8,656,058
89$20,507,261$0$0$9,432,969
90$22,486,451$0$0$10,347,171
91$24,663,973$0$0$11,353,111
92$27,059,946$0$0$12,460,099
93$29,696,535$0$0$13,678,392
94$32,598,166$0$0$15,019,292
95$35,791,749$0$0$16,495,254
96$39,306,938$0$0$18,120,001
97$43,176,405$0$0$19,908,651
98$47,436,154$0$0$21,877,867
99$52,125,853$0$0$24,046,006
100$57,289,214$0$0$26,433,299