Can I retire at age 51 with 884,000?

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 $884,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$73,000$72,350$71,715$71,096$70,491$68,732
2 years$36,139$35,466$34,813$34,181$33,567$31,805
3 years$23,853$23,177$22,526$21,900$21,296$19,588
4 years$17,712$17,038$16,393$15,778$15,189$13,546
5 years$14,028$13,358$12,722$12,119$11,546$9,974
6 years$11,572$10,908$10,281$9,691$9,136$7,637
7 years$9,819$9,160$8,544$7,968$7,430$6,003
8 years$8,505$7,852$7,246$6,684$6,164$4,809
9 years$7,484$6,837$6,241$5,693$5,191$3,907
10 years$6,667$6,026$5,441$4,908$4,423$3,208
11 years$5,999$5,365$4,790$4,271$3,804$2,656
12 years$5,443$4,815$4,251$3,746$3,296$2,214
13 years$4,973$4,351$3,798$3,308$2,875$1,856
14 years$4,570$3,955$3,413$2,936$2,520$1,562
15 years$4,221$3,613$3,081$2,618$2,219$1,320
16 years$3,916$3,315$2,793$2,345$1,961$1,118
17 years$3,648$3,053$2,542$2,107$1,739$950
18 years$3,409$2,821$2,320$1,898$1,546$808
19 years$3,196$2,615$2,124$1,715$1,378$689
20 years$3,004$2,430$1,950$1,554$1,231$589
21 years$2,831$2,263$1,793$1,410$1,101$503
22 years$2,674$2,113$1,653$1,282$987$431
23 years$2,531$1,976$1,526$1,168$886$369
24 years$2,400$1,851$1,411$1,065$797$316
25 years$2,279$1,737$1,307$973$717$271
26 years$2,168$1,633$1,212$889$646$233
27 years$2,065$1,537$1,126$814$582$200
28 years$1,970$1,448$1,047$746$525$172
29 years$1,882$1,366$974$684$474$148
30 years$1,799$1,290$907$628$429$127
31 years$1,723$1,219$846$576$387$109
32 years$1,651$1,154$789$530$350$94
33 years$1,583$1,093$737$487$317$81
34 years$1,520$1,036$688$448$287$70
35 years$1,460$982$644$413$260$60
36 years$1,404$932$602$380$236$52
37 years$1,351$886$563$350$214$44
38 years$1,301$842$528$323$194$38
39 years$1,253$800$494$298$176$33
40 years$1,209$761$463$274$159$28
41 years$1,166$725$435$253$144$24
42 years$1,125$690$408$234$131$21
43 years$1,087$658$382$216$119$18
44 years$1,050$627$359$199$108$16
45 years$1,015$598$337$184$98$13
46 years$982$570$317$170$89$12
47 years$950$544$297$157$81$10
48 years$920$520$280$145$73$9
49 years$891$496$263$134$67$7
50 years$863$474$247$124$61$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $884,000, adding $2,475 every year, while hoping to spend $33,627 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: 35/49/16 Blend
50$884,000$884,000$884,000$884,000
51$976,721$929,869$916,167$1,006,014
52$1,040,568$939,654$911,080$1,037,323
53$1,109,800$948,791$904,695$1,067,740
54$1,184,931$957,213$896,934$1,099,839
55$1,266,526$964,849$887,713$1,133,789
56$1,355,207$971,622$876,947$1,169,775
57$1,451,658$977,451$864,545$1,208,004
58$1,556,631$982,250$850,410$1,248,707
59$1,670,953$985,926$834,445$1,292,139
60$1,795,536$988,382$816,545$1,338,584
61$1,931,382$989,514$796,600$1,388,357
62$2,079,594$989,211$774,498$1,441,810
63$2,241,387$987,357$750,118$1,499,329
64$2,418,098$983,827$723,336$1,561,346
65$2,611,198$978,489$694,022$1,628,340
66$2,822,307$971,202$662,039$1,700,840
67$3,053,210$961,818$627,245$1,779,436
68$3,305,870$950,180$589,490$1,864,778
69$3,582,451$936,121$548,620$1,957,591
70$3,885,333$919,463$504,471$2,058,674
71$4,217,140$900,019$456,873$2,168,915
72$4,580,759$877,591$405,650$2,289,297
73$4,979,372$851,969$350,614$2,420,907
74$5,416,481$822,929$291,573$2,564,951
75$5,895,946$790,236$228,325$2,722,763
76$6,422,016$753,641$160,658$2,895,818
77$6,999,373$712,881$88,351$3,085,751
78$7,633,174$667,677$11,175$3,294,370
79$8,329,097$617,733$0$3,523,673
80$9,093,401$562,738$0$3,788,027
81$9,932,979$502,362$0$4,080,549
82$10,855,422$436,258$0$4,402,079
83$11,869,098$364,057$0$4,755,655
84$12,983,220$285,370$0$5,144,630
85$14,207,943$199,787$0$5,572,710
86$15,554,450$106,874$0$6,043,986
87$17,035,067$6,173$0$6,562,974
88$18,663,369$0$0$7,134,663
89$20,454,316$0$0$7,819,988
90$22,424,389$0$0$8,577,664
91$24,591,747$0$0$9,411,364
92$26,976,398$0$0$10,328,803
93$29,600,386$0$0$11,338,482
94$32,488,002$0$0$12,449,766
95$35,666,008$0$0$13,672,976
96$39,163,894$0$0$15,019,483
97$43,014,153$0$0$16,501,818
98$47,252,588$0$0$18,133,787
99$51,918,650$0$0$19,930,604
100$57,055,808$0$0$21,909,032