Can I retire at age 51 with 887,000?

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 $887,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$73,248$72,595$71,959$71,337$70,731$69,502
2 years$36,261$35,586$34,931$34,297$33,681$32,447
3 years$23,934$23,256$22,603$21,974$21,369$20,168
4 years$17,772$17,095$16,449$15,831$15,240$14,082
5 years$14,075$13,403$12,765$12,160$11,585$10,473
6 years$11,612$10,945$10,316$9,724$9,167$8,102
7 years$9,853$9,191$8,573$7,995$7,455$6,437
8 years$8,534$7,879$7,270$6,707$6,185$5,214
9 years$7,509$6,860$6,262$5,713$5,209$4,284
10 years$6,689$6,047$5,459$4,924$4,438$3,559
11 years$6,019$5,383$4,806$4,286$3,817$2,983
12 years$5,461$4,831$4,265$3,759$3,308$2,517
13 years$4,990$4,366$3,811$3,319$2,884$2,137
14 years$4,585$3,969$3,424$2,946$2,528$1,822
15 years$4,236$3,625$3,092$2,627$2,226$1,560
16 years$3,930$3,326$2,803$2,352$1,967$1,339
17 years$3,660$3,063$2,551$2,114$1,745$1,153
18 years$3,421$2,831$2,328$1,905$1,551$995
19 years$3,207$2,623$2,131$1,721$1,383$861
20 years$3,015$2,438$1,956$1,559$1,235$746
21 years$2,841$2,271$1,799$1,415$1,105$647
22 years$2,683$2,120$1,658$1,286$991$562
23 years$2,539$1,983$1,531$1,172$889$489
24 years$2,408$1,857$1,416$1,068$799$425
25 years$2,287$1,743$1,312$976$719$370
26 years$2,175$1,638$1,216$892$648$323
27 years$2,072$1,542$1,130$817$584$282
28 years$1,977$1,453$1,050$748$527$246
29 years$1,888$1,371$977$686$476$214
30 years$1,806$1,294$910$630$430$187
31 years$1,728$1,224$849$578$389$164
32 years$1,656$1,158$792$532$352$143
33 years$1,588$1,096$739$489$318$125
34 years$1,525$1,039$691$450$288$109
35 years$1,465$986$646$414$261$96
36 years$1,409$936$604$381$236$84
37 years$1,356$889$565$351$214$73
38 years$1,305$844$529$324$194$64
39 years$1,258$803$496$299$176$56
40 years$1,213$764$465$275$160$49
41 years$1,170$727$436$254$145$43
42 years$1,129$693$409$234$132$37
43 years$1,091$660$384$216$119$33
44 years$1,054$629$360$200$108$29
45 years$1,019$600$338$185$98$25
46 years$985$572$318$170$89$22
47 years$954$546$298$158$81$19
48 years$923$521$280$146$74$17
49 years$894$498$264$135$67$15
50 years$866$476$248$124$61$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $887,000, adding $2,528 every year, while hoping to spend $45,836 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: 38/44/18 Blend
50$887,000$887,000$887,000$887,000
51$980,082$933,071$919,322$1,011,936
52$1,031,281$930,022$901,350$1,032,034
53$1,086,166$925,288$881,240$1,049,194
54$1,145,065$918,737$858,872$1,066,778
55$1,208,337$910,230$834,119$1,084,852
56$1,276,377$899,621$806,852$1,103,487
57$1,349,618$886,753$776,932$1,122,767
58$1,428,535$871,460$744,215$1,142,788
59$1,513,652$853,568$708,552$1,163,662
60$1,605,541$832,890$669,786$1,185,512
61$1,704,835$809,230$627,752$1,208,483
62$1,812,226$782,380$582,280$1,232,737
63$1,928,476$752,119$533,189$1,258,457
64$2,054,422$718,215$480,293$1,285,853
65$2,190,986$680,420$423,395$1,315,159
66$2,339,181$638,475$362,293$1,346,642
67$2,500,120$592,102$296,772$1,380,602
68$2,675,028$541,012$226,611$1,417,375
69$2,865,254$484,894$151,575$1,457,341
70$3,072,280$423,424$71,423$1,500,925
71$3,297,738$356,258$0$1,548,605
72$3,543,423$283,030$0$1,603,626
73$3,811,312$203,358$0$1,678,692
74$4,103,579$116,836$0$1,760,794
75$4,422,618$23,035$0$1,850,736
76$4,771,064$0$0$1,949,413
77$5,151,817$0$0$2,095,824
78$5,568,072$0$0$2,268,196
79$6,023,343$0$0$2,456,846
80$6,521,504$0$0$2,663,393
81$7,066,815$0$0$2,889,620
82$7,663,973$0$0$3,137,490
83$8,318,145$0$0$3,409,167
84$9,035,024$0$0$3,707,032
85$9,820,881$0$0$4,033,709
86$10,682,620$0$0$4,392,086
87$11,627,847$0$0$4,785,346
88$12,664,939$0$0$5,216,995
89$13,803,122$0$0$5,690,893
90$15,052,559$0$0$6,211,295
91$16,424,448$0$0$6,782,885
92$17,931,119$0$0$7,410,826
93$19,586,160$0$0$8,100,803
94$21,404,535$0$0$8,859,081
95$23,402,734$0$0$9,692,562
96$25,598,919$0$0$10,608,848
97$28,013,102$0$0$11,616,317
98$30,667,329$0$0$12,724,196
99$33,585,890$0$0$13,942,653
100$36,795,544$0$0$15,282,892