Can I retire at age 51 with 901,000?

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 $901,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$74,404$73,741$73,094$72,463$71,847$69,771
2 years$36,834$36,148$35,483$34,838$34,213$32,138
3 years$24,312$23,623$22,960$22,321$21,706$19,697
4 years$18,052$17,365$16,709$16,081$15,481$13,553
5 years$14,297$13,615$12,967$12,352$11,768$9,927
6 years$11,795$11,117$10,479$9,878$9,312$7,559
7 years$10,008$9,336$8,708$8,121$7,573$5,909
8 years$8,669$8,003$7,385$6,813$6,283$4,705
9 years$7,628$6,968$6,361$5,803$5,291$3,799
10 years$6,795$6,142$5,546$5,002$4,508$3,100
11 years$6,114$5,468$4,882$4,353$3,877$2,551
12 years$5,548$4,908$4,333$3,818$3,360$2,112
13 years$5,068$4,435$3,871$3,371$2,930$1,758
14 years$4,658$4,031$3,478$2,993$2,568$1,470
15 years$4,302$3,683$3,140$2,669$2,261$1,233
16 years$3,992$3,379$2,847$2,390$1,999$1,037
17 years$3,718$3,112$2,591$2,147$1,772$875
18 years$3,475$2,875$2,365$1,935$1,576$739
19 years$3,258$2,665$2,165$1,748$1,404$626
20 years$3,062$2,476$1,987$1,583$1,254$530
21 years$2,886$2,307$1,828$1,437$1,123$450
22 years$2,726$2,153$1,685$1,307$1,006$382
23 years$2,579$2,014$1,555$1,190$903$325
24 years$2,446$1,887$1,438$1,085$812$276
25 years$2,323$1,771$1,332$991$731$235
26 years$2,210$1,664$1,236$906$658$200
27 years$2,105$1,566$1,147$830$593$171
28 years$2,008$1,476$1,067$760$535$145
29 years$1,918$1,392$993$697$483$124
30 years$1,834$1,315$925$640$437$106
31 years$1,756$1,243$862$587$395$90
32 years$1,682$1,176$804$540$357$77
33 years$1,614$1,114$751$496$323$66
34 years$1,549$1,056$702$457$293$56
35 years$1,488$1,001$656$421$265$48
36 years$1,431$950$614$387$240$41
37 years$1,377$903$574$357$218$35
38 years$1,326$858$538$329$197$30
39 years$1,278$816$504$303$179$25
40 years$1,232$776$472$280$162$22
41 years$1,188$739$443$258$147$18
42 years$1,147$704$415$238$134$16
43 years$1,108$670$390$220$121$13
44 years$1,071$639$366$203$110$11
45 years$1,035$609$344$187$100$10
46 years$1,001$581$323$173$91$8
47 years$969$555$303$160$82$7
48 years$938$530$285$148$75$6
49 years$908$506$268$137$68$5
50 years$880$483$252$126$62$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $901,000, adding $5,523 every year, while hoping to spend $59,290 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: 29/50/21 Blend
50$901,000$901,000$901,000$901,000
51$998,599$950,846$936,880$1,020,839
52$1,037,372$934,353$905,182$1,021,903
53$1,078,113$915,065$870,434$1,017,387
54$1,120,959$892,783$832,473$1,011,278
55$1,166,062$867,294$791,125$1,003,479
56$1,213,584$838,375$746,212$993,883
57$1,263,703$805,789$697,544$982,384
58$1,316,615$769,287$644,925$968,870
59$1,372,530$728,602$588,151$953,224
60$1,431,679$683,455$527,005$935,327
61$1,494,315$633,548$461,264$915,056
62$1,560,712$578,570$390,694$892,284
63$1,631,173$518,187$315,050$866,879
64$1,706,025$452,051$234,077$838,709
65$1,785,629$379,791$147,508$807,636
66$1,870,379$301,017$55,065$773,522
67$1,960,706$215,314$0$736,224
68$2,057,081$122,249$0$705,366
69$2,160,024$21,359$0$684,838
70$2,270,099$0$0$662,216
71$2,387,930$0$0$685,757
72$2,514,197$0$0$723,672
73$2,649,648$0$0$764,446
74$2,795,104$0$0$808,337
75$2,951,465$0$0$855,632
76$3,119,719$0$0$906,644
77$3,300,953$0$0$961,716
78$3,496,357$0$0$1,021,227
79$3,707,242$0$0$1,085,594
80$3,935,046$0$0$1,155,272
81$4,181,351$0$0$1,230,763
82$4,447,894$0$0$1,312,622
83$4,736,586$0$0$1,401,454
84$5,049,527$0$0$1,497,927
85$5,389,028$0$0$1,602,777
86$5,757,627$0$0$1,716,811
87$6,158,120$0$0$1,840,919
88$6,593,579$0$0$1,976,080
89$7,067,385$0$0$2,123,370
90$7,583,260$0$0$2,283,973
91$8,145,297$0$0$2,459,195
92$8,758,000$0$0$2,650,471
93$9,426,329$0$0$2,859,380
94$10,155,740$0$0$3,087,663
95$10,952,240$0$0$3,337,235
96$11,822,443$0$0$3,610,203
97$12,773,628$0$0$3,908,891
98$13,813,811$0$0$4,235,853
99$14,951,817$0$0$4,593,906
100$16,197,363$0$0$4,986,149