Can I retire at age 51 with 953,000?

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 $953,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$78,698$77,997$77,313$76,645$75,994$75,515
2 years$38,959$38,234$37,531$36,849$36,187$35,704
3 years$25,715$24,986$24,285$23,609$22,959$22,486
4 years$19,094$18,367$17,673$17,009$16,374$15,917
5 years$15,122$14,400$13,715$13,065$12,448$12,005
6 years$12,476$11,759$11,084$10,448$9,849$9,424
7 years$10,586$9,875$9,211$8,590$8,010$7,601
8 years$9,169$8,465$7,811$7,206$6,645$6,253
9 years$8,068$7,370$6,728$6,138$5,596$5,220
10 years$7,187$6,496$5,866$5,291$4,768$4,408
11 years$6,467$5,783$5,164$4,605$4,101$3,757
12 years$5,868$5,191$4,583$4,039$3,554$3,226
13 years$5,361$4,691$4,095$3,566$3,099$2,786
14 years$4,927$4,264$3,679$3,165$2,716$2,419
15 years$4,551$3,895$3,322$2,823$2,392$2,109
16 years$4,222$3,574$3,012$2,528$2,114$1,845
17 years$3,933$3,291$2,740$2,271$1,874$1,619
18 years$3,675$3,041$2,502$2,047$1,667$1,425
19 years$3,446$2,819$2,290$1,849$1,485$1,257
20 years$3,239$2,619$2,102$1,675$1,327$1,110
21 years$3,052$2,440$1,933$1,520$1,187$983
22 years$2,883$2,277$1,782$1,382$1,064$871
23 years$2,728$2,130$1,645$1,259$955$774
24 years$2,587$1,996$1,521$1,148$859$687
25 years$2,457$1,873$1,409$1,048$773$612
26 years$2,337$1,760$1,307$959$696$544
27 years$2,227$1,657$1,214$877$628$485
28 years$2,124$1,561$1,128$804$566$433
29 years$2,029$1,473$1,050$737$511$386
30 years$1,940$1,391$978$677$462$345
31 years$1,857$1,315$912$621$418$308
32 years$1,779$1,244$851$571$378$275
33 years$1,707$1,178$794$525$342$246
34 years$1,638$1,117$742$483$310$220
35 years$1,574$1,059$694$445$280$197
36 years$1,514$1,005$649$410$254$176
37 years$1,456$955$607$377$230$158
38 years$1,402$907$569$348$209$141
39 years$1,351$863$533$321$189$126
40 years$1,303$821$500$296$172$113
41 years$1,257$781$468$273$156$101
42 years$1,213$744$439$252$141$91
43 years$1,172$709$412$233$128$81
44 years$1,132$676$387$215$116$73
45 years$1,095$644$363$198$106$65
46 years$1,059$615$341$183$96$58
47 years$1,024$587$321$169$87$52
48 years$992$560$301$156$79$47
49 years$960$535$283$145$72$42
50 years$930$511$266$134$65$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $953,000, adding $3,406 every year, while hoping to spend $47,379 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: 79/15/6 Blend
50$953,000$953,000$953,000$953,000
51$1,053,719$1,003,210$988,439$1,136,179
52$1,110,788$1,001,957$971,141$1,189,442
53$1,172,089$999,054$951,675$1,241,289
54$1,238,006$994,371$929,919$1,296,736
55$1,308,956$987,768$905,745$1,356,117
56$1,385,400$979,100$879,019$1,419,804
57$1,467,844$968,209$849,599$1,488,202
58$1,556,843$954,930$817,339$1,561,759
59$1,653,007$939,088$782,086$1,640,971
60$1,757,007$920,496$743,679$1,726,382
61$1,869,580$898,959$701,951$1,818,592
62$1,991,536$874,267$656,725$1,918,264
63$2,123,766$846,199$607,819$2,026,126
64$2,267,251$814,523$555,041$2,142,984
65$2,423,066$778,991$498,191$2,269,725
66$2,592,398$739,341$437,060$2,407,327
67$2,776,551$695,297$371,429$2,556,867
68$2,976,959$646,566$301,072$2,719,535
69$3,195,201$592,839$225,749$2,896,641
70$3,433,012$533,789$145,213$3,089,632
71$3,692,305$469,071$59,204$3,300,100
72$3,975,184$398,319$0$3,529,803
73$4,283,963$321,147$0$3,782,766
74$4,621,193$237,148$0$4,063,219
75$4,989,678$145,892$0$4,369,743
76$5,392,508$46,924$0$4,704,957
77$5,833,083$0$0$5,071,745
78$6,315,150$0$0$5,483,231
79$6,842,831$0$0$5,942,159
80$7,420,666$0$0$6,444,736
81$8,053,657$0$0$6,995,315
82$8,747,309$0$0$7,598,690
83$9,507,688$0$0$8,260,139
84$10,341,472$0$0$8,985,477
85$11,256,017$0$0$9,781,108
86$12,259,428$0$0$10,654,085
87$13,360,628$0$0$11,612,178
88$14,569,449$0$0$12,663,945
89$15,896,720$0$0$13,818,813
90$17,354,370$0$0$15,087,166
91$18,955,540$0$0$16,480,445
92$20,714,706$0$0$18,011,251
93$22,647,818$0$0$19,693,469
94$24,772,443$0$0$21,542,392
95$27,107,938$0$0$23,574,871
96$29,675,628$0$0$25,809,471
97$32,499,006$0$0$28,266,643
98$35,603,958$0$0$30,968,923
99$39,019,002$0$0$33,941,136
100$42,775,559$0$0$37,210,636