Can I retire at age 51 with 983,000?

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 $983,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$81,175$80,452$79,747$79,058$78,386$76,336
2 years$40,186$39,437$38,712$38,009$37,327$35,275
3 years$26,524$25,773$25,049$24,353$23,682$21,693
4 years$19,695$18,946$18,229$17,545$16,890$14,980
5 years$15,599$14,854$14,147$13,476$12,839$11,013
6 years$12,868$12,129$11,433$10,777$10,159$8,418
7 years$10,919$10,186$9,501$8,860$8,262$6,606
8 years$9,458$8,731$8,057$7,433$6,854$5,282
9 years$8,322$7,602$6,940$6,331$5,772$4,284
10 years$7,413$6,701$6,050$5,457$4,918$3,511
11 years$6,671$5,965$5,327$4,750$4,230$2,901
12 years$6,052$5,354$4,727$4,166$3,666$2,414
13 years$5,530$4,839$4,223$3,678$3,196$2,019
14 years$5,082$4,398$3,795$3,265$2,802$1,696
15 years$4,694$4,018$3,426$2,912$2,467$1,430
16 years$4,355$3,686$3,106$2,607$2,180$1,209
17 years$4,056$3,395$2,827$2,342$1,933$1,025
18 years$3,791$3,137$2,580$2,111$1,719$870
19 years$3,554$2,907$2,362$1,907$1,532$740
20 years$3,341$2,702$2,168$1,728$1,369$631
21 years$3,148$2,517$1,994$1,568$1,225$538
22 years$2,974$2,349$1,838$1,426$1,098$459
23 years$2,814$2,197$1,697$1,298$985$393
24 years$2,668$2,059$1,569$1,184$886$336
25 years$2,534$1,932$1,454$1,081$797$287
26 years$2,411$1,816$1,348$989$718$246
27 years$2,297$1,709$1,252$905$647$211
28 years$2,191$1,610$1,164$829$584$181
29 years$2,093$1,519$1,083$760$527$155
30 years$2,001$1,434$1,009$698$477$133
31 years$1,915$1,356$940$641$431$114
32 years$1,835$1,283$877$589$390$98
33 years$1,760$1,215$819$542$353$84
34 years$1,690$1,152$765$498$319$72
35 years$1,624$1,092$716$459$289$62
36 years$1,561$1,037$669$423$262$53
37 years$1,502$985$627$389$238$46
38 years$1,447$936$587$359$215$39
39 years$1,394$890$550$331$195$34
40 years$1,344$847$515$305$177$29
41 years$1,297$806$483$282$161$25
42 years$1,252$768$453$260$146$21
43 years$1,209$731$425$240$132$18
44 years$1,168$697$399$221$120$16
45 years$1,129$665$375$205$109$13
46 years$1,092$634$352$189$99$12
47 years$1,057$605$331$175$90$10
48 years$1,023$578$311$161$82$9
49 years$991$552$292$149$74$7
50 years$960$527$275$138$67$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $983,000, adding $5,181 every year, while hoping to spend $59,442 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: 54/20/26 Blend
50$983,000$983,000$983,000$983,000
51$1,088,610$1,036,511$1,021,275$1,139,304
52$1,136,403$1,024,054$992,242$1,162,377
53$1,187,078$1,008,995$960,244$1,180,921
54$1,240,866$991,143$925,119$1,199,897
55$1,298,022$970,296$886,697$1,219,368
56$1,358,821$946,241$844,802$1,239,404
57$1,423,566$918,752$799,249$1,260,091
58$1,492,589$887,590$749,842$1,281,522
59$1,566,252$852,501$696,381$1,303,807
60$1,644,953$813,218$638,654$1,327,070
61$1,729,129$769,456$576,439$1,351,450
62$1,819,257$720,916$509,507$1,377,108
63$1,915,862$667,281$437,616$1,404,225
64$2,019,518$608,216$360,514$1,433,005
65$2,130,856$543,366$277,939$1,463,679
66$2,250,570$472,357$189,616$1,496,506
67$2,379,418$394,793$95,258$1,531,780
68$2,518,237$310,256$0$1,569,829
69$2,667,943$218,305$0$1,612,532
70$2,829,544$118,472$0$1,687,094
71$3,004,146$10,266$0$1,767,615
72$3,192,967$0$0$1,854,710
73$3,397,342$0$0$1,972,571
74$3,618,743$0$0$2,102,775
75$3,858,785$0$0$2,244,023
76$4,119,246$0$0$2,397,372
77$4,402,080$0$0$2,563,983
78$4,709,437$0$0$2,745,133
79$5,043,683$0$0$2,942,229
80$5,407,419$0$0$3,156,817
81$5,803,508$0$0$3,390,599
82$6,235,101$0$0$3,645,449
83$6,705,665$0$0$3,923,427
84$7,219,016$0$0$4,226,802
85$7,779,354$0$0$4,558,071
86$8,391,302$0$0$4,919,985
87$9,059,951$0$0$5,315,568
88$9,790,903$0$0$5,748,155
89$10,590,327$0$0$6,221,412
90$11,465,016$0$0$6,739,381
91$12,422,450$0$0$7,306,509
92$13,470,864$0$0$7,927,695
93$14,619,328$0$0$8,608,334
94$15,877,829$0$0$9,354,366
95$17,257,369$0$0$10,172,335
96$18,770,062$0$0$11,069,447
97$20,429,252$0$0$12,053,640
98$22,249,635$0$0$13,133,657
99$24,247,400$0$0$14,319,127
100$26,440,379$0$0$15,620,659