Can I retire at age 51 with 1,360,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,360,000?

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$112,308$111,307$110,331$109,379$108,448$105,314
2 years$55,598$54,562$53,559$52,586$51,642$48,510
3 years$36,697$35,657$34,656$33,692$32,764$29,731
4 years$27,248$26,212$25,221$24,273$23,367$20,457
5 years$21,581$20,550$19,572$18,644$17,764$14,984
6 years$17,804$16,781$15,817$14,910$14,056$11,410
7 years$15,107$14,093$13,144$12,258$11,431$8,919
8 years$13,085$12,080$11,147$10,283$9,483$7,103
9 years$11,513$10,518$9,601$8,759$7,986$5,735
10 years$10,257$9,271$8,371$7,550$6,805$4,680
11 years$9,229$8,253$7,369$6,571$5,852$3,850
12 years$8,374$7,408$6,540$5,764$5,071$3,189
13 years$7,650$6,694$5,843$5,088$4,422$2,654
14 years$7,031$6,085$5,250$4,517$3,877$2,219
15 years$6,494$5,559$4,740$4,028$3,413$1,861
16 years$6,025$5,100$4,298$3,607$3,017$1,566
17 years$5,612$4,697$3,911$3,241$2,675$1,321
18 years$5,245$4,340$3,570$2,921$2,378$1,116
19 years$4,917$4,022$3,268$2,639$2,120$944
20 years$4,622$3,738$2,999$2,390$1,893$800
21 years$4,356$3,482$2,759$2,169$1,694$679
22 years$4,114$3,250$2,543$1,972$1,519$577
23 years$3,893$3,040$2,348$1,796$1,363$490
24 years$3,692$2,848$2,171$1,638$1,225$417
25 years$3,506$2,673$2,011$1,496$1,103$355
26 years$3,335$2,512$1,865$1,368$993$302
27 years$3,178$2,364$1,732$1,252$896$257
28 years$3,031$2,228$1,610$1,147$808$219
29 years$2,895$2,101$1,498$1,052$730$187
30 years$2,768$1,985$1,396$966$659$159
31 years$2,650$1,876$1,301$887$596$136
32 years$2,539$1,775$1,214$815$539$116
33 years$2,436$1,681$1,133$749$488$99
34 years$2,338$1,593$1,059$690$442$84
35 years$2,246$1,511$990$635$400$72
36 years$2,160$1,434$926$585$363$62
37 years$2,078$1,362$867$539$329$52
38 years$2,001$1,295$812$496$298$45
39 years$1,928$1,231$761$458$270$38
40 years$1,859$1,171$713$422$245$33
41 years$1,794$1,115$668$390$222$28
42 years$1,731$1,062$627$360$202$24
43 years$1,672$1,012$588$332$183$20
44 years$1,616$964$552$306$166$17
45 years$1,562$920$519$283$151$15
46 years$1,511$877$487$261$137$13
47 years$1,462$837$458$242$124$11
48 years$1,415$799$430$223$113$9
49 years$1,371$763$404$206$103$8
50 years$1,328$729$380$191$93$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $1,360,000, adding $5,996 every year, while hoping to spend $56,697 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: 29/49/22 Blend
50$1,360,000$1,360,000$1,360,000$1,360,000
51$1,504,905$1,432,825$1,411,745$1,538,035
52$1,598,080$1,442,708$1,398,713$1,573,984
53$1,698,859$1,451,175$1,383,345$1,607,164
54$1,807,957$1,458,097$1,365,501$1,641,650
55$1,926,161$1,463,337$1,345,038$1,677,590
56$2,054,337$1,466,748$1,321,804$1,715,150
57$2,193,435$1,468,174$1,295,640$1,754,518
58$2,344,502$1,467,451$1,266,381$1,795,907
59$2,508,689$1,464,405$1,233,853$1,839,556
60$2,687,263$1,458,847$1,197,874$1,885,731
61$2,881,615$1,450,583$1,158,254$1,934,734
62$3,093,279$1,439,401$1,114,796$1,986,902
63$3,323,942$1,425,080$1,067,290$2,042,613
64$3,575,460$1,407,384$1,015,519$2,102,289
65$3,849,875$1,386,065$959,258$2,166,404
66$4,149,437$1,360,857$898,268$2,235,487
67$4,476,621$1,331,480$832,301$2,310,128
68$4,834,152$1,297,638$761,098$2,390,988
69$5,225,030$1,259,016$684,389$2,478,802
70$5,652,557$1,215,283$601,891$2,574,390
71$6,120,372$1,166,085$513,308$2,678,668
72$6,632,478$1,111,052$418,332$2,792,653
73$7,193,286$1,049,788$316,641$2,917,480
74$7,807,652$981,878$207,899$3,054,410
75$8,480,923$906,881$91,754$3,204,846
76$9,218,990$824,331$0$3,370,348
77$10,028,339$733,735$0$3,560,206
78$10,916,116$634,575$0$3,792,266
79$11,890,191$526,300$0$4,047,198
80$12,959,231$408,329$0$4,327,473
81$14,132,784$280,049$0$4,635,826
82$15,421,369$140,812$0$4,975,286
83$16,836,571$0$0$5,349,202
84$18,391,154$0$0$5,766,708
85$20,099,178$0$0$6,309,070
86$21,976,132$0$0$6,905,309
87$24,039,081$0$0$7,560,875
88$26,306,824$0$0$8,281,772
89$28,800,073$0$0$9,074,616
90$31,541,648$0$0$9,946,695
91$34,556,688$0$0$10,906,040
92$37,872,892$0$0$11,961,498
93$41,520,779$0$0$13,122,820
94$45,533,974$0$0$14,400,745
95$49,949,524$0$0$15,807,110
96$54,808,248$0$0$17,354,955
97$60,155,125$0$0$19,058,649
98$66,039,711$0$0$20,934,024
99$72,516,611$0$0$22,998,527
100$79,645,991$0$0$25,271,380