Can I retire at age 51 with 2,000,000?

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 $2,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$165,158$163,687$162,252$160,851$159,483$158,811
2 years$81,761$80,239$78,763$77,332$75,944$75,266
3 years$53,966$52,437$50,965$49,547$48,182$47,518
4 years$40,071$38,547$37,089$35,696$34,364$33,720
5 years$31,737$30,221$28,783$27,418$26,123$25,500
6 years$26,182$24,678$23,261$21,926$20,670$20,070
7 years$22,216$20,724$19,330$18,027$16,810$16,233
8 years$19,243$17,765$16,393$15,122$13,946$13,391
9 years$16,931$15,467$14,120$12,881$11,744$11,212
10 years$15,083$13,634$12,310$11,103$10,007$9,497
11 years$13,572$12,137$10,837$9,663$8,606$8,119
12 years$12,314$10,894$9,618$8,476$7,458$6,992
13 years$11,250$9,845$8,593$7,483$6,503$6,059
14 years$10,339$8,949$7,721$6,643$5,701$5,277
15 years$9,550$8,175$6,971$5,924$5,020$4,616
16 years$8,861$7,500$6,320$5,304$4,436$4,052
17 years$8,253$6,907$5,751$4,766$3,934$3,569
18 years$7,713$6,383$5,250$4,295$3,497$3,151
19 years$7,231$5,915$4,806$3,881$3,117$2,789
20 years$6,797$5,497$4,411$3,515$2,785$2,474
21 years$6,406$5,120$4,057$3,190$2,492$2,198
22 years$6,050$4,779$3,739$2,900$2,234$1,955
23 years$5,726$4,470$3,452$2,642$2,005$1,742
24 years$5,429$4,188$3,193$2,409$1,802$1,554
25 years$5,156$3,930$2,957$2,200$1,622$1,388
26 years$4,905$3,694$2,743$2,012$1,461$1,241
27 years$4,673$3,476$2,547$1,841$1,317$1,110
28 years$4,458$3,276$2,368$1,687$1,188$994
29 years$4,258$3,090$2,203$1,547$1,073$890
30 years$4,071$2,919$2,052$1,420$970$798
31 years$3,897$2,759$1,913$1,304$877$716
32 years$3,734$2,611$1,785$1,198$793$642
33 years$3,582$2,472$1,667$1,102$718$576
34 years$3,438$2,343$1,557$1,014$650$518
35 years$3,304$2,222$1,456$933$588$465
36 years$3,176$2,109$1,362$860$533$418
37 years$3,057$2,003$1,275$792$483$375
38 years$2,943$1,904$1,194$730$438$338
39 years$2,836$1,811$1,119$673$397$303
40 years$2,734$1,723$1,048$621$360$273
41 years$2,638$1,640$983$573$327$246
42 years$2,546$1,562$922$529$297$221
43 years$2,459$1,488$865$488$269$199
44 years$2,376$1,418$812$451$244$179
45 years$2,297$1,352$763$416$222$161
46 years$2,222$1,290$716$384$201$145
47 years$2,150$1,231$673$355$183$130
48 years$2,081$1,175$632$328$166$117
49 years$2,016$1,122$594$303$151$106
50 years$1,953$1,072$559$280$137$95

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $2,000,000, adding $6,444 every year, while hoping to spend $22,042 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: 30/41/29 Blend
50$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
51$2,210,647$2,104,647$2,073,647$2,257,129
52$2,412,680$2,184,322$2,119,662$2,373,798
53$2,634,583$2,267,163$2,166,479$2,496,865
54$2,878,357$2,353,300$2,214,103$2,628,823
55$3,146,210$2,442,873$2,262,536$2,770,463
56$3,440,573$2,536,023$2,311,781$2,922,651
57$3,764,125$2,632,902$2,361,839$3,086,337
58$4,119,817$2,733,665$2,412,711$3,262,566
59$4,510,899$2,838,476$2,464,398$3,452,481
60$4,940,954$2,947,504$2,516,899$3,657,339
61$5,413,928$3,060,928$2,570,211$3,878,523
62$5,934,168$3,178,934$2,624,333$4,117,547
63$6,506,465$3,301,714$2,679,261$4,376,079
64$7,136,098$3,429,471$2,734,989$4,655,948
65$7,828,882$3,562,416$2,791,513$4,959,166
66$8,591,223$3,700,771$2,848,824$5,287,945
67$9,430,184$3,844,764$2,906,915$5,644,715
68$10,353,541$3,994,636$2,965,776$6,032,148
69$11,369,868$4,150,639$3,025,395$6,453,183
70$12,488,609$4,313,034$3,085,760$6,911,051
71$13,720,170$4,482,096$3,146,856$7,409,306
72$15,076,018$4,658,110$3,208,667$7,951,858
73$16,568,790$4,841,375$3,271,174$8,543,006
74$18,212,407$5,032,203$3,334,359$9,187,482
75$20,022,211$5,230,920$3,398,199$9,890,492
76$22,015,108$5,437,866$3,462,670$10,657,763
77$24,209,726$5,653,398$3,527,746$11,495,600
78$26,626,590$5,877,887$3,593,398$12,410,939
79$29,288,319$6,111,721$3,659,594$13,411,416
80$32,219,839$6,355,306$3,726,301$14,505,436
81$35,448,613$6,609,066$3,793,483$15,702,250
82$39,004,905$6,873,444$3,861,099$17,012,043
83$42,922,067$7,148,904$3,929,107$18,446,025
84$47,236,847$7,435,930$3,997,461$20,016,541
85$51,989,741$7,735,026$4,066,112$21,737,183
86$57,225,375$8,046,723$4,135,006$23,622,914
87$62,992,922$8,371,572$4,204,089$25,690,212
88$69,346,573$8,710,151$4,273,298$27,957,224
89$76,346,039$9,063,064$4,342,569$30,443,930
90$84,057,123$9,430,943$4,411,834$33,172,335
91$92,552,338$9,814,447$4,481,018$36,166,675
92$101,911,588$10,214,266$4,550,044$39,453,639
93$112,222,927$10,631,123$4,618,828$43,062,624
94$123,583,388$11,065,770$4,687,281$47,026,005
95$136,099,899$11,518,998$4,755,310$51,379,446
96$149,890,290$11,991,630$4,822,814$56,162,225
97$165,084,409$12,484,530$4,889,688$61,417,610
98$181,825,346$12,998,599$4,955,820$67,193,260
99$200,270,782$13,534,781$5,021,090$73,541,676
100$220,594,479$14,094,062$5,085,373$80,520,690