Can I retire at age 51 with 425,000?

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:
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 $425,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$35,096$34,783$34,478$34,181$33,890$32,675
2 years$17,374$17,051$16,737$16,433$16,138$14,927
3 years$11,468$11,143$10,830$10,529$10,239$9,069
4 years$8,515$8,191$7,881$7,585$7,302$6,184
5 years$6,744$6,422$6,116$5,826$5,551$4,487
6 years$5,564$5,244$4,943$4,659$4,392$3,383
7 years$4,721$4,404$4,108$3,831$3,572$2,617
8 years$4,089$3,775$3,484$3,213$2,963$2,062
9 years$3,598$3,287$3,000$2,737$2,496$1,647
10 years$3,205$2,897$2,616$2,359$2,126$1,329
11 years$2,884$2,579$2,303$2,053$1,829$1,081
12 years$2,617$2,315$2,044$1,801$1,585$884
13 years$2,391$2,092$1,826$1,590$1,382$727
14 years$2,197$1,902$1,641$1,412$1,211$600
15 years$2,029$1,737$1,481$1,259$1,067$497
16 years$1,883$1,594$1,343$1,127$943$413
17 years$1,754$1,468$1,222$1,013$836$344
18 years$1,639$1,356$1,116$913$743$286
19 years$1,537$1,257$1,021$825$662$239
20 years$1,444$1,168$937$747$592$200
21 years$1,361$1,088$862$678$530$167
22 years$1,286$1,016$795$616$475$140
23 years$1,217$950$734$561$426$117
24 years$1,154$890$679$512$383$98
25 years$1,096$835$628$468$345$83
26 years$1,042$785$583$428$310$69
27 years$993$739$541$391$280$58
28 years$947$696$503$359$253$49
29 years$905$657$468$329$228$41
30 years$865$620$436$302$206$34
31 years$828$586$407$277$186$29
32 years$794$555$379$255$168$24
33 years$761$525$354$234$152$20
34 years$731$498$331$215$138$17
35 years$702$472$309$198$125$14
36 years$675$448$289$183$113$12
37 years$650$426$271$168$103$10
38 years$625$405$254$155$93$9
39 years$603$385$238$143$84$7
40 years$581$366$223$132$77$6
41 years$561$348$209$122$69$5
42 years$541$332$196$112$63$4
43 years$523$316$184$104$57$4
44 years$505$301$173$96$52$3
45 years$488$287$162$88$47$3
46 years$472$274$152$82$43$2
47 years$457$262$143$75$39$2
48 years$442$250$134$70$35$2
49 years$428$239$126$64$32$1
50 years$415$228$119$60$29$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $425,000, adding $4,877 every year, while hoping to spend $44,042 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: 71/14/15 Blend
50$425,000$425,000$425,000$425,000
51$473,381$450,856$444,268$505,044
52$474,805$426,087$412,291$501,938
53$474,899$398,629$377,766$492,751
54$473,479$368,303$340,562$481,548
55$470,345$334,920$300,541$468,121
56$465,270$298,281$257,560$452,243
57$458,007$258,177$211,467$433,666
58$448,279$214,383$162,107$412,116
59$435,781$166,665$109,315$387,296
60$420,175$114,775$52,921$358,876
61$401,084$58,451$0$326,499
62$378,096$0$0$290,931
63$350,749$0$0$260,092
64$318,537$0$0$234,436
65$280,897$0$0$204,521
66$237,209$0$0$169,858
67$186,786$0$0$129,910
68$128,870$0$0$84,084
69$62,622$0$0$31,722
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0