Can I retire at age 51 with 569,000?

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 $569,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$46,987$46,569$46,161$45,762$45,373$44,530
2 years$23,261$22,828$22,408$22,001$21,606$20,760
3 years$15,353$14,918$14,499$14,096$13,708$12,885
4 years$11,400$10,967$10,552$10,156$9,777$8,983
5 years$9,029$8,598$8,189$7,800$7,432$6,670
6 years$7,449$7,021$6,618$6,238$5,881$5,152
7 years$6,320$5,896$5,499$5,129$4,783$4,086
8 years$5,475$5,054$4,664$4,302$3,968$3,304
9 years$4,817$4,400$4,017$3,665$3,341$2,710
10 years$4,291$3,879$3,502$3,159$2,847$2,247
11 years$3,861$3,453$3,083$2,749$2,448$1,880
12 years$3,503$3,099$2,736$2,411$2,122$1,583
13 years$3,201$2,801$2,445$2,129$1,850$1,341
14 years$2,942$2,546$2,197$1,890$1,622$1,141
15 years$2,717$2,326$1,983$1,685$1,428$975
16 years$2,521$2,134$1,798$1,509$1,262$836
17 years$2,348$1,965$1,636$1,356$1,119$718
18 years$2,194$1,816$1,494$1,222$995$618
19 years$2,057$1,683$1,367$1,104$887$534
20 years$1,934$1,564$1,255$1,000$792$461
21 years$1,822$1,457$1,154$908$709$399
22 years$1,721$1,360$1,064$825$635$346
23 years$1,629$1,272$982$752$570$300
24 years$1,545$1,192$908$685$513$261
25 years$1,467$1,118$841$626$461$226
26 years$1,395$1,051$780$572$416$197
27 years$1,329$989$725$524$375$171
28 years$1,268$932$674$480$338$149
29 years$1,211$879$627$440$305$130
30 years$1,158$830$584$404$276$113
31 years$1,109$785$544$371$249$99
32 years$1,062$743$508$341$226$86
33 years$1,019$703$474$314$204$75
34 years$978$667$443$288$185$65
35 years$940$632$414$266$167$57
36 years$904$600$388$245$152$50
37 years$870$570$363$225$137$43
38 years$837$542$340$208$125$38
39 years$807$515$318$192$113$33
40 years$778$490$298$177$103$29
41 years$750$466$280$163$93$25
42 years$724$444$262$150$84$22
43 years$700$423$246$139$77$19
44 years$676$403$231$128$70$17
45 years$654$385$217$118$63$15
46 years$632$367$204$109$57$13
47 years$612$350$191$101$52$11
48 years$592$334$180$93$47$10
49 years$573$319$169$86$43$8
50 years$556$305$159$80$39$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $569,000, adding $6,990 every year, while hoping to spend $32,443 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: 60/16/24 Blend
50$569,000$569,000$569,000$569,000
51$634,248$604,091$595,272$667,851
52$664,422$599,173$580,694$686,577
53$696,587$592,926$564,541$702,873
54$730,911$585,251$546,725$719,947
55$767,579$576,043$527,155$737,882
56$806,793$565,191$505,737$756,769
57$848,777$552,576$482,370$776,710
58$893,773$538,073$456,950$797,820
59$942,049$521,550$429,369$820,226
60$993,898$502,866$399,513$844,072
61$1,049,643$481,873$367,263$869,515
62$1,109,635$458,414$332,496$896,732
63$1,174,265$432,323$295,081$925,919
64$1,243,957$403,424$254,883$957,296
65$1,319,180$371,531$211,761$991,107
66$1,400,448$336,448$165,567$1,027,620
67$1,488,327$297,967$116,147$1,067,139
68$1,583,439$255,870$63,340$1,109,996
69$1,686,466$209,923$6,978$1,156,563
70$1,798,159$159,883$0$1,207,253
71$1,919,345$105,491$0$1,276,138
72$2,050,931$46,474$0$1,352,903
73$2,193,918$0$0$1,436,370
74$2,349,404$0$0$1,530,288
75$2,518,598$0$0$1,641,430
76$2,702,830$0$0$1,762,493
77$2,903,566$0$0$1,894,443
78$3,122,415$0$0$2,038,347
79$3,361,152$0$0$2,195,374
80$3,621,728$0$0$2,366,816
81$3,906,291$0$0$2,554,091
82$4,217,207$0$0$2,758,763
83$4,557,079$0$0$2,982,553
84$4,928,774$0$0$3,227,354
85$5,335,448$0$0$3,495,253
86$5,780,578$0$0$3,788,548
87$6,267,989$0$0$4,109,767
88$6,801,897$0$0$4,461,696
89$7,386,943$0$0$4,847,403
90$8,028,238$0$0$5,270,266
91$8,731,411$0$0$5,734,007
92$9,502,663$0$0$6,242,724
93$10,348,823$0$0$6,800,932
94$11,277,414$0$0$7,413,602
95$12,296,721$0$0$8,086,213
96$13,415,871$0$0$8,824,797
97$14,644,918$0$0$9,636,000
98$15,994,937$0$0$10,527,146
99$17,478,130$0$0$11,506,299
100$19,107,938$0$0$12,582,345