Can I retire at age 51 with 752,000?

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 $752,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$62,099$61,546$61,007$60,480$59,966$57,677
2 years$30,742$30,170$29,615$29,077$28,555$26,277
3 years$20,291$19,716$19,163$18,630$18,116$15,920
4 years$15,067$14,494$13,946$13,422$12,921$10,822
5 years$11,933$11,363$10,822$10,309$9,822$7,827
6 years$9,844$9,279$8,746$8,244$7,772$5,882
7 years$8,353$7,792$7,268$6,778$6,321$4,535
8 years$7,235$6,679$6,164$5,686$5,244$3,561
9 years$6,366$5,816$5,309$4,843$4,416$2,833
10 years$5,671$5,126$4,628$4,175$3,763$2,277
11 years$5,103$4,564$4,075$3,633$3,236$1,845
12 years$4,630$4,096$3,616$3,187$2,804$1,504
13 years$4,230$3,702$3,231$2,814$2,445$1,231
14 years$3,888$3,365$2,903$2,498$2,144$1,012
15 years$3,591$3,074$2,621$2,227$1,887$835
16 years$3,332$2,820$2,376$1,994$1,668$690
17 years$3,103$2,597$2,162$1,792$1,479$572
18 years$2,900$2,400$1,974$1,615$1,315$475
19 years$2,719$2,224$1,807$1,459$1,172$394
20 years$2,556$2,067$1,658$1,322$1,047$328
21 years$2,409$1,925$1,525$1,199$937$273
22 years$2,275$1,797$1,406$1,091$840$228
23 years$2,153$1,681$1,298$993$754$190
24 years$2,041$1,575$1,201$906$678$159
25 years$1,939$1,478$1,112$827$610$132
26 years$1,844$1,389$1,031$756$549$111
27 years$1,757$1,307$958$692$495$92
28 years$1,676$1,232$890$634$447$77
29 years$1,601$1,162$828$582$403$65
30 years$1,531$1,097$772$534$365$54
31 years$1,465$1,037$719$490$330$45
32 years$1,404$982$671$451$298$38
33 years$1,347$930$627$414$270$32
34 years$1,293$881$586$381$244$26
35 years$1,242$836$547$351$221$22
36 years$1,194$793$512$323$200$18
37 years$1,149$753$479$298$182$15
38 years$1,107$716$449$275$165$13
39 years$1,066$681$421$253$149$11
40 years$1,028$648$394$233$135$9
41 years$992$617$370$215$123$8
42 years$957$587$347$199$112$6
43 years$925$559$325$184$101$5
44 years$893$533$305$169$92$4
45 years$864$509$287$156$83$4
46 years$835$485$269$145$76$3
47 years$808$463$253$134$69$3
48 years$783$442$238$123$62$2
49 years$758$422$224$114$57$2
50 years$734$403$210$105$52$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $752,000, adding $5,279 every year, while hoping to spend $32,801 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: 40/33/27 Blend
50$752,000$752,000$752,000$752,000
51$834,149$794,293$782,637$860,685
52$884,333$798,314$773,956$884,438
53$938,535$801,432$763,884$906,672
54$997,132$803,568$752,341$930,095
55$1,060,537$804,640$739,241$954,837
56$1,129,202$804,558$724,496$981,041
57$1,203,626$803,227$708,012$1,008,869
58$1,284,358$800,548$689,693$1,038,501
59$1,372,001$796,412$669,436$1,070,137
60$1,467,217$790,708$647,134$1,104,001
61$1,570,736$783,316$622,676$1,140,341
62$1,683,361$774,109$595,945$1,179,436
63$1,805,974$762,951$566,820$1,221,593
64$1,939,548$749,699$535,173$1,267,156
65$2,085,151$734,204$500,870$1,316,508
66$2,243,961$716,304$463,774$1,370,071
67$2,417,272$695,830$423,737$1,428,319
68$2,606,510$672,602$380,609$1,491,775
69$2,813,245$646,430$334,230$1,561,022
70$3,039,204$617,114$284,435$1,636,704
71$3,286,290$584,439$231,050$1,719,538
72$3,556,597$548,182$173,895$1,810,320
73$3,852,430$508,104$112,782$1,909,932
74$4,176,331$463,953$47,512$2,019,349
75$4,531,094$415,464$0$2,139,657
76$4,919,799$362,356$0$2,278,434
77$5,345,838$304,331$0$2,445,652
78$5,812,946$241,076$0$2,629,148
79$6,325,237$172,259$0$2,830,619
80$6,887,242$97,530$0$3,051,941
81$7,503,951$16,520$0$3,295,185
82$8,180,863$0$0$3,562,639
83$8,924,032$0$0$3,882,670
84$9,740,128$0$0$4,240,797
85$10,636,501$0$0$4,634,260
86$11,621,245$0$0$5,066,624
87$12,703,276$0$0$5,541,819
88$13,892,420$0$0$6,064,173
89$15,199,499$0$0$6,638,456
90$16,636,437$0$0$7,269,922
91$18,216,369$0$0$7,964,358
92$19,953,770$0$0$8,728,144
93$21,864,585$0$0$9,568,306
94$23,966,382$0$0$10,492,585
95$26,278,518$0$0$11,509,513
96$28,822,320$0$0$12,628,488
97$31,621,287$0$0$13,859,867
98$34,701,310$0$0$15,215,059
99$38,090,917$0$0$16,706,637
100$41,821,541$0$0$18,348,455