Can I retire at age 51 with 771,000?

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 $771,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$63,668$63,101$62,548$62,008$61,481$60,437
2 years$31,519$30,932$30,363$29,812$29,276$28,229
3 years$20,804$20,214$19,647$19,101$18,574$17,554
4 years$15,447$14,860$14,298$13,761$13,247$12,263
5 years$12,234$11,650$11,096$10,570$10,070$9,125
6 years$10,093$9,513$8,967$8,453$7,968$7,063
7 years$8,564$7,989$7,452$6,949$6,480$5,615
8 years$7,418$6,848$6,320$5,830$5,376$4,551
9 years$6,527$5,963$5,443$4,966$4,527$3,741
10 years$5,815$5,256$4,745$4,280$3,858$3,110
11 years$5,232$4,679$4,178$3,725$3,318$2,608
12 years$4,747$4,200$3,708$3,268$2,875$2,203
13 years$4,337$3,795$3,313$2,885$2,507$1,871
14 years$3,986$3,450$2,976$2,561$2,198$1,596
15 years$3,682$3,151$2,687$2,284$1,935$1,367
16 years$3,416$2,891$2,436$2,045$1,710$1,175
17 years$3,182$2,663$2,217$1,837$1,516$1,013
18 years$2,973$2,461$2,024$1,656$1,348$875
19 years$2,788$2,280$1,853$1,496$1,202$757
20 years$2,620$2,119$1,700$1,355$1,073$656
21 years$2,469$1,974$1,564$1,230$961$570
22 years$2,332$1,842$1,441$1,118$861$495
23 years$2,207$1,723$1,331$1,018$773$431
24 years$2,093$1,615$1,231$929$695$375
25 years$1,988$1,515$1,140$848$625$327
26 years$1,891$1,424$1,057$776$563$285
27 years$1,801$1,340$982$710$508$249
28 years$1,718$1,263$913$650$458$218
29 years$1,641$1,191$849$596$414$190
30 years$1,569$1,125$791$547$374$166
31 years$1,502$1,064$738$503$338$145
32 years$1,440$1,006$688$462$306$127
33 years$1,381$953$643$425$277$111
34 years$1,325$903$600$391$250$97
35 years$1,274$857$561$360$227$85
36 years$1,225$813$525$331$206$74
37 years$1,178$772$491$305$186$65
38 years$1,135$734$460$281$169$57
39 years$1,093$698$431$260$153$50
40 years$1,054$664$404$239$139$44
41 years$1,017$632$379$221$126$38
42 years$982$602$355$204$114$34
43 years$948$574$334$188$104$29
44 years$916$547$313$174$94$26
45 years$886$521$294$160$86$23
46 years$857$497$276$148$78$20
47 years$829$475$259$137$71$17
48 years$802$453$244$127$64$15
49 years$777$433$229$117$58$13
50 years$753$413$215$108$53$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $771,000, adding $2,189 every year, while hoping to spend $45,154 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: 46/39/15 Blend
50$771,000$771,000$771,000$771,000
51$851,900$811,037$799,086$887,366
52$890,750$802,734$777,812$903,940
53$932,050$792,511$754,312$917,158
54$976,001$780,226$728,464$930,515
55$1,022,825$765,729$700,139$944,044
56$1,072,764$748,861$669,205$957,780
57$1,126,084$729,453$635,521$971,769
58$1,183,075$707,327$598,941$986,061
59$1,244,056$682,293$559,313$1,000,719
60$1,309,377$654,153$516,477$1,015,812
61$1,379,421$622,694$470,267$1,031,422
62$1,454,609$587,693$420,508$1,047,646
63$1,535,403$548,914$367,019$1,064,591
64$1,622,308$506,105$309,609$1,082,383
65$1,715,883$459,003$248,079$1,101,166
66$1,816,737$407,329$182,224$1,121,102
67$1,925,542$350,786$111,827$1,142,378
68$2,043,036$289,062$36,661$1,165,204
69$2,170,028$221,829$0$1,189,822
70$2,307,409$148,737$0$1,223,471
71$2,456,158$69,418$0$1,266,203
72$2,617,352$0$0$1,312,530
73$2,792,173$0$0$1,369,972
74$2,981,923$0$0$1,464,729
75$3,188,034$0$0$1,567,734
76$3,412,080$0$0$1,679,785
77$3,655,793$0$0$1,801,757
78$3,921,078$0$0$1,934,615
79$4,210,033$0$0$2,079,420
80$4,524,965$0$0$2,237,342
81$4,868,413$0$0$2,409,664
82$5,243,173$0$0$2,597,803
83$5,652,321$0$0$2,803,317
84$6,099,245$0$0$3,027,919
85$6,587,671$0$0$3,273,499
86$7,121,706$0$0$3,542,136
87$7,705,868$0$0$3,836,117
88$8,345,134$0$0$4,157,964
89$9,044,983$0$0$4,510,453
90$9,811,449$0$0$4,896,639
91$10,651,176$0$0$5,319,888
92$11,571,483$0$0$5,783,909
93$12,580,428$0$0$6,292,784
94$13,686,889$0$0$6,851,009
95$14,900,641$0$0$7,463,539
96$16,232,453$0$0$8,135,830
97$17,694,187$0$0$8,873,891
98$19,298,906$0$0$9,684,343
99$21,061,005$0$0$10,574,478
100$22,996,336$0$0$11,552,330