Can I retire at age 51 with 802,000?

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 $802,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$66,228$65,638$65,063$64,501$63,953$62,080
2 years$32,786$32,176$31,584$31,010$30,454$28,582
3 years$21,640$21,027$20,437$19,869$19,321$17,509
4 years$16,069$15,457$14,873$14,314$13,780$12,042
5 years$12,726$12,119$11,542$10,995$10,475$8,815
6 years$10,499$9,896$9,328$8,792$8,289$6,709
7 years$8,909$8,310$7,751$7,229$6,741$5,241
8 years$7,716$7,124$6,574$6,064$5,592$4,171
9 years$6,789$6,202$5,662$5,165$4,710$3,366
10 years$6,048$5,467$4,936$4,452$4,013$2,745
11 years$5,443$4,867$4,346$3,875$3,451$2,257
12 years$4,938$4,368$3,857$3,399$2,991$1,868
13 years$4,511$3,948$3,446$3,001$2,608$1,554
14 years$4,146$3,588$3,096$2,664$2,286$1,298
15 years$3,830$3,278$2,795$2,376$2,013$1,088
16 years$3,553$3,008$2,534$2,127$1,779$915
17 years$3,309$2,770$2,306$1,911$1,577$771
18 years$3,093$2,559$2,105$1,722$1,402$651
19 years$2,900$2,372$1,927$1,556$1,250$550
20 years$2,726$2,204$1,769$1,409$1,117$466
21 years$2,569$2,053$1,627$1,279$999$395
22 years$2,426$1,917$1,499$1,163$896$335
23 years$2,296$1,793$1,384$1,059$804$285
24 years$2,177$1,679$1,280$966$723$242
25 years$2,068$1,576$1,186$882$650$206
26 years$1,967$1,481$1,100$807$586$175
27 years$1,874$1,394$1,021$738$528$149
28 years$1,787$1,314$949$677$477$127
29 years$1,707$1,239$884$620$430$108
30 years$1,633$1,170$823$569$389$92
31 years$1,563$1,106$767$523$351$79
32 years$1,497$1,047$716$481$318$67
33 years$1,436$991$668$442$288$57
34 years$1,379$940$625$407$261$49
35 years$1,325$891$584$374$236$41
36 years$1,274$846$546$345$214$35
37 years$1,226$803$511$318$194$30
38 years$1,180$764$479$293$176$26
39 years$1,137$726$449$270$159$22
40 years$1,096$691$420$249$144$19
41 years$1,058$658$394$230$131$16
42 years$1,021$626$370$212$119$14
43 years$986$597$347$196$108$12
44 years$953$569$326$181$98$10
45 years$921$542$306$167$89$8
46 years$891$517$287$154$81$7
47 years$862$494$270$142$73$6
48 years$835$471$254$132$67$5
49 years$808$450$238$122$60$4
50 years$783$430$224$112$55$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $802,000, adding $4,596 every year, while hoping to spend $42,751 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: 58/15/27 Blend
50$802,000$802,000$802,000$802,000
51$888,545$846,039$833,608$933,302
52$933,690$842,008$816,047$960,418
53$982,006$836,347$796,465$985,053
54$1,033,774$828,930$774,749$1,011,025
55$1,089,296$819,626$750,781$1,038,476
56$1,148,910$808,293$724,438$1,067,564
57$1,212,982$794,782$695,590$1,098,463
58$1,281,916$778,937$664,102$1,131,369
59$1,356,156$760,589$629,834$1,166,501
60$1,436,188$739,562$592,637$1,204,101
61$1,522,547$715,668$552,358$1,244,438
62$1,615,820$688,710$508,836$1,287,811
63$1,716,654$658,476$461,901$1,334,553
64$1,825,757$624,746$411,379$1,385,034
65$1,943,909$587,284$357,086$1,439,665
66$2,071,969$545,842$298,829$1,498,900
67$2,210,879$500,157$236,409$1,563,247
68$2,361,677$449,952$169,617$1,633,265
69$2,525,502$394,934$98,233$1,709,577
70$2,703,610$334,793$22,031$1,792,872
71$2,897,380$269,200$0$1,883,916
72$3,108,333$197,811$0$2,000,636
73$3,338,138$120,259$0$2,134,774
74$3,588,635$36,159$0$2,281,089
75$3,861,849$0$0$2,440,812
76$4,160,006$0$0$2,624,358
77$4,485,558$0$0$2,831,350
78$4,841,206$0$0$3,057,543
79$5,229,921$0$0$3,304,836
80$5,654,975$0$0$3,575,319
81$6,119,969$0$0$3,871,293
82$6,628,871$0$0$4,195,291
83$7,186,047$0$0$4,550,105
84$7,796,308$0$0$4,938,808
85$8,464,950$0$0$5,364,782
86$9,197,807$0$0$5,831,756
87$10,001,302$0$0$6,343,834
88$10,882,511$0$0$6,905,536
89$11,849,227$0$0$7,521,843
90$12,910,034$0$0$8,198,240
91$14,074,387$0$0$8,940,768
92$15,352,701$0$0$9,756,082
93$16,756,450$0$0$10,651,515
94$18,298,271$0$0$11,635,141
95$19,992,086$0$0$12,715,858
96$21,853,233$0$0$13,903,467
97$23,898,609$0$0$15,208,765
98$26,146,828$0$0$16,643,650
99$28,618,398$0$0$18,221,225
100$31,335,913$0$0$19,955,931