Can I retire at age 51 with 810,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $810,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$66,889$66,293$65,712$65,145$64,591$63,029
2 years$33,113$32,497$31,899$31,319$30,757$29,194
3 years$21,856$21,237$20,641$20,067$19,514$17,997
4 years$16,229$15,611$15,021$14,457$13,917$12,458
5 years$12,853$12,240$11,657$11,104$10,580$9,183
6 years$10,604$9,994$9,421$8,880$8,371$7,039
7 years$8,997$8,393$7,829$7,301$6,808$5,539
8 years$7,793$7,195$6,639$6,125$5,648$4,442
9 years$6,857$6,264$5,718$5,217$4,756$3,613
10 years$6,109$5,522$4,985$4,497$4,053$2,971
11 years$5,497$4,916$4,389$3,914$3,486$2,463
12 years$4,987$4,412$3,895$3,433$3,020$2,056
13 years$4,556$3,987$3,480$3,031$2,634$1,725
14 years$4,187$3,624$3,127$2,690$2,309$1,454
15 years$3,868$3,311$2,823$2,399$2,033$1,230
16 years$3,589$3,038$2,560$2,148$1,797$1,044
17 years$3,342$2,797$2,329$1,930$1,593$888
18 years$3,124$2,585$2,126$1,739$1,416$757
19 years$2,929$2,396$1,946$1,572$1,263$646
20 years$2,753$2,226$1,786$1,424$1,128$553
21 years$2,594$2,074$1,643$1,292$1,009$473
22 years$2,450$1,936$1,514$1,175$905$406
23 years$2,319$1,810$1,398$1,070$812$348
24 years$2,199$1,696$1,293$976$730$299
25 years$2,088$1,592$1,198$891$657$257
26 years$1,987$1,496$1,111$815$592$221
27 years$1,892$1,408$1,031$746$533$190
28 years$1,805$1,327$959$683$481$164
29 years$1,724$1,252$892$627$435$141
30 years$1,649$1,182$831$575$393$121
31 years$1,578$1,117$775$528$355$104
32 years$1,512$1,057$723$485$321$90
33 years$1,451$1,001$675$446$291$78
34 years$1,393$949$631$411$263$67
35 years$1,338$900$590$378$238$58
36 years$1,286$854$552$348$216$50
37 years$1,238$811$516$321$196$43
38 years$1,192$771$484$296$177$37
39 years$1,149$733$453$273$161$32
40 years$1,107$698$425$251$146$27
41 years$1,068$664$398$232$132$24
42 years$1,031$632$373$214$120$20
43 years$996$603$350$198$109$18
44 years$962$574$329$183$99$15
45 years$930$548$309$169$90$13
46 years$900$523$290$156$82$11
47 years$871$499$273$144$74$10
48 years$843$476$256$133$67$8
49 years$816$455$241$123$61$7
50 years$791$434$226$114$55$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $810,000, adding $6,488 every year, while hoping to spend $20,096 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: 72/19/9 Blend
50$810,000$810,000$810,000$810,000
51$899,312$856,382$843,827$962,151
52$969,660$876,963$850,714$1,025,118
53$1,046,510$897,879$857,157$1,090,919
54$1,130,504$919,125$863,121$1,162,412
55$1,222,348$940,695$868,569$1,240,153
56$1,322,822$962,583$873,460$1,324,753
57$1,432,781$984,781$877,752$1,416,888
58$1,553,169$1,007,280$881,402$1,517,300
59$1,685,026$1,030,070$884,363$1,626,808
60$1,829,496$1,053,140$886,585$1,746,313
61$1,987,838$1,076,478$888,020$1,876,806
62$2,161,441$1,100,068$888,611$2,019,383
63$2,351,832$1,123,896$888,305$2,175,247
64$2,560,696$1,147,945$887,040$2,345,725
65$2,789,888$1,172,194$884,756$2,532,279
66$3,041,448$1,196,624$881,388$2,736,519
67$3,317,628$1,221,211$876,867$2,960,220
68$3,620,906$1,245,930$871,121$3,205,338
69$3,954,013$1,270,754$864,078$3,474,025
70$4,319,954$1,295,654$855,657$3,768,655
71$4,722,045$1,320,596$845,777$4,091,843
72$5,163,935$1,345,546$834,351$4,446,470
73$5,649,645$1,370,467$821,291$4,835,712
74$6,183,606$1,395,317$806,501$5,263,066
75$6,770,698$1,420,052$789,884$5,732,387
76$7,416,299$1,444,624$771,335$6,247,923
77$8,126,334$1,468,983$750,746$6,814,354
78$8,907,330$1,493,073$728,006$7,436,839
79$9,766,478$1,516,835$702,995$8,121,061
80$10,711,704$1,540,204$675,591$8,873,283
81$11,751,738$1,563,114$645,663$9,700,407
82$12,896,200$1,585,491$613,077$10,610,040
83$14,155,688$1,607,257$577,692$11,610,562
84$15,541,884$1,628,327$539,359$12,711,210
85$17,067,653$1,648,613$497,925$13,922,162
86$18,747,178$1,668,019$453,229$15,254,635
87$20,596,080$1,686,442$405,103$16,720,989
88$22,631,576$1,703,773$353,370$18,334,846
89$24,872,636$1,719,897$297,846$20,111,218
90$27,340,161$1,734,689$238,341$22,066,647
91$30,057,186$1,748,017$174,654$24,219,363
92$33,049,090$1,759,741$106,575$26,589,457
93$36,343,839$1,769,710$33,887$29,199,068
94$39,972,250$1,777,765$0$32,072,595
95$43,968,281$1,783,737$0$35,241,121
96$48,369,352$1,787,447$0$38,733,828
97$53,216,695$1,788,701$0$42,580,135
98$58,555,748$1,787,298$0$46,816,054
99$64,436,580$1,783,020$0$51,481,268
100$70,914,363$1,775,640$0$56,619,508