Can I retire at age 51 with 863,000?

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 $863,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$71,266$70,631$70,012$69,407$68,817$68,527
2 years$35,280$34,623$33,986$33,369$32,770$32,477
3 years$23,286$22,627$21,991$21,380$20,791$20,504
4 years$17,291$16,633$16,004$15,403$14,828$14,550
5 years$13,694$13,040$12,420$11,831$11,272$11,003
6 years$11,297$10,648$10,037$9,461$8,919$8,660
7 years$9,586$8,943$8,341$7,779$7,254$7,004
8 years$8,303$7,665$7,074$6,525$6,018$5,778
9 years$7,306$6,674$6,093$5,558$5,068$4,838
10 years$6,508$5,883$5,312$4,791$4,318$4,098
11 years$5,856$5,237$4,676$4,170$3,714$3,503
12 years$5,314$4,701$4,150$3,657$3,218$3,017
13 years$4,855$4,248$3,708$3,229$2,806$2,614
14 years$4,461$3,861$3,331$2,866$2,460$2,277
15 years$4,121$3,527$3,008$2,556$2,166$1,992
16 years$3,823$3,236$2,727$2,289$1,914$1,749
17 years$3,561$2,981$2,482$2,056$1,697$1,540
18 years$3,328$2,754$2,265$1,853$1,509$1,360
19 years$3,120$2,553$2,074$1,675$1,345$1,204
20 years$2,933$2,372$1,903$1,517$1,202$1,067
21 years$2,764$2,209$1,751$1,376$1,075$948
22 years$2,611$2,062$1,613$1,252$964$844
23 years$2,471$1,929$1,490$1,140$865$752
24 years$2,343$1,807$1,378$1,040$778$671
25 years$2,225$1,696$1,276$949$700$599
26 years$2,117$1,594$1,184$868$630$535
27 years$2,016$1,500$1,099$795$568$479
28 years$1,923$1,414$1,022$728$513$429
29 years$1,837$1,334$951$668$463$384
30 years$1,757$1,259$886$613$418$344
31 years$1,682$1,191$826$563$378$309
32 years$1,611$1,126$770$517$342$277
33 years$1,546$1,067$719$476$310$249
34 years$1,484$1,011$672$438$280$223
35 years$1,425$959$628$403$254$201
36 years$1,371$910$588$371$230$180
37 years$1,319$864$550$342$209$162
38 years$1,270$822$515$315$189$146
39 years$1,224$781$483$290$171$131
40 years$1,180$743$452$268$155$118
41 years$1,138$708$424$247$141$106
42 years$1,099$674$398$228$128$95
43 years$1,061$642$373$211$116$86
44 years$1,025$612$350$194$105$77
45 years$991$584$329$180$96$69
46 years$959$557$309$166$87$63
47 years$928$531$290$153$79$56
48 years$898$507$273$142$72$51
49 years$870$484$256$131$65$46
50 years$843$463$241$121$59$41

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $863,000, adding $2,944 every year, while hoping to spend $24,137 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: 71/10/19 Blend
50$863,000$863,000$863,000$863,000
51$954,063$908,324$894,947$1,017,243
52$1,025,696$927,150$899,246$1,078,512
53$1,103,826$946,090$902,881$1,142,411
54$1,189,091$965,123$905,802$1,211,765
55$1,282,193$984,229$907,961$1,287,109
56$1,383,903$1,003,382$909,304$1,369,036
57$1,495,072$1,022,558$909,776$1,458,198
58$1,616,635$1,041,730$909,319$1,555,312
59$1,749,623$1,060,866$907,873$1,661,170
60$1,895,171$1,079,935$905,373$1,776,643
61$2,054,528$1,098,901$901,753$1,902,692
62$2,229,070$1,117,728$896,942$2,040,377
63$2,420,312$1,136,373$890,866$2,190,864
64$2,629,923$1,154,795$883,450$2,355,439
65$2,859,741$1,172,945$874,611$2,535,520
66$3,111,789$1,190,774$864,265$2,732,667
67$3,388,297$1,208,228$852,324$2,948,604
68$3,691,722$1,225,249$838,694$3,185,226
69$4,024,766$1,241,775$823,280$3,444,624
70$4,390,411$1,257,741$805,978$3,729,104
71$4,791,937$1,273,075$786,683$4,041,204
72$5,232,961$1,287,702$765,283$4,383,725
73$5,717,466$1,301,541$741,662$4,759,750
74$6,249,838$1,314,507$715,698$5,172,680
75$6,834,911$1,326,508$687,264$5,626,262
76$7,478,011$1,337,446$656,227$6,124,627
77$8,185,004$1,347,217$622,446$6,672,327
78$8,962,354$1,355,710$585,778$7,274,379
79$9,817,182$1,362,808$546,069$7,936,312
80$10,757,334$1,368,384$503,161$8,664,221
81$11,791,452$1,372,306$456,888$9,464,823
82$12,929,063$1,374,431$407,076$10,345,520
83$14,180,659$1,374,609$353,545$11,314,472
84$15,557,801$1,372,681$296,104$12,380,671
85$17,073,230$1,368,475$234,556$13,554,029
86$18,740,981$1,361,812$168,695$14,845,467
87$20,576,520$1,352,500$98,306$16,267,026
88$22,596,890$1,340,337$23,164$17,831,972
89$24,820,866$1,325,107$0$19,554,930
90$27,269,139$1,306,582$0$21,463,577
91$29,964,507$1,284,521$0$23,569,876
92$32,932,092$1,258,667$0$25,888,756
93$36,199,572$1,228,749$0$28,441,845
94$39,797,451$1,194,480$0$31,252,977
95$43,759,337$1,155,555$0$34,348,417
96$48,122,266$1,111,654$0$37,757,109
97$52,927,047$1,062,435$0$41,510,946
98$58,218,650$1,007,538$0$45,645,075
99$64,046,626$946,582$0$50,198,226
100$70,465,582$879,164$0$55,213,082