Can I retire at age 51 with 880,000?

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 $880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$72,670$72,022$71,391$70,774$70,172$69,267
2 years$35,975$35,305$34,656$34,026$33,415$32,504
3 years$23,745$23,072$22,425$21,801$21,200$20,312
4 years$17,631$16,961$16,319$15,706$15,120$14,262
5 years$13,964$13,297$12,664$12,064$11,494$10,668
6 years$11,520$10,858$10,235$9,648$9,095$8,302
7 years$9,775$9,119$8,505$7,932$7,397$6,637
8 years$8,467$7,816$7,213$6,654$6,136$5,410
9 years$7,450$6,806$6,213$5,668$5,168$4,474
10 years$6,637$5,999$5,416$4,886$4,403$3,742
11 years$5,972$5,340$4,768$4,252$3,787$3,158
12 years$5,418$4,793$4,232$3,729$3,281$2,684
13 years$4,950$4,332$3,781$3,293$2,862$2,294
14 years$4,549$3,937$3,397$2,923$2,508$1,971
15 years$4,202$3,597$3,067$2,607$2,209$1,700
16 years$3,899$3,300$2,781$2,334$1,952$1,471
17 years$3,631$3,039$2,530$2,097$1,731$1,277
18 years$3,394$2,808$2,310$1,890$1,539$1,111
19 years$3,182$2,603$2,115$1,708$1,372$968
20 years$2,991$2,419$1,941$1,547$1,225$846
21 years$2,818$2,253$1,785$1,404$1,096$740
22 years$2,662$2,103$1,645$1,276$983$648
23 years$2,519$1,967$1,519$1,162$882$568
24 years$2,389$1,843$1,405$1,060$793$499
25 years$2,269$1,729$1,301$968$714$438
26 years$2,158$1,625$1,207$885$643$385
27 years$2,056$1,530$1,121$810$579$339
28 years$1,961$1,441$1,042$742$523$298
29 years$1,873$1,360$969$681$472$263
30 years$1,791$1,284$903$625$427$232
31 years$1,715$1,214$842$574$386$204
32 years$1,643$1,149$785$527$349$180
33 years$1,576$1,088$733$485$316$159
34 years$1,513$1,031$685$446$286$140
35 years$1,454$978$641$411$259$124
36 years$1,398$928$599$378$235$109
37 years$1,345$882$561$349$213$96
38 years$1,295$838$525$321$193$85
39 years$1,248$797$492$296$175$75
40 years$1,203$758$461$273$159$66
41 years$1,161$721$433$252$144$59
42 years$1,120$687$406$233$131$52
43 years$1,082$655$381$215$118$46
44 years$1,046$624$357$198$108$40
45 years$1,011$595$336$183$98$36
46 years$978$568$315$169$89$32
47 years$946$542$296$156$80$28
48 years$916$517$278$144$73$25
49 years$887$494$262$133$66$22
50 years$859$472$246$123$60$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $880,000, adding $2,671 every year, while hoping to spend $56,457 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: 46/36/18 Blend
50$880,000$880,000$880,000$880,000
51$972,515$925,875$912,235$1,012,143
52$1,011,642$911,173$882,725$1,025,371
53$1,052,867$893,859$850,334$1,033,838
54$1,096,346$873,744$814,907$1,041,829
55$1,142,246$850,630$776,279$1,049,324
56$1,190,751$824,307$734,281$1,056,306
57$1,242,062$794,553$688,733$1,062,758
58$1,296,397$761,130$639,450$1,068,667
59$1,353,995$723,791$586,237$1,074,026
60$1,415,117$682,271$528,890$1,078,828
61$1,480,048$636,291$467,197$1,083,073
62$1,549,100$585,557$400,936$1,086,768
63$1,622,616$529,757$329,875$1,089,925
64$1,700,969$468,561$253,772$1,092,564
65$1,784,569$401,622$172,374$1,094,715
66$1,873,864$328,570$85,418$1,096,416
67$1,969,345$249,018$0$1,097,720
68$2,071,554$162,554$0$1,100,109
69$2,181,079$68,746$0$1,119,845
70$2,298,570$0$0$1,140,661
71$2,424,738$0$0$1,175,755
72$2,560,365$0$0$1,242,825
73$2,706,306$0$0$1,315,071
74$2,863,505$0$0$1,392,968
75$3,032,995$0$0$1,477,040
76$3,215,910$0$0$1,567,859
77$3,413,500$0$0$1,666,058
78$3,627,136$0$0$1,772,328
79$3,858,324$0$0$1,887,432
80$4,108,722$0$0$2,012,208
81$4,380,151$0$0$2,147,578
82$4,674,615$0$0$2,294,554
83$4,994,316$0$0$2,454,251
84$5,341,678$0$0$2,627,896
85$5,719,366$0$0$2,816,836
86$6,130,312$0$0$3,022,557
87$6,577,744$0$0$3,246,690
88$7,065,210$0$0$3,491,034
89$7,596,620$0$0$3,757,567
90$8,176,272$0$0$4,048,465
91$8,808,899$0$0$4,366,124
92$9,499,712$0$0$4,713,184
93$10,254,445$0$0$5,092,547
94$11,079,413$0$0$5,507,413
95$11,981,567$0$0$5,961,300
96$12,968,560$0$0$6,458,086
97$14,048,819$0$0$7,002,039
98$15,231,625$0$0$7,597,860
99$16,527,197$0$0$8,250,726
100$17,946,789$0$0$8,966,337