Can I retire at age 51 with 894,000?

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 $894,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$73,826$73,168$72,527$71,900$71,289$69,935
2 years$36,547$35,867$35,207$34,567$33,947$32,589
3 years$24,123$23,439$22,781$22,148$21,537$20,217
4 years$17,912$17,230$16,579$15,956$15,361$14,087
5 years$14,186$13,509$12,866$12,256$11,677$10,455
6 years$11,703$11,031$10,398$9,801$9,240$8,070
7 years$9,930$9,264$8,640$8,058$7,514$6,398
8 years$8,601$7,941$7,328$6,760$6,234$5,170
9 years$7,568$6,914$6,311$5,758$5,250$4,238
10 years$6,742$6,094$5,502$4,963$4,473$3,512
11 years$6,067$5,425$4,844$4,320$3,847$2,936
12 years$5,504$4,869$4,299$3,789$3,334$2,472
13 years$5,029$4,401$3,841$3,345$2,907$2,092
14 years$4,622$4,000$3,451$2,969$2,548$1,779
15 years$4,269$3,654$3,116$2,648$2,244$1,519
16 years$3,961$3,353$2,825$2,371$1,983$1,301
17 years$3,689$3,088$2,571$2,130$1,758$1,117
18 years$3,448$2,853$2,347$1,920$1,563$961
19 years$3,232$2,644$2,148$1,735$1,393$829
20 years$3,038$2,457$1,972$1,571$1,245$716
21 years$2,863$2,289$1,813$1,426$1,114$619
22 years$2,704$2,136$1,671$1,297$998$536
23 years$2,559$1,998$1,543$1,181$896$465
24 years$2,427$1,872$1,427$1,077$806$403
25 years$2,305$1,757$1,322$984$725$350
26 years$2,193$1,651$1,226$899$653$304
27 years$2,089$1,554$1,138$823$589$264
28 years$1,993$1,464$1,058$754$531$230
29 years$1,903$1,381$985$692$480$200
30 years$1,820$1,305$917$635$433$174
31 years$1,742$1,233$855$583$392$152
32 years$1,669$1,167$798$536$354$132
33 years$1,601$1,105$745$493$321$115
34 years$1,537$1,047$696$453$290$100
35 years$1,477$993$651$417$263$87
36 years$1,420$943$609$384$238$76
37 years$1,366$896$570$354$216$66
38 years$1,316$851$534$326$196$58
39 years$1,268$809$500$301$178$50
40 years$1,222$770$469$278$161$44
41 years$1,179$733$439$256$146$38
42 years$1,138$698$412$236$133$33
43 years$1,099$665$387$218$120$29
44 years$1,062$634$363$201$109$25
45 years$1,027$605$341$186$99$22
46 years$993$577$320$172$90$19
47 years$961$550$301$159$82$17
48 years$930$525$283$147$74$15
49 years$901$502$266$136$67$13
50 years$873$479$250$125$61$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $894,000, adding $2,840 every year, while hoping to spend $34,121 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: 42/43/15 Blend
50$894,000$894,000$894,000$894,000
51$988,117$940,735$926,878$1,025,165
52$1,052,601$950,527$921,624$1,061,318
53$1,122,518$959,655$915,051$1,096,855
54$1,198,387$968,050$907,077$1,134,602
55$1,280,778$975,640$897,620$1,174,778
56$1,370,318$982,347$886,591$1,217,622
57$1,467,697$988,088$873,897$1,263,404
58$1,573,672$992,774$859,443$1,312,419
59$1,689,079$996,313$843,127$1,364,996
60$1,814,838$998,605$824,844$1,421,499
61$1,951,957$999,543$804,483$1,482,331
62$2,101,552$999,015$781,928$1,547,939
63$2,264,845$996,902$757,057$1,618,816
64$2,443,186$993,077$729,745$1,695,511
65$2,638,058$987,405$699,859$1,778,629
66$2,851,096$979,744$667,261$1,868,840
67$3,084,099$969,942$631,804$1,966,886
68$3,339,046$957,838$593,339$2,073,589
69$3,618,120$943,264$551,708$2,189,857
70$3,923,722$926,037$506,743$2,316,695
71$4,258,497$905,968$458,274$2,455,213
72$4,625,357$882,854$406,120$2,606,642
73$5,027,511$856,481$350,092$2,772,339
74$5,468,491$826,623$289,994$2,953,809
75$5,952,188$793,038$225,620$3,152,711
76$6,482,888$755,475$156,756$3,370,881
77$7,065,313$713,663$83,177$3,610,350
78$7,704,662$667,319$4,651$3,873,360
79$8,406,663$616,144$0$4,162,388
80$9,177,626$559,818$0$4,492,842
81$10,024,502$498,008$0$4,856,694
82$10,954,949$430,357$0$5,256,585
83$11,977,401$356,492$0$5,696,249
84$13,101,152$276,017$0$6,179,808
85$14,336,441$188,513$0$6,711,813
86$15,694,547$93,539$0$7,297,285
87$17,187,897$0$0$7,941,765
88$18,830,183$0$0$8,655,802
89$20,636,489$0$0$9,489,956
90$22,623,436$0$0$10,407,659
91$24,809,335$0$0$11,417,385
92$27,214,362$0$0$12,528,468
93$29,860,748$0$0$13,751,198
94$32,772,987$0$0$15,096,908
95$35,978,067$0$0$16,578,087
96$39,505,726$0$0$18,208,498
97$43,388,730$0$0$20,003,302
98$47,663,182$0$0$21,979,210
99$52,368,867$0$0$24,154,631
100$57,549,618$0$0$26,549,851