Can I retire at age 52 with 320,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $320,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$26,425$26,190$25,960$25,736$25,517$25,095
2 years$13,082$12,838$12,602$12,373$12,151$11,726
3 years$8,635$8,390$8,154$7,928$7,709$7,296
4 years$6,411$6,167$5,934$5,711$5,498$5,099
5 years$5,078$4,835$4,605$4,387$4,180$3,796
6 years$4,189$3,948$3,722$3,508$3,307$2,940
7 years$3,555$3,316$3,093$2,884$2,690$2,339
8 years$3,079$2,842$2,623$2,420$2,231$1,896
9 years$2,709$2,475$2,259$2,061$1,879$1,560
10 years$2,413$2,181$1,970$1,777$1,601$1,298
11 years$2,172$1,942$1,734$1,546$1,377$1,089
12 years$1,970$1,743$1,539$1,356$1,193$920
13 years$1,800$1,575$1,375$1,197$1,041$782
14 years$1,654$1,432$1,235$1,063$912$668
15 years$1,528$1,308$1,115$948$803$572
16 years$1,418$1,200$1,011$849$710$492
17 years$1,320$1,105$920$763$629$424
18 years$1,234$1,021$840$687$560$367
19 years$1,157$946$769$621$499$318
20 years$1,088$880$706$562$446$276
21 years$1,025$819$649$510$399$240
22 years$968$765$598$464$357$208
23 years$916$715$552$423$321$181
24 years$869$670$511$385$288$158
25 years$825$629$473$352$259$138
26 years$785$591$439$322$234$120
27 years$748$556$408$295$211$105
28 years$713$524$379$270$190$92
29 years$681$494$353$248$172$80
30 years$651$467$328$227$155$70
31 years$624$441$306$209$140$62
32 years$597$418$286$192$127$54
33 years$573$396$267$176$115$47
34 years$550$375$249$162$104$41
35 years$529$356$233$149$94$36
36 years$508$338$218$138$85$32
37 years$489$321$204$127$77$28
38 years$471$305$191$117$70$24
39 years$454$290$179$108$64$21
40 years$437$276$168$99$58$19
41 years$422$262$157$92$52$16
42 years$407$250$148$85$47$14
43 years$393$238$138$78$43$13
44 years$380$227$130$72$39$11
45 years$368$216$122$67$35$10
46 years$356$206$115$62$32$8
47 years$344$197$108$57$29$7
48 years$333$188$101$53$27$7
49 years$322$180$95$49$24$6
50 years$312$172$89$45$22$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $320,000, adding $5,464 every year, while hoping to spend $23,163 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: 57/38/5 Blend
51$320,000$320,000$320,000$320,000
52$358,276$341,316$336,356$378,042
53$370,175$333,395$322,979$384,043
54$382,511$324,310$308,377$387,476
55$395,305$313,979$292,485$390,636
56$408,578$302,316$275,235$393,497
57$422,352$289,229$256,555$396,035
58$436,653$274,622$236,371$398,221
59$451,506$258,392$214,603$400,027
60$466,939$240,433$191,171$401,425
61$482,981$220,628$165,990$402,381
62$499,665$198,859$138,971$402,865
63$517,024$174,996$110,019$402,841
64$535,095$148,906$79,040$402,275
65$553,917$120,445$45,930$401,127
66$573,533$89,463$10,585$399,361
67$593,988$55,801$0$396,935
68$615,331$19,292$0$395,254
69$637,615$0$0$393,525
70$660,896$0$0$399,608
71$685,237$0$0$414,409
72$710,704$0$0$429,901
73$737,370$0$0$446,130
74$765,311$0$0$463,145
75$794,614$0$0$480,997
76$825,369$0$0$499,745
77$857,677$0$0$519,450
78$891,647$0$0$540,180
79$927,396$0$0$562,008
80$965,052$0$0$585,015
81$1,004,756$0$0$609,287
82$1,046,659$0$0$634,921
83$1,090,928$0$0$662,018
84$1,137,745$0$0$690,693
85$1,187,306$0$0$721,070
86$1,239,828$0$0$753,282
87$1,295,547$0$0$787,478
88$1,354,720$0$0$823,819
89$1,417,631$0$0$862,481
90$1,484,588$0$0$903,657
91$1,555,929$0$0$947,560
92$1,632,023$0$0$994,420
93$1,713,277$0$0$1,044,491
94$1,800,135$0$0$1,098,052
95$1,893,083$0$0$1,155,407
96$1,992,657$0$0$1,216,891
97$2,099,440$0$0$1,282,870
98$2,214,077$0$0$1,353,748
99$2,337,273$0$0$1,429,967
100$2,469,801$0$0$1,512,011