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:
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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 $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%16.3%
1 years$26,425$26,190$25,960$25,736$25,517$24,860
2 years$13,082$12,838$12,602$12,373$12,151$11,493
3 years$8,635$8,390$8,154$7,928$7,709$7,071
4 years$6,411$6,167$5,934$5,711$5,498$4,885
5 years$5,078$4,835$4,605$4,387$4,180$3,594
6 years$4,189$3,948$3,722$3,508$3,307$2,748
7 years$3,555$3,316$3,093$2,884$2,690$2,158
8 years$3,079$2,842$2,623$2,420$2,231$1,727
9 years$2,709$2,475$2,259$2,061$1,879$1,401
10 years$2,413$2,181$1,970$1,777$1,601$1,149
11 years$2,172$1,942$1,734$1,546$1,377$950
12 years$1,970$1,743$1,539$1,356$1,193$791
13 years$1,800$1,575$1,375$1,197$1,041$662
14 years$1,654$1,432$1,235$1,063$912$556
15 years$1,528$1,308$1,115$948$803$469
16 years$1,418$1,200$1,011$849$710$397
17 years$1,320$1,105$920$763$629$337
18 years$1,234$1,021$840$687$560$286
19 years$1,157$946$769$621$499$244
20 years$1,088$880$706$562$446$208
21 years$1,025$819$649$510$399$177
22 years$968$765$598$464$357$152
23 years$916$715$552$423$321$130
24 years$869$670$511$385$288$111
25 years$825$629$473$352$259$95
26 years$785$591$439$322$234$82
27 years$748$556$408$295$211$70
28 years$713$524$379$270$190$60
29 years$681$494$353$248$172$51
30 years$651$467$328$227$155$44
31 years$624$441$306$209$140$38
32 years$597$418$286$192$127$33
33 years$573$396$267$176$115$28
34 years$550$375$249$162$104$24
35 years$529$356$233$149$94$21
36 years$508$338$218$138$85$18
37 years$489$321$204$127$77$15
38 years$471$305$191$117$70$13
39 years$454$290$179$108$64$11
40 years$437$276$168$99$58$10
41 years$422$262$157$92$52$8
42 years$407$250$148$85$47$7
43 years$393$238$138$78$43$6
44 years$380$227$130$72$39$5
45 years$368$216$122$67$35$5
46 years$356$206$115$62$32$4
47 years$344$197$108$57$29$3
48 years$333$188$101$53$27$3
49 years$322$180$95$49$24$2
50 years$312$172$89$45$22$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $320,000, adding $2,855 every year, while hoping to spend $25,798 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: 67/10/23 Blend
51$320,000$320,000$320,000$320,000
52$355,585$338,625$333,665$377,140
53$364,406$327,769$317,394$381,106
54$373,262$315,516$299,713$382,227
55$382,129$301,771$280,548$382,848
56$390,981$286,432$259,821$382,923
57$399,786$269,393$237,451$382,396
58$408,511$250,540$213,352$381,211
59$417,117$229,754$187,437$379,306
60$425,558$206,907$159,611$376,612
61$433,787$181,867$129,780$373,057
62$441,746$154,492$97,841$368,560
63$449,375$124,632$63,689$363,034
64$456,602$92,131$27,214$356,386
65$463,351$56,820$0$348,513
66$469,533$18,525$0$342,179
67$475,052$0$0$341,701
68$479,799$0$0$342,818
69$483,653$0$0$345,304
70$486,481$0$0$347,020
71$488,132$0$0$347,855
72$488,440$0$0$347,688
73$487,221$0$0$346,380
74$484,270$0$0$343,780
75$479,360$0$0$339,721
76$472,238$0$0$334,015
77$462,625$0$0$326,456
78$450,212$0$0$316,814
79$434,654$0$0$304,836
80$415,574$0$0$290,242
81$392,550$0$0$272,719
82$365,116$0$0$251,925
83$332,760$0$0$227,478
84$294,910$0$0$198,959
85$250,938$0$0$165,901
86$200,149$0$0$127,791
87$141,772$0$0$84,060
88$74,960$0$0$34,080
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0