Can I retire at age 52 with 376,000?

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 $376,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$31,050$30,773$30,503$30,240$29,983$28,793
2 years$15,371$15,085$14,807$14,538$14,278$13,094
3 years$10,146$9,858$9,581$9,315$9,058$7,918
4 years$7,533$7,247$6,973$6,711$6,460$5,372
5 years$5,966$5,682$5,411$5,155$4,911$3,877
6 years$4,922$4,639$4,373$4,122$3,886$2,907
7 years$4,177$3,896$3,634$3,389$3,160$2,236
8 years$3,618$3,340$3,082$2,843$2,622$1,752
9 years$3,183$2,908$2,654$2,422$2,208$1,390
10 years$2,836$2,563$2,314$2,087$1,881$1,115
11 years$2,552$2,282$2,037$1,817$1,618$901
12 years$2,315$2,048$1,808$1,593$1,402$732
13 years$2,115$1,851$1,615$1,407$1,223$598
14 years$1,944$1,682$1,451$1,249$1,072$490
15 years$1,795$1,537$1,311$1,114$944$403
16 years$1,666$1,410$1,188$997$834$332
17 years$1,552$1,299$1,081$896$739$274
18 years$1,450$1,200$987$807$658$227
19 years$1,359$1,112$904$730$586$188
20 years$1,278$1,033$829$661$523$156
21 years$1,204$963$763$600$468$130
22 years$1,137$899$703$545$420$108
23 years$1,076$840$649$497$377$90
24 years$1,021$787$600$453$339$74
25 years$969$739$556$414$305$62
26 years$922$694$516$378$275$52
27 years$878$654$479$346$248$43
28 years$838$616$445$317$223$36
29 years$800$581$414$291$202$30
30 years$765$549$386$267$182$25
31 years$733$519$360$245$165$21
32 years$702$491$336$225$149$17
33 years$673$465$313$207$135$14
34 years$646$441$293$191$122$12
35 years$621$418$274$175$111$10
36 years$597$397$256$162$100$8
37 years$575$377$240$149$91$7
38 years$553$358$224$137$82$6
39 years$533$340$210$127$75$5
40 years$514$324$197$117$68$4
41 years$496$308$185$108$61$3
42 years$479$294$173$99$56$3
43 years$462$280$163$92$51$2
44 years$447$267$153$85$46$2
45 years$432$254$143$78$42$2
46 years$418$243$135$72$38$1
47 years$404$231$127$67$34$1
48 years$391$221$119$62$31$1
49 years$379$211$112$57$28$1
50 years$367$202$105$53$26$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $376,000, adding $6,282 every year, while hoping to spend $27,695 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: 22/50/28 Blend
51$376,000$376,000$376,000$376,000
52$420,832$400,904$395,076$426,263
53$434,289$391,081$378,844$421,700
54$448,192$379,848$361,139$414,108
55$462,554$367,108$341,885$405,390
56$477,394$352,756$320,997$395,471
57$492,729$336,681$298,391$384,274
58$508,577$318,769$273,977$371,715
59$524,958$298,894$247,662$357,708
60$541,892$276,928$219,346$342,161
61$559,399$252,732$188,929$324,978
62$577,503$226,161$156,303$306,056
63$596,226$197,061$121,357$285,289
64$615,594$165,269$83,975$262,563
65$635,631$130,614$44,035$237,760
66$656,365$92,914$1,410$210,754
67$677,825$51,977$0$181,414
68$700,041$7,602$0$162,770
69$723,045$0$0$142,812
70$746,870$0$0$143,250
71$771,554$0$0$148,043
72$797,133$0$0$153,016
73$823,647$0$0$158,176
74$851,140$0$0$163,534
75$879,657$0$0$169,099
76$909,247$0$0$174,881
77$939,960$0$0$180,893
78$971,852$0$0$187,144
79$1,004,982$0$0$193,649
80$1,039,411$0$0$200,421
81$1,075,208$0$0$207,476
82$1,112,445$0$0$214,827
83$1,151,198$0$0$222,494
84$1,191,550$0$0$230,494
85$1,233,590$0$0$238,847
86$1,277,414$0$0$247,575
87$1,323,125$0$0$256,700
88$1,370,835$0$0$266,248
89$1,420,662$0$0$276,246
90$1,472,737$0$0$286,724
91$1,527,199$0$0$297,712
92$1,584,200$0$0$309,247
93$1,643,903$0$0$321,364
94$1,706,487$0$0$334,106
95$1,772,144$0$0$347,516
96$1,841,084$0$0$361,643
97$1,913,533$0$0$376,539
98$1,989,738$0$0$392,262
99$2,069,969$0$0$408,874
100$2,154,517$0$0$426,443