Can I retire at age 52 with 405,000?

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 $405,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$33,445$33,147$32,856$32,572$32,295$31,236
2 years$16,557$16,248$15,949$15,660$15,379$14,322
3 years$10,928$10,618$10,320$10,033$9,757$8,736
4 years$8,114$7,806$7,511$7,228$6,959$5,981
5 years$6,427$6,120$5,829$5,552$5,290$4,358
6 years$5,302$4,997$4,710$4,440$4,186$3,300
7 years$4,499$4,197$3,914$3,650$3,404$2,565
8 years$3,897$3,597$3,320$3,062$2,824$2,031
9 years$3,429$3,132$2,859$2,608$2,378$1,630
10 years$3,054$2,761$2,493$2,248$2,026$1,321
11 years$2,748$2,458$2,195$1,957$1,743$1,080
12 years$2,494$2,206$1,948$1,716$1,510$889
13 years$2,278$1,994$1,740$1,515$1,317$735
14 years$2,094$1,812$1,563$1,345$1,154$610
15 years$1,934$1,655$1,412$1,200$1,016$508
16 years$1,794$1,519$1,280$1,074$898$424
17 years$1,671$1,399$1,165$965$797$355
18 years$1,562$1,292$1,063$870$708$298
19 years$1,464$1,198$973$786$631$250
20 years$1,376$1,113$893$712$564$210
21 years$1,297$1,037$822$646$505$177
22 years$1,225$968$757$587$452$149
23 years$1,159$905$699$535$406$126
24 years$1,099$848$647$488$365$106
25 years$1,044$796$599$446$328$90
26 years$993$748$555$407$296$76
27 years$946$704$516$373$267$64
28 years$903$663$479$342$241$54
29 years$862$626$446$313$217$46
30 years$824$591$416$288$196$39
31 years$789$559$387$264$178$33
32 years$756$529$361$243$161$28
33 years$725$501$338$223$145$23
34 years$696$474$315$205$132$20
35 years$669$450$295$189$119$17
36 years$643$427$276$174$108$14
37 years$619$406$258$160$98$12
38 years$596$386$242$148$89$10
39 years$574$367$227$136$80$9
40 years$554$349$212$126$73$7
41 years$534$332$199$116$66$6
42 years$516$316$187$107$60$5
43 years$498$301$175$99$55$4
44 years$481$287$164$91$49$4
45 years$465$274$154$84$45$3
46 years$450$261$145$78$41$3
47 years$435$249$136$72$37$2
48 years$421$238$128$66$34$2
49 years$408$227$120$61$31$2
50 years$395$217$113$57$28$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $405,000, adding $6,896 every year, while hoping to spend $31,303 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: 57/25/18 Blend
51$405,000$405,000$405,000$405,000
52$453,423$431,958$425,681$476,740
53$466,366$419,818$406,635$481,232
54$479,580$406,034$385,902$482,141
55$493,060$390,492$363,392$482,427
56$506,798$373,072$339,012$482,038
57$520,787$353,648$312,664$480,917
58$535,014$332,083$284,245$479,003
59$549,467$308,238$253,649$476,230
60$564,131$281,959$220,765$472,528
61$578,987$253,090$185,475$467,824
62$594,014$221,462$147,658$462,036
63$609,187$186,896$107,188$455,079
64$624,476$149,207$63,932$446,861
65$639,850$108,195$17,750$437,284
66$655,269$63,651$0$426,242
67$670,691$15,355$0$419,679
68$686,066$0$0$415,448
69$701,340$0$0$420,197
70$716,447$0$0$429,046
71$731,319$0$0$437,726
72$745,873$0$0$446,186
73$760,021$0$0$454,370
74$773,661$0$0$462,212
75$786,681$0$0$469,642
76$798,952$0$0$476,578
77$810,334$0$0$482,932
78$820,669$0$0$488,602
79$829,780$0$0$493,478
80$837,470$0$0$497,435
81$843,520$0$0$500,334
82$847,688$0$0$502,022
83$849,702$0$0$502,328
84$849,261$0$0$501,062
85$846,031$0$0$498,013
86$839,641$0$0$492,946
87$829,680$0$0$485,604
88$815,692$0$0$475,697
89$797,170$0$0$462,908
90$773,554$0$0$446,882
91$744,225$0$0$427,230
92$708,495$0$0$403,519
93$665,603$0$0$375,269
94$614,709$0$0$341,952
95$554,883$0$0$302,981
96$485,094$0$0$257,709
97$404,206$0$0$205,419
98$310,960$0$0$145,321
99$203,968$0$0$76,539
100$81,693$0$0$0