Can I retire at age 52 with 414,000?

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 $414,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$34,188$33,883$33,586$33,296$33,013$32,777
2 years$16,925$16,609$16,304$16,008$15,720$15,483
3 years$11,171$10,854$10,550$10,256$9,974$9,742
4 years$8,295$7,979$7,677$7,389$7,113$6,888
5 years$6,569$6,256$5,958$5,676$5,407$5,190
6 years$5,420$5,108$4,815$4,539$4,279$4,070
7 years$4,599$4,290$4,001$3,732$3,480$3,279
8 years$3,983$3,677$3,393$3,130$2,887$2,694
9 years$3,505$3,202$2,923$2,666$2,431$2,247
10 years$3,122$2,822$2,548$2,298$2,071$1,895
11 years$2,809$2,512$2,243$2,000$1,781$1,613
12 years$2,549$2,255$1,991$1,755$1,544$1,383
13 years$2,329$2,038$1,779$1,549$1,346$1,193
14 years$2,140$1,852$1,598$1,375$1,180$1,035
15 years$1,977$1,692$1,443$1,226$1,039$901
16 years$1,834$1,553$1,308$1,098$918$787
17 years$1,708$1,430$1,190$987$814$690
18 years$1,597$1,321$1,087$889$724$606
19 years$1,497$1,224$995$803$645$534
20 years$1,407$1,138$913$728$576$471
21 years$1,326$1,060$840$660$516$416
22 years$1,252$989$774$600$462$368
23 years$1,185$925$715$547$415$327
24 years$1,124$867$661$499$373$290
25 years$1,067$814$612$455$336$257
26 years$1,015$765$568$416$302$229
27 years$967$720$527$381$273$204
28 years$923$678$490$349$246$181
29 years$881$640$456$320$222$161
30 years$843$604$425$294$201$144
31 years$807$571$396$270$181$128
32 years$773$540$370$248$164$115
33 years$741$512$345$228$149$102
34 years$712$485$322$210$134$91
35 years$684$460$301$193$122$81
36 years$658$437$282$178$110$73
37 years$633$415$264$164$100$65
38 years$609$394$247$151$91$58
39 years$587$375$232$139$82$52
40 years$566$357$217$129$75$46
41 years$546$339$203$119$68$42
42 years$527$323$191$109$61$37
43 years$509$308$179$101$56$33
44 years$492$294$168$93$51$30
45 years$476$280$158$86$46$27
46 years$460$267$148$80$42$24
47 years$445$255$139$74$38$21
48 years$431$243$131$68$34$19
49 years$417$232$123$63$31$17
50 years$404$222$116$58$28$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $414,000, adding $2,187 every year, while hoping to spend $36,998 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: 50/34/16 Blend
51$414,000$414,000$414,000$414,000
52$458,484$436,542$430,125$479,282
53$465,884$418,567$405,168$475,861
54$472,798$398,471$378,136$468,124
55$479,139$376,111$348,919$458,905
56$484,807$351,337$317,404$448,077
57$489,692$323,987$283,472$435,503
58$493,672$293,894$246,999$421,034
59$496,610$260,878$207,857$404,510
60$498,354$224,751$165,910$385,759
61$498,735$185,312$121,017$364,592
62$497,566$142,352$73,030$340,806
63$494,638$95,648$21,797$314,183
64$489,720$44,964$0$284,485
65$482,557$0$0$257,067
66$472,864$0$0$234,096
67$460,327$0$0$226,354
68$444,596$0$0$216,827
69$425,287$0$0$205,301
70$401,971$0$0$191,540
71$374,176$0$0$175,282
72$341,379$0$0$156,237
73$303,001$0$0$134,088
74$258,403$0$0$108,479
75$206,878$0$0$79,020
76$147,643$0$0$45,281
77$79,837$0$0$6,783
78$2,503$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
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