Can I retire at age 52 with 418,000?

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 $418,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$34,518$34,211$33,911$33,618$33,332$32,500
2 years$17,088$16,770$16,461$16,162$15,872$15,039
3 years$11,279$10,959$10,652$10,355$10,070$9,262
4 years$8,375$8,056$7,752$7,460$7,182$6,405
5 years$6,633$6,316$6,016$5,730$5,460$4,716
6 years$5,472$5,158$4,862$4,583$4,320$3,611
7 years$4,643$4,331$4,040$3,768$3,513$2,839
8 years$4,022$3,713$3,426$3,161$2,915$2,274
9 years$3,539$3,233$2,951$2,692$2,455$1,847
10 years$3,152$2,849$2,573$2,321$2,091$1,517
11 years$2,837$2,537$2,265$2,020$1,799$1,256
12 years$2,574$2,277$2,010$1,771$1,559$1,047
13 years$2,351$2,058$1,796$1,564$1,359$877
14 years$2,161$1,870$1,614$1,388$1,191$739
15 years$1,996$1,709$1,457$1,238$1,049$624
16 years$1,852$1,568$1,321$1,109$927$529
17 years$1,725$1,444$1,202$996$822$449
18 years$1,612$1,334$1,097$898$731$382
19 years$1,511$1,236$1,004$811$652$326
20 years$1,421$1,149$922$735$582$278
21 years$1,339$1,070$848$667$521$238
22 years$1,264$999$781$606$467$204
23 years$1,197$934$722$552$419$175
24 years$1,135$875$667$504$377$150
25 years$1,078$821$618$460$339$128
26 years$1,025$772$573$420$305$110
27 years$977$727$532$385$275$95
28 years$932$685$495$353$248$81
29 years$890$646$460$323$224$70
30 years$851$610$429$297$203$60
31 years$814$577$400$273$183$52
32 years$780$546$373$250$166$44
33 years$749$517$348$230$150$38
34 years$719$490$325$212$136$33
35 years$690$464$304$195$123$28
36 years$664$441$285$180$111$24
37 years$639$419$266$166$101$21
38 years$615$398$250$153$92$18
39 years$593$378$234$141$83$16
40 years$571$360$219$130$75$13
41 years$551$343$205$120$68$12
42 years$532$326$193$110$62$10
43 years$514$311$181$102$56$9
44 years$497$296$170$94$51$7
45 years$480$283$159$87$46$6
46 years$464$270$150$80$42$5
47 years$449$257$141$74$38$5
48 years$435$246$132$69$35$4
49 years$421$235$124$63$32$3
50 years$408$224$117$59$29$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $418,000, adding $6,960 every year, while hoping to spend $26,268 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: 59/23/18 Blend
51$418,000$418,000$418,000$418,000
52$467,815$445,661$439,182$492,834
53$487,583$439,550$425,946$504,471
54$508,488$432,258$411,386$513,663
55$530,616$423,701$395,430$523,088
56$554,065$413,789$378,002$532,773
57$578,939$402,424$359,025$542,748
58$605,353$389,506$338,415$553,049
59$633,434$374,926$316,087$563,715
60$663,319$358,572$291,950$574,791
61$695,158$340,322$265,911$586,330
62$729,116$320,050$237,871$598,389
63$765,374$297,621$207,728$611,035
64$804,130$272,893$175,375$624,341
65$845,601$245,714$140,700$638,393
66$890,025$215,926$103,585$653,283
67$937,662$183,361$63,910$669,120
68$988,799$147,841$21,546$686,023
69$1,043,750$109,179$0$704,126
70$1,102,860$67,176$0$728,125
71$1,166,507$21,624$0$758,355
72$1,235,109$0$0$790,891
73$1,309,120$0$0$832,984
74$1,389,044$0$0$884,376
75$1,475,431$0$0$939,952
76$1,568,887$0$0$1,000,106
77$1,670,080$0$0$1,065,271
78$1,779,741$0$0$1,135,923
79$1,898,676$0$0$1,212,583
80$2,027,770$0$0$1,295,828
81$2,167,998$0$0$1,386,290
82$2,320,432$0$0$1,484,665
83$2,486,249$0$0$1,591,719
84$2,666,747$0$0$1,708,294
85$2,863,354$0$0$1,835,318
86$3,077,639$0$0$1,973,811
87$3,311,331$0$0$2,124,897
88$3,566,333$0$0$2,289,810
89$3,844,739$0$0$2,469,911
90$4,148,853$0$0$2,666,699
91$4,481,212$0$0$2,881,823
92$4,844,612$0$0$3,117,097
93$5,242,127$0$0$3,374,522
94$5,677,145$0$0$3,656,297
95$6,153,395$0$0$3,964,846
96$6,674,984$0$0$4,302,840
97$7,246,433$0$0$4,673,216
98$7,872,725$0$0$5,079,213
99$8,559,344$0$0$5,524,395
100$9,312,331$0$0$6,012,690