Can I retire at age 52 with 424,000?

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 $424,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$35,014$34,702$34,397$34,100$33,810$33,625
2 years$17,333$17,011$16,698$16,394$16,100$15,914
3 years$11,441$11,117$10,805$10,504$10,215$10,032
4 years$8,495$8,172$7,863$7,568$7,285$7,108
5 years$6,728$6,407$6,102$5,813$5,538$5,367
6 years$5,551$5,232$4,931$4,648$4,382$4,217
7 years$4,710$4,394$4,098$3,822$3,564$3,405
8 years$4,079$3,766$3,475$3,206$2,957$2,805
9 years$3,589$3,279$2,993$2,731$2,490$2,344
10 years$3,198$2,890$2,610$2,354$2,121$1,982
11 years$2,877$2,573$2,298$2,049$1,825$1,691
12 years$2,611$2,309$2,039$1,797$1,581$1,454
13 years$2,385$2,087$1,822$1,586$1,379$1,257
14 years$2,192$1,897$1,637$1,408$1,209$1,093
15 years$2,025$1,733$1,478$1,256$1,064$954
16 years$1,878$1,590$1,340$1,125$940$836
17 years$1,750$1,464$1,219$1,010$834$735
18 years$1,635$1,353$1,113$911$741$647
19 years$1,533$1,254$1,019$823$661$572
20 years$1,441$1,165$935$745$590$506
21 years$1,358$1,085$860$676$528$449
22 years$1,283$1,013$793$615$474$398
23 years$1,214$948$732$560$425$354
24 years$1,151$888$677$511$382$315
25 years$1,093$833$627$466$344$281
26 years$1,040$783$581$426$310$250
27 years$991$737$540$390$279$223
28 years$945$694$502$358$252$200
29 years$903$655$467$328$227$178
30 years$863$619$435$301$206$159
31 years$826$585$406$276$186$143
32 years$792$553$378$254$168$128
33 years$759$524$353$234$152$114
34 years$729$497$330$215$138$102
35 years$700$471$309$198$125$92
36 years$673$447$289$182$113$82
37 years$648$425$270$168$102$74
38 years$624$404$253$155$93$66
39 years$601$384$237$143$84$59
40 years$580$365$222$132$76$53
41 years$559$348$208$121$69$48
42 years$540$331$195$112$63$43
43 years$521$315$183$103$57$38
44 years$504$301$172$96$52$35
45 years$487$287$162$88$47$31
46 years$471$274$152$81$43$28
47 years$456$261$143$75$39$25
48 years$441$249$134$70$35$22
49 years$427$238$126$64$32$20
50 years$414$227$118$59$29$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $424,000, adding $5,110 every year, while hoping to spend $34,827 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: 51/31/18 Blend
51$424,000$424,000$424,000$424,000
52$472,519$450,047$443,475$494,029
53$483,660$435,044$421,276$494,382
54$494,771$418,138$397,166$490,729
55$505,810$399,200$371,044$486,004
56$516,734$378,092$342,805$480,117
57$527,491$354,668$312,339$472,972
58$538,024$328,775$279,531$464,465
59$548,268$300,251$244,261$454,485
60$558,151$268,923$206,403$442,912
61$567,591$234,609$165,827$429,617
62$576,499$197,119$122,395$414,462
63$584,772$156,248$75,966$397,297
64$592,298$111,783$26,389$377,960
65$598,949$63,497$0$356,279
66$604,585$11,151$0$337,160
67$609,049$0$0$321,047
68$612,166$0$0$318,206
69$613,743$0$0$318,278
70$613,563$0$0$317,338
71$611,387$0$0$315,249
72$606,950$0$0$311,861
73$599,956$0$0$307,009
74$590,078$0$0$300,507
75$576,953$0$0$292,150
76$560,180$0$0$281,712
77$539,315$0$0$268,942
78$513,864$0$0$253,562
79$483,283$0$0$235,264
80$446,968$0$0$213,709
81$404,252$0$0$188,521
82$354,397$0$0$159,284
83$296,588$0$0$125,537
84$229,923$0$0$86,774
85$153,405$0$0$42,432
86$65,934$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