Can I retire at age 52 with 438,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $438,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$36,170$35,847$35,533$35,226$34,927$33,958
2 years$17,906$17,572$17,249$16,936$16,632$15,664
3 years$11,819$11,484$11,161$10,851$10,552$9,614
4 years$8,776$8,442$8,123$7,817$7,526$6,625
5 years$6,950$6,618$6,303$6,005$5,721$4,860
6 years$5,734$5,404$5,094$4,802$4,527$3,707
7 years$4,865$4,539$4,233$3,948$3,681$2,903
8 years$4,214$3,890$3,590$3,312$3,054$2,316
9 years$3,708$3,387$3,092$2,821$2,572$1,873
10 years$3,303$2,986$2,696$2,432$2,191$1,531
11 years$2,972$2,658$2,373$2,116$1,885$1,262
12 years$2,697$2,386$2,106$1,856$1,633$1,047
13 years$2,464$2,156$1,882$1,639$1,424$874
14 years$2,264$1,960$1,691$1,455$1,248$732
15 years$2,092$1,790$1,527$1,297$1,099$615
16 years$1,941$1,643$1,384$1,162$972$519
17 years$1,807$1,513$1,259$1,044$861$438
18 years$1,689$1,398$1,150$941$766$371
19 years$1,584$1,295$1,053$850$683$315
20 years$1,489$1,204$966$770$610$267
21 years$1,403$1,121$888$699$546$227
22 years$1,325$1,047$819$635$489$194
23 years$1,254$979$756$578$439$165
24 years$1,189$917$699$528$395$141
25 years$1,129$861$648$482$355$120
26 years$1,074$809$601$441$320$102
27 years$1,023$761$558$403$288$87
28 years$976$717$519$369$260$75
29 years$932$677$483$339$235$64
30 years$892$639$449$311$212$55
31 years$853$604$419$286$192$47
32 years$818$572$391$262$174$40
33 years$784$541$365$241$157$34
34 years$753$513$341$222$142$29
35 years$723$487$319$204$129$25
36 years$696$462$298$188$117$21
37 years$669$439$279$173$106$18
38 years$645$417$261$160$96$16
39 years$621$397$245$147$87$13
40 years$599$377$230$136$79$11
41 years$578$359$215$125$72$10
42 years$558$342$202$116$65$8
43 years$539$326$190$107$59$7
44 years$520$311$178$99$54$6
45 years$503$296$167$91$49$5
46 years$487$283$157$84$44$5
47 years$471$270$147$78$40$4
48 years$456$257$138$72$36$3
49 years$441$246$130$66$33$3
50 years$428$235$122$61$30$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $438,000, adding $2,386 every year, while hoping to spend $23,185 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: 33/45/22 Blend
51$438,000$438,000$438,000$438,000
52$485,137$461,923$455,134$497,804
53$509,952$459,889$445,712$505,438
54$536,522$456,978$435,198$511,384
55$565,000$453,122$423,530$517,318
56$595,556$448,251$410,644$523,253
57$628,376$442,289$396,474$529,205
58$663,663$435,154$380,949$535,196
59$701,643$426,763$363,997$541,249
60$742,561$417,024$345,541$547,395
61$786,686$405,843$325,501$553,668
62$834,317$393,118$303,794$560,110
63$885,779$378,742$280,333$566,769
64$941,430$362,602$255,025$573,701
65$1,001,665$344,578$227,778$580,971
66$1,066,916$324,544$198,490$588,655
67$1,137,660$302,365$167,057$596,839
68$1,214,420$277,900$133,373$605,621
69$1,297,772$250,999$97,322$615,116
70$1,388,350$221,503$58,788$625,451
71$1,486,850$189,245$17,646$636,773
72$1,594,040$154,048$0$649,248
73$1,710,762$115,727$0$669,228
74$1,837,944$74,082$0$695,584
75$1,976,609$28,907$0$724,441
76$2,127,881$0$0$756,104
77$2,292,996$0$0$800,827
78$2,473,317$0$0$865,361
79$2,670,343$0$0$935,938
80$2,885,726$0$0$1,013,157
81$3,121,283$0$0$1,097,677
82$3,379,015$0$0$1,190,225
83$3,661,125$0$0$1,291,602
84$3,970,040$0$0$1,402,688
85$4,308,432$0$0$1,524,455
86$4,679,244$0$0$1,657,970
87$5,085,716$0$0$1,804,412
88$5,531,418$0$0$1,965,076
89$6,020,280$0$0$2,141,392
90$6,556,633$0$0$2,334,932
91$7,145,246$0$0$2,547,429
92$7,791,373$0$0$2,780,793
93$8,500,800$0$0$3,037,125
94$9,279,901$0$0$3,318,744
95$10,135,700$0$0$3,628,200
96$11,075,931$0$0$3,968,305
97$12,109,117$0$0$4,342,157
98$13,244,647$0$0$4,753,169
99$14,492,863$0$0$5,205,098
100$15,865,161$0$0$5,702,089