Can I retire at age 52 with 452,000?

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 $452,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$37,326$36,993$36,669$36,352$36,043$35,115
2 years$18,478$18,134$17,800$17,477$17,163$16,234
3 years$12,196$11,851$11,518$11,198$10,889$9,988
4 years$9,056$8,712$8,382$8,067$7,766$6,901
5 years$7,172$6,830$6,505$6,196$5,904$5,076
6 years$5,917$5,577$5,257$4,955$4,671$3,882
7 years$5,021$4,684$4,369$4,074$3,799$3,048
8 years$4,349$4,015$3,705$3,418$3,152$2,439
9 years$3,826$3,496$3,191$2,911$2,654$1,979
10 years$3,409$3,081$2,782$2,509$2,262$1,623
11 years$3,067$2,743$2,449$2,184$1,945$1,342
12 years$2,783$2,462$2,174$1,916$1,685$1,117
13 years$2,543$2,225$1,942$1,691$1,470$935
14 years$2,337$2,022$1,745$1,501$1,288$786
15 years$2,158$1,847$1,575$1,339$1,134$663
16 years$2,003$1,695$1,428$1,199$1,003$561
17 years$1,865$1,561$1,300$1,077$889$476
18 years$1,743$1,442$1,186$971$790$404
19 years$1,634$1,337$1,086$877$705$344
20 years$1,536$1,242$997$794$629$294
21 years$1,448$1,157$917$721$563$251
22 years$1,367$1,080$845$656$505$214
23 years$1,294$1,010$780$597$453$183
24 years$1,227$947$722$544$407$157
25 years$1,165$888$668$497$366$134
26 years$1,109$835$620$455$330$115
27 years$1,056$786$576$416$298$99
28 years$1,007$740$535$381$269$85
29 years$962$698$498$350$243$73
30 years$920$660$464$321$219$62
31 years$881$624$432$295$198$54
32 years$844$590$403$271$179$46
33 years$809$559$377$249$162$39
34 years$777$530$352$229$147$34
35 years$747$502$329$211$133$29
36 years$718$477$308$194$120$25
37 years$691$453$288$179$109$22
38 years$665$430$270$165$99$18
39 years$641$409$253$152$90$16
40 years$618$389$237$140$81$14
41 years$596$371$222$129$74$12
42 years$575$353$208$119$67$10
43 years$556$336$196$110$61$9
44 years$537$321$184$102$55$7
45 years$519$306$172$94$50$6
46 years$502$292$162$87$46$6
47 years$486$278$152$80$41$5
48 years$470$266$143$74$38$4
49 years$456$254$134$69$34$4
50 years$441$242$126$63$31$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $452,000, adding $5,705 every year, while hoping to spend $31,239 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: 57/17/26 Blend
51$452,000$452,000$452,000$452,000
52$503,989$480,033$473,027$528,844
53$522,158$470,316$455,635$536,792
54$541,133$459,077$436,614$541,674
55$560,963$446,206$415,875$546,344
56$581,702$431,592$393,328$550,790
57$603,408$415,111$368,876$555,001
58$626,142$396,638$342,420$558,967
59$649,972$376,038$313,855$562,678
60$674,972$353,166$283,072$566,126
61$701,221$327,873$249,957$569,304
62$728,806$299,999$214,391$572,204
63$757,820$269,375$176,249$574,822
64$788,367$235,823$135,402$577,158
65$820,556$199,154$91,714$579,209
66$854,509$159,169$45,042$580,979
67$890,358$115,658$0$582,474
68$928,248$68,399$0$585,025
69$968,336$17,157$0$600,744
70$1,010,793$0$0$617,188
71$1,055,806$0$0$641,594
72$1,103,581$0$0$670,923
73$1,154,342$0$0$702,106
74$1,208,333$0$0$735,296
75$1,265,824$0$0$770,661
76$1,327,107$0$0$808,385
77$1,392,504$0$0$848,669
78$1,462,368$0$0$891,734
79$1,537,085$0$0$937,821
80$1,617,077$0$0$987,196
81$1,702,810$0$0$1,040,149
82$1,794,793$0$0$1,096,999
83$1,893,584$0$0$1,158,096
84$1,999,797$0$0$1,223,826
85$2,114,106$0$0$1,294,609
86$2,237,249$0$0$1,370,910
87$2,370,039$0$0$1,453,238
88$2,513,369$0$0$1,542,151
89$2,668,218$0$0$1,638,265
90$2,835,664$0$0$1,742,256
91$3,016,891$0$0$1,854,865
92$3,213,201$0$0$1,976,910
93$3,426,025$0$0$2,109,288
94$3,656,937$0$0$2,252,987
95$3,907,668$0$0$2,409,093
96$4,180,122$0$0$2,578,800
97$4,476,393$0$0$2,763,422
98$4,798,786$0$0$2,964,406
99$5,149,835$0$0$3,183,342
100$5,532,331$0$0$3,421,982