Can I retire at age 52 with 485,000?

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 $485,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$40,051$39,694$39,346$39,006$38,675$37,816
2 years$19,827$19,458$19,100$18,753$18,416$17,556
3 years$13,087$12,716$12,359$12,015$11,684$10,849
4 years$9,717$9,348$8,994$8,656$8,333$7,529
5 years$7,696$7,329$6,980$6,649$6,335$5,565
6 years$6,349$5,984$5,641$5,317$5,013$4,277
7 years$5,387$5,026$4,687$4,372$4,077$3,375
8 years$4,666$4,308$3,975$3,667$3,382$2,715
9 years$4,106$3,751$3,424$3,124$2,848$2,215
10 years$3,658$3,306$2,985$2,693$2,427$1,826
11 years$3,291$2,943$2,628$2,343$2,087$1,519
12 years$2,986$2,642$2,332$2,055$1,809$1,272
13 years$2,728$2,387$2,084$1,815$1,577$1,071
14 years$2,507$2,170$1,872$1,611$1,382$906
15 years$2,316$1,982$1,690$1,437$1,217$769
16 years$2,149$1,819$1,533$1,286$1,076$655
17 years$2,001$1,675$1,395$1,156$954$559
18 years$1,870$1,548$1,273$1,042$848$478
19 years$1,753$1,434$1,165$941$756$410
20 years$1,648$1,333$1,070$852$675$352
21 years$1,553$1,242$984$774$604$303
22 years$1,467$1,159$907$703$542$260
23 years$1,388$1,084$837$641$486$224
24 years$1,317$1,016$774$584$437$193
25 years$1,250$953$717$534$393$167
26 years$1,189$896$665$488$354$144
27 years$1,133$843$618$447$319$124
28 years$1,081$794$574$409$288$107
29 years$1,032$749$534$375$260$93
30 years$987$708$498$344$235$80
31 years$945$669$464$316$213$69
32 years$906$633$433$291$192$60
33 years$869$600$404$267$174$52
34 years$834$568$378$246$158$45
35 years$801$539$353$226$143$39
36 years$770$512$330$208$129$34
37 years$741$486$309$192$117$29
38 years$714$462$290$177$106$25
39 years$688$439$271$163$96$22
40 years$663$418$254$151$87$19
41 years$640$398$238$139$79$16
42 years$617$379$224$128$72$14
43 years$596$361$210$118$65$12
44 years$576$344$197$109$59$11
45 years$557$328$185$101$54$9
46 years$539$313$174$93$49$8
47 years$521$299$163$86$44$7
48 years$505$285$153$80$40$6
49 years$489$272$144$74$37$5
50 years$474$260$136$68$33$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $485,000, adding $5,858 every year, while hoping to spend $42,952 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: 83/12/5 Blend
51$485,000$485,000$485,000$485,000
52$540,513$514,808$507,290$584,846
53$549,944$494,333$478,584$594,184
54$558,898$471,415$447,476$598,014
55$567,281$445,889$413,841$600,867
56$574,987$417,581$377,548$602,617
57$581,899$386,305$338,459$603,128
58$587,886$351,868$296,431$602,248
59$592,803$314,062$251,314$599,810
60$596,487$272,670$202,952$595,630
61$598,759$227,460$151,181$589,507
62$599,417$178,191$95,830$581,217
63$598,240$124,604$36,723$570,516
64$594,979$66,429$0$557,133
65$589,361$3,378$0$542,178
66$581,081$0$0$526,101
67$569,803$0$0$515,155
68$555,151$0$0$501,564
69$536,713$0$0$484,504
70$514,030$0$0$463,555
71$486,593$0$0$438,252
72$453,843$0$0$408,081
73$415,157$0$0$372,475
74$369,848$0$0$330,805
75$317,157$0$0$282,375
76$256,243$0$0$226,416
77$186,178$0$0$162,079
78$105,936$0$0$88,427
79$14,383$0$0$4,420
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