Can I retire at age 52 with 524,000?

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:
0%
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 $524,000?

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$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$41,556
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$19,667
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$12,398
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$8,785
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$6,633
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$5,212
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$4,209
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$3,466
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$2,897
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$2,449
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$2,090
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,797
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$1,554
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$1,351
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$1,179
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$1,033
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$908
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$800
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$707
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$625
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$554
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$492
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$438
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$389
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$347
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$309
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$276
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$247
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$220
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$197
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$176
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$158
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$141
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$127
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$113
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$102
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$91
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$82
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$73
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$66
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$59
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$53
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$48
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$43
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$38
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$34
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$31
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$28
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$25
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $524,000, adding $5,609 every year, while hoping to spend $36,642 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: 48/25/27 Blend
51$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
52$583,234$555,462$547,340$606,503
53$603,737$543,693$526,689$611,645
54$625,103$530,119$504,118$613,175
55$647,382$514,613$479,524$614,119
56$670,626$497,040$452,800$614,441
57$694,894$477,259$423,833$614,102
58$720,247$455,118$392,505$613,062
59$746,752$430,459$358,693$611,280
60$774,480$403,111$322,269$608,716
61$803,512$372,898$283,100$605,326
62$833,930$339,631$241,044$601,067
63$865,828$303,110$195,956$595,894
64$899,305$263,124$147,683$589,763
65$934,469$219,452$96,065$582,629
66$971,438$171,858$40,936$574,444
67$1,010,340$120,095$0$565,164
68$1,051,314$63,899$0$559,899
69$1,094,512$2,994$0$566,368
70$1,140,099$0$0$572,776
71$1,188,255$0$0$596,445
72$1,239,177$0$0$622,370
73$1,293,079$0$0$649,839
74$1,350,195$0$0$678,976
75$1,410,782$0$0$709,914
76$1,475,119$0$0$742,802
77$1,543,512$0$0$777,798
78$1,616,296$0$0$815,080
79$1,693,837$0$0$854,841
80$1,776,537$0$0$897,290
81$1,864,835$0$0$942,660
82$1,959,213$0$0$991,203
83$2,060,199$0$0$1,043,199
84$2,168,371$0$0$1,098,951
85$2,284,365$0$0$1,158,794
86$2,408,878$0$0$1,223,095
87$2,542,672$0$0$1,292,258
88$2,686,589$0$0$1,366,723
89$2,841,549$0$0$1,446,978
90$3,008,564$0$0$1,533,556
91$3,188,746$0$0$1,627,042
92$3,383,315$0$0$1,728,082
93$3,593,615$0$0$1,837,383
94$3,821,118$0$0$1,955,723
95$4,067,447$0$0$2,083,958
96$4,334,383$0$0$2,223,028
97$4,623,887$0$0$2,373,969
98$4,938,113$0$0$2,537,918
99$5,279,432$0$0$2,716,126
100$5,650,451$0$0$2,909,971