Can I retire at age 52 with 527,000?

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:
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 $527,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$43,519$43,132$42,753$42,384$42,024$41,829
2 years$21,544$21,143$20,754$20,377$20,011$19,815
3 years$14,220$13,817$13,429$13,056$12,696$12,504
4 years$10,559$10,157$9,773$9,406$9,055$8,868
5 years$8,363$7,963$7,584$7,225$6,883$6,703
6 years$6,899$6,503$6,129$5,778$5,447$5,273
7 years$5,854$5,461$5,093$4,750$4,430$4,262
8 years$5,070$4,681$4,320$3,985$3,675$3,514
9 years$4,461$4,076$3,720$3,394$3,095$2,941
10 years$3,974$3,592$3,244$2,926$2,637$2,489
11 years$3,576$3,198$2,856$2,546$2,268$2,127
12 years$3,245$2,870$2,534$2,233$1,965$1,831
13 years$2,964$2,594$2,264$1,972$1,714$1,585
14 years$2,724$2,358$2,034$1,750$1,502$1,380
15 years$2,517$2,154$1,837$1,561$1,323$1,206
16 years$2,335$1,976$1,665$1,398$1,169$1,058
17 years$2,175$1,820$1,515$1,256$1,036$931
18 years$2,032$1,682$1,383$1,132$922$822
19 years$1,905$1,559$1,266$1,023$821$727
20 years$1,791$1,448$1,162$926$734$644
21 years$1,688$1,349$1,069$841$657$572
22 years$1,594$1,259$985$764$589$508
23 years$1,509$1,178$910$696$528$453
24 years$1,431$1,104$841$635$475$404
25 years$1,359$1,036$779$580$427$360
26 years$1,292$973$723$530$385$322
27 years$1,231$916$671$485$347$287
28 years$1,175$863$624$445$313$257
29 years$1,122$814$581$408$283$230
30 years$1,073$769$541$374$255$206
31 years$1,027$727$504$344$231$185
32 years$984$688$470$316$209$166
33 years$944$651$439$290$189$149
34 years$906$617$410$267$171$133
35 years$870$586$384$246$155$120
36 years$837$556$359$227$140$107
37 years$805$528$336$209$127$96
38 years$776$502$315$192$115$87
39 years$747$477$295$177$105$78
40 years$720$454$276$164$95$70
41 years$695$432$259$151$86$63
42 years$671$411$243$139$78$57
43 years$648$392$228$129$71$51
44 years$626$374$214$119$64$46
45 years$605$356$201$110$58$41
46 years$585$340$189$101$53$37
47 years$567$324$177$94$48$33
48 years$548$310$167$86$44$30
49 years$531$296$157$80$40$27
50 years$515$283$147$74$36$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $527,000, adding $5,823 every year, while hoping to spend $52,220 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: 43/27/30 Blend
51$527,000$527,000$527,000$527,000
52$586,760$558,829$550,661$606,649
53$591,048$530,650$513,546$593,326
54$594,023$499,340$473,438$573,550
55$595,497$464,691$430,181$551,143
56$595,258$426,481$383,613$525,895
57$593,074$384,479$333,564$497,574
58$588,686$338,437$279,857$465,936
59$581,806$288,095$222,306$430,711
60$572,117$233,178$160,720$391,613
61$559,265$173,395$94,896$348,328
62$542,859$108,441$24,624$300,519
63$522,466$37,989$0$247,822
64$497,606$0$0$205,964
65$467,748$0$0$179,233
66$432,306$0$0$161,103
67$390,630$0$0$139,976
68$342,000$0$0$115,511
69$285,624$0$0$87,330
70$220,622$0$0$55,016
71$146,025$0$0$18,107
72$60,761$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
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