Can I retire at age 52 with 536,000?

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 $536,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$44,262$43,868$43,483$43,108$42,741$42,260
2 years$21,912$21,504$21,108$20,725$20,353$19,868
3 years$14,463$14,053$13,659$13,279$12,913$12,440
4 years$10,739$10,331$9,940$9,567$9,210$8,752
5 years$8,505$8,099$7,714$7,348$7,001$6,560
6 years$7,017$6,614$6,234$5,876$5,540$5,116
7 years$5,954$5,554$5,180$4,831$4,505$4,099
8 years$5,157$4,761$4,393$4,053$3,737$3,349
9 years$4,538$4,145$3,784$3,452$3,147$2,776
10 years$4,042$3,654$3,299$2,976$2,682$2,328
11 years$3,637$3,253$2,904$2,590$2,306$1,969
12 years$3,300$2,920$2,578$2,272$1,999$1,678
13 years$3,015$2,638$2,303$2,005$1,743$1,438
14 years$2,771$2,398$2,069$1,780$1,528$1,239
15 years$2,559$2,191$1,868$1,588$1,345$1,071
16 years$2,375$2,010$1,694$1,422$1,189$930
17 years$2,212$1,851$1,541$1,277$1,054$809
18 years$2,067$1,711$1,407$1,151$937$706
19 years$1,938$1,585$1,288$1,040$835$617
20 years$1,822$1,473$1,182$942$746$541
21 years$1,717$1,372$1,087$855$668$474
22 years$1,621$1,281$1,002$777$599$417
23 years$1,534$1,198$925$708$537$367
24 years$1,455$1,122$856$646$483$323
25 years$1,382$1,053$793$590$435$284
26 years$1,315$990$735$539$391$251
27 years$1,252$932$683$494$353$221
28 years$1,195$878$635$452$318$196
29 years$1,141$828$590$415$288$173
30 years$1,091$782$550$381$260$153
31 years$1,044$739$513$349$235$135
32 years$1,001$700$478$321$212$120
33 years$960$663$447$295$192$106
34 years$921$628$417$272$174$94
35 years$885$596$390$250$158$83
36 years$851$565$365$230$143$74
37 years$819$537$342$212$130$65
38 years$789$510$320$196$117$58
39 years$760$485$300$180$106$51
40 years$733$462$281$166$97$45
41 years$707$439$263$154$88$40
42 years$682$419$247$142$79$36
43 years$659$399$232$131$72$32
44 years$637$380$218$121$65$28
45 years$616$362$204$112$59$25
46 years$595$346$192$103$54$22
47 years$576$330$180$95$49$20
48 years$558$315$169$88$45$17
49 years$540$301$159$81$40$15
50 years$523$287$150$75$37$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $536,000, adding $2,704 every year, while hoping to spend $50,318 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: 59/23/18 Blend
51$536,000$536,000$536,000$536,000
52$593,461$565,053$556,745$625,542
53$600,456$539,203$521,858$621,728
54$606,478$510,399$484,116$611,803
55$611,375$478,445$443,370$599,832
56$614,977$443,130$399,464$585,625
57$617,096$404,235$352,237$568,976
58$617,521$361,524$301,519$549,660
59$616,020$314,751$247,132$527,434
60$612,335$263,654$188,892$502,033
61$606,179$207,959$126,605$473,168
62$597,233$147,373$60,071$440,525
63$585,146$81,589$0$403,760
64$569,526$10,282$0$364,601
65$549,940$0$0$332,990
66$525,911$0$0$313,908
67$496,906$0$0$294,166
68$462,339$0$0$270,781
69$421,561$0$0$243,328
70$373,854$0$0$211,341
71$318,423$0$0$174,302
72$254,391$0$0$131,638
73$180,787$0$0$82,719
74$96,541$0$0$26,847
75$466$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