Can I retire at age 52 with 547,000?

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 $547,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$45,171$44,768$44,376$43,993$43,619$41,954
2 years$22,362$21,945$21,542$21,150$20,771$19,114
3 years$14,760$14,341$13,939$13,551$13,178$11,580
4 years$10,959$10,543$10,144$9,763$9,399$7,872
5 years$8,680$8,265$7,872$7,499$7,145$5,694
6 years$7,161$6,749$6,362$5,997$5,653$4,279
7 years$6,076$5,668$5,287$4,930$4,598$3,299
8 years$5,263$4,859$4,484$4,136$3,814$2,590
9 years$4,631$4,230$3,862$3,523$3,212$2,061
10 years$4,125$3,729$3,367$3,037$2,737$1,657
11 years$3,712$3,320$2,964$2,643$2,354$1,342
12 years$3,368$2,979$2,630$2,318$2,040$1,094
13 years$3,077$2,693$2,350$2,047$1,779$896
14 years$2,828$2,447$2,112$1,817$1,559$736
15 years$2,612$2,236$1,907$1,620$1,373$607
16 years$2,423$2,051$1,729$1,451$1,213$502
17 years$2,257$1,889$1,573$1,303$1,076$416
18 years$2,110$1,746$1,436$1,175$957$345
19 years$1,978$1,618$1,314$1,061$853$287
20 years$1,859$1,503$1,206$961$762$239
21 years$1,752$1,400$1,110$872$682$199
22 years$1,655$1,307$1,023$793$611$166
23 years$1,566$1,223$944$722$548$138
24 years$1,485$1,145$873$659$493$115
25 years$1,410$1,075$809$602$444$96
26 years$1,342$1,010$750$550$400$80
27 years$1,278$951$697$504$360$67
28 years$1,219$896$648$461$325$56
29 years$1,164$845$603$423$293$47
30 years$1,113$798$561$388$265$39
31 years$1,066$755$523$357$240$33
32 years$1,021$714$488$328$217$27
33 years$980$676$456$301$196$23
34 years$940$641$426$277$178$19
35 years$904$608$398$255$161$16
36 years$869$577$373$235$146$13
37 years$836$548$349$217$132$11
38 years$805$521$327$200$120$9
39 years$776$495$306$184$109$8
40 years$748$471$287$170$99$7
41 years$721$448$269$157$89$6
42 years$696$427$252$145$81$5
43 years$673$407$237$133$74$4
44 years$650$388$222$123$67$3
45 years$628$370$209$114$61$3
46 years$608$353$196$105$55$2
47 years$588$337$184$97$50$2
48 years$569$321$173$90$45$2
49 years$551$307$163$83$41$1
50 years$534$293$153$77$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $547,000, adding $5,870 every year, while hoping to spend $27,558 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: 36/38/26 Blend
51$547,000$547,000$547,000$547,000
52$608,849$579,858$571,379$625,833
53$641,630$578,949$561,199$638,006
54$676,831$577,073$549,754$648,207
55$714,670$574,152$536,973$658,680
56$755,386$570,104$522,781$669,469
57$799,241$564,845$507,100$680,622
58$846,524$558,283$489,848$692,196
59$897,551$550,320$470,939$704,253
60$952,670$540,855$450,285$716,868
61$1,012,264$529,778$427,791$730,124
62$1,076,752$516,975$403,360$744,115
63$1,146,598$502,324$376,889$758,949
64$1,222,308$485,695$348,272$774,747
65$1,304,441$466,952$317,397$791,647
66$1,393,612$445,951$284,148$809,803
67$1,490,496$422,538$248,403$829,389
68$1,595,837$396,552$210,034$850,603
69$1,710,452$367,822$168,909$873,664
70$1,835,240$336,168$124,890$898,821
71$1,971,191$301,397$77,831$926,350
72$2,119,396$263,309$27,581$956,564
73$2,281,053$221,689$0$989,810
74$2,457,481$176,312$0$1,033,703
75$2,650,133$126,941$0$1,090,089
76$2,860,608$73,323$0$1,151,842
77$3,090,667$15,193$0$1,219,553
78$3,342,248$0$0$1,293,880
79$3,617,484$0$0$1,395,509
80$3,918,726$0$0$1,513,770
81$4,248,560$0$0$1,643,334
82$4,609,837$0$0$1,785,332
83$5,005,693$0$0$1,941,007
84$5,439,585$0$0$2,111,727
85$5,915,318$0$0$2,299,003
86$6,437,085$0$0$2,504,495
87$7,009,501$0$0$2,730,033
88$7,637,652$0$0$2,977,634
89$8,327,140$0$0$3,249,517
90$9,084,134$0$0$3,548,131
91$9,915,433$0$0$3,876,168
92$10,828,522$0$0$4,236,598
93$11,831,650$0$0$4,632,691
94$12,933,905$0$0$5,068,051
95$14,145,294$0$0$5,546,646
96$15,476,848$0$0$6,072,851
97$16,940,716$0$0$6,651,482
98$18,550,282$0$0$7,287,848
99$20,320,296$0$0$7,987,798
100$22,267,004$0$0$8,757,775