Can I retire at age 52 with 549,000?

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 $549,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$45,336$44,932$44,538$44,154$43,778$43,466
2 years$22,444$22,026$21,620$21,228$20,847$20,532
3 years$14,814$14,394$13,990$13,601$13,226$12,918
4 years$11,000$10,581$10,181$9,799$9,433$9,135
5 years$8,712$8,296$7,901$7,526$7,171$6,883
6 years$7,187$6,774$6,385$6,019$5,674$5,397
7 years$6,098$5,689$5,306$4,948$4,614$4,348
8 years$5,282$4,876$4,500$4,151$3,828$3,573
9 years$4,648$4,246$3,876$3,536$3,224$2,979
10 years$4,140$3,742$3,379$3,048$2,747$2,513
11 years$3,726$3,332$2,975$2,653$2,362$2,139
12 years$3,380$2,990$2,640$2,327$2,047$1,834
13 years$3,088$2,702$2,359$2,054$1,785$1,582
14 years$2,838$2,456$2,119$1,823$1,565$1,372
15 years$2,622$2,244$1,913$1,626$1,378$1,194
16 years$2,432$2,059$1,735$1,456$1,218$1,044
17 years$2,265$1,896$1,579$1,308$1,080$915
18 years$2,117$1,752$1,441$1,179$960$804
19 years$1,985$1,624$1,319$1,065$856$708
20 years$1,866$1,509$1,211$965$764$625
21 years$1,758$1,405$1,114$876$684$552
22 years$1,661$1,312$1,026$796$613$489
23 years$1,572$1,227$948$725$550$433
24 years$1,490$1,150$876$661$495$384
25 years$1,415$1,079$812$604$445$341
26 years$1,346$1,014$753$552$401$303
27 years$1,283$954$699$505$362$270
28 years$1,224$899$650$463$326$240
29 years$1,169$848$605$425$295$214
30 years$1,118$801$563$390$266$191
31 years$1,070$757$525$358$241$170
32 years$1,025$717$490$329$218$152
33 years$983$679$458$303$197$136
34 years$944$643$427$278$178$121
35 years$907$610$400$256$162$108
36 years$872$579$374$236$146$97
37 years$839$550$350$217$133$86
38 years$808$523$328$200$120$77
39 years$778$497$307$185$109$69
40 years$751$473$288$170$99$62
41 years$724$450$270$157$90$55
42 years$699$429$253$145$81$49
43 years$675$408$238$134$74$44
44 years$652$389$223$124$67$39
45 years$631$371$209$114$61$35
46 years$610$354$197$106$55$32
47 years$590$338$185$97$50$28
48 years$571$323$174$90$46$25
49 years$553$308$163$83$41$23
50 years$536$294$153$77$38$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $549,000, adding $2,186 every year, while hoping to spend $47,032 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: 74/8/18 Blend
51$549,000$549,000$549,000$549,000
52$607,253$578,156$569,646$649,500
53$619,151$556,444$538,688$656,089
54$630,686$532,092$505,116$657,342
55$641,772$504,920$468,793$657,484
56$652,312$474,740$429,577$656,394
57$662,197$441,351$387,316$653,939
58$671,305$404,542$341,856$649,973
59$679,502$364,088$293,032$644,336
60$686,636$319,753$240,673$636,856
61$692,539$271,287$184,602$627,339
62$697,024$218,427$124,632$615,577
63$699,883$160,892$60,570$601,340
64$700,884$98,388$0$584,378
65$699,770$30,605$0$565,913
66$696,255$0$0$556,657
67$690,022$0$0$548,445
68$680,721$0$0$540,411
69$667,961$0$0$529,542
70$651,310$0$0$515,486
71$630,289$0$0$497,851
72$604,370$0$0$476,207
73$572,966$0$0$450,073
74$535,428$0$0$418,920
75$491,037$0$0$382,162
76$438,999$0$0$339,151
77$378,437$0$0$289,171
78$308,380$0$0$231,428
79$227,753$0$0$165,047
80$135,373$0$0$89,061
81$29,927$0$0$2,400
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