Can I retire at age 52 with 553,000?

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 $553,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$45,666$45,259$44,863$44,475$44,097$43,014
2 years$22,607$22,186$21,778$21,382$20,999$19,914
3 years$14,922$14,499$14,092$13,700$13,322$12,270
4 years$11,080$10,658$10,255$9,870$9,502$8,490
5 years$8,775$8,356$7,958$7,581$7,223$6,255
6 years$7,239$6,823$6,432$6,063$5,715$4,791
7 years$6,143$5,730$5,345$4,984$4,648$3,769
8 years$5,321$4,912$4,533$4,181$3,856$3,021
9 years$4,681$4,277$3,904$3,562$3,247$2,455
10 years$4,171$3,770$3,404$3,070$2,767$2,017
11 years$3,753$3,356$2,997$2,672$2,380$1,672
12 years$3,405$3,012$2,659$2,344$2,062$1,394
13 years$3,111$2,722$2,376$2,069$1,798$1,169
14 years$2,859$2,474$2,135$1,837$1,576$985
15 years$2,641$2,260$1,927$1,638$1,388$833
16 years$2,450$2,074$1,747$1,467$1,227$706
17 years$2,282$1,910$1,590$1,318$1,088$600
18 years$2,133$1,765$1,452$1,188$967$511
19 years$1,999$1,636$1,329$1,073$862$436
20 years$1,879$1,520$1,220$972$770$373
21 years$1,771$1,416$1,122$882$689$319
22 years$1,673$1,322$1,034$802$618$273
23 years$1,583$1,236$955$730$554$234
24 years$1,501$1,158$883$666$498$201
25 years$1,426$1,087$818$608$448$173
26 years$1,356$1,021$758$556$404$148
27 years$1,292$961$704$509$364$127
28 years$1,233$906$655$466$329$110
29 years$1,177$854$609$428$297$94
30 years$1,126$807$567$393$268$81
31 years$1,078$763$529$361$242$70
32 years$1,033$722$494$331$219$60
33 years$990$684$461$305$198$52
34 years$951$648$431$280$180$45
35 years$913$615$403$258$163$38
36 years$878$583$377$238$147$33
37 years$845$554$353$219$134$28
38 years$814$526$330$202$121$25
39 years$784$501$309$186$110$21
40 years$756$476$290$172$100$18
41 years$729$453$272$158$90$16
42 years$704$432$255$146$82$14
43 years$680$411$239$135$74$12
44 years$657$392$225$125$68$10
45 years$635$374$211$115$61$9
46 years$614$357$198$106$56$7
47 years$594$340$186$98$51$6
48 years$575$325$175$91$46$6
49 years$557$310$164$84$42$5
50 years$540$296$155$78$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $553,000, adding $4,766 every year, while hoping to spend $21,729 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: 69/10/21 Blend
51$553,000$553,000$553,000$553,000
52$614,322$585,013$576,442$653,189
53$653,863$590,559$572,633$685,319
54$696,710$595,649$567,968$717,480
55$743,175$600,237$562,396$752,145
56$793,605$604,275$555,863$789,560
57$848,380$607,711$548,311$829,997
58$907,917$610,491$539,682$873,755
59$972,677$612,557$529,913$921,163
60$1,043,165$613,847$518,940$972,587
61$1,119,937$614,296$506,695$1,028,427
62$1,203,608$613,833$493,106$1,089,127
63$1,294,849$612,385$478,099$1,155,176
64$1,394,405$609,872$461,596$1,227,112
65$1,503,091$606,213$443,516$1,305,531
66$1,621,806$601,317$423,773$1,391,089
67$1,751,540$595,091$402,280$1,484,508
68$1,893,383$587,436$378,942$1,586,586
69$2,048,534$578,247$353,662$1,698,205
70$2,218,314$567,411$326,340$1,820,334
71$2,404,178$554,810$296,868$1,954,045
72$2,607,727$540,319$265,136$2,100,518
73$2,830,726$523,805$231,029$2,261,055
74$3,075,116$505,128$194,425$2,437,092
75$3,343,038$484,138$155,197$2,630,214
76$3,636,846$460,680$113,215$2,842,166
77$3,959,137$434,586$68,340$3,074,875
78$4,312,768$405,680$20,429$3,330,465
79$4,700,889$373,776$0$3,611,277
80$5,126,966$338,678$0$3,926,774
81$5,594,821$300,178$0$4,278,256
82$6,108,662$258,055$0$4,664,318
83$6,673,124$212,079$0$5,088,460
84$7,293,315$162,003$0$5,554,539
85$7,974,861$107,568$0$6,066,806
86$8,723,959$48,502$0$6,629,944
87$9,547,439$0$0$7,249,117
88$10,452,823$0$0$7,931,715
89$11,448,401$0$0$8,688,215
90$12,543,303$0$0$9,520,224
91$13,747,590$0$0$10,435,390
92$15,072,349$0$0$11,442,143
93$16,529,791$0$0$12,549,768
94$18,133,375$0$0$13,768,498
95$19,897,927$0$0$15,109,605
96$21,839,784$0$0$16,585,513
97$23,976,947$0$0$18,209,907
98$26,329,250$0$0$19,997,868
99$28,918,548$0$0$21,966,013
100$31,768,920$0$0$24,132,653