Can I retire at age 52 with 555,000?

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 $555,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$45,831$45,423$45,025$44,636$44,256$43,398
2 years$22,689$22,266$21,857$21,460$21,075$20,214
3 years$14,976$14,551$14,143$13,749$13,371$12,533
4 years$11,120$10,697$10,292$9,906$9,536$8,729
5 years$8,807$8,386$7,987$7,609$7,249$6,475
6 years$7,265$6,848$6,455$6,085$5,736$4,995
7 years$6,165$5,751$5,364$5,002$4,665$3,958
8 years$5,340$4,930$4,549$4,196$3,870$3,197
9 years$4,698$4,292$3,918$3,574$3,259$2,619
10 years$4,186$3,783$3,416$3,081$2,777$2,169
11 years$3,766$3,368$3,007$2,682$2,388$1,812
12 years$3,417$3,023$2,669$2,352$2,070$1,524
13 years$3,122$2,732$2,385$2,077$1,805$1,289
14 years$2,869$2,483$2,143$1,843$1,582$1,096
15 years$2,650$2,268$1,934$1,644$1,393$935
16 years$2,459$2,081$1,754$1,472$1,231$800
17 years$2,290$1,917$1,596$1,323$1,092$686
18 years$2,140$1,771$1,457$1,192$971$590
19 years$2,007$1,642$1,334$1,077$865$509
20 years$1,886$1,525$1,224$975$773$439
21 years$1,778$1,421$1,126$885$691$379
22 years$1,679$1,326$1,038$805$620$328
23 years$1,589$1,240$958$733$556$284
24 years$1,507$1,162$886$669$500$246
25 years$1,431$1,091$821$611$450$214
26 years$1,361$1,025$761$558$405$186
27 years$1,297$965$707$511$365$161
28 years$1,237$909$657$468$330$140
29 years$1,181$858$611$429$298$122
30 years$1,130$810$570$394$269$106
31 years$1,081$766$531$362$243$92
32 years$1,036$724$495$333$220$80
33 years$994$686$463$306$199$70
34 years$954$650$432$281$180$61
35 years$917$617$404$259$163$53
36 years$881$585$378$239$148$46
37 years$848$556$354$220$134$40
38 years$817$528$331$203$122$35
39 years$787$502$310$187$110$30
40 years$759$478$291$172$100$27
41 years$732$455$273$159$91$23
42 years$707$433$256$147$82$20
43 years$682$413$240$135$75$18
44 years$659$394$225$125$68$15
45 years$637$375$212$115$62$13
46 years$617$358$199$107$56$12
47 years$597$342$187$99$51$10
48 years$578$326$175$91$46$9
49 years$559$311$165$84$42$8
50 years$542$298$155$78$38$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $555,000, adding $5,171 every year, while hoping to spend $39,264 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: 86/9/5 Blend
51$555,000$555,000$555,000$555,000
52$616,944$587,529$578,926$669,574
53$638,096$574,541$556,544$691,657
54$660,089$559,601$532,095$709,950
55$682,968$542,572$505,471$728,776
56$706,780$523,308$476,554$748,162
57$731,578$501,655$445,224$768,135
58$757,414$477,452$411,355$788,726
59$784,350$450,526$374,814$809,967
60$812,447$420,696$335,465$831,895
61$841,776$387,769$293,162$854,549
62$872,409$351,542$247,755$877,972
63$904,428$311,801$199,087$902,213
64$937,918$268,317$146,995$927,323
65$972,973$220,852$91,307$953,360
66$1,009,694$169,152$31,843$980,387
67$1,048,191$112,949$0$1,008,473
68$1,088,584$51,960$0$1,039,381
69$1,131,001$0$0$1,073,431
70$1,175,583$0$0$1,110,423
71$1,222,483$0$0$1,154,755
72$1,271,867$0$0$1,201,437
73$1,323,916$0$0$1,250,641
74$1,378,827$0$0$1,302,553
75$1,436,815$0$0$1,357,377
76$1,498,114$0$0$1,415,336
77$1,562,980$0$0$1,476,670
78$1,631,692$0$0$1,541,645
79$1,704,556$0$0$1,610,550
80$1,781,904$0$0$1,683,700
81$1,864,101$0$0$1,761,441
82$1,951,546$0$0$1,844,151
83$2,044,676$0$0$1,932,243
84$2,143,969$0$0$2,026,170
85$2,249,947$0$0$2,126,428
86$2,363,185$0$0$2,233,560
87$2,484,311$0$0$2,348,162
88$2,614,015$0$0$2,470,887
89$2,753,052$0$0$2,602,452
90$2,902,251$0$0$2,743,641
91$3,062,524$0$0$2,895,317
92$3,234,867$0$0$3,058,427
93$3,420,379$0$0$3,234,010
94$3,620,262$0$0$3,423,206
95$3,835,841$0$0$3,627,268
96$4,068,567$0$0$3,847,575
97$4,320,038$0$0$4,085,637
98$4,592,008$0$0$4,343,119
99$4,886,405$0$0$4,621,848
100$5,205,350$0$0$4,923,832