Can I retire at age 52 with 562,000?

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 $562,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$46,409$45,996$45,593$45,199$44,815$44,018
2 years$22,975$22,547$22,132$21,730$21,340$20,540
3 years$15,164$14,735$14,321$13,923$13,539$12,761
4 years$11,260$10,832$10,422$10,031$9,656$8,906
5 years$8,918$8,492$8,088$7,704$7,341$6,620
6 years$7,357$6,934$6,536$6,161$5,808$5,118
7 years$6,243$5,824$5,432$5,066$4,724$4,064
8 years$5,407$4,992$4,607$4,249$3,919$3,290
9 years$4,758$4,346$3,968$3,620$3,300$2,702
10 years$4,238$3,831$3,459$3,120$2,812$2,243
11 years$3,814$3,411$3,045$2,715$2,418$1,879
12 years$3,460$3,061$2,703$2,382$2,096$1,585
13 years$3,161$2,766$2,415$2,103$1,827$1,344
14 years$2,905$2,515$2,170$1,867$1,602$1,145
15 years$2,684$2,297$1,959$1,665$1,410$980
16 years$2,490$2,108$1,776$1,491$1,247$841
17 years$2,319$1,941$1,616$1,339$1,105$723
18 years$2,167$1,794$1,475$1,207$983$624
19 years$2,032$1,662$1,350$1,091$876$539
20 years$1,910$1,545$1,239$988$782$467
21 years$1,800$1,439$1,140$896$700$405
22 years$1,700$1,343$1,051$815$628$351
23 years$1,609$1,256$970$742$563$305
24 years$1,526$1,177$897$677$506$265
25 years$1,449$1,104$831$618$456$231
26 years$1,378$1,038$771$565$410$201
27 years$1,313$977$716$517$370$175
28 years$1,253$921$665$474$334$153
29 years$1,196$868$619$435$302$133
30 years$1,144$820$577$399$272$116
31 years$1,095$775$538$366$246$102
32 years$1,049$734$502$337$223$89
33 years$1,006$695$468$310$202$77
34 years$966$658$438$285$183$68
35 years$928$625$409$262$165$59
36 years$893$593$383$242$150$52
37 years$859$563$358$223$136$45
38 years$827$535$335$205$123$39
39 years$797$509$314$189$112$34
40 years$768$484$295$174$101$30
41 years$741$461$276$161$92$26
42 years$716$439$259$149$83$23
43 years$691$418$243$137$76$20
44 years$668$399$228$127$69$18
45 years$646$380$214$117$62$15
46 years$624$363$201$108$57$13
47 years$604$346$189$100$51$12
48 years$585$330$178$92$47$10
49 years$566$315$167$85$42$9
50 years$549$301$157$79$39$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $562,000, adding $2,667 every year, while hoping to spend $35,797 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: 74/16/10 Blend
51$562,000$562,000$562,000$562,000
52$622,075$592,289$583,578$666,774
53$647,439$583,223$565,040$687,560
54$674,190$572,514$544,681$705,577
55$702,433$560,042$522,403$724,320
56$732,279$545,682$498,102$743,848
57$763,853$529,303$471,670$764,229
58$797,290$510,762$442,995$785,538
59$832,736$489,912$411,957$807,858
60$870,352$466,595$378,435$831,281
61$910,314$440,644$342,299$855,908
62$952,816$411,885$303,415$881,855
63$998,066$380,130$261,643$909,246
64$1,046,295$345,183$216,835$938,222
65$1,097,757$306,837$168,838$968,937
66$1,152,727$264,870$117,493$1,001,565
67$1,211,508$219,052$62,632$1,036,295
68$1,274,433$169,137$4,081$1,073,340
69$1,341,865$114,865$0$1,112,936
70$1,414,206$55,963$0$1,161,573
71$1,491,892$0$0$1,214,179
72$1,575,405$0$0$1,272,042
73$1,665,274$0$0$1,344,930
74$1,762,079$0$0$1,423,461
75$1,866,457$0$0$1,508,154
76$1,979,107$0$0$1,599,580
77$2,100,800$0$0$1,698,366
78$2,232,380$0$0$1,805,201
79$2,374,775$0$0$1,920,841
80$2,529,008$0$0$2,046,119
81$2,696,201$0$0$2,181,950
82$2,877,588$0$0$2,329,340
83$3,074,528$0$0$2,489,396
84$3,288,513$0$0$2,663,335
85$3,521,187$0$0$2,852,497
86$3,774,357$0$0$3,058,355
87$4,050,011$0$0$3,282,530
88$4,350,339$0$0$3,526,805
89$4,677,747$0$0$3,793,145
90$5,034,887$0$0$4,083,709
91$5,424,675$0$0$4,400,876
92$5,850,323$0$0$4,747,264
93$6,315,365$0$0$5,125,755
94$6,823,694$0$0$5,539,521
95$7,379,593$0$0$5,992,056
96$7,987,780$0$0$6,487,206
97$8,653,449$0$0$7,029,206
98$9,382,321$0$0$7,622,720
99$10,180,693$0$0$8,272,883
100$11,055,503$0$0$8,985,350