Can I retire at age 52 with 572,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $572,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$47,235$46,814$46,404$46,003$45,612$44,187
2 years$23,384$22,948$22,526$22,117$21,720$20,297
3 years$15,434$14,997$14,576$14,171$13,780$12,404
4 years$11,460$11,024$10,608$10,209$9,828$8,509
5 years$9,077$8,643$8,232$7,842$7,471$6,213
6 years$7,488$7,058$6,653$6,271$5,912$4,715
7 years$6,354$5,927$5,528$5,156$4,808$3,673
8 years$5,503$5,081$4,688$4,325$3,989$2,915
9 years$4,842$4,424$4,038$3,684$3,359$2,345
10 years$4,314$3,899$3,521$3,176$2,862$1,907
11 years$3,882$3,471$3,099$2,764$2,461$1,563
12 years$3,522$3,116$2,751$2,424$2,133$1,289
13 years$3,218$2,816$2,458$2,140$1,860$1,069
14 years$2,957$2,559$2,208$1,900$1,630$890
15 years$2,731$2,338$1,994$1,694$1,436$743
16 years$2,534$2,145$1,808$1,517$1,269$622
17 years$2,360$1,976$1,645$1,363$1,125$523
18 years$2,206$1,825$1,501$1,228$1,000$440
19 years$2,068$1,692$1,375$1,110$892$370
20 years$1,944$1,572$1,261$1,005$796$312
21 years$1,832$1,464$1,160$912$713$264
22 years$1,730$1,367$1,069$830$639$223
23 years$1,638$1,278$987$755$573$189
24 years$1,553$1,198$913$689$515$160
25 years$1,475$1,124$846$629$464$135
26 years$1,403$1,056$784$575$418$115
27 years$1,336$994$728$527$377$97
28 years$1,275$937$677$483$340$82
29 years$1,218$884$630$442$307$70
30 years$1,164$835$587$406$277$59
31 years$1,115$789$547$373$251$50
32 years$1,068$747$511$343$227$43
33 years$1,024$707$477$315$205$36
34 years$983$670$445$290$186$31
35 years$945$636$416$267$168$26
36 years$908$603$390$246$152$22
37 years$874$573$365$227$138$19
38 years$842$545$341$209$125$16
39 years$811$518$320$193$114$14
40 years$782$493$300$178$103$12
41 years$754$469$281$164$93$10
42 years$728$447$264$151$85$8
43 years$703$426$247$140$77$7
44 years$680$406$232$129$70$6
45 years$657$387$218$119$63$5
46 years$635$369$205$110$58$4
47 years$615$352$192$102$52$4
48 years$595$336$181$94$48$3
49 years$576$321$170$87$43$3
50 years$558$307$160$80$39$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $572,000, adding $2,143 every year, while hoping to spend $27,568 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: 50/42/8 Blend
51$572,000$572,000$572,000$572,000
52$632,555$602,239$593,373$662,768
53$667,743$602,416$583,918$683,795
54$705,597$601,678$573,224$703,512
55$746,358$599,951$561,217$724,289
56$790,295$597,157$547,826$746,232
57$837,698$593,211$532,972$769,461
58$888,891$588,026$516,574$794,106
59$944,227$581,508$498,548$820,314
60$1,004,094$573,558$478,805$848,248
61$1,068,919$564,070$457,253$878,090
62$1,139,173$552,933$433,794$910,041
63$1,215,370$540,029$408,329$944,326
64$1,298,080$525,233$380,750$981,194
65$1,387,927$508,412$350,948$1,020,921
66$1,485,598$489,426$318,807$1,063,815
67$1,591,848$468,127$284,206$1,110,217
68$1,707,510$444,359$247,020$1,160,505
69$1,833,498$417,954$207,117$1,215,101
70$1,970,818$388,738$164,359$1,274,471
71$2,120,581$356,524$118,604$1,339,130
72$2,284,004$321,118$69,701$1,409,654
73$2,462,430$282,311$17,495$1,486,677
74$2,657,339$239,885$0$1,570,903
75$2,870,355$193,607$0$1,666,377
76$3,103,272$143,234$0$1,772,505
77$3,358,060$88,507$0$1,888,765
78$3,636,891$29,153$0$2,016,235
79$3,942,158$0$0$2,156,105
80$4,276,491$0$0$2,325,920
81$4,642,793$0$0$2,526,793
82$5,044,255$0$0$2,747,010
83$5,484,395$0$0$2,988,508
84$5,967,087$0$0$3,253,419
85$6,496,596$0$0$3,544,094
86$7,077,623$0$0$3,863,120
87$7,715,343$0$0$4,213,350
88$8,415,459$0$0$4,597,923
89$9,184,251$0$0$5,020,298
90$10,028,637$0$0$5,484,288
91$10,956,240$0$0$5,994,091
92$11,975,456$0$0$6,554,331
93$13,095,535$0$0$7,170,104
94$14,326,668$0$0$7,847,023
95$15,680,080$0$0$8,591,274
96$17,168,142$0$0$9,409,670
97$18,804,480$0$0$10,309,718
98$20,604,108$0$0$11,299,689
99$22,583,567$0$0$12,388,695
100$24,761,083$0$0$13,586,779