Can I retire at age 52 with 589,000?

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 $589,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$48,639$48,206$47,783$47,371$46,968$45,944
2 years$24,079$23,630$23,196$22,774$22,366$21,340
3 years$15,893$15,443$15,009$14,592$14,190$13,193
4 years$11,801$11,352$10,923$10,513$10,120$9,161
5 years$9,346$8,900$8,477$8,075$7,693$6,774
6 years$7,711$7,268$6,850$6,457$6,087$5,209
7 years$6,543$6,103$5,693$5,309$4,951$4,113
8 years$5,667$5,232$4,828$4,454$4,107$3,310
9 years$4,986$4,555$4,158$3,793$3,459$2,702
10 years$4,442$4,015$3,625$3,270$2,947$2,230
11 years$3,997$3,574$3,192$2,846$2,535$1,856
12 years$3,627$3,208$2,832$2,496$2,196$1,555
13 years$3,313$2,899$2,531$2,204$1,915$1,310
14 years$3,045$2,635$2,274$1,956$1,679$1,109
15 years$2,813$2,407$2,053$1,745$1,478$942
16 years$2,609$2,209$1,861$1,562$1,306$803
17 years$2,430$2,034$1,694$1,404$1,158$686
18 years$2,272$1,880$1,546$1,265$1,030$587
19 years$2,130$1,742$1,415$1,143$918$504
20 years$2,002$1,619$1,299$1,035$820$433
21 years$1,886$1,508$1,195$939$734$372
22 years$1,782$1,408$1,101$854$658$321
23 years$1,686$1,316$1,017$778$590$276
24 years$1,599$1,233$940$710$531$239
25 years$1,519$1,158$871$648$478$206
26 years$1,445$1,088$808$592$430$178
27 years$1,376$1,024$750$542$388$154
28 years$1,313$965$697$497$350$133
29 years$1,254$910$649$456$316$115
30 years$1,199$860$604$418$286$100
31 years$1,148$813$563$384$258$86
32 years$1,100$769$526$353$234$75
33 years$1,055$728$491$325$211$65
34 years$1,013$690$459$299$191$56
35 years$973$655$429$275$173$49
36 years$935$621$401$253$157$42
37 years$900$590$375$233$142$36
38 years$867$561$352$215$129$32
39 years$835$533$329$198$117$27
40 years$805$507$309$183$106$24
41 years$777$483$290$169$96$21
42 years$750$460$272$156$87$18
43 years$724$438$255$144$79$15
44 years$700$418$239$133$72$13
45 years$677$398$225$123$65$12
46 years$654$380$211$113$59$10
47 years$633$363$198$105$54$9
48 years$613$346$186$97$49$8
49 years$594$331$175$89$44$7
50 years$575$316$165$83$40$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $589,000, adding $4,400 every year, while hoping to spend $51,863 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: 39/50/11 Blend
51$589,000$589,000$589,000$589,000
52$653,617$622,400$613,270$676,771
53$665,104$597,715$578,633$668,882
54$676,024$570,083$541,097$654,934
55$686,266$539,304$500,511$638,699
56$695,702$505,168$456,715$619,997
57$704,194$467,451$409,545$598,631
58$711,583$425,918$358,827$574,391
59$717,697$380,320$304,380$547,051
60$722,341$330,394$246,015$516,367
61$725,298$275,862$183,535$482,080
62$726,329$216,430$116,734$443,909
63$725,168$151,789$45,398$401,551
64$721,518$81,609$0$354,683
65$715,051$5,546$0$306,563
66$705,402$0$0$259,128
67$692,168$0$0$248,905
68$674,900$0$0$239,954
69$653,103$0$0$229,008
70$626,228$0$0$215,829
71$593,667$0$0$200,156
72$554,746$0$0$181,696
73$508,722$0$0$160,130
74$454,772$0$0$135,100
75$391,985$0$0$106,214
76$319,354$0$0$73,038
77$235,768$0$0$35,091
78$139,997$0$0$0
79$30,683$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
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