Can I retire at age 52 with 596,000?

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 $596,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$49,217$48,779$48,351$47,934$47,526$47,010
2 years$24,365$23,911$23,471$23,045$22,631$22,112
3 years$16,082$15,626$15,188$14,765$14,358$13,851
4 years$11,941$11,487$11,053$10,637$10,240$9,750
5 years$9,457$9,006$8,577$8,171$7,785$7,312
6 years$7,802$7,354$6,932$6,534$6,160$5,706
7 years$6,620$6,176$5,760$5,372$5,009$4,574
8 years$5,734$5,294$4,885$4,506$4,156$3,739
9 years$5,046$4,609$4,208$3,839$3,500$3,102
10 years$4,495$4,063$3,668$3,309$2,982$2,602
11 years$4,045$3,617$3,230$2,880$2,565$2,203
12 years$3,670$3,246$2,866$2,526$2,222$1,878
13 years$3,353$2,934$2,561$2,230$1,938$1,611
14 years$3,081$2,667$2,301$1,980$1,699$1,388
15 years$2,846$2,436$2,077$1,765$1,496$1,201
16 years$2,641$2,235$1,883$1,581$1,322$1,043
17 years$2,459$2,058$1,714$1,420$1,172$909
18 years$2,299$1,902$1,564$1,280$1,042$793
19 years$2,155$1,763$1,432$1,157$929$694
20 years$2,026$1,638$1,314$1,047$830$609
21 years$1,909$1,526$1,209$951$743$534
22 years$1,803$1,424$1,114$864$666$470
23 years$1,706$1,332$1,029$787$597$414
24 years$1,618$1,248$951$718$537$364
25 years$1,537$1,171$881$656$483$321
26 years$1,462$1,101$817$600$435$284
27 years$1,393$1,036$759$549$392$251
28 years$1,328$976$706$503$354$222
29 years$1,269$921$657$461$320$196
30 years$1,213$870$612$423$289$173
31 years$1,161$822$570$389$261$153
32 years$1,113$778$532$357$236$136
33 years$1,067$737$497$328$214$120
34 years$1,025$698$464$302$194$107
35 years$984$662$434$278$175$95
36 years$947$629$406$256$159$84
37 years$911$597$380$236$144$74
38 years$877$567$356$218$131$66
39 years$845$540$333$201$118$58
40 years$815$513$312$185$107$52
41 years$786$489$293$171$97$46
42 years$759$465$275$158$88$41
43 years$733$443$258$145$80$36
44 years$708$423$242$134$73$32
45 years$685$403$227$124$66$29
46 years$662$384$213$115$60$25
47 years$641$367$201$106$55$22
48 years$620$350$188$98$49$20
49 years$601$334$177$90$45$18
50 years$582$320$167$84$41$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $596,000, adding $3,023 every year, while hoping to spend $59,353 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: 75/18/7 Blend
51$596,000$596,000$596,000$596,000
52$659,910$628,322$619,084$708,570
53$664,070$595,959$576,672$708,638
54$666,665$560,020$530,851$700,856
55$667,472$520,269$481,442$690,623
56$666,245$476,453$428,261$677,674
57$662,710$428,308$371,116$661,719
58$656,563$375,551$309,804$642,438
59$647,465$317,885$244,115$619,482
60$635,043$254,999$173,830$592,466
61$618,883$186,559$98,719$560,970
62$598,525$112,216$18,542$524,530
63$573,461$31,601$0$482,638
64$543,127$0$0$439,742
65$506,901$0$0$403,057
66$464,095$0$0$367,177
67$413,944$0$0$325,211
68$355,608$0$0$276,463
69$288,154$0$0$220,163
70$210,552$0$0$155,458
71$121,664$0$0$81,407
72$20,233$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$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