Can I retire at age 52 with 600,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$49,547$49,106$48,676$48,255$47,845$47,091
2 years$24,528$24,072$23,629$23,200$22,783$22,026
3 years$16,190$15,731$15,289$14,864$14,455$13,717
4 years$12,021$11,564$11,127$10,709$10,309$9,597
5 years$9,521$9,066$8,635$8,225$7,837$7,152
6 years$7,855$7,403$6,978$6,578$6,201$5,545
7 years$6,665$6,217$5,799$5,408$5,043$4,416
8 years$5,773$5,329$4,918$4,537$4,184$3,585
9 years$5,079$4,640$4,236$3,864$3,523$2,953
10 years$4,525$4,090$3,693$3,331$3,002$2,459
11 years$4,072$3,641$3,251$2,899$2,582$2,066
12 years$3,694$3,268$2,885$2,543$2,237$1,748
13 years$3,375$2,953$2,578$2,245$1,951$1,488
14 years$3,102$2,685$2,316$1,993$1,710$1,272
15 years$2,865$2,452$2,091$1,777$1,506$1,092
16 years$2,658$2,250$1,896$1,591$1,331$940
17 years$2,476$2,072$1,725$1,430$1,180$812
18 years$2,314$1,915$1,575$1,289$1,049$703
19 years$2,169$1,775$1,442$1,164$935$610
20 years$2,039$1,649$1,323$1,054$835$530
21 years$1,922$1,536$1,217$957$748$461
22 years$1,815$1,434$1,122$870$670$402
23 years$1,718$1,341$1,036$792$601$350
24 years$1,629$1,256$958$723$541$306
25 years$1,547$1,179$887$660$486$267
26 years$1,472$1,108$823$604$438$234
27 years$1,402$1,043$764$552$395$204
28 years$1,337$983$710$506$356$179
29 years$1,277$927$661$464$322$157
30 years$1,221$876$616$426$291$137
31 years$1,169$828$574$391$263$120
32 years$1,120$783$536$360$238$106
33 years$1,075$742$500$331$215$93
34 years$1,032$703$467$304$195$81
35 years$991$667$437$280$177$71
36 years$953$633$409$258$160$62
37 years$917$601$382$238$145$55
38 years$883$571$358$219$131$48
39 years$851$543$336$202$119$42
40 years$820$517$315$186$108$37
41 years$791$492$295$172$98$33
42 years$764$468$277$159$89$29
43 years$738$446$260$146$81$25
44 years$713$425$244$135$73$22
45 years$689$406$229$125$67$19
46 years$667$387$215$115$60$17
47 years$645$369$202$107$55$15
48 years$624$353$190$98$50$13
49 years$605$337$178$91$45$12
50 years$586$322$168$84$41$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $600,000, adding $2,754 every year, while hoping to spend $35,458 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: 73/14/13 Blend
51$600,000$600,000$600,000$600,000
52$664,041$632,241$622,941$710,497
53$694,046$625,494$606,082$734,855
54$725,923$617,227$587,471$756,886
55$759,826$607,330$567,010$780,062
56$795,923$595,684$544,599$804,487
57$834,397$582,162$520,133$830,277
58$875,450$566,633$493,502$857,559
59$919,302$548,955$464,591$886,475
60$966,197$528,979$433,280$917,182
61$1,016,398$506,548$399,444$949,853
62$1,070,196$481,494$362,951$984,679
63$1,127,911$453,642$323,665$1,021,875
64$1,189,892$422,805$281,442$1,061,673
65$1,256,524$388,785$236,133$1,104,335
66$1,328,228$351,374$187,582$1,150,149
67$1,405,467$310,351$135,626$1,199,432
68$1,488,750$265,484$80,094$1,252,536
69$1,578,635$216,525$20,811$1,309,853
70$1,675,737$163,216$0$1,371,811
71$1,780,730$105,281$0$1,444,778
72$1,894,355$42,431$0$1,526,853
73$2,017,427$0$0$1,615,759
74$2,150,844$0$0$1,716,118
75$2,295,589$0$0$1,832,114
76$2,452,747$0$0$1,958,082
77$2,623,510$0$0$2,094,980
78$2,809,190$0$0$2,243,862
79$3,011,228$0$0$2,405,889
80$3,231,212$0$0$2,582,337
81$3,470,889$0$0$2,774,611
82$3,732,181$0$0$2,984,256
83$4,017,204$0$0$3,212,974
84$4,328,285$0$0$3,462,638
85$4,667,989$0$0$3,735,308
86$5,039,137$0$0$4,033,255
87$5,444,834$0$0$4,358,975
88$5,888,501$0$0$4,715,221
89$6,373,904$0$0$5,105,020
90$6,905,188$0$0$5,531,707
91$7,486,919$0$0$5,998,954
92$8,124,125$0$0$6,510,806
93$8,822,342$0$0$7,071,715
94$9,587,669$0$0$7,686,586
95$10,426,820$0$0$8,360,821
96$11,347,193$0$0$9,100,369
97$12,356,935$0$0$9,911,784
98$13,465,018$0$0$10,802,283
99$14,681,328$0$0$11,779,818
100$16,016,752$0$0$12,853,145