Can I retire at age 52 with 604,000?

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 $604,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$49,878$49,433$49,000$48,577$48,164$47,191
2 years$24,692$24,232$23,786$23,354$22,935$21,960
3 years$16,298$15,836$15,391$14,963$14,551$13,603
4 years$12,102$11,641$11,201$10,780$10,378$9,465
5 years$9,584$9,127$8,692$8,280$7,889$7,013
6 years$7,907$7,453$7,025$6,622$6,242$5,405
7 years$6,709$6,259$5,838$5,444$5,077$4,277
8 years$5,811$5,365$4,951$4,567$4,212$3,451
9 years$5,113$4,671$4,264$3,890$3,547$2,823
10 years$4,555$4,117$3,718$3,353$3,022$2,336
11 years$4,099$3,665$3,273$2,918$2,599$1,949
12 years$3,719$3,290$2,905$2,560$2,252$1,637
13 years$3,398$2,973$2,595$2,260$1,964$1,383
14 years$3,122$2,702$2,332$2,006$1,722$1,174
15 years$2,884$2,469$2,105$1,789$1,516$1,000
16 years$2,676$2,265$1,909$1,602$1,340$855
17 years$2,492$2,086$1,737$1,439$1,188$732
18 years$2,329$1,928$1,585$1,297$1,056$629
19 years$2,184$1,786$1,451$1,172$941$541
20 years$2,053$1,660$1,332$1,062$841$466
21 years$1,934$1,546$1,225$963$753$402
22 years$1,827$1,443$1,129$876$675$348
23 years$1,729$1,350$1,043$798$606$301
24 years$1,640$1,265$964$728$544$260
25 years$1,557$1,187$893$664$490$225
26 years$1,481$1,116$828$608$441$195
27 years$1,411$1,050$769$556$398$169
28 years$1,346$989$715$510$359$147
29 years$1,286$933$665$467$324$128
30 years$1,229$881$620$429$293$111
31 years$1,177$833$578$394$265$96
32 years$1,128$788$539$362$239$84
33 years$1,082$747$503$333$217$73
34 years$1,038$708$470$306$196$63
35 years$998$671$440$282$178$55
36 years$959$637$411$260$161$48
37 years$923$605$385$239$146$41
38 years$889$575$361$220$132$36
39 years$856$547$338$203$120$31
40 years$826$520$317$188$109$27
41 years$797$495$297$173$99$24
42 years$769$472$278$160$90$21
43 years$743$449$261$147$81$18
44 years$718$428$245$136$74$16
45 years$694$408$230$126$67$14
46 years$671$390$216$116$61$12
47 years$649$372$203$107$55$10
48 years$629$355$191$99$50$9
49 years$609$339$180$92$46$8
50 years$590$324$169$85$41$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $604,000, adding $4,641 every year, while hoping to spend $23,318 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: 60/18/22 Blend
51$604,000$604,000$604,000$604,000
52$670,395$638,383$629,021$706,455
53$713,965$644,854$625,283$737,926
54$761,198$650,860$620,639$769,295
55$812,442$656,354$615,032$803,003
56$868,082$661,286$608,406$839,281
57$928,540$665,602$600,701$878,384
58$994,279$669,245$591,852$920,596
59$1,065,811$672,153$581,795$966,226
60$1,143,698$674,263$570,459$1,015,618
61$1,228,558$675,505$557,773$1,069,153
62$1,321,072$675,807$543,660$1,127,249
63$1,421,990$675,090$528,041$1,190,369
64$1,532,136$673,272$510,833$1,259,024
65$1,652,417$670,265$491,950$1,333,778
66$1,783,834$665,978$471,299$1,415,254
67$1,927,485$660,311$448,788$1,504,138
68$2,084,582$653,160$424,316$1,601,189
69$2,256,458$644,414$397,780$1,707,245
70$2,444,582$633,955$369,071$1,823,230
71$2,650,571$621,660$338,076$1,950,163
72$2,876,205$607,397$304,677$2,089,171
73$3,123,444$591,026$268,750$2,241,495
74$3,394,449$572,400$230,167$2,408,506
75$3,691,597$551,362$188,792$2,591,717
76$4,017,509$527,748$144,485$2,792,796
77$4,375,068$501,381$97,099$3,013,585
78$4,767,453$472,077$46,480$3,256,115
79$5,198,165$439,640$0$3,522,627
80$5,671,058$403,863$0$3,817,364
81$6,190,382$364,528$0$4,153,043
82$6,760,814$321,402$0$4,521,790
83$7,387,508$274,243$0$4,926,968
84$8,076,145$222,791$0$5,372,282
85$8,832,978$166,774$0$5,861,816
86$9,664,899$105,904$0$6,400,073
87$10,579,502$39,876$0$6,992,015
88$11,585,151$0$0$7,643,112
89$12,691,062$0$0$8,365,658
90$13,907,389$0$0$9,169,084
91$15,245,319$0$0$10,052,890
92$16,717,179$0$0$11,025,223
93$18,336,548$0$0$12,095,063
94$20,118,392$0$0$13,272,302
95$22,079,196$0$0$14,567,841
96$24,237,127$0$0$15,993,691
97$26,612,201$0$0$17,563,085
98$29,226,473$0$0$19,290,606
99$32,104,247$0$0$21,192,321
100$35,272,298$0$0$23,285,933