Can I retire at age 52 with 616,000?

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 $616,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$50,869$50,416$49,974$49,542$49,121$48,327
2 years$25,183$24,714$24,259$23,818$23,391$22,593
3 years$16,622$16,151$15,697$15,261$14,840$14,064
4 years$12,342$11,872$11,424$10,994$10,584$9,835
5 years$9,775$9,308$8,865$8,445$8,046$7,326
6 years$8,064$7,601$7,164$6,753$6,366$5,676
7 years$6,842$6,383$5,954$5,552$5,178$4,518
8 years$5,927$5,471$5,049$4,658$4,295$3,665
9 years$5,215$4,764$4,349$3,967$3,617$3,017
10 years$4,646$4,199$3,791$3,420$3,082$2,511
11 years$4,180$3,738$3,338$2,976$2,651$2,109
12 years$3,793$3,355$2,962$2,611$2,297$1,783
13 years$3,465$3,032$2,647$2,305$2,003$1,516
14 years$3,184$2,756$2,378$2,046$1,756$1,296
15 years$2,942$2,518$2,147$1,825$1,546$1,111
16 years$2,729$2,310$1,947$1,634$1,366$956
17 years$2,542$2,127$1,771$1,468$1,212$825
18 years$2,376$1,966$1,617$1,323$1,077$714
19 years$2,227$1,822$1,480$1,195$960$619
20 years$2,094$1,693$1,359$1,083$858$537
21 years$1,973$1,577$1,250$983$767$467
22 years$1,863$1,472$1,152$893$688$407
23 years$1,764$1,377$1,063$814$618$354
24 years$1,672$1,290$983$742$555$309
25 years$1,588$1,211$911$678$499$270
26 years$1,511$1,138$845$620$450$236
27 years$1,439$1,071$784$567$406$206
28 years$1,373$1,009$729$520$366$180
29 years$1,311$952$679$477$330$158
30 years$1,254$899$632$437$299$138
31 years$1,200$850$589$402$270$121
32 years$1,150$804$550$369$244$106
33 years$1,103$761$513$339$221$93
34 years$1,059$722$480$312$200$81
35 years$1,017$685$448$288$181$71
36 years$978$650$420$265$164$63
37 years$941$617$393$244$149$55
38 years$907$586$368$225$135$48
39 years$873$558$345$207$122$42
40 years$842$531$323$191$111$37
41 years$812$505$303$176$101$32
42 years$784$481$284$163$91$29
43 years$757$458$267$150$83$25
44 years$732$437$250$139$75$22
45 years$708$417$235$128$68$19
46 years$684$397$221$118$62$17
47 years$662$379$207$109$56$15
48 years$641$362$195$101$51$13
49 years$621$346$183$93$46$11
50 years$601$330$172$86$42$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $616,000, adding $3,547 every year, while hoping to spend $52,378 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: 31/41/28 Blend
51$616,000$616,000$616,000$616,000
52$682,491$649,843$640,295$697,708
53$696,375$625,955$606,015$685,886
54$709,920$599,142$568,831$668,328
55$723,036$569,204$528,591$648,398
56$735,622$535,931$485,135$625,926
57$747,564$499,101$438,296$600,730
58$758,738$458,479$387,901$572,614
59$769,001$413,816$333,768$541,371
60$778,197$364,851$275,707$506,781
61$786,150$311,305$213,520$468,605
62$792,664$252,886$146,999$426,593
63$797,521$189,283$75,930$380,473
64$800,481$120,170$85$329,958
65$801,273$45,201$0$274,738
66$799,598$0$0$238,640
67$795,126$0$0$214,990
68$787,488$0$0$210,596
69$776,275$0$0$204,925
70$761,035$0$0$197,820
71$741,266$0$0$189,109
72$716,413$0$0$178,599
73$685,860$0$0$166,078
74$648,927$0$0$151,311
75$604,859$0$0$134,040
76$552,823$0$0$113,977
77$491,898$0$0$90,805
78$421,062$0$0$64,173
79$339,189$0$0$33,694
80$245,034$0$0$0
81$137,219$0$0$0
82$14,223$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