Can I retire at age 52 with 624,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $624,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$51,529$51,070$50,623$50,185$49,759$47,803
2 years$25,510$25,034$24,574$24,128$23,695$21,749
3 years$16,837$16,360$15,901$15,459$15,033$13,157
4 years$12,502$12,027$11,572$11,137$10,722$8,931
5 years$9,902$9,429$8,980$8,554$8,150$6,449
6 years$8,169$7,699$7,257$6,841$6,449$4,838
7 years$6,931$6,466$6,031$5,624$5,245$3,724
8 years$6,004$5,543$5,115$4,718$4,351$2,919
9 years$5,283$4,826$4,405$4,019$3,664$2,318
10 years$4,706$4,254$3,841$3,464$3,122$1,860
11 years$4,235$3,787$3,381$3,015$2,685$1,504
12 years$3,842$3,399$3,001$2,645$2,327$1,223
13 years$3,510$3,072$2,681$2,335$2,029$999
14 years$3,226$2,792$2,409$2,073$1,779$820
15 years$2,980$2,551$2,175$1,848$1,566$675
16 years$2,765$2,340$1,972$1,655$1,384$557
17 years$2,575$2,155$1,794$1,487$1,227$460
18 years$2,407$1,991$1,638$1,340$1,091$381
19 years$2,256$1,846$1,499$1,211$973$316
20 years$2,121$1,715$1,376$1,097$869$262
21 years$1,999$1,597$1,266$995$777$218
22 years$1,888$1,491$1,167$905$697$181
23 years$1,786$1,395$1,077$824$626$151
24 years$1,694$1,307$996$752$562$126
25 years$1,609$1,226$923$686$506$105
26 years$1,530$1,153$856$628$456$87
27 years$1,458$1,085$795$575$411$73
28 years$1,391$1,022$739$526$371$61
29 years$1,328$964$687$483$335$50
30 years$1,270$911$640$443$302$42
31 years$1,216$861$597$407$273$35
32 years$1,165$814$557$374$247$29
33 years$1,117$771$520$344$224$24
34 years$1,073$731$486$316$203$20
35 years$1,031$693$454$291$184$17
36 years$991$658$425$268$166$14
37 years$954$625$398$247$151$12
38 years$918$594$372$228$137$10
39 years$885$565$349$210$124$8
40 years$853$537$327$194$112$7
41 years$823$512$307$179$102$6
42 years$794$487$288$165$93$5
43 years$767$464$270$152$84$4
44 years$741$443$253$141$76$3
45 years$717$422$238$130$69$3
46 years$693$403$223$120$63$2
47 years$671$384$210$111$57$2
48 years$649$367$197$102$52$2
49 years$629$350$185$95$47$1
50 years$609$335$174$87$43$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $624,000, adding $4,074 every year, while hoping to spend $48,015 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: 76/14/10 Blend
51$624,000$624,000$624,000$624,000
52$691,850$658,778$649,106$742,903
53$711,331$639,971$619,764$758,275
54$731,190$618,633$587,829$768,614
55$751,415$594,589$553,165$778,585
56$771,990$567,655$515,626$788,132
57$792,898$537,634$475,065$797,197
58$814,117$504,322$431,322$805,715
59$835,620$467,497$384,236$813,615
60$857,379$426,930$333,633$820,821
61$879,358$382,375$279,335$827,249
62$901,516$333,575$221,157$832,808
63$923,806$280,257$158,902$837,399
64$946,176$222,131$92,366$840,914
65$968,565$158,893$21,339$843,235
66$990,901$90,222$0$844,235
67$1,013,108$15,778$0$849,584
68$1,035,096$0$0$856,127
69$1,056,764$0$0$871,427
70$1,077,999$0$0$888,782
71$1,098,673$0$0$905,654
72$1,118,644$0$0$921,923
73$1,137,751$0$0$937,455
74$1,155,814$0$0$952,097
75$1,172,634$0$0$965,682
76$1,187,985$0$0$978,021
77$1,201,618$0$0$988,905
78$1,213,253$0$0$998,100
79$1,222,582$0$0$1,005,345
80$1,229,257$0$0$1,010,350
81$1,232,895$0$0$1,012,793
82$1,233,070$0$0$1,012,316
83$1,229,307$0$0$1,008,522
84$1,221,079$0$0$1,000,968
85$1,207,803$0$0$989,165
86$1,188,832$0$0$972,571
87$1,163,447$0$0$950,583
88$1,130,853$0$0$922,535
89$1,090,170$0$0$887,688
90$1,040,423$0$0$845,225
91$980,531$0$0$794,241
92$909,302$0$0$733,735
93$825,412$0$0$662,599
94$727,402$0$0$579,609
95$613,655$0$0$483,412
96$482,386$0$0$372,509
97$331,621$0$0$245,248
98$159,179$0$0$99,801
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0