Can I retire at age 52 with 633,000?

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:
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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 $633,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$52,273$51,807$51,353$50,909$50,476$50,053
2 years$25,877$25,396$24,928$24,476$24,036$23,610
3 years$17,080$16,596$16,130$15,682$15,250$14,833
4 years$12,683$12,200$11,739$11,298$10,876$10,473
5 years$10,045$9,565$9,110$8,678$8,268$7,879
6 years$8,287$7,811$7,362$6,940$6,542$6,168
7 years$7,031$6,559$6,118$5,706$5,320$4,961
8 years$6,090$5,622$5,188$4,786$4,414$4,069
9 years$5,359$4,895$4,469$4,077$3,717$3,388
10 years$4,774$4,315$3,896$3,514$3,167$2,852
11 years$4,296$3,841$3,430$3,058$2,724$2,423
12 years$3,897$3,448$3,044$2,683$2,360$2,074
13 years$3,561$3,116$2,720$2,368$2,058$1,786
14 years$3,272$2,832$2,444$2,102$1,804$1,545
15 years$3,023$2,587$2,206$1,875$1,589$1,343
16 years$2,804$2,374$2,000$1,679$1,404$1,171
17 years$2,612$2,186$1,820$1,508$1,245$1,024
18 years$2,441$2,020$1,662$1,359$1,107$898
19 years$2,289$1,872$1,521$1,228$987$789
20 years$2,151$1,740$1,396$1,112$881$695
21 years$2,027$1,621$1,284$1,010$789$613
22 years$1,915$1,513$1,183$918$707$541
23 years$1,812$1,415$1,093$836$635$479
24 years$1,718$1,326$1,011$763$570$424
25 years$1,632$1,244$936$696$513$375
26 years$1,552$1,169$868$637$462$333
27 years$1,479$1,100$806$583$417$296
28 years$1,411$1,037$749$534$376$262
29 years$1,348$978$697$490$340$233
30 years$1,289$924$650$449$307$207
31 years$1,233$873$606$413$277$184
32 years$1,182$826$565$379$251$164
33 years$1,134$782$528$349$227$146
34 years$1,088$742$493$321$206$130
35 years$1,046$703$461$295$186$116
36 years$1,005$668$431$272$169$103
37 years$967$634$403$251$153$92
38 years$932$603$378$231$139$82
39 years$898$573$354$213$126$73
40 years$865$545$332$197$114$65
41 years$835$519$311$181$103$58
42 years$806$494$292$167$94$52
43 years$778$471$274$154$85$46
44 years$752$449$257$143$77$41
45 years$727$428$241$132$70$37
46 years$703$408$227$122$64$33
47 years$680$390$213$112$58$29
48 years$659$372$200$104$53$26
49 years$638$355$188$96$48$23
50 years$618$339$177$89$43$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $633,000, adding $5,321 every year, while hoping to spend $34,694 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: 85/6/9 Blend
51$633,000$633,000$633,000$633,000
52$703,055$669,506$659,694$761,543
53$737,852$665,397$644,880$796,430
54$775,036$659,925$628,406$829,491
55$814,813$652,985$610,181$864,730
56$857,411$644,467$590,109$902,342
57$903,077$634,257$568,088$942,545
58$952,085$622,229$544,013$985,576
59$1,004,733$608,254$517,773$1,031,698
60$1,061,351$592,194$489,254$1,081,198
61$1,122,300$573,902$458,335$1,134,395
62$1,187,975$553,224$424,889$1,191,639
63$1,258,812$529,995$388,786$1,253,314
64$1,335,288$504,043$349,888$1,319,845
65$1,417,930$475,183$308,052$1,391,698
66$1,507,313$443,222$263,126$1,469,390
67$1,604,074$407,954$214,956$1,553,487
68$1,708,909$369,164$163,377$1,644,613
69$1,822,586$326,621$108,218$1,743,458
70$1,945,949$280,084$49,302$1,850,779
71$2,079,923$229,296$0$1,967,412
72$2,225,532$173,988$0$2,095,582
73$2,383,896$113,873$0$2,240,138
74$2,556,251$48,651$0$2,397,477
75$2,743,956$0$0$2,568,853
76$2,948,507$0$0$2,757,098
77$3,171,549$0$0$2,965,871
78$3,414,893$0$0$3,193,656
79$3,680,533$0$0$3,442,322
80$3,970,665$0$0$3,713,923
81$4,287,703$0$0$4,010,723
82$4,634,309$0$0$4,335,213
83$5,013,410$0$0$4,690,136
84$5,428,230$0$0$5,078,512
85$5,882,321$0$0$5,503,667
86$6,379,593$0$0$5,969,262
87$6,924,350$0$0$6,479,331
88$7,521,335$0$0$7,038,316
89$8,175,769$0$0$7,651,107
90$8,893,405$0$0$8,323,091
91$9,680,575$0$0$9,060,202
92$10,544,259$0$0$9,868,975
93$11,492,141$0$0$10,756,609
94$12,532,686$0$0$11,731,033
95$13,675,219$0$0$12,800,982
96$14,930,014$0$0$13,976,077
97$16,308,385$0$0$15,266,918
98$17,822,798$0$0$16,685,181
99$19,486,987$0$0$18,243,729
100$21,316,080$0$0$19,956,734