Can I retire at age 52 with 652,000?

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 $652,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$53,842$53,362$52,894$52,437$51,991$51,448
2 years$26,654$26,158$25,677$25,210$24,758$24,211
3 years$17,593$17,094$16,615$16,152$15,707$15,174
4 years$13,063$12,566$12,091$11,637$11,203$10,686
5 years$10,346$9,852$9,383$8,938$8,516$8,018
6 years$8,535$8,045$7,583$7,148$6,738$6,260
7 years$7,242$6,756$6,302$5,877$5,480$5,022
8 years$6,273$5,791$5,344$4,930$4,546$4,107
9 years$5,520$5,042$4,603$4,199$3,829$3,409
10 years$4,917$4,445$4,013$3,620$3,262$2,862
11 years$4,425$3,957$3,533$3,150$2,806$2,424
12 years$4,014$3,551$3,135$2,763$2,431$2,068
13 years$3,668$3,209$2,801$2,439$2,120$1,775
14 years$3,371$2,917$2,517$2,165$1,858$1,531
15 years$3,113$2,665$2,272$1,931$1,636$1,326
16 years$2,889$2,445$2,060$1,729$1,446$1,152
17 years$2,690$2,252$1,875$1,554$1,282$1,004
18 years$2,515$2,081$1,711$1,400$1,140$877
19 years$2,357$1,928$1,567$1,265$1,016$768
20 years$2,216$1,792$1,438$1,146$908$674
21 years$2,088$1,669$1,323$1,040$812$592
22 years$1,972$1,558$1,219$946$728$521
23 years$1,867$1,457$1,126$861$654$459
24 years$1,770$1,365$1,041$785$587$405
25 years$1,681$1,281$964$717$529$357
26 years$1,599$1,204$894$656$476$316
27 years$1,523$1,133$830$600$429$279
28 years$1,453$1,068$772$550$387$247
29 years$1,388$1,007$718$504$350$218
30 years$1,327$951$669$463$316$193
31 years$1,270$899$624$425$286$171
32 years$1,217$851$582$391$258$152
33 years$1,168$806$543$359$234$135
34 years$1,121$764$508$331$212$119
35 years$1,077$725$475$304$192$106
36 years$1,036$688$444$280$174$94
37 years$996$653$416$258$158$83
38 years$959$621$389$238$143$74
39 years$925$590$365$219$130$66
40 years$891$562$342$202$117$58
41 years$860$535$320$187$107$52
42 years$830$509$301$172$97$46
43 years$802$485$282$159$88$41
44 years$775$462$265$147$80$36
45 years$749$441$249$136$72$32
46 years$724$421$234$125$66$29
47 years$701$401$219$116$60$25
48 years$679$383$206$107$54$23
49 years$657$366$194$99$49$20
50 years$637$350$182$91$45$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $652,000, adding $3,623 every year, while hoping to spend $26,654 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: 41/43/16 Blend
51$652,000$652,000$652,000$652,000
52$722,241$687,685$677,579$748,307
53$767,550$693,022$671,918$772,440
54$816,587$697,727$665,175$795,664
55$869,705$701,741$657,284$820,232
56$927,290$705,002$648,178$846,280
57$989,768$707,441$637,786$873,958
58$1,057,607$708,989$626,035$903,433
59$1,131,323$709,570$612,848$934,892
60$1,211,483$709,103$598,142$968,541
61$1,298,708$707,503$581,834$1,004,608
62$1,393,685$704,680$563,835$1,043,349
63$1,497,170$700,538$544,052$1,085,046
64$1,609,991$694,974$522,387$1,130,013
65$1,733,064$687,882$498,741$1,178,596
66$1,867,394$679,145$473,006$1,231,181
67$2,014,088$668,644$445,073$1,288,196
68$2,174,367$656,249$414,824$1,350,114
69$2,349,571$641,824$382,140$1,417,461
70$2,541,179$625,225$346,893$1,490,818
71$2,750,818$606,300$308,952$1,570,829
72$2,980,278$584,885$268,179$1,658,209
73$3,231,533$560,811$224,430$1,753,747
74$3,506,755$533,897$177,554$1,858,320
75$3,808,337$503,950$127,394$1,972,894
76$4,138,912$470,768$73,786$2,098,544
77$4,501,382$434,137$16,560$2,236,453
78$4,898,944$393,831$0$2,387,936
79$5,335,118$349,610$0$2,562,043
80$5,813,781$301,222$0$2,756,292
81$6,339,203$248,398$0$2,969,661
82$6,916,089$190,858$0$3,204,148
83$7,549,622$128,301$0$3,461,960
84$8,245,511$60,415$0$3,745,535
85$9,010,043$0$0$4,057,563
86$9,850,148$0$0$4,407,232
87$10,773,457$0$0$4,823,038
88$11,788,380$0$0$5,280,195
89$12,904,180$0$0$5,782,886
90$14,131,063$0$0$6,335,720
91$15,480,273$0$0$6,943,778
92$16,964,200$0$0$7,612,655
93$18,596,494$0$0$8,348,516
94$20,392,192$0$0$9,158,155
95$22,367,866$0$0$10,049,058
96$24,541,772$0$0$11,029,470
97$26,934,027$0$0$12,108,481
98$29,566,795$0$0$13,296,101
99$32,464,498$0$0$14,603,364
100$35,654,047$0$0$16,042,427