Can I retire at age 52 with 664,000?

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:
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 $664,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$54,832$54,344$53,868$53,402$52,948$51,029
2 years$27,145$26,639$26,149$25,674$25,213$23,301
3 years$17,917$17,409$16,920$16,450$15,996$14,151
4 years$13,304$12,797$12,314$11,851$11,409$9,644
5 years$10,537$10,033$9,556$9,103$8,673$6,994
6 years$8,692$8,193$7,723$7,280$6,862$5,270
7 years$7,376$6,880$6,418$5,985$5,581$4,075
8 years$6,389$5,898$5,443$5,021$4,630$3,209
9 years$5,621$5,135$4,688$4,276$3,899$2,561
10 years$5,008$4,526$4,087$3,686$3,322$2,065
11 years$4,506$4,030$3,598$3,208$2,857$1,678
12 years$4,088$3,617$3,193$2,814$2,476$1,372
13 years$3,735$3,268$2,853$2,484$2,159$1,128
14 years$3,433$2,971$2,563$2,205$1,893$930
15 years$3,171$2,714$2,314$1,967$1,666$770
16 years$2,942$2,490$2,098$1,761$1,473$639
17 years$2,740$2,293$1,909$1,582$1,306$531
18 years$2,561$2,119$1,743$1,426$1,161$443
19 years$2,401$1,964$1,596$1,288$1,035$369
20 years$2,257$1,825$1,464$1,167$924$308
21 years$2,127$1,700$1,347$1,059$827$258
22 years$2,009$1,587$1,241$963$742$216
23 years$1,901$1,484$1,146$877$666$181
24 years$1,802$1,390$1,060$800$598$151
25 years$1,712$1,305$982$730$538$127
26 years$1,628$1,226$911$668$485$106
27 years$1,551$1,154$846$611$437$89
28 years$1,480$1,088$786$560$395$75
29 years$1,413$1,026$732$514$356$63
30 years$1,352$969$681$471$322$53
31 years$1,294$916$635$433$291$44
32 years$1,240$867$593$398$263$37
33 years$1,189$821$553$366$238$31
34 years$1,142$778$517$337$216$26
35 years$1,097$738$483$310$195$22
36 years$1,055$700$452$285$177$19
37 years$1,015$665$423$263$160$16
38 years$977$632$396$242$145$13
39 years$942$601$371$223$132$11
40 years$908$572$348$206$120$9
41 years$876$544$326$190$109$8
42 years$845$518$306$176$98$7
43 years$816$494$287$162$89$5
44 years$789$471$270$150$81$5
45 years$763$449$253$138$74$4
46 years$738$428$238$128$67$3
47 years$714$409$223$118$61$3
48 years$691$390$210$109$55$2
49 years$669$373$197$101$50$2
50 years$648$356$186$93$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $664,000, adding $6,234 every year, while hoping to spend $29,960 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: 56/22/22 Blend
51$664,000$664,000$664,000$664,000
52$738,158$702,966$692,674$774,772
53$781,573$705,535$684,002$803,069
54$828,412$707,224$674,034$830,173
55$878,993$707,961$662,698$859,058
56$933,665$707,666$649,912$889,903
57$992,812$706,254$635,597$922,905
58$1,056,854$703,636$619,665$958,286
59$1,126,256$699,717$602,027$996,289
60$1,201,528$694,397$582,589$1,037,184
61$1,283,230$687,569$561,251$1,081,271
62$1,371,979$679,119$537,912$1,128,880
63$1,468,452$668,927$512,464$1,180,377
64$1,573,397$656,867$484,794$1,236,169
65$1,687,633$642,804$454,785$1,296,704
66$1,812,065$626,594$422,313$1,362,479
67$1,947,686$608,088$387,251$1,434,044
68$2,095,590$587,124$349,465$1,512,006
69$2,256,982$563,535$308,813$1,597,037
70$2,433,186$537,140$265,150$1,689,882
71$2,625,662$507,751$218,324$1,791,361
72$2,836,016$475,167$168,174$1,902,384
73$3,066,015$439,176$114,533$2,023,955
74$3,317,608$399,554$57,229$2,157,185
75$3,592,937$356,065$0$2,303,301
76$3,894,362$308,459$0$2,464,580
77$4,224,484$256,470$0$2,655,996
78$4,586,165$199,821$0$2,865,801
79$4,982,557$138,215$0$3,095,873
80$5,417,131$71,341$0$3,348,283
81$5,893,713$0$0$3,625,313
82$6,416,513$0$0$3,929,756
83$6,990,170$0$0$4,282,826
84$7,619,794$0$0$4,670,405
85$8,311,013$0$0$5,095,965
86$9,070,028$0$0$5,563,331
87$9,903,669$0$0$6,076,717
88$10,819,458$0$0$6,640,766
89$11,825,684$0$0$7,260,590
90$12,931,479$0$0$7,941,824
91$14,146,901$0$0$8,690,674
92$15,483,034$0$0$9,513,979
93$16,952,086$0$0$10,419,271
94$18,567,510$0$0$11,414,852
95$20,344,125$0$0$12,509,866
96$22,298,262$0$0$13,714,389
97$24,447,910$0$0$15,039,520
98$26,812,892$0$0$16,497,493
99$29,415,047$0$0$18,101,783
100$32,278,441$0$0$19,867,239