Can I retire at age 52 with 665,000?

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 $665,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$54,915$54,426$53,949$53,483$53,028$52,672
2 years$27,186$26,679$26,189$25,713$25,251$24,892
3 years$17,944$17,435$16,946$16,475$16,021$15,669
4 years$13,324$12,817$12,332$11,869$11,426$11,086
5 years$10,552$10,049$9,570$9,117$8,686$8,357
6 years$8,705$8,205$7,734$7,291$6,873$6,556
7 years$7,387$6,891$6,427$5,994$5,589$5,285
8 years$6,398$5,907$5,451$5,028$4,637$4,345
9 years$5,630$5,143$4,695$4,283$3,905$3,626
10 years$5,015$4,533$4,093$3,692$3,327$3,060
11 years$4,513$4,036$3,603$3,213$2,862$2,606
12 years$4,094$3,622$3,198$2,818$2,480$2,236
13 years$3,741$3,273$2,857$2,488$2,162$1,930
14 years$3,438$2,975$2,567$2,209$1,896$1,675
15 years$3,175$2,718$2,318$1,970$1,669$1,459
16 years$2,946$2,494$2,101$1,764$1,475$1,276
17 years$2,744$2,297$1,912$1,585$1,308$1,119
18 years$2,565$2,122$1,746$1,428$1,163$984
19 years$2,404$1,967$1,598$1,290$1,037$867
20 years$2,260$1,828$1,467$1,169$926$766
21 years$2,130$1,702$1,349$1,061$829$677
22 years$2,012$1,589$1,243$964$743$600
23 years$1,904$1,486$1,148$878$667$532
24 years$1,805$1,393$1,062$801$599$473
25 years$1,714$1,307$983$732$539$420
26 years$1,631$1,228$912$669$486$374
27 years$1,554$1,156$847$612$438$333
28 years$1,482$1,089$787$561$395$296
29 years$1,416$1,028$733$514$357$264
30 years$1,354$970$682$472$322$236
31 years$1,296$917$636$434$291$210
32 years$1,242$868$594$398$264$188
33 years$1,191$822$554$366$239$168
34 years$1,143$779$518$337$216$150
35 years$1,098$739$484$310$196$134
36 years$1,056$701$453$286$177$120
37 years$1,016$666$424$263$161$107
38 years$979$633$397$243$146$96
39 years$943$602$372$224$132$86
40 years$909$573$349$206$120$77
41 years$877$545$327$190$109$69
42 years$847$519$307$176$99$61
43 years$818$495$288$162$90$55
44 years$790$472$270$150$81$49
45 years$764$450$254$138$74$44
46 years$739$429$238$128$67$39
47 years$715$409$224$118$61$35
48 years$692$391$210$109$55$32
49 years$670$373$198$101$50$28
50 years$649$357$186$93$46$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $665,000, adding $6,849 every year, while hoping to spend $47,380 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: 71/22/7 Blend
51$665,000$665,000$665,000$665,000
52$739,895$704,650$694,342$791,155
53$764,952$688,766$667,191$810,048
54$790,977$670,515$637,542$824,189
55$818,019$649,733$605,261$838,356
56$846,129$626,242$570,210$852,538
57$875,364$599,857$532,242$866,725
58$905,783$570,382$491,204$880,908
59$937,451$537,609$446,937$895,078
60$970,436$501,316$399,274$909,226
61$1,004,812$461,273$348,042$923,343
62$1,040,659$417,232$293,058$937,424
63$1,078,064$368,934$234,133$951,460
64$1,117,119$316,103$171,068$965,448
65$1,157,923$258,451$103,657$979,384
66$1,200,586$195,669$31,684$993,265
67$1,245,224$127,435$0$1,007,094
68$1,291,963$53,406$0$1,024,242
69$1,340,941$0$0$1,044,092
70$1,392,307$0$0$1,070,785
71$1,446,221$0$0$1,112,383
72$1,502,860$0$0$1,156,095
73$1,562,413$0$0$1,202,068
74$1,625,088$0$0$1,250,463
75$1,691,110$0$0$1,301,457
76$1,760,724$0$0$1,355,241
77$1,834,199$0$0$1,412,024
78$1,911,825$0$0$1,472,033
79$1,993,920$0$0$1,535,516
80$2,080,833$0$0$1,602,745
81$2,172,943$0$0$1,674,015
82$2,270,663$0$0$1,749,649
83$2,374,447$0$0$1,830,003
84$2,484,791$0$0$1,915,462
85$2,602,236$0$0$2,006,450
86$2,727,377$0$0$2,103,431
87$2,860,863$0$0$2,206,911
88$3,003,407$0$0$2,317,449
89$3,155,788$0$0$2,435,652
90$3,318,862$0$0$2,562,189
91$3,493,567$0$0$2,697,793
92$3,680,931$0$0$2,843,268
93$3,882,084$0$0$2,999,496
94$4,098,264$0$0$3,167,444
95$4,330,831$0$0$3,348,177
96$4,581,277$0$0$3,542,860
97$4,851,244$0$0$3,752,776
98$5,142,531$0$0$3,979,333
99$5,457,118$0$0$4,224,077
100$5,797,179$0$0$4,488,709