Can I retire at age 52 with 676,000?

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 $676,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$55,823$55,326$54,841$54,368$53,905$51,848
2 years$27,635$27,121$26,622$26,138$25,669$23,621
3 years$18,241$17,724$17,226$16,747$16,286$14,311
4 years$13,544$13,029$12,536$12,065$11,615$9,729
5 years$10,727$10,215$9,729$9,267$8,830$7,036
6 years$8,849$8,341$7,862$7,411$6,987$5,288
7 years$7,509$7,005$6,533$6,093$5,682$4,077
8 years$6,504$6,004$5,541$5,111$4,714$3,201
9 years$5,723$5,228$4,772$4,354$3,970$2,547
10 years$5,098$4,608$4,161$3,753$3,382$2,047
11 years$4,587$4,102$3,663$3,266$2,909$1,658
12 years$4,162$3,682$3,251$2,865$2,521$1,352
13 years$3,803$3,328$2,904$2,529$2,198$1,107
14 years$3,495$3,025$2,610$2,245$1,927$910
15 years$3,228$2,763$2,356$2,002$1,697$750
16 years$2,995$2,535$2,136$1,793$1,499$621
17 years$2,789$2,335$1,944$1,611$1,330$514
18 years$2,607$2,157$1,774$1,452$1,182$427
19 years$2,444$1,999$1,624$1,312$1,054$355
20 years$2,298$1,858$1,491$1,188$941$295
21 years$2,165$1,731$1,371$1,078$842$246
22 years$2,045$1,615$1,264$980$755$205
23 years$1,935$1,511$1,167$893$678$171
24 years$1,835$1,416$1,079$814$609$143
25 years$1,743$1,328$1,000$744$548$119
26 years$1,658$1,249$927$680$494$99
27 years$1,579$1,175$861$622$445$83
28 years$1,507$1,107$800$570$402$69
29 years$1,439$1,045$745$523$363$58
30 years$1,376$986$694$480$328$49
31 years$1,317$933$647$441$296$41
32 years$1,262$882$603$405$268$34
33 years$1,211$836$563$373$243$28
34 years$1,162$792$526$343$220$24
35 years$1,117$751$492$316$199$20
36 years$1,074$713$460$291$180$17
37 years$1,033$677$431$268$163$14
38 years$995$644$404$247$148$12
39 years$959$612$378$228$134$10
40 years$924$582$354$210$122$8
41 years$892$554$332$194$110$7
42 years$861$528$312$179$100$6
43 years$831$503$292$165$91$5
44 years$803$479$275$152$83$4
45 years$776$457$258$141$75$3
46 years$751$436$242$130$68$3
47 years$727$416$227$120$62$2
48 years$703$397$214$111$56$2
49 years$681$379$201$103$51$2
50 years$660$362$189$95$46$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $676,000, adding $6,736 every year, while hoping to spend $51,269 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: 64/11/25 Blend
51$676,000$676,000$676,000$676,000
52$751,900$716,072$705,594$794,686
53$774,044$696,610$674,682$804,932
54$796,729$674,476$641,015$809,815
55$819,954$649,484$604,449$814,004
56$843,721$621,440$564,829$817,437
57$868,026$590,136$521,996$820,049
58$892,864$555,353$475,783$821,767
59$918,230$516,858$426,015$822,515
60$944,113$474,408$372,510$822,211
61$970,501$427,743$315,078$820,767
62$997,379$376,589$253,520$818,089
63$1,024,726$320,657$187,628$814,078
64$1,052,520$259,641$117,185$808,624
65$1,080,732$193,218$41,966$801,613
66$1,109,329$121,047$0$792,921
67$1,138,270$42,769$0$792,633
68$1,167,512$0$0$802,999
69$1,196,999$0$0$817,813
70$1,226,672$0$0$837,909
71$1,256,461$0$0$858,060
72$1,286,284$0$0$878,209
73$1,316,053$0$0$898,291
74$1,345,662$0$0$918,233
75$1,374,996$0$0$937,950
76$1,403,923$0$0$957,349
77$1,432,293$0$0$976,325
78$1,459,940$0$0$994,758
79$1,486,676$0$0$1,012,514
80$1,512,290$0$0$1,029,445
81$1,536,547$0$0$1,045,383
82$1,559,183$0$0$1,060,141
83$1,579,905$0$0$1,073,511
84$1,598,383$0$0$1,085,259
85$1,614,251$0$0$1,095,126
86$1,627,103$0$0$1,102,824
87$1,636,483$0$0$1,108,030
88$1,641,888$0$0$1,110,389
89$1,642,757$0$0$1,109,502
90$1,638,466$0$0$1,104,929
91$1,628,324$0$0$1,096,180
92$1,611,563$0$0$1,082,714
93$1,587,334$0$0$1,063,928
94$1,554,691$0$0$1,039,155
95$1,512,591$0$0$1,007,656
96$1,459,876$0$0$968,614
97$1,395,263$0$0$921,122
98$1,317,333$0$0$864,178
99$1,224,517$0$0$796,672
100$1,115,077$0$0$717,377