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%17.7%
1 years$55,823$55,326$54,841$54,368$53,905$52,221
2 years$27,635$27,121$26,622$26,138$25,669$23,988
3 years$18,241$17,724$17,226$16,747$16,286$14,659
4 years$13,544$13,029$12,536$12,065$11,615$10,056
5 years$10,727$10,215$9,729$9,267$8,830$7,343
6 years$8,849$8,341$7,862$7,411$6,987$5,573
7 years$7,509$7,005$6,533$6,093$5,682$4,341
8 years$6,504$6,004$5,541$5,111$4,714$3,445
9 years$5,723$5,228$4,772$4,354$3,970$2,772
10 years$5,098$4,608$4,161$3,753$3,382$2,253
11 years$4,587$4,102$3,663$3,266$2,909$1,847
12 years$4,162$3,682$3,251$2,865$2,521$1,523
13 years$3,803$3,328$2,904$2,529$2,198$1,263
14 years$3,495$3,025$2,610$2,245$1,927$1,051
15 years$3,228$2,763$2,356$2,002$1,697$878
16 years$2,995$2,535$2,136$1,793$1,499$736
17 years$2,789$2,335$1,944$1,611$1,330$618
18 years$2,607$2,157$1,774$1,452$1,182$520
19 years$2,444$1,999$1,624$1,312$1,054$438
20 years$2,298$1,858$1,491$1,188$941$369
21 years$2,165$1,731$1,371$1,078$842$312
22 years$2,045$1,615$1,264$980$755$264
23 years$1,935$1,511$1,167$893$678$223
24 years$1,835$1,416$1,079$814$609$189
25 years$1,743$1,328$1,000$744$548$160
26 years$1,658$1,249$927$680$494$136
27 years$1,579$1,175$861$622$445$115
28 years$1,507$1,107$800$570$402$97
29 years$1,439$1,045$745$523$363$83
30 years$1,376$986$694$480$328$70
31 years$1,317$933$647$441$296$60
32 years$1,262$882$603$405$268$51
33 years$1,211$836$563$373$243$43
34 years$1,162$792$526$343$220$36
35 years$1,117$751$492$316$199$31
36 years$1,074$713$460$291$180$26
37 years$1,033$677$431$268$163$22
38 years$995$644$404$247$148$19
39 years$959$612$378$228$134$16
40 years$924$582$354$210$122$14
41 years$892$554$332$194$110$12
42 years$861$528$312$179$100$10
43 years$831$503$292$165$91$8
44 years$803$479$275$152$83$7
45 years$776$457$258$141$75$6
46 years$751$436$242$130$68$5
47 years$727$416$227$120$62$4
48 years$703$397$214$111$56$4
49 years$681$379$201$103$51$3
50 years$660$362$189$95$46$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $676,000, adding $3,821 every year, while hoping to spend $48,500 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: 36/38/26 Blend
51$676,000$676,000$676,000$676,000
52$748,893$713,065$702,587$769,883
53$773,677$696,402$674,520$769,088
54$799,363$677,296$643,888$763,536
55$825,992$655,578$610,552$756,592
56$853,608$631,066$574,370$748,165
57$882,256$603,569$535,192$738,157
58$911,987$572,884$492,862$726,463
59$942,852$538,798$447,215$712,976
60$974,907$501,083$398,081$697,582
61$1,008,212$459,501$345,281$680,160
62$1,042,831$413,798$288,629$660,587
63$1,078,832$363,706$227,931$638,729
64$1,116,289$308,944$162,982$614,449
65$1,155,280$249,211$93,571$587,602
66$1,195,889$184,194$19,477$558,037
67$1,238,208$113,557$0$525,594
68$1,282,334$36,951$0$506,640
69$1,328,373$0$0$491,310
70$1,376,438$0$0$493,316
71$1,426,651$0$0$511,575
72$1,479,145$0$0$530,687
73$1,534,064$0$0$550,706
74$1,591,561$0$0$571,693
75$1,651,806$0$0$593,713
76$1,714,979$0$0$616,835
77$1,781,279$0$0$641,136
78$1,850,920$0$0$666,700
79$1,924,134$0$0$693,616
80$2,001,176$0$0$721,983
81$2,082,320$0$0$751,909
82$2,167,868$0$0$783,511
83$2,258,145$0$0$816,915
84$2,353,509$0$0$852,262
85$2,454,349$0$0$889,702
86$2,561,089$0$0$929,402
87$2,674,194$0$0$971,544
88$2,794,168$0$0$1,016,326
89$2,921,568$0$0$1,063,964
90$3,056,997$0$0$1,114,696
91$3,201,119$0$0$1,168,783
92$3,354,660$0$0$1,226,509
93$3,518,412$0$0$1,288,186
94$3,693,248$0$0$1,354,156
95$3,880,119$0$0$1,424,794
96$4,080,071$0$0$1,500,511
97$4,294,250$0$0$1,581,759
98$4,523,912$0$0$1,669,032
99$4,770,437$0$0$1,762,874
100$5,035,338$0$0$1,863,882