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%
1 years$55,823$55,326$54,841$54,368$53,905$52,369
2 years$27,635$27,121$26,622$26,138$25,669$24,133
3 years$18,241$17,724$17,226$16,747$16,286$14,798
4 years$13,544$13,029$12,536$12,065$11,615$10,187
5 years$10,727$10,215$9,729$9,267$8,830$7,466
6 years$8,849$8,341$7,862$7,411$6,987$5,688
7 years$7,509$7,005$6,533$6,093$5,682$4,449
8 years$6,504$6,004$5,541$5,111$4,714$3,545
9 years$5,723$5,228$4,772$4,354$3,970$2,864
10 years$5,098$4,608$4,161$3,753$3,382$2,339
11 years$4,587$4,102$3,663$3,266$2,909$1,925
12 years$4,162$3,682$3,251$2,865$2,521$1,595
13 years$3,803$3,328$2,904$2,529$2,198$1,329
14 years$3,495$3,025$2,610$2,245$1,927$1,112
15 years$3,228$2,763$2,356$2,002$1,697$933
16 years$2,995$2,535$2,136$1,793$1,499$786
17 years$2,789$2,335$1,944$1,611$1,330$663
18 years$2,607$2,157$1,774$1,452$1,182$561
19 years$2,444$1,999$1,624$1,312$1,054$475
20 years$2,298$1,858$1,491$1,188$941$403
21 years$2,165$1,731$1,371$1,078$842$342
22 years$2,045$1,615$1,264$980$755$291
23 years$1,935$1,511$1,167$893$678$247
24 years$1,835$1,416$1,079$814$609$210
25 years$1,743$1,328$1,000$744$548$179
26 years$1,658$1,249$927$680$494$153
27 years$1,579$1,175$861$622$445$130
28 years$1,507$1,107$800$570$402$111
29 years$1,439$1,045$745$523$363$95
30 years$1,376$986$694$480$328$81
31 years$1,317$933$647$441$296$69
32 years$1,262$882$603$405$268$59
33 years$1,211$836$563$373$243$50
34 years$1,162$792$526$343$220$43
35 years$1,117$751$492$316$199$37
36 years$1,074$713$460$291$180$31
37 years$1,033$677$431$268$163$27
38 years$995$644$404$247$148$23
39 years$959$612$378$228$134$20
40 years$924$582$354$210$122$17
41 years$892$554$332$194$110$14
42 years$861$528$312$179$100$12
43 years$831$503$292$165$91$10
44 years$803$479$275$152$83$9
45 years$776$457$258$141$75$8
46 years$751$436$242$130$68$7
47 years$727$416$227$120$62$6
48 years$703$397$214$111$56$5
49 years$681$379$201$103$51$4
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 $5,046 every year, while hoping to spend $26,236 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: 47/31/22 Blend
51$676,000$676,000$676,000$676,000
52$750,157$714,329$703,851$780,497
53$798,758$721,416$699,515$809,323
54$851,437$727,971$694,155$837,582
55$908,583$733,941$687,708$867,719
56$970,621$739,267$680,109$899,922
57$1,038,023$743,889$671,291$934,398
58$1,111,304$747,742$661,182$971,378
59$1,191,032$750,758$649,707$1,011,117
60$1,277,834$752,861$636,789$1,053,896
61$1,372,398$753,976$622,345$1,100,030
62$1,475,479$754,018$606,291$1,149,863
63$1,587,913$752,899$588,537$1,203,778
64$1,710,616$750,527$568,988$1,262,199
65$1,844,598$746,802$547,548$1,325,595
66$1,990,970$741,618$524,114$1,394,483
67$2,150,956$734,865$498,579$1,469,437
68$2,325,903$726,423$470,832$1,551,090
69$2,517,294$716,167$440,754$1,640,145
70$2,726,764$703,965$408,224$1,737,374
71$2,956,109$689,674$373,115$1,843,637
72$3,207,311$673,147$335,293$1,959,879
73$3,482,550$654,225$294,619$2,087,146
74$3,784,229$632,740$250,948$2,226,597
75$4,114,992$608,517$204,127$2,379,508
76$4,477,754$581,366$153,997$2,547,293
77$4,875,723$551,091$100,394$2,731,510
78$5,312,433$517,482$43,144$2,933,884
79$5,791,779$480,316$0$3,156,318
80$6,318,048$439,359$0$3,405,128
81$6,895,966$394,364$0$3,689,504
82$7,530,735$345,069$0$4,001,918
83$8,228,090$291,197$0$4,345,248
84$8,994,345$232,456$0$4,722,670
85$9,836,459$168,537$0$5,137,688
86$10,762,095$99,113$0$5,594,164
87$11,779,700$23,840$0$6,096,361
88$12,898,576$0$0$6,648,977
89$14,128,974$0$0$7,276,862
90$15,482,187$0$0$7,976,451
91$16,970,658$0$0$8,746,054
92$18,608,095$0$0$9,592,771
93$20,409,604$0$0$10,524,423
94$22,391,826$0$0$11,549,629
95$24,573,098$0$0$12,677,886
96$26,973,626$0$0$13,919,656
97$29,615,670$0$0$15,286,468
98$32,523,761$0$0$16,791,025
99$35,724,928$0$0$18,447,326
100$39,248,951$0$0$20,270,793