Can I retire at age 52 with 688,000?

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:
0%
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 $688,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$56,814$56,308$55,815$55,333$54,862$52,894
2 years$28,126$27,602$27,094$26,602$26,125$24,164
3 years$18,564$18,038$17,532$17,044$16,575$14,682
4 years$13,785$13,260$12,759$12,279$11,821$10,011
5 years$10,917$10,396$9,901$9,432$8,986$7,263
6 years$9,007$8,489$8,002$7,543$7,111$5,476
7 years$7,642$7,129$6,649$6,201$5,783$4,237
8 years$6,619$6,111$5,639$5,202$4,797$3,339
9 years$5,824$5,321$4,857$4,431$4,040$2,666
10 years$5,189$4,690$4,235$3,820$3,442$2,151
11 years$4,669$4,175$3,728$3,324$2,961$1,749
12 years$4,236$3,747$3,309$2,916$2,566$1,432
13 years$3,870$3,387$2,956$2,574$2,237$1,177
14 years$3,557$3,078$2,656$2,285$1,961$972
15 years$3,285$2,812$2,398$2,038$1,727$805
16 years$3,048$2,580$2,174$1,825$1,526$668
17 years$2,839$2,376$1,978$1,639$1,353$556
18 years$2,653$2,196$1,806$1,477$1,203$464
19 years$2,487$2,035$1,653$1,335$1,072$387
20 years$2,338$1,891$1,517$1,209$958$324
21 years$2,204$1,761$1,396$1,097$857$271
22 years$2,081$1,644$1,286$998$768$227
23 years$1,970$1,538$1,188$909$690$190
24 years$1,868$1,441$1,098$829$620$159
25 years$1,774$1,352$1,017$757$558$134
26 years$1,687$1,271$944$692$502$112
27 years$1,607$1,196$876$633$453$94
28 years$1,533$1,127$814$580$409$79
29 years$1,465$1,063$758$532$369$66
30 years$1,400$1,004$706$488$334$56
31 years$1,341$949$658$449$302$47
32 years$1,285$898$614$412$273$39
33 years$1,232$850$573$379$247$33
34 years$1,183$806$536$349$223$28
35 years$1,136$765$501$321$202$23
36 years$1,093$726$469$296$183$20
37 years$1,051$689$439$272$166$17
38 years$1,012$655$411$251$151$14
39 years$976$623$385$232$137$12
40 years$941$593$361$214$124$10
41 years$907$564$338$197$112$8
42 years$876$537$317$182$102$7
43 years$846$512$298$168$93$6
44 years$817$488$279$155$84$5
45 years$790$465$262$143$76$4
46 years$764$444$246$132$69$3
47 years$740$424$232$122$63$3
48 years$716$404$218$113$57$2
49 years$693$386$204$104$52$2
50 years$672$369$192$96$47$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $688,000, adding $6,978 every year, while hoping to spend $49,007 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: 44/28/28 Blend
51$688,000$688,000$688,000$688,000
52$765,374$728,910$718,246$792,567
53$791,299$712,483$690,164$796,220
54$818,226$693,609$659,499$794,970
55$846,205$672,116$626,112$792,678
56$875,290$647,823$589,860$789,273
57$905,540$620,536$550,590$784,685
58$937,016$590,053$508,145$778,837
59$969,784$556,158$462,360$771,651
60$1,003,915$518,623$413,063$763,045
61$1,039,488$477,209$360,074$752,934
62$1,076,584$431,661$303,205$741,229
63$1,115,292$381,709$242,259$727,837
64$1,155,709$327,070$177,032$712,663
65$1,197,939$267,443$107,309$695,606
66$1,242,092$202,511$32,868$676,563
67$1,288,291$131,940$0$655,428
68$1,336,667$55,375$0$646,005
69$1,387,361$0$0$645,648
70$1,440,529$0$0$652,976
71$1,496,336$0$0$678,603
72$1,554,966$0$0$705,553
73$1,616,615$0$0$733,920
74$1,681,498$0$0$763,807
75$1,749,849$0$0$795,326
76$1,821,922$0$0$828,599
77$1,897,995$0$0$863,758
78$1,978,369$0$0$900,949
79$2,063,375$0$0$940,330
80$2,153,373$0$0$982,073
81$2,248,756$0$0$1,026,368
82$2,349,954$0$0$1,073,420
83$2,457,437$0$0$1,123,456
84$2,571,718$0$0$1,176,724
85$2,693,359$0$0$1,233,492
86$2,822,977$0$0$1,294,059
87$2,961,246$0$0$1,358,748
88$3,108,903$0$0$1,427,915
89$3,266,757$0$0$1,501,951
90$3,435,696$0$0$1,581,282
91$3,616,693$0$0$1,666,378
92$3,810,814$0$0$1,757,754
93$4,019,229$0$0$1,855,974
94$4,243,224$0$0$1,961,659
95$4,484,208$0$0$2,075,490
96$4,743,730$0$0$2,198,215
97$5,023,491$0$0$2,330,654
98$5,325,358$0$0$2,473,712
99$5,651,384$0$0$2,628,379
100$6,003,823$0$0$2,795,746