Can I retire at age 52 with 697,000?

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 $697,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$57,558$57,045$56,545$56,056$55,580$55,299
2 years$28,494$27,963$27,449$26,950$26,467$26,183
3 years$18,807$18,274$17,761$17,267$16,791$16,514
4 years$13,965$13,434$12,926$12,440$11,976$11,707
5 years$11,060$10,532$10,031$9,555$9,104$8,844
6 years$9,124$8,600$8,106$7,641$7,204$6,953
7 years$7,742$7,222$6,736$6,282$5,858$5,618
8 years$6,706$6,191$5,713$5,270$4,860$4,629
9 years$5,901$5,390$4,921$4,489$4,093$3,871
10 years$5,257$4,751$4,290$3,870$3,487$3,275
11 years$4,730$4,230$3,777$3,368$2,999$2,796
12 years$4,291$3,796$3,352$2,954$2,599$2,405
13 years$3,921$3,431$2,995$2,608$2,266$2,082
14 years$3,603$3,119$2,691$2,315$1,987$1,811
15 years$3,328$2,849$2,429$2,065$1,749$1,582
16 years$3,088$2,614$2,203$1,849$1,546$1,387
17 years$2,876$2,407$2,004$1,661$1,371$1,220
18 years$2,688$2,224$1,830$1,497$1,219$1,075
19 years$2,520$2,062$1,675$1,353$1,086$950
20 years$2,369$1,916$1,537$1,225$970$842
21 years$2,232$1,784$1,414$1,112$868$747
22 years$2,108$1,666$1,303$1,011$778$663
23 years$1,995$1,558$1,203$921$699$590
24 years$1,892$1,460$1,113$840$628$526
25 years$1,797$1,370$1,031$767$565$469
26 years$1,709$1,287$956$701$509$418
27 years$1,628$1,212$888$642$459$374
28 years$1,553$1,142$825$588$414$334
29 years$1,484$1,077$768$539$374$299
30 years$1,419$1,017$715$495$338$267
31 years$1,358$962$667$454$305$239
32 years$1,301$910$622$418$276$214
33 years$1,248$862$581$384$250$192
34 years$1,198$817$543$353$226$172
35 years$1,151$775$507$325$205$155
36 years$1,107$735$475$300$186$139
37 years$1,065$698$444$276$168$124
38 years$1,026$664$416$254$153$112
39 years$988$631$390$235$138$100
40 years$953$600$365$216$126$90
41 years$919$571$343$200$114$81
42 years$887$544$321$184$103$73
43 years$857$519$302$170$94$65
44 years$828$494$283$157$85$59
45 years$801$471$266$145$77$53
46 years$774$450$250$134$70$47
47 years$749$429$235$124$64$42
48 years$725$410$220$114$58$38
49 years$702$391$207$106$53$34
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $697,000, adding $3,888 every year, while hoping to spend $31,869 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: 45/27/28 Blend
51$697,000$697,000$697,000$697,000
52$772,104$735,163$724,360$800,447
53$816,951$737,278$714,718$823,093
54$865,303$738,428$703,684$844,277
55$917,486$738,533$691,179$866,641
56$973,855$737,506$677,119$890,313
57$1,034,801$735,257$661,416$915,435
58$1,100,755$731,689$643,977$942,167
59$1,172,188$726,698$624,707$970,687
60$1,249,621$720,176$603,504$1,001,191
61$1,333,626$712,008$580,265$1,033,901
62$1,424,829$702,070$554,878$1,069,062
63$1,523,924$690,234$527,228$1,106,946
64$1,631,670$676,360$497,196$1,147,857
65$1,748,903$660,305$464,655$1,192,132
66$1,876,545$641,914$429,474$1,240,146
67$2,015,607$621,022$391,516$1,292,315
68$2,167,205$597,458$350,638$1,349,102
69$2,332,565$571,039$306,690$1,411,020
70$2,513,037$541,571$259,515$1,478,639
71$2,710,108$508,849$208,950$1,552,590
72$2,925,414$472,657$154,824$1,633,574
73$3,160,755$432,766$96,960$1,722,369
74$3,418,115$388,935$35,171$1,819,835
75$3,699,677$340,907$0$1,926,927
76$4,007,846$288,412$0$2,053,894
77$4,345,267$231,166$0$2,204,526
78$4,714,857$168,866$0$2,369,664
79$5,119,826$101,194$0$2,550,809
80$5,563,710$27,814$0$2,749,619
81$6,050,402$0$0$2,967,924
82$6,584,191$0$0$3,223,083
83$7,169,802$0$0$3,512,163
84$7,812,436$0$0$3,829,481
85$8,517,825$0$0$4,177,875
86$9,292,282$0$0$4,560,476
87$10,142,762$0$0$4,980,730
88$11,076,925$0$0$5,442,436
89$12,103,209$0$0$5,949,776
90$13,230,913$0$0$6,507,360
91$14,470,277$0$0$7,120,264
92$15,832,585$0$0$7,794,083
93$17,330,269$0$0$8,534,980
94$18,977,023$0$0$9,349,743
95$20,787,937$0$0$10,245,855
96$22,779,635$0$0$11,231,557
97$24,970,432$0$0$12,315,931
98$27,380,510$0$0$13,508,981
99$30,032,104$0$0$14,821,732
100$32,949,712$0$0$16,266,331