Can I retire at age 52 with 699,000?

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 $699,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$57,723$57,209$56,707$56,217$55,739$53,655
2 years$28,576$28,043$27,528$27,028$26,542$24,466
3 years$18,861$18,327$17,812$17,317$16,840$14,837
4 years$14,005$13,472$12,963$12,476$12,010$10,097
5 years$11,092$10,562$10,060$9,583$9,130$7,310
6 years$9,151$8,625$8,130$7,663$7,224$5,499
7 years$7,764$7,243$6,756$6,300$5,875$4,245
8 years$6,725$6,209$5,729$5,285$4,874$3,337
9 years$5,917$5,406$4,935$4,502$4,105$2,659
10 years$5,272$4,765$4,302$3,881$3,497$2,140
11 years$4,744$4,242$3,788$3,377$3,008$1,735
12 years$4,304$3,807$3,361$2,962$2,607$1,416
13 years$3,932$3,441$3,003$2,615$2,273$1,161
14 years$3,614$3,128$2,698$2,322$1,992$956
15 years$3,338$2,857$2,436$2,070$1,754$790
16 years$3,097$2,621$2,209$1,854$1,550$654
17 years$2,884$2,414$2,010$1,666$1,375$543
18 years$2,696$2,231$1,835$1,501$1,222$451
19 years$2,527$2,067$1,680$1,356$1,090$375
20 years$2,376$1,921$1,542$1,228$973$313
21 years$2,239$1,789$1,418$1,115$871$261
22 years$2,114$1,670$1,307$1,014$781$218
23 years$2,001$1,562$1,207$923$701$182
24 years$1,897$1,464$1,116$842$630$152
25 years$1,802$1,374$1,034$769$567$127
26 years$1,714$1,291$959$703$511$106
27 years$1,633$1,215$890$644$460$89
28 years$1,558$1,145$827$590$415$75
29 years$1,488$1,080$770$541$375$62
30 years$1,423$1,020$717$496$339$52
31 years$1,362$964$669$456$306$44
32 years$1,305$912$624$419$277$37
33 years$1,252$864$583$385$251$31
34 years$1,202$819$544$354$227$26
35 years$1,155$777$509$326$206$22
36 years$1,110$737$476$300$186$18
37 years$1,068$700$446$277$169$15
38 years$1,029$665$417$255$153$13
39 years$991$633$391$235$139$11
40 years$956$602$366$217$126$9
41 years$922$573$344$200$114$7
42 years$890$546$322$185$104$6
43 years$859$520$302$171$94$5
44 years$831$496$284$157$85$4
45 years$803$473$267$145$78$4
46 years$777$451$250$134$70$3
47 years$751$430$235$124$64$3
48 years$727$411$221$115$58$2
49 years$704$392$208$106$53$2
50 years$682$375$195$98$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $699,000, adding $4,297 every year, while hoping to spend $49,433 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: 74/12/14 Blend
51$699,000$699,000$699,000$699,000
52$774,730$737,683$726,849$829,423
53$801,157$721,234$698,602$849,723
54$828,621$702,321$667,752$865,418
55$857,179$680,772$634,160$881,280
56$886,886$656,405$597,679$897,312
57$917,805$629,026$558,158$913,517
58$950,002$598,430$515,438$929,902
59$983,549$564,399$469,351$946,473
60$1,018,522$526,705$419,725$963,239
61$1,055,004$485,106$366,378$980,211
62$1,093,083$439,346$309,121$997,402
63$1,132,856$389,152$247,755$1,014,827
64$1,174,427$334,240$182,075$1,032,506
65$1,217,908$274,307$111,863$1,050,461
66$1,263,420$209,034$36,896$1,068,719
67$1,311,094$138,082$0$1,087,309
68$1,361,074$61,096$0$1,112,708
69$1,413,514$0$0$1,144,819
70$1,468,581$0$0$1,181,156
71$1,526,458$0$0$1,227,835
72$1,587,343$0$0$1,276,952
73$1,651,452$0$0$1,328,680
74$1,719,019$0$0$1,383,211
75$1,790,300$0$0$1,440,753
76$1,865,574$0$0$1,501,533
77$1,945,145$0$0$1,565,797
78$2,029,345$0$0$1,633,817
79$2,118,535$0$0$1,705,886
80$2,213,112$0$0$1,782,327
81$2,313,508$0$0$1,863,492
82$2,420,197$0$0$1,949,766
83$2,533,695$0$0$2,041,569
84$2,654,569$0$0$2,139,364
85$2,783,438$0$0$2,243,656
86$2,920,983$0$0$2,354,996
87$3,067,947$0$0$2,473,991
88$3,225,145$0$0$2,601,306
89$3,393,472$0$0$2,737,668
90$3,573,909$0$0$2,883,876
91$3,767,530$0$0$3,040,808
92$3,975,517$0$0$3,209,423
93$4,199,164$0$0$3,390,779
94$4,439,896$0$0$3,586,034
95$4,699,273$0$0$3,796,460
96$4,979,012$0$0$4,023,457
97$5,280,997$0$0$4,268,560
98$5,607,300$0$0$4,533,456
99$5,960,196$0$0$4,820,002
100$6,342,188$0$0$5,130,235