Can I retire at age 52 with 706,000?

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 $706,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$58,301$57,782$57,275$56,780$56,297$54,847
2 years$28,862$28,324$27,803$27,298$26,808$25,357
3 years$19,050$18,510$17,991$17,490$17,008$15,601
4 years$14,145$13,607$13,093$12,601$12,130$10,778
5 years$11,203$10,668$10,160$9,679$9,221$7,928
6 years$9,242$8,711$8,211$7,740$7,297$6,063
7 years$7,842$7,316$6,823$6,364$5,934$4,761
8 years$6,793$6,271$5,787$5,338$4,923$3,809
9 years$5,977$5,460$4,984$4,547$4,146$3,091
10 years$5,324$4,813$4,345$3,920$3,532$2,535
11 years$4,791$4,284$3,826$3,411$3,038$2,096
12 years$4,347$3,845$3,395$2,992$2,633$1,745
13 years$3,971$3,475$3,033$2,642$2,296$1,461
14 years$3,650$3,159$2,725$2,345$2,012$1,228
15 years$3,371$2,886$2,461$2,091$1,772$1,036
16 years$3,128$2,648$2,231$1,872$1,566$876
17 years$2,913$2,438$2,030$1,682$1,389$743
18 years$2,723$2,253$1,853$1,516$1,235$632
19 years$2,553$2,088$1,697$1,370$1,100$538
20 years$2,399$1,940$1,557$1,241$983$459
21 years$2,261$1,807$1,432$1,126$880$392
22 years$2,136$1,687$1,320$1,024$788$335
23 years$2,021$1,578$1,219$932$708$286
24 years$1,916$1,478$1,127$850$636$245
25 years$1,820$1,387$1,044$777$572$210
26 years$1,731$1,304$968$710$516$180
27 years$1,650$1,227$899$650$465$154
28 years$1,574$1,156$836$596$419$132
29 years$1,503$1,091$778$546$379$114
30 years$1,437$1,030$724$501$342$97
31 years$1,376$974$675$460$309$84
32 years$1,318$922$630$423$280$72
33 years$1,264$873$588$389$253$62
34 years$1,214$827$550$358$229$53
35 years$1,166$785$514$330$208$46
36 years$1,121$745$481$303$188$39
37 years$1,079$707$450$280$171$34
38 years$1,039$672$421$258$155$29
39 years$1,001$639$395$238$140$25
40 years$965$608$370$219$127$21
41 years$931$579$347$202$115$18
42 years$899$551$326$187$105$16
43 years$868$525$305$172$95$14
44 years$839$501$287$159$86$12
45 years$811$477$269$147$78$10
46 years$784$455$253$136$71$9
47 years$759$435$238$125$65$7
48 years$735$415$223$116$59$6
49 years$712$396$210$107$53$5
50 years$689$378$197$99$48$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $706,000, adding $3,821 every year, while hoping to spend $33,768 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: 33/45/22 Blend
51$706,000$706,000$706,000$706,000
52$781,953$744,535$733,592$802,371
53$825,784$745,089$722,239$818,505
54$872,953$744,537$709,373$832,545
55$923,766$742,792$694,909$846,985
56$978,558$739,756$678,756$861,881
57$1,037,697$735,330$660,820$877,298
58$1,101,586$729,405$641,002$893,310
59$1,170,671$721,869$619,199$910,002
60$1,245,439$712,600$595,301$927,469
61$1,326,427$701,471$569,197$945,821
62$1,414,225$688,346$540,768$965,182
63$1,509,483$673,082$509,891$985,691
64$1,612,914$655,526$476,436$1,007,508
65$1,725,302$635,519$440,268$1,030,812
66$1,847,513$612,889$401,246$1,055,804
67$1,980,495$587,456$359,224$1,082,711
68$2,125,294$559,030$314,046$1,111,788
69$2,283,060$527,409$265,553$1,143,323
70$2,455,060$492,379$213,577$1,177,636
71$2,642,686$453,716$157,942$1,215,088
72$2,847,473$411,180$98,465$1,256,083
73$3,071,107$364,520$34,956$1,301,073
74$3,315,447$313,469$0$1,350,561
75$3,582,540$257,746$0$1,412,817
76$3,874,636$197,053$0$1,490,023
77$4,194,217$131,077$0$1,574,718
78$4,544,013$59,485$0$1,667,739
79$4,927,031$0$0$1,770,013
80$5,346,581$0$0$1,891,517
81$5,806,311$0$0$2,057,039
82$6,310,236$0$0$2,238,580
83$6,862,780$0$0$2,437,748
84$7,468,813$0$0$2,656,312
85$8,133,702$0$0$2,896,221
86$8,863,356$0$0$3,159,624
87$9,664,285$0$0$3,448,886
88$10,543,661$0$0$3,766,613
89$11,509,381$0$0$4,115,674
90$12,570,149$0$0$4,499,233
91$13,735,549$0$0$4,920,774
92$15,016,143$0$0$5,384,134
93$16,423,563$0$0$5,893,543
94$17,970,627$0$0$6,453,658
95$19,671,456$0$0$7,069,613
96$21,541,605$0$0$7,747,062
97$23,598,215$0$0$8,492,236
98$25,860,169$0$0$9,311,999
99$28,348,272$0$0$10,213,915
100$31,085,449$0$0$11,206,317