Can I retire at age 52 with 723,000?

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:
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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 $723,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$59,705$59,173$58,654$58,148$57,653$56,305
2 years$29,557$29,006$28,473$27,956$27,454$26,103
3 years$19,509$18,956$18,424$17,911$17,418$16,107
4 years$14,486$13,935$13,408$12,904$12,423$11,162
5 years$11,473$10,925$10,405$9,912$9,443$8,236
6 years$9,465$8,921$8,409$7,926$7,472$6,319
7 years$8,031$7,492$6,988$6,517$6,077$4,979
8 years$6,956$6,422$5,926$5,467$5,041$3,998
9 years$6,121$5,591$5,104$4,656$4,246$3,256
10 years$5,453$4,929$4,450$4,014$3,617$2,680
11 years$4,906$4,388$3,918$3,493$3,111$2,225
12 years$4,452$3,938$3,477$3,064$2,696$1,859
13 years$4,067$3,559$3,106$2,705$2,351$1,562
14 years$3,738$3,235$2,791$2,401$2,061$1,319
15 years$3,452$2,955$2,520$2,142$1,815$1,117
16 years$3,203$2,711$2,285$1,918$1,604$949
17 years$2,983$2,497$2,079$1,723$1,422$809
18 years$2,788$2,307$1,898$1,553$1,264$690
19 years$2,614$2,138$1,737$1,403$1,127$590
20 years$2,457$1,987$1,594$1,271$1,007$506
21 years$2,316$1,851$1,467$1,153$901$434
22 years$2,187$1,728$1,352$1,049$807$372
23 years$2,070$1,616$1,248$955$725$320
24 years$1,963$1,514$1,154$871$651$275
25 years$1,864$1,421$1,069$795$586$237
26 years$1,773$1,335$992$727$528$204
27 years$1,689$1,257$921$666$476$176
28 years$1,611$1,184$856$610$430$152
29 years$1,539$1,117$796$559$388$131
30 years$1,472$1,055$742$513$350$113
31 years$1,409$997$692$471$317$97
32 years$1,350$944$645$433$287$84
33 years$1,295$894$603$398$259$72
34 years$1,243$847$563$367$235$63
35 years$1,194$803$526$337$213$54
36 years$1,148$763$492$311$193$47
37 years$1,105$724$461$286$175$40
38 years$1,064$688$432$264$158$35
39 years$1,025$655$404$243$144$30
40 years$988$623$379$224$130$26
41 years$954$593$355$207$118$22
42 years$920$565$333$191$107$19
43 years$889$538$313$176$97$17
44 years$859$513$294$163$88$14
45 years$830$489$276$150$80$13
46 years$803$466$259$139$73$11
47 years$777$445$243$128$66$9
48 years$752$425$229$119$60$8
49 years$729$406$215$110$55$7
50 years$706$388$202$101$50$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $723,000, adding $5,750 every year, while hoping to spend $40,591 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: 39/36/25 Blend
51$723,000$723,000$723,000$723,000
52$802,677$764,358$753,152$827,832
53$841,362$758,623$735,194$840,884
54$882,632$751,247$715,274$850,778
55$926,708$742,106$693,283$860,680
56$973,832$731,069$669,108$870,614
57$1,024,270$717,999$642,631$880,613
58$1,078,313$702,748$613,726$890,713
59$1,136,279$685,161$582,264$900,959
60$1,198,520$665,073$548,110$911,406
61$1,265,418$642,311$511,121$922,116
62$1,337,396$616,690$471,149$933,163
63$1,414,918$588,016$428,040$944,632
64$1,498,492$556,081$381,632$956,621
65$1,588,677$520,667$331,755$969,247
66$1,686,087$481,545$278,234$982,639
67$1,791,397$438,470$220,884$996,948
68$1,905,348$391,183$159,512$1,012,346
69$2,028,756$339,414$93,918$1,029,029
70$2,162,518$282,873$23,893$1,047,219
71$2,307,617$221,257$0$1,067,168
72$2,465,140$154,244$0$1,102,723
73$2,636,277$81,495$0$1,148,330
74$2,822,341$2,652$0$1,198,035
75$3,024,774$0$0$1,252,315
76$3,245,163$0$0$1,344,449
77$3,485,256$0$0$1,446,053
78$3,746,975$0$0$1,556,901
79$4,032,435$0$0$1,677,901
80$4,343,964$0$0$1,810,053
81$4,684,127$0$0$1,954,456
82$5,055,744$0$0$2,112,321
83$5,461,922$0$0$2,284,981
84$5,906,081$0$0$2,473,905
85$6,391,986$0$0$2,680,708
86$6,923,783$0$0$2,907,171
87$7,506,037$0$0$3,155,253
88$8,143,776$0$0$3,427,114
89$8,842,536$0$0$3,725,131
90$9,608,415$0$0$4,051,921
91$10,448,128$0$0$4,410,368
92$11,369,070$0$0$4,803,650
93$12,379,389$0$0$5,235,265
94$13,488,056$0$0$5,709,065
95$14,704,955$0$0$6,229,298
96$16,040,973$0$0$6,800,638
97$17,508,103$0$0$7,428,237
98$19,119,555$0$0$8,117,770
99$20,889,882$0$0$8,875,489
100$22,835,116$0$0$9,708,281