Can I retire at age 52 with 731,000?

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 $731,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$60,365$59,828$59,303$58,791$58,291$57,491
2 years$29,884$29,327$28,788$28,265$27,758$26,953
3 years$19,725$19,166$18,628$18,110$17,611$16,827
4 years$14,646$14,089$13,556$13,047$12,560$11,802
5 years$11,600$11,046$10,520$10,021$9,548$8,819
6 years$9,569$9,020$8,502$8,014$7,555$6,856
7 years$8,120$7,575$7,065$6,589$6,144$5,475
8 years$7,033$6,493$5,992$5,527$5,097$4,457
9 years$6,188$5,653$5,161$4,708$4,293$3,682
10 years$5,513$4,983$4,499$4,058$3,657$3,076
11 years$4,961$4,436$3,961$3,532$3,146$2,593
12 years$4,501$3,982$3,515$3,098$2,726$2,201
13 years$4,112$3,598$3,141$2,735$2,377$1,879
14 years$3,779$3,271$2,822$2,428$2,084$1,612
15 years$3,491$2,988$2,548$2,165$1,835$1,388
16 years$3,239$2,741$2,310$1,939$1,621$1,200
17 years$3,016$2,525$2,102$1,742$1,438$1,040
18 years$2,819$2,333$1,919$1,570$1,278$903
19 years$2,643$2,162$1,757$1,418$1,139$786
20 years$2,484$2,009$1,612$1,285$1,018$686
21 years$2,341$1,871$1,483$1,166$911$599
22 years$2,211$1,747$1,367$1,060$816$524
23 years$2,093$1,634$1,262$965$733$459
24 years$1,984$1,531$1,167$881$659$402
25 years$1,885$1,437$1,081$804$593$353
26 years$1,793$1,350$1,002$735$534$310
27 years$1,708$1,271$931$673$481$272
28 years$1,629$1,197$865$617$434$239
29 years$1,556$1,130$805$565$392$210
30 years$1,488$1,067$750$519$354$185
31 years$1,424$1,008$699$477$320$163
32 years$1,365$954$652$438$290$143
33 years$1,309$904$609$403$262$126
34 years$1,257$856$569$371$237$111
35 years$1,207$812$532$341$215$98
36 years$1,161$771$498$314$195$86
37 years$1,117$732$466$290$177$76
38 years$1,076$696$436$267$160$67
39 years$1,037$662$409$246$145$59
40 years$999$630$383$227$132$52
41 years$964$599$359$209$119$46
42 years$931$571$337$193$108$41
43 years$899$544$316$178$98$36
44 years$869$518$297$165$89$32
45 years$840$494$279$152$81$28
46 years$812$472$262$141$74$25
47 years$786$450$246$130$67$22
48 years$761$430$231$120$61$19
49 years$737$410$217$111$55$17
50 years$714$392$204$102$50$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $731,000, adding $2,135 every year, while hoping to spend $40,584 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: 45/29/26 Blend
51$731,000$731,000$731,000$731,000
52$807,764$769,021$757,691$837,962
53$846,975$763,522$739,892$854,074
54$888,825$756,394$720,137$867,444
55$933,541$747,513$698,318$881,151
56$981,371$736,749$674,320$895,246
57$1,032,586$723,965$648,025$909,792
58$1,087,486$709,015$619,310$924,859
59$1,146,397$691,745$588,044$940,527
60$1,209,678$671,989$554,092$956,888
61$1,277,724$649,575$517,314$974,047
62$1,350,968$624,320$477,559$992,123
63$1,429,884$596,030$434,675$1,011,252
64$1,514,995$564,498$388,499$1,031,586
65$1,606,874$529,508$338,864$1,053,298
66$1,706,152$490,830$285,592$1,076,585
67$1,813,520$448,221$228,500$1,101,665
68$1,929,739$401,424$167,395$1,128,788
69$2,055,647$350,169$102,077$1,158,231
70$2,192,164$294,168$32,338$1,190,307
71$2,340,301$233,118$0$1,225,368
72$2,501,170$166,700$0$1,275,482
73$2,675,997$94,575$0$1,339,748
74$2,866,126$16,387$0$1,409,742
75$3,073,040$0$0$1,486,084
76$3,298,367$0$0$1,591,238
77$3,543,903$0$0$1,711,600
78$3,811,620$0$0$1,842,917
79$4,103,690$0$0$1,986,266
80$4,422,505$0$0$2,142,830
81$4,770,696$0$0$2,313,914
82$5,151,162$0$0$2,500,953
83$5,567,092$0$0$2,705,527
84$6,021,997$0$0$2,929,376
85$6,519,745$0$0$3,174,416
86$7,064,594$0$0$3,442,757
87$7,661,233$0$0$3,736,722
88$8,314,824$0$0$4,058,870
89$9,031,054$0$0$4,412,018
90$9,816,185$0$0$4,799,270
91$10,677,115$0$0$5,224,045
92$11,621,439$0$0$5,690,107
93$12,657,525$0$0$6,201,604
94$13,794,588$0$0$6,763,103
95$15,042,781$0$0$7,379,636
96$16,413,286$0$0$8,056,747
97$17,918,420$0$0$8,800,541
98$19,571,754$0$0$9,617,746
99$21,388,237$0$0$10,515,771
100$23,384,336$0$0$11,502,781