Can I retire at age 52 with 742,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $742,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$61,274$60,728$60,195$59,676$59,168$57,389
2 years$30,333$29,769$29,221$28,690$28,175$26,398
3 years$20,021$19,454$18,908$18,382$17,876$16,156
4 years$14,866$14,301$13,760$13,243$12,749$11,100
5 years$11,774$11,212$10,678$10,172$9,692$8,117
6 years$9,713$9,155$8,630$8,135$7,669$6,171
7 years$8,242$7,689$7,171$6,688$6,237$4,815
8 years$7,139$6,591$6,082$5,610$5,174$3,828
9 years$6,281$5,738$5,238$4,779$4,357$3,085
10 years$5,596$5,058$4,567$4,119$3,713$2,513
11 years$5,035$4,503$4,021$3,585$3,193$2,064
12 years$4,569$4,042$3,568$3,145$2,767$1,705
13 years$4,174$3,652$3,188$2,776$2,413$1,417
14 years$3,836$3,320$2,864$2,464$2,115$1,182
15 years$3,543$3,033$2,586$2,198$1,862$989
16 years$3,287$2,783$2,345$1,968$1,646$831
17 years$3,062$2,563$2,134$1,768$1,459$699
18 years$2,862$2,368$1,948$1,593$1,298$589
19 years$2,683$2,195$1,783$1,440$1,157$498
20 years$2,522$2,039$1,636$1,304$1,033$421
21 years$2,376$1,900$1,505$1,184$924$356
22 years$2,245$1,773$1,387$1,076$829$302
23 years$2,124$1,658$1,281$980$744$256
24 years$2,014$1,554$1,185$894$669$217
25 years$1,913$1,458$1,097$816$602$184
26 years$1,820$1,370$1,018$746$542$157
27 years$1,734$1,290$945$683$489$133
28 years$1,654$1,215$878$626$441$113
29 years$1,580$1,147$817$574$398$96
30 years$1,510$1,083$761$527$360$82
31 years$1,446$1,024$710$484$325$70
32 years$1,385$969$662$445$294$59
33 years$1,329$917$618$409$266$50
34 years$1,276$869$578$376$241$43
35 years$1,226$825$540$346$218$37
36 years$1,178$783$505$319$198$31
37 years$1,134$743$473$294$179$26
38 years$1,092$706$443$271$163$23
39 years$1,052$672$415$250$147$19
40 years$1,014$639$389$230$134$16
41 years$979$608$365$213$121$14
42 years$945$579$342$196$110$12
43 years$912$552$321$181$100$10
44 years$882$526$301$167$91$9
45 years$852$502$283$154$82$7
46 years$824$479$266$143$75$6
47 years$798$457$250$132$68$5
48 years$772$436$235$122$62$5
49 years$748$416$221$113$56$4
50 years$724$398$207$104$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $742,000, adding $6,291 every year, while hoping to spend $40,182 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: 72/6/22 Blend
51$742,000$742,000$742,000$742,000
52$824,173$784,847$773,346$878,622
53$865,485$780,551$756,500$911,425
54$909,665$774,698$737,743$941,958
55$956,962$767,169$716,968$974,404
56$1,007,650$757,838$694,064$1,008,947
57$1,062,030$746,572$668,915$1,045,791
58$1,120,432$733,230$641,399$1,085,161
59$1,183,218$717,660$611,388$1,127,307
60$1,250,787$699,706$578,750$1,172,503
61$1,323,575$679,199$543,346$1,221,055
62$1,402,060$655,961$505,029$1,273,299
63$1,486,771$629,804$463,648$1,329,606
64$1,578,286$600,529$419,045$1,390,387
65$1,677,242$567,925$371,053$1,456,097
66$1,784,337$531,769$319,499$1,527,237
67$1,900,340$491,827$264,203$1,604,360
68$2,026,096$447,848$204,976$1,688,080
69$2,162,535$399,570$141,620$1,779,072
70$2,310,679$346,714$73,929$1,878,083
71$2,471,652$288,986$1,689$1,985,938
72$2,646,690$226,077$0$2,103,547
73$2,837,155$157,657$0$2,249,618
74$3,044,543$83,380$0$2,409,133
75$3,270,501$2,881$0$2,582,980
76$3,516,843$0$0$2,772,572
77$3,785,563$0$0$2,985,027
78$4,078,858$0$0$3,217,154
79$4,399,145$0$0$3,470,678
80$4,749,084$0$0$3,747,711
81$5,131,606$0$0$4,050,576
82$5,549,936$0$0$4,381,833
83$6,007,625$0$0$4,744,298
84$6,508,584$0$0$5,141,073
85$7,057,118$0$0$5,575,575
86$7,657,969$0$0$6,051,564
87$8,316,360$0$0$6,573,183
88$9,038,040$0$0$7,144,995
89$9,829,345$0$0$7,772,023
90$10,697,249$0$0$8,459,804
91$11,649,437$0$0$9,214,431
92$12,694,371$0$0$10,042,620
93$13,841,375$0$0$10,951,767
94$15,100,717$0$0$11,950,017
95$16,483,709$0$0$13,046,346
96$18,002,811$0$0$14,250,639
97$19,671,751$0$0$15,573,787
98$21,505,652$0$0$17,027,789
99$23,521,174$0$0$18,625,861
100$25,736,669$0$0$20,382,565