Can I retire at age 52 with 745,000?

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 $745,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$57,209
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$26,099
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$15,835
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$10,781
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$7,810
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$5,878
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$4,540
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$3,571
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$2,847
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$2,293
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$1,861
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$1,520
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$1,247
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,027
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$849
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$704
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$584
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$486
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$405
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$338
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$282
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$235
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$197
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$165
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$138
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$115
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$97
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$81
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$68
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$57
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$48
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$40
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$33
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$28
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$24
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$20
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$17
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$14
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$12
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$10
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$8
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$7
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$6
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$5
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$4
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$3
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$3
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$2
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$2
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $745,000, adding $2,694 every year, while hoping to spend $54,519 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: 30/41/29 Blend
51$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
52$823,769$784,284$772,736$841,083
53$849,785$764,706$740,615$835,309
54$876,629$742,342$705,591$824,178
55$904,325$716,996$667,508$811,133
56$932,902$688,465$626,206$796,048
57$962,389$656,531$581,514$778,788
58$992,814$620,963$533,257$759,211
59$1,024,209$581,518$481,249$737,167
60$1,056,606$537,940$425,298$712,498
61$1,090,037$489,956$365,203$685,039
62$1,124,536$437,279$300,752$654,613
63$1,160,138$379,605$231,727$621,036
64$1,196,880$316,613$157,898$584,114
65$1,234,800$247,965$79,025$543,641
66$1,273,936$173,302$0$499,402
67$1,314,329$92,246$0$452,762
68$1,356,022$4,398$0$428,088
69$1,399,058$0$0$400,733
70$1,443,483$0$0$411,427
71$1,489,342$0$0$424,516
72$1,536,687$0$0$438,030
73$1,585,566$0$0$451,985
74$1,636,033$0$0$466,395
75$1,688,144$0$0$481,277
76$1,741,954$0$0$496,646
77$1,797,525$0$0$512,522
78$1,854,917$0$0$528,921
79$1,914,195$0$0$545,862
80$1,975,427$0$0$563,366
81$2,038,684$0$0$581,453
82$2,104,038$0$0$600,144
83$2,171,566$0$0$619,462
84$2,241,350$0$0$639,431
85$2,313,472$0$0$660,076
86$2,388,021$0$0$681,422
87$2,465,089$0$0$703,497
88$2,544,773$0$0$726,329
89$2,627,175$0$0$749,950
90$2,712,401$0$0$774,389
91$2,800,563$0$0$799,682
92$2,891,780$0$0$825,864
93$2,986,176$0$0$852,972
94$3,083,883$0$0$881,044
95$3,185,039$0$0$910,124
96$3,289,792$0$0$940,255
97$3,398,294$0$0$971,485
98$3,510,712$0$0$1,003,863
99$3,627,220$0$0$1,037,441
100$3,748,000$0$0$1,072,277