Can I retire at age 52 with 748,000?

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 $748,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$61,769$61,219$60,682$60,158$59,647$57,325
2 years$30,579$30,009$29,457$28,922$28,403$26,093
3 years$20,183$19,611$19,061$18,531$18,020$15,793
4 years$14,987$14,416$13,871$13,350$12,852$10,725
5 years$11,869$11,303$10,765$10,254$9,770$7,749
6 years$9,792$9,229$8,700$8,200$7,731$5,817
7 years$8,309$7,751$7,229$6,742$6,287$4,480
8 years$7,197$6,644$6,131$5,656$5,216$3,513
9 years$6,332$5,785$5,281$4,817$4,392$2,792
10 years$5,641$5,099$4,604$4,153$3,743$2,241
11 years$5,076$4,539$4,053$3,614$3,219$1,813
12 years$4,605$4,074$3,597$3,170$2,789$1,476
13 years$4,208$3,682$3,214$2,799$2,432$1,207
14 years$3,867$3,347$2,888$2,484$2,132$991
15 years$3,572$3,057$2,607$2,216$1,877$816
16 years$3,314$2,805$2,364$1,984$1,659$674
17 years$3,087$2,583$2,151$1,782$1,471$557
18 years$2,885$2,387$1,963$1,606$1,308$462
19 years$2,704$2,212$1,797$1,451$1,166$383
20 years$2,542$2,056$1,650$1,315$1,041$318
21 years$2,396$1,915$1,517$1,193$932$265
22 years$2,263$1,788$1,398$1,085$835$220
23 years$2,141$1,672$1,291$988$750$184
24 years$2,030$1,566$1,194$901$674$153
25 years$1,928$1,470$1,106$823$606$127
26 years$1,834$1,382$1,026$752$546$106
27 years$1,748$1,300$953$689$493$89
28 years$1,667$1,225$886$631$444$74
29 years$1,592$1,156$824$579$401$62
30 years$1,523$1,092$768$531$363$52
31 years$1,458$1,032$716$488$328$43
32 years$1,397$976$668$448$297$36
33 years$1,340$925$623$412$268$30
34 years$1,286$876$582$379$243$25
35 years$1,236$831$545$349$220$21
36 years$1,188$789$509$322$199$17
37 years$1,143$749$477$296$181$15
38 years$1,101$712$447$273$164$12
39 years$1,061$677$418$252$149$10
40 years$1,023$644$392$232$135$8
41 years$987$613$368$214$122$7
42 years$952$584$345$198$111$6
43 years$920$556$324$183$101$5
44 years$889$530$304$169$91$4
45 years$859$506$285$156$83$3
46 years$831$483$268$144$75$3
47 years$804$460$252$133$68$2
48 years$778$440$237$123$62$2
49 years$754$420$222$113$56$2
50 years$730$401$209$105$51$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $748,000, adding $5,432 every year, while hoping to spend $55,432 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: 44/40/16 Blend
51$748,000$748,000$748,000$748,000
52$829,899$790,255$778,661$862,361
53$855,570$769,998$745,767$865,379
54$882,001$746,891$709,913$862,700
55$909,211$720,735$670,942$858,609
56$937,221$691,321$628,688$852,999
57$966,048$658,427$582,980$845,758
58$995,712$621,817$533,638$836,768
59$1,026,233$581,245$480,473$825,903
60$1,057,629$536,446$423,289$813,029
61$1,089,920$487,144$361,881$798,005
62$1,123,122$433,045$296,035$780,683
63$1,157,256$373,839$225,527$760,903
64$1,192,337$309,199$150,124$738,499
65$1,228,384$238,778$69,581$713,292
66$1,265,412$162,211$0$685,097
67$1,303,437$79,111$0$656,509
68$1,342,472$0$0$637,382
69$1,382,530$0$0$620,459
70$1,423,623$0$0$638,813
71$1,465,759$0$0$657,622
72$1,508,947$0$0$676,891
73$1,553,190$0$0$696,618
74$1,598,492$0$0$716,805
75$1,644,852$0$0$737,448
76$1,692,264$0$0$758,544
77$1,740,721$0$0$780,087
78$1,790,210$0$0$802,068
79$1,840,712$0$0$824,478
80$1,892,205$0$0$847,302
81$1,944,657$0$0$870,524
82$1,998,033$0$0$894,124
83$2,052,286$0$0$918,078
84$2,107,362$0$0$942,357
85$2,163,197$0$0$966,927
86$2,219,714$0$0$991,749
87$2,276,827$0$0$1,016,779
88$2,334,432$0$0$1,041,963
89$2,392,412$0$0$1,067,243
90$2,450,631$0$0$1,092,549
91$2,508,936$0$0$1,117,805
92$2,567,151$0$0$1,142,923
93$2,625,077$0$0$1,167,802
94$2,682,487$0$0$1,192,330
95$2,739,127$0$0$1,216,380
96$2,794,710$0$0$1,239,811
97$2,848,912$0$0$1,262,461
98$2,901,371$0$0$1,284,151
99$2,951,679$0$0$1,304,681
100$2,999,382$0$0$1,323,825