Can I retire at age 52 with 766,000?

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 $766,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$63,256$62,692$62,142$61,606$61,082$58,891
2 years$31,315$30,731$30,166$29,618$29,087$26,903
3 years$20,669$20,083$19,520$18,977$18,454$16,346
4 years$15,347$14,763$14,205$13,672$13,161$11,146
5 years$12,155$11,575$11,024$10,501$10,005$8,087
6 years$10,028$9,452$8,909$8,398$7,917$6,097
7 years$8,509$7,937$7,403$6,904$6,438$4,717
8 years$7,370$6,804$6,279$5,792$5,341$3,717
9 years$6,485$5,924$5,408$4,933$4,498$2,969
10 years$5,777$5,222$4,715$4,253$3,833$2,395
11 years$5,198$4,649$4,151$3,701$3,296$1,948
12 years$4,716$4,172$3,684$3,246$2,856$1,594
13 years$4,309$3,771$3,291$2,866$2,491$1,311
14 years$3,960$3,427$2,957$2,544$2,183$1,082
15 years$3,658$3,131$2,670$2,269$1,922$896
16 years$3,394$2,873$2,421$2,032$1,699$744
17 years$3,161$2,646$2,203$1,825$1,507$619
18 years$2,954$2,445$2,011$1,645$1,340$516
19 years$2,769$2,266$1,841$1,486$1,194$431
20 years$2,603$2,105$1,689$1,346$1,066$360
21 years$2,453$1,961$1,554$1,222$954$302
22 years$2,317$1,831$1,432$1,111$855$252
23 years$2,193$1,712$1,322$1,012$768$212
24 years$2,079$1,604$1,223$923$690$177
25 years$1,975$1,505$1,133$843$621$149
26 years$1,879$1,415$1,050$771$559$125
27 years$1,790$1,331$975$705$504$105
28 years$1,707$1,255$907$646$455$88
29 years$1,631$1,184$844$593$411$74
30 years$1,559$1,118$786$544$371$62
31 years$1,493$1,057$733$499$336$52
32 years$1,430$1,000$684$459$304$44
33 years$1,372$947$638$422$275$37
34 years$1,317$897$596$388$249$31
35 years$1,265$851$558$358$225$26
36 years$1,217$808$522$329$204$22
37 years$1,171$767$488$303$185$18
38 years$1,127$729$457$280$168$15
39 years$1,086$693$428$258$152$13
40 years$1,047$660$402$238$138$11
41 years$1,010$628$377$219$125$9
42 years$975$598$353$202$114$8
43 years$942$570$331$187$103$7
44 years$910$543$311$173$94$5
45 years$880$518$292$159$85$5
46 years$851$494$274$147$77$4
47 years$823$472$258$136$70$3
48 years$797$450$242$126$64$3
49 years$772$430$228$116$58$2
50 years$748$411$214$107$52$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $766,000, adding $4,019 every year, while hoping to spend $36,415 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: 59/31/10 Blend
51$766,000$766,000$766,000$766,000
52$848,278$807,680$795,807$896,103
53$896,057$808,511$783,721$929,565
54$947,489$808,162$770,010$961,571
55$1,002,908$806,537$754,580$995,580
56$1,062,681$803,534$737,336$1,031,786
57$1,127,212$799,045$718,174$1,070,408
58$1,196,943$792,953$696,988$1,111,684
59$1,272,362$785,139$673,667$1,155,881
60$1,354,003$775,471$648,096$1,203,291
61$1,442,455$763,813$620,151$1,254,241
62$1,538,365$750,019$589,706$1,309,091
63$1,642,445$733,936$556,627$1,368,240
64$1,755,476$715,401$520,776$1,432,129
65$1,878,320$694,241$482,007$1,501,247
66$2,011,923$670,274$440,169$1,576,135
67$2,157,328$643,305$395,103$1,657,390
68$2,315,679$613,131$346,643$1,745,674
69$2,488,239$579,535$294,616$1,841,720
70$2,676,395$542,288$238,841$1,946,337
71$2,881,675$501,148$179,131$2,060,420
72$3,105,761$455,860$115,287$2,184,958
73$3,350,504$406,152$47,104$2,321,047
74$3,617,941$351,739$0$2,469,896
75$3,910,316$292,319$0$2,635,580
76$4,230,098$227,573$0$2,822,382
77$4,580,008$157,163$0$3,026,929
78$4,963,039$80,735$0$3,251,051
79$5,382,489$0$0$3,496,770
80$5,841,989$0$0$3,767,031
81$6,345,539$0$0$4,093,443
82$6,897,543$0$0$4,451,327
83$7,502,850$0$0$4,843,836
84$8,166,805$0$0$5,274,444
85$8,895,291$0$0$5,746,974
86$9,694,789$0$0$6,265,640
87$10,572,440$0$0$6,835,083
88$11,536,108$0$0$7,460,415
89$12,594,457$0$0$8,147,268
90$13,757,030$0$0$8,901,846
91$15,034,340$0$0$9,730,982
92$16,437,970$0$0$10,642,207
93$17,980,678$0$0$11,643,814
94$19,676,524$0$0$12,744,943
95$21,540,993$0$0$13,955,660
96$23,591,147$0$0$15,287,059
97$25,845,786$0$0$16,751,360
98$28,325,621$0$0$18,362,028
99$31,053,472$0$0$20,133,898
100$34,054,480$0$0$22,083,316