Can I retire at age 52 with 779,000?

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 $779,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$64,329$63,756$63,197$62,651$62,119$59,938
2 years$31,846$31,253$30,678$30,121$29,580$27,407
3 years$21,020$20,424$19,851$19,299$18,767$16,668
4 years$15,608$15,014$14,446$13,904$13,385$11,377
5 years$12,361$11,771$11,211$10,679$10,175$8,263
6 years$10,198$9,612$9,060$8,540$8,051$6,237
7 years$8,653$8,072$7,529$7,021$6,548$4,831
8 years$7,495$6,919$6,385$5,890$5,432$3,811
9 years$6,595$6,025$5,500$5,017$4,574$3,047
10 years$5,875$5,310$4,795$4,325$3,898$2,462
11 years$5,286$4,727$4,221$3,764$3,352$2,005
12 years$4,796$4,243$3,746$3,301$2,905$1,643
13 years$4,382$3,835$3,347$2,915$2,533$1,353
14 years$4,027$3,485$3,007$2,587$2,221$1,118
15 years$3,720$3,184$2,715$2,307$1,955$928
16 years$3,451$2,921$2,462$2,066$1,728$771
17 years$3,215$2,690$2,240$1,856$1,532$643
18 years$3,004$2,486$2,045$1,673$1,362$537
19 years$2,816$2,304$1,872$1,512$1,214$449
20 years$2,648$2,141$1,718$1,369$1,085$376
21 years$2,495$1,994$1,580$1,243$971$315
22 years$2,356$1,862$1,456$1,130$870$264
23 years$2,230$1,741$1,345$1,029$781$222
24 years$2,115$1,631$1,244$938$702$186
25 years$2,008$1,531$1,152$857$632$156
26 years$1,911$1,439$1,068$784$569$131
27 years$1,820$1,354$992$717$513$111
28 years$1,736$1,276$922$657$463$93
29 years$1,658$1,204$858$603$418$78
30 years$1,586$1,137$799$553$378$66
31 years$1,518$1,075$745$508$341$55
32 years$1,455$1,017$695$467$309$47
33 years$1,395$963$649$429$279$39
34 years$1,339$913$607$395$253$33
35 years$1,287$866$567$364$229$28
36 years$1,237$822$531$335$208$23
37 years$1,191$780$497$309$188$20
38 years$1,146$742$465$284$171$17
39 years$1,105$705$436$262$155$14
40 years$1,065$671$408$242$140$12
41 years$1,027$639$383$223$127$10
42 years$992$608$359$206$116$8
43 years$958$580$337$190$105$7
44 years$926$552$316$176$95$6
45 years$895$527$297$162$86$5
46 years$865$503$279$150$78$4
47 years$837$480$262$138$71$4
48 years$811$458$246$128$65$3
49 years$785$437$232$118$59$3
50 years$761$418$218$109$53$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $779,000, adding $3,468 every year, while hoping to spend $42,345 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: 48/23/29 Blend
51$779,000$779,000$779,000$779,000
52$862,035$820,748$808,674$896,126
53$904,908$815,910$790,710$915,654
54$950,735$809,416$770,724$932,437
55$999,772$801,139$748,606$949,852
56$1,052,301$790,947$724,236$967,980
57$1,108,630$778,698$697,492$986,914
58$1,169,098$764,242$668,246$1,006,758
59$1,234,076$747,420$636,363$1,027,630
60$1,303,973$728,065$601,702$1,049,664
61$1,379,236$705,998$564,117$1,073,010
62$1,460,356$681,030$523,453$1,097,835
63$1,547,875$652,963$479,552$1,124,331
64$1,642,386$621,586$432,244$1,152,709
65$1,744,540$586,675$381,355$1,183,209
66$1,855,056$547,994$326,703$1,216,099
67$1,974,719$505,293$268,095$1,251,676
68$2,104,398$458,310$205,333$1,290,278
69$2,245,043$406,764$138,209$1,332,278
70$2,397,704$350,362$66,505$1,378,093
71$2,563,531$288,791$0$1,428,191
72$2,743,793$221,723$0$1,486,190
73$2,939,882$148,810$0$1,571,734
74$3,153,334$69,686$0$1,664,945
75$3,385,836$0$0$1,766,621
76$3,639,246$0$0$1,881,705
77$3,915,606$0$0$2,026,525
78$4,217,168$0$0$2,184,632
79$4,546,408$0$0$2,357,335
80$4,906,051$0$0$2,546,074
81$5,299,100$0$0$2,752,437
82$5,728,857$0$0$2,978,168
83$6,198,960$0$0$3,225,190
84$6,713,416$0$0$3,495,622
85$7,276,634$0$0$3,791,793
86$7,893,471$0$0$4,116,272
87$8,569,277$0$0$4,471,886
88$9,309,941$0$0$4,861,748
89$10,121,950$0$0$5,289,289
90$11,012,450$0$0$5,758,286
91$11,989,309$0$0$6,272,900
92$13,061,197$0$0$6,837,713
93$14,237,659$0$0$7,457,774
94$15,529,214$0$0$8,138,643
95$16,947,446$0$0$8,886,447
96$18,505,116$0$0$9,707,933
97$20,216,284$0$0$10,610,535
98$22,096,435$0$0$11,602,443
99$24,162,631$0$0$12,692,680
100$26,433,669$0$0$13,891,184