Can I retire at age 52 with 780,000?

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 $780,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$64,412$63,838$63,278$62,732$62,198$61,319
2 years$31,887$31,293$30,718$30,160$29,618$28,735
3 years$21,047$20,450$19,876$19,323$18,791$17,930
4 years$15,628$15,033$14,465$13,921$13,402$12,570
5 years$12,377$11,786$11,225$10,693$10,188$9,388
6 years$10,211$9,624$9,072$8,551$8,061$7,294
7 years$8,664$8,082$7,539$7,031$6,556$5,821
8 years$7,505$6,928$6,393$5,898$5,439$4,737
9 years$6,603$6,032$5,507$5,024$4,580$3,911
10 years$5,882$5,317$4,801$4,330$3,903$3,265
11 years$5,293$4,734$4,227$3,769$3,356$2,750
12 years$4,803$4,249$3,751$3,306$2,909$2,333
13 years$4,388$3,839$3,351$2,918$2,536$1,990
14 years$4,032$3,490$3,011$2,591$2,223$1,706
15 years$3,725$3,188$2,719$2,310$1,958$1,469
16 years$3,456$2,925$2,465$2,069$1,730$1,268
17 years$3,219$2,694$2,243$1,859$1,534$1,098
18 years$3,008$2,489$2,047$1,675$1,364$954
19 years$2,820$2,307$1,874$1,514$1,216$830
20 years$2,651$2,144$1,720$1,371$1,086$723
21 years$2,498$1,997$1,582$1,244$972$631
22 years$2,359$1,864$1,458$1,131$871$551
23 years$2,233$1,743$1,346$1,030$782$482
24 years$2,117$1,633$1,245$940$703$422
25 years$2,011$1,533$1,153$858$632$370
26 years$1,913$1,441$1,070$785$570$325
27 years$1,822$1,356$993$718$514$285
28 years$1,738$1,278$923$658$463$250
29 years$1,660$1,205$859$603$418$220
30 years$1,588$1,138$800$554$378$193
31 years$1,520$1,076$746$509$342$170
32 years$1,456$1,018$696$467$309$150
33 years$1,397$964$650$430$280$132
34 years$1,341$914$607$395$253$116
35 years$1,288$867$568$364$229$102
36 years$1,239$823$531$335$208$90
37 years$1,192$781$497$309$188$79
38 years$1,148$743$466$285$171$70
39 years$1,106$706$436$263$155$61
40 years$1,066$672$409$242$141$54
41 years$1,029$639$383$223$127$48
42 years$993$609$360$206$116$42
43 years$959$580$337$190$105$37
44 years$927$553$317$176$95$33
45 years$896$527$297$162$87$29
46 years$867$503$279$150$79$25
47 years$839$480$262$139$71$22
48 years$812$458$247$128$65$20
49 years$786$438$232$118$59$17
50 years$762$418$218$109$53$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $780,000, adding $4,140 every year, while hoping to spend $30,375 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: 52/21/27 Blend
51$780,000$780,000$780,000$780,000
52$863,830$822,490$810,400$902,025
53$919,622$830,474$805,230$936,960
54$980,087$837,830$798,868$971,528
55$1,045,669$844,497$791,244$1,008,526
56$1,116,857$850,407$782,280$1,048,199
57$1,194,189$855,490$771,899$1,090,817
58$1,278,257$859,669$760,018$1,136,679
59$1,369,710$862,864$746,550$1,186,117
60$1,469,265$864,989$731,404$1,239,497
61$1,577,711$865,954$714,486$1,297,224
62$1,695,912$865,661$695,697$1,359,745
63$1,824,825$864,008$674,933$1,427,556
64$1,965,499$860,886$652,084$1,501,205
65$2,119,089$856,178$627,038$1,581,296
66$2,286,868$849,764$599,677$1,668,499
67$2,470,238$841,511$569,875$1,763,553
68$2,670,739$831,282$537,503$1,867,276
69$2,890,071$818,931$502,425$1,980,570
70$3,130,102$804,303$464,500$2,104,433
71$3,392,892$787,233$423,580$2,239,968
72$3,680,707$767,547$379,510$2,388,392
73$3,996,044$745,062$332,129$2,551,051
74$4,341,652$719,582$281,267$2,729,429
75$4,720,560$690,900$226,748$2,925,169
76$5,136,102$658,799$168,390$3,140,080
77$5,591,952$623,048$105,998$3,376,165
78$6,092,155$583,402$39,374$3,635,632
79$6,641,169$539,603$0$3,920,920
80$7,243,902$491,377$0$4,243,860
81$7,905,762$438,436$0$4,610,984
82$8,632,705$380,475$0$5,014,282
83$9,431,295$317,172$0$5,457,443
84$10,308,759$248,185$0$5,944,534
85$11,273,061$173,156$0$6,480,040
86$12,332,976$91,703$0$7,068,903
87$13,498,170$3,426$0$7,716,573
88$14,779,291$0$0$8,429,060
89$16,188,071$0$0$9,234,269
90$17,737,439$0$0$10,120,790
91$19,441,634$0$0$11,095,993
92$21,316,349$0$0$12,168,868
93$23,378,873$0$0$13,349,319
94$25,648,254$0$0$14,648,262
95$28,145,481$0$0$16,077,723
96$30,893,680$0$0$17,650,952
97$33,918,333$0$0$19,382,550
98$37,247,515$0$0$21,288,603
99$40,912,163$0$0$23,386,838
100$44,946,366$0$0$25,696,787