Can I retire at age 52 with 781,000?

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 $781,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$64,494$63,920$63,359$62,812$62,278$60,068
2 years$31,928$31,333$30,757$30,198$29,656$27,454
3 years$21,074$20,477$19,902$19,348$18,815$16,689
4 years$15,648$15,052$14,483$13,939$13,419$11,385
5 years$12,393$11,801$11,240$10,707$10,201$8,265
6 years$10,224$9,637$9,083$8,562$8,072$6,235
7 years$8,675$8,093$7,548$7,040$6,564$4,827
8 years$7,514$6,937$6,402$5,905$5,446$3,805
9 years$6,612$6,040$5,514$5,030$4,586$3,041
10 years$5,890$5,324$4,807$4,336$3,908$2,455
11 years$5,300$4,740$4,232$3,774$3,361$1,998
12 years$4,809$4,254$3,756$3,310$2,912$1,636
13 years$4,393$3,844$3,356$2,922$2,540$1,346
14 years$4,037$3,494$3,015$2,594$2,226$1,112
15 years$3,729$3,192$2,722$2,313$1,960$922
16 years$3,460$2,929$2,468$2,071$1,732$766
17 years$3,223$2,697$2,246$1,861$1,536$638
18 years$3,012$2,492$2,050$1,677$1,366$532
19 years$2,824$2,310$1,877$1,516$1,217$445
20 years$2,654$2,147$1,722$1,373$1,087$372
21 years$2,501$1,999$1,584$1,246$973$312
22 years$2,363$1,866$1,460$1,133$872$261
23 years$2,236$1,746$1,348$1,032$783$219
24 years$2,120$1,636$1,247$941$704$184
25 years$2,014$1,535$1,155$859$633$154
26 years$1,915$1,443$1,071$786$570$130
27 years$1,825$1,358$995$719$514$109
28 years$1,741$1,279$925$659$464$92
29 years$1,663$1,207$860$604$419$77
30 years$1,590$1,140$801$554$379$65
31 years$1,522$1,077$747$509$342$54
32 years$1,458$1,019$697$468$310$46
33 years$1,399$965$651$430$280$38
34 years$1,343$915$608$396$254$32
35 years$1,290$868$569$365$230$27
36 years$1,240$824$532$336$208$23
37 years$1,194$782$498$309$189$19
38 years$1,149$744$466$285$171$16
39 years$1,107$707$437$263$155$14
40 years$1,068$673$409$242$141$11
41 years$1,030$640$384$224$128$10
42 years$994$610$360$206$116$8
43 years$960$581$338$191$105$7
44 years$928$554$317$176$95$6
45 years$897$528$298$163$87$5
46 years$868$504$280$150$79$4
47 years$840$481$263$139$71$3
48 years$813$459$247$128$65$3
49 years$787$438$232$118$59$2
50 years$763$419$218$109$54$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $781,000, adding $2,147 every year, while hoping to spend $41,870 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: 84/10/6 Blend
51$781,000$781,000$781,000$781,000
52$862,877$821,484$809,378$934,906
53$906,341$817,187$791,943$977,938
54$952,835$811,276$772,520$1,019,282
55$1,002,624$803,629$751,000$1,063,368
56$1,055,998$794,113$727,265$1,110,444
57$1,113,277$782,592$701,195$1,160,782
58$1,174,809$768,916$672,663$1,214,685
59$1,240,978$752,933$641,536$1,272,482
60$1,312,207$734,475$607,677$1,334,537
61$1,388,958$713,370$570,939$1,401,253
62$1,471,738$689,432$531,172$1,473,071
63$1,561,107$662,466$488,219$1,550,477
64$1,657,678$632,265$441,912$1,634,009
65$1,762,126$598,610$392,080$1,724,256
66$1,875,191$561,270$338,543$1,821,870
67$1,997,689$520,001$281,113$1,927,568
68$2,130,515$474,543$219,592$2,042,139
69$2,274,654$424,622$153,776$2,166,456
70$2,431,192$369,951$83,449$2,301,476
71$2,601,318$310,224$8,390$2,448,259
72$2,786,345$245,117$0$2,607,970
73$2,987,715$174,291$0$2,786,484
74$3,207,015$97,384$0$2,981,498
75$3,445,992$14,018$0$3,194,052
76$3,706,568$0$0$3,425,882
77$3,990,860$0$0$3,687,290
78$4,301,195$0$0$3,974,341
79$4,640,138$0$0$4,287,867
80$5,010,509$0$0$4,630,479
81$5,415,416$0$0$5,005,052
82$5,858,280$0$0$5,414,754
83$6,342,866$0$0$5,863,069
84$6,873,322$0$0$6,353,837
85$7,454,214$0$0$6,891,285
86$8,090,571$0$0$7,480,066
87$8,787,932$0$0$8,125,309
88$9,552,395$0$0$8,832,657
89$10,390,678$0$0$9,608,331
90$11,310,180$0$0$10,459,177
91$12,319,050$0$0$11,392,739
92$13,426,266$0$0$12,417,327
93$14,641,713$0$0$13,542,093
94$15,976,283$0$0$14,777,118
95$17,441,976$0$0$16,133,508
96$19,052,006$0$0$17,623,497
97$20,820,934$0$0$19,260,563
98$22,764,800$0$0$21,059,552
99$24,901,275$0$0$23,036,823
100$27,249,825$0$0$25,210,395