Can I retire at age 52 with 789,000?

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 $789,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$65,155$64,575$64,008$63,456$62,916$61,098
2 years$32,255$31,654$31,072$30,508$29,960$28,143
3 years$21,290$20,686$20,106$19,546$19,008$17,248
4 years$15,808$15,207$14,632$14,082$13,557$11,868
5 years$12,520$11,922$11,355$10,816$10,305$8,693
6 years$10,329$9,735$9,176$8,650$8,154$6,619
7 years$8,764$8,176$7,626$7,112$6,632$5,174
8 years$7,591$7,008$6,467$5,966$5,502$4,121
9 years$6,679$6,102$5,570$5,082$4,633$3,327
10 years$5,950$5,378$4,856$4,380$3,948$2,715
11 years$5,354$4,788$4,275$3,812$3,395$2,234
12 years$4,858$4,298$3,794$3,344$2,942$1,850
13 years$4,438$3,884$3,390$2,952$2,566$1,540
14 years$4,079$3,530$3,046$2,621$2,249$1,287
15 years$3,768$3,225$2,750$2,337$1,980$1,080
16 years$3,496$2,959$2,493$2,093$1,750$908
17 years$3,256$2,725$2,269$1,880$1,552$766
18 years$3,043$2,518$2,071$1,694$1,380$647
19 years$2,853$2,334$1,896$1,531$1,230$548
20 years$2,682$2,169$1,740$1,387$1,098$464
21 years$2,527$2,020$1,600$1,258$983$394
22 years$2,387$1,885$1,475$1,144$881$335
23 years$2,259$1,763$1,362$1,042$791$284
24 years$2,142$1,652$1,260$950$711$242
25 years$2,034$1,551$1,167$868$640$206
26 years$1,935$1,457$1,082$794$576$175
27 years$1,843$1,371$1,005$726$520$149
28 years$1,759$1,292$934$666$469$127
29 years$1,680$1,219$869$610$423$108
30 years$1,606$1,151$810$560$382$93
31 years$1,537$1,088$755$514$346$79
32 years$1,473$1,030$704$473$313$67
33 years$1,413$975$658$435$283$57
34 years$1,356$924$614$400$256$49
35 years$1,303$877$574$368$232$42
36 years$1,253$832$537$339$210$36
37 years$1,206$790$503$312$191$30
38 years$1,161$751$471$288$173$26
39 years$1,119$714$441$266$157$22
40 years$1,079$680$414$245$142$19
41 years$1,041$647$388$226$129$16
42 years$1,005$616$364$209$117$14
43 years$970$587$341$193$106$12
44 years$937$560$320$178$96$10
45 years$906$534$301$164$88$9
46 years$877$509$283$152$79$7
47 years$848$486$265$140$72$6
48 years$821$464$249$129$66$5
49 years$795$443$234$120$60$5
50 years$770$423$220$111$54$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $789,000, adding $2,834 every year, while hoping to spend $22,975 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: 67/13/20 Blend
51$789,000$789,000$789,000$789,000
52$872,401$830,584$818,355$926,311
53$936,941$846,838$821,324$979,022
54$1,007,294$863,117$823,624$1,033,724
55$1,084,028$879,401$825,205$1,092,993
56$1,167,770$895,663$826,021$1,157,276
57$1,259,209$911,876$826,019$1,227,068
58$1,359,102$928,012$825,145$1,302,914
59$1,468,286$944,040$823,342$1,385,415
60$1,587,679$959,926$820,552$1,475,233
61$1,718,293$975,633$816,711$1,573,096
62$1,861,243$991,123$811,755$1,679,810
63$2,017,756$1,006,354$805,615$1,796,261
64$2,189,183$1,021,281$798,219$1,923,425
65$2,377,013$1,035,857$789,492$2,062,379
66$2,582,884$1,050,030$779,356$2,214,310
67$2,808,601$1,063,745$767,728$2,380,527
68$3,056,153$1,076,943$754,522$2,562,471
69$3,327,729$1,089,562$739,646$2,761,733
70$3,625,741$1,101,534$723,008$2,980,064
71$3,952,846$1,112,788$704,508$3,219,395
72$4,311,970$1,123,248$684,043$3,481,856
73$4,706,336$1,132,833$661,503$3,769,794
74$5,139,496$1,141,455$636,777$4,085,794
75$5,615,361$1,149,023$609,746$4,432,710
76$6,138,241$1,155,438$580,286$4,813,682
77$6,712,883$1,160,596$548,267$5,232,177
78$7,344,518$1,164,386$513,554$5,692,012
79$8,038,908$1,166,690$476,007$6,197,397
80$8,802,400$1,167,382$435,478$6,752,971
81$9,641,990$1,166,329$391,811$7,363,849
82$10,565,383$1,163,389$344,847$8,035,668
83$11,581,069$1,158,412$294,417$8,774,641
84$12,698,403$1,151,239$240,344$9,587,618
85$13,927,691$1,141,701$182,447$10,482,146
86$15,280,289$1,129,617$120,532$11,466,547
87$16,768,709$1,114,799$54,400$12,549,991
88$18,406,738$1,097,045$0$13,742,588
89$20,209,565$1,076,140$0$15,058,930
90$22,193,930$1,051,860$0$16,520,459
91$24,378,273$1,023,963$0$18,129,139
92$26,782,917$992,198$0$19,899,939
93$29,430,254$956,295$0$21,849,354
94$32,344,957$915,970$0$23,995,563
95$35,554,213$870,923$0$26,358,598
96$39,087,981$820,836$0$28,960,535
97$42,979,271$765,373$0$31,825,700
98$47,264,458$704,178$0$34,980,903
99$51,983,625$636,876$0$38,455,685
100$57,180,941$563,068$0$42,282,604