Can I retire at age 52 with 800,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$61,238
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$27,835
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$16,824
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$11,408
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$8,229
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$6,167
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$4,741
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$3,712
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$2,944
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$2,359
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$1,905
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$1,547
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$1,263
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,034
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$850
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$700
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$578
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$478
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$396
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$328
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$272
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$226
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$188
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$156
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$130
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$108
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$90
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$75
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$62
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$52
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$43
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$36
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$30
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$25
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$21
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$17
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$14
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$12
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$10
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$8
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$7
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$6
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$5
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$4
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$3
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$3
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$2
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$2
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$2
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $800,000, adding $3,611 every year, while hoping to spend $39,583 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$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
52$885,325$842,925$830,525$924,499
53$933,512$842,112$816,231$951,262
54$985,287$839,933$800,132$976,055
55$1,040,976$836,278$782,126$1,002,236
56$1,100,932$831,033$762,104$1,029,953
57$1,165,549$824,075$739,956$1,059,374
58$1,235,254$815,275$715,564$1,090,681
59$1,310,521$804,493$688,806$1,124,082
60$1,391,866$791,586$659,553$1,159,806
61$1,479,860$776,397$627,672$1,198,107
62$1,575,130$758,765$593,023$1,239,270
63$1,678,363$738,514$555,459$1,283,611
64$1,790,317$715,462$514,828$1,331,480
65$1,911,824$689,415$470,969$1,383,267
66$2,043,800$660,166$423,717$1,439,405
67$2,187,252$627,499$372,896$1,500,375
68$2,343,288$591,183$318,324$1,566,710
69$2,513,128$550,975$259,812$1,639,003
70$2,698,112$506,617$197,161$1,717,910
71$2,899,717$457,839$130,163$1,804,160
72$3,119,567$404,352$58,603$1,898,559
73$3,359,450$345,853$0$2,002,003
74$3,621,334$282,020$0$2,120,601
75$3,907,386$212,515$0$2,268,683
76$4,219,991$136,979$0$2,430,636
77$4,561,774$55,035$0$2,607,880
78$4,935,626$0$0$2,801,984
79$5,344,731$0$0$3,022,470
80$5,792,593$0$0$3,277,844
81$6,283,071$0$0$3,557,599
82$6,820,417$0$0$3,864,170
83$7,409,311$0$0$4,200,237
84$8,054,909$0$0$4,568,754
85$8,762,887$0$0$4,972,973
86$9,539,501$0$0$5,416,475
87$10,391,637$0$0$5,903,207
88$11,326,883$0$0$6,437,514
89$12,353,596$0$0$7,024,185
90$13,480,981$0$0$7,668,492
91$14,719,181$0$0$8,376,245
92$16,079,366$0$0$9,153,845
93$17,573,843$0$0$10,008,342
94$19,216,169$0$0$10,947,502
95$21,021,281$0$0$11,979,883
96$23,005,635$0$0$13,114,913
97$25,187,358$0$0$14,362,978
98$27,586,424$0$0$15,735,522
99$30,224,838$0$0$17,245,152
100$33,126,846$0$0$18,905,759