Can I retire at age 52 with 804,000?

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 $804,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$66,394$65,802$65,225$64,662$64,112$61,690
2 years$32,868$32,256$31,663$31,088$30,530$28,118
3 years$21,694$21,080$20,488$19,918$19,369$17,043
4 years$16,109$15,496$14,910$14,350$13,814$11,592
5 years$12,758$12,149$11,571$11,022$10,501$8,388
6 years$10,525$9,920$9,351$8,814$8,309$6,307
7 years$8,931$8,331$7,771$7,247$6,758$4,866
8 years$7,736$7,141$6,590$6,079$5,606$3,823
9 years$6,806$6,218$5,676$5,178$4,721$3,044
10 years$6,063$5,481$4,949$4,464$4,023$2,448
11 years$5,456$4,879$4,357$3,885$3,460$1,984
12 years$4,950$4,379$3,866$3,407$2,998$1,618
13 years$4,523$3,958$3,454$3,008$2,614$1,326
14 years$4,156$3,597$3,104$2,670$2,292$1,091
15 years$3,839$3,286$2,802$2,381$2,018$900
16 years$3,562$3,015$2,541$2,132$1,783$745
17 years$3,318$2,777$2,312$1,916$1,581$618
18 years$3,101$2,566$2,110$1,727$1,406$513
19 years$2,907$2,378$1,932$1,560$1,253$427
20 years$2,733$2,210$1,773$1,413$1,119$355
21 years$2,575$2,058$1,631$1,282$1,002$296
22 years$2,432$1,921$1,503$1,166$898$247
23 years$2,302$1,797$1,388$1,062$806$206
24 years$2,182$1,684$1,284$969$724$172
25 years$2,073$1,580$1,189$884$652$144
26 years$1,972$1,485$1,103$809$587$120
27 years$1,878$1,398$1,024$740$529$101
28 years$1,792$1,317$952$678$478$84
29 years$1,712$1,242$886$622$431$70
30 years$1,637$1,173$825$571$390$59
31 years$1,567$1,109$769$524$352$49
32 years$1,501$1,049$718$482$319$41
33 years$1,440$994$670$443$288$35
34 years$1,382$942$626$408$261$29
35 years$1,328$893$585$375$237$24
36 years$1,277$848$548$346$214$20
37 years$1,229$805$513$318$194$17
38 years$1,183$765$480$293$176$14
39 years$1,140$728$450$271$160$12
40 years$1,099$692$421$250$145$10
41 years$1,060$659$395$230$131$8
42 years$1,024$628$371$213$119$7
43 years$989$598$348$196$108$6
44 years$955$570$327$181$98$5
45 years$924$544$307$167$89$4
46 years$893$519$288$155$81$3
47 years$864$495$271$143$74$3
48 years$837$473$254$132$67$2
49 years$810$451$239$122$61$2
50 years$785$431$225$113$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $804,000, adding $3,989 every year, while hoping to spend $51,663 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: 45/50/5 Blend
51$804,000$804,000$804,000$804,000
52$890,123$847,511$835,049$928,786
53$925,946$834,070$808,054$942,364
54$963,692$818,239$778,423$951,373
55$1,003,502$799,846$746,014$959,921
56$1,045,530$778,709$710,676$967,984
57$1,089,945$754,636$672,254$975,535
58$1,136,930$727,424$630,585$982,549
59$1,186,685$696,856$585,498$989,006
60$1,239,430$662,705$536,815$994,885
61$1,295,403$624,729$484,350$1,000,167
62$1,354,867$582,673$427,908$1,004,840
63$1,418,107$536,268$367,287$1,008,893
64$1,485,436$485,227$302,273$1,012,322
65$1,557,197$429,250$232,646$1,015,125
66$1,633,765$368,017$158,174$1,017,312
67$1,715,552$301,193$78,616$1,018,897
68$1,803,009$228,422$0$1,019,903
69$1,896,628$149,327$0$1,020,702
70$1,996,953$63,513$0$1,025,502
71$2,104,578$0$0$1,030,179
72$2,220,154$0$0$1,051,023
73$2,344,397$0$0$1,111,062
74$2,478,094$0$0$1,175,739
75$2,622,107$0$0$1,245,480
76$2,777,383$0$0$1,320,755
77$2,944,964$0$0$1,402,077
78$3,125,993$0$0$1,490,012
79$3,321,727$0$0$1,585,181
80$3,533,548$0$0$1,688,268
81$3,762,974$0$0$1,800,024
82$4,011,676$0$0$1,921,275
83$4,281,488$0$0$2,052,929
84$4,574,431$0$0$2,195,987
85$4,892,726$0$0$2,351,546
86$5,238,815$0$0$2,520,817
87$5,615,387$0$0$2,705,130
88$6,025,399$0$0$2,905,949
89$6,472,105$0$0$3,124,886
90$6,959,087$0$0$3,363,715
91$7,490,286$0$0$3,624,387
92$8,070,041$0$0$3,909,051
93$8,703,127$0$0$4,220,072
94$9,394,800$0$0$4,560,055
95$10,150,849$0$0$4,931,867
96$10,977,645$0$0$5,338,663
97$11,882,203$0$0$5,783,922
98$12,872,249$0$0$6,271,469
99$13,956,288$0$0$6,805,520
100$15,143,689$0$0$7,390,716