Can I retire at age 52 with 816,000?

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 $816,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$67,385$66,784$66,199$65,627$65,069$63,265
2 years$33,359$32,737$32,135$31,551$30,985$29,181
3 years$22,018$21,394$20,794$20,215$19,658$17,911
4 years$16,349$15,727$15,132$14,564$14,020$12,343
5 years$12,949$12,330$11,743$11,187$10,658$9,055
6 years$10,682$10,069$9,490$8,946$8,433$6,906
7 years$9,064$8,456$7,887$7,355$6,859$5,408
8 years$7,851$7,248$6,688$6,170$5,690$4,314
9 years$6,908$6,311$5,761$5,255$4,792$3,490
10 years$6,154$5,563$5,022$4,530$4,083$2,853
11 years$5,538$4,952$4,422$3,943$3,511$2,352
12 years$5,024$4,445$3,924$3,458$3,043$1,951
13 years$4,590$4,017$3,506$3,053$2,653$1,628
14 years$4,218$3,651$3,150$2,710$2,326$1,364
15 years$3,897$3,335$2,844$2,417$2,048$1,146
16 years$3,615$3,060$2,579$2,164$1,810$966
17 years$3,367$2,818$2,346$1,944$1,605$817
18 years$3,147$2,604$2,142$1,752$1,427$692
19 years$2,950$2,413$1,961$1,583$1,272$587
20 years$2,773$2,243$1,800$1,434$1,136$498
21 years$2,613$2,089$1,655$1,302$1,017$424
22 years$2,468$1,950$1,526$1,183$911$361
23 years$2,336$1,824$1,409$1,078$818$307
24 years$2,215$1,709$1,303$983$735$262
25 years$2,104$1,604$1,207$898$662$224
26 years$2,001$1,507$1,119$821$596$191
27 years$1,907$1,418$1,039$751$537$163
28 years$1,819$1,337$966$688$485$139
29 years$1,737$1,261$899$631$438$119
30 years$1,661$1,191$837$579$396$102
31 years$1,590$1,126$781$532$358$87
32 years$1,524$1,065$728$489$324$74
33 years$1,461$1,009$680$450$293$64
34 years$1,403$956$635$414$265$54
35 years$1,348$907$594$381$240$47
36 years$1,296$861$556$351$218$40
37 years$1,247$817$520$323$197$34
38 years$1,201$777$487$298$179$29
39 years$1,157$739$456$275$162$25
40 years$1,116$703$428$253$147$21
41 years$1,076$669$401$234$133$18
42 years$1,039$637$376$216$121$16
43 years$1,003$607$353$199$110$13
44 years$970$579$331$184$100$11
45 years$937$552$311$170$91$10
46 years$907$526$292$157$82$8
47 years$877$502$275$145$75$7
48 years$849$480$258$134$68$6
49 years$822$458$243$124$62$5
50 years$797$437$228$114$56$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $816,000, adding $2,658 every year, while hoping to spend $51,420 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: 52/22/26 Blend
51$816,000$816,000$816,000$816,000
52$901,974$858,726$846,078$942,194
53$939,265$846,093$819,711$957,730
54$978,636$831,117$790,737$969,175
55$1,020,245$813,631$759,015$980,588
56$1,064,265$793,453$724,397$991,987
57$1,110,883$770,396$686,728$1,003,395
58$1,160,306$744,258$645,846$1,014,840
59$1,212,757$714,826$601,582$1,026,356
60$1,268,482$681,877$553,759$1,037,985
61$1,327,750$645,172$502,192$1,049,776
62$1,390,855$604,459$446,690$1,061,788
63$1,458,118$559,474$387,050$1,074,090
64$1,529,892$509,934$323,062$1,086,763
65$1,606,562$455,542$254,506$1,099,900
66$1,688,553$395,985$181,154$1,113,610
67$1,776,328$330,931$102,764$1,128,018
68$1,870,395$260,028$19,089$1,143,268
69$1,971,313$182,907$0$1,159,524
70$2,079,693$99,176$0$1,196,451
71$2,196,209$8,423$0$1,241,702
72$2,321,598$0$0$1,290,299
73$2,456,669$0$0$1,364,334
74$2,602,314$0$0$1,446,426
75$2,759,508$0$0$1,535,094
76$2,929,327$0$0$1,630,951
77$3,112,950$0$0$1,734,673
78$3,311,675$0$0$1,847,001
79$3,526,928$0$0$1,968,752
80$3,760,277$0$0$2,100,822
81$4,013,446$0$0$2,244,198
82$4,288,331$0$0$2,399,965
83$4,587,018$0$0$2,569,316
84$4,911,801$0$0$2,753,564
85$5,265,205$0$0$2,954,154
86$5,650,007$0$0$3,172,675
87$6,069,262$0$0$3,410,878
88$6,526,335$0$0$3,670,687
89$7,024,926$0$0$3,954,221
90$7,569,110$0$0$4,263,813
91$8,163,372$0$0$4,602,031
92$8,812,648$0$0$4,971,701
93$9,522,374$0$0$5,375,935
94$10,298,532$0$0$5,818,161
95$11,147,713$0$0$6,302,151
96$12,077,170$0$0$6,832,061
97$13,094,892$0$0$7,412,464
98$14,209,676$0$0$8,048,400
99$15,431,210$0$0$8,745,416
100$16,770,163$0$0$9,509,625