Can I retire at age 52 with 820,000?

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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$65,085
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$30,831
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$19,456
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$13,799
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$10,430
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$8,204
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$6,632
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$5,468
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$4,576
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$3,873
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$3,309
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$2,848
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$2,467
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$2,147
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$1,877
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$1,646
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$1,449
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$1,279
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$1,131
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$1,002
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$890
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$791
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$704
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$628
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$560
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$500
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$447
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$400
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$358
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$321
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$287
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$258
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$231
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$207
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$186
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$167
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$150
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$135
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$121
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$109
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$98
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$88
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$79
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$71
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$64
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$57
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$52
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$46
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$42
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $820,000, adding $4,307 every year, while hoping to spend $52,995 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: 59/11/30 Blend
51$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
52$908,083$864,623$851,913$953,986
53$944,321$850,603$824,065$971,895
54$982,479$834,120$793,509$985,463
55$1,022,697$814,997$760,097$999,185
56$1,065,128$793,048$723,676$1,013,090
57$1,109,938$768,073$684,086$1,027,215
58$1,157,307$739,865$641,158$1,041,601
59$1,207,433$708,199$594,718$1,056,296
60$1,260,533$672,843$544,583$1,071,359
61$1,316,843$633,547$490,562$1,086,853
62$1,376,620$590,050$432,454$1,102,856
63$1,440,146$542,073$370,052$1,119,453
64$1,507,729$489,324$303,138$1,136,744
65$1,579,708$431,491$231,483$1,154,842
66$1,656,452$368,247$154,851$1,173,877
67$1,738,365$299,247$72,994$1,193,995
68$1,825,892$224,123$0$1,215,361
69$1,919,518$142,490$0$1,242,762
70$2,019,776$53,940$0$1,297,047
71$2,127,252$0$0$1,355,154
72$2,242,586$0$0$1,422,527
73$2,366,482$0$0$1,501,962
74$2,499,713$0$0$1,587,430
75$2,643,127$0$0$1,679,483
76$2,797,655$0$0$1,778,725
77$2,964,320$0$0$1,885,820
78$3,144,246$0$0$2,001,496
79$3,338,668$0$0$2,126,556
80$3,548,943$0$0$2,261,881
81$3,776,562$0$0$2,408,439
82$4,023,166$0$0$2,567,295
83$4,290,557$0$0$2,739,620
84$4,580,718$0$0$2,926,701
85$4,895,830$0$0$3,129,956
86$5,238,292$0$0$3,350,942
87$5,610,743$0$0$3,591,373
88$6,016,085$0$0$3,853,134
89$6,457,512$0$0$4,138,302
90$6,938,541$0$0$4,449,159
91$7,463,039$0$0$4,788,220
92$8,035,264$0$0$5,158,250
93$8,659,902$0$0$5,562,295
94$9,342,112$0$0$6,003,706
95$10,087,573$0$0$6,486,174
96$10,902,537$0$0$7,013,761
97$11,793,887$0$0$7,590,941
98$12,769,202$0$0$8,222,640
99$13,836,829$0$0$8,914,280
100$15,005,955$0$0$9,671,835