Can I retire at age 52 with 831,000?

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 $831,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$68,623$68,012$67,416$66,833$66,265$65,302
2 years$33,972$33,339$32,726$32,131$31,555$30,586
3 years$22,423$21,788$21,176$20,587$20,020$19,076
4 years$16,650$16,016$15,411$14,832$14,278$13,367
5 years$13,187$12,557$11,959$11,392$10,854$9,978
6 years$10,879$10,254$9,665$9,110$8,588$7,748
7 years$9,231$8,611$8,032$7,490$6,985$6,180
8 years$7,995$7,381$6,811$6,283$5,794$5,026
9 years$7,035$6,427$5,867$5,352$4,880$4,147
10 years$6,267$5,665$5,115$4,613$4,158$3,460
11 years$5,639$5,043$4,503$4,015$3,576$2,913
12 years$5,117$4,526$3,996$3,522$3,099$2,469
13 years$4,674$4,090$3,570$3,109$2,702$2,105
14 years$4,296$3,718$3,208$2,760$2,369$1,804
15 years$3,968$3,397$2,896$2,461$2,086$1,551
16 years$3,682$3,116$2,626$2,204$1,843$1,339
17 years$3,429$2,870$2,390$1,980$1,634$1,159
18 years$3,205$2,652$2,181$1,785$1,453$1,005
19 years$3,004$2,458$1,997$1,613$1,295$874
20 years$2,824$2,284$1,833$1,460$1,157$761
21 years$2,662$2,127$1,686$1,325$1,035$664
22 years$2,514$1,986$1,554$1,205$928$579
23 years$2,379$1,857$1,435$1,098$833$507
24 years$2,256$1,740$1,327$1,001$749$443
25 years$2,142$1,633$1,229$914$674$388
26 years$2,038$1,535$1,140$836$607$340
27 years$1,942$1,444$1,058$765$547$298
28 years$1,852$1,361$984$701$494$262
29 years$1,769$1,284$915$643$446$230
30 years$1,692$1,213$853$590$403$202
31 years$1,619$1,146$795$542$364$177
32 years$1,552$1,085$742$498$329$156
33 years$1,488$1,027$693$458$298$137
34 years$1,429$974$647$421$270$121
35 years$1,373$923$605$388$244$106
36 years$1,320$876$566$357$222$93
37 years$1,270$832$530$329$201$82
38 years$1,223$791$496$303$182$72
39 years$1,178$752$465$280$165$64
40 years$1,136$716$436$258$150$56
41 years$1,096$681$408$238$136$49
42 years$1,058$649$383$220$123$43
43 years$1,022$618$360$203$112$38
44 years$987$589$337$187$102$34
45 years$955$562$317$173$92$30
46 years$923$536$298$160$84$26
47 years$893$512$280$148$76$23
48 years$865$488$263$136$69$20
49 years$837$466$247$126$63$18
50 years$811$445$232$116$57$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $831,000, adding $5,238 every year, while hoping to spend $34,076 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: 76/8/16 Blend
51$831,000$831,000$831,000$831,000
52$921,165$877,122$864,241$987,544
53$978,867$883,844$856,937$1,038,843
54$1,041,313$889,754$848,246$1,090,301
55$1,108,950$894,775$838,085$1,145,792
56$1,182,271$898,827$826,369$1,205,708
57$1,261,818$901,825$813,007$1,270,480
58$1,348,185$903,676$797,905$1,340,585
59$1,442,027$904,284$780,962$1,416,545
60$1,544,067$903,546$762,077$1,498,940
61$1,655,095$901,353$741,140$1,588,405
62$1,775,984$897,589$718,038$1,685,643
63$1,907,695$892,131$692,652$1,791,428
64$2,051,282$884,848$664,859$1,906,614
65$2,207,909$875,602$634,527$2,032,140
66$2,378,855$864,245$601,523$2,169,043
67$2,565,528$850,623$565,704$2,318,468
68$2,769,478$834,570$526,922$2,481,674
69$2,992,413$815,913$485,022$2,660,050
70$3,236,212$794,465$439,843$2,855,128
71$3,502,943$770,031$391,215$3,068,597
72$3,794,884$742,404$338,962$3,302,318
73$4,114,545$711,364$282,900$3,558,344
74$4,464,688$676,680$222,836$3,838,937
75$4,848,354$638,106$158,569$4,146,591
76$5,268,895$595,382$89,890$4,484,056
77$5,730,001$548,234$16,580$4,854,365
78$6,235,735$496,371$0$5,260,857
79$6,790,574$439,488$0$5,717,744
80$7,399,449$377,259$0$6,222,266
81$8,067,790$309,342$0$6,776,108
82$8,801,581$235,376$0$7,384,251
83$9,607,411$154,978$0$8,052,182
84$10,492,540$67,745$0$8,785,947
85$11,464,964$0$0$9,592,208
86$12,533,495$0$0$10,480,659
87$13,707,838$0$0$11,463,678
88$14,998,685$0$0$12,544,256
89$16,417,818$0$0$13,732,259
90$17,978,213$0$0$15,038,554
91$19,694,171$0$0$16,475,119
92$21,581,446$0$0$18,055,146
93$23,657,394$0$0$19,793,172
94$25,941,140$0$0$21,705,214
95$28,453,755$0$0$23,808,917
96$31,218,455$0$0$26,123,726
97$34,260,821$0$0$28,671,064
98$37,609,038$0$0$31,474,537
99$41,294,162$0$0$34,560,152
100$45,350,412$0$0$37,956,570