Can I retire at age 52 with 833,000?

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 $833,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$68,788$68,176$67,578$66,994$66,425$64,845
2 years$34,054$33,419$32,805$32,209$31,631$30,049
3 years$22,477$21,840$21,227$20,637$20,068$18,533
4 years$16,690$16,055$15,448$14,867$14,313$12,836
5 years$13,218$12,587$11,988$11,420$10,880$9,466
6 years$10,905$10,278$9,688$9,132$8,609$7,260
7 years$9,253$8,632$8,051$7,508$7,002$5,716
8 years$8,015$7,399$6,828$6,298$5,808$4,587
9 years$7,052$6,442$5,881$5,365$4,892$3,733
10 years$6,282$5,678$5,127$4,625$4,168$3,071
11 years$5,653$5,055$4,514$4,025$3,584$2,548
12 years$5,129$4,537$4,006$3,530$3,106$2,128
13 years$4,686$4,100$3,579$3,117$2,709$1,787
14 years$4,306$3,727$3,216$2,767$2,374$1,507
15 years$3,978$3,405$2,903$2,467$2,091$1,276
16 years$3,691$3,124$2,632$2,209$1,848$1,084
17 years$3,437$2,877$2,395$1,985$1,638$922
18 years$3,213$2,658$2,187$1,789$1,457$787
19 years$3,012$2,464$2,002$1,616$1,298$672
20 years$2,831$2,289$1,837$1,464$1,160$576
21 years$2,668$2,133$1,690$1,329$1,038$493
22 years$2,520$1,991$1,557$1,208$930$423
23 years$2,385$1,862$1,438$1,100$835$363
24 years$2,261$1,744$1,330$1,003$751$312
25 years$2,148$1,637$1,232$916$675$269
26 years$2,043$1,539$1,142$838$608$231
27 years$1,946$1,448$1,061$767$549$199
28 years$1,857$1,364$986$703$495$171
29 years$1,773$1,287$918$644$447$148
30 years$1,696$1,216$855$591$404$127
31 years$1,623$1,149$797$543$365$110
32 years$1,555$1,087$744$499$330$95
33 years$1,492$1,030$694$459$299$82
34 years$1,432$976$649$422$271$70
35 years$1,376$926$606$389$245$61
36 years$1,323$879$567$358$222$52
37 years$1,273$834$531$330$201$45
38 years$1,226$793$497$304$182$39
39 years$1,181$754$466$280$165$34
40 years$1,139$717$437$259$150$29
41 years$1,099$683$409$239$136$25
42 years$1,061$650$384$220$124$22
43 years$1,024$620$360$203$112$19
44 years$990$591$338$188$102$16
45 years$957$563$318$173$92$14
46 years$925$537$298$160$84$12
47 years$895$513$280$148$76$10
48 years$867$490$263$137$69$9
49 years$839$467$248$126$63$8
50 years$813$447$233$117$57$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $833,000, adding $6,986 every year, while hoping to spend $28,705 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: 65/7/28 Blend
51$833,000$833,000$833,000$833,000
52$925,172$881,023$868,112$978,038
53$988,998$893,651$866,651$1,027,248
54$1,058,372$905,936$864,180$1,077,203
55$1,133,829$917,831$860,634$1,131,179
56$1,215,960$929,285$855,945$1,189,574
57$1,305,412$940,244$850,044$1,252,829
58$1,402,899$950,651$842,855$1,321,429
59$1,509,206$960,444$834,302$1,395,910
60$1,625,198$969,558$824,304$1,476,863
61$1,751,825$977,924$812,776$1,564,939
62$1,890,136$985,467$799,628$1,660,857
63$2,041,282$992,107$784,768$1,765,412
64$2,206,534$997,761$768,098$1,879,476
65$2,387,287$1,002,339$749,517$2,004,017
66$2,585,082$1,005,745$728,918$2,140,097
67$2,801,613$1,007,878$706,188$2,288,890
68$3,038,744$1,008,631$681,212$2,451,692
69$3,298,530$1,007,889$653,867$2,629,931
70$3,583,235$1,005,530$624,026$2,825,181
71$3,895,349$1,001,425$591,556$3,039,180
72$4,237,618$995,438$556,316$3,273,843
73$4,613,064$987,423$518,161$3,531,282
74$5,025,016$977,227$476,940$3,813,828
75$5,477,142$964,686$432,492$4,124,049
76$5,973,482$949,627$384,652$4,464,778
77$6,518,485$931,866$333,245$4,839,139
78$7,117,053$911,211$278,092$5,250,576
79$7,774,587$887,454$219,002$5,702,888
80$8,497,033$860,378$155,777$6,200,263
81$9,290,947$829,752$88,212$6,747,319
82$10,163,547$795,334$16,090$7,349,146
83$11,122,788$756,864$0$8,011,358
84$12,177,431$714,069$0$8,758,331
85$13,337,132$666,662$0$9,585,015
86$14,612,527$614,336$0$10,494,192
87$16,015,335$556,768$0$11,494,234
88$17,558,468$493,619$0$12,594,362
89$19,256,152$424,526$0$13,804,740
90$21,124,061$349,109$0$15,136,568
91$23,179,466$266,967$0$16,602,186
92$25,441,396$177,672$0$18,215,192
93$27,930,818$80,778$0$19,990,572
94$30,670,834$0$0$21,944,838
95$33,686,902$0$0$24,098,052
96$37,007,068$0$0$26,475,283
97$40,662,241$0$0$29,092,448
98$44,686,476$0$0$31,973,939
99$49,117,299$0$0$35,146,635
100$53,996,058$0$0$38,640,154