Can I retire at age 52 with 838,000?

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 $838,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$69,201$68,585$67,983$67,396$66,823$65,341
2 years$34,258$33,620$33,002$32,402$31,821$30,335
3 years$22,612$21,971$21,354$20,760$20,188$18,745
4 years$16,790$16,151$15,540$14,957$14,398$13,010
5 years$13,298$12,663$12,060$11,488$10,945$9,615
6 years$10,970$10,340$9,746$9,187$8,661$7,389
7 years$9,308$8,684$8,099$7,553$7,044$5,832
8 years$8,063$7,443$6,869$6,336$5,843$4,691
9 years$7,094$6,481$5,916$5,397$4,921$3,827
10 years$6,320$5,712$5,158$4,652$4,193$3,156
11 years$5,687$5,086$4,541$4,049$3,606$2,625
12 years$5,160$4,564$4,030$3,551$3,125$2,198
13 years$4,714$4,125$3,600$3,135$2,725$1,851
14 years$4,332$3,749$3,235$2,783$2,389$1,565
15 years$4,002$3,425$2,921$2,482$2,103$1,329
16 years$3,713$3,143$2,648$2,223$1,859$1,132
17 years$3,458$2,894$2,410$1,997$1,648$966
18 years$3,232$2,674$2,200$1,800$1,465$827
19 years$3,030$2,479$2,014$1,626$1,306$709
20 years$2,848$2,303$1,848$1,473$1,167$608
21 years$2,684$2,145$1,700$1,337$1,044$523
22 years$2,535$2,003$1,567$1,215$936$450
23 years$2,399$1,873$1,447$1,107$840$388
24 years$2,275$1,755$1,338$1,009$755$334
25 years$2,160$1,647$1,239$922$679$288
26 years$2,055$1,548$1,149$843$612$249
27 years$1,958$1,457$1,067$772$552$215
28 years$1,868$1,373$992$707$498$186
29 years$1,784$1,295$923$648$450$161
30 years$1,706$1,223$860$595$406$139
31 years$1,633$1,156$802$546$367$120
32 years$1,565$1,094$748$502$332$104
33 years$1,501$1,036$698$462$301$90
34 years$1,441$982$653$425$272$78
35 years$1,384$931$610$391$247$67
36 years$1,331$884$571$360$223$58
37 years$1,281$839$534$332$202$50
38 years$1,233$798$500$306$184$44
39 years$1,188$759$469$282$166$38
40 years$1,146$722$439$260$151$33
41 years$1,105$687$412$240$137$28
42 years$1,067$654$386$222$124$25
43 years$1,030$623$363$204$113$21
44 years$996$594$340$189$102$18
45 years$963$567$320$174$93$16
46 years$931$541$300$161$84$14
47 years$901$516$282$149$77$12
48 years$872$492$265$138$70$10
49 years$845$470$249$127$63$9
50 years$818$449$234$117$57$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $838,000, adding $2,088 every year, while hoping to spend $35,772 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: 42/46/12 Blend
51$838,000$838,000$838,000$838,000
52$925,630$881,216$868,227$961,168
53$981,983$886,334$859,251$991,398
54$1,042,885$890,505$848,776$1,020,383
55$1,108,763$893,643$836,713$1,050,978
56$1,180,084$895,659$822,971$1,083,345
57$1,257,364$896,458$807,452$1,117,666
58$1,341,170$895,939$790,056$1,154,141
59$1,432,124$893,994$770,678$1,192,993
60$1,530,911$890,510$749,206$1,234,472
61$1,638,284$885,366$725,525$1,278,853
62$1,755,074$878,433$699,514$1,326,443
63$1,882,190$869,575$671,047$1,377,583
64$2,020,638$858,649$639,991$1,432,652
65$2,171,521$845,500$606,209$1,492,069
66$2,336,055$829,968$569,555$1,556,302
67$2,515,576$811,881$529,880$1,625,868
68$2,711,558$791,057$487,024$1,701,341
69$2,925,622$767,303$440,824$1,783,359
70$3,159,550$740,416$391,106$1,872,627
71$3,415,308$710,180$337,692$1,969,928
72$3,695,058$676,367$280,393$2,076,131
73$4,001,181$638,736$219,014$2,192,196
74$4,336,299$597,032$153,348$2,319,189
75$4,703,300$550,985$83,184$2,458,290
76$5,105,363$500,309$8,297$2,610,805
77$5,545,990$444,704$0$2,778,181
78$6,029,036$383,850$0$2,971,188
79$6,558,750$317,412$0$3,184,160
80$7,139,810$245,032$0$3,418,025
81$7,777,368$166,336$0$3,674,987
82$8,477,100$80,926$0$3,957,481
83$9,245,257$0$0$4,268,199
84$10,088,726$0$0$4,615,993
85$11,015,094$0$0$5,043,069
86$12,032,716$0$0$5,512,328
87$13,150,800$0$0$6,028,029
88$14,379,486$0$0$6,594,866
89$15,729,949$0$0$7,218,007
90$17,214,497$0$0$7,903,149
91$18,846,692$0$0$8,656,565
92$20,641,475$0$0$9,485,169
93$22,615,307$0$0$10,396,579
94$24,786,324$0$0$11,399,186
95$27,174,509$0$0$12,502,237
96$29,801,879$0$0$13,715,919
97$32,692,690$0$0$15,051,459
98$35,873,672$0$0$16,521,223
99$39,374,273$0$0$18,138,841
100$43,226,942$0$0$19,919,329