Can I retire at age 52 with 842,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$66,719
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$31,546
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$19,867
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$14,063
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$10,607
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$8,326
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$6,716
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$5,524
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$4,612
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$3,895
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$3,319
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$2,850
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$2,462
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$2,137
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$1,863
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$1,630
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$1,431
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$1,259
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$1,110
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$981
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$868
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$770
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$683
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$607
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$540
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$481
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$429
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$382
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$341
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$305
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$272
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$243
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$217
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$194
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$174
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$156
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$139
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$125
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$112
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$100
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$89
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$80
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$72
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$64
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$58
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$52
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$46
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$42
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$37
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $842,000, adding $6,278 every year, while hoping to spend $27,448 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: 43/32/25 Blend
51$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
52$934,360$889,734$876,683$967,495
53$1,000,460$904,126$876,847$1,006,114
54$1,072,383$918,304$876,097$1,044,823
55$1,150,692$932,228$874,373$1,086,224
56$1,236,011$945,855$871,612$1,130,580
57$1,329,022$959,140$867,750$1,178,185
58$1,430,479$972,034$862,716$1,229,360
59$1,541,210$984,487$856,440$1,284,462
60$1,662,128$996,441$848,845$1,343,886
61$1,794,237$1,007,838$839,853$1,408,067
62$1,938,641$1,018,614$829,380$1,477,486
63$2,096,559$1,028,703$817,341$1,552,676
64$2,269,330$1,038,031$803,643$1,634,222
65$2,458,430$1,046,523$788,193$1,722,775
66$2,665,483$1,054,095$770,891$1,819,052
67$2,892,278$1,060,662$751,632$1,923,843
68$3,140,787$1,066,131$730,308$2,038,024
69$3,413,179$1,070,403$706,805$2,162,560
70$3,711,843$1,073,373$681,003$2,298,519
71$4,039,413$1,074,930$652,779$2,447,077
72$4,398,787$1,074,956$622,001$2,609,536
73$4,793,160$1,073,325$588,534$2,787,331
74$5,226,047$1,069,903$552,235$2,982,047
75$5,701,324$1,064,549$512,955$3,195,436
76$6,223,260$1,057,112$470,540$3,429,429
77$6,796,556$1,047,434$424,826$3,686,158
78$7,426,392$1,035,345$375,645$3,967,978
79$8,118,473$1,020,666$322,818$4,277,487
80$8,879,086$1,003,207$266,161$4,617,552
81$9,715,156$982,768$205,481$4,991,337
82$10,634,313$959,135$140,576$5,402,335
83$11,644,963$932,082$71,235$5,854,398
84$12,756,366$901,372$0$6,351,778
85$13,978,727$866,750$0$6,899,904
86$15,323,286$827,950$0$7,523,540
87$16,802,431$784,689$0$8,209,438
88$18,429,807$736,667$0$8,963,964
89$20,220,452$683,569$0$9,794,136
90$22,190,934$625,059$0$10,707,692
91$24,359,506$560,784$0$11,713,164
92$26,746,283$490,370$0$12,819,956
93$29,373,428$413,422$0$14,038,438
94$32,265,360$329,523$0$15,380,040
95$35,448,989$238,231$0$16,857,365
96$38,953,964$139,083$0$18,484,306
97$42,812,956$31,585$0$20,276,178
98$47,061,963$0$0$22,249,865
99$51,740,656$0$0$24,453,834
100$56,892,743$0$0$26,893,186