Can I retire at age 52 with 845,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $845,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$69,779$69,158$68,551$67,959$67,381$65,120
2 years$34,544$33,901$33,277$32,673$32,086$29,831
3 years$22,801$22,155$21,533$20,934$20,357$18,177
4 years$16,930$16,286$15,670$15,082$14,519$12,432
5 years$13,409$12,768$12,161$11,584$11,037$9,049
6 years$11,062$10,426$9,828$9,264$8,733$6,845
7 years$9,386$8,756$8,167$7,616$7,102$5,314
8 years$8,130$7,506$6,926$6,389$5,892$4,202
9 years$7,153$6,535$5,965$5,442$4,962$3,368
10 years$6,373$5,760$5,201$4,691$4,228$2,728
11 years$5,734$5,128$4,579$4,083$3,636$2,227
12 years$5,203$4,603$4,064$3,581$3,151$1,830
13 years$4,753$4,159$3,630$3,162$2,748$1,511
14 years$4,368$3,781$3,262$2,807$2,409$1,253
15 years$4,035$3,454$2,945$2,503$2,121$1,042
16 years$3,744$3,169$2,670$2,241$1,874$869
17 years$3,487$2,918$2,430$2,014$1,662$726
18 years$3,259$2,697$2,218$1,815$1,478$608
19 years$3,055$2,499$2,031$1,640$1,317$510
20 years$2,872$2,322$1,864$1,485$1,176$428
21 years$2,706$2,163$1,714$1,348$1,053$360
22 years$2,556$2,019$1,580$1,225$944$303
23 years$2,419$1,889$1,459$1,116$847$255
24 years$2,294$1,770$1,349$1,018$761$215
25 years$2,179$1,661$1,249$930$685$181
26 years$2,072$1,561$1,159$850$617$153
27 years$1,974$1,469$1,076$778$556$129
28 years$1,883$1,384$1,000$713$502$109
29 years$1,799$1,306$931$654$453$92
30 years$1,720$1,233$867$600$410$78
31 years$1,647$1,166$808$551$370$65
32 years$1,578$1,103$754$506$335$55
33 years$1,513$1,045$704$466$303$47
34 years$1,453$990$658$428$274$39
35 years$1,396$939$615$394$249$33
36 years$1,342$891$575$363$225$28
37 years$1,291$846$539$335$204$24
38 years$1,244$804$504$308$185$20
39 years$1,198$765$473$284$168$17
40 years$1,155$728$443$262$152$14
41 years$1,115$693$415$242$138$12
42 years$1,076$660$390$223$125$10
43 years$1,039$629$366$206$114$9
44 years$1,004$599$343$190$103$7
45 years$971$571$322$176$94$6
46 years$939$545$303$162$85$5
47 years$908$520$284$150$77$4
48 years$879$497$267$139$70$4
49 years$852$474$251$128$64$3
50 years$825$453$236$118$58$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $845,000, adding $3,707 every year, while hoping to spend $22,214 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: 30/45/25 Blend
51$845,000$845,000$845,000$845,000
52$935,014$890,229$877,131$955,743
53$1,006,750$910,214$882,880$992,055
54$1,085,058$930,435$888,076$1,028,876
55$1,170,586$950,878$892,679$1,068,038
56$1,264,046$971,531$896,643$1,109,758
57$1,366,221$992,379$899,923$1,154,276
58$1,477,975$1,013,405$902,471$1,201,857
59$1,600,259$1,034,593$904,234$1,252,794
60$1,734,119$1,055,921$905,159$1,307,410
61$1,880,708$1,077,370$905,191$1,366,062
62$2,041,295$1,098,916$904,269$1,429,142
63$2,217,277$1,120,533$902,332$1,497,086
64$2,410,194$1,142,194$899,316$1,570,372
65$2,621,742$1,163,869$895,150$1,649,529
66$2,853,787$1,185,526$889,765$1,735,141
67$3,108,387$1,207,130$883,086$1,827,852
68$3,387,806$1,228,643$875,033$1,928,373
69$3,694,541$1,250,025$865,525$2,037,489
70$4,031,340$1,271,232$854,476$2,156,065
71$4,401,230$1,292,217$841,795$2,285,057
72$4,807,549$1,312,928$827,388$2,425,520
73$5,253,970$1,333,313$811,157$2,578,617
74$5,744,541$1,353,312$792,997$2,745,633
75$6,283,723$1,372,862$772,801$2,927,985
76$6,876,428$1,391,898$750,455$3,127,235
77$7,528,070$1,410,347$725,842$3,345,110
78$8,244,612$1,428,133$698,836$3,583,513
79$9,032,625$1,445,174$669,309$3,844,543
80$9,899,347$1,461,382$637,126$4,130,519
81$10,852,755$1,476,665$602,144$4,443,997
82$11,901,637$1,490,922$564,217$4,787,796
83$13,055,674$1,504,047$523,188$5,165,027
84$14,325,535$1,515,928$478,898$5,579,123
85$15,722,975$1,526,444$431,176$6,033,870
86$17,260,945$1,535,466$379,847$6,533,442
87$18,953,716$1,542,859$324,727$7,082,447
88$20,817,013$1,548,477$265,623$7,685,964
89$22,868,161$1,552,165$202,334$8,349,597
90$25,126,253$1,553,761$134,652$9,079,527
91$27,612,325$1,553,089$62,356$9,882,569
92$30,349,556$1,549,965$0$10,766,240
93$33,363,490$1,544,192$0$11,742,778
94$36,682,271$1,535,562$0$12,835,385
95$40,336,911$1,523,853$0$14,037,558
96$44,361,587$1,508,833$0$15,360,485
97$48,793,954$1,490,251$0$16,816,496
98$53,675,508$1,467,844$0$18,419,186
99$59,051,975$1,441,333$0$20,183,538
100$64,973,740$1,410,423$0$22,126,071