Can I retire at age 52 with 878,000?

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 $878,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$68,404
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$31,727
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$19,587
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$13,580
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$10,026
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$7,697
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$6,068
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$4,875
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$3,972
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$3,272
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,718
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$2,273
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$1,911
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,614
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,368
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$1,164
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$992
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$848
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$725
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$622
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$534
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$459
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$394
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$339
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$292
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$252
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$217
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$187
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$162
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$140
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$121
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$104
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$90
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$78
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$67
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$58
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$50
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$43
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$38
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$32
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$28
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$24
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$21
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$18
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$16
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$14
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$12
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$10
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$9
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $878,000, adding $4,380 every year, while hoping to spend $23,389 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: 61/31/8 Blend
51$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
52$972,074$925,540$911,931$1,029,461
53$1,046,340$946,006$917,595$1,088,862
54$1,127,397$966,690$922,665$1,150,559
55$1,215,913$987,580$927,096$1,217,285
56$1,312,624$1,008,659$930,841$1,289,527
57$1,418,339$1,029,911$933,852$1,367,820
58$1,533,950$1,051,316$936,076$1,452,751
59$1,660,437$1,072,855$937,459$1,544,971
60$1,798,882$1,094,506$937,944$1,645,192
61$1,950,474$1,116,243$937,472$1,754,203
62$2,116,524$1,138,041$935,979$1,872,871
63$2,298,475$1,159,870$933,399$2,002,150
64$2,497,916$1,181,700$929,665$2,143,094
65$2,716,597$1,203,497$924,702$2,296,863
66$2,956,447$1,225,225$918,436$2,464,733
67$3,219,588$1,246,844$910,787$2,648,113
68$3,508,359$1,268,313$901,672$2,848,556
69$3,825,337$1,289,585$891,003$3,067,770
70$4,173,358$1,310,613$878,689$3,307,640
71$4,555,550$1,331,342$864,634$3,570,242
72$4,975,356$1,351,717$848,739$3,857,865
73$5,436,568$1,371,677$830,898$4,173,030
74$5,943,367$1,391,158$811,002$4,518,517
75$6,500,355$1,410,090$788,935$4,897,389
76$7,112,606$1,428,399$764,579$5,313,020
77$7,785,706$1,446,005$737,807$5,769,131
78$8,525,812$1,462,823$708,488$6,269,823
79$9,339,708$1,478,764$676,484$6,819,613
80$10,234,864$1,493,729$641,653$7,423,483
81$11,219,516$1,507,618$603,843$8,086,920
82$12,302,733$1,520,318$562,899$8,815,976
83$13,494,513$1,531,714$518,657$9,617,316
84$14,805,866$1,541,681$470,945$10,498,289
85$16,248,926$1,550,085$419,584$11,466,994
86$17,837,064$1,556,787$364,387$12,532,357
87$19,585,011$1,561,636$305,160$13,704,216
88$21,508,998$1,564,472$241,699$14,993,415
89$23,626,911$1,565,126$173,791$16,411,902
90$25,958,457$1,563,418$101,214$17,972,849
91$28,525,350$1,559,157$23,736$19,690,773
92$31,351,520$1,552,139$0$21,581,671
93$34,463,331$1,542,150$0$23,668,210
94$37,889,837$1,528,962$0$25,967,279
95$41,663,050$1,512,331$0$28,498,294
96$45,818,248$1,492,001$0$31,284,882
97$50,394,301$1,467,701$0$34,353,086
98$55,434,043$1,439,142$0$37,731,606
99$60,984,673$1,406,018$0$41,452,072
100$67,098,204$1,368,006$0$45,549,339