Can I retire at age 52 with 891,000?

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 $891,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$73,578$72,923$72,283$71,659$71,050$69,304
2 years$36,425$35,746$35,089$34,451$33,833$32,085
3 years$24,042$23,361$22,705$22,073$21,465$19,769
4 years$17,852$17,173$16,523$15,903$15,309$13,679
5 years$14,139$13,463$12,823$12,215$11,638$10,077
6 years$11,664$10,994$10,363$9,768$9,209$7,720
7 years$9,897$9,233$8,611$8,031$7,489$6,072
8 years$8,573$7,914$7,303$6,737$6,213$4,867
9 years$7,543$6,891$6,290$5,738$5,232$3,956
10 years$6,720$6,074$5,484$4,947$4,458$3,250
11 years$6,046$5,407$4,828$4,305$3,834$2,693
12 years$5,486$4,853$4,285$3,776$3,323$2,246
13 years$5,012$4,386$3,828$3,334$2,897$1,884
14 years$4,606$3,987$3,440$2,959$2,540$1,587
15 years$4,255$3,642$3,105$2,639$2,236$1,342
16 years$3,947$3,341$2,816$2,363$1,976$1,138
17 years$3,677$3,077$2,562$2,123$1,752$967
18 years$3,436$2,843$2,339$1,913$1,558$824
19 years$3,221$2,635$2,141$1,729$1,389$703
20 years$3,028$2,449$1,965$1,566$1,240$601
21 years$2,854$2,281$1,807$1,421$1,110$514
22 years$2,695$2,129$1,666$1,292$995$440
23 years$2,551$1,991$1,538$1,177$893$377
24 years$2,419$1,866$1,422$1,073$803$324
25 years$2,297$1,751$1,317$980$722$278
26 years$2,185$1,646$1,222$896$651$239
27 years$2,082$1,549$1,135$820$587$205
28 years$1,986$1,459$1,055$752$529$177
29 years$1,897$1,377$982$689$478$152
30 years$1,814$1,300$914$633$432$131
31 years$1,736$1,229$852$581$391$112
32 years$1,664$1,163$795$534$353$97
33 years$1,596$1,101$743$491$320$83
34 years$1,532$1,044$694$452$289$72
35 years$1,472$990$649$416$262$62
36 years$1,415$940$607$383$238$53
37 years$1,362$893$568$353$215$46
38 years$1,311$848$532$325$195$40
39 years$1,263$807$498$300$177$34
40 years$1,218$767$467$277$161$29
41 years$1,175$730$438$255$146$25
42 years$1,134$696$411$236$132$22
43 years$1,096$663$385$217$120$19
44 years$1,059$632$362$201$109$16
45 years$1,023$603$340$185$99$14
46 years$990$575$319$171$90$12
47 years$958$549$300$158$81$10
48 years$927$524$282$146$74$9
49 years$898$500$265$135$67$8
50 years$870$478$249$125$61$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $891,000, adding $6,402 every year, while hoping to spend $40,518 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: 81/8/11 Blend
51$891,000$891,000$891,000$891,000
52$988,486$941,263$927,452$1,066,174
53$1,046,200$944,274$915,411$1,121,061
54$1,108,444$946,074$901,608$1,175,325
55$1,175,636$946,562$885,943$1,233,688
56$1,248,236$945,629$868,307$1,296,540
57$1,326,751$943,160$848,591$1,364,310
58$1,411,738$939,033$826,676$1,437,472
59$1,503,807$933,118$802,442$1,516,546
60$1,603,631$925,277$775,760$1,602,108
61$1,711,951$915,364$746,497$1,694,789
62$1,829,578$903,225$714,513$1,795,288
63$1,957,408$888,697$679,663$1,904,373
64$2,096,426$871,605$641,793$2,022,890
65$2,247,713$851,765$600,744$2,151,772
66$2,412,460$828,982$556,350$2,292,049
67$2,591,980$803,051$508,437$2,444,852
68$2,787,715$773,753$456,822$2,611,431
69$3,001,252$740,857$401,316$2,793,162
70$3,234,339$704,119$341,719$2,991,564
71$3,488,900$663,279$277,826$3,208,307
72$3,767,054$618,066$209,418$3,445,235
73$4,071,131$568,188$136,271$3,704,380
74$4,403,698$513,342$58,149$3,987,980
75$4,767,583$453,203$0$4,298,504
76$5,165,898$387,431$0$4,641,633
77$5,602,069$315,665$0$5,024,881
78$6,079,871$237,524$0$5,444,752
79$6,603,460$152,605$0$5,904,922
80$7,177,414$60,483$0$6,409,443
81$7,806,774$0$0$6,962,775
82$8,497,092$0$0$7,573,295
83$9,254,485$0$0$8,249,000
84$10,085,688$0$0$8,990,579
85$10,998,122$0$0$9,804,655
86$11,999,961$0$0$10,698,523
87$13,100,208$0$0$11,680,220
88$14,308,783$0$0$12,758,599
89$15,636,611$0$0$13,943,413
90$17,095,730$0$0$15,245,407
91$18,699,402$0$0$16,676,417
92$20,462,234$0$0$18,249,483
93$22,400,324$0$0$19,978,972
94$24,531,404$0$0$21,880,712
95$26,875,010$0$0$23,972,142
96$29,452,669$0$0$26,272,475
97$32,288,095$0$0$28,802,880
98$35,407,420$0$0$31,586,680
99$38,839,433$0$0$34,649,575
100$42,615,855$0$0$38,019,878