Can I retire at age 52 with 900,000?

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 $900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$74,321$73,659$73,013$72,383$71,767$70,900
2 years$36,793$36,107$35,443$34,799$34,175$33,302
3 years$24,285$23,597$22,934$22,296$21,682$20,831
4 years$18,032$17,346$16,690$16,063$15,464$14,641
5 years$14,281$13,599$12,952$12,338$11,755$10,963
6 years$11,782$11,105$10,467$9,867$9,302$8,540
7 years$9,997$9,326$8,698$8,112$7,565$6,835
8 years$8,659$7,994$7,377$6,805$6,276$5,578
9 years$7,619$6,960$6,354$5,796$5,285$4,619
10 years$6,787$6,135$5,539$4,997$4,503$3,868
11 years$6,108$5,462$4,877$4,348$3,873$3,268
12 years$5,541$4,902$4,328$3,814$3,356$2,781
13 years$5,063$4,430$3,867$3,367$2,927$2,381
14 years$4,653$4,027$3,474$2,989$2,565$2,048
15 years$4,298$3,679$3,137$2,666$2,259$1,768
16 years$3,987$3,375$2,844$2,387$1,996$1,533
17 years$3,714$3,108$2,588$2,145$1,770$1,332
18 years$3,471$2,872$2,362$1,933$1,574$1,160
19 years$3,254$2,662$2,163$1,746$1,403$1,013
20 years$3,059$2,474$1,985$1,582$1,253$886
21 years$2,883$2,304$1,826$1,436$1,121$776
22 years$2,722$2,151$1,683$1,305$1,005$681
23 years$2,577$2,012$1,554$1,189$902$598
24 years$2,443$1,885$1,437$1,084$811$526
25 years$2,320$1,769$1,331$990$730$463
26 years$2,207$1,662$1,234$905$657$407
27 years$2,103$1,564$1,146$829$593$359
28 years$2,006$1,474$1,065$759$535$317
29 years$1,916$1,391$991$696$483$279
30 years$1,832$1,313$924$639$436$247
31 years$1,754$1,242$861$587$394$218
32 years$1,680$1,175$803$539$357$192
33 years$1,612$1,113$750$496$323$170
34 years$1,547$1,054$701$456$292$150
35 years$1,487$1,000$655$420$265$133
36 years$1,429$949$613$387$240$117
37 years$1,375$902$574$356$217$104
38 years$1,324$857$537$329$197$92
39 years$1,276$815$503$303$179$81
40 years$1,230$775$472$279$162$72
41 years$1,187$738$442$258$147$64
42 years$1,146$703$415$238$133$56
43 years$1,107$670$389$220$121$50
44 years$1,069$638$366$203$110$44
45 years$1,034$609$343$187$100$39
46 years$1,000$581$322$173$91$35
47 years$968$554$303$160$82$31
48 years$937$529$285$148$75$27
49 years$907$505$267$136$68$24
50 years$879$482$251$126$62$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $900,000, adding $5,770 every year, while hoping to spend $25,172 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: 70/11/19 Blend
51$900,000$900,000$900,000$900,000
52$997,752$950,052$936,102$1,062,615
53$1,072,740$969,821$940,678$1,126,362
54$1,154,533$989,716$944,565$1,192,587
55$1,243,798$1,009,716$947,711$1,264,444
56$1,341,271$1,029,797$950,065$1,342,489
57$1,447,761$1,049,937$951,572$1,427,331
58$1,564,157$1,070,109$952,174$1,519,645
59$1,691,440$1,090,284$951,811$1,620,170
60$1,830,691$1,110,431$950,420$1,729,724
61$1,983,096$1,130,517$947,934$1,849,206
62$2,149,966$1,150,506$944,284$1,979,609
63$2,332,741$1,170,359$939,396$2,122,025
64$2,533,008$1,190,035$933,194$2,277,660
65$2,752,516$1,209,488$925,597$2,447,840
66$2,993,191$1,228,670$916,522$2,634,029
67$3,257,151$1,247,530$905,880$2,837,840
68$3,546,733$1,266,011$893,580$3,061,049
69$3,864,508$1,284,055$879,524$3,305,614
70$4,213,311$1,301,597$863,611$3,573,696
71$4,596,263$1,318,569$845,736$3,867,672
72$5,016,801$1,334,898$825,787$4,190,165
73$5,478,714$1,350,507$803,650$4,544,065
74$5,986,173$1,365,312$779,202$4,932,557
75$6,543,774$1,379,224$752,317$5,359,151
76$7,156,581$1,392,149$722,863$5,827,717
77$7,830,174$1,403,985$690,699$6,342,519
78$8,570,696$1,414,625$655,683$6,908,258
79$9,384,921$1,423,955$617,661$7,530,113
80$10,280,306$1,431,852$576,477$8,213,795
81$11,265,072$1,438,187$531,963$8,965,595
82$12,348,273$1,442,822$483,948$9,792,450
83$13,539,887$1,445,611$432,250$10,702,004
84$14,850,906$1,446,397$376,681$11,702,681
85$16,293,443$1,445,014$317,044$12,803,767
86$17,880,843$1,441,288$253,134$14,015,497
87$19,627,809$1,435,032$184,734$15,349,149
88$21,550,545$1,426,048$111,622$16,817,155
89$23,666,901$1,414,125$33,562$18,433,216
90$25,996,549$1,399,041$0$20,212,432
91$28,561,164$1,380,561$0$22,181,531
92$31,384,627$1,358,433$0$24,356,687
93$34,493,256$1,332,393$0$26,751,359
94$37,916,048$1,302,160$0$29,387,882
95$41,684,956$1,267,437$0$32,290,870
96$45,835,189$1,227,909$0$35,487,447
97$50,405,544$1,183,242$0$39,007,503
98$55,438,773$1,133,085$0$42,883,974
99$60,981,985$1,077,063$0$47,153,158
100$67,087,092$1,014,783$0$51,855,053