Can I retire at age 52 with 900,000?

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 $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%12.1%
1 years$74,321$73,659$73,013$72,383$71,767$71,136
2 years$36,793$36,107$35,443$34,799$34,175$33,539
3 years$24,285$23,597$22,934$22,296$21,682$21,061
4 years$18,032$17,346$16,690$16,063$15,464$14,862
5 years$14,281$13,599$12,952$12,338$11,755$11,175
6 years$11,782$11,105$10,467$9,867$9,302$8,744
7 years$9,997$9,326$8,698$8,112$7,565$7,029
8 years$8,659$7,994$7,377$6,805$6,276$5,763
9 years$7,619$6,960$6,354$5,796$5,285$4,794
10 years$6,787$6,135$5,539$4,997$4,503$4,034
11 years$6,108$5,462$4,877$4,348$3,873$3,425
12 years$5,541$4,902$4,328$3,814$3,356$2,930
13 years$5,063$4,430$3,867$3,367$2,927$2,521
14 years$4,653$4,027$3,474$2,989$2,565$2,180
15 years$4,298$3,679$3,137$2,666$2,259$1,893
16 years$3,987$3,375$2,844$2,387$1,996$1,649
17 years$3,714$3,108$2,588$2,145$1,770$1,442
18 years$3,471$2,872$2,362$1,933$1,574$1,263
19 years$3,254$2,662$2,163$1,746$1,403$1,109
20 years$3,059$2,474$1,985$1,582$1,253$976
21 years$2,883$2,304$1,826$1,436$1,121$860
22 years$2,722$2,151$1,683$1,305$1,005$759
23 years$2,577$2,012$1,554$1,189$902$671
24 years$2,443$1,885$1,437$1,084$811$593
25 years$2,320$1,769$1,331$990$730$525
26 years$2,207$1,662$1,234$905$657$466
27 years$2,103$1,564$1,146$829$593$413
28 years$2,006$1,474$1,065$759$535$366
29 years$1,916$1,391$991$696$483$325
30 years$1,832$1,313$924$639$436$289
31 years$1,754$1,242$861$587$394$257
32 years$1,680$1,175$803$539$357$228
33 years$1,612$1,113$750$496$323$203
34 years$1,547$1,054$701$456$292$181
35 years$1,487$1,000$655$420$265$161
36 years$1,429$949$613$387$240$143
37 years$1,375$902$574$356$217$128
38 years$1,324$857$537$329$197$114
39 years$1,276$815$503$303$179$101
40 years$1,230$775$472$279$162$90
41 years$1,187$738$442$258$147$80
42 years$1,146$703$415$238$133$72
43 years$1,107$670$389$220$121$64
44 years$1,069$638$366$203$110$57
45 years$1,034$609$343$187$100$51
46 years$1,000$581$322$173$91$45
47 years$968$554$303$160$82$40
48 years$937$529$285$148$75$36
49 years$907$505$267$136$68$32
50 years$879$482$251$126$62$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $900,000, adding $6,490 every year, while hoping to spend $47,881 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: 40/37/23 Blend
51$900,000$900,000$900,000$900,000
52$998,494$950,794$936,844$1,031,415
53$1,049,396$946,438$917,284$1,051,352
54$1,103,884$940,264$895,463$1,067,895
55$1,162,276$932,132$871,256$1,084,833
56$1,224,915$921,894$844,530$1,102,232
57$1,292,183$909,393$815,148$1,120,165
58$1,364,495$894,462$782,965$1,138,716
59$1,442,309$876,927$747,830$1,157,983
60$1,526,127$856,599$709,585$1,178,078
61$1,616,500$833,281$668,065$1,199,128
62$1,714,035$806,763$623,097$1,221,277
63$1,819,398$776,825$574,501$1,244,691
64$1,933,318$743,232$522,089$1,269,555
65$2,056,602$705,735$465,664$1,296,083
66$2,190,132$664,073$405,021$1,324,513
67$2,334,880$617,968$339,944$1,355,114
68$2,491,916$567,126$270,210$1,388,191
69$2,662,414$511,237$195,584$1,424,086
70$2,847,666$449,975$115,823$1,463,183
71$3,049,096$382,991$30,670$1,505,915
72$3,268,267$309,921$0$1,552,766
73$3,506,900$230,377$0$1,619,052
74$3,766,891$143,952$0$1,699,601
75$4,050,322$50,214$0$1,787,629
76$4,359,488$0$0$1,883,968
77$4,696,914$0$0$2,010,430
78$5,065,379$0$0$2,170,961
79$5,467,944$0$0$2,346,463
80$5,907,976$0$0$2,538,419
81$6,389,183$0$0$2,748,462
82$6,915,650$0$0$2,978,390
83$7,491,871$0$0$3,230,182
84$8,122,798$0$0$3,506,019
85$8,813,882$0$0$3,808,302
86$9,571,127$0$0$4,139,675
87$10,401,146$0$0$4,503,050
88$11,311,220$0$0$4,901,634
89$12,309,370$0$0$5,338,962
90$13,404,430$0$0$5,818,923
91$14,606,130$0$0$6,345,806
92$15,925,189$0$0$6,924,331
93$17,373,413$0$0$7,559,700
94$18,963,808$0$0$8,257,643
95$20,710,699$0$0$9,024,472
96$22,629,869$0$0$9,867,141
97$24,738,705$0$0$10,793,311
98$27,056,362$0$0$11,811,421
99$29,603,939$0$0$12,930,770
100$32,404,687$0$0$14,161,602