Can I retire at age 52 with 916,000?

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 $916,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$75,642$74,969$74,311$73,670$73,043$72,071
2 years$37,447$36,749$36,073$35,418$34,782$33,804
3 years$24,717$24,016$23,342$22,693$22,067$21,114
4 years$18,353$17,654$16,987$16,349$15,739$14,817
5 years$14,535$13,841$13,183$12,557$11,964$11,077
6 years$11,991$11,302$10,653$10,042$9,467$8,616
7 years$10,175$9,492$8,853$8,256$7,699$6,884
8 years$8,813$8,136$7,508$6,926$6,387$5,608
9 years$7,755$7,084$6,467$5,899$5,379$4,636
10 years$6,908$6,244$5,638$5,085$4,583$3,875
11 years$6,216$5,559$4,963$4,426$3,942$3,268
12 years$5,640$4,989$4,405$3,882$3,416$2,776
13 years$5,153$4,509$3,936$3,427$2,979$2,371
14 years$4,735$4,098$3,536$3,042$2,611$2,036
15 years$4,374$3,744$3,193$2,713$2,299$1,754
16 years$4,058$3,435$2,895$2,429$2,032$1,517
17 years$3,780$3,164$2,634$2,183$1,802$1,316
18 years$3,533$2,923$2,404$1,967$1,602$1,144
19 years$3,312$2,709$2,201$1,777$1,428$997
20 years$3,113$2,518$2,020$1,610$1,275$870
21 years$2,934$2,345$1,858$1,461$1,141$760
22 years$2,771$2,189$1,713$1,328$1,023$665
23 years$2,622$2,047$1,581$1,210$918$583
24 years$2,486$1,918$1,462$1,103$825$511
25 years$2,362$1,800$1,354$1,008$743$449
26 years$2,247$1,692$1,256$921$669$394
27 years$2,140$1,592$1,166$843$603$347
28 years$2,042$1,500$1,084$773$544$305
29 years$1,950$1,415$1,009$709$491$268
30 years$1,865$1,337$940$650$444$236
31 years$1,785$1,264$876$597$401$208
32 years$1,710$1,196$818$549$363$183
33 years$1,640$1,132$763$505$329$162
34 years$1,575$1,073$713$464$298$143
35 years$1,513$1,018$667$428$270$126
36 years$1,455$966$624$394$244$111
37 years$1,400$918$584$363$221$98
38 years$1,348$872$547$334$201$86
39 years$1,299$829$512$308$182$76
40 years$1,252$789$480$284$165$67
41 years$1,208$751$450$262$150$59
42 years$1,166$715$422$242$136$52
43 years$1,126$681$396$224$123$46
44 years$1,088$650$372$206$112$41
45 years$1,052$619$349$191$102$36
46 years$1,018$591$328$176$92$32
47 years$985$564$308$163$84$28
48 years$953$538$290$150$76$25
49 years$923$514$272$139$69$22
50 years$894$491$256$128$63$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $916,000, adding $4,115 every year, while hoping to spend $52,060 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: 52/18/30 Blend
51$916,000$916,000$916,000$916,000
52$1,013,677$965,129$950,931$1,057,644
53$1,061,680$957,028$927,395$1,080,613
54$1,112,835$946,787$901,327$1,100,036
55$1,167,408$934,243$872,585$1,120,159
56$1,225,692$919,228$841,024$1,141,070
57$1,288,005$901,563$806,491$1,162,873
58$1,354,698$881,057$768,826$1,185,683
59$1,426,157$857,508$727,861$1,209,631
60$1,502,803$830,704$683,422$1,234,864
61$1,585,099$800,419$635,327$1,261,548
62$1,673,553$766,413$583,385$1,289,871
63$1,768,723$728,435$527,395$1,320,043
64$1,871,221$686,216$467,151$1,352,299
65$1,981,719$639,475$402,434$1,386,904
66$2,100,957$587,911$333,018$1,424,155
67$2,229,745$531,210$258,665$1,464,385
68$2,368,977$469,037$179,128$1,507,963
69$2,519,632$401,039$94,148$1,555,307
70$2,682,787$326,843$3,455$1,606,879
71$2,859,629$246,055$0$1,663,196
72$3,051,458$158,259$0$1,754,711
73$3,259,709$63,016$0$1,855,315
74$3,485,958$0$0$1,964,714
75$3,731,937$0$0$2,091,759
76$3,999,554$0$0$2,243,640
77$4,290,907$0$0$2,409,077
78$4,608,305$0$0$2,589,390
79$4,954,288$0$0$2,786,035
80$5,331,655$0$0$3,000,613
81$5,743,481$0$0$3,234,885
82$6,193,156$0$0$3,490,791
83$6,684,409$0$0$3,770,467
84$7,221,345$0$0$4,076,264
85$7,808,485$0$0$4,410,771
86$8,450,807$0$0$4,776,837
87$9,153,789$0$0$5,177,601
88$9,923,467$0$0$5,616,519
89$10,766,486$0$0$6,097,397
90$11,690,165$0$0$6,624,426
91$12,702,561$0$0$7,202,223
92$13,812,552$0$0$7,835,871
93$15,029,913$0$0$8,530,970
94$16,365,412$0$0$9,293,689
95$17,830,910$0$0$10,130,821
96$19,439,469$0$0$11,049,849
97$21,205,480$0$0$12,059,017
98$23,144,794$0$0$13,167,406
99$25,274,874$0$0$14,385,019
100$27,614,955$0$0$15,722,876