Can I retire at age 52 with 933,000?

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 $933,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$77,046$76,360$75,690$75,037$74,399$74,085
2 years$38,142$37,431$36,743$36,075$35,428$35,111
3 years$25,175$24,462$23,775$23,114$22,477$22,167
4 years$18,693$17,982$17,302$16,652$16,031$15,730
5 years$14,805$14,098$13,427$12,791$12,186$11,896
6 years$12,214$11,512$10,851$10,229$9,643$9,363
7 years$10,364$9,668$9,017$8,410$7,842$7,573
8 years$8,977$8,287$7,647$7,055$6,506$6,247
9 years$7,898$7,215$6,587$6,009$5,479$5,231
10 years$7,036$6,360$5,742$5,180$4,668$4,430
11 years$6,332$5,662$5,056$4,508$4,015$3,787
12 years$5,745$5,082$4,487$3,954$3,479$3,262
13 years$5,248$4,593$4,009$3,491$3,034$2,826
14 years$4,823$4,175$3,602$3,099$2,659$2,462
15 years$4,455$3,814$3,252$2,764$2,342$2,153
16 years$4,134$3,499$2,948$2,474$2,070$1,890
17 years$3,850$3,222$2,683$2,223$1,835$1,665
18 years$3,598$2,978$2,449$2,004$1,632$1,470
19 years$3,373$2,760$2,242$1,810$1,454$1,301
20 years$3,171$2,564$2,058$1,640$1,299$1,154
21 years$2,988$2,389$1,893$1,488$1,162$1,025
22 years$2,822$2,230$1,744$1,353$1,042$912
23 years$2,671$2,085$1,611$1,232$935$813
24 years$2,533$1,954$1,490$1,124$841$725
25 years$2,405$1,834$1,380$1,026$756$648
26 years$2,288$1,723$1,279$938$681$579
27 years$2,180$1,622$1,188$859$614$518
28 years$2,079$1,528$1,105$787$554$464
29 years$1,986$1,442$1,028$722$501$415
30 years$1,899$1,362$957$662$452$372
31 years$1,818$1,287$893$608$409$334
32 years$1,742$1,218$833$559$370$300
33 years$1,671$1,153$778$514$335$269
34 years$1,604$1,093$727$473$303$241
35 years$1,541$1,037$679$435$275$217
36 years$1,482$984$635$401$249$195
37 years$1,426$935$595$370$225$175
38 years$1,373$888$557$341$204$157
39 years$1,323$845$522$314$185$142
40 years$1,276$804$489$290$168$127
41 years$1,231$765$459$267$153$115
42 years$1,188$728$430$247$138$103
43 years$1,147$694$404$228$126$93
44 years$1,109$662$379$210$114$83
45 years$1,072$631$356$194$103$75
46 years$1,037$602$334$179$94$68
47 years$1,003$574$314$166$85$61
48 years$971$548$295$153$77$55
49 years$940$524$277$141$70$49
50 years$911$500$261$131$64$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $933,000, adding $6,478 every year, while hoping to spend $34,645 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: 64/14/22 Blend
51$933,000$933,000$933,000$933,000
52$1,034,848$985,399$970,938$1,094,804
53$1,103,541$996,822$966,602$1,147,405
54$1,178,079$1,007,643$960,960$1,200,374
55$1,259,022$1,017,796$953,931$1,257,450
56$1,346,985$1,027,212$945,432$1,319,038
57$1,442,647$1,035,815$935,373$1,385,584
58$1,546,752$1,043,524$923,663$1,457,581
59$1,660,120$1,050,256$910,204$1,535,573
60$1,783,652$1,055,919$894,896$1,620,160
61$1,918,342$1,060,416$877,633$1,712,005
62$2,065,282$1,063,646$858,303$1,811,836
63$2,225,675$1,065,499$836,790$1,920,461
64$2,400,845$1,065,859$812,974$2,038,769
65$2,592,249$1,064,604$786,726$2,167,739
66$2,801,492$1,061,603$757,914$2,308,456
67$3,030,339$1,056,716$726,400$2,462,113
68$3,280,736$1,049,798$692,037$2,630,027
69$3,554,825$1,040,692$654,674$2,813,651
70$3,854,964$1,029,233$614,152$3,014,588
71$4,183,750$1,015,245$570,306$3,234,606
72$4,544,042$998,542$522,961$3,475,657
73$4,938,992$978,927$471,937$3,739,891
74$5,372,067$956,192$417,045$4,029,682
75$5,847,088$930,116$358,086$4,347,648
76$6,368,264$900,466$294,856$4,696,675
77$6,940,231$866,992$227,137$5,079,947
78$7,568,094$829,434$154,706$5,500,976
79$8,257,478$787,515$77,327$5,963,635
80$9,014,578$740,940$0$6,472,195
81$9,846,220$689,401$0$7,032,599
82$10,759,923$632,570$0$7,668,259
83$11,763,968$570,099$0$8,366,796
84$12,867,482$501,623$0$9,134,591
85$14,080,518$426,755$0$9,978,676
86$15,414,150$345,086$0$10,906,804
87$16,880,582$256,184$0$11,927,515
88$18,493,257$159,592$0$13,050,224
89$20,266,986$54,830$0$14,285,306
90$22,218,090$0$0$15,644,196
91$24,364,548$0$0$17,148,525
92$26,726,172$0$0$18,813,019
93$29,324,789$0$0$20,644,624
94$32,184,450$0$0$22,660,303
95$35,331,655$0$0$24,878,743
96$38,795,604$0$0$27,320,538
97$42,608,469$0$0$30,008,377
98$46,805,702$0$0$32,967,262
99$51,426,364$0$0$36,224,741
100$56,513,498$0$0$39,811,169