Can I retire at age 52 with 937,000?

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 $937,000?

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%
1 years$77,377$76,687$76,015$75,359$74,718$72,852
2 years$38,305$37,592$36,900$36,230$35,580$33,712
3 years$25,283$24,567$23,877$23,213$22,573$20,762
4 years$18,773$18,059$17,376$16,724$16,099$14,358
5 years$14,869$14,159$13,485$12,845$12,239$10,572
6 years$12,266$11,562$10,898$10,273$9,684$8,095
7 years$10,408$9,709$9,056$8,446$7,876$6,363
8 years$9,015$8,323$7,680$7,085$6,534$5,097
9 years$7,932$7,246$6,615$6,035$5,502$4,141
10 years$7,067$6,387$5,767$5,202$4,688$3,400
11 years$6,359$5,686$5,077$4,527$4,032$2,815
12 years$5,769$5,104$4,506$3,971$3,494$2,347
13 years$5,271$4,612$4,026$3,506$3,047$1,967
14 years$4,844$4,192$3,617$3,112$2,671$1,656
15 years$4,474$3,830$3,266$2,775$2,352$1,399
16 years$4,151$3,514$2,961$2,485$2,078$1,185
17 years$3,866$3,236$2,694$2,233$1,843$1,007
18 years$3,614$2,990$2,460$2,012$1,639$857
19 years$3,388$2,771$2,252$1,818$1,460$731
20 years$3,185$2,575$2,066$1,647$1,305$624
21 years$3,001$2,399$1,901$1,495$1,167$533
22 years$2,834$2,239$1,752$1,359$1,046$457
23 years$2,682$2,094$1,617$1,238$939$391
24 years$2,543$1,962$1,496$1,129$844$335
25 years$2,416$1,841$1,386$1,031$760$288
26 years$2,298$1,731$1,285$943$684$247
27 years$2,189$1,629$1,193$863$617$212
28 years$2,088$1,535$1,109$790$557$182
29 years$1,995$1,448$1,032$725$503$157
30 years$1,907$1,367$962$665$454$135
31 years$1,826$1,293$896$611$411$116
32 years$1,750$1,223$836$561$371$100
33 years$1,678$1,158$781$516$336$86
34 years$1,611$1,098$730$475$304$74
35 years$1,548$1,041$682$437$276$63
36 years$1,488$988$638$403$250$55
37 years$1,432$939$597$371$226$47
38 years$1,379$892$559$342$205$40
39 years$1,329$848$524$315$186$35
40 years$1,281$807$491$291$169$30
41 years$1,236$768$461$268$153$26
42 years$1,193$732$432$248$139$22
43 years$1,152$697$405$229$126$19
44 years$1,113$664$381$211$114$16
45 years$1,076$634$357$195$104$14
46 years$1,041$604$336$180$94$12
47 years$1,007$577$315$166$86$11
48 years$975$551$296$154$78$9
49 years$944$526$278$142$71$8
50 years$915$502$262$131$64$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $937,000, adding $4,933 every year, while hoping to spend $53,887 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: 76/9/15 Blend
51$937,000$937,000$937,000$937,000
52$1,037,662$988,001$973,478$1,112,811
53$1,086,169$979,078$948,754$1,154,189
54$1,137,816$967,912$921,396$1,192,307
55$1,192,869$954,335$891,258$1,232,623
56$1,251,616$938,171$858,189$1,275,339
57$1,314,373$919,233$822,031$1,320,678
58$1,381,486$897,323$782,616$1,368,885
59$1,453,336$872,230$739,772$1,420,233
60$1,530,339$843,732$693,317$1,475,022
61$1,612,952$811,594$643,062$1,533,582
62$1,701,677$775,566$588,808$1,596,281
63$1,797,065$735,385$530,350$1,663,521
64$1,899,719$690,773$467,471$1,735,751
65$2,010,304$641,434$399,944$1,813,462
66$2,129,548$587,058$327,535$1,897,201
67$2,258,252$527,314$249,998$1,987,567
68$2,397,296$461,854$167,075$2,085,226
69$2,547,646$390,311$78,498$2,190,912
70$2,710,366$312,296$0$2,305,434
71$2,886,623$227,398$0$2,432,252
72$3,077,702$135,184$0$2,583,364
73$3,285,015$35,196$0$2,747,332
74$3,510,116$0$0$2,925,410
75$3,754,713$0$0$3,126,217
76$4,020,686$0$0$3,348,394
77$4,310,103$0$0$3,590,187
78$4,625,238$0$0$3,853,501
79$4,968,595$0$0$4,140,432
80$5,342,930$0$0$4,453,288
81$5,751,274$0$0$4,794,606
82$6,196,965$0$0$5,167,182
83$6,683,677$0$0$5,574,092
84$7,215,454$0$0$6,018,722
85$7,796,750$0$0$6,504,801
86$8,432,464$0$0$7,036,433
87$9,127,996$0$0$7,618,138
88$9,889,287$0$0$8,254,893
89$10,722,883$0$0$8,952,177
90$11,635,990$0$0$9,716,026
91$12,636,543$0$0$10,553,085
92$13,733,284$0$0$11,470,674
93$14,935,839$0$0$12,476,854
94$16,254,810$0$0$13,580,504
95$17,701,874$0$0$14,791,403
96$19,289,895$0$0$16,120,322
97$21,033,041$0$0$17,579,128
98$22,946,918$0$0$19,180,890
99$25,048,719$0$0$20,940,005
100$27,357,381$0$0$22,872,334