Can I retire at age 52 with 940,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$73,056
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$33,791
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$20,800
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$14,378
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$10,581
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$8,097
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$6,361
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$5,093
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$4,135
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$3,393
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$2,808
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$2,339
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$1,959
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$1,648
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$1,391
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,178
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$1,000
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$850
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$725
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$618
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$528
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$452
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$387
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$331
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$284
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$244
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$209
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$179
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$154
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$132
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$114
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$98
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$84
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$72
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$62
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$53
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$46
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$40
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$34
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$29
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$25
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$22
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$19
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$16
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$14
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$12
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$10
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$9
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$8
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $940,000, adding $3,432 every year, while hoping to spend $30,587 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: 81/8/11 Blend
51$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
52$1,039,420$989,600$975,030$1,121,381
53$1,112,897$1,005,546$975,149$1,191,575
54$1,192,843$1,021,248$974,247$1,264,244
55$1,279,886$1,036,663$972,258$1,343,104
56$1,374,716$1,051,742$969,111$1,428,757
57$1,478,095$1,066,434$964,733$1,521,872
58$1,590,857$1,080,686$959,048$1,623,180
59$1,713,924$1,094,439$951,976$1,733,490
60$1,848,309$1,107,632$943,432$1,853,692
61$1,995,127$1,120,197$933,328$1,984,766
62$2,155,608$1,132,063$921,572$2,127,792
63$2,331,102$1,143,157$908,066$2,283,959
64$2,523,098$1,153,395$892,711$2,454,579
65$2,733,236$1,162,694$875,399$2,641,095
66$2,963,321$1,170,961$856,019$2,845,098
67$3,215,341$1,178,098$834,457$3,068,341
68$3,491,483$1,184,003$810,589$3,312,757
69$3,794,160$1,188,565$784,289$3,580,473
70$4,126,027$1,191,666$755,425$3,873,834
71$4,490,006$1,193,183$723,856$4,195,424
72$4,889,320$1,192,982$689,439$4,548,092
73$5,327,516$1,190,924$652,021$4,934,975
74$5,808,502$1,186,858$611,443$5,359,530
75$6,336,582$1,180,628$567,539$5,825,568
76$6,916,499$1,172,063$520,136$6,337,289
77$7,553,474$1,160,987$469,054$6,899,318
78$8,253,263$1,147,210$414,102$7,516,755
79$9,022,205$1,130,532$355,083$8,195,219
80$9,867,282$1,110,741$291,791$8,940,903
81$10,796,190$1,087,611$224,010$9,760,631
82$11,817,402$1,060,905$151,515$10,661,924
83$12,940,258$1,030,371$74,073$11,653,068
84$14,175,047$995,741$0$12,743,199
85$15,533,102$956,733$0$13,943,387
86$17,026,914$913,048$0$15,273,062
87$18,670,241$864,370$0$16,735,777
88$20,478,246$810,364$0$18,345,037
89$22,467,631$750,676$0$20,115,722
90$24,656,803$684,932$0$22,064,229
91$27,066,040$612,738$0$24,208,629
92$29,717,689$533,674$0$26,568,830
93$32,636,369$447,300$0$29,166,773
94$35,849,210$353,150$0$32,026,635
95$39,386,105$250,730$0$35,175,058
96$43,279,992$139,520$0$38,641,398
97$47,567,165$18,970$0$42,458,007
98$52,287,617$0$0$46,660,533
99$57,485,417$0$0$51,298,079
100$63,209,122$0$0$56,406,714