Can I retire at age 52 with 948,000?

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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$74,038
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$34,436
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$21,321
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$14,827
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,981
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$8,458
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$6,690
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$5,394
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$4,411
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,647
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$3,041
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,553
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$2,155
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,828
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,556
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$1,329
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$1,138
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$976
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$839
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$723
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$623
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$538
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$465
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$402
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$348
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$301
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$261
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$226
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$196
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$170
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$148
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$128
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$111
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$97
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$84
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$73
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$63
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$55
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$48
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$42
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$36
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$31
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$27
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$24
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$21
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$18
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$16
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$14
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$12
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $948,000, adding $4,017 every year, while hoping to spend $42,497 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: 58/14/28 Blend
51$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
52$1,048,840$998,596$983,902$1,101,439
53$1,110,605$1,002,310$971,646$1,141,638
54$1,177,246$1,004,783$957,555$1,180,625
55$1,249,215$1,005,907$941,523$1,222,261
56$1,327,009$1,005,571$923,439$1,266,816
57$1,411,175$1,003,655$903,185$1,314,587
58$1,502,314$1,000,033$880,641$1,365,905
59$1,601,086$994,571$855,678$1,421,135
60$1,708,217$987,125$828,163$1,480,683
61$1,824,505$977,544$797,957$1,544,995
62$1,950,830$965,669$764,914$1,614,568
63$2,088,156$951,329$728,880$1,689,951
64$2,237,548$934,344$689,698$1,771,749
65$2,400,174$914,523$647,199$1,860,635
66$2,577,322$891,664$601,210$1,957,352
67$2,770,407$865,554$551,549$2,062,719
68$2,980,988$835,966$498,025$2,177,646
69$3,210,781$802,660$440,441$2,303,136
70$3,461,672$765,382$378,588$2,440,299
71$3,735,742$723,865$312,249$2,590,360
72$4,035,277$677,824$241,199$2,754,677
73$4,362,798$626,960$165,202$2,934,747
74$4,721,077$570,954$84,010$3,132,224
75$5,113,169$509,473$0$3,348,937
76$5,542,436$442,161$0$3,587,694
77$6,012,582$368,644$0$3,876,774
78$6,527,684$288,527$0$4,193,599
79$7,092,234$201,391$0$4,540,978
80$7,711,178$106,795$0$4,922,007
81$8,389,964$4,274$0$5,340,099
82$9,134,591$0$0$5,799,017
83$9,951,670$0$0$6,319,339
84$10,848,478$0$0$6,891,240
85$11,833,037$0$0$7,519,186
86$12,914,177$0$0$8,208,821
87$14,101,630$0$0$8,966,364
88$15,406,116$0$0$9,798,663
89$16,839,441$0$0$10,713,265
90$18,414,615$0$0$11,718,484
91$20,145,970$0$0$12,823,478
92$22,049,295$0$0$14,038,337
93$24,141,984$0$0$15,374,177
94$26,443,203$0$0$16,843,248
95$28,974,067$0$0$18,459,042
96$31,757,839$0$0$20,236,427
97$34,820,151$0$0$22,191,784
98$38,189,244$0$0$24,343,161
99$41,896,233$0$0$26,710,445
100$45,975,404$0$0$29,315,548