Can I retire at age 52 with 949,000?

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 $949,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$78,368$77,669$76,988$76,324$75,675$74,544
2 years$38,796$38,073$37,373$36,694$36,036$34,899
3 years$25,607$24,881$24,183$23,510$22,862$21,755
4 years$19,014$18,290$17,599$16,938$16,306$15,236
5 years$15,059$14,340$13,657$13,010$12,395$11,367
6 years$12,423$11,710$11,037$10,404$9,808$8,822
7 years$10,541$9,834$9,172$8,554$7,977$7,033
8 years$9,131$8,429$7,779$7,176$6,617$5,716
9 years$8,034$7,339$6,700$6,112$5,573$4,714
10 years$7,157$6,469$5,841$5,269$4,748$3,931
11 years$6,440$5,759$5,142$4,585$4,084$3,307
12 years$5,843$5,169$4,564$4,022$3,539$2,801
13 years$5,338$4,671$4,077$3,551$3,086$2,387
14 years$4,906$4,246$3,663$3,152$2,705$2,044
15 years$4,532$3,879$3,308$2,811$2,382$1,757
16 years$4,204$3,559$2,999$2,517$2,105$1,515
17 years$3,916$3,278$2,729$2,261$1,866$1,310
18 years$3,660$3,029$2,491$2,038$1,660$1,136
19 years$3,431$2,807$2,280$1,842$1,479$986
20 years$3,225$2,608$2,093$1,668$1,321$858
21 years$3,039$2,430$1,925$1,514$1,182$748
22 years$2,871$2,268$1,774$1,376$1,060$653
23 years$2,717$2,121$1,638$1,253$951$570
24 years$2,576$1,987$1,515$1,143$855$499
25 years$2,447$1,865$1,403$1,044$769$436
26 years$2,327$1,753$1,301$955$693$382
27 years$2,217$1,650$1,209$874$625$335
28 years$2,115$1,554$1,123$801$564$294
29 years$2,020$1,466$1,045$734$509$258
30 years$1,932$1,385$974$674$460$226
31 years$1,849$1,309$908$619$416$198
32 years$1,772$1,239$847$569$376$174
33 years$1,700$1,173$791$523$340$153
34 years$1,632$1,112$739$481$308$135
35 years$1,568$1,055$691$443$279$118
36 years$1,507$1,001$646$408$253$104
37 years$1,450$951$605$376$229$91
38 years$1,397$903$566$346$208$80
39 years$1,346$859$531$319$189$71
40 years$1,297$817$497$295$171$62
41 years$1,252$778$466$272$155$55
42 years$1,208$741$438$251$141$48
43 years$1,167$706$411$232$128$42
44 years$1,128$673$385$214$116$37
45 years$1,090$642$362$197$105$33
46 years$1,054$612$340$182$96$29
47 years$1,020$584$319$169$87$25
48 years$988$558$300$156$79$22
49 years$956$533$282$144$72$20
50 years$927$509$265$133$65$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $949,000, adding $6,319 every year, while hoping to spend $43,110 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: 72/14/14 Blend
51$949,000$949,000$949,000$949,000
52$1,052,316$1,002,019$987,310$1,124,406
53$1,113,784$1,005,249$974,516$1,176,252
54$1,180,076$1,007,193$959,848$1,227,137
55$1,251,640$1,007,741$943,199$1,281,717
56$1,328,966$1,006,779$924,455$1,340,348
57$1,412,593$1,004,185$903,498$1,403,423
58$1,503,115$999,827$880,202$1,471,375
59$1,601,183$993,569$854,439$1,544,682
60$1,707,513$985,263$826,072$1,623,873
61$1,822,894$974,755$794,960$1,709,528
62$1,948,192$961,881$760,954$1,802,291
63$2,084,360$946,466$723,899$1,902,869
64$2,232,447$928,325$683,632$2,012,045
65$2,393,607$907,263$639,983$2,130,679
66$2,569,109$883,073$592,777$2,259,725
67$2,760,349$855,535$541,826$2,400,230
68$2,968,866$824,417$486,938$2,553,353
69$3,196,350$789,474$427,911$2,720,372
70$3,444,665$750,445$364,533$2,902,695
71$3,715,860$707,056$296,584$3,101,876
72$4,012,192$659,016$223,834$3,319,630
73$4,336,145$606,017$146,041$3,557,850
74$4,690,454$547,735$62,956$3,818,621
75$5,078,132$483,825$0$4,104,244
76$5,502,494$413,926$0$4,421,100
77$5,967,193$337,652$0$4,778,433
78$6,476,249$254,600$0$5,169,960
79$7,034,092$164,341$0$5,599,132
80$7,645,599$66,423$0$6,069,753
81$8,316,141$0$0$6,586,013
82$9,051,636$0$0$7,158,640
83$9,858,599$0$0$7,798,183
84$10,744,209$0$0$8,500,105
85$11,716,372$0$0$9,270,677
86$12,783,798$0$0$10,116,810
87$13,956,080$0$0$11,046,115
88$15,243,788$0$0$12,066,978
89$16,658,564$0$0$13,188,634
90$18,213,234$0$0$14,421,259
91$19,921,928$0$0$15,776,066
92$21,800,214$0$0$17,265,403
93$23,865,243$0$0$18,902,879
94$26,135,908$0$0$20,703,484
95$28,633,028$0$0$22,683,734
96$31,379,539$0$0$24,861,828
97$34,400,712$0$0$27,257,815
98$37,724,388$0$0$29,893,784
99$41,381,246$0$0$32,794,077
100$45,405,086$0$0$35,985,509