Can I retire at age 52 with 950,000?

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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$74,408
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$34,721
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$21,571
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$15,054
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$11,190
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$8,652
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$6,870
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$5,562
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$4,567
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,792
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,176
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,679
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,272
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$1,936
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,656
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,421
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,223
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,055
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$912
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$789
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$684
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$594
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$516
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$449
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$390
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$340
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$296
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$258
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$225
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$197
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$172
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$150
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$131
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$114
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$100
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$87
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$76
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$67
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$58
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$51
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$45
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$39
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$34
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$30
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$26
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$23
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$20
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$17
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$15
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $950,000, adding $3,351 every year, while hoping to spend $23,666 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: 57/32/11 Blend
51$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
52$1,050,357$1,000,007$985,282$1,107,197
53$1,132,312$1,023,826$993,108$1,169,782
54$1,221,835$1,048,020$1,000,404$1,235,027
55$1,319,670$1,072,582$1,007,125$1,305,553
56$1,426,641$1,097,502$1,013,228$1,381,870
57$1,543,652$1,122,774$1,018,665$1,464,538
58$1,671,700$1,148,385$1,023,386$1,554,174
59$1,811,883$1,174,326$1,027,339$1,651,458
60$1,965,409$1,200,582$1,030,469$1,757,137
61$2,133,610$1,227,139$1,032,719$1,872,037
62$2,317,950$1,253,981$1,034,027$1,997,067
63$2,520,044$1,281,090$1,034,330$2,133,226
64$2,741,671$1,308,445$1,033,562$2,281,617
65$2,984,787$1,336,025$1,031,653$2,443,456
66$3,251,551$1,363,806$1,028,529$2,620,081
67$3,544,338$1,391,760$1,024,113$2,812,966
68$3,865,764$1,419,861$1,018,324$3,023,736
69$4,218,713$1,448,075$1,011,079$3,254,182
70$4,606,360$1,476,368$1,002,288$3,506,278
71$5,032,203$1,504,705$991,859$3,782,197
72$5,500,096$1,533,043$979,695$4,084,337
73$6,014,284$1,561,341$965,693$4,415,337
74$6,579,444$1,589,550$949,747$4,778,107
75$7,200,729$1,617,620$931,745$5,175,855
76$7,883,816$1,645,496$911,571$5,612,115
77$8,634,959$1,673,119$889,103$6,090,782
78$9,461,050$1,700,426$864,212$6,616,148
79$10,369,679$1,727,349$836,765$7,192,945
80$11,369,212$1,753,815$806,623$7,826,387
81$12,468,864$1,779,745$773,637$8,522,219
82$13,678,791$1,805,055$737,657$9,286,775
83$15,010,181$1,829,656$698,522$10,127,034
84$16,475,361$1,853,451$656,064$11,050,689
85$18,087,915$1,876,337$610,109$12,066,217
86$19,862,810$1,898,205$560,475$13,182,964
87$21,816,537$1,918,937$506,972$14,411,225
88$23,967,267$1,938,408$449,398$15,762,352
89$26,335,023$1,956,485$387,548$17,248,853
90$28,941,868$1,973,025$321,203$18,884,514
91$31,812,111$1,987,877$250,137$20,684,529
92$34,972,543$2,000,879$174,113$22,665,644
93$38,452,679$2,011,859$92,883$24,846,314
94$42,285,047$2,020,635$6,189$27,246,880
95$46,505,488$2,027,012$0$29,889,760
96$51,153,496$2,030,783$0$32,809,793
97$56,272,590$2,031,730$0$36,025,510
98$61,910,728$2,029,618$0$39,566,228
99$68,120,753$2,024,200$0$43,465,059
100$74,960,897$2,015,213$0$47,758,491