Can I retire at age 52 with 951,000?

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 $951,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$78,533$77,833$77,151$76,485$75,834$73,407
2 years$38,878$38,154$37,452$36,771$36,111$33,688
3 years$25,661$24,934$24,234$23,560$22,911$20,568
4 years$19,054$18,329$17,636$16,974$16,340$14,095
5 years$15,091$14,370$13,686$13,037$12,421$10,281
6 years$12,449$11,734$11,061$10,426$9,829$7,794
7 years$10,564$9,854$9,191$8,572$7,993$6,065
8 years$9,150$8,447$7,795$7,191$6,631$4,807
9 years$8,051$7,355$6,714$6,125$5,584$3,863
10 years$7,172$6,483$5,853$5,280$4,758$3,136
11 years$6,454$5,771$5,153$4,595$4,092$2,567
12 years$5,855$5,180$4,573$4,030$3,546$2,115
13 years$5,350$4,681$4,086$3,558$3,092$1,751
14 years$4,916$4,255$3,671$3,159$2,711$1,456
15 years$4,541$3,887$3,315$2,817$2,387$1,214
16 years$4,213$3,566$3,005$2,522$2,109$1,016
17 years$3,924$3,284$2,735$2,266$1,870$851
18 years$3,668$3,035$2,496$2,042$1,663$715
19 years$3,438$2,813$2,285$1,845$1,482$602
20 years$3,232$2,614$2,097$1,671$1,324$507
21 years$3,046$2,435$1,929$1,517$1,185$427
22 years$2,877$2,273$1,778$1,379$1,062$361
23 years$2,723$2,126$1,642$1,256$953$305
24 years$2,581$1,992$1,518$1,146$857$257
25 years$2,452$1,869$1,406$1,046$771$218
26 years$2,332$1,756$1,304$957$695$184
27 years$2,222$1,653$1,211$876$626$156
28 years$2,120$1,558$1,126$802$565$132
29 years$2,024$1,469$1,048$736$510$112
30 years$1,936$1,388$976$675$461$95
31 years$1,853$1,312$910$620$417$80
32 years$1,776$1,241$849$570$377$68
33 years$1,703$1,176$793$524$341$58
34 years$1,635$1,114$741$482$309$49
35 years$1,571$1,057$692$444$280$41
36 years$1,510$1,003$648$409$254$35
37 years$1,453$953$606$377$230$30
38 years$1,399$905$568$347$208$25
39 years$1,348$861$532$320$189$21
40 years$1,300$819$499$295$171$18
41 years$1,254$780$467$272$155$15
42 years$1,211$743$438$251$141$13
43 years$1,169$707$411$232$128$11
44 years$1,130$674$386$214$116$9
45 years$1,092$643$363$198$105$8
46 years$1,057$613$341$183$96$7
47 years$1,022$585$320$169$87$6
48 years$990$559$301$156$79$5
49 years$958$534$283$144$72$4
50 years$929$510$266$133$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $951,000, adding $3,787 every year, while hoping to spend $21,998 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: 33/40/27 Blend
51$951,000$951,000$951,000$951,000
52$1,051,908$1,001,505$986,765$1,077,877
53$1,135,797$1,027,173$996,416$1,123,549
54$1,227,506$1,053,362$1,005,653$1,170,512
55$1,327,808$1,080,073$1,014,439$1,220,695
56$1,437,556$1,107,309$1,022,734$1,274,398
57$1,557,690$1,135,070$1,030,499$1,331,951
58$1,689,242$1,163,356$1,037,689$1,393,719
59$1,833,352$1,192,168$1,044,259$1,460,102
60$1,991,273$1,221,504$1,050,160$1,531,543
61$2,164,386$1,251,360$1,055,344$1,608,529
62$2,354,212$1,281,735$1,059,756$1,691,596
63$2,562,425$1,312,624$1,063,342$1,781,337
64$2,790,871$1,344,021$1,066,042$1,878,404
65$3,041,581$1,375,919$1,067,795$1,983,516
66$3,316,794$1,408,310$1,068,538$2,097,465
67$3,618,975$1,441,186$1,068,202$2,221,126
68$3,950,840$1,474,534$1,066,717$2,355,461
69$4,315,382$1,508,342$1,064,008$2,501,533
70$4,715,896$1,542,596$1,059,997$2,660,513
71$5,156,013$1,577,279$1,054,603$2,833,692
72$5,639,733$1,612,373$1,047,739$3,022,492
73$6,171,465$1,647,857$1,039,317$3,228,483
74$6,756,061$1,683,709$1,029,241$3,453,395
75$7,398,873$1,719,904$1,017,414$3,699,135
76$8,105,792$1,756,414$1,003,732$3,967,806
77$8,883,313$1,793,208$988,087$4,261,726
78$9,738,589$1,830,254$970,366$4,583,452
79$10,679,502$1,867,513$950,450$4,935,801
80$11,714,737$1,904,947$928,216$5,321,880
81$12,853,862$1,942,512$903,533$5,745,115
82$14,107,422$1,980,160$876,267$6,209,283
83$15,487,032$2,017,841$846,275$6,718,546
84$17,005,492$2,055,499$813,409$7,277,496
85$18,676,908$2,093,073$777,513$7,891,193
86$20,516,819$2,130,500$738,426$8,565,216
87$22,542,349$2,167,709$695,978$9,305,716
88$24,772,366$2,204,625$649,991$10,119,474
89$27,227,663$2,241,167$600,281$11,013,965
90$29,931,148$2,277,247$546,654$11,997,429
91$32,908,066$2,312,773$488,908$13,078,953
92$36,186,233$2,347,644$426,831$14,268,550
93$39,796,302$2,381,752$360,203$15,577,261
94$43,772,049$2,414,982$288,794$17,017,257
95$48,150,693$2,447,211$212,363$18,601,955
96$52,973,246$2,478,307$130,660$20,346,142
97$58,284,902$2,508,129$43,422$22,266,123
98$64,135,461$2,536,526$0$24,379,868
99$70,579,800$2,563,338$0$26,721,499
100$77,678,391$2,588,393$0$29,312,820