Can I retire at age 52 with 967,000?

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 $967,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$79,854$79,143$78,449$77,771$77,110$76,400
2 years$39,532$38,795$38,082$37,390$36,719$36,004
3 years$26,093$25,353$24,642$23,956$23,296$22,598
4 years$19,374$18,637$17,933$17,259$16,615$15,939
5 years$15,345$14,612$13,917$13,257$12,630$11,978
6 years$12,659$11,932$11,247$10,601$9,994$9,367
7 years$10,741$10,020$9,346$8,716$8,128$7,526
8 years$9,304$8,589$7,926$7,312$6,743$6,166
9 years$8,186$7,478$6,827$6,228$5,678$5,127
10 years$7,293$6,592$5,952$5,369$4,838$4,312
11 years$6,562$5,868$5,240$4,672$4,161$3,659
12 years$5,954$5,267$4,650$4,098$3,606$3,127
13 years$5,440$4,760$4,155$3,618$3,144$2,689
14 years$4,999$4,327$3,733$3,212$2,756$2,324
15 years$4,618$3,952$3,370$2,864$2,427$2,017
16 years$4,284$3,626$3,056$2,565$2,145$1,756
17 years$3,990$3,340$2,781$2,304$1,902$1,534
18 years$3,729$3,086$2,538$2,077$1,691$1,343
19 years$3,496$2,860$2,324$1,876$1,507$1,178
20 years$3,287$2,658$2,133$1,699$1,346$1,036
21 years$3,097$2,476$1,962$1,542$1,205$912
22 years$2,925$2,311$1,808$1,402$1,080$805
23 years$2,768$2,161$1,669$1,277$969$710
24 years$2,625$2,025$1,544$1,165$871$628
25 years$2,493$1,900$1,430$1,064$784$556
26 years$2,372$1,786$1,326$973$706$492
27 years$2,259$1,681$1,231$890$637$436
28 years$2,155$1,584$1,145$816$575$387
29 years$2,059$1,494$1,065$748$519$343
30 years$1,968$1,411$992$687$469$305
31 years$1,884$1,334$925$631$424$270
32 years$1,806$1,262$863$579$383$240
33 years$1,732$1,195$806$533$347$214
34 years$1,662$1,133$753$490$314$190
35 years$1,597$1,075$704$451$285$169
36 years$1,536$1,020$659$416$258$150
37 years$1,478$969$616$383$234$134
38 years$1,423$921$577$353$212$119
39 years$1,371$875$541$325$192$106
40 years$1,322$833$507$300$174$94
41 years$1,275$793$475$277$158$84
42 years$1,231$755$446$256$143$75
43 years$1,189$719$418$236$130$67
44 years$1,149$686$393$218$118$59
45 years$1,111$654$369$201$107$53
46 years$1,074$624$346$186$97$47
47 years$1,040$595$325$172$88$42
48 years$1,006$568$306$159$80$37
49 years$975$543$287$147$73$33
50 years$944$518$270$136$66$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $967,000, adding $5,589 every year, while hoping to spend $37,478 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: 41/36/23 Blend
51$967,000$967,000$967,000$967,000
52$1,071,399$1,020,148$1,005,160$1,107,872
53$1,140,805$1,030,259$998,956$1,144,641
54$1,216,035$1,039,609$991,289$1,180,424
55$1,297,643$1,048,122$982,069$1,218,406
56$1,386,238$1,055,715$971,204$1,258,810
57$1,482,491$1,062,302$958,596$1,301,882
58$1,587,140$1,067,790$944,144$1,347,897
59$1,700,996$1,072,080$927,740$1,397,159
60$1,824,953$1,075,067$909,275$1,450,005
61$1,959,992$1,076,639$888,630$1,506,810
62$2,107,196$1,076,679$865,683$1,567,988
63$2,267,754$1,075,061$840,308$1,634,000
64$2,442,976$1,071,650$812,369$1,705,355
65$2,634,304$1,066,305$781,728$1,782,617
66$2,843,325$1,058,876$748,238$1,866,413
67$3,071,786$1,049,203$711,746$1,957,435
68$3,321,611$1,037,117$672,092$2,056,452
69$3,594,918$1,022,438$629,110$2,164,311
70$3,894,040$1,004,977$582,625$2,281,955
71$4,221,543$984,533$532,455$2,410,424
72$4,580,257$960,891$478,408$2,550,871
73$4,973,295$933,827$420,287$2,704,569
74$5,404,088$903,101$357,883$2,872,929
75$5,876,412$868,460$290,979$3,057,511
76$6,394,428$829,636$219,349$3,260,040
77$6,962,718$786,347$142,755$3,482,423
78$7,586,329$738,292$60,952$3,726,768
79$8,270,822$685,156$0$3,995,407
80$9,022,319$626,602$0$4,297,383
81$9,847,568$562,277$0$4,645,460
82$10,753,998$491,807$0$5,027,880
83$11,749,796$414,796$0$5,448,193
84$12,843,981$330,826$0$5,910,314
85$14,046,487$239,457$0$6,418,566
86$15,368,260$140,222$0$6,977,716
87$16,821,359$32,629$0$7,593,028
88$18,419,068$0$0$8,270,306
89$20,176,024$0$0$9,049,169
90$22,108,353$0$0$9,920,131
91$24,233,823$0$0$10,878,292
92$26,572,009$0$0$11,932,493
93$29,144,479$0$0$13,092,479
94$31,974,999$0$0$14,368,983
95$35,089,751$0$0$15,773,835
96$38,517,587$0$0$17,320,066
97$42,290,296$0$0$19,022,039
98$46,442,905$0$0$20,895,575
99$51,014,008$0$0$22,958,111
100$56,046,132$0$0$25,228,858