Can I retire at age 52 with 978,000?

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 $978,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$80,762$80,043$79,341$78,656$77,987$76,226
2 years$39,981$39,237$38,515$37,815$37,137$35,372
3 years$26,389$25,642$24,922$24,229$23,561$21,847
4 years$19,595$18,849$18,137$17,455$16,804$15,155
5 years$15,519$14,778$14,075$13,407$12,774$11,194
6 years$12,803$12,067$11,375$10,722$10,108$8,599
7 years$10,863$10,134$9,452$8,815$8,220$6,782
8 years$9,410$8,687$8,016$7,395$6,820$5,452
9 years$8,279$7,563$6,904$6,299$5,743$4,445
10 years$7,376$6,667$6,019$5,430$4,893$3,664
11 years$6,637$5,935$5,299$4,725$4,208$3,045
12 years$6,022$5,327$4,703$4,145$3,647$2,548
13 years$5,501$4,814$4,202$3,659$3,180$2,144
14 years$5,056$4,376$3,775$3,248$2,788$1,812
15 years$4,670$3,997$3,409$2,897$2,455$1,538
16 years$4,333$3,668$3,091$2,594$2,169$1,308
17 years$4,036$3,378$2,812$2,331$1,923$1,116
18 years$3,772$3,121$2,567$2,100$1,710$954
19 years$3,536$2,893$2,350$1,898$1,524$817
20 years$3,324$2,688$2,157$1,719$1,362$701
21 years$3,132$2,504$1,984$1,560$1,219$602
22 years$2,958$2,337$1,828$1,418$1,092$518
23 years$2,800$2,186$1,688$1,292$980$446
24 years$2,655$2,048$1,561$1,178$881$384
25 years$2,521$1,922$1,446$1,076$793$331
26 years$2,399$1,806$1,341$984$714$286
27 years$2,285$1,700$1,245$900$644$246
28 years$2,180$1,602$1,158$825$581$213
29 years$2,082$1,511$1,077$757$525$184
30 years$1,991$1,427$1,004$694$474$159
31 years$1,906$1,349$936$638$429$137
32 years$1,826$1,277$873$586$388$119
33 years$1,751$1,209$815$539$351$103
34 years$1,681$1,146$762$496$318$89
35 years$1,615$1,087$712$456$288$77
36 years$1,553$1,032$666$420$261$66
37 years$1,495$980$623$387$236$57
38 years$1,439$931$584$357$214$50
39 years$1,387$885$547$329$194$43
40 years$1,337$842$513$304$176$37
41 years$1,290$802$481$280$160$32
42 years$1,245$764$451$259$145$28
43 years$1,203$728$423$239$132$24
44 years$1,162$694$397$220$119$21
45 years$1,123$661$373$204$108$18
46 years$1,087$631$350$188$98$16
47 years$1,051$602$329$174$89$14
48 years$1,018$575$309$160$81$12
49 years$986$549$291$148$74$10
50 years$955$524$273$137$67$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $978,000, adding $3,569 every year, while hoping to spend $32,179 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: 52/26/22 Blend
51$978,000$978,000$978,000$978,000
52$1,081,437$1,029,603$1,014,444$1,130,906
53$1,157,506$1,045,816$1,014,190$1,181,634
54$1,240,255$1,061,744$1,012,849$1,233,170
55$1,330,332$1,077,340$1,010,350$1,288,555
56$1,428,449$1,092,553$1,006,620$1,348,165
57$1,535,390$1,107,328$1,001,581$1,412,417
58$1,652,018$1,121,606$995,153$1,481,772
59$1,779,284$1,135,324$987,250$1,556,737
60$1,918,231$1,148,415$977,783$1,637,872
61$2,070,010$1,160,807$966,659$1,725,796
62$2,235,889$1,172,425$953,780$1,821,193
63$2,417,262$1,183,186$939,044$1,924,816
64$2,615,665$1,193,003$922,343$2,037,496
65$2,832,787$1,201,785$903,566$2,160,153
66$3,070,491$1,209,432$882,596$2,293,799
67$3,330,827$1,215,840$859,308$2,439,553
68$3,616,052$1,220,897$833,576$2,598,648
69$3,928,653$1,224,485$805,264$2,772,448
70$4,271,367$1,226,476$774,232$2,962,454
71$4,647,212$1,226,739$740,334$3,170,325
72$5,059,507$1,225,129$703,415$3,397,892
73$5,511,913$1,221,496$663,315$3,647,172
74$6,008,458$1,215,679$619,867$3,920,394
75$6,553,582$1,207,509$572,894$4,220,015
76$7,152,176$1,196,805$522,214$4,548,746
77$7,809,625$1,183,376$467,635$4,909,580
78$8,531,863$1,167,018$408,957$5,305,814
79$9,325,428$1,147,517$345,972$5,741,090
80$10,197,521$1,124,644$278,462$6,219,423
81$11,156,076$1,098,159$206,198$6,745,241
82$12,209,833$1,067,807$128,943$7,323,431
83$13,368,422$1,033,316$46,449$7,959,379
84$14,642,453$994,400$0$8,659,029
85$16,043,614$950,756$0$9,438,697
86$17,584,784$902,065$0$10,308,120
87$19,280,152$847,986$0$11,264,422
88$21,145,352$788,162$0$12,316,462
89$23,197,609$722,212$0$13,474,007
90$25,455,902$649,738$0$14,747,825
91$27,941,143$570,314$0$16,149,782
92$30,676,375$483,494$0$17,692,959
93$33,686,984$388,805$0$19,391,776
94$37,000,947$285,747$0$21,262,126
95$40,649,088$173,792$0$23,321,529
96$44,665,371$52,385$0$25,589,295
97$49,087,223$0$0$28,086,710
98$53,955,882$0$0$30,859,857
99$59,316,790$0$0$33,930,012
100$65,220,019$0$0$37,310,881