Can I retire at age 52 with 981,000?

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 $981,000?

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$81,010$80,288$79,584$78,897$78,226$76,459
2 years$40,104$39,357$38,633$37,931$37,251$35,480
3 years$26,470$25,720$24,998$24,303$23,633$21,914
4 years$19,655$18,907$18,192$17,509$16,855$15,201
5 years$15,567$14,823$14,118$13,449$12,813$11,228
6 years$12,842$12,104$11,409$10,755$10,139$8,625
7 years$10,897$10,165$9,481$8,842$8,245$6,803
8 years$9,438$8,714$8,041$7,418$6,840$5,469
9 years$8,305$7,587$6,926$6,318$5,761$4,459
10 years$7,398$6,687$6,038$5,446$4,908$3,675
11 years$6,657$5,953$5,316$4,740$4,221$3,055
12 years$6,040$5,343$4,718$4,157$3,658$2,556
13 years$5,518$4,829$4,215$3,670$3,190$2,151
14 years$5,071$4,389$3,787$3,258$2,796$1,818
15 years$4,684$4,010$3,419$2,906$2,462$1,542
16 years$4,346$3,679$3,100$2,602$2,176$1,312
17 years$4,048$3,388$2,821$2,338$1,929$1,120
18 years$3,783$3,131$2,575$2,107$1,716$957
19 years$3,547$2,902$2,357$1,904$1,529$820
20 years$3,334$2,696$2,163$1,724$1,366$703
21 years$3,142$2,511$1,990$1,565$1,222$604
22 years$2,968$2,344$1,834$1,423$1,096$520
23 years$2,808$2,193$1,693$1,296$983$447
24 years$2,663$2,054$1,566$1,182$884$385
25 years$2,529$1,928$1,451$1,079$795$332
26 years$2,406$1,812$1,345$987$716$286
27 years$2,292$1,705$1,249$903$646$247
28 years$2,186$1,607$1,161$828$583$213
29 years$2,088$1,516$1,081$759$526$184
30 years$1,997$1,432$1,007$696$476$159
31 years$1,912$1,353$938$640$430$138
32 years$1,832$1,280$876$588$389$119
33 years$1,757$1,213$818$541$352$103
34 years$1,687$1,149$764$497$319$89
35 years$1,620$1,090$714$458$289$77
36 years$1,558$1,035$668$422$262$67
37 years$1,499$983$625$389$237$58
38 years$1,444$934$586$358$215$50
39 years$1,391$888$549$330$195$43
40 years$1,341$845$514$305$177$37
41 years$1,294$804$482$281$160$32
42 years$1,249$766$452$259$146$28
43 years$1,206$730$424$239$132$24
44 years$1,166$696$398$221$120$21
45 years$1,127$663$374$204$109$18
46 years$1,090$633$351$189$99$16
47 years$1,055$604$330$174$90$14
48 years$1,021$577$310$161$81$12
49 years$989$551$292$149$74$10
50 years$958$526$274$138$67$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $981,000, adding $6,955 every year, while hoping to spend $44,604 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: 44/46/10 Blend
51$981,000$981,000$981,000$981,000
52$1,088,236$1,036,243$1,021,038$1,132,709
53$1,151,778$1,039,561$1,007,784$1,167,617
54$1,220,306$1,041,546$992,592$1,200,338
55$1,294,282$1,042,086$975,348$1,234,796
56$1,374,213$1,041,063$955,936$1,271,165
57$1,460,656$1,038,348$934,234$1,309,643
58$1,554,224$1,033,808$910,112$1,350,448
59$1,655,590$1,027,300$883,436$1,393,825
60$1,765,495$1,018,673$854,065$1,440,044
61$1,884,753$1,007,765$821,854$1,489,409
62$2,014,259$994,407$786,647$1,542,255
63$2,154,998$978,418$748,285$1,598,956
64$2,308,054$959,607$706,599$1,659,929
65$2,474,620$937,771$661,414$1,725,636
66$2,656,006$912,697$612,546$1,796,590
67$2,853,656$884,156$559,804$1,873,362
68$3,069,158$851,910$502,987$1,956,586
69$3,304,262$815,703$441,886$2,046,965
70$3,560,891$775,266$376,284$2,145,281
71$3,841,162$730,315$305,950$2,252,399
72$4,147,410$680,549$230,648$2,369,280
73$4,482,199$625,650$150,128$2,496,990
74$4,848,357$565,280$64,131$2,636,712
75$5,248,996$499,086$0$2,789,753
76$5,687,542$426,690$0$2,960,515
77$6,167,770$347,695$0$3,155,150
78$6,693,834$261,684$0$3,368,622
79$7,270,310$168,211$0$3,602,933
80$7,902,238$66,811$0$3,860,304
81$8,595,170$0$0$4,143,186
82$9,355,217$0$0$4,476,064
83$10,189,115$0$0$4,878,512
84$11,104,280$0$0$5,320,304
85$12,108,882$0$0$5,805,402
86$13,211,920$0$0$6,338,165
87$14,423,308$0$0$6,923,400
88$15,753,967$0$0$7,566,399
89$17,215,926$0$0$8,272,994
90$18,822,439$0$0$9,049,608
91$20,588,107$0$0$9,903,319
92$22,529,015$0$0$10,841,924
93$24,662,885$0$0$11,874,014
94$27,009,240$0$0$13,009,052
95$29,589,592$0$0$14,257,467
96$32,427,641$0$0$15,630,747
97$35,549,498$0$0$17,141,550
98$38,983,932$0$0$18,803,825
99$42,762,643$0$0$20,632,937
100$46,920,557$0$0$22,645,819