Can I retire at age 52 with 985,000?

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:
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 $985,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$81,340$80,616$79,909$79,219$78,545$75,668
2 years$40,268$39,518$38,791$38,086$37,403$34,536
3 years$26,578$25,825$25,100$24,402$23,730$20,964
4 years$19,735$18,984$18,267$17,580$16,924$14,280
5 years$15,630$14,884$14,176$13,503$12,866$10,350
6 years$12,895$12,154$11,456$10,799$10,180$7,795
7 years$10,941$10,207$9,520$8,878$8,279$6,024
8 years$9,477$8,749$8,074$7,448$6,868$4,741
9 years$8,339$7,618$6,954$6,344$5,784$3,782
10 years$7,429$6,715$6,063$5,468$4,928$3,047
11 years$6,684$5,978$5,337$4,759$4,239$2,475
12 years$6,065$5,365$4,737$4,174$3,673$2,022
13 years$5,541$4,849$4,232$3,685$3,203$1,661
14 years$5,092$4,407$3,802$3,271$2,808$1,369
15 years$4,704$4,026$3,433$2,918$2,472$1,132
16 years$4,364$3,694$3,113$2,612$2,185$939
17 years$4,065$3,402$2,832$2,347$1,937$780
18 years$3,799$3,143$2,586$2,115$1,723$650
19 years$3,561$2,913$2,367$1,911$1,535$541
20 years$3,348$2,707$2,172$1,731$1,371$452
21 years$3,155$2,522$1,998$1,571$1,227$378
22 years$2,980$2,354$1,842$1,428$1,100$316
23 years$2,820$2,202$1,700$1,301$987$264
24 years$2,674$2,063$1,573$1,187$888$221
25 years$2,539$1,936$1,456$1,084$799$185
26 years$2,416$1,819$1,351$991$719$155
27 years$2,301$1,712$1,254$907$649$130
28 years$2,195$1,613$1,166$831$585$109
29 years$2,097$1,522$1,085$762$528$91
30 years$2,005$1,437$1,011$699$477$77
31 years$1,919$1,359$942$642$432$64
32 years$1,839$1,286$879$590$391$54
33 years$1,764$1,218$821$543$353$45
34 years$1,693$1,154$767$499$320$38
35 years$1,627$1,095$717$460$290$32
36 years$1,564$1,039$671$423$263$27
37 years$1,505$987$628$390$238$22
38 years$1,450$938$588$360$216$19
39 years$1,397$892$551$332$196$16
40 years$1,347$848$516$306$177$13
41 years$1,299$808$484$282$161$11
42 years$1,254$769$454$260$146$9
43 years$1,211$733$426$240$133$8
44 years$1,170$698$400$222$120$7
45 years$1,131$666$376$205$109$6
46 years$1,094$635$353$189$99$5
47 years$1,059$606$331$175$90$4
48 years$1,025$579$311$162$82$3
49 years$993$553$293$149$74$3
50 years$962$528$275$138$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $985,000, adding $5,633 every year, while hoping to spend $52,917 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: 62/23/15 Blend
51$985,000$985,000$985,000$985,000
52$1,091,280$1,039,075$1,023,808$1,154,558
53$1,146,288$1,033,687$1,001,802$1,192,370
54$1,205,132$1,026,261$977,286$1,227,123
55$1,268,150$1,016,641$950,119$1,263,792
56$1,335,707$1,004,663$920,154$1,302,566
57$1,408,210$990,152$887,240$1,343,653
58$1,486,100$972,922$851,215$1,387,288
59$1,569,863$952,776$811,912$1,433,730
60$1,660,034$929,508$769,156$1,483,266
61$1,757,199$902,895$722,764$1,536,216
62$1,862,002$872,705$672,545$1,592,933
63$1,975,150$838,692$618,299$1,653,811
64$2,097,421$800,593$559,818$1,719,286
65$2,229,669$758,133$496,882$1,789,840
66$2,372,833$711,019$429,266$1,866,011
67$2,527,945$658,942$356,729$1,948,391
68$2,696,141$601,576$279,025$2,037,640
69$2,878,669$538,575$195,894$2,134,487
70$3,076,901$469,573$107,065$2,239,740
71$3,292,348$394,186$12,255$2,354,295
72$3,526,672$312,005$0$2,479,142
73$3,781,699$222,600$0$2,629,612
74$4,059,442$125,516$0$2,795,704
75$4,362,112$20,274$0$2,976,852
76$4,692,146$0$0$3,174,597
77$5,052,224$0$0$3,414,339
78$5,445,296$0$0$3,681,719
79$5,874,611$0$0$3,973,824
80$6,343,744$0$0$4,293,096
81$6,856,630$0$0$4,642,223
82$7,417,605$0$0$5,024,164
83$8,031,439$0$0$5,442,179
84$8,703,388$0$0$5,899,857
85$9,439,236$0$0$6,401,149
86$10,245,356$0$0$6,950,407
87$11,128,766$0$0$7,552,424
88$12,097,192$0$0$8,212,479
89$13,159,146$0$0$8,936,385
90$14,324,002$0$0$9,730,546
91$15,602,087$0$0$10,602,014
92$17,004,773$0$0$11,558,560
93$18,544,588$0$0$12,608,740
94$20,235,332$0$0$13,761,982
95$22,092,207$0$0$15,028,669
96$24,131,958$0$0$16,420,242
97$26,373,034$0$0$17,949,303
98$28,835,757$0$0$19,629,735
99$31,542,518$0$0$21,476,834
100$34,517,982$0$0$23,507,450