Can I retire at age 52 with 401,000?

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 $401,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$33,114$32,819$32,531$32,251$31,976$31,229
2 years$16,393$16,088$15,792$15,505$15,227$14,478
3 years$10,820$10,514$10,218$9,934$9,661$8,934
4 years$8,034$7,729$7,436$7,157$6,890$6,191
5 years$6,363$6,059$5,771$5,497$5,238$4,568
6 years$5,249$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,505
7 years$4,454$4,155$3,876$3,614$3,370$2,761
8 years$3,858$3,562$3,287$3,032$2,796$2,217
9 years$3,395$3,101$2,831$2,583$2,355$1,806
10 years$3,024$2,734$2,468$2,226$2,006$1,486
11 years$2,721$2,434$2,173$1,937$1,726$1,234
12 years$2,469$2,184$1,928$1,699$1,495$1,031
13 years$2,256$1,974$1,723$1,500$1,304$867
14 years$2,073$1,794$1,548$1,332$1,143$731
15 years$1,915$1,639$1,398$1,188$1,006$620
16 years$1,777$1,504$1,267$1,064$889$527
17 years$1,655$1,385$1,153$956$789$449
18 years$1,547$1,280$1,053$861$701$383
19 years$1,450$1,186$964$778$625$327
20 years$1,363$1,102$884$705$558$281
21 years$1,284$1,027$813$640$500$241
22 years$1,213$958$750$582$448$207
23 years$1,148$896$692$530$402$178
24 years$1,089$840$640$483$361$153
25 years$1,034$788$593$441$325$131
26 years$983$741$550$403$293$113
27 years$937$697$511$369$264$97
28 years$894$657$475$338$238$84
29 years$854$620$442$310$215$72
30 years$816$585$411$285$194$63
31 years$781$553$384$261$176$54
32 years$749$523$358$240$159$47
33 years$718$496$334$221$144$40
34 years$689$470$312$203$130$35
35 years$662$446$292$187$118$30
36 years$637$423$273$172$107$26
37 years$613$402$256$159$97$22
38 years$590$382$239$146$88$19
39 years$569$363$224$135$80$17
40 years$548$345$210$124$72$14
41 years$529$329$197$115$66$12
42 years$511$313$185$106$59$11
43 years$493$298$173$98$54$9
44 years$476$284$163$90$49$8
45 years$461$271$153$83$44$7
46 years$445$259$144$77$40$6
47 years$431$247$135$71$37$5
48 years$417$236$127$66$33$4
49 years$404$225$119$61$30$4
50 years$392$215$112$56$27$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $401,000, adding $3,954 every year, while hoping to spend $32,863 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: 80/12/8 Blend
51$401,000$401,000$401,000$401,000
52$445,981$424,728$418,512$480,876
53$456,505$410,573$397,566$490,161
54$467,001$394,624$374,817$495,625
55$477,431$376,757$350,170$500,636
56$487,754$356,843$323,525$505,132
57$497,920$334,744$294,779$509,045
58$507,877$310,315$263,823$512,301
59$517,563$283,403$230,544$514,817
60$526,911$253,846$194,823$516,503
61$535,843$221,472$156,537$517,261
62$544,275$186,100$115,557$516,981
63$552,111$147,538$71,748$515,544
64$559,244$105,585$24,969$512,819
65$565,555$60,028$0$508,663
66$570,912$10,640$0$505,047
67$575,168$0$0$502,082
68$578,157$0$0$503,111
69$579,697$0$0$504,261
70$579,585$0$0$503,948
71$577,595$0$0$501,973
72$573,478$0$0$498,115
73$566,955$0$0$492,130
74$557,719$0$0$483,745
75$545,429$0$0$472,659
76$529,705$0$0$458,539
77$510,130$0$0$441,016
78$486,240$0$0$419,680
79$457,521$0$0$394,078
80$423,406$0$0$363,710
81$383,267$0$0$328,022
82$336,409$0$0$286,401
83$282,063$0$0$238,170
84$219,382$0$0$182,579
85$147,427$0$0$118,802
86$65,160$0$0$45,924
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0