Can I retire at age 52 with 425,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $425,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$35,096$34,783$34,478$34,181$33,890$33,550
2 years$17,374$17,051$16,737$16,433$16,138$15,796
3 years$11,468$11,143$10,830$10,529$10,239$9,904
4 years$8,515$8,191$7,881$7,585$7,302$6,979
5 years$6,744$6,422$6,116$5,826$5,551$5,239
6 years$5,564$5,244$4,943$4,659$4,392$4,093
7 years$4,721$4,404$4,108$3,831$3,572$3,285
8 years$4,089$3,775$3,484$3,213$2,963$2,688
9 years$3,598$3,287$3,000$2,737$2,496$2,232
10 years$3,205$2,897$2,616$2,359$2,126$1,875
11 years$2,884$2,579$2,303$2,053$1,829$1,589
12 years$2,617$2,315$2,044$1,801$1,585$1,357
13 years$2,391$2,092$1,826$1,590$1,382$1,165
14 years$2,197$1,902$1,641$1,412$1,211$1,006
15 years$2,029$1,737$1,481$1,259$1,067$871
16 years$1,883$1,594$1,343$1,127$943$758
17 years$1,754$1,468$1,222$1,013$836$661
18 years$1,639$1,356$1,116$913$743$578
19 years$1,537$1,257$1,021$825$662$506
20 years$1,444$1,168$937$747$592$445
21 years$1,361$1,088$862$678$530$391
22 years$1,286$1,016$795$616$475$344
23 years$1,217$950$734$561$426$303
24 years$1,154$890$679$512$383$268
25 years$1,096$835$628$468$345$237
26 years$1,042$785$583$428$310$209
27 years$993$739$541$391$280$185
28 years$947$696$503$359$253$164
29 years$905$657$468$329$228$145
30 years$865$620$436$302$206$129
31 years$828$586$407$277$186$114
32 years$794$555$379$255$168$101
33 years$761$525$354$234$152$90
34 years$731$498$331$215$138$80
35 years$702$472$309$198$125$71
36 years$675$448$289$183$113$63
37 years$650$426$271$168$103$56
38 years$625$405$254$155$93$50
39 years$603$385$238$143$84$44
40 years$581$366$223$132$77$39
41 years$561$348$209$122$69$35
42 years$541$332$196$112$63$31
43 years$523$316$184$104$57$27
44 years$505$301$173$96$52$24
45 years$488$287$162$88$47$22
46 years$472$274$152$82$43$19
47 years$457$262$143$75$39$17
48 years$442$250$134$70$35$15
49 years$428$239$126$64$32$14
50 years$415$228$119$60$29$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $425,000, adding $4,627 every year, while hoping to spend $31,674 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: 43/33/24 Blend
51$425,000$425,000$425,000$425,000
52$473,123$450,598$444,010$489,985
53$487,680$438,976$425,184$490,809
54$502,661$425,724$404,665$488,303
55$518,075$410,726$382,364$484,959
56$533,932$393,865$358,186$480,715
57$550,241$375,012$332,033$475,510
58$567,012$354,034$303,802$469,274
59$584,253$330,788$273,386$461,937
60$601,975$305,125$240,672$453,423
61$620,185$276,885$205,544$443,653
62$638,892$245,900$167,878$432,542
63$658,104$211,994$127,546$420,000
64$677,828$174,979$84,417$405,934
65$698,071$134,657$38,349$390,242
66$718,838$90,819$0$372,821
67$740,135$43,245$0$356,327
68$761,965$0$0$348,534
69$784,331$0$0$342,539
70$807,235$0$0$352,475
71$830,677$0$0$362,637
72$854,654$0$0$373,023
73$879,164$0$0$383,630
74$904,200$0$0$394,455
75$929,753$0$0$405,492
76$955,812$0$0$416,736
77$982,363$0$0$428,177
78$1,009,388$0$0$439,807
79$1,036,863$0$0$451,614
80$1,064,764$0$0$463,584
81$1,093,058$0$0$475,701
82$1,121,708$0$0$487,946
83$1,150,671$0$0$500,298
84$1,179,897$0$0$512,730
85$1,209,327$0$0$525,215
86$1,238,895$0$0$537,720
87$1,268,525$0$0$550,206
88$1,298,129$0$0$562,631
89$1,327,611$0$0$574,947
90$1,356,857$0$0$587,100
91$1,385,741$0$0$599,027
92$1,414,123$0$0$610,661
93$1,441,840$0$0$621,923
94$1,468,715$0$0$632,727
95$1,494,544$0$0$642,974
96$1,519,103$0$0$652,557
97$1,542,139$0$0$661,353
98$1,563,369$0$0$669,227
99$1,582,478$0$0$676,027
100$1,599,115$0$0$681,584