Can I retire at age 52 with 477,000?

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 $477,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$39,390$39,039$38,697$38,363$38,037$36,746
2 years$19,500$19,137$18,785$18,444$18,113$16,825
3 years$12,871$12,506$12,155$11,817$11,491$10,247
4 years$9,557$9,193$8,846$8,514$8,196$7,005
5 years$7,569$7,208$6,865$6,539$6,230$5,096
6 years$6,244$5,886$5,548$5,229$4,930$3,853
7 years$5,298$4,943$4,610$4,299$4,009$2,989
8 years$4,589$4,237$3,910$3,607$3,326$2,362
9 years$4,038$3,689$3,368$3,072$2,801$1,892
10 years$3,597$3,252$2,936$2,648$2,387$1,532
11 years$3,237$2,895$2,585$2,305$2,053$1,250
12 years$2,937$2,598$2,294$2,022$1,779$1,026
13 years$2,683$2,348$2,049$1,785$1,551$847
14 years$2,466$2,134$1,841$1,584$1,360$701
15 years$2,278$1,950$1,663$1,413$1,197$583
16 years$2,113$1,789$1,507$1,265$1,058$486
17 years$1,968$1,647$1,372$1,137$938$406
18 years$1,840$1,522$1,252$1,024$834$340
19 years$1,725$1,411$1,146$926$743$285
20 years$1,621$1,311$1,052$838$664$239
21 years$1,528$1,221$968$761$594$201
22 years$1,443$1,140$892$692$533$169
23 years$1,366$1,066$823$630$478$142
24 years$1,295$999$762$575$430$119
25 years$1,230$937$705$525$387$101
26 years$1,170$881$654$480$348$85
27 years$1,114$829$607$439$314$71
28 years$1,063$781$565$402$283$60
29 years$1,015$737$525$369$256$51
30 years$971$696$489$339$231$43
31 years$929$658$456$311$209$36
32 years$891$623$426$286$189$31
33 years$854$590$398$263$171$26
34 years$820$559$371$242$155$22
35 years$788$530$347$223$140$18
36 years$758$503$325$205$127$16
37 years$729$478$304$189$115$13
38 years$702$454$285$174$104$11
39 years$676$432$267$161$95$9
40 years$652$411$250$148$86$8
41 years$629$391$234$137$78$7
42 years$607$372$220$126$71$6
43 years$587$355$206$116$64$5
44 years$567$338$194$107$58$4
45 years$548$323$182$99$53$3
46 years$530$308$171$92$48$3
47 years$513$294$161$85$44$2
48 years$496$280$151$78$40$2
49 years$481$268$142$72$36$2
50 years$466$256$133$67$33$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $477,000, adding $3,779 every year, while hoping to spend $25,697 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: 34/43/23 Blend
51$477,000$477,000$477,000$477,000
52$529,552$504,271$496,878$543,737
53$556,225$501,639$486,182$551,983
54$584,757$498,017$474,266$558,262
55$615,311$493,328$461,063$564,513
56$648,066$487,494$446,501$570,751
57$683,216$480,429$430,506$576,992
58$720,976$472,042$413,000$583,258
59$761,582$462,239$393,903$589,574
60$805,293$450,917$373,128$595,972
61$852,392$437,972$350,586$602,490
62$903,191$423,288$326,186$609,170
63$958,034$406,745$299,830$616,064
64$1,017,295$388,218$271,417$623,231
65$1,081,391$367,572$240,841$630,742
66$1,150,774$344,664$207,990$638,676
67$1,225,945$319,345$172,750$647,126
68$1,307,454$291,456$135,000$656,197
69$1,395,906$260,829$94,614$666,010
70$1,491,966$227,287$51,461$676,704
71$1,596,364$190,641$5,402$688,434
72$1,709,906$150,695$0$701,380
73$1,833,476$107,239$0$726,480
74$1,968,049$60,053$0$755,339
75$2,114,697$8,902$0$786,924
76$2,274,598$0$0$821,567
77$2,449,052$0$0$881,621
78$2,639,488$0$0$951,839
79$2,847,478$0$0$1,028,600
80$3,074,753$0$0$1,112,549
81$3,323,222$0$0$1,204,401
82$3,594,981$0$0$1,304,940
83$3,892,343$0$0$1,415,032
84$4,217,852$0$0$1,535,628
85$4,574,310$0$0$1,667,777
86$4,964,803$0$0$1,812,634
87$5,392,730$0$0$1,971,471
88$5,861,834$0$0$2,145,689
89$6,376,236$0$0$2,336,831
90$6,940,476$0$0$2,546,595
91$7,559,556$0$0$2,776,856
92$8,238,983$0$0$3,029,673
93$8,984,825$0$0$3,307,320
94$9,803,765$0$0$3,612,298
95$10,703,165$0$0$3,947,365
96$11,691,135$0$0$4,315,556
97$12,776,611$0$0$4,720,218
98$13,969,433$0$0$5,165,037
99$15,280,446$0$0$5,654,073
100$16,721,596$0$0$6,191,800