Can I retire at age 52 with 480,000?

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 $480,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$39,638$39,285$38,940$38,604$38,276$37,275
2 years$19,623$19,257$18,903$18,560$18,227$17,225
3 years$12,952$12,585$12,232$11,891$11,564$10,593
4 years$9,617$9,251$8,901$8,567$8,247$7,315
5 years$7,617$7,253$6,908$6,580$6,269$5,377
6 years$6,284$5,923$5,583$5,262$4,961$4,110
7 years$5,332$4,974$4,639$4,326$4,034$3,226
8 years$4,618$4,264$3,934$3,629$3,347$2,579
9 years$4,064$3,712$3,389$3,091$2,819$2,092
10 years$3,620$3,272$2,954$2,665$2,402$1,714
11 years$3,257$2,913$2,601$2,319$2,065$1,417
12 years$2,955$2,614$2,308$2,034$1,790$1,179
13 years$2,700$2,363$2,062$1,796$1,561$986
14 years$2,481$2,148$1,853$1,594$1,368$828
15 years$2,292$1,962$1,673$1,422$1,205$698
16 years$2,127$1,800$1,517$1,273$1,065$590
17 years$1,981$1,658$1,380$1,144$944$500
18 years$1,851$1,532$1,260$1,031$839$425
19 years$1,735$1,420$1,153$931$748$361
20 years$1,631$1,319$1,059$844$668$308
21 years$1,537$1,229$974$766$598$263
22 years$1,452$1,147$897$696$536$224
23 years$1,374$1,073$829$634$481$192
24 years$1,303$1,005$766$578$433$164
25 years$1,238$943$710$528$389$140
26 years$1,177$887$658$483$351$120
27 years$1,121$834$611$442$316$103
28 years$1,070$786$568$405$285$88
29 years$1,022$742$529$371$258$76
30 years$977$700$493$341$233$65
31 years$935$662$459$313$210$56
32 years$896$627$428$288$190$48
33 years$860$593$400$265$172$41
34 years$825$562$374$243$156$35
35 years$793$533$349$224$141$30
36 years$762$506$327$206$128$26
37 years$734$481$306$190$116$22
38 years$706$457$287$175$105$19
39 years$681$435$268$162$95$16
40 years$656$413$252$149$86$14
41 years$633$394$236$137$78$12
42 years$611$375$221$127$71$10
43 years$590$357$208$117$65$9
44 years$570$340$195$108$59$8
45 years$551$325$183$100$53$7
46 years$533$310$172$92$48$6
47 years$516$295$162$85$44$5
48 years$500$282$152$79$40$4
49 years$484$269$143$73$36$4
50 years$469$257$134$67$33$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $480,000, adding $2,227 every year, while hoping to spend $35,974 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: 89/5/6 Blend
51$480,000$480,000$480,000$480,000
52$531,257$505,817$498,377$578,262
53$547,169$492,326$476,797$595,687
54$563,499$476,968$453,288$609,554
55$580,250$459,614$427,747$623,608
56$597,428$440,127$400,069$637,839
57$615,034$418,362$370,139$652,235
58$633,071$394,165$337,843$666,783
59$651,539$367,375$303,056$681,469
60$670,440$337,819$265,652$696,275
61$689,770$305,318$225,496$711,181
62$709,526$269,678$182,450$726,167
63$729,704$230,699$136,368$741,206
64$750,296$188,165$87,099$756,273
65$771,292$141,851$34,483$771,335
66$792,681$91,519$0$786,359
67$814,447$36,916$0$802,693
68$836,571$0$0$821,352
69$859,033$0$0$841,314
70$881,805$0$0$863,610
71$904,857$0$0$886,180
72$928,154$0$0$908,989
73$951,653$0$0$931,994
74$975,307$0$0$955,151
75$999,062$0$0$978,404
76$1,022,854$0$0$1,001,693
77$1,046,612$0$0$1,024,947
78$1,070,255$0$0$1,048,088
79$1,093,693$0$0$1,071,024
80$1,116,820$0$0$1,093,655
81$1,139,521$0$0$1,115,866
82$1,161,664$0$0$1,137,528
83$1,183,101$0$0$1,158,497
84$1,203,669$0$0$1,178,610
85$1,223,180$0$0$1,197,686
86$1,241,429$0$0$1,215,522
87$1,258,185$0$0$1,231,891
88$1,273,188$0$0$1,246,539
89$1,286,152$0$0$1,259,185
90$1,296,756$0$0$1,269,514
91$1,304,643$0$0$1,277,177
92$1,309,416$0$0$1,281,783
93$1,310,635$0$0$1,282,901
94$1,307,809$0$0$1,280,049
95$1,300,395$0$0$1,272,695
96$1,287,790$0$0$1,260,247
97$1,269,323$0$0$1,242,047
98$1,244,253$0$0$1,217,368
99$1,211,758$0$0$1,185,405
100$1,170,928$0$0$1,145,262