Can I retire at age 52 with 515,000?

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 $515,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$42,528$42,149$41,780$41,419$41,067$40,859
2 years$21,054$20,661$20,281$19,913$19,556$19,346
3 years$13,896$13,502$13,123$12,758$12,407$12,202
4 years$10,318$9,926$9,551$9,192$8,849$8,650
5 years$8,172$7,782$7,412$7,060$6,727$6,535
6 years$6,742$6,355$5,990$5,646$5,323$5,138
7 years$5,721$5,337$4,977$4,642$4,329$4,151
8 years$4,955$4,574$4,221$3,894$3,591$3,420
9 years$4,360$3,983$3,636$3,317$3,024$2,860
10 years$3,884$3,511$3,170$2,859$2,577$2,420
11 years$3,495$3,125$2,791$2,488$2,216$2,066
12 years$3,171$2,805$2,477$2,183$1,920$1,777
13 years$2,897$2,535$2,213$1,927$1,675$1,538
14 years$2,662$2,304$1,988$1,710$1,468$1,338
15 years$2,459$2,105$1,795$1,525$1,293$1,169
16 years$2,282$1,931$1,627$1,366$1,142$1,025
17 years$2,125$1,779$1,481$1,227$1,013$901
18 years$1,986$1,644$1,352$1,106$901$795
19 years$1,862$1,523$1,238$999$803$702
20 years$1,750$1,415$1,136$905$717$622
21 years$1,649$1,318$1,045$821$642$552
22 years$1,558$1,231$963$747$575$490
23 years$1,474$1,151$889$680$516$436
24 years$1,398$1,078$822$620$464$388
25 years$1,328$1,012$762$567$418$346
26 years$1,263$951$706$518$376$309
27 years$1,203$895$656$474$339$276
28 years$1,148$844$610$434$306$247
29 years$1,096$796$567$398$276$221
30 years$1,048$752$528$366$250$198
31 years$1,004$710$493$336$226$177
32 years$962$672$460$309$204$158
33 years$922$637$429$284$185$142
34 years$885$603$401$261$167$127
35 years$851$572$375$240$152$114
36 years$818$543$351$221$137$102
37 years$787$516$328$204$124$92
38 years$758$490$307$188$113$82
39 years$730$466$288$173$102$74
40 years$704$444$270$160$93$66
41 years$679$422$253$148$84$60
42 years$656$402$237$136$76$54
43 years$633$383$223$126$69$48
44 years$612$365$209$116$63$43
45 years$592$348$196$107$57$39
46 years$572$332$184$99$52$35
47 years$554$317$173$91$47$31
48 years$536$303$163$85$43$28
49 years$519$289$153$78$39$25
50 years$503$276$144$72$35$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $515,000, adding $6,492 every year, while hoping to spend $47,473 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: 63/31/6 Blend
51$515,000$515,000$515,000$515,000
52$574,226$546,931$538,949$609,394
53$582,287$523,220$506,493$609,927
54$589,578$496,756$471,358$604,334
55$595,972$467,354$433,406$596,992
56$601,325$434,818$392,489$587,728
57$605,477$398,942$348,455$576,356
58$608,253$359,506$301,144$562,672
59$609,453$316,281$250,391$546,453
60$608,859$269,020$196,021$527,457
61$606,227$217,467$137,853$505,419
62$601,288$161,349$75,697$480,053
63$593,742$100,378$9,355$451,044
64$583,257$34,249$0$418,051
65$569,464$0$0$384,633
66$551,956$0$0$360,089
67$530,280$0$0$344,312
68$503,938$0$0$325,273
69$472,375$0$0$302,585
70$434,979$0$0$275,824
71$391,073$0$0$244,518
72$339,909$0$0$208,146
73$280,657$0$0$166,133
74$212,403$0$0$117,842
75$134,135$0$0$62,571
76$44,736$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
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