Can I retire at age 52 with 551,000?

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:
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 $551,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$45,501$45,096$44,700$44,314$43,938$43,068
2 years$22,525$22,106$21,699$21,305$20,923$20,050
3 years$14,868$14,446$14,041$13,650$13,274$12,426
4 years$11,040$10,620$10,218$9,834$9,467$8,650
5 years$8,743$8,326$7,930$7,554$7,197$6,413
6 years$7,213$6,799$6,408$6,041$5,695$4,945
7 years$6,120$5,710$5,325$4,966$4,631$3,916
8 years$5,301$4,894$4,516$4,166$3,842$3,161
9 years$4,665$4,261$3,890$3,549$3,236$2,588
10 years$4,155$3,756$3,391$3,059$2,757$2,142
11 years$3,739$3,344$2,986$2,662$2,371$1,788
12 years$3,393$3,001$2,650$2,335$2,055$1,503
13 years$3,099$2,712$2,367$2,062$1,792$1,271
14 years$2,848$2,465$2,127$1,830$1,571$1,079
15 years$2,631$2,252$1,920$1,632$1,383$920
16 years$2,441$2,066$1,741$1,461$1,222$787
17 years$2,274$1,903$1,584$1,313$1,084$675
18 years$2,125$1,758$1,446$1,183$964$580
19 years$1,992$1,630$1,324$1,069$859$499
20 years$1,873$1,514$1,215$968$767$430
21 years$1,765$1,411$1,118$879$686$372
22 years$1,667$1,317$1,030$799$615$321
23 years$1,577$1,232$951$728$552$278
24 years$1,496$1,154$880$664$496$241
25 years$1,421$1,083$815$606$447$209
26 years$1,351$1,018$756$554$402$181
27 years$1,287$958$702$507$363$157
28 years$1,228$903$652$465$327$137
29 years$1,173$851$607$426$296$119
30 years$1,122$804$565$391$267$103
31 years$1,074$760$527$359$241$90
32 years$1,029$719$492$330$218$78
33 years$987$681$459$304$198$68
34 years$947$646$429$279$179$59
35 years$910$612$401$257$162$51
36 years$875$581$375$237$147$45
37 years$842$552$351$218$133$39
38 years$811$525$329$201$121$34
39 years$781$499$308$185$109$29
40 years$753$475$289$171$99$26
41 years$727$452$271$158$90$22
42 years$702$430$254$146$82$19
43 years$678$410$238$134$74$17
44 years$655$391$224$124$67$15
45 years$633$373$210$115$61$13
46 years$612$355$197$106$55$11
47 years$592$339$185$98$50$10
48 years$573$324$174$90$46$8
49 years$555$309$164$84$42$7
50 years$538$295$154$77$38$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $551,000, adding $4,010 every year, while hoping to spend $41,278 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: 89/6/5 Blend
51$551,000$551,000$551,000$551,000
52$611,338$582,135$573,595$665,474
53$629,775$566,740$548,891$685,895
54$648,710$549,208$521,976$702,103
55$668,148$529,389$492,732$718,546
56$688,097$507,127$461,036$735,213
57$708,563$482,256$426,761$752,093
58$729,549$454,600$389,771$769,174
59$751,061$423,973$349,926$786,440
60$773,101$390,180$307,080$803,874
61$795,670$353,011$261,080$821,457
62$818,768$312,248$211,766$839,166
63$842,393$267,659$158,970$856,977
64$866,541$218,998$102,520$874,861
65$891,207$166,008$42,233$892,787
66$916,381$108,413$0$910,721
67$942,052$45,926$0$929,801
68$968,206$0$0$951,286
69$994,825$0$0$974,318
70$1,021,887$0$0$1,000,816
71$1,049,365$0$0$1,027,721
72$1,077,228$0$0$1,055,002
73$1,105,439$0$0$1,082,623
74$1,133,956$0$0$1,110,542
75$1,162,727$0$0$1,138,709
76$1,191,696$0$0$1,167,069
77$1,220,797$0$0$1,195,556
78$1,249,953$0$0$1,224,096
79$1,279,079$0$0$1,252,605
80$1,308,078$0$0$1,280,987
81$1,336,839$0$0$1,309,133
82$1,365,236$0$0$1,336,921
83$1,393,128$0$0$1,364,212
84$1,420,358$0$0$1,390,851
85$1,446,748$0$0$1,416,664
86$1,472,096$0$0$1,441,453
87$1,496,180$0$0$1,465,000
88$1,518,749$0$0$1,487,060
89$1,539,524$0$0$1,507,357
90$1,558,193$0$0$1,525,585
91$1,574,408$0$0$1,541,405
92$1,587,781$0$0$1,554,434
93$1,597,880$0$0$1,564,251
94$1,604,227$0$0$1,570,383
95$1,606,286$0$0$1,572,308
96$1,603,467$0$0$1,569,445
97$1,595,109$0$0$1,561,147
98$1,580,484$0$0$1,546,699
99$1,558,782$0$0$1,525,307
100$1,529,104$0$0$1,496,088