Can I retire at age 52 with 569,000?

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 $569,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$46,987$46,569$46,161$45,762$45,373$44,974
2 years$23,261$22,828$22,408$22,001$21,606$21,204
3 years$15,353$14,918$14,499$14,096$13,708$13,315
4 years$11,400$10,967$10,552$10,156$9,777$9,396
5 years$9,029$8,598$8,189$7,800$7,432$7,065
6 years$7,449$7,021$6,618$6,238$5,881$5,528
7 years$6,320$5,896$5,499$5,129$4,783$4,444
8 years$5,475$5,054$4,664$4,302$3,968$3,643
9 years$4,817$4,400$4,017$3,665$3,341$3,031
10 years$4,291$3,879$3,502$3,159$2,847$2,550
11 years$3,861$3,453$3,083$2,749$2,448$2,166
12 years$3,503$3,099$2,736$2,411$2,122$1,852
13 years$3,201$2,801$2,445$2,129$1,850$1,594
14 years$2,942$2,546$2,197$1,890$1,622$1,378
15 years$2,717$2,326$1,983$1,685$1,428$1,197
16 years$2,521$2,134$1,798$1,509$1,262$1,043
17 years$2,348$1,965$1,636$1,356$1,119$911
18 years$2,194$1,816$1,494$1,222$995$799
19 years$2,057$1,683$1,367$1,104$887$701
20 years$1,934$1,564$1,255$1,000$792$617
21 years$1,822$1,457$1,154$908$709$544
22 years$1,721$1,360$1,064$825$635$480
23 years$1,629$1,272$982$752$570$424
24 years$1,545$1,192$908$685$513$375
25 years$1,467$1,118$841$626$461$332
26 years$1,395$1,051$780$572$416$294
27 years$1,329$989$725$524$375$261
28 years$1,268$932$674$480$338$232
29 years$1,211$879$627$440$305$206
30 years$1,158$830$584$404$276$183
31 years$1,109$785$544$371$249$162
32 years$1,062$743$508$341$226$144
33 years$1,019$703$474$314$204$128
34 years$978$667$443$288$185$114
35 years$940$632$414$266$167$102
36 years$904$600$388$245$152$91
37 years$870$570$363$225$137$81
38 years$837$542$340$208$125$72
39 years$807$515$318$192$113$64
40 years$778$490$298$177$103$57
41 years$750$466$280$163$93$51
42 years$724$444$262$150$84$45
43 years$700$423$246$139$77$40
44 years$676$403$231$128$70$36
45 years$654$385$217$118$63$32
46 years$632$367$204$109$57$29
47 years$612$350$191$101$52$25
48 years$592$334$180$93$47$23
49 years$573$319$169$86$43$20
50 years$556$305$159$80$39$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $569,000, adding $5,849 every year, while hoping to spend $53,775 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: 40/33/27 Blend
51$569,000$569,000$569,000$569,000
52$633,071$602,914$594,095$653,150
53$640,428$575,241$556,781$640,576
54$646,734$544,409$516,414$621,537
55$651,823$510,208$472,837$599,904
56$655,513$472,413$425,882$575,471
57$657,603$430,788$375,375$548,020
58$657,864$385,083$321,137$517,313
59$656,048$335,033$262,977$483,097
60$651,876$280,361$200,697$445,096
61$645,039$220,770$134,092$403,016
62$635,195$155,949$62,946$356,537
63$621,963$85,570$0$305,316
64$604,925$9,284$0$252,721
65$583,614$0$0$214,207
66$557,514$0$0$197,869
67$526,054$0$0$182,493
68$488,604$0$0$164,429
69$444,463$0$0$143,367
70$392,860$0$0$118,965
71$332,940$0$0$90,844
72$263,758$0$0$58,588
73$184,271$0$0$21,733
74$93,324$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$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