Can I retire at age 52 with 579,000?

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 $579,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$44,479
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$20,301
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$12,323
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$8,394
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$6,084
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$4,582
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$3,541
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$2,787
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$2,223
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$1,791
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$1,455
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,189
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$976
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$805
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$666
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$552
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$459
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$382
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$318
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$266
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$222
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$186
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$155
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$130
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$109
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$91
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$76
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$64
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$54
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$45
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$38
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$32
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$27
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$22
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$19
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$16
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$13
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$11
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$9
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$8
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$7
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$6
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$5
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$4
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$3
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$3
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$2
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$2
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$2
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $579,000, adding $2,894 every year, while hoping to spend $22,895 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: 68/24/8 Blend
51$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
52$641,043$610,356$601,382$683,507
53$682,069$615,904$597,168$717,591
54$726,513$620,955$592,046$751,808
55$774,698$625,463$585,960$788,614
56$826,982$629,375$578,854$828,259
57$883,757$632,637$570,668$871,019
58$945,454$635,190$561,340$917,196
59$1,012,548$636,972$550,802$967,126
60$1,085,561$637,917$538,987$1,021,178
61$1,165,068$637,955$525,823$1,079,759
62$1,251,702$637,012$511,235$1,143,317
63$1,346,158$635,007$495,144$1,212,348
64$1,449,202$631,858$477,467$1,287,399
65$1,561,677$627,476$458,118$1,369,070
66$1,684,511$621,766$437,008$1,458,028
67$1,818,726$614,627$414,043$1,555,003
68$1,965,446$605,954$389,124$1,660,805
69$2,125,910$595,634$362,148$1,776,324
70$2,301,480$583,548$333,007$1,902,543
71$2,493,659$569,569$301,591$2,040,546
72$2,704,099$553,565$267,781$2,191,529
73$2,934,621$535,393$231,455$2,356,811
74$3,187,229$514,905$192,486$2,537,844
75$3,464,131$491,940$150,739$2,736,234
76$3,767,760$466,332$106,076$2,953,748
77$4,100,792$437,903$58,350$3,192,337
78$4,466,178$406,466$7,411$3,454,152
79$4,867,168$371,822$0$3,741,565
80$5,307,340$333,762$0$4,061,199
81$5,790,636$292,064$0$4,412,866
82$6,321,400$246,495$0$4,799,129
83$6,904,416$196,806$0$5,223,510
84$7,544,954$142,737$0$5,689,894
85$8,248,820$84,011$0$6,202,560
86$9,022,410$20,338$0$6,766,229
87$9,872,771$0$0$7,386,105
88$10,807,666$0$0$8,080,754
89$11,835,648$0$0$8,850,513
90$12,966,140$0$0$9,697,072
91$14,209,526$0$0$10,628,210
92$15,577,243$0$0$11,652,497
93$17,081,896$0$0$12,779,379
94$18,737,370$0$0$14,019,260
95$20,558,965$0$0$15,383,605
96$22,563,540$0$0$16,885,046
97$24,769,670$0$0$18,537,501
98$27,197,822$0$0$20,356,308
99$29,870,547$0$0$22,358,365
100$32,812,694$0$0$24,562,292