Can I retire at age 52 with 594,000?

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 $594,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$49,052$48,615$48,189$47,773$47,366$46,716
2 years$24,283$23,831$23,393$22,968$22,555$21,902
3 years$16,028$15,574$15,137$14,716$14,310$13,673
4 years$11,901$11,448$11,016$10,602$10,206$9,591
5 years$9,426$8,976$8,549$8,143$7,758$7,166
6 years$7,776$7,329$6,908$6,512$6,139$5,571
7 years$6,598$6,155$5,741$5,354$4,993$4,449
8 years$5,715$5,276$4,869$4,491$4,142$3,622
9 years$5,029$4,594$4,193$3,826$3,488$2,992
10 years$4,480$4,049$3,656$3,298$2,972$2,500
11 years$4,031$3,605$3,219$2,870$2,556$2,107
12 years$3,657$3,235$2,856$2,517$2,215$1,788
13 years$3,341$2,924$2,552$2,222$1,932$1,527
14 years$3,071$2,658$2,293$1,973$1,693$1,310
15 years$2,836$2,428$2,070$1,759$1,491$1,128
16 years$2,632$2,228$1,877$1,575$1,318$975
17 years$2,451$2,051$1,708$1,415$1,168$845
18 years$2,291$1,896$1,559$1,276$1,039$734
19 years$2,148$1,757$1,427$1,153$926$639
20 years$2,019$1,633$1,310$1,044$827$557
21 years$1,902$1,521$1,205$947$740$487
22 years$1,797$1,420$1,111$861$663$426
23 years$1,701$1,328$1,025$785$595$373
24 years$1,612$1,244$948$716$535$327
25 years$1,531$1,167$878$653$482$287
26 years$1,457$1,097$815$597$434$252
27 years$1,388$1,033$756$547$391$221
28 years$1,324$973$703$501$353$194
29 years$1,264$918$654$460$319$171
30 years$1,209$867$610$422$288$150
31 years$1,157$819$568$387$260$132
32 years$1,109$775$530$356$235$116
33 years$1,064$734$495$327$213$103
34 years$1,021$696$463$301$193$90
35 years$981$660$432$277$175$80
36 years$943$626$405$255$158$70
37 years$908$595$379$235$144$62
38 years$874$565$355$217$130$54
39 years$842$538$332$200$118$48
40 years$812$512$311$184$107$42
41 years$783$487$292$170$97$37
42 years$756$464$274$157$88$33
43 years$730$442$257$145$80$29
44 years$706$421$241$134$73$26
45 years$682$402$227$124$66$23
46 years$660$383$213$114$60$20
47 years$639$366$200$105$54$18
48 years$618$349$188$97$49$16
49 years$599$333$177$90$45$14
50 years$580$318$166$83$41$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $594,000, adding $2,348 every year, while hoping to spend $28,960 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: 62/12/26 Blend
51$594,000$594,000$594,000$594,000
52$657,010$625,528$616,321$693,060
53$693,212$625,366$606,154$717,629
54$732,136$624,225$594,677$741,071
55$774,028$622,027$581,813$766,039
56$819,161$618,688$567,486$792,686
57$867,833$614,121$551,614$821,183
58$920,370$608,231$534,112$851,719
59$977,133$600,919$514,889$884,504
60$1,038,516$592,080$493,853$919,769
61$1,104,954$581,601$470,907$957,772
62$1,176,925$569,366$445,948$998,795
63$1,254,954$555,247$418,870$1,043,154
64$1,339,618$539,113$389,561$1,091,197
65$1,431,553$520,824$357,905$1,143,308
66$1,531,457$500,229$323,781$1,199,914
67$1,640,099$477,174$287,060$1,261,486
68$1,758,323$451,490$247,611$1,328,545
69$1,887,061$423,002$205,295$1,401,667
70$2,027,336$391,524$159,968$1,481,490
71$2,180,275$356,859$111,477$1,568,718
72$2,347,117$318,799$59,665$1,664,130
73$2,529,227$277,124$4,369$1,768,587
74$2,728,108$231,603$0$1,883,039
75$2,945,413$181,989$0$2,023,696
76$3,182,963$128,024$0$2,178,840
77$3,442,761$69,434$0$2,348,592
78$3,727,017$5,930$0$2,534,422
79$4,038,158$0$0$2,737,954
80$4,378,863$0$0$2,969,265
81$4,752,076$0$0$3,223,549
82$5,161,045$0$0$3,502,240
83$5,609,342$0$0$3,807,779
84$6,100,904$0$0$4,142,854
85$6,640,068$0$0$4,510,428
86$7,231,607$0$0$4,913,762
87$7,880,782$0$0$5,356,449
88$8,593,388$0$0$5,842,447
89$9,375,804$0$0$6,376,115
90$10,235,064$0$0$6,962,256
91$11,178,909$0$0$7,606,160
92$12,215,873$0$0$8,313,656
93$13,355,354$0$0$9,091,165
94$14,607,705$0$0$9,945,758
95$15,984,335$0$0$10,885,230
96$17,497,810$0$0$11,918,166
97$19,161,977$0$0$13,054,025
98$20,992,090$0$0$14,303,227
99$23,004,955$0$0$15,677,256
100$25,219,090$0$0$17,188,761