Can I retire at age 52 with 606,000?

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 $606,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$50,043$49,597$49,162$48,738$48,323$46,406
2 years$24,774$24,312$23,865$23,432$23,011$21,103
3 years$16,352$15,888$15,442$15,013$14,599$12,761
4 years$12,142$11,680$11,238$10,816$10,412$8,657
5 years$9,616$9,157$8,721$8,308$7,915$6,248
6 years$7,933$7,477$7,048$6,644$6,263$4,685
7 years$6,731$6,279$5,857$5,462$5,094$3,604
8 years$5,830$5,383$4,967$4,582$4,226$2,823
9 years$5,130$4,687$4,278$3,903$3,559$2,241
10 years$4,570$4,131$3,730$3,364$3,032$1,797
11 years$4,112$3,678$3,284$2,928$2,608$1,451
12 years$3,731$3,301$2,914$2,568$2,260$1,180
13 years$3,409$2,983$2,604$2,267$1,971$964
14 years$3,133$2,711$2,339$2,013$1,727$790
15 years$2,894$2,477$2,112$1,795$1,521$650
16 years$2,685$2,273$1,915$1,607$1,344$536
17 years$2,501$2,093$1,743$1,444$1,192$442
18 years$2,337$1,934$1,591$1,301$1,060$366
19 years$2,191$1,792$1,456$1,176$945$303
20 years$2,060$1,666$1,336$1,065$844$252
21 years$1,941$1,551$1,229$967$755$209
22 years$1,833$1,448$1,133$879$677$174
23 years$1,735$1,354$1,046$800$608$144
24 years$1,645$1,269$967$730$546$120
25 years$1,562$1,191$896$667$491$100
26 years$1,486$1,119$831$610$443$83
27 years$1,416$1,053$772$558$399$69
28 years$1,351$993$717$511$360$58
29 years$1,290$936$668$469$325$48
30 years$1,234$884$622$430$294$40
31 years$1,181$836$580$395$266$33
32 years$1,132$791$541$363$240$28
33 years$1,085$749$505$334$217$23
34 years$1,042$710$472$307$197$19
35 years$1,001$673$441$283$178$16
36 years$962$639$413$260$162$13
37 years$926$607$386$240$146$11
38 years$892$577$362$221$133$9
39 years$859$549$339$204$120$8
40 years$828$522$318$188$109$7
41 years$799$497$298$174$99$5
42 years$772$473$279$160$90$5
43 years$745$451$262$148$82$4
44 years$720$430$246$137$74$3
45 years$696$410$231$126$67$3
46 years$673$391$217$116$61$2
47 years$651$373$204$108$55$2
48 years$631$356$192$99$50$2
49 years$611$340$180$92$46$1
50 years$592$325$169$85$42$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $606,000, adding $2,450 every year, while hoping to spend $47,456 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: 43/27/30 Blend
51$606,000$606,000$606,000$606,000
52$670,339$638,221$628,828$693,209
53$688,221$619,001$599,401$690,674
54$706,336$597,249$567,398$683,282
55$724,658$572,790$532,682$674,383
56$743,157$545,441$495,110$663,867
57$761,798$515,005$454,534$651,617
58$780,538$481,278$410,799$637,505
59$799,334$444,041$363,741$621,399
60$818,130$403,063$313,191$603,155
61$836,867$358,102$258,971$582,622
62$855,478$308,898$200,896$559,635
63$873,883$255,182$138,773$534,023
64$891,998$196,664$72,400$505,599
65$909,723$133,041$1,567$474,167
66$926,948$63,994$0$439,515
67$943,550$0$0$425,113
68$959,390$0$0$412,314
69$974,312$0$0$418,052
70$988,145$0$0$423,232
71$1,000,694$0$0$427,761
72$1,011,743$0$0$431,534
73$1,021,052$0$0$434,437
74$1,028,352$0$0$436,340
75$1,033,347$0$0$437,102
76$1,035,705$0$0$436,564
77$1,035,057$0$0$434,549
78$1,030,995$0$0$430,863
79$1,023,065$0$0$425,288
80$1,010,764$0$0$417,584
81$993,534$0$0$407,486
82$970,755$0$0$394,698
83$941,744$0$0$378,894
84$905,740$0$0$359,711
85$861,905$0$0$336,751
86$809,307$0$0$309,569
87$746,917$0$0$277,676
88$673,599$0$0$240,532
89$588,093$0$0$197,536
90$489,007$0$0$148,027
91$374,804$0$0$91,275
92$243,784$0$0$26,470
93$94,068$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