Can I retire at age 52 with 660,000?

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 $660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$54,502$54,017$53,543$53,081$52,629$50,985
2 years$26,981$26,479$25,992$25,520$25,062$23,420
3 years$17,809$17,304$16,818$16,351$15,900$14,312
4 years$13,224$12,720$12,239$11,780$11,340$9,818
5 years$10,473$9,973$9,498$9,048$8,621$7,169
6 years$8,640$8,144$7,676$7,236$6,821$5,441
7 years$7,331$6,839$6,379$5,949$5,547$4,238
8 years$6,350$5,862$5,410$4,990$4,602$3,363
9 years$5,587$5,104$4,659$4,251$3,876$2,706
10 years$4,977$4,499$4,062$3,664$3,302$2,200
11 years$4,479$4,005$3,576$3,189$2,840$1,803
12 years$4,064$3,595$3,174$2,797$2,461$1,487
13 years$3,713$3,249$2,836$2,469$2,146$1,233
14 years$3,412$2,953$2,548$2,192$1,881$1,026
15 years$3,152$2,698$2,300$1,955$1,656$857
16 years$2,924$2,475$2,086$1,750$1,464$718
17 years$2,723$2,279$1,898$1,573$1,298$603
18 years$2,545$2,106$1,732$1,417$1,154$507
19 years$2,386$1,952$1,586$1,281$1,029$427
20 years$2,243$1,814$1,456$1,160$919$360
21 years$2,114$1,690$1,339$1,053$822$304
22 years$1,996$1,577$1,234$957$737$257
23 years$1,889$1,475$1,139$872$662$218
24 years$1,792$1,382$1,054$795$595$184
25 years$1,702$1,297$976$726$535$156
26 years$1,619$1,219$905$664$482$132
27 years$1,542$1,147$840$608$435$112
28 years$1,471$1,081$781$557$392$95
29 years$1,405$1,020$727$511$354$81
30 years$1,343$963$677$469$320$68
31 years$1,286$910$631$430$289$58
32 years$1,232$861$589$395$262$49
33 years$1,182$816$550$364$237$42
34 years$1,135$773$514$335$214$36
35 years$1,090$733$480$308$194$30
36 years$1,048$696$449$284$176$26
37 years$1,009$661$421$261$159$22
38 years$971$628$394$241$145$18
39 years$936$597$369$222$131$16
40 years$902$568$346$205$119$13
41 years$871$541$324$189$108$11
42 years$840$515$304$174$98$10
43 years$812$491$286$161$89$8
44 years$784$468$268$149$81$7
45 years$758$446$252$137$73$6
46 years$733$426$236$127$66$5
47 years$710$406$222$117$60$4
48 years$687$388$209$108$55$4
49 years$665$370$196$100$50$3
50 years$644$354$184$93$45$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $660,000, adding $4,962 every year, while hoping to spend $21,283 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: 29/41/30 Blend
51$660,000$660,000$660,000$660,000
52$732,438$697,458$687,228$746,812
53$784,502$708,989$687,606$770,185
54$841,163$720,371$687,282$793,130
55$902,868$731,575$686,212$817,380
56$970,107$742,569$684,347$843,064
57$1,043,422$753,319$681,637$870,324
58$1,123,408$763,789$678,028$899,318
59$1,210,719$773,938$673,466$930,221
60$1,306,077$783,725$667,891$963,228
61$1,410,275$793,106$661,244$998,554
62$1,524,187$802,032$653,459$1,036,438
63$1,648,775$810,453$644,471$1,077,145
64$1,785,098$818,313$634,209$1,120,969
65$1,934,323$825,555$622,600$1,168,233
66$2,097,734$832,118$609,567$1,219,300
67$2,276,745$837,934$595,030$1,274,566
68$2,472,915$842,934$578,905$1,334,474
69$2,687,957$847,043$561,104$1,399,514
70$2,923,763$850,182$541,535$1,470,225
71$3,182,412$852,266$520,102$1,547,207
72$3,466,197$853,206$496,704$1,631,123
73$3,777,642$852,906$471,236$1,722,706
74$4,119,527$851,265$443,589$1,822,768
75$4,494,918$848,175$413,648$1,932,204
76$4,907,186$843,523$381,292$2,052,009
77$5,360,051$837,187$346,396$2,183,278
78$5,857,605$829,039$308,830$2,327,224
79$6,404,362$818,942$268,457$2,485,189
80$7,005,290$806,754$225,134$2,658,655
81$7,665,865$792,320$178,711$2,849,258
82$8,392,119$775,479$129,033$3,058,810
83$9,190,697$756,060$75,938$3,289,310
84$10,068,921$733,880$19,255$3,542,967
85$11,034,859$708,748$0$3,822,222
86$12,097,398$680,460$0$4,142,970
87$13,266,331$648,800$0$4,502,425
88$14,552,447$613,542$0$4,897,765
89$15,967,635$574,444$0$5,332,687
90$17,524,994$531,252$0$5,811,265
91$19,238,957$483,696$0$6,337,998
92$21,125,425$431,492$0$6,917,843
93$23,201,922$374,339$0$7,556,270
94$25,487,756$311,919$0$8,259,313
95$28,004,200$243,897$0$9,033,626
96$30,774,698$169,917$0$9,886,547
97$33,825,080$89,606$0$10,826,169
98$37,183,808$2,567$0$11,861,418
99$40,882,247$0$0$13,002,136
100$44,954,956$0$0$14,300,513