Can I retire at age 52 with 668,000?

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 $668,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$55,163$54,671$54,192$53,724$53,267$52,085
2 years$27,308$26,800$26,307$25,829$25,365$24,181
3 years$18,025$17,514$17,022$16,549$16,093$14,943
4 years$13,384$12,875$12,388$11,923$11,478$10,370
5 years$10,600$10,094$9,613$9,158$8,725$7,664
6 years$8,745$8,242$7,769$7,323$6,904$5,890
7 years$7,420$6,922$6,456$6,021$5,615$4,649
8 years$6,427$5,933$5,475$5,051$4,658$3,739
9 years$5,655$5,166$4,716$4,302$3,923$3,050
10 years$5,038$4,554$4,111$3,709$3,342$2,516
11 years$4,533$4,054$3,620$3,228$2,874$2,092
12 years$4,113$3,639$3,212$2,831$2,491$1,752
13 years$3,758$3,288$2,870$2,499$2,172$1,475
14 years$3,453$2,989$2,579$2,219$1,904$1,248
15 years$3,190$2,730$2,328$1,979$1,677$1,059
16 years$2,959$2,505$2,111$1,772$1,482$902
17 years$2,756$2,307$1,921$1,592$1,314$770
18 years$2,576$2,132$1,753$1,435$1,168$659
19 years$2,415$1,976$1,605$1,296$1,041$565
20 years$2,270$1,836$1,473$1,174$930$485
21 years$2,139$1,710$1,355$1,065$832$417
22 years$2,021$1,596$1,249$969$746$359
23 years$1,912$1,493$1,153$882$670$309
24 years$1,813$1,399$1,066$805$602$266
25 years$1,722$1,313$988$735$542$230
26 years$1,638$1,234$916$672$488$198
27 years$1,561$1,161$851$615$440$171
28 years$1,489$1,094$791$564$397$148
29 years$1,422$1,032$736$517$358$128
30 years$1,360$975$685$474$324$111
31 years$1,302$922$639$436$293$96
32 years$1,247$872$596$400$265$83
33 years$1,196$826$557$368$240$72
34 years$1,148$783$520$339$217$62
35 years$1,103$742$486$312$197$54
36 years$1,061$705$455$287$178$46
37 years$1,021$669$426$265$161$40
38 years$983$636$399$244$146$35
39 years$947$605$374$225$133$30
40 years$913$575$350$207$120$26
41 years$881$548$328$191$109$23
42 years$850$522$308$177$99$20
43 years$821$497$289$163$90$17
44 years$794$474$271$151$82$15
45 years$767$452$255$139$74$13
46 years$742$431$239$128$67$11
47 years$718$411$225$119$61$10
48 years$695$393$211$110$55$8
49 years$673$375$199$101$50$7
50 years$652$358$187$94$46$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $668,000, adding $2,062 every year, while hoping to spend $21,834 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: 47/43/10 Blend
51$668,000$668,000$668,000$668,000
52$738,263$702,859$692,505$770,831
53$790,335$714,068$692,473$804,689
54$846,986$725,094$691,708$838,978
55$908,660$735,906$690,162$875,693
56$975,847$746,469$687,786$915,068
57$1,049,084$756,746$684,527$957,357
58$1,128,963$766,699$680,331$1,002,845
59$1,216,134$776,285$675,139$1,051,844
60$1,311,316$785,459$668,892$1,104,699
61$1,415,297$794,173$661,527$1,161,790
62$1,528,946$802,376$652,977$1,223,538
63$1,653,221$810,014$643,174$1,290,406
64$1,789,173$817,029$632,044$1,362,907
65$1,937,963$823,357$619,511$1,441,606
66$2,100,868$828,934$605,498$1,527,125
67$2,279,293$833,690$589,919$1,620,153
68$2,474,789$837,548$572,689$1,721,449
69$2,689,060$840,431$553,717$1,831,853
70$2,923,985$842,252$532,907$1,952,288
71$3,181,632$842,923$510,160$2,083,775
72$3,464,280$842,349$485,372$2,227,441
73$3,774,440$840,426$458,435$2,384,530
74$4,114,875$837,049$429,235$2,556,412
75$4,488,630$832,103$397,653$2,744,601
76$4,899,061$825,467$363,565$2,950,768
77$5,349,863$817,012$326,841$3,176,755
78$5,845,106$806,602$287,347$3,424,595
79$6,389,274$794,094$244,941$3,696,532
80$6,987,309$779,333$199,475$3,995,040
81$7,644,653$762,159$150,796$4,322,849
82$8,367,302$742,399$98,742$4,682,971
83$9,161,862$719,872$43,145$5,078,729
84$10,035,612$694,385$0$5,513,787
85$10,996,570$665,736$0$5,993,915
86$12,053,572$633,709$0$6,526,871
87$13,216,352$598,076$0$7,112,985
88$14,495,634$558,597$0$7,757,704
89$15,903,237$515,016$0$8,467,032
90$17,452,181$467,065$0$9,247,593
91$19,156,811$414,459$0$10,106,689
92$21,032,935$356,897$0$11,052,371
93$23,097,971$294,062$0$12,093,517
94$25,371,111$225,618$0$13,239,915
95$27,873,501$151,210$0$14,502,359
96$30,628,443$70,463$0$15,892,748
97$33,661,612$0$0$17,424,202
98$37,001,299$0$0$19,119,237
99$40,678,681$0$0$21,022,476
100$44,728,107$0$0$23,118,367