Can I retire at age 52 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$58,172
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$26,844
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,484
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,366
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,342
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,366
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$4,988
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$3,981
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,223
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,636
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,175
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,806
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,507
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,263
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,063
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$897
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$758
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$643
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$546
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$464
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$395
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$336
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$287
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$245
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$209
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$178
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$153
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$130
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$112
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$95
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$82
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$70
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$60
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$51
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$44
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$38
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$32
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$28
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$24
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$20
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$17
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$15
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$13
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$11
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$9
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$8
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$7
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$6
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$5
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $750,000, adding $3,595 every year, while hoping to spend $45,640 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: 56/26/18 Blend
51$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
52$830,208$790,458$778,833$872,533
53$866,329$780,630$756,364$891,930
54$904,604$768,791$731,611$907,832
55$945,206$754,793$704,452$924,138
56$988,321$738,483$674,756$940,896
57$1,034,155$719,694$642,386$958,162
58$1,082,933$698,253$607,199$976,002
59$1,134,900$673,975$569,048$994,488
60$1,190,325$646,664$527,776$1,013,705
61$1,249,502$616,115$483,221$1,033,749
62$1,312,756$582,109$435,213$1,054,727
63$1,380,439$544,415$383,575$1,076,762
64$1,452,939$502,787$328,121$1,099,992
65$1,530,684$456,968$268,657$1,124,574
66$1,614,139$406,685$204,983$1,150,685
67$1,703,817$351,648$136,885$1,178,522
68$1,800,280$291,553$64,146$1,208,309
69$1,904,148$226,078$0$1,240,296
70$2,016,097$154,882$0$1,277,355
71$2,136,874$77,606$0$1,330,527
72$2,267,296$0$0$1,387,881
73$2,408,264$0$0$1,451,616
74$2,560,767$0$0$1,544,639
75$2,725,891$0$0$1,645,417
76$2,904,831$0$0$1,754,686
77$3,098,902$0$0$1,873,255
78$3,309,547$0$0$2,002,016
79$3,538,357$0$0$2,141,948
80$3,787,080$0$0$2,294,128
81$4,057,638$0$0$2,459,742
82$4,352,148$0$0$2,640,094
83$4,672,938$0$0$2,836,620
84$5,022,570$0$0$3,050,900
85$5,403,864$0$0$3,284,672
86$5,819,923$0$0$3,539,850
87$6,274,163$0$0$3,818,541
88$6,770,345$0$0$4,123,064
89$7,312,608$0$0$4,455,971
90$7,905,510$0$0$4,820,074
91$8,554,069$0$0$5,218,468
92$9,263,810$0$0$5,654,560
93$10,040,818$0$0$6,132,104
94$10,891,792$0$0$6,655,231
95$11,824,109$0$0$7,228,494
96$12,845,895$0$0$7,856,905
97$13,966,099$0$0$8,545,982
98$15,194,577$0$0$9,301,808
99$16,542,183$0$0$10,131,078
100$18,020,874$0$0$11,041,169