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%15.5%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$58,455
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$27,125
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,754
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,622
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,584
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,594
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$5,201
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$4,181
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,409
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,810
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,335
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,954
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,644
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,390
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,179
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$1,003
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$856
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$732
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$627
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$538
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$462
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$397
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$342
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$294
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$254
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$219
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$189
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$163
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$141
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$122
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$105
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$91
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$79
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$68
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$59
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$51
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$44
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$38
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$33
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$29
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$25
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$21
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$18
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$16
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$14
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$12
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$10
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$9
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$8
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $750,000, adding $5,826 every year, while hoping to spend $52,356 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: 54/29/17 Blend
51$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
52$832,510$792,760$781,135$873,366
53$861,719$775,898$751,596$885,057
54$892,153$756,456$719,313$891,713
55$923,882$734,251$684,139$897,795
56$956,980$709,092$645,920$903,261
57$991,527$680,773$604,494$908,072
58$1,027,613$649,080$559,694$912,182
59$1,065,329$613,786$511,344$915,548
60$1,104,780$574,648$459,261$918,126
61$1,146,074$531,412$403,253$919,869
62$1,189,331$483,809$343,119$920,733
63$1,234,681$431,553$278,651$920,670
64$1,282,263$374,344$209,631$919,635
65$1,332,231$311,864$135,831$917,581
66$1,384,749$243,776$57,012$914,464
67$1,439,998$169,726$0$910,238
68$1,498,174$89,339$0$909,778
69$1,559,490$2,218$0$919,481
70$1,624,177$0$0$929,007
71$1,692,490$0$0$967,747
72$1,764,704$0$0$1,009,478
73$1,841,120$0$0$1,053,671
74$1,922,069$0$0$1,100,520
75$2,007,908$0$0$1,150,239
76$2,099,031$0$0$1,203,059
77$2,195,868$0$0$1,259,234
78$2,298,888$0$0$1,319,044
79$2,408,606$0$0$1,382,792
80$2,525,585$0$0$1,450,812
81$2,650,442$0$0$1,523,471
82$2,783,853$0$0$1,601,167
83$2,926,558$0$0$1,684,342
84$3,079,369$0$0$1,773,475
85$3,243,178$0$0$1,869,097
86$3,418,962$0$0$1,971,785
87$3,607,792$0$0$2,082,177
88$3,810,846$0$0$2,200,971
89$4,029,416$0$0$2,328,933
90$4,264,921$0$0$2,466,907
91$4,518,919$0$0$2,615,818
92$4,793,123$0$0$2,776,682
93$5,089,413$0$0$2,950,617
94$5,409,858$0$0$3,138,851
95$5,756,730$0$0$3,342,733
96$6,132,528$0$0$3,563,749
97$6,539,998$0$0$3,803,530
98$6,982,162$0$0$4,063,872
99$7,462,342$0$0$4,346,749
100$7,984,192$0$0$4,654,332