Can I retire at age 52 with 777,000?

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 $777,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$64,164$63,592$63,035$62,491$61,959$61,363
2 years$31,764$31,173$30,599$30,044$29,504$28,904
3 years$20,966$20,372$19,800$19,249$18,719$18,133
4 years$15,568$14,975$14,409$13,868$13,350$12,783
5 years$12,330$11,741$11,182$10,652$10,149$9,602
6 years$10,172$9,587$9,037$8,518$8,030$7,504
7 years$8,631$8,051$7,510$7,003$6,531$6,026
8 years$7,476$6,902$6,369$5,875$5,418$4,935
9 years$6,578$6,009$5,485$5,004$4,563$4,101
10 years$5,860$5,297$4,782$4,314$3,888$3,446
11 years$5,273$4,715$4,210$3,754$3,344$2,923
12 years$4,784$4,232$3,737$3,293$2,897$2,497
13 years$4,371$3,825$3,338$2,907$2,527$2,146
14 years$4,017$3,477$3,000$2,581$2,215$1,853
15 years$3,710$3,176$2,708$2,301$1,950$1,607
16 years$3,442$2,914$2,455$2,061$1,723$1,398
17 years$3,206$2,684$2,234$1,852$1,528$1,220
18 years$2,997$2,480$2,040$1,669$1,359$1,068
19 years$2,809$2,298$1,867$1,508$1,211$936
20 years$2,641$2,136$1,714$1,366$1,082$823
21 years$2,489$1,989$1,576$1,239$968$724
22 years$2,350$1,857$1,453$1,127$868$638
23 years$2,224$1,737$1,341$1,026$779$563
24 years$2,109$1,627$1,240$936$700$497
25 years$2,003$1,527$1,149$855$630$439
26 years$1,906$1,435$1,066$782$567$389
27 years$1,815$1,351$989$715$512$344
28 years$1,732$1,273$920$655$462$305
29 years$1,654$1,201$856$601$417$270
30 years$1,582$1,134$797$552$377$240
31 years$1,514$1,072$743$507$341$213
32 years$1,451$1,014$694$466$308$189
33 years$1,391$960$648$428$279$168
34 years$1,336$910$605$394$252$149
35 years$1,283$863$566$363$229$132
36 years$1,234$820$529$334$207$118
37 years$1,187$778$495$308$188$105
38 years$1,143$740$464$284$170$93
39 years$1,102$703$435$262$154$83
40 years$1,062$669$407$241$140$74
41 years$1,025$637$382$223$127$65
42 years$989$607$358$205$115$58
43 years$955$578$336$190$105$52
44 years$923$551$316$175$95$46
45 years$892$525$296$162$86$41
46 years$863$501$278$149$78$37
47 years$835$478$261$138$71$32
48 years$809$457$246$127$65$29
49 years$783$436$231$118$59$26
50 years$759$417$217$109$53$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $777,000, adding $3,054 every year, while hoping to spend $26,694 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: 63/9/28 Blend
51$777,000$777,000$777,000$777,000
52$859,404$818,223$806,180$906,945
53$918,661$829,914$804,785$951,247
54$983,068$841,283$802,448$996,429
55$1,053,121$852,286$799,110$1,045,209
56$1,129,368$862,876$794,709$1,097,945
57$1,212,410$873,004$789,178$1,155,030
58$1,302,909$882,614$782,449$1,216,899
59$1,401,595$891,651$774,450$1,284,032
60$1,509,268$900,054$765,105$1,356,959
61$1,626,813$907,756$754,336$1,436,263
62$1,755,201$914,689$742,059$1,522,589
63$1,895,502$920,779$728,188$1,616,648
64$2,048,894$925,947$712,633$1,719,223
65$2,216,673$930,111$695,298$1,831,181
66$2,400,267$933,180$676,084$1,953,474
67$2,601,249$935,061$654,888$2,087,156
68$2,821,350$935,652$631,600$2,233,388
69$3,062,477$934,848$606,108$2,393,451
70$3,326,730$932,536$578,292$2,568,758
71$3,616,420$928,594$548,029$2,760,867
72$3,934,095$922,895$515,188$2,971,497
73$4,282,560$915,304$479,635$3,202,543
74$4,664,905$905,678$441,226$3,456,096
75$5,084,533$893,864$399,815$3,734,462
76$5,545,194$879,701$355,247$4,040,184
77$6,051,016$863,019$307,360$4,376,066
78$6,606,548$843,636$255,985$4,745,200
79$7,216,802$821,360$200,947$5,150,996
80$7,887,298$795,989$142,061$5,597,216
81$8,624,117$767,307$79,135$6,088,004
82$9,433,961$735,089$11,969$6,627,934
83$10,324,209$699,092$0$7,222,047
84$11,302,993$659,063$0$7,893,740
85$12,379,274$614,733$0$8,636,279
86$13,562,922$565,816$0$9,452,910
87$14,864,812$512,013$0$10,351,154
88$16,296,927$453,006$0$11,339,301
89$17,872,469$388,458$0$12,426,483
90$19,605,983$318,015$0$13,622,764
91$21,513,497$241,302$0$14,939,237
92$23,612,671$157,923$0$16,388,123
93$25,922,961$67,459$0$17,982,890
94$28,465,807$0$0$19,738,382
95$31,264,833$0$0$21,673,977
96$34,346,068$0$0$23,812,149
97$37,738,195$0$0$26,166,129
98$41,472,816$0$0$28,757,856
99$45,584,756$0$0$31,611,508
100$50,112,388$0$0$34,753,722