Can I retire at age 52 with 788,000?

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 $788,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$65,072$64,493$63,927$63,375$62,836$61,317
2 years$32,214$31,614$31,033$30,469$29,922$28,401
3 years$21,263$20,660$20,080$19,522$18,984$17,508
4 years$15,788$15,187$14,613$14,064$13,539$12,120
5 years$12,504$11,907$11,340$10,803$10,292$8,934
6 years$10,316$9,723$9,165$8,639$8,144$6,847
7 years$8,753$8,165$7,616$7,103$6,623$5,389
8 years$7,582$6,999$6,459$5,958$5,495$4,322
9 years$6,671$6,094$5,563$5,075$4,627$3,515
10 years$5,943$5,372$4,850$4,375$3,943$2,890
11 years$5,348$4,782$4,270$3,807$3,391$2,396
12 years$4,852$4,292$3,789$3,340$2,938$2,000
13 years$4,433$3,879$3,386$2,948$2,562$1,678
14 years$4,074$3,526$3,042$2,617$2,246$1,415
15 years$3,763$3,221$2,746$2,334$1,978$1,197
16 years$3,491$2,955$2,490$2,090$1,748$1,015
17 years$3,252$2,721$2,266$1,878$1,550$864
18 years$3,039$2,515$2,068$1,692$1,378$736
19 years$2,849$2,331$1,894$1,529$1,228$629
20 years$2,678$2,166$1,738$1,385$1,097$538
21 years$2,524$2,017$1,598$1,257$982$461
22 years$2,384$1,883$1,473$1,143$880$395
23 years$2,256$1,761$1,360$1,041$790$339
24 years$2,139$1,650$1,258$949$710$291
25 years$2,032$1,549$1,165$867$639$250
26 years$1,933$1,455$1,081$793$576$215
27 years$1,841$1,370$1,003$726$519$185
28 years$1,756$1,291$933$665$468$159
29 years$1,677$1,218$868$610$423$137
30 years$1,604$1,150$809$559$382$118
31 years$1,535$1,087$754$514$345$102
32 years$1,471$1,029$703$472$312$88
33 years$1,411$974$657$434$283$75
34 years$1,355$923$614$400$256$65
35 years$1,302$876$574$368$232$56
36 years$1,252$831$537$339$210$48
37 years$1,204$789$502$312$190$42
38 years$1,160$750$470$288$173$36
39 years$1,117$713$441$265$157$31
40 years$1,077$679$413$245$142$27
41 years$1,039$646$387$226$129$23
42 years$1,003$615$363$208$117$20
43 years$969$586$341$192$106$17
44 years$936$559$320$178$96$15
45 years$905$533$300$164$87$13
46 years$875$508$282$151$79$11
47 years$847$485$265$140$72$9
48 years$820$463$249$129$65$8
49 years$794$442$234$119$59$7
50 years$769$422$220$110$54$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $788,000, adding $4,203 every year, while hoping to spend $49,715 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: 57/37/6 Blend
51$788,000$788,000$788,000$788,000
52$872,711$830,947$818,733$921,131
53$908,832$818,767$793,265$941,993
54$946,970$804,324$765,276$958,738
55$987,279$787,455$734,632$975,745
56$1,029,928$767,986$701,188$993,042
57$1,075,097$745,735$664,795$1,010,665
58$1,122,988$720,506$625,296$1,028,654
59$1,173,818$692,096$582,529$1,047,056
60$1,227,825$660,287$536,321$1,065,925
61$1,285,271$624,849$486,496$1,085,327
62$1,346,441$585,539$432,866$1,105,335
63$1,411,648$542,100$375,236$1,126,033
64$1,481,234$494,260$313,404$1,147,518
65$1,555,573$441,733$247,157$1,169,901
66$1,635,078$384,214$176,273$1,193,311
67$1,720,199$321,383$100,521$1,217,890
68$1,811,430$252,901$19,659$1,243,803
69$1,909,313$178,411$0$1,271,236
70$2,014,443$97,533$0$1,304,666
71$2,127,474$9,870$0$1,341,686
72$2,249,121$0$0$1,381,323
73$2,380,174$0$0$1,458,507
74$2,521,495$0$0$1,546,124
75$2,674,035$0$0$1,640,752
76$2,838,838$0$0$1,743,046
77$3,017,050$0$0$1,853,723
78$3,209,932$0$0$1,973,576
79$3,418,870$0$0$2,103,473
80$3,645,388$0$0$2,244,370
81$3,891,162$0$0$2,397,319
82$4,158,033$0$0$2,563,475
83$4,448,029$0$0$2,744,110
84$4,763,381$0$0$2,940,624
85$5,106,540$0$0$3,154,555
86$5,480,206$0$0$3,387,598
87$5,887,349$0$0$3,641,617
88$6,331,238$0$0$3,918,663
89$6,815,470$0$0$4,220,994
90$7,344,005$0$0$4,551,095
91$7,921,201$0$0$4,911,703
92$8,551,857$0$0$5,305,830
93$9,241,254$0$0$5,736,791
94$9,995,208$0$0$6,208,237
95$10,820,124$0$0$6,724,190
96$11,723,051$0$0$7,289,075
97$12,711,753$0$0$7,907,768
98$13,794,781$0$0$8,585,636
99$14,981,551$0$0$9,328,592
100$16,282,432$0$0$10,143,146