Can I retire at age 52 with 831,000?

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 $831,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$68,623$68,012$67,416$66,833$66,265$63,686
2 years$33,972$33,339$32,726$32,131$31,555$28,988
3 years$22,423$21,788$21,176$20,587$20,020$17,545
4 years$16,650$16,016$15,411$14,832$14,278$11,915
5 years$13,187$12,557$11,959$11,392$10,854$8,609
6 years$10,879$10,254$9,665$9,110$8,588$6,462
7 years$9,231$8,611$8,032$7,490$6,985$4,977
8 years$7,995$7,381$6,811$6,283$5,794$3,903
9 years$7,035$6,427$5,867$5,352$4,880$3,102
10 years$6,267$5,665$5,115$4,613$4,158$2,490
11 years$5,639$5,043$4,503$4,015$3,576$2,014
12 years$5,117$4,526$3,996$3,522$3,099$1,640
13 years$4,674$4,090$3,570$3,109$2,702$1,341
14 years$4,296$3,718$3,208$2,760$2,369$1,101
15 years$3,968$3,397$2,896$2,461$2,086$907
16 years$3,682$3,116$2,626$2,204$1,843$748
17 years$3,429$2,870$2,390$1,980$1,634$619
18 years$3,205$2,652$2,181$1,785$1,453$513
19 years$3,004$2,458$1,997$1,613$1,295$426
20 years$2,824$2,284$1,833$1,460$1,157$354
21 years$2,662$2,127$1,686$1,325$1,035$294
22 years$2,514$1,986$1,554$1,205$928$245
23 years$2,379$1,857$1,435$1,098$833$204
24 years$2,256$1,740$1,327$1,001$749$170
25 years$2,142$1,633$1,229$914$674$142
26 years$2,038$1,535$1,140$836$607$118
27 years$1,942$1,444$1,058$765$547$98
28 years$1,852$1,361$984$701$494$82
29 years$1,769$1,284$915$643$446$69
30 years$1,692$1,213$853$590$403$57
31 years$1,619$1,146$795$542$364$48
32 years$1,552$1,085$742$498$329$40
33 years$1,488$1,027$693$458$298$33
34 years$1,429$974$647$421$270$28
35 years$1,373$923$605$388$244$23
36 years$1,320$876$566$357$222$19
37 years$1,270$832$530$329$201$16
38 years$1,223$791$496$303$182$14
39 years$1,178$752$465$280$165$11
40 years$1,136$716$436$258$150$9
41 years$1,096$681$408$238$136$8
42 years$1,058$649$383$220$123$7
43 years$1,022$618$360$203$112$6
44 years$987$589$337$187$102$5
45 years$955$562$317$173$92$4
46 years$923$536$298$160$84$3
47 years$893$512$280$148$76$3
48 years$865$488$263$136$69$2
49 years$837$466$247$126$63$2
50 years$811$445$232$116$57$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $831,000, adding $2,122 every year, while hoping to spend $51,696 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: 57/31/12 Blend
51$831,000$831,000$831,000$831,000
52$917,951$873,908$861,027$967,403
53$956,578$861,725$834,868$988,884
54$997,412$847,213$806,099$1,006,380
55$1,040,624$830,202$774,579$1,024,221
56$1,086,400$810,515$740,160$1,042,447
57$1,134,944$787,961$702,686$1,061,104
58$1,186,477$762,341$661,996$1,080,248
59$1,241,244$733,441$617,919$1,099,942
60$1,299,510$701,039$570,278$1,120,258
61$1,361,567$664,897$518,889$1,141,278
62$1,427,733$624,763$463,558$1,163,097
63$1,498,357$580,371$404,083$1,185,825
64$1,573,822$531,442$340,252$1,209,583
65$1,654,548$477,679$271,846$1,234,511
66$1,740,994$418,767$198,635$1,260,768
67$1,833,664$354,375$120,378$1,288,534
68$1,933,112$284,154$36,825$1,318,010
69$2,039,944$207,733$0$1,349,427
70$2,154,828$124,721$0$1,389,742
71$2,278,494$34,706$0$1,438,013
72$2,411,746$0$0$1,489,882
73$2,555,467$0$0$1,567,158
74$2,710,625$0$0$1,663,421
75$2,878,287$0$0$1,767,500
76$3,059,622$0$0$1,880,129
77$3,255,917$0$0$2,002,115
78$3,468,587$0$0$2,134,346
79$3,699,187$0$0$2,277,796
80$3,949,428$0$0$2,433,539
81$4,221,190$0$0$2,602,755
82$4,516,543$0$0$2,786,743
83$4,837,763$0$0$2,986,930
84$5,187,355$0$0$3,204,889
85$5,568,073$0$0$3,442,348
86$5,982,950$0$0$3,701,211
87$6,435,322$0$0$3,983,571
88$6,928,864$0$0$4,291,735
89$7,467,616$0$0$4,628,239
90$8,056,030$0$0$4,995,877
91$8,699,003$0$0$5,397,725
92$9,401,929$0$0$5,837,167
93$10,170,746$0$0$6,317,932
94$11,011,991$0$0$6,844,124
95$11,932,864$0$0$7,420,264
96$12,941,292$0$0$8,051,327
97$14,046,006$0$0$8,742,797
98$15,256,617$0$0$9,500,709
99$16,583,716$0$0$10,331,711
100$18,038,963$0$0$11,243,127