Can I retire at age 52 with 862,000?

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 $862,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$71,183$70,549$69,930$69,327$68,737$68,218
2 years$35,239$34,583$33,947$33,330$32,732$32,209
3 years$23,259$22,600$21,966$21,355$20,766$20,255
4 years$17,271$16,614$15,986$15,385$14,811$14,315
5 years$13,678$13,025$12,405$11,817$11,259$10,781
6 years$11,284$10,636$10,025$9,450$8,909$8,449
7 years$9,575$8,932$8,331$7,770$7,245$6,803
8 years$8,294$7,657$7,065$6,518$6,011$5,587
9 years$7,297$6,666$6,086$5,552$5,062$4,656
10 years$6,501$5,876$5,305$4,786$4,313$3,925
11 years$5,850$5,231$4,671$4,165$3,709$3,339
12 years$5,307$4,695$4,145$3,653$3,214$2,861
13 years$4,849$4,243$3,704$3,225$2,803$2,467
14 years$4,456$3,857$3,328$2,863$2,457$2,137
15 years$4,116$3,523$3,004$2,553$2,163$1,860
16 years$3,819$3,233$2,724$2,286$1,912$1,624
17 years$3,557$2,977$2,479$2,054$1,695$1,422
18 years$3,324$2,751$2,263$1,851$1,507$1,249
19 years$3,117$2,550$2,071$1,673$1,344$1,099
20 years$2,930$2,369$1,901$1,515$1,200$969
21 years$2,761$2,207$1,749$1,375$1,074$856
22 years$2,608$2,060$1,612$1,250$963$757
23 years$2,468$1,927$1,488$1,138$864$670
24 years$2,340$1,805$1,376$1,038$777$594
25 years$2,222$1,694$1,275$948$699$528
26 years$2,114$1,592$1,182$867$630$469
27 years$2,014$1,498$1,098$794$568$417
28 years$1,921$1,412$1,020$727$512$371
29 years$1,835$1,332$950$667$462$330
30 years$1,755$1,258$885$612$418$294
31 years$1,680$1,189$825$562$378$262
32 years$1,609$1,125$769$517$342$233
33 years$1,544$1,066$718$475$309$208
34 years$1,482$1,010$671$437$280$186
35 years$1,424$958$628$402$254$166
36 years$1,369$909$587$371$230$148
37 years$1,317$863$549$341$208$132
38 years$1,269$821$515$315$189$118
39 years$1,222$780$482$290$171$105
40 years$1,178$742$452$268$155$94
41 years$1,137$707$424$247$141$84
42 years$1,097$673$397$228$128$75
43 years$1,060$641$373$210$116$67
44 years$1,024$611$350$194$105$60
45 years$990$583$329$179$96$54
46 years$958$556$309$166$87$48
47 years$927$531$290$153$79$43
48 years$897$507$273$141$72$38
49 years$869$484$256$131$65$34
50 years$842$462$241$121$59$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $862,000, adding $3,879 every year, while hoping to spend $33,647 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: 68/11/21 Blend
51$862,000$862,000$862,000$862,000
52$953,925$908,239$894,878$1,013,528
53$1,015,425$916,943$889,056$1,062,609
54$1,082,071$924,945$881,912$1,112,016
55$1,154,351$932,176$873,365$1,165,254
56$1,232,804$938,562$863,332$1,222,701
57$1,318,021$944,023$851,725$1,284,772
58$1,410,654$948,475$838,452$1,351,925
59$1,511,419$951,828$823,418$1,424,666
60$1,621,103$953,987$806,522$1,503,552
61$1,740,574$954,851$787,659$1,589,199
62$1,870,786$954,312$766,719$1,682,285
63$2,012,788$952,255$743,586$1,783,560
64$2,167,737$948,560$718,141$1,893,850
65$2,336,905$943,098$690,257$2,014,065
66$2,521,691$935,732$659,803$2,145,211
67$2,723,638$926,317$626,641$2,288,396
68$2,944,443$914,701$590,627$2,444,844
69$3,185,974$900,719$551,611$2,615,903
70$3,450,289$884,200$509,436$2,803,062
71$3,739,654$864,961$463,937$3,007,962
72$4,056,563$842,808$414,943$3,232,412
73$4,403,763$817,537$362,275$3,478,410
74$4,784,282$788,931$305,745$3,748,157
75$5,201,450$756,760$245,159$4,044,082
76$5,658,938$720,782$180,313$4,368,862
77$6,160,789$680,739$110,992$4,725,452
78$6,711,455$636,360$36,976$5,117,108
79$7,315,840$587,359$0$5,547,422
80$7,979,346$533,430$0$6,029,769
81$8,707,925$474,253$0$6,568,556
82$9,508,131$409,490$0$7,160,362
83$10,387,186$338,781$0$7,810,557
84$11,353,046$261,747$0$8,525,057
85$12,414,473$177,990$0$9,310,385
86$13,581,125$87,086$0$10,173,726
87$14,863,636$0$0$11,122,999
88$16,273,726$0$0$12,168,311
89$17,824,307$0$0$13,329,418
90$19,529,602$0$0$14,606,435
91$21,405,285$0$0$16,011,106
92$23,468,623$0$0$17,556,371
93$25,738,642$0$0$19,256,484
94$28,236,303$0$0$21,127,154
95$30,984,704$0$0$23,185,688
96$34,009,293$0$0$25,451,154
97$37,338,111$0$0$27,944,565
98$41,002,054$0$0$30,689,071
99$45,035,167$0$0$33,710,183
100$49,474,960$0$0$37,036,009