Can I retire at age 52 with 863,000?

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 $863,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$71,266$70,631$70,012$69,407$68,817$66,454
2 years$35,280$34,623$33,986$33,369$32,770$30,414
3 years$23,286$22,627$21,991$21,380$20,791$18,515
4 years$17,291$16,633$16,004$15,403$14,828$12,650
5 years$13,694$13,040$12,420$11,831$11,272$9,198
6 years$11,297$10,648$10,037$9,461$8,919$6,950
7 years$9,586$8,943$8,341$7,779$7,254$5,389
8 years$8,303$7,665$7,074$6,525$6,018$4,257
9 years$7,306$6,674$6,093$5,558$5,068$3,408
10 years$6,508$5,883$5,312$4,791$4,318$2,757
11 years$5,856$5,237$4,676$4,170$3,714$2,248
12 years$5,314$4,701$4,150$3,657$3,218$1,844
13 years$4,855$4,248$3,708$3,229$2,806$1,521
14 years$4,461$3,861$3,331$2,866$2,460$1,259
15 years$4,121$3,527$3,008$2,556$2,166$1,046
16 years$3,823$3,236$2,727$2,289$1,914$871
17 years$3,561$2,981$2,482$2,056$1,697$727
18 years$3,328$2,754$2,265$1,853$1,509$608
19 years$3,120$2,553$2,074$1,675$1,345$509
20 years$2,933$2,372$1,903$1,517$1,202$427
21 years$2,764$2,209$1,751$1,376$1,075$358
22 years$2,611$2,062$1,613$1,252$964$301
23 years$2,471$1,929$1,490$1,140$865$253
24 years$2,343$1,807$1,378$1,040$778$213
25 years$2,225$1,696$1,276$949$700$179
26 years$2,117$1,594$1,184$868$630$151
27 years$2,016$1,500$1,099$795$568$127
28 years$1,923$1,414$1,022$728$513$107
29 years$1,837$1,334$951$668$463$90
30 years$1,757$1,259$886$613$418$76
31 years$1,682$1,191$826$563$378$64
32 years$1,611$1,126$770$517$342$54
33 years$1,546$1,067$719$476$310$46
34 years$1,484$1,011$672$438$280$38
35 years$1,425$959$628$403$254$32
36 years$1,371$910$588$371$230$27
37 years$1,319$864$550$342$209$23
38 years$1,270$822$515$315$189$19
39 years$1,224$781$483$290$171$16
40 years$1,180$743$452$268$155$14
41 years$1,138$708$424$247$141$12
42 years$1,099$674$398$228$128$10
43 years$1,061$642$373$211$116$8
44 years$1,025$612$350$194$105$7
45 years$991$584$329$180$96$6
46 years$959$557$309$166$87$5
47 years$928$531$290$153$79$4
48 years$898$507$273$142$72$4
49 years$870$484$256$131$65$3
50 years$843$463$241$121$59$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $863,000, adding $6,477 every year, while hoping to spend $51,099 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: 71/21/8 Blend
51$863,000$863,000$863,000$863,000
52$957,707$911,968$898,592$1,023,952
53$1,001,024$902,286$874,325$1,058,918
54$1,047,047$890,416$847,534$1,090,243
55$1,095,998$876,198$818,078$1,123,127
56$1,148,119$859,462$785,813$1,157,709
57$1,203,677$840,025$750,588$1,194,145
58$1,262,964$817,698$712,244$1,232,608
59$1,326,297$792,276$670,615$1,273,291
60$1,394,028$763,546$625,529$1,316,404
61$1,466,539$731,280$576,805$1,362,184
62$1,544,252$695,239$524,254$1,410,891
63$1,627,627$655,167$467,678$1,462,813
64$1,717,172$610,797$406,871$1,518,272
65$1,813,441$561,843$341,619$1,577,621
66$1,917,044$508,006$271,696$1,641,254
67$2,028,652$448,967$196,867$1,709,605
68$2,149,000$384,392$116,888$1,783,155
69$2,278,897$313,926$31,502$1,862,439
70$2,419,230$237,194$0$1,948,047
71$2,570,975$153,801$0$2,045,720
72$2,735,205$63,328$0$2,154,295
73$2,913,100$0$0$2,271,905
74$3,105,955$0$0$2,407,472
75$3,315,197$0$0$2,570,472
76$3,542,393$0$0$2,747,498
77$3,789,268$0$0$2,939,897
78$4,057,719$0$0$3,149,154
79$4,349,833$0$0$3,376,901
80$4,667,908$0$0$3,624,934
81$5,014,469$0$0$3,895,230
82$5,392,298$0$0$4,189,963
83$5,804,455$0$0$4,511,527
84$6,254,311$0$0$4,862,558
85$6,745,572$0$0$5,245,956
86$7,282,321$0$0$5,664,914
87$7,869,053$0$0$6,122,948
88$8,510,716$0$0$6,623,928
89$9,212,757$0$0$7,172,116
90$9,981,176$0$0$7,772,204
91$10,822,579$0$0$8,429,361
92$11,744,239$0$0$9,149,275
93$12,754,167$0$0$9,938,214
94$13,861,187$0$0$10,803,080
95$15,075,015$0$0$11,751,475
96$16,406,353$0$0$12,791,769
97$17,866,989$0$0$13,933,186
98$19,469,905$0$0$15,185,881
99$21,229,405$0$0$16,561,044
100$23,161,241$0$0$18,070,999