Can I retire at age 52 with 865,000?

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:
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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 $865,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$71,431$70,795$70,174$69,568$68,976$67,778
2 years$35,362$34,703$34,065$33,446$32,846$31,642
3 years$23,340$22,679$22,042$21,429$20,839$19,668
4 years$17,331$16,671$16,041$15,439$14,862$13,733
5 years$13,726$13,071$12,449$11,858$11,298$10,213
6 years$11,324$10,673$10,060$9,483$8,940$7,901
7 years$9,608$8,963$8,360$7,797$7,270$6,278
8 years$8,322$7,683$7,090$6,540$6,032$5,085
9 years$7,323$6,690$6,107$5,571$5,079$4,178
10 years$6,524$5,897$5,324$4,802$4,328$3,471
11 years$5,870$5,249$4,687$4,179$3,722$2,909
12 years$5,326$4,712$4,160$3,666$3,226$2,455
13 years$4,866$4,258$3,716$3,236$2,813$2,084
14 years$4,472$3,870$3,339$2,873$2,466$1,777
15 years$4,131$3,536$3,015$2,562$2,171$1,521
16 years$3,832$3,244$2,733$2,294$1,919$1,306
17 years$3,569$2,987$2,487$2,061$1,701$1,125
18 years$3,336$2,761$2,271$1,858$1,513$971
19 years$3,127$2,558$2,079$1,679$1,348$840
20 years$2,940$2,377$1,908$1,520$1,204$727
21 years$2,770$2,214$1,755$1,380$1,078$631
22 years$2,617$2,067$1,617$1,254$966$548
23 years$2,476$1,933$1,493$1,142$867$476
24 years$2,348$1,811$1,381$1,042$779$415
25 years$2,230$1,700$1,279$952$701$361
26 years$2,121$1,598$1,186$870$632$315
27 years$2,021$1,504$1,102$796$570$275
28 years$1,928$1,417$1,024$730$514$240
29 years$1,841$1,337$953$669$464$209
30 years$1,761$1,262$888$614$419$183
31 years$1,686$1,193$828$564$379$160
32 years$1,615$1,129$772$518$343$139
33 years$1,549$1,069$721$477$310$122
34 years$1,487$1,013$674$439$281$107
35 years$1,429$961$630$404$255$93
36 years$1,374$912$589$372$231$81
37 years$1,322$866$551$343$209$71
38 years$1,273$823$516$316$189$62
39 years$1,227$783$484$291$172$55
40 years$1,183$745$453$269$156$48
41 years$1,141$709$425$248$141$42
42 years$1,101$675$399$229$128$37
43 years$1,064$644$374$211$116$32
44 years$1,028$613$351$195$106$28
45 years$994$585$330$180$96$25
46 years$961$558$310$166$87$21
47 years$930$533$291$154$79$19
48 years$900$508$274$142$72$16
49 years$872$485$257$131$65$14
50 years$845$464$242$121$59$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $865,000, adding $6,912 every year, while hoping to spend $36,873 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: 65/8/27 Blend
51$865,000$865,000$865,000$865,000
52$960,360$914,515$901,107$1,015,536
53$1,019,084$920,093$892,062$1,059,219
54$1,082,562$924,710$881,477$1,102,220
55$1,151,240$928,277$869,264$1,148,407
56$1,225,609$930,705$855,326$1,198,096
57$1,306,206$931,895$839,565$1,251,637
58$1,393,626$931,744$821,877$1,309,418
59$1,488,519$930,143$802,153$1,371,866
60$1,591,603$926,975$780,280$1,439,454
61$1,703,666$922,116$756,139$1,512,702
62$1,825,575$915,435$729,605$1,592,186
63$1,958,286$906,793$700,549$1,678,543
64$2,102,847$896,043$668,834$1,772,474
65$2,260,416$883,027$634,318$1,874,755
66$2,432,264$867,581$596,853$1,986,241
67$2,619,790$849,528$556,283$2,107,877
68$2,824,537$828,683$512,447$2,240,706
69$3,048,200$804,848$465,174$2,385,881
70$3,292,646$777,816$414,287$2,544,671
71$3,559,933$747,366$359,602$2,718,479
72$3,852,323$713,263$300,926$2,908,854
73$4,172,309$675,262$238,056$3,117,503
74$4,522,635$633,101$170,782$3,346,314
75$4,906,325$586,504$98,884$3,597,365
76$5,326,705$535,178$22,132$3,872,953
77$5,787,443$478,815$0$4,175,611
78$6,292,574$417,089$0$4,525,354
79$6,846,545$349,656$0$4,915,969
80$7,454,254$276,149$0$5,344,549
81$8,121,093$196,186$0$5,814,925
82$8,853,005$109,360$0$6,331,319
83$9,656,535$15,241$0$6,898,381
84$10,538,890$0$0$7,521,238
85$11,508,014$0$0$8,213,163
86$12,572,655$0$0$8,974,819
87$13,742,449$0$0$9,811,767
88$15,028,015$0$0$10,731,612
89$16,441,050$0$0$11,742,730
90$17,994,440$0$0$12,854,353
91$19,702,382$0$0$14,076,648
92$21,580,519$0$0$15,420,817
93$23,646,083$0$0$16,899,206
94$25,918,062$0$0$18,525,412
95$28,417,375$0$0$20,314,419
96$31,167,071$0$0$22,282,737
97$34,192,547$0$0$24,448,555
98$37,521,784$0$0$26,831,915
99$41,185,614$0$0$29,454,901
100$45,218,007$0$0$32,341,844