Can I retire at age 52 with 867,000?

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:
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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 $867,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$71,596$70,958$70,336$69,729$69,136$67,962
2 years$35,444$34,783$34,144$33,523$32,922$31,743
3 years$23,394$22,731$22,093$21,479$20,887$19,740
4 years$17,371$16,710$16,078$15,474$14,897$13,790
5 years$13,758$13,101$12,477$11,886$11,324$10,261
6 years$11,350$10,698$10,084$9,505$8,961$7,942
7 years$9,631$8,984$8,379$7,815$7,287$6,314
8 years$8,342$7,701$7,106$6,556$6,046$5,117
9 years$7,340$6,705$6,121$5,584$5,091$4,207
10 years$6,539$5,910$5,336$4,813$4,338$3,498
11 years$5,884$5,261$4,698$4,189$3,731$2,933
12 years$5,338$4,722$4,169$3,674$3,233$2,477
13 years$4,877$4,268$3,725$3,244$2,819$2,104
14 years$4,482$3,879$3,347$2,880$2,471$1,795
15 years$4,140$3,544$3,022$2,568$2,176$1,538
16 years$3,841$3,251$2,740$2,299$1,923$1,321
17 years$3,578$2,994$2,493$2,066$1,705$1,139
18 years$3,344$2,767$2,276$1,862$1,516$984
19 years$3,135$2,564$2,083$1,682$1,351$851
20 years$2,947$2,383$1,912$1,524$1,207$738
21 years$2,777$2,220$1,759$1,383$1,080$641
22 years$2,623$2,072$1,621$1,257$968$557
23 years$2,482$1,938$1,497$1,145$869$485
24 years$2,353$1,816$1,384$1,044$781$422
25 years$2,235$1,704$1,282$954$703$368
26 years$2,126$1,601$1,189$872$633$321
27 years$2,026$1,507$1,104$798$571$280
28 years$1,932$1,420$1,026$731$515$245
29 years$1,846$1,340$955$671$465$214
30 years$1,765$1,265$890$616$420$187
31 years$1,689$1,196$829$565$380$163
32 years$1,619$1,132$774$520$344$143
33 years$1,553$1,072$723$478$311$125
34 years$1,491$1,016$675$440$282$109
35 years$1,432$963$631$405$255$96
36 years$1,377$914$590$373$231$84
37 years$1,325$868$553$343$209$73
38 years$1,276$825$518$316$190$64
39 years$1,229$785$485$292$172$56
40 years$1,185$747$454$269$156$49
41 years$1,144$711$426$248$142$43
42 years$1,104$677$400$229$129$38
43 years$1,066$645$375$212$117$33
44 years$1,030$615$352$195$106$29
45 years$996$586$331$180$96$25
46 years$963$559$311$167$87$22
47 years$932$534$292$154$79$19
48 years$902$510$274$142$72$17
49 years$874$487$258$131$65$15
50 years$846$465$242$122$59$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $867,000, adding $6,446 every year, while hoping to spend $21,338 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: 66/22/12 Blend
51$867,000$867,000$867,000$867,000
52$962,083$916,132$902,694$1,022,573
53$1,037,512$938,319$910,230$1,085,900
54$1,119,920$960,878$917,304$1,151,979
55$1,209,995$983,805$923,878$1,223,659
56$1,308,497$1,007,094$929,910$1,301,487
57$1,416,262$1,030,739$935,360$1,386,064
58$1,534,209$1,054,734$940,183$1,478,051
59$1,663,351$1,079,069$944,332$1,578,178
60$1,804,805$1,103,735$947,759$1,687,248
61$1,959,798$1,128,721$950,412$1,806,146
62$2,129,684$1,154,015$952,238$1,935,847
63$2,315,953$1,179,603$953,179$2,077,424
64$2,520,246$1,205,470$953,176$2,232,059
65$2,744,372$1,231,598$952,168$2,401,057
66$2,990,320$1,257,968$950,088$2,585,854
67$3,260,285$1,284,561$946,868$2,788,030
68$3,556,682$1,311,353$942,436$3,009,330
69$3,882,173$1,338,318$936,717$3,251,673
70$4,239,689$1,365,431$929,632$3,517,177
71$4,632,461$1,392,660$921,098$3,808,172
72$5,064,045$1,419,973$911,028$4,127,229
73$5,538,361$1,447,336$899,331$4,477,179
74$6,059,728$1,474,710$885,913$4,861,142
75$6,632,903$1,502,053$870,673$5,282,557
76$7,263,127$1,529,321$853,509$5,745,211
77$7,956,174$1,556,466$834,309$6,253,282
78$8,718,407$1,583,436$812,961$6,811,369
79$9,556,834$1,610,174$789,345$7,424,543
80$10,479,179$1,636,621$763,337$8,098,392
81$11,493,951$1,662,711$734,804$8,839,074
82$12,610,526$1,688,375$703,612$9,653,376
83$13,839,233$1,713,539$669,616$10,548,775
84$15,191,455$1,738,123$632,669$11,533,513
85$16,679,733$1,762,041$592,613$12,616,673
86$18,317,886$1,785,201$549,286$13,808,265
87$20,121,141$1,807,506$502,517$15,119,318
88$22,106,275$1,828,851$452,129$16,561,991
89$24,291,775$1,849,125$397,935$18,149,681
90$26,698,011$1,868,208$339,742$19,897,151
91$29,347,431$1,885,972$277,346$21,820,673
92$32,264,768$1,902,284$210,535$23,938,180
93$35,477,276$1,916,997$139,090$26,269,433
94$39,014,987$1,929,959$62,778$28,836,211
95$42,910,993$1,941,005$0$31,662,516
96$47,201,762$1,949,961$0$34,777,188
97$51,927,475$1,956,643$0$38,215,722
98$57,132,412$1,960,853$0$42,002,231
99$62,865,365$1,962,381$0$46,172,153
100$69,180,100$1,961,006$0$50,764,545