Can I retire at age 52 with 870,000?

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 $870,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$71,844$71,204$70,579$69,970$69,375$67,370
2 years$35,566$34,904$34,262$33,639$33,036$31,032
3 years$23,475$22,810$22,170$21,553$20,959$19,019
4 years$17,431$16,768$16,134$15,528$14,948$13,087
5 years$13,805$13,146$12,521$11,927$11,363$9,586
6 years$11,389$10,735$10,118$9,538$8,992$7,299
7 years$9,664$9,015$8,408$7,842$7,313$5,705
8 years$8,371$7,728$7,131$6,578$6,066$4,544
9 years$7,365$6,728$6,142$5,603$5,109$3,669
10 years$6,561$5,931$5,355$4,830$4,353$2,994
11 years$5,904$5,280$4,714$4,204$3,744$2,463
12 years$5,357$4,739$4,184$3,687$3,244$2,040
13 years$4,894$4,282$3,738$3,255$2,829$1,698
14 years$4,498$3,893$3,359$2,890$2,480$1,419
15 years$4,154$3,556$3,032$2,577$2,183$1,191
16 years$3,854$3,263$2,749$2,307$1,930$1,002
17 years$3,590$3,005$2,502$2,073$1,711$845
18 years$3,355$2,776$2,284$1,868$1,521$714
19 years$3,145$2,573$2,091$1,688$1,356$604
20 years$2,957$2,391$1,919$1,529$1,211$512
21 years$2,786$2,227$1,765$1,388$1,084$434
22 years$2,632$2,079$1,627$1,262$972$369
23 years$2,491$1,945$1,502$1,149$872$314
24 years$2,362$1,822$1,389$1,048$784$267
25 years$2,243$1,710$1,286$957$705$227
26 years$2,134$1,607$1,193$875$635$193
27 years$2,033$1,512$1,108$801$573$165
28 years$1,939$1,425$1,030$734$517$140
29 years$1,852$1,344$958$673$467$120
30 years$1,771$1,270$893$618$422$102
31 years$1,695$1,200$832$567$381$87
32 years$1,624$1,136$777$521$345$74
33 years$1,558$1,075$725$479$312$63
34 years$1,496$1,019$677$441$283$54
35 years$1,437$967$633$406$256$46
36 years$1,382$918$593$374$232$39
37 years$1,330$872$555$345$210$34
38 years$1,280$828$519$318$191$29
39 years$1,234$788$487$293$173$24
40 years$1,189$749$456$270$157$21
41 years$1,147$713$428$249$142$18
42 years$1,108$679$401$230$129$15
43 years$1,070$647$376$212$117$13
44 years$1,034$617$353$196$106$11
45 years$999$588$332$181$97$9
46 years$967$561$312$167$88$8
47 years$935$536$293$154$80$7
48 years$905$511$275$143$72$6
49 years$877$488$259$132$66$5
50 years$849$466$243$122$60$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $870,000, adding $5,661 every year, while hoping to spend $20,873 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: 71/5/24 Blend
51$870,000$870,000$870,000$870,000
52$964,579$918,469$904,984$1,026,868
53$1,040,758$941,266$913,093$1,092,004
54$1,124,007$964,479$920,773$1,160,320
55$1,215,025$988,109$927,989$1,234,624
56$1,314,584$1,012,152$934,702$1,315,508
57$1,423,529$1,036,605$940,873$1,403,626
58$1,542,795$1,061,465$946,458$1,499,697
59$1,673,410$1,086,726$951,413$1,604,514
60$1,816,504$1,112,382$955,692$1,718,951
61$1,973,324$1,138,426$959,245$1,843,970
62$2,145,244$1,164,849$962,021$1,980,632
63$2,333,775$1,191,643$963,964$2,130,106
64$2,540,582$1,218,795$965,019$2,293,681
65$2,767,499$1,246,294$965,125$2,472,776
66$3,016,547$1,274,125$964,219$2,668,955
67$3,289,950$1,302,273$962,237$2,883,943
68$3,590,161$1,330,721$959,107$3,119,639
69$3,919,880$1,359,448$954,760$3,378,138
70$4,282,081$1,388,434$949,117$3,661,747
71$4,680,040$1,417,655$942,100$3,973,010
72$5,117,370$1,447,085$933,625$4,314,728
73$5,598,045$1,476,696$923,606$4,689,990
74$6,126,449$1,506,458$911,950$5,102,202
75$6,707,408$1,536,336$898,562$5,555,113
76$7,346,241$1,566,293$883,341$6,052,860
77$8,048,808$1,596,291$866,182$6,599,997
78$8,821,563$1,626,287$846,976$7,201,548
79$9,671,620$1,656,233$825,608$7,863,047
80$10,606,817$1,686,079$801,957$8,590,592
81$11,635,787$1,715,772$775,897$9,390,906
82$12,768,045$1,745,252$747,298$10,271,398
83$14,014,074$1,774,458$716,020$11,240,232
84$15,385,423$1,803,321$681,921$12,306,407
85$16,894,821$1,831,768$644,850$13,479,838
86$18,556,290$1,859,722$604,650$14,771,456
87$20,385,282$1,887,098$561,156$16,193,305
88$22,398,823$1,913,809$514,197$17,758,660
89$24,615,674$1,939,756$463,594$19,482,150
90$27,056,507$1,964,839$409,158$21,379,897
91$29,744,102$1,988,946$350,696$23,469,670
92$32,703,557$2,011,962$288,001$25,771,052
93$35,962,532$2,033,760$220,861$28,305,624
94$39,551,503$2,054,207$149,053$31,097,169
95$43,504,055$2,073,162$72,345$34,171,898
96$47,857,193$2,090,471$0$37,558,700
97$52,651,697$2,105,975$0$41,291,845
98$57,932,502$2,119,499$0$45,423,909
99$63,749,124$2,130,862$0$49,975,080
100$70,156,129$2,139,868$0$54,988,040