Can I retire at age 52 with 878,000?

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 $878,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$69,311
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$32,632
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$20,461
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$14,417
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$10,824
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$8,455
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$6,786
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$5,553
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$4,612
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$3,874
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$3,283
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$2,803
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$2,407
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$2,077
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,800
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$1,565
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$1,365
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$1,194
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$1,046
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$918
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$807
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$711
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$627
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$553
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$489
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$432
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$382
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$338
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$300
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$266
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$236
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$209
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$185
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$165
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$146
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$130
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$115
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$102
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$91
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$81
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$72
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$64
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$57
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$50
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$45
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$40
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$35
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$32
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$28
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $878,000, adding $6,660 every year, while hoping to spend $29,934 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: 48/32/20 Blend
51$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
52$974,426$927,892$914,283$1,015,399
53$1,041,968$941,509$913,062$1,058,207
54$1,115,396$954,790$910,796$1,101,109
55$1,195,278$967,687$907,420$1,147,069
56$1,282,242$980,149$902,864$1,196,386
57$1,376,974$992,120$897,054$1,249,392
58$1,480,233$1,003,542$889,913$1,306,451
59$1,592,854$1,014,352$881,362$1,367,968
60$1,715,753$1,024,483$871,315$1,434,387
61$1,849,941$1,033,864$859,686$1,506,201
62$1,996,531$1,042,419$846,381$1,583,955
63$2,156,746$1,050,067$831,304$1,668,248
64$2,331,936$1,056,722$814,354$1,759,744
65$2,523,583$1,062,291$795,425$1,859,176
66$2,733,323$1,066,678$774,407$1,967,351
67$2,962,955$1,069,778$751,182$2,085,165
68$3,214,461$1,071,482$725,631$2,213,603
69$3,490,023$1,071,671$697,627$2,353,753
70$3,792,044$1,070,222$667,036$2,506,818
71$4,123,172$1,067,002$633,721$2,674,126
72$4,486,322$1,061,871$597,537$2,857,141
73$4,884,704$1,054,681$558,332$3,057,480
74$5,321,855$1,045,272$515,948$3,276,930
75$5,801,672$1,033,478$470,219$3,517,460
76$6,328,446$1,019,121$420,974$3,781,245
77$6,906,902$1,002,013$368,032$4,070,686
78$7,542,250$981,955$311,205$4,388,431
79$8,240,224$958,735$250,295$4,737,402
80$9,007,145$932,131$185,098$5,120,826
81$9,849,973$901,906$115,398$5,542,261
82$10,776,380$867,808$40,973$6,005,634
83$11,794,814$829,574$0$6,515,278
84$12,914,584$786,922$0$7,084,177
85$14,145,946$739,557$0$7,719,263
86$15,500,201$687,163$0$8,417,656
87$16,989,799$629,411$0$9,185,830
88$18,628,455$565,949$0$10,030,920
89$20,431,284$496,407$0$10,960,799
90$22,414,937$420,393$0$11,984,141
91$24,597,762$337,494$0$13,110,512
92$26,999,975$247,272$0$14,350,460
93$29,643,851$149,267$0$15,715,611
94$32,553,933$42,990$0$17,218,784
95$35,757,266$0$0$18,874,110
96$39,283,647$0$0$20,722,548
97$43,165,913$0$0$22,774,318
98$47,440,243$0$0$25,033,418
99$52,146,503$0$0$27,520,934
100$57,328,624$0$0$30,260,100