Can I retire at age 52 with 918,000?

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 $918,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$75,808$75,132$74,474$73,830$73,203$70,326
2 years$37,529$36,830$36,152$35,495$34,858$31,995
3 years$24,770$24,069$23,393$22,742$22,116$19,356
4 years$18,393$17,693$17,024$16,385$15,773$13,139
5 years$14,567$13,871$13,211$12,585$11,990$9,488
6 years$12,017$11,327$10,677$10,064$9,488$7,118
7 years$10,197$9,512$8,872$8,274$7,716$5,479
8 years$8,832$8,154$7,525$6,941$6,401$4,294
9 years$7,771$7,099$6,481$5,912$5,391$3,410
10 years$6,923$6,258$5,650$5,096$4,593$2,736
11 years$6,230$5,571$4,974$4,435$3,950$2,212
12 years$5,652$5,000$4,415$3,890$3,423$1,799
13 years$5,164$4,519$3,944$3,435$2,985$1,470
14 years$4,746$4,107$3,544$3,049$2,617$1,206
15 years$4,384$3,752$3,200$2,719$2,304$993
16 years$4,067$3,443$2,901$2,435$2,036$819
17 years$3,788$3,170$2,640$2,188$1,805$677
18 years$3,540$2,930$2,410$1,971$1,605$561
19 years$3,319$2,715$2,206$1,781$1,431$465
20 years$3,120$2,523$2,025$1,613$1,278$386
21 years$2,940$2,350$1,862$1,464$1,144$321
22 years$2,777$2,194$1,716$1,331$1,025$267
23 years$2,628$2,052$1,585$1,212$920$222
24 years$2,492$1,922$1,466$1,106$827$185
25 years$2,367$1,804$1,357$1,010$744$154
26 years$2,251$1,696$1,259$923$670$128
27 years$2,145$1,596$1,169$845$604$107
28 years$2,046$1,504$1,087$774$545$89
29 years$1,954$1,418$1,011$710$493$74
30 years$1,869$1,340$942$652$445$62
31 years$1,789$1,266$878$599$402$52
32 years$1,714$1,198$819$550$364$43
33 years$1,644$1,135$765$506$329$36
34 years$1,578$1,076$715$465$298$30
35 years$1,516$1,020$668$428$270$25
36 years$1,458$968$625$395$245$21
37 years$1,403$920$585$364$222$17
38 years$1,351$874$548$335$201$15
39 years$1,302$831$513$309$182$12
40 years$1,255$791$481$285$165$10
41 years$1,211$753$451$263$150$8
42 years$1,169$717$423$243$136$7
43 years$1,129$683$397$224$124$6
44 years$1,091$651$373$207$112$5
45 years$1,054$621$350$191$102$4
46 years$1,020$592$329$176$92$3
47 years$987$565$309$163$84$3
48 years$955$539$290$151$76$2
49 years$925$515$273$139$69$2
50 years$896$492$257$129$63$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $918,000, adding $4,868 every year, while hoping to spend $28,485 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: 33/41/26 Blend
51$918,000$918,000$918,000$918,000
52$1,016,657$968,003$953,774$1,042,021
53$1,090,049$985,128$955,418$1,078,724
54$1,169,971$1,002,136$956,162$1,115,363
55$1,257,061$1,018,994$955,946$1,154,288
56$1,352,018$1,035,661$954,707$1,195,719
57$1,455,613$1,052,098$952,379$1,239,902
58$1,568,694$1,068,259$948,892$1,287,106
59$1,692,194$1,084,097$944,173$1,337,632
60$1,827,141$1,099,562$938,147$1,391,810
61$1,974,667$1,114,598$930,732$1,450,008
62$2,136,017$1,129,147$921,846$1,512,630
63$2,312,562$1,143,147$911,399$1,580,126
64$2,505,814$1,156,531$899,301$1,652,990
65$2,717,434$1,169,228$885,455$1,731,772
66$2,949,254$1,181,162$869,759$1,817,078
67$3,203,291$1,192,252$852,109$1,909,577
68$3,481,766$1,202,412$832,394$2,010,011
69$3,787,125$1,211,549$810,499$2,119,199
70$4,122,063$1,219,566$786,301$2,238,047
71$4,489,547$1,226,358$759,676$2,367,554
72$4,892,846$1,231,815$730,490$2,508,826
73$5,335,561$1,235,818$698,606$2,663,085
74$5,821,657$1,238,242$663,878$2,831,681
75$6,355,503$1,238,953$626,156$3,016,103
76$6,941,914$1,237,811$585,281$3,218,000
77$7,586,189$1,234,665$541,088$3,439,191
78$8,294,172$1,229,354$493,406$3,681,685
79$9,072,295$1,221,710$442,053$3,947,700
80$9,927,649$1,211,554$386,841$4,239,688
81$10,868,043$1,198,694$327,575$4,560,353
82$11,902,083$1,182,929$264,047$4,912,683
83$13,039,247$1,164,045$196,045$5,299,976
84$14,289,982$1,141,814$123,344$5,725,873
85$15,665,795$1,115,998$45,710$6,194,392
86$17,179,365$1,086,341$0$6,709,971
87$18,844,662$1,052,573$0$7,287,808
88$20,677,079$1,014,411$0$7,937,206
89$22,693,576$971,552$0$8,651,509
90$24,912,840$923,677$0$9,437,375
91$27,355,461$870,449$0$10,302,145
92$30,044,127$811,510$0$11,253,917
93$33,003,837$746,483$0$12,301,617
94$36,262,137$674,969$0$13,455,092
95$39,849,378$596,546$0$14,725,197
96$43,799,006$510,768$0$16,123,902
97$48,147,872$417,163$0$17,664,405
98$52,936,587$315,236$0$19,361,260
99$58,209,895$204,459$0$21,230,513
100$64,017,105$84,278$0$23,289,854