Can I retire at age 52 with 975,000?

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:
0%
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 $975,000?

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$80,515$79,797$79,098$78,415$77,748$76,428
2 years$39,859$39,116$38,397$37,699$37,023$35,698
3 years$26,309$25,563$24,845$24,154$23,489$22,199
4 years$19,535$18,791$18,081$17,402$16,752$15,508
5 years$15,472$14,733$14,032$13,366$12,735$11,539
6 years$12,764$12,030$11,340$10,689$10,077$8,932
7 years$10,830$10,103$9,423$8,788$8,195$7,101
8 years$9,381$8,660$7,992$7,372$6,799$5,755
9 years$8,254$7,540$6,883$6,279$5,725$4,731
10 years$7,353$6,646$6,001$5,413$4,878$3,933
11 years$6,617$5,917$5,283$4,711$4,196$3,298
12 years$6,003$5,311$4,689$4,132$3,636$2,785
13 years$5,485$4,799$4,189$3,648$3,170$2,366
14 years$5,040$4,362$3,764$3,238$2,779$2,019
15 years$4,656$3,985$3,398$2,888$2,447$1,729
16 years$4,320$3,656$3,081$2,586$2,163$1,486
17 years$4,023$3,367$2,804$2,323$1,918$1,281
18 years$3,760$3,112$2,559$2,094$1,705$1,106
19 years$3,525$2,884$2,343$1,892$1,520$957
20 years$3,314$2,680$2,150$1,714$1,357$830
21 years$3,123$2,496$1,978$1,555$1,215$720
22 years$2,949$2,330$1,823$1,414$1,089$626
23 years$2,791$2,179$1,683$1,288$977$545
24 years$2,647$2,042$1,557$1,174$879$475
25 years$2,514$1,916$1,442$1,073$791$414
26 years$2,391$1,801$1,337$981$712$361
27 years$2,278$1,695$1,242$898$642$315
28 years$2,173$1,597$1,154$822$579$275
29 years$2,076$1,507$1,074$754$523$240
30 years$1,985$1,423$1,000$692$473$210
31 years$1,900$1,345$933$636$427$184
32 years$1,820$1,273$870$584$387$161
33 years$1,746$1,205$813$537$350$140
34 years$1,676$1,142$759$494$317$123
35 years$1,610$1,083$710$455$287$108
36 years$1,549$1,028$664$419$260$94
37 years$1,490$977$622$386$236$82
38 years$1,435$928$582$356$214$72
39 years$1,383$883$545$328$194$63
40 years$1,333$840$511$303$176$55
41 years$1,286$799$479$279$159$48
42 years$1,241$761$450$258$145$42
43 years$1,199$725$422$238$131$37
44 years$1,158$691$396$220$119$33
45 years$1,120$659$372$203$108$29
46 years$1,083$629$349$187$98$25
47 years$1,048$600$328$173$89$22
48 years$1,015$573$308$160$81$19
49 years$983$547$290$148$74$17
50 years$952$523$272$137$67$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $975,000, adding $3,267 every year, while hoping to spend $40,753 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: 76/11/13 Blend
51$975,000$975,000$975,000$975,000
52$1,077,820$1,026,145$1,011,032$1,156,646
53$1,144,397$1,033,065$1,001,541$1,216,006
54$1,216,398$1,038,959$990,366$1,275,607
55$1,294,335$1,043,732$977,408$1,339,814
56$1,378,769$1,047,286$962,562$1,409,071
57$1,470,315$1,049,515$945,720$1,483,868
58$1,569,653$1,050,307$926,767$1,564,745
59$1,677,528$1,049,543$905,585$1,652,298
60$1,794,762$1,047,096$882,047$1,747,182
61$1,922,256$1,042,832$856,024$1,850,121
62$2,061,004$1,036,609$827,379$1,961,911
63$2,212,099$1,028,275$795,969$2,083,432
64$2,376,743$1,017,671$761,644$2,215,652
65$2,556,260$1,004,625$724,247$2,359,638
66$2,752,105$988,959$683,617$2,516,569
67$2,965,883$970,480$639,581$2,687,742
68$3,199,357$948,988$591,961$2,874,587
69$3,454,471$924,268$540,571$3,078,683
70$3,733,363$896,093$485,216$3,301,768
71$4,038,387$864,224$425,693$3,545,760
72$4,372,138$828,405$361,788$3,812,772
73$4,737,468$788,370$293,281$4,105,134
74$5,137,523$743,833$219,938$4,425,416
75$5,575,763$694,494$141,519$4,776,451
76$6,056,002$640,035$57,771$5,161,360
77$6,582,438$580,120$0$5,583,587
78$7,159,694$514,394$0$6,051,310
79$7,792,866$442,481$0$6,573,165
80$8,487,561$363,986$0$7,145,785
81$9,249,960$278,489$0$7,774,295
82$10,086,868$185,547$0$8,464,345
83$11,005,784$84,694$0$9,222,160
84$12,014,966$0$0$10,054,599
85$13,123,512$0$0$10,972,197
86$14,341,445$0$0$11,991,641
87$15,679,806$0$0$13,111,928
88$17,150,759$0$0$14,343,243
89$18,767,705$0$0$15,696,811
90$20,545,408$0$0$17,184,995
91$22,500,134$0$0$18,821,418
92$24,649,803$0$0$20,621,088
93$27,014,161$0$0$22,600,540
94$29,614,960$0$0$24,777,994
95$32,476,169$0$0$27,173,523
96$35,624,197$0$0$29,809,243
97$39,088,141$0$0$32,709,523
98$42,900,060$0$0$35,901,213
99$47,095,281$0$0$39,413,898
100$51,712,726$0$0$43,280,176