Can I retire at age 52 with 980,000?

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 $980,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$80,927$80,207$79,503$78,817$78,147$76,196
2 years$40,063$39,317$38,594$37,893$37,213$35,259
3 years$26,443$25,694$24,973$24,278$23,609$21,715
4 years$19,635$18,888$18,174$17,491$16,838$15,017
5 years$15,551$14,808$14,104$13,435$12,800$11,058
6 years$12,829$12,092$11,398$10,744$10,128$8,466
7 years$10,886$10,155$9,472$8,833$8,237$6,655
8 years$9,429$8,705$8,033$7,410$6,833$5,331
9 years$8,296$7,579$6,919$6,312$5,755$4,331
10 years$7,391$6,680$6,032$5,441$4,903$3,556
11 years$6,650$5,947$5,310$4,735$4,217$2,945
12 years$6,034$5,338$4,713$4,153$3,654$2,455
13 years$5,513$4,824$4,211$3,667$3,187$2,057
14 years$5,066$4,385$3,783$3,255$2,793$1,732
15 years$4,680$4,006$3,416$2,903$2,460$1,463
16 years$4,342$3,675$3,097$2,599$2,174$1,239
17 years$4,044$3,385$2,818$2,335$1,927$1,053
18 years$3,779$3,128$2,572$2,105$1,714$896
19 years$3,543$2,899$2,355$1,902$1,528$764
20 years$3,331$2,693$2,161$1,722$1,364$653
21 years$3,139$2,509$1,988$1,563$1,221$558
22 years$2,964$2,342$1,832$1,421$1,094$478
23 years$2,806$2,190$1,692$1,294$982$409
24 years$2,660$2,052$1,565$1,181$883$351
25 years$2,527$1,926$1,449$1,078$795$301
26 years$2,403$1,810$1,344$986$716$258
27 years$2,290$1,703$1,248$902$645$222
28 years$2,184$1,605$1,160$827$582$191
29 years$2,086$1,514$1,080$758$526$164
30 years$1,995$1,430$1,006$696$475$141
31 years$1,910$1,352$938$639$430$121
32 years$1,830$1,279$875$587$389$104
33 years$1,755$1,211$817$540$352$90
34 years$1,685$1,148$763$497$318$77
35 years$1,619$1,089$713$457$288$66
36 years$1,556$1,034$667$421$261$57
37 years$1,498$982$625$388$237$49
38 years$1,442$933$585$358$215$42
39 years$1,390$887$548$330$195$36
40 years$1,340$844$514$304$177$31
41 years$1,293$803$482$281$160$27
42 years$1,248$765$452$259$145$23
43 years$1,205$729$424$239$132$20
44 years$1,164$695$398$221$120$17
45 years$1,126$663$374$204$109$15
46 years$1,089$632$351$188$99$13
47 years$1,054$603$330$174$90$11
48 years$1,020$576$310$161$81$9
49 years$988$550$291$149$74$8
50 years$957$525$274$137$67$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $980,000, adding $5,227 every year, while hoping to spend $53,271 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: 34/38/28 Blend
51$980,000$980,000$980,000$980,000
52$1,085,352$1,033,412$1,018,222$1,112,913
53$1,139,378$1,027,369$995,652$1,128,106
54$1,197,129$1,019,245$970,541$1,139,351
55$1,258,929$1,008,881$942,747$1,150,448
56$1,325,133$996,109$912,123$1,161,419
57$1,396,130$980,752$878,513$1,172,295
58$1,472,348$962,622$841,755$1,183,115
59$1,554,255$941,518$801,682$1,193,926
60$1,642,367$917,229$758,115$1,204,785
61$1,737,247$889,532$710,871$1,215,762
62$1,839,516$858,190$659,756$1,226,938
63$1,949,857$822,952$604,568$1,238,412
64$2,069,019$783,552$545,096$1,250,296
65$2,197,823$739,710$481,121$1,262,725
66$2,337,175$691,130$412,413$1,275,852
67$2,488,068$637,497$338,731$1,289,855
68$2,651,597$578,480$259,824$1,304,939
69$2,828,963$513,729$175,431$1,321,340
70$3,021,487$442,871$85,278$1,339,325
71$3,230,624$365,517$0$1,359,201
72$3,457,972$281,253$0$1,384,583
73$3,705,292$189,640$0$1,440,001
74$3,974,518$90,219$0$1,500,491
75$4,267,781$0$0$1,566,656
76$4,587,425$0$0$1,646,485
77$4,936,028$0$0$1,774,822
78$5,316,431$0$0$1,915,001
79$5,731,758$0$0$2,068,191
80$6,185,449$0$0$2,235,680
81$6,681,292$0$0$2,418,883
82$7,223,457$0$0$2,619,360
83$7,816,533$0$0$2,838,830
84$8,465,576$0$0$3,079,182
85$9,176,151$0$0$3,342,501
86$9,954,389$0$0$3,631,079
87$10,807,038$0$0$3,947,443
88$11,741,533$0$0$4,294,374
89$12,766,059$0$0$4,674,938
90$13,889,635$0$0$5,092,509
91$15,122,190$0$0$5,550,806
92$16,474,664$0$0$6,053,923
93$17,959,105$0$0$6,606,371
94$19,588,787$0$0$7,213,120
95$21,378,328$0$0$7,879,644
96$23,343,835$0$0$8,611,972
97$25,503,048$0$0$9,416,750
98$27,875,512$0$0$10,301,294
99$30,482,759$0$0$11,273,670
100$33,348,509$0$0$12,342,759