Can I retire at age 52 with 993,000?

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 $993,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$82,001$81,271$80,558$79,862$79,183$76,802
2 years$40,595$39,839$39,106$38,395$37,706$35,328
3 years$26,794$26,035$25,304$24,600$23,922$21,621
4 years$19,895$19,138$18,415$17,723$17,062$14,854
5 years$15,757$15,005$14,291$13,613$12,970$10,863
6 years$12,999$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,263$8,258
7 years$11,030$10,290$9,597$8,950$8,346$6,444
8 years$9,554$8,820$8,139$7,508$6,924$5,123
9 years$8,406$7,680$7,010$6,395$5,831$4,129
10 years$7,489$6,769$6,112$5,513$4,968$3,363
11 years$6,739$6,026$5,381$4,798$4,273$2,762
12 years$6,114$5,409$4,775$4,208$3,703$2,282
13 years$5,586$4,888$4,266$3,715$3,229$1,896
14 years$5,133$4,443$3,833$3,298$2,831$1,582
15 years$4,742$4,059$3,461$2,941$2,492$1,324
16 years$4,399$3,724$3,138$2,634$2,203$1,112
17 years$4,098$3,429$2,855$2,366$1,953$935
18 years$3,830$3,169$2,607$2,132$1,737$788
19 years$3,590$2,937$2,386$1,927$1,548$666
20 years$3,375$2,729$2,190$1,745$1,383$563
21 years$3,180$2,542$2,014$1,584$1,237$477
22 years$3,004$2,373$1,857$1,440$1,109$404
23 years$2,843$2,219$1,714$1,312$995$342
24 years$2,695$2,079$1,585$1,196$895$291
25 years$2,560$1,951$1,468$1,092$805$247
26 years$2,435$1,834$1,362$999$725$210
27 years$2,320$1,726$1,265$914$654$178
28 years$2,213$1,626$1,176$838$590$151
29 years$2,114$1,534$1,094$768$533$129
30 years$2,021$1,449$1,019$705$481$110
31 years$1,935$1,370$950$647$435$93
32 years$1,854$1,296$886$595$394$79
33 years$1,778$1,227$828$547$356$67
34 years$1,707$1,163$773$503$323$57
35 years$1,640$1,103$723$463$292$49
36 years$1,577$1,047$676$427$265$42
37 years$1,518$995$633$393$240$35
38 years$1,461$945$593$362$218$30
39 years$1,408$899$555$334$197$26
40 years$1,358$855$521$308$179$22
41 years$1,310$814$488$284$162$19
42 years$1,264$775$458$262$147$16
43 years$1,221$739$430$242$134$14
44 years$1,180$704$403$224$121$12
45 years$1,141$671$379$207$110$10
46 years$1,103$641$356$191$100$8
47 years$1,067$611$334$176$91$7
48 years$1,033$584$314$163$82$6
49 years$1,001$557$295$151$75$5
50 years$970$532$277$139$68$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $993,000, adding $6,445 every year, while hoping to spend $50,172 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: 69/6/25 Blend
51$993,000$993,000$993,000$993,000
52$1,100,934$1,048,305$1,032,914$1,169,444
53$1,159,847$1,046,289$1,014,134$1,214,165
54$1,223,087$1,042,493$993,043$1,256,701
55$1,291,043$1,036,777$969,511$1,302,076
56$1,364,142$1,028,991$943,402$1,350,568
57$1,442,851$1,018,978$914,572$1,402,489
58$1,527,684$1,006,571$882,874$1,458,179
59$1,619,208$991,592$848,149$1,518,017
60$1,718,041$973,854$810,236$1,582,421
61$1,824,865$953,158$768,964$1,651,853
62$1,940,431$929,292$724,153$1,726,823
63$2,065,562$902,034$675,619$1,807,896
64$2,201,163$871,147$623,166$1,895,695
65$2,348,230$836,382$566,590$1,990,909
66$2,507,858$797,473$505,680$2,094,299
67$2,681,251$754,141$440,212$2,206,707
68$2,869,735$706,091$369,955$2,329,062
69$3,074,766$653,008$294,667$2,462,389
70$3,297,949$594,562$214,095$2,607,822
71$3,541,048$530,403$127,975$2,766,613
72$3,806,003$460,161$36,031$2,940,143
73$4,094,953$383,447$0$3,129,939
74$4,410,250$299,847$0$3,354,248
75$4,754,481$208,925$0$3,609,702
76$5,130,497$110,221$0$3,888,817
77$5,541,434$3,249$0$4,193,946
78$5,990,748$0$0$4,527,684
79$6,482,240$0$0$4,900,316
80$7,020,099$0$0$5,308,390
81$7,608,934$0$0$5,755,198
82$8,253,823$0$0$6,244,598
83$8,960,357$0$0$6,780,842
84$9,734,694$0$0$7,368,611
85$10,583,615$0$0$8,013,060
86$11,514,590$0$0$8,719,867
87$12,535,845$0$0$9,495,288
88$13,656,440$0$0$10,346,210
89$14,886,358$0$0$11,280,221
90$16,236,591$0$0$12,305,681
91$17,719,251$0$0$13,431,797
92$19,347,678$0$0$14,668,710
93$21,136,568$0$0$16,027,596
94$23,102,110$0$0$17,520,762
95$25,262,141$0$0$19,161,769
96$27,636,308$0$0$20,965,556
97$30,246,260$0$0$22,948,582
98$33,115,845$0$0$25,128,980
99$36,271,338$0$0$27,526,727
100$39,741,688$0$0$30,163,833