Can I retire at age 52 with 11,600,000?

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 $11,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$957,917$949,385$941,060$932,934$925,000$901,541
2 years$474,216$465,385$456,825$448,526$440,476$416,994
3 years$313,004$304,134$295,596$287,375$279,456$256,685
4 years$232,413$223,571$215,118$207,038$199,311$177,426
5 years$184,072$175,282$166,941$159,025$151,513$130,575
6 years$151,855$143,131$134,913$127,173$119,887$99,917
7 years$128,851$120,201$112,113$104,556$97,500$78,500
8 years$111,607$103,035$95,081$87,710$80,886$62,847
9 years$98,201$89,710$81,893$74,709$68,118$51,024
10 years$87,483$79,075$71,396$64,400$58,040$41,871
11 years$78,720$70,396$62,856$56,047$49,916$34,649
12 years$71,422$63,184$55,783$49,161$43,256$28,863
13 years$65,252$57,100$49,839$43,402$37,720$24,173
14 years$59,968$51,902$44,780$38,527$33,065$20,334
15 years$55,392$47,413$40,431$34,360$29,113$17,166
16 years$51,392$43,501$36,656$30,765$25,730$14,535
17 years$47,867$40,063$33,356$27,642$22,814$12,337
18 years$44,737$37,020$30,449$24,911$20,285$10,494
19 years$41,939$34,309$27,875$22,509$18,081$8,941
20 years$39,425$31,882$25,582$20,387$16,150$7,629
21 years$37,153$29,697$23,531$18,502$14,453$6,518
22 years$35,090$27,721$21,687$16,823$12,955$5,575
23 years$33,209$25,927$20,024$15,321$11,629$4,772
24 years$31,488$24,292$18,519$13,973$10,452$4,088
25 years$29,907$22,797$17,152$12,761$9,405$3,505
26 years$28,449$21,425$15,908$11,668$8,472$3,006
27 years$27,102$20,164$14,772$10,680$7,638$2,580
28 years$25,854$19,000$13,732$9,785$6,892$2,214
29 years$24,694$17,924$12,779$8,973$6,223$1,902
30 years$23,613$16,928$11,903$8,235$5,623$1,634
31 years$22,603$16,002$11,097$7,564$5,084$1,404
32 years$21,659$15,141$10,354$6,951$4,599$1,206
33 years$20,774$14,339$9,667$6,392$4,162$1,037
34 years$19,943$13,590$9,033$5,881$3,768$892
35 years$19,160$12,890$8,445$5,414$3,413$767
36 years$18,423$12,235$7,900$4,986$3,092$659
37 years$17,728$11,620$7,394$4,594$2,803$567
38 years$17,071$11,043$6,924$4,235$2,541$488
39 years$16,449$10,501$6,487$3,904$2,304$419
40 years$15,859$9,991$6,081$3,601$2,090$361
41 years$15,300$9,510$5,702$3,323$1,896$310
42 years$14,768$9,057$5,348$3,066$1,720$267
43 years$14,263$8,630$5,019$2,831$1,561$230
44 years$13,782$8,226$4,711$2,614$1,417$198
45 years$13,324$7,844$4,423$2,414$1,287$170
46 years$12,887$7,483$4,155$2,230$1,168$146
47 years$12,470$7,141$3,903$2,060$1,061$126
48 years$12,072$6,817$3,668$1,903$963$108
49 years$11,690$6,510$3,448$1,759$875$93
50 years$11,326$6,219$3,241$1,626$795$80

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $11,600,000, adding $6,975 every year, while hoping to spend $49,842 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: 72/22/6 Blend
51$11,600,000$11,600,000$11,600,000$11,600,000
52$12,790,395$12,175,595$11,995,795$13,701,533
53$14,041,983$12,719,167$12,344,622$14,846,864
54$15,419,564$13,287,705$12,703,465$16,093,494
55$16,935,934$13,882,377$13,072,606$17,456,920
56$18,605,197$14,504,411$13,452,336$18,948,634
57$20,442,891$15,155,091$13,842,953$20,581,278
58$22,466,139$15,835,764$14,244,765$22,368,769
59$24,693,808$16,547,838$14,658,087$24,326,421
60$27,146,686$17,292,793$15,083,243$26,471,091
61$29,847,683$18,072,174$15,520,567$28,821,333
62$32,822,040$18,887,604$15,970,399$31,397,570
63$36,097,573$19,740,782$16,433,093$34,222,288
64$39,704,933$20,633,488$16,909,009$37,320,238
65$43,677,894$21,567,587$17,398,519$40,718,673
66$48,053,674$22,545,033$17,902,003$44,447,596
67$52,873,283$23,567,873$18,419,854$48,540,046
68$58,181,913$24,638,254$18,952,475$53,032,398
69$64,029,363$25,758,424$19,500,278$57,964,710
70$70,470,510$26,930,738$20,063,689$63,381,094
71$77,565,823$28,157,666$20,643,143$69,330,126
72$85,381,939$29,441,793$21,239,091$75,865,302
73$93,992,287$30,785,832$21,851,991$83,045,539
74$103,477,784$32,192,622$22,482,317$90,935,726
75$113,927,599$33,665,141$23,130,555$99,607,328
76$125,439,989$35,206,508$23,797,204$109,139,060
77$138,123,234$36,819,993$24,482,776$119,617,620
78$152,096,654$38,509,022$25,187,799$131,138,506
79$167,491,735$40,277,187$25,912,813$143,806,907
80$184,453,373$42,128,250$26,658,373$157,738,693
81$203,141,239$44,066,156$27,425,050$173,061,497
82$223,731,286$46,095,039$28,213,430$189,915,921
83$246,417,412$48,219,230$29,024,115$208,456,846
84$271,413,287$50,443,271$29,857,721$228,854,894
85$298,954,372$52,771,921$30,714,885$251,298,028
86$329,300,141$55,210,168$31,596,256$275,993,316
87$362,736,530$57,763,241$32,502,505$303,168,880
88$399,578,635$60,436,619$33,434,319$333,076,037
89$440,173,689$63,236,047$34,392,401$365,991,666
90$484,904,336$66,167,544$35,377,478$402,220,806
91$534,192,247$69,237,422$36,390,292$442,099,531
92$588,502,096$72,452,296$37,431,607$485,998,106
93$648,345,950$75,819,099$38,502,206$534,324,475
94$714,288,102$79,345,099$39,602,895$587,528,098
95$786,950,395$83,037,916$40,734,499$646,104,181
96$867,018,097$86,905,536$41,897,866$710,598,338
97$955,246,366$90,956,330$43,093,867$781,611,728
98$1,052,467,379$95,199,074$44,323,396$859,806,716
99$1,159,598,191$99,642,967$45,587,369$945,913,110
100$1,277,649,388$104,297,655$46,886,727$1,040,735,034