Can I retire at age 52 with 1,190,000?

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 $1,190,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$98,269$97,394$96,540$95,706$94,892$91,489
2 years$48,648$47,742$46,864$46,013$45,187$41,795
3 years$32,110$31,200$30,324$29,481$28,668$25,394
4 years$23,842$22,935$22,068$21,239$20,447$17,316
5 years$18,883$17,982$17,126$16,314$15,543$12,563
6 years$15,578$14,683$13,840$13,046$12,299$9,472
7 years$13,218$12,331$11,501$10,726$10,002$7,328
8 years$11,449$10,570$9,754$8,998$8,298$5,775
9 years$10,074$9,203$8,401$7,664$6,988$4,612
10 years$8,975$8,112$7,324$6,607$5,954$3,721
11 years$8,076$7,222$6,448$5,750$5,121$3,026
12 years$7,327$6,482$5,723$5,043$4,437$2,476
13 years$6,694$5,858$5,113$4,452$3,870$2,036
14 years$6,152$5,324$4,594$3,952$3,392$1,681
15 years$5,682$4,864$4,148$3,525$2,987$1,392
16 years$5,272$4,463$3,760$3,156$2,640$1,156
17 years$4,910$4,110$3,422$2,836$2,340$962
18 years$4,589$3,798$3,124$2,556$2,081$802
19 years$4,302$3,520$2,860$2,309$1,855$670
20 years$4,044$3,271$2,624$2,091$1,657$560
21 years$3,811$3,046$2,414$1,898$1,483$468
22 years$3,600$2,844$2,225$1,726$1,329$392
23 years$3,407$2,660$2,054$1,572$1,193$329
24 years$3,230$2,492$1,900$1,433$1,072$276
25 years$3,068$2,339$1,760$1,309$965$231
26 years$2,919$2,198$1,632$1,197$869$194
27 years$2,780$2,069$1,515$1,096$784$163
28 years$2,652$1,949$1,409$1,004$707$137
29 years$2,533$1,839$1,311$921$638$115
30 years$2,422$1,737$1,221$845$577$97
31 years$2,319$1,642$1,138$776$522$81
32 years$2,222$1,553$1,062$713$472$68
33 years$2,131$1,471$992$656$427$57
34 years$2,046$1,394$927$603$387$48
35 years$1,966$1,322$866$555$350$41
36 years$1,890$1,255$810$512$317$34
37 years$1,819$1,192$759$471$288$29
38 years$1,751$1,133$710$434$261$24
39 years$1,687$1,077$666$401$236$20
40 years$1,627$1,025$624$369$214$17
41 years$1,570$976$585$341$195$14
42 years$1,515$929$549$315$176$12
43 years$1,463$885$515$290$160$10
44 years$1,414$844$483$268$145$9
45 years$1,367$805$454$248$132$7
46 years$1,322$768$426$229$120$6
47 years$1,279$733$400$211$109$5
48 years$1,238$699$376$195$99$4
49 years$1,199$668$354$180$90$4
50 years$1,162$638$333$167$82$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,190,000, adding $2,867 every year, while hoping to spend $38,429 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: 65/17/18 Blend
51$1,190,000$1,190,000$1,190,000$1,190,000
52$1,314,337$1,251,267$1,232,822$1,393,702
53$1,407,512$1,271,691$1,233,234$1,467,698
54$1,508,902$1,291,828$1,232,371$1,543,858
55$1,619,305$1,311,623$1,230,151$1,626,164
56$1,739,599$1,331,017$1,226,486$1,715,218
57$1,870,749$1,349,949$1,221,284$1,811,683
58$2,013,819$1,368,349$1,214,451$1,916,292
59$2,169,978$1,386,148$1,205,884$2,029,850
60$2,340,513$1,403,267$1,195,479$2,153,247
61$2,526,843$1,419,624$1,183,125$2,287,463
62$2,730,528$1,435,133$1,168,706$2,433,579
63$2,953,286$1,449,699$1,152,102$2,592,787
64$3,197,009$1,463,222$1,133,186$2,766,400
65$3,463,781$1,475,596$1,111,824$2,955,867
66$3,755,894$1,486,708$1,087,877$3,162,785
67$4,075,875$1,496,436$1,061,201$3,388,915
68$4,426,506$1,504,653$1,031,643$3,636,199
69$4,810,851$1,511,222$999,044$3,906,778
70$5,232,283$1,515,998$963,238$4,203,011
71$5,694,519$1,518,825$924,049$4,527,500
72$6,201,652$1,519,539$881,297$4,883,116
73$6,758,191$1,517,967$834,791$5,273,020
74$7,369,102$1,513,923$784,332$5,700,701
75$8,039,856$1,507,211$729,712$6,170,003
76$8,776,478$1,497,621$670,715$6,685,165
77$9,585,607$1,484,933$607,112$7,250,862
78$10,474,556$1,468,912$538,668$7,872,245
79$11,451,382$1,449,309$465,134$8,554,996
80$12,524,959$1,425,861$386,252$9,305,376
81$13,705,065$1,398,289$301,751$10,130,289
82$15,002,472$1,366,296$211,351$11,037,347
83$16,429,049$1,329,569$114,756$12,034,940
84$17,997,871$1,287,777$11,660$13,132,319
85$19,723,345$1,240,569$0$14,339,681
86$21,621,342$1,187,572$0$15,687,157
87$23,709,350$1,128,395$0$17,171,867
88$26,006,638$1,062,621$0$18,805,295
89$28,534,436$989,810$0$20,602,571
90$31,316,136$909,498$0$22,580,366
91$34,377,511$821,193$0$24,757,054
92$37,746,961$724,375$0$27,152,885
93$41,455,778$618,497$0$29,790,174
94$45,538,441$502,977$0$32,693,515
95$50,032,942$377,202$0$35,890,013
96$54,981,144$240,527$0$39,409,538
97$60,429,175$92,267$0$43,285,008
98$66,427,864$0$0$47,552,704
99$73,033,219$0$0$52,265,384
100$80,306,956$0$0$57,474,040