Can I retire at age 52 with 12,000,000?

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 $12,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$990,949$982,122$973,510$965,105$956,897$941,432
2 years$490,569$481,432$472,578$463,993$455,665$440,127
3 years$323,797$314,621$305,789$297,285$289,093$273,965
4 years$240,428$231,280$222,536$214,177$206,183$191,583
5 years$190,419$181,326$172,697$164,508$156,737$142,706
6 years$157,091$148,067$139,565$131,559$124,021$110,575
7 years$133,294$124,346$115,979$108,162$100,862$88,005
8 years$115,455$106,588$98,360$90,734$83,675$71,405
9 years$101,588$92,804$84,717$77,285$70,466$58,777
10 years$90,500$81,802$73,858$66,621$60,041$48,922
11 years$81,434$72,823$65,024$57,980$51,637$41,078
12 years$73,885$65,362$57,707$50,856$44,748$34,734
13 years$67,502$59,068$51,557$44,898$39,021$29,539
14 years$62,035$53,692$46,324$39,856$34,205$25,239
15 years$57,302$49,048$41,825$35,544$30,117$21,649
16 years$53,165$45,001$37,920$31,826$26,618$18,631
17 years$49,518$41,444$34,506$28,595$23,601$16,078
18 years$46,279$38,296$31,499$25,770$20,985$13,907
19 years$43,385$35,493$28,836$23,286$18,704$12,054
20 years$40,784$32,981$26,464$21,090$16,707$10,465
21 years$38,434$30,721$24,342$19,140$14,951$9,099
22 years$36,300$28,677$22,435$17,403$13,401$7,921
23 years$34,354$26,821$20,715$15,849$12,030$6,904
24 years$32,574$25,129$19,158$14,455$10,813$6,022
25 years$30,938$23,583$17,744$13,201$9,730$5,258
26 years$29,430$22,164$16,457$12,071$8,764$4,594
27 years$28,037$20,859$15,281$11,049$7,902$4,016
28 years$26,745$19,655$14,206$10,123$7,130$3,513
29 years$25,545$18,542$13,220$9,283$6,438$3,074
30 years$24,427$17,511$12,314$8,519$5,817$2,691
31 years$23,383$16,554$11,480$7,824$5,259$2,357
32 years$22,406$15,663$10,711$7,191$4,757$2,065
33 years$21,490$14,834$10,001$6,613$4,305$1,809
34 years$20,630$14,059$9,344$6,084$3,898$1,586
35 years$19,821$13,335$8,736$5,601$3,531$1,390
36 years$19,059$12,656$8,172$5,158$3,199$1,219
37 years$18,339$12,021$7,649$4,753$2,899$1,069
38 years$17,659$11,424$7,163$4,381$2,629$938
39 years$17,016$10,863$6,711$4,039$2,384$822
40 years$16,406$10,335$6,290$3,725$2,162$722
41 years$15,827$9,838$5,898$3,437$1,961$633
42 years$15,278$9,370$5,533$3,172$1,780$555
43 years$14,755$8,927$5,192$2,928$1,615$487
44 years$14,258$8,510$4,873$2,704$1,466$428
45 years$13,784$8,115$4,576$2,497$1,331$375
46 years$13,332$7,741$4,298$2,307$1,209$329
47 years$12,900$7,387$4,038$2,131$1,097$289
48 years$12,488$7,052$3,794$1,969$997$254
49 years$12,094$6,735$3,567$1,820$905$223
50 years$11,716$6,433$3,353$1,682$822$196

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $12,000,000, adding $3,853 every year, while hoping to spend $21,922 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: 39/37/24 Blend
51$12,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000
52$13,227,974$12,591,974$12,405,974$13,649,358
53$14,553,903$13,185,656$12,798,250$14,548,741
54$16,014,341$13,807,694$13,202,931$15,518,266
55$17,622,987$14,459,453$13,620,412$16,566,199
56$19,394,932$15,142,367$14,051,097$17,699,683
57$21,346,810$15,857,938$14,495,403$18,926,555
58$23,496,947$16,607,739$14,953,762$20,255,407
59$25,865,540$17,393,423$15,426,617$21,695,672
60$28,474,845$18,216,721$15,914,429$23,257,701
61$31,349,386$19,079,447$16,417,669$24,952,855
62$34,516,189$19,983,505$16,936,826$26,793,609
63$38,005,034$20,930,891$17,472,403$28,793,663
64$41,848,739$21,923,696$18,024,921$30,968,060
65$46,083,469$22,964,116$18,594,914$33,333,330
66$50,749,075$24,054,450$19,182,936$35,907,629
67$55,889,474$25,197,111$19,789,558$38,710,909
68$61,553,059$26,394,628$20,415,367$41,765,098
69$67,793,160$27,649,654$21,060,970$45,094,294
70$74,668,544$28,964,969$21,726,995$48,724,990
71$82,243,973$30,343,489$22,414,086$52,686,311
72$90,590,811$31,788,273$23,122,911$57,010,281
73$99,787,702$33,302,527$23,854,157$61,732,114
74$109,921,310$34,889,614$24,608,534$66,890,538
75$121,087,137$36,553,058$25,386,773$72,528,147
76$133,390,425$38,296,557$26,189,629$78,691,794
77$146,947,148$40,123,989$27,017,882$85,433,023
78$161,885,111$42,039,418$27,872,335$92,808,536
79$178,345,150$44,047,107$28,753,816$100,880,724
80$196,482,468$46,151,528$29,663,181$109,718,237
81$216,468,095$48,357,368$30,601,313$119,396,619
82$238,490,505$50,669,543$31,569,121$129,999,005
83$262,757,395$53,093,209$32,567,545$141,616,894
84$289,497,644$55,633,771$33,597,553$154,350,993
85$318,963,477$58,296,899$34,660,144$168,312,151
86$351,432,843$61,088,538$35,756,350$183,622,387
87$387,212,040$64,014,923$36,887,234$200,416,028
88$426,638,605$67,082,592$38,053,894$218,840,949
89$470,084,505$70,298,401$39,257,462$239,059,956
90$517,959,643$73,669,541$40,499,105$261,252,298
91$570,715,730$77,203,552$41,780,028$285,615,338
92$628,850,550$80,908,342$43,101,475$312,366,390
93$692,912,659$84,792,204$44,464,728$341,744,750
94$763,506,563$88,863,835$45,871,109$374,013,927
95$841,298,425$93,132,355$47,321,983$409,464,101
96$927,022,353$97,607,329$48,818,759$448,414,842
97$1,021,487,335$102,298,790$50,362,889$491,218,088
98$1,125,584,868$107,217,256$51,955,871$538,261,443
99$1,240,297,383$112,373,760$53,599,251$589,971,802
100$1,366,707,515$117,779,873$55,294,625$646,819,345