Can I retire at age 52 with 1,210,000?

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 $1,210,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$99,921$99,031$98,162$97,315$96,487$95,759
2 years$49,466$48,544$47,652$46,786$45,946$45,212
3 years$32,650$31,724$30,834$29,976$29,150$28,433
4 years$24,243$23,321$22,439$21,596$20,790$20,095
5 years$19,201$18,284$17,414$16,588$15,804$15,133
6 years$15,840$14,930$14,073$13,265$12,505$11,860
7 years$13,441$12,538$11,695$10,906$10,170$9,550
8 years$11,642$10,748$9,918$9,149$8,437$7,842
9 years$10,243$9,358$8,542$7,793$7,105$6,536
10 years$9,125$8,248$7,447$6,718$6,054$5,510
11 years$8,211$7,343$6,557$5,846$5,207$4,687
12 years$7,450$6,591$5,819$5,128$4,512$4,016
13 years$6,806$5,956$5,199$4,527$3,935$3,463
14 years$6,255$5,414$4,671$4,019$3,449$3,000
15 years$5,778$4,946$4,217$3,584$3,037$2,610
16 years$5,361$4,538$3,824$3,209$2,684$2,279
17 years$4,993$4,179$3,479$2,883$2,380$1,996
18 years$4,667$3,862$3,176$2,599$2,116$1,753
19 years$4,375$3,579$2,908$2,348$1,886$1,543
20 years$4,112$3,326$2,668$2,127$1,685$1,360
21 years$3,875$3,098$2,455$1,930$1,508$1,201
22 years$3,660$2,892$2,262$1,755$1,351$1,063
23 years$3,464$2,704$2,089$1,598$1,213$941
24 years$3,285$2,534$1,932$1,458$1,090$834
25 years$3,120$2,378$1,789$1,331$981$741
26 years$2,968$2,235$1,659$1,217$884$658
27 years$2,827$2,103$1,541$1,114$797$585
28 years$2,697$1,982$1,432$1,021$719$520
29 years$2,576$1,870$1,333$936$649$463
30 years$2,463$1,766$1,242$859$587$412
31 years$2,358$1,669$1,158$789$530$368
32 years$2,259$1,579$1,080$725$480$328
33 years$2,167$1,496$1,008$667$434$292
34 years$2,080$1,418$942$613$393$261
35 years$1,999$1,345$881$565$356$233
36 years$1,922$1,276$824$520$323$208
37 years$1,849$1,212$771$479$292$185
38 years$1,781$1,152$722$442$265$165
39 years$1,716$1,095$677$407$240$148
40 years$1,654$1,042$634$376$218$132
41 years$1,596$992$595$347$198$118
42 years$1,541$945$558$320$179$105
43 years$1,488$900$524$295$163$94
44 years$1,438$858$491$273$148$84
45 years$1,390$818$461$252$134$75
46 years$1,344$781$433$233$122$67
47 years$1,301$745$407$215$111$60
48 years$1,259$711$383$199$100$54
49 years$1,219$679$360$183$91$48
50 years$1,181$649$338$170$83$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,210,000, adding $2,790 every year, while hoping to spend $58,262 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: 41/42/17 Blend
51$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000
52$1,336,298$1,272,168$1,253,413$1,384,280
53$1,410,610$1,272,514$1,233,412$1,418,911
54$1,490,549$1,270,924$1,210,788$1,450,487
55$1,576,628$1,267,242$1,185,392$1,483,432
56$1,669,409$1,261,302$1,157,068$1,517,901
57$1,769,511$1,252,928$1,125,652$1,554,066
58$1,877,612$1,241,933$1,090,973$1,592,121
59$1,994,460$1,228,119$1,052,852$1,632,287
60$2,120,874$1,211,276$1,011,101$1,674,807
61$2,257,756$1,191,181$965,526$1,719,958
62$2,406,098$1,167,599$915,922$1,768,047
63$2,566,989$1,140,281$862,074$1,819,420
64$2,741,628$1,108,961$803,760$1,874,462
65$2,931,333$1,073,359$740,745$1,933,605
66$3,137,556$1,033,180$672,787$1,997,332
67$3,361,891$988,110$599,629$2,066,179
68$3,606,093$937,818$521,006$2,140,749
69$3,872,095$881,951$436,640$2,221,709
70$4,162,022$820,140$346,241$2,309,807
71$4,478,213$751,991$249,505$2,405,872
72$4,823,243$677,091$146,115$2,510,832
73$5,199,946$595,000$35,742$2,625,714
74$5,611,441$505,256$0$2,751,664
75$6,061,164$407,370$0$2,904,838
76$6,552,896$300,824$0$3,079,654
77$7,090,798$185,071$0$3,271,262
78$7,679,457$59,537$0$3,481,480
79$8,323,919$0$0$3,712,318
80$9,029,742$0$0$4,001,309
81$9,803,047$0$0$4,348,231
82$10,650,577$0$0$4,728,611
83$11,579,755$0$0$5,145,801
84$12,598,757$0$0$5,603,493
85$13,716,591$0$0$6,105,753
86$14,943,175$0$0$6,657,060
87$16,289,437$0$0$7,262,350
88$17,767,413$0$0$7,927,056
89$19,390,361$0$0$8,657,167
90$21,172,885$0$0$9,459,277
91$23,131,075$0$0$10,340,655
92$25,282,655$0$0$11,309,303
93$27,647,151$0$0$12,374,042
94$30,246,074$0$0$13,544,586
95$33,103,122$0$0$14,831,640
96$36,244,407$0$0$16,246,997
97$39,698,692$0$0$17,803,650
98$43,497,671$0$0$19,515,915
99$47,676,261$0$0$21,399,564
100$52,272,936$0$0$23,471,975