Can I retire at age 52 with 1,220,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$100,746$99,849$98,974$98,119$97,285$94,549
2 years$49,874$48,946$48,045$47,173$46,326$43,591
3 years$32,919$31,987$31,089$30,224$29,391$26,742
4 years$24,443$23,513$22,625$21,775$20,962$18,420
5 years$19,359$18,435$17,558$16,725$15,935$13,506
6 years$15,971$15,053$14,189$13,375$12,609$10,295
7 years$13,552$12,642$11,791$10,996$10,254$8,057
8 years$11,738$10,836$10,000$9,225$8,507$6,424
9 years$10,328$9,435$8,613$7,857$7,164$5,193
10 years$9,201$8,317$7,509$6,773$6,104$4,243
11 years$8,279$7,404$6,611$5,895$5,250$3,495
12 years$7,512$6,645$5,867$5,170$4,549$2,898
13 years$6,863$6,005$5,242$4,565$3,967$2,416
14 years$6,307$5,459$4,710$4,052$3,478$2,023
15 years$5,826$4,987$4,252$3,614$3,062$1,699
16 years$5,405$4,575$3,855$3,236$2,706$1,431
17 years$5,034$4,213$3,508$2,907$2,399$1,209
18 years$4,705$3,893$3,202$2,620$2,133$1,023
19 years$4,411$3,608$2,932$2,367$1,902$867
20 years$4,146$3,353$2,691$2,144$1,699$736
21 years$3,907$3,123$2,475$1,946$1,520$625
22 years$3,690$2,915$2,281$1,769$1,362$532
23 years$3,493$2,727$2,106$1,611$1,223$453
24 years$3,312$2,555$1,948$1,470$1,099$386
25 years$3,145$2,398$1,804$1,342$989$329
26 years$2,992$2,253$1,673$1,227$891$280
27 years$2,850$2,121$1,554$1,123$803$239
28 years$2,719$1,998$1,444$1,029$725$204
29 years$2,597$1,885$1,344$944$655$174
30 years$2,483$1,780$1,252$866$591$149
31 years$2,377$1,683$1,167$795$535$127
32 years$2,278$1,592$1,089$731$484$109
33 years$2,185$1,508$1,017$672$438$93
34 years$2,097$1,429$950$619$396$79
35 years$2,015$1,356$888$569$359$68
36 years$1,938$1,287$831$524$325$58
37 years$1,864$1,222$778$483$295$50
38 years$1,795$1,161$728$445$267$42
39 years$1,730$1,104$682$411$242$36
40 years$1,668$1,051$640$379$220$31
41 years$1,609$1,000$600$349$199$27
42 years$1,553$953$563$323$181$23
43 years$1,500$908$528$298$164$19
44 years$1,450$865$495$275$149$17
45 years$1,401$825$465$254$135$14
46 years$1,355$787$437$234$123$12
47 years$1,312$751$411$217$112$10
48 years$1,270$717$386$200$101$9
49 years$1,230$685$363$185$92$8
50 years$1,191$654$341$171$84$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,220,000, adding $2,924 every year, while hoping to spend $37,838 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: 82/10/8 Blend
51$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000
52$1,347,456$1,282,796$1,263,886$1,456,404
53$1,444,637$1,305,394$1,265,967$1,550,710
54$1,550,463$1,327,831$1,266,849$1,648,881
55$1,665,774$1,350,059$1,266,453$1,755,499
56$1,791,498$1,372,027$1,264,694$1,871,391
57$1,928,654$1,393,679$1,261,485$1,997,463
58$2,078,365$1,414,957$1,256,732$2,134,718
59$2,241,865$1,435,796$1,250,339$2,284,255
60$2,420,514$1,456,130$1,242,205$2,447,290
61$2,615,810$1,475,883$1,232,222$2,625,157
62$2,829,401$1,494,980$1,220,280$2,819,331
63$3,063,101$1,513,336$1,206,261$3,031,431
64$3,318,910$1,530,861$1,190,043$3,263,245
65$3,599,027$1,547,462$1,171,498$3,516,742
66$3,905,877$1,563,037$1,150,492$3,794,088
67$4,242,127$1,577,476$1,126,884$4,097,673
68$4,610,717$1,590,666$1,100,528$4,430,129
69$5,014,884$1,602,482$1,071,269$4,794,355
70$5,458,193$1,612,794$1,038,947$5,193,546
71$5,944,570$1,621,463$1,003,394$5,631,222
72$6,478,343$1,628,341$964,434$6,111,262
73$7,064,273$1,633,269$921,882$6,637,940
74$7,707,611$1,636,081$875,547$7,215,964
75$8,414,136$1,636,598$825,227$7,850,525
76$9,190,218$1,634,632$770,712$8,547,339
77$10,042,873$1,629,981$711,783$9,312,708
78$10,979,829$1,622,433$648,211$10,153,574
79$12,009,600$1,611,761$579,755$11,077,588
80$13,141,568$1,597,726$506,165$12,093,182
81$14,386,067$1,580,073$427,181$13,209,646
82$15,754,482$1,558,534$342,528$14,437,218
83$17,259,359$1,532,821$251,922$15,787,181
84$18,914,517$1,502,633$155,065$17,271,966
85$20,735,185$1,467,649$51,647$18,905,277
86$22,738,139$1,427,529$0$20,702,210
87$24,941,866$1,381,915$0$22,684,418
88$27,366,733$1,330,425$0$24,870,254
89$30,035,181$1,272,657$0$27,275,543
90$32,971,938$1,208,186$0$29,922,584
91$36,204,248$1,136,560$0$32,835,949
92$39,762,133$1,057,303$0$36,042,718
93$43,678,672$969,912$0$39,572,728
94$47,990,313$873,854$0$43,458,860
95$52,737,218$768,566$0$47,737,347
96$57,963,643$653,454$0$52,448,118
97$63,718,350$527,889$0$57,635,171
98$70,055,073$391,207$0$63,346,992
99$77,033,022$242,708$0$69,637,012
100$84,717,441$81,651$0$76,564,110