Can I retire at age 52 with 1,290,000?

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 $1,290,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$106,527$105,578$104,652$103,749$102,866$100,707
2 years$52,736$51,754$50,802$49,879$48,984$46,819
3 years$34,808$33,822$32,872$31,958$31,077$28,974
4 years$25,846$24,863$23,923$23,024$22,165$20,139
5 years$20,470$19,493$18,565$17,685$16,849$14,907
6 years$16,887$15,917$15,003$14,143$13,332$11,475
7 years$14,329$13,367$12,468$11,627$10,843$9,072
8 years$12,411$11,458$10,574$9,754$8,995$7,310
9 years$10,921$9,976$9,107$8,308$7,575$5,974
10 years$9,729$8,794$7,940$7,162$6,454$4,936
11 years$8,754$7,829$6,990$6,233$5,551$4,113
12 years$7,943$7,026$6,203$5,467$4,810$3,451
13 years$7,256$6,350$5,542$4,827$4,195$2,912
14 years$6,669$5,772$4,980$4,284$3,677$2,468
15 years$6,160$5,273$4,496$3,821$3,238$2,099
16 years$5,715$4,838$4,076$3,421$2,861$1,791
17 years$5,323$4,455$3,709$3,074$2,537$1,533
18 years$4,975$4,117$3,386$2,770$2,256$1,314
19 years$4,664$3,815$3,100$2,503$2,011$1,129
20 years$4,384$3,545$2,845$2,267$1,796$971
21 years$4,132$3,302$2,617$2,058$1,607$837
22 years$3,902$3,083$2,412$1,871$1,441$722
23 years$3,693$2,883$2,227$1,704$1,293$623
24 years$3,502$2,701$2,059$1,554$1,162$539
25 years$3,326$2,535$1,907$1,419$1,046$466
26 years$3,164$2,383$1,769$1,298$942$403
27 years$3,014$2,242$1,643$1,188$849$349
28 years$2,875$2,113$1,527$1,088$766$302
29 years$2,746$1,993$1,421$998$692$262
30 years$2,626$1,882$1,324$916$625$227
31 years$2,514$1,780$1,234$841$565$197
32 years$2,409$1,684$1,151$773$511$171
33 years$2,310$1,595$1,075$711$463$148
34 years$2,218$1,511$1,004$654$419$129
35 years$2,131$1,433$939$602$380$112
36 years$2,049$1,361$879$555$344$97
37 years$1,971$1,292$822$511$312$84
38 years$1,898$1,228$770$471$283$73
39 years$1,829$1,168$721$434$256$63
40 years$1,764$1,111$676$400$232$55
41 years$1,701$1,058$634$370$211$48
42 years$1,642$1,007$595$341$191$42
43 years$1,586$960$558$315$174$36
44 years$1,533$915$524$291$158$31
45 years$1,482$872$492$268$143$27
46 years$1,433$832$462$248$130$24
47 years$1,387$794$434$229$118$21
48 years$1,342$758$408$212$107$18
49 years$1,300$724$383$196$97$15
50 years$1,259$692$360$181$88$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,290,000, adding $3,731 every year, while hoping to spend $41,805 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: 74/20/6 Blend
51$1,290,000$1,290,000$1,290,000$1,290,000
52$1,425,429$1,357,059$1,337,064$1,529,695
53$1,526,342$1,379,074$1,337,375$1,620,844
54$1,636,148$1,400,768$1,336,296$1,714,995
55$1,755,708$1,422,079$1,333,735$1,816,933
56$1,885,973$1,442,943$1,329,598$1,927,412
57$2,027,987$1,463,292$1,323,784$2,047,265
58$2,182,900$1,483,052$1,316,190$2,177,407
59$2,351,979$1,502,144$1,306,705$2,318,847
60$2,536,616$1,520,484$1,295,214$2,472,697
61$2,738,344$1,537,982$1,281,598$2,640,182
62$2,958,854$1,554,541$1,265,730$2,822,649
63$3,200,003$1,570,060$1,247,478$3,021,587
64$3,463,839$1,584,428$1,226,703$3,238,633
65$3,752,615$1,597,530$1,203,263$3,475,592
66$4,068,813$1,609,241$1,177,004$3,734,451
67$4,415,167$1,619,428$1,147,768$4,017,404
68$4,794,686$1,627,952$1,115,391$4,326,863
69$5,210,685$1,634,663$1,079,697$4,665,491
70$5,666,815$1,639,401$1,040,506$5,036,220
71$6,167,095$1,641,997$997,629$5,442,282
72$6,715,956$1,642,272$950,867$5,887,239
73$7,318,275$1,640,035$900,012$6,375,015
74$7,979,425$1,635,082$844,848$6,909,938
75$8,705,325$1,627,200$785,149$7,496,774
76$9,502,494$1,616,159$720,678$8,140,777
77$10,378,116$1,601,718$651,188$8,847,740
78$11,340,101$1,583,620$576,421$9,624,044
79$12,397,167$1,561,593$496,106$10,476,724
80$13,558,915$1,535,348$409,963$11,413,532
81$14,835,925$1,504,580$317,697$12,443,014
82$16,239,850$1,468,966$219,001$13,574,587
83$17,783,532$1,428,162$113,554$14,818,630
84$19,481,117$1,381,807$1,023$16,186,583
85$21,348,191$1,329,515$0$17,691,054
86$23,401,926$1,270,881$0$19,353,562
87$25,661,243$1,205,475$0$21,182,367
88$28,146,988$1,132,842$0$23,194,306
89$30,882,131$1,052,501$0$25,408,009
90$33,891,980$963,945$0$27,844,010
91$37,204,418$866,635$0$30,524,933
92$40,850,173$760,004$0$33,475,717
93$44,863,098$643,451$0$36,723,843
94$49,280,496$516,343$0$40,299,598
95$54,143,473$378,009$0$44,236,362
96$59,497,318$227,743$0$48,570,920
97$65,391,939$64,797$0$53,343,814
98$71,882,327$0$0$58,599,722
99$79,029,077$0$0$64,412,450
100$86,898,960$0$0$70,829,106