Can I retire at age 52 with 1,640,000?

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 $1,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$135,430$134,223$133,046$131,898$130,776$125,587
2 years$67,044$65,796$64,586$63,412$62,274$57,111
3 years$44,252$42,998$41,791$40,629$39,509$34,534
4 years$32,858$31,608$30,413$29,271$28,178$23,429
5 years$26,024$24,781$23,602$22,483$21,421$16,910
6 years$21,469$20,236$19,074$17,980$16,950$12,679
7 years$18,217$16,994$15,850$14,782$13,784$9,754
8 years$15,779$14,567$13,442$12,400$11,436$7,640
9 years$13,884$12,683$11,578$10,562$9,630$6,064
10 years$12,368$11,180$10,094$9,105$8,206$4,862
11 years$11,129$9,953$8,887$7,924$7,057$3,928
12 years$10,098$8,933$7,887$6,950$6,116$3,193
13 years$9,225$8,073$7,046$6,136$5,333$2,608
14 years$8,478$7,338$6,331$5,447$4,675$2,138
15 years$7,831$6,703$5,716$4,858$4,116$1,758
16 years$7,266$6,150$5,182$4,350$3,638$1,449
17 years$6,767$5,664$4,716$3,908$3,225$1,197
18 years$6,325$5,234$4,305$3,522$2,868$991
19 years$5,929$4,851$3,941$3,182$2,556$821
20 years$5,574$4,507$3,617$2,882$2,283$681
21 years$5,253$4,199$3,327$2,616$2,043$565
22 years$4,961$3,919$3,066$2,378$1,832$470
23 years$4,695$3,666$2,831$2,166$1,644$391
24 years$4,452$3,434$2,618$1,976$1,478$325
25 years$4,228$3,223$2,425$1,804$1,330$270
26 years$4,022$3,029$2,249$1,650$1,198$225
27 years$3,832$2,851$2,088$1,510$1,080$187
28 years$3,655$2,686$1,941$1,383$974$156
29 years$3,491$2,534$1,807$1,269$880$130
30 years$3,338$2,393$1,683$1,164$795$108
31 years$3,196$2,262$1,569$1,069$719$90
32 years$3,062$2,141$1,464$983$650$75
33 years$2,937$2,027$1,367$904$588$63
34 years$2,819$1,921$1,277$831$533$52
35 years$2,709$1,822$1,194$765$483$44
36 years$2,605$1,730$1,117$705$437$36
37 years$2,506$1,643$1,045$650$396$30
38 years$2,413$1,561$979$599$359$25
39 years$2,325$1,485$917$552$326$21
40 years$2,242$1,412$860$509$295$18
41 years$2,163$1,345$806$470$268$15
42 years$2,088$1,281$756$434$243$12
43 years$2,017$1,220$710$400$221$10
44 years$1,949$1,163$666$370$200$9
45 years$1,884$1,109$625$341$182$7
46 years$1,822$1,058$587$315$165$6
47 years$1,763$1,010$552$291$150$5
48 years$1,707$964$519$269$136$4
49 years$1,653$920$487$249$124$3
50 years$1,601$879$458$230$112$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,640,000, adding $3,301 every year, while hoping to spend $21,093 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: 45/41/14 Blend
51$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000
52$1,810,685$1,723,765$1,698,345$1,884,786
53$1,972,932$1,785,787$1,732,797$1,998,731
54$2,151,021$1,850,140$1,767,696$2,119,823
55$2,346,547$1,916,918$1,803,035$2,250,669
56$2,561,263$1,986,216$1,838,805$2,392,180
57$2,797,105$2,058,134$1,874,998$2,545,356
58$3,056,202$2,132,775$1,911,603$2,711,298
59$3,340,902$2,210,248$1,948,609$2,891,214
60$3,653,790$2,290,666$1,986,003$3,086,433
61$3,997,714$2,374,146$2,023,771$3,298,415
62$4,375,812$2,460,810$2,061,899$3,528,768
63$4,791,541$2,550,786$2,100,369$3,779,258
64$5,248,711$2,644,208$2,139,164$4,051,830
65$5,751,518$2,741,212$2,178,264$4,348,620
66$6,304,585$2,841,944$2,217,649$4,671,981
67$6,913,007$2,946,554$2,257,295$5,024,500
68$7,582,397$3,055,198$2,297,177$5,409,025
69$8,318,939$3,168,040$2,337,270$5,828,690
70$9,129,447$3,285,251$2,377,545$6,286,941
71$10,021,430$3,407,007$2,417,971$6,787,575
72$11,003,159$3,533,493$2,458,517$7,334,769
73$12,083,750$3,664,903$2,499,146$7,933,120
74$13,273,246$3,801,438$2,539,821$8,587,692
75$14,582,716$3,943,306$2,580,503$9,304,057
76$16,024,352$4,090,728$2,621,150$10,088,349
77$17,611,593$4,243,930$2,661,715$10,947,324
78$19,359,244$4,403,152$2,702,152$11,888,419
79$21,283,621$4,568,640$2,742,407$12,919,826
80$23,402,700$4,740,654$2,782,428$14,050,561
81$25,736,293$4,919,463$2,822,157$15,290,557
82$28,306,227$5,105,349$2,861,531$16,650,752
83$31,136,557$5,298,605$2,900,487$18,143,189
84$34,253,788$5,499,539$2,938,955$19,781,136
85$37,687,127$5,708,469$2,976,864$21,579,204
86$41,468,760$5,925,730$3,014,134$23,553,485
87$45,634,152$6,151,670$3,050,686$25,721,705
88$50,222,385$6,386,651$3,086,434$28,103,388
89$55,276,524$6,631,053$3,121,285$30,720,041
90$60,844,026$6,885,271$3,155,145$33,595,354
91$66,977,187$7,149,719$3,187,912$36,755,423
92$73,733,632$7,424,828$3,219,480$40,228,996
93$81,176,866$7,711,047$3,249,735$44,047,741
94$89,376,864$8,008,847$3,278,560$48,246,544
95$98,410,742$8,318,718$3,305,829$52,863,840
96$108,363,474$8,641,171$3,331,410$57,941,969
97$119,328,702$8,976,742$3,355,166$63,527,578
98$131,409,616$9,325,989$3,376,951$69,672,059
99$144,719,929$9,689,495$3,396,611$76,432,030
100$159,384,950$10,067,868$3,413,986$83,869,870