Can I retire at age 52 with 1,680,000?

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 $1,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$138,733$137,497$136,291$135,115$133,966$133,401
2 years$68,680$67,401$66,161$64,959$63,793$63,223
3 years$45,332$44,047$42,810$41,620$40,473$39,915
4 years$33,660$32,379$31,155$29,985$28,866$28,325
5 years$26,659$25,386$24,178$23,031$21,943$21,420
6 years$21,993$20,729$19,539$18,418$17,363$16,859
7 years$18,661$17,408$16,237$15,143$14,121$13,636
8 years$16,164$14,922$13,770$12,703$11,714$11,249
9 years$14,222$12,993$11,860$10,820$9,865$9,418
10 years$12,670$11,452$10,340$9,327$8,406$7,978
11 years$11,401$10,195$9,103$8,117$7,229$6,820
12 years$10,344$9,151$8,079$7,120$6,265$5,873
13 years$9,450$8,270$7,218$6,286$5,463$5,089
14 years$8,685$7,517$6,485$5,580$4,789$4,433
15 years$8,022$6,867$5,855$4,976$4,216$3,877
16 years$7,443$6,300$5,309$4,456$3,726$3,404
17 years$6,932$5,802$4,831$4,003$3,304$2,998
18 years$6,479$5,361$4,410$3,608$2,938$2,647
19 years$6,074$4,969$4,037$3,260$2,619$2,343
20 years$5,710$4,617$3,705$2,953$2,339$2,078
21 years$5,381$4,301$3,408$2,680$2,093$1,846
22 years$5,082$4,015$3,141$2,436$1,876$1,643
23 years$4,810$3,755$2,900$2,219$1,684$1,464
24 years$4,560$3,518$2,682$2,024$1,514$1,306
25 years$4,331$3,302$2,484$1,848$1,362$1,166
26 years$4,120$3,103$2,304$1,690$1,227$1,042
27 years$3,925$2,920$2,139$1,547$1,106$932
28 years$3,744$2,752$1,989$1,417$998$835
29 years$3,576$2,596$1,851$1,300$901$748
30 years$3,420$2,452$1,724$1,193$814$670
31 years$3,274$2,318$1,607$1,095$736$601
32 years$3,137$2,193$1,500$1,007$666$539
33 years$3,009$2,077$1,400$926$603$484
34 years$2,888$1,968$1,308$852$546$435
35 years$2,775$1,867$1,223$784$494$391
36 years$2,668$1,772$1,144$722$448$351
37 years$2,567$1,683$1,071$665$406$315
38 years$2,472$1,599$1,003$613$368$284
39 years$2,382$1,521$940$565$334$255
40 years$2,297$1,447$881$522$303$229
41 years$2,216$1,377$826$481$275$206
42 years$2,139$1,312$775$444$249$186
43 years$2,066$1,250$727$410$226$167
44 years$1,996$1,191$682$379$205$150
45 years$1,930$1,136$641$350$186$135
46 years$1,866$1,084$602$323$169$122
47 years$1,806$1,034$565$298$154$110
48 years$1,748$987$531$276$140$99
49 years$1,693$943$499$255$127$89
50 years$1,640$901$469$235$115$80

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,680,000, adding $2,166 every year, while hoping to spend $46,283 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: 30/45/25 Blend
51$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000
52$1,853,594$1,764,554$1,738,514$1,894,808
53$1,993,416$1,801,773$1,747,510$1,964,068
54$2,145,949$1,839,264$1,755,255$2,034,289
55$2,312,439$1,876,991$1,761,660$2,108,893
56$2,494,262$1,914,917$1,766,629$2,188,291
57$2,692,927$1,952,999$1,770,063$2,272,937
58$2,910,101$1,991,191$1,771,855$2,363,333
59$3,147,615$2,029,443$1,771,895$2,460,033
60$3,407,486$2,067,701$1,770,069$2,563,649
61$3,691,938$2,105,906$1,766,254$2,674,855
62$4,003,415$2,143,995$1,760,323$2,794,398
63$4,344,612$2,181,900$1,752,143$2,923,103
64$4,718,497$2,219,547$1,741,573$3,061,878
65$5,128,335$2,256,857$1,728,468$3,211,730
66$5,577,727$2,293,744$1,712,673$3,373,768
67$6,070,634$2,330,117$1,694,027$3,549,217
68$6,611,424$2,365,878$1,672,362$3,739,431
69$7,204,905$2,400,921$1,647,501$3,945,905
70$7,856,372$2,435,133$1,619,260$4,170,289
71$8,571,661$2,468,394$1,587,444$4,414,404
72$9,357,199$2,500,573$1,551,852$4,680,262
73$10,220,065$2,531,533$1,512,271$4,970,084
74$11,168,059$2,561,126$1,468,479$5,286,322
75$12,209,773$2,589,193$1,420,245$5,631,681
76$13,354,673$2,615,567$1,367,327$6,009,149
77$14,613,187$2,640,067$1,309,470$6,422,023
78$15,996,804$2,662,502$1,246,409$6,873,944
79$17,518,182$2,682,669$1,177,868$7,368,927
80$19,191,267$2,700,349$1,103,556$7,911,407
81$21,031,422$2,715,312$1,023,171$8,506,274
82$23,055,576$2,727,312$936,396$9,158,929
83$25,282,381$2,736,086$842,902$9,875,329
84$27,732,386$2,741,357$742,342$10,662,047
85$30,428,236$2,742,830$634,356$11,526,336
86$33,394,876$2,740,189$518,568$12,476,200
87$36,659,798$2,733,102$394,584$13,520,467
88$40,253,289$2,721,216$261,994$14,668,878
89$44,208,723$2,704,154$120,369$15,932,178
90$48,562,873$2,681,518$0$17,322,222
91$53,356,260$2,652,886$0$18,860,294
92$58,633,532$2,617,811$0$20,587,407
93$64,443,885$2,575,817$0$22,487,461
94$70,841,532$2,526,402$0$24,578,138
95$77,886,206$2,469,034$0$26,878,935
96$85,643,730$2,403,148$0$29,411,344
97$94,186,635$2,328,147$0$32,199,063
98$103,594,845$2,243,399$0$35,268,214
99$113,956,429$2,148,235$0$38,647,595
100$125,368,434$2,041,948$0$42,368,957