Can I retire at age 52 with 17,500,000?

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 $17,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$1,445,134$1,432,261$1,419,702$1,407,444$1,395,475$1,344,892
2 years$715,413$702,089$689,176$676,656$664,512$614,106
3 years$472,204$458,823$445,942$433,540$421,594$372,949
4 years$350,624$337,283$324,532$312,341$300,684$254,172
5 years$277,695$264,434$251,850$239,908$228,575$184,318
6 years$229,091$215,930$203,532$191,856$180,864$138,893
7 years$194,388$181,338$169,136$157,736$147,091$107,396
8 years$168,372$155,440$143,441$132,321$122,026$84,574
9 years$148,149$135,339$123,546$112,708$102,763$67,503
10 years$131,979$119,294$107,710$97,155$87,560$54,430
11 years$118,758$106,201$94,826$84,554$75,304$44,235
12 years$107,749$95,320$84,156$74,165$65,257$36,172
13 years$98,440$86,142$75,188$65,477$56,905$29,725
14 years$90,468$78,300$67,556$58,123$49,883$24,524
15 years$83,566$71,529$60,994$51,836$43,921$20,297
16 years$77,532$65,626$55,300$46,413$38,817$16,843
17 years$72,213$60,439$50,321$41,702$34,418$14,006
18 years$67,491$55,849$45,937$37,582$30,603$11,668
19 years$63,271$51,760$42,053$33,958$27,277$9,734
20 years$59,477$48,098$38,594$30,756$24,364$8,130
21 years$56,049$44,801$35,499$27,913$21,803$6,798
22 years$52,937$41,820$32,718$25,379$19,544$5,688
23 years$50,100$39,114$30,209$23,113$17,544$4,763
24 years$47,503$36,647$27,938$21,081$15,769$3,991
25 years$45,118$34,391$25,877$19,252$14,189$3,345
26 years$42,919$32,322$23,999$17,603$12,781$2,805
27 years$40,887$30,419$22,285$16,113$11,523$2,353
28 years$39,004$28,664$20,717$14,763$10,398$1,975
29 years$37,253$27,041$19,279$13,538$9,389$1,657
30 years$35,622$25,537$17,958$12,424$8,483$1,391
31 years$34,100$24,141$16,741$11,411$7,670$1,168
32 years$32,675$22,843$15,620$10,487$6,938$981
33 years$31,340$21,632$14,585$9,643$6,279$824
34 years$30,086$20,502$13,627$8,873$5,685$692
35 years$28,906$19,446$12,740$8,168$5,149$581
36 years$27,794$18,457$11,918$7,522$4,665$488
37 years$26,745$17,530$11,155$6,931$4,228$410
38 years$25,753$16,660$10,446$6,388$3,833$345
39 years$24,815$15,842$9,787$5,890$3,476$289
40 years$23,925$15,072$9,173$5,433$3,153$243
41 years$23,082$14,347$8,602$5,013$2,860$204
42 years$22,280$13,664$8,069$4,626$2,596$172
43 years$21,518$13,019$7,571$4,270$2,356$144
44 years$20,792$12,410$7,107$3,943$2,138$121
45 years$20,101$11,834$6,673$3,641$1,941$102
46 years$19,442$11,289$6,268$3,364$1,762$86
47 years$18,813$10,773$5,888$3,108$1,600$72
48 years$18,211$10,285$5,534$2,872$1,453$60
49 years$17,636$9,821$5,201$2,654$1,320$51
50 years$17,086$9,382$4,890$2,453$1,199$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $17,500,000, adding $2,926 every year, while hoping to spend $33,008 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: 51/31/18 Blend
51$17,500,000$17,500,000$17,500,000$17,500,000
52$19,288,018$18,360,518$18,089,268$20,175,834
53$21,220,276$19,225,063$18,660,138$21,651,935
54$23,348,517$20,130,865$19,249,026$23,252,239
55$25,692,698$21,079,910$19,856,501$24,991,428
56$28,274,809$22,074,280$20,483,149$26,882,647
57$31,119,081$23,116,161$21,129,576$28,940,337
58$34,252,215$24,207,842$21,796,405$31,180,367
59$37,703,638$25,351,723$22,484,282$33,620,175
60$41,505,774$26,550,321$23,193,869$36,278,925
61$45,694,352$27,806,277$23,925,854$39,177,686
62$50,308,748$29,122,356$24,680,942$42,339,618
63$55,392,350$30,501,461$25,459,863$45,790,184
64$60,992,970$31,946,634$26,263,369$49,557,388
65$67,163,298$33,461,064$27,092,237$53,672,021
66$73,961,394$35,048,096$27,947,266$58,167,952
67$81,451,240$36,711,236$28,829,284$63,082,436
68$89,703,343$38,454,163$29,739,141$68,456,451
69$98,795,399$40,280,732$30,677,717$74,335,082
70$108,813,027$42,194,985$31,645,918$80,767,933
71$119,850,579$44,201,163$32,644,680$87,809,584
72$132,012,028$46,303,710$33,674,966$95,520,094
73$145,411,951$48,507,287$34,737,773$103,965,560
74$160,176,608$50,816,783$35,834,127$113,218,723
75$176,445,139$53,237,322$36,965,087$123,359,646
76$194,370,871$55,774,278$38,131,745$134,476,452
77$214,122,770$58,433,288$39,335,229$146,666,147
78$235,887,034$61,220,261$40,576,701$160,035,516
79$259,868,851$64,141,393$41,857,360$174,702,117
80$286,294,335$67,203,183$43,178,443$190,795,373
81$315,412,663$70,412,444$44,541,226$208,457,782
82$347,498,424$73,776,323$45,947,026$227,846,235
83$382,854,213$77,302,313$47,397,202$249,133,487
84$421,813,487$80,998,271$48,893,153$272,509,765
85$464,743,714$84,872,438$50,436,325$298,184,539
86$512,049,840$88,933,454$52,028,208$326,388,487
87$564,178,112$93,190,381$53,670,341$357,375,640
88$621,620,292$97,652,723$55,364,310$391,425,764
89$684,918,299$102,330,443$57,111,752$428,846,974
90$754,669,323$107,233,993$58,914,354$469,978,616
91$831,531,467$112,374,331$60,773,857$515,194,443
92$916,229,955$117,762,952$62,692,060$564,906,119
93$1,009,563,980$123,411,906$64,670,813$619,567,071
94$1,112,414,251$129,333,834$66,712,030$679,676,739
95$1,225,751,303$135,541,991$68,817,682$745,785,264
96$1,350,644,666$142,050,278$70,989,804$818,498,639
97$1,488,272,953$148,873,273$73,230,494$898,484,401
98$1,639,934,995$156,026,264$75,541,916$986,477,895
99$1,807,062,099$163,525,285$77,926,305$1,083,289,171
100$1,991,231,560$171,387,151$80,385,963$1,189,810,600