Can I retire at age 52 with 1,930,000?

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 $1,930,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$159,378$157,958$156,573$155,221$153,901$151,103
2 years$78,900$77,430$76,006$74,625$73,286$70,477
3 years$52,077$50,602$49,181$47,813$46,496$43,763
4 years$38,669$37,198$35,791$34,447$33,161$30,526
5 years$30,626$29,163$27,775$26,458$25,209$22,679
6 years$25,265$23,814$22,447$21,159$19,947$17,525
7 years$21,438$19,999$18,653$17,396$16,222$13,909
8 years$18,569$17,143$15,819$14,593$13,458$11,253
9 years$16,339$14,926$13,625$12,430$11,333$9,235
10 years$14,555$13,156$11,879$10,715$9,657$7,663
11 years$13,097$11,712$10,458$9,325$8,305$6,414
12 years$11,883$10,512$9,281$8,179$7,197$5,406
13 years$10,857$9,500$8,292$7,221$6,276$4,582
14 years$9,977$8,635$7,451$6,410$5,501$3,902
15 years$9,216$7,889$6,727$5,717$4,844$3,336
16 years$8,551$7,238$6,099$5,119$4,281$2,861
17 years$7,964$6,666$5,550$4,599$3,796$2,460
18 years$7,443$6,159$5,066$4,145$3,375$2,120
19 years$6,978$5,708$4,638$3,745$3,008$1,831
20 years$6,559$5,305$4,256$3,392$2,687$1,584
21 years$6,181$4,941$3,915$3,078$2,405$1,372
22 years$5,838$4,612$3,608$2,799$2,155$1,190
23 years$5,525$4,314$3,332$2,549$1,935$1,033
24 years$5,239$4,042$3,081$2,325$1,739$897
25 years$4,976$3,793$2,854$2,123$1,565$780
26 years$4,733$3,565$2,647$1,941$1,410$679
27 years$4,509$3,355$2,458$1,777$1,271$591
28 years$4,302$3,161$2,285$1,628$1,147$515
29 years$4,108$2,982$2,126$1,493$1,035$449
30 years$3,929$2,816$1,980$1,370$936$391
31 years$3,761$2,662$1,846$1,258$846$341
32 years$3,604$2,519$1,723$1,157$765$298
33 years$3,456$2,386$1,608$1,064$692$260
34 years$3,318$2,261$1,503$979$627$227
35 years$3,188$2,145$1,405$901$568$198
36 years$3,065$2,036$1,314$830$515$173
37 years$2,950$1,933$1,230$764$466$151
38 years$2,840$1,837$1,152$705$423$132
39 years$2,737$1,747$1,079$650$383$115
40 years$2,639$1,662$1,012$599$348$101
41 years$2,546$1,582$949$553$315$88
42 years$2,457$1,507$890$510$286$77
43 years$2,373$1,436$835$471$260$67
44 years$2,293$1,369$784$435$236$59
45 years$2,217$1,305$736$402$214$51
46 years$2,144$1,245$691$371$194$45
47 years$2,075$1,188$649$343$176$39
48 years$2,008$1,134$610$317$160$34
49 years$1,945$1,083$574$293$146$30
50 years$1,884$1,035$539$271$132$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,930,000, adding $5,500 every year, while hoping to spend $59,694 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: 55/27/18 Blend
51$1,930,000$1,930,000$1,930,000$1,930,000
52$2,132,533$2,030,243$2,000,328$2,239,248
53$2,286,538$2,066,211$2,003,825$2,348,642
54$2,454,250$2,101,941$2,005,439$2,460,863
55$2,637,005$2,137,358$2,005,043$2,581,743
56$2,836,272$2,172,381$2,002,504$2,712,127
57$3,053,669$2,206,925$1,997,686$2,852,944
58$3,290,976$2,240,896$1,990,440$3,005,220
59$3,550,151$2,274,196$1,980,616$3,170,087
60$3,833,353$2,306,718$1,968,053$3,348,791
61$4,142,955$2,338,347$1,952,583$3,542,708
62$4,481,573$2,368,963$1,934,030$3,753,358
63$4,852,084$2,398,433$1,912,212$3,982,412
64$5,257,660$2,426,620$1,886,934$4,231,718
65$5,701,791$2,453,373$1,857,995$4,503,311
66$6,188,319$2,478,534$1,825,184$4,799,438
67$6,721,480$2,501,935$1,788,280$5,122,575
68$7,305,935$2,523,393$1,747,051$5,475,453
69$7,946,818$2,542,717$1,701,255$5,861,086
70$8,649,785$2,559,702$1,650,639$6,282,797
71$9,421,065$2,574,129$1,594,937$6,744,249
72$10,267,519$2,585,767$1,533,873$7,249,485
73$11,196,705$2,594,369$1,467,157$7,802,961
74$12,216,947$2,599,671$1,394,485$8,409,593
75$13,337,418$2,601,397$1,315,542$9,074,802
76$14,568,217$2,599,248$1,229,995$9,804,566
77$15,920,476$2,592,912$1,137,501$10,605,475
78$17,406,453$2,582,053$1,037,695$11,484,801
79$19,039,655$2,566,318$930,203$12,450,559
80$20,834,964$2,545,331$814,628$13,511,589
81$22,808,771$2,518,693$690,559$14,677,637
82$24,979,139$2,485,983$557,566$15,959,451
83$27,365,967$2,446,751$415,200$17,368,882
84$29,991,178$2,400,525$262,992$18,918,997
85$32,878,928$2,346,800$100,452$20,624,203
86$36,055,831$2,285,046$0$22,500,385
87$39,551,210$2,214,698$0$24,579,081
88$43,397,376$2,135,160$0$26,887,078
89$47,629,926$2,045,801$0$29,426,462
90$52,288,086$1,945,952$0$32,220,817
91$57,415,075$1,834,909$0$35,296,137
92$63,058,516$1,711,922$0$38,681,073
93$69,270,882$1,576,203$0$42,407,206
94$76,109,991$1,426,917$0$46,509,342
95$83,639,554$1,263,180$0$51,025,845
96$91,929,773$1,084,059$0$55,999,000
97$101,058,001$888,570$0$61,475,411
98$111,109,478$675,671$0$67,506,445
99$122,178,128$444,261$0$74,148,717
100$134,367,447$193,181$0$81,464,628