Can I retire at age 52 with 1,960,000?

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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$151,899
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$70,032
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$42,963
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$29,592
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$21,698
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$16,540
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$12,943
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$10,320
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$8,343
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$6,817
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$5,616
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$4,657
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$3,882
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$3,249
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$2,730
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$2,300
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$1,942
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$1,643
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$1,393
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$1,182
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$1,005
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$855
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$728
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$620
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$528
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$451
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$385
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$328
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$280
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$239
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$204
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$175
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$149
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$128
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$109
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$93
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$80
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$68
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$58
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$50
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$43
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$36
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$31
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$27
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$23
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$20
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$17
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$14
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$12
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,960,000, adding $2,482 every year, while hoping to spend $59,532 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: 59/32/9 Blend
51$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
52$2,162,480$2,058,600$2,028,220$2,285,485
53$2,319,712$2,096,130$2,032,824$2,405,938
54$2,490,985$2,133,504$2,035,587$2,530,257
55$2,677,671$2,170,650$2,036,384$2,664,342
56$2,881,275$2,207,494$2,035,085$2,809,136
57$3,103,458$2,243,954$2,031,553$2,965,677
58$3,346,044$2,279,941$2,025,643$3,135,111
59$3,611,044$2,315,362$2,017,206$3,318,697
60$3,900,671$2,350,115$2,006,082$3,517,828
61$4,217,360$2,384,091$1,992,107$3,734,034
62$4,563,795$2,417,176$1,975,107$3,969,005
63$4,942,928$2,449,244$1,954,899$4,224,603
64$5,358,013$2,480,162$1,931,294$4,502,880
65$5,812,629$2,509,789$1,904,091$4,806,099
66$6,310,722$2,537,973$1,873,083$5,136,754
67$6,856,633$2,564,552$1,838,049$5,497,593
68$7,455,148$2,589,353$1,798,762$5,891,650
69$8,111,534$2,612,192$1,754,981$6,322,264
70$8,831,594$2,632,873$1,706,457$6,793,119
71$9,621,720$2,651,187$1,652,926$7,308,279
72$10,488,952$2,666,912$1,594,115$7,872,218
73$11,441,044$2,679,810$1,529,738$8,489,875
74$12,486,540$2,689,630$1,459,493$9,166,691
75$13,634,849$2,696,104$1,383,069$9,908,665
76$14,896,339$2,698,948$1,300,136$10,722,413
77$16,282,429$2,697,860$1,210,354$11,615,225
78$17,805,699$2,692,518$1,113,364$12,595,142
79$19,480,011$2,682,582$1,008,792$13,671,025
80$21,320,634$2,667,690$896,248$14,852,647
81$23,344,390$2,647,459$775,325$16,150,778
82$25,569,815$2,621,481$645,595$17,577,292
83$28,017,329$2,589,326$506,615$19,145,283
84$30,709,430$2,550,537$357,920$20,869,180
85$33,670,906$2,504,628$199,025$22,764,894
86$36,929,071$2,451,087$29,424$24,849,964
87$40,514,016$2,389,369$0$27,143,724
88$44,458,897$2,318,901$0$29,682,043
89$48,800,249$2,239,071$0$32,477,822
90$53,578,325$2,149,236$0$35,554,189
91$58,837,479$2,048,714$0$38,939,754
92$64,626,583$1,936,781$0$42,666,048
93$70,999,487$1,812,677$0$46,767,829
94$78,015,529$1,675,592$0$51,283,405
95$85,740,091$1,524,674$0$56,255,000
96$94,245,219$1,359,021$0$61,729,154
97$103,610,297$1,177,680$0$67,757,161
98$113,922,804$979,642$0$74,395,559
99$125,279,131$763,846$0$81,706,663
100$137,785,493$529,165$0$89,759,155