Can I retire at age 52 with 2,050,000?

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 $2,050,000?

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$169,287$167,779$166,308$164,872$163,470$158,874
2 years$83,805$82,245$80,732$79,265$77,843$73,248
3 years$55,315$53,748$52,239$50,786$49,387$44,936
4 years$41,073$39,510$38,017$36,589$35,223$30,951
5 years$32,530$30,977$29,502$28,104$26,776$22,694
6 years$26,836$25,295$23,842$22,475$21,187$17,300
7 years$22,771$21,242$19,813$18,478$17,231$13,538
8 years$19,724$18,209$16,803$15,500$14,294$10,794
9 years$17,355$15,854$14,472$13,203$12,038$8,726
10 years$15,460$13,974$12,617$11,381$10,257$7,130
11 years$13,912$12,441$11,108$9,905$8,821$5,873
12 years$12,622$11,166$9,858$8,688$7,644$4,870
13 years$11,532$10,091$8,808$7,670$6,666$4,060
14 years$10,598$9,172$7,914$6,809$5,843$3,399
15 years$9,789$8,379$7,145$6,072$5,145$2,855
16 years$9,082$7,688$6,478$5,437$4,547$2,405
17 years$8,459$7,080$5,895$4,885$4,032$2,031
18 years$7,906$6,542$5,381$4,402$3,585$1,719
19 years$7,412$6,063$4,926$3,978$3,195$1,457
20 years$6,967$5,634$4,521$3,603$2,854$1,237
21 years$6,566$5,248$4,158$3,270$2,554$1,051
22 years$6,201$4,899$3,833$2,973$2,289$894
23 years$5,869$4,582$3,539$2,708$2,055$761
24 years$5,565$4,293$3,273$2,469$1,847$648
25 years$5,285$4,029$3,031$2,255$1,662$553
26 years$5,028$3,786$2,811$2,062$1,497$471
27 years$4,790$3,563$2,611$1,887$1,350$402
28 years$4,569$3,358$2,427$1,729$1,218$343
29 years$4,364$3,168$2,258$1,586$1,100$293
30 years$4,173$2,992$2,104$1,455$994$250
31 years$3,995$2,828$1,961$1,337$898$214
32 years$3,828$2,676$1,830$1,228$813$183
33 years$3,671$2,534$1,708$1,130$736$156
34 years$3,524$2,402$1,596$1,039$666$133
35 years$3,386$2,278$1,492$957$603$114
36 years$3,256$2,162$1,396$881$546$98
37 years$3,133$2,054$1,307$812$495$83
38 years$3,017$1,952$1,224$748$449$71
39 years$2,907$1,856$1,146$690$407$61
40 years$2,803$1,766$1,075$636$369$52
41 years$2,704$1,681$1,008$587$335$45
42 years$2,610$1,601$945$542$304$38
43 years$2,521$1,525$887$500$276$33
44 years$2,436$1,454$833$462$250$28
45 years$2,355$1,386$782$427$227$24
46 years$2,277$1,322$734$394$206$20
47 years$2,204$1,262$690$364$187$17
48 years$2,133$1,205$648$336$170$15
49 years$2,066$1,150$609$311$155$13
50 years$2,002$1,099$573$287$140$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,050,000, adding $5,016 every year, while hoping to spend $20,986 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: 40/38/22 Blend
51$2,050,000$2,050,000$2,050,000$2,050,000
52$2,264,274$2,155,624$2,123,849$2,339,921
53$2,472,901$2,238,921$2,172,669$2,478,024
54$2,702,105$2,325,595$2,222,421$2,624,967
55$2,953,961$2,415,792$2,273,114$2,783,514
56$3,230,759$2,509,659$2,324,758$2,954,736
57$3,535,019$2,607,355$2,377,359$3,139,808
58$3,869,516$2,709,041$2,430,926$3,340,022
59$4,237,311$2,814,888$2,485,466$3,556,794
60$4,641,774$2,925,074$2,540,986$3,791,684
61$5,086,618$3,039,786$2,597,493$4,046,404
62$5,575,935$3,159,217$2,654,990$4,322,836
63$6,114,232$3,283,571$2,713,484$4,623,049
64$6,706,476$3,413,059$2,772,979$4,949,318
65$7,358,140$3,547,902$2,833,477$5,304,144
66$8,075,254$3,688,332$2,894,981$5,690,279
67$8,864,460$3,834,591$2,957,494$6,110,746
68$9,733,079$3,986,930$3,021,014$6,568,874
69$10,689,178$4,145,614$3,085,543$7,068,324
70$11,741,643$4,310,919$3,151,078$7,613,122
71$12,900,268$4,483,131$3,217,616$8,207,700
72$14,175,844$4,662,553$3,285,155$8,856,933
73$15,580,260$4,849,498$3,353,688$9,566,187
74$17,126,620$5,044,296$3,423,209$10,341,367
75$18,829,358$5,247,290$3,493,710$11,188,971
76$20,704,385$5,458,840$3,565,181$12,116,154
77$22,769,229$5,679,319$3,637,611$13,130,789
78$25,043,206$5,909,122$3,710,987$14,241,545
79$27,547,602$6,148,658$3,785,294$15,457,963
80$30,305,870$6,398,355$3,860,515$16,790,551
81$33,343,857$6,658,663$3,936,630$18,250,874
82$36,690,043$6,930,050$4,013,620$19,851,670
83$40,375,811$7,213,005$4,091,459$21,606,962
84$44,435,743$7,508,042$4,170,123$23,532,193
85$48,907,949$7,815,697$4,249,582$25,644,368
86$53,834,423$8,136,528$4,329,806$27,962,215
87$59,261,439$8,471,124$4,410,760$30,506,357
88$65,239,992$8,820,095$4,492,406$33,299,509
89$71,826,275$9,184,083$4,574,706$36,366,687
90$79,082,211$9,563,759$4,657,614$39,735,444
91$87,076,036$9,959,823$4,741,084$43,436,128
92$95,882,946$10,373,008$4,825,064$47,502,165
93$105,585,803$10,804,082$4,909,500$51,970,374
94$116,275,919$11,253,847$4,994,333$56,881,314
95$128,053,919$11,723,141$5,079,499$62,279,658
96$141,030,687$12,212,844$5,164,931$68,214,620
97$155,328,416$12,723,872$5,250,555$74,740,412
98$171,081,761$13,257,188$5,336,295$81,916,756
99$188,439,107$13,813,797$5,422,068$89,809,441
100$207,563,973$14,394,750$5,507,784$98,490,946