Can I retire at age 52 with 2,080,000?

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 $2,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$171,764$170,234$168,742$167,285$165,862$161,656
2 years$85,032$83,448$81,913$80,425$78,982$74,771
3 years$56,125$54,534$53,003$51,529$50,109$46,026
4 years$41,674$40,089$38,573$37,124$35,738$31,814
5 years$33,006$31,430$29,934$28,515$27,168$23,413
6 years$27,229$25,665$24,191$22,803$21,497$17,916
7 years$23,104$21,553$20,103$18,748$17,483$14,076
8 years$20,012$18,475$17,049$15,727$14,504$11,269
9 years$17,609$16,086$14,684$13,396$12,214$9,149
10 years$15,687$14,179$12,802$11,548$10,407$7,508
11 years$14,115$12,623$11,271$10,050$8,950$6,213
12 years$12,807$11,329$10,003$8,815$7,756$5,176
13 years$11,700$10,239$8,937$7,782$6,764$4,335
14 years$10,753$9,307$8,030$6,908$5,929$3,646
15 years$9,932$8,502$7,250$6,161$5,220$3,078
16 years$9,215$7,800$6,573$5,517$4,614$2,606
17 years$8,583$7,184$5,981$4,957$4,091$2,212
18 years$8,022$6,638$5,460$4,467$3,637$1,882
19 years$7,520$6,152$4,998$4,036$3,242$1,603
20 years$7,069$5,717$4,587$3,656$2,896$1,368
21 years$6,662$5,325$4,219$3,318$2,591$1,169
22 years$6,292$4,971$3,889$3,016$2,323$1,000
23 years$5,955$4,649$3,591$2,747$2,085$856
24 years$5,646$4,356$3,321$2,506$1,874$733
25 years$5,363$4,088$3,076$2,288$1,686$628
26 years$5,101$3,842$2,852$2,092$1,519$539
27 years$4,860$3,616$2,649$1,915$1,370$463
28 years$4,636$3,407$2,462$1,755$1,236$397
29 years$4,428$3,214$2,291$1,609$1,116$341
30 years$4,234$3,035$2,134$1,477$1,008$293
31 years$4,053$2,869$1,990$1,356$912$252
32 years$3,884$2,715$1,857$1,246$825$216
33 years$3,725$2,571$1,733$1,146$746$186
34 years$3,576$2,437$1,620$1,055$676$160
35 years$3,436$2,311$1,514$971$612$137
36 years$3,304$2,194$1,417$894$554$118
37 years$3,179$2,084$1,326$824$503$102
38 years$3,061$1,980$1,242$759$456$87
39 years$2,949$1,883$1,163$700$413$75
40 years$2,844$1,791$1,090$646$375$65
41 years$2,743$1,705$1,022$596$340$56
42 years$2,648$1,624$959$550$309$48
43 years$2,558$1,547$900$508$280$41
44 years$2,471$1,475$845$469$254$35
45 years$2,389$1,407$793$433$231$31
46 years$2,311$1,342$745$400$209$26
47 years$2,236$1,280$700$369$190$23
48 years$2,165$1,222$658$341$173$19
49 years$2,096$1,167$618$315$157$17
50 years$2,031$1,115$581$292$143$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,080,000, adding $6,366 every year, while hoping to spend $59,141 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$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000$2,080,000
52$2,298,727$2,188,487$2,156,247$2,404,250
53$2,470,271$2,232,797$2,165,555$2,521,892
54$2,657,331$2,277,296$2,173,194$2,643,060
55$2,861,426$2,321,931$2,179,043$2,773,519
56$3,084,231$2,366,645$2,182,980$2,914,166
57$3,327,585$2,411,373$2,184,873$3,065,993
58$3,593,518$2,456,050$2,184,586$3,230,092
59$3,884,262$2,500,601$2,181,974$3,407,667
60$4,202,274$2,544,948$2,176,887$3,600,046
61$4,550,260$2,589,005$2,169,167$3,808,692
62$4,931,201$2,632,680$2,158,648$4,035,220
63$5,348,377$2,675,875$2,145,157$4,281,410
64$5,805,402$2,718,483$2,128,510$4,549,225
65$6,306,256$2,760,392$2,108,518$4,840,828
66$6,855,320$2,801,478$2,084,980$5,158,606
67$7,457,424$2,841,611$2,057,687$5,505,191
68$8,117,881$2,880,650$2,026,420$5,883,484
69$8,842,549$2,918,446$1,990,950$6,296,685
70$9,637,878$2,954,838$1,951,035$6,748,323
71$10,510,972$2,989,656$1,906,425$7,242,289
72$11,469,657$3,022,715$1,856,856$7,782,872
73$12,522,555$3,053,821$1,802,054$8,374,804
74$13,679,163$3,082,766$1,741,730$9,023,301
75$14,949,943$3,109,327$1,675,583$9,734,116
76$16,346,421$3,133,267$1,603,299$10,513,590
77$17,881,295$3,154,336$1,524,549$11,368,717
78$19,568,553$3,172,265$1,438,987$12,307,209
79$21,423,608$3,186,768$1,346,256$13,337,567
80$23,463,438$3,197,543$1,245,978$14,469,167
81$25,706,753$3,204,266$1,137,762$15,712,345
82$28,174,161$3,206,595$1,021,196$17,078,496
83$30,888,373$3,204,165$895,854$18,580,187
84$33,874,408$3,196,591$761,286$20,231,270
85$37,159,835$3,183,461$617,027$22,047,019
86$40,775,028$3,164,340$462,587$24,044,273
87$44,753,454$3,138,766$297,457$26,241,597
88$49,131,991$3,106,250$121,106$28,659,458
89$53,951,269$3,066,271$0$31,320,420
90$59,256,059$3,018,279$0$34,262,245
91$65,095,694$2,961,692$0$37,525,131
92$71,524,530$2,895,890$0$41,116,141
93$78,602,464$2,820,220$0$45,068,724
94$86,395,493$2,733,989$0$49,419,748
95$94,976,342$2,636,463$0$54,209,845
96$104,425,145$2,526,866$0$59,483,799
97$114,830,205$2,404,377$0$65,290,971
98$126,288,822$2,268,128$0$71,685,761
99$138,908,215$2,117,200$0$78,728,129
100$152,806,532$1,950,621$0$86,484,160