Can I retire at age 52 with 2,120,000?

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 $2,120,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$175,068$173,508$171,987$170,502$169,052$167,147
2 years$86,667$85,053$83,489$81,972$80,501$78,584
3 years$57,204$55,583$54,023$52,520$51,073$49,203
4 years$42,476$40,859$39,315$37,838$36,426$34,616
5 years$33,641$32,034$30,510$29,063$27,690$25,947
6 years$27,753$26,158$24,656$23,242$21,910$20,236
7 years$23,549$21,968$20,490$19,109$17,819$16,214
8 years$20,397$18,830$17,377$16,030$14,783$13,247
9 years$17,947$16,395$14,967$13,654$12,449$10,982
10 years$15,988$14,452$13,048$11,770$10,607$9,207
11 years$14,387$12,865$11,488$10,243$9,123$7,789
12 years$13,053$11,547$10,195$8,985$7,905$6,637
13 years$11,925$10,435$9,108$7,932$6,894$5,689
14 years$10,960$9,486$8,184$7,041$6,043$4,900
15 years$10,123$8,665$7,389$6,280$5,321$4,237
16 years$9,392$7,950$6,699$5,623$4,702$3,677
17 years$8,748$7,322$6,096$5,052$4,170$3,200
18 years$8,176$6,766$5,565$4,553$3,707$2,792
19 years$7,665$6,270$5,094$4,114$3,304$2,441
20 years$7,205$5,827$4,675$3,726$2,952$2,139
21 years$6,790$5,427$4,300$3,381$2,641$1,876
22 years$6,413$5,066$3,964$3,075$2,368$1,648
23 years$6,069$4,738$3,660$2,800$2,125$1,450
24 years$5,755$4,440$3,385$2,554$1,910$1,277
25 years$5,466$4,166$3,135$2,332$1,719$1,125
26 years$5,199$3,916$2,907$2,132$1,548$992
27 years$4,953$3,685$2,700$1,952$1,396$876
28 years$4,725$3,472$2,510$1,788$1,260$774
29 years$4,513$3,276$2,336$1,640$1,137$684
30 years$4,315$3,094$2,175$1,505$1,028$604
31 years$4,131$2,925$2,028$1,382$929$535
32 years$3,958$2,767$1,892$1,270$840$473
33 years$3,797$2,621$1,767$1,168$761$419
34 years$3,645$2,484$1,651$1,075$689$371
35 years$3,502$2,356$1,543$989$624$328
36 years$3,367$2,236$1,444$911$565$291
37 years$3,240$2,124$1,351$840$512$258
38 years$3,120$2,018$1,266$774$464$228
39 years$3,006$1,919$1,186$714$421$202
40 years$2,898$1,826$1,111$658$382$179
41 years$2,796$1,738$1,042$607$347$159
42 years$2,699$1,655$977$560$314$141
43 years$2,607$1,577$917$517$285$125
44 years$2,519$1,503$861$478$259$111
45 years$2,435$1,434$808$441$235$98
46 years$2,355$1,368$759$407$214$87
47 years$2,279$1,305$713$376$194$77
48 years$2,206$1,246$670$348$176$69
49 years$2,137$1,190$630$321$160$61
50 years$2,070$1,137$592$297$145$54

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,120,000, adding $6,288 every year, while hoping to spend $34,873 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: 32/42/26 Blend
51$2,120,000$2,120,000$2,120,000$2,120,000
52$2,342,726$2,230,366$2,197,506$2,398,884
53$2,544,580$2,302,549$2,234,018$2,514,379
54$2,765,853$2,377,101$2,270,584$2,635,153
55$3,008,491$2,454,100$2,307,170$2,764,546
56$3,274,635$2,533,628$2,343,737$2,903,341
57$3,566,642$2,615,771$2,380,247$3,052,394
58$3,887,111$2,700,615$2,416,657$3,212,651
59$4,238,903$2,788,252$2,452,921$3,385,147
60$4,625,170$2,878,775$2,488,993$3,571,023
61$5,049,384$2,972,281$2,524,821$3,771,532
62$5,515,370$3,068,872$2,560,351$3,988,053
63$6,027,341$3,168,650$2,595,526$4,222,103
64$6,589,940$3,271,724$2,630,286$4,475,349
65$7,208,279$3,378,204$2,664,567$4,749,626
66$7,887,994$3,488,206$2,698,300$5,046,955
67$8,635,290$3,601,849$2,731,414$5,369,556
68$9,457,006$3,719,256$2,763,832$5,719,877
69$10,360,676$3,840,555$2,795,476$6,100,607
70$11,354,600$3,965,877$2,826,260$6,514,710
71$12,447,925$4,095,361$2,856,095$6,965,447
72$13,650,726$4,229,146$2,884,887$7,456,410
73$14,974,106$4,367,380$2,912,537$7,991,550
74$16,430,297$4,510,214$2,938,939$8,575,220
75$18,032,778$4,657,805$2,963,984$9,212,213
76$19,796,400$4,810,316$2,987,556$9,907,807
77$21,737,526$4,967,915$3,009,533$10,667,814
78$23,874,186$5,130,775$3,029,785$11,498,633
79$26,226,248$5,299,078$3,048,177$12,407,314
80$28,815,602$5,473,010$3,064,568$13,401,622
81$31,666,371$5,652,765$3,078,808$14,490,107
82$34,805,132$5,838,541$3,090,740$15,682,188
83$38,261,174$6,030,548$3,100,198$16,988,240
84$42,066,768$6,229,000$3,107,009$18,419,693
85$46,257,477$6,434,119$3,110,992$19,989,135
86$50,872,484$6,646,135$3,111,955$21,710,435
87$55,954,969$6,865,288$3,109,698$23,598,872
88$61,552,513$7,091,825$3,104,010$25,671,277
89$67,717,546$7,326,000$3,094,670$27,946,192
90$74,507,843$7,568,081$3,081,449$30,444,046
91$81,987,067$7,818,342$3,064,102$33,187,346
92$90,225,375$8,077,067$3,042,376$36,200,890
93$99,300,072$8,344,552$3,016,004$39,511,996
94$109,296,347$8,621,103$2,984,708$43,150,765
95$120,308,073$8,907,036$2,948,194$47,150,364
96$132,438,696$9,202,680$2,906,158$51,547,332
97$145,802,207$9,508,375$2,858,279$56,381,933
98$160,524,221$9,824,475$2,804,220$61,698,528
99$176,743,162$10,151,344$2,743,632$67,545,999
100$194,611,567$10,489,363$2,676,146$73,978,205