Can I retire at age 52 with 2,170,000?

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 $2,170,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$179,197$177,600$176,043$174,523$173,039$166,966
2 years$88,711$87,059$85,458$83,905$82,399$76,345
3 years$58,553$56,894$55,297$53,759$52,278$46,431
4 years$43,477$41,823$40,242$38,730$37,285$31,692
5 years$34,434$32,790$31,229$29,749$28,343$23,018
6 years$28,407$26,775$25,238$23,790$22,427$17,374
7 years$24,104$22,486$20,973$19,559$18,239$13,457
8 years$20,878$19,275$17,787$16,408$15,131$10,616
9 years$18,370$16,782$15,320$13,976$12,743$8,489
10 years$16,365$14,793$13,356$12,047$10,857$6,858
11 years$14,726$13,169$11,758$10,485$9,338$5,584
12 years$13,361$11,820$10,435$9,196$8,092$4,576
13 years$12,207$10,682$9,323$8,119$7,056$3,768
14 years$11,218$9,709$8,377$7,207$6,185$3,115
15 years$10,362$8,870$7,563$6,428$5,446$2,584
16 years$9,614$8,138$6,857$5,755$4,813$2,149
17 years$8,954$7,494$6,240$5,171$4,268$1,791
18 years$8,369$6,925$5,696$4,660$3,795$1,495
19 years$7,846$6,418$5,215$4,211$3,382$1,250
20 years$7,375$5,964$4,786$3,814$3,021$1,047
21 years$6,950$5,555$4,402$3,461$2,704$877
22 years$6,564$5,186$4,057$3,147$2,423$736
23 years$6,212$4,850$3,746$2,866$2,175$617
24 years$5,890$4,544$3,464$2,614$1,955$519
25 years$5,595$4,265$3,209$2,387$1,759$436
26 years$5,322$4,008$2,976$2,183$1,585$366
27 years$5,070$3,772$2,763$1,998$1,429$308
28 years$4,836$3,554$2,569$1,831$1,289$259
29 years$4,619$3,353$2,391$1,679$1,164$218
30 years$4,417$3,167$2,227$1,541$1,052$183
31 years$4,228$2,994$2,076$1,415$951$154
32 years$4,052$2,832$1,937$1,300$860$130
33 years$3,886$2,682$1,808$1,196$779$109
34 years$3,731$2,542$1,690$1,100$705$92
35 years$3,584$2,411$1,580$1,013$638$78
36 years$3,446$2,289$1,478$933$578$65
37 years$3,316$2,174$1,383$859$524$55
38 years$3,193$2,066$1,295$792$475$46
39 years$3,077$1,964$1,214$730$431$39
40 years$2,967$1,869$1,138$674$391$33
41 years$2,862$1,779$1,067$622$355$28
42 years$2,763$1,694$1,001$574$322$23
43 years$2,668$1,614$939$530$292$20
44 years$2,578$1,539$881$489$265$17
45 years$2,493$1,467$827$452$241$14
46 years$2,411$1,400$777$417$219$12
47 years$2,333$1,336$730$385$198$10
48 years$2,258$1,275$686$356$180$8
49 years$2,187$1,218$645$329$164$7
50 years$2,119$1,163$606$304$149$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,170,000, adding $3,140 every year, while hoping to spend $36,032 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: 55/20/25 Blend
51$2,170,000$2,170,000$2,170,000$2,170,000
52$2,394,579$2,279,569$2,245,934$2,509,660
53$2,600,488$2,352,930$2,282,835$2,662,476
54$2,826,193$2,428,678$2,319,764$2,824,798
55$3,073,673$2,506,892$2,356,686$3,000,838
56$3,345,112$2,587,654$2,393,558$3,191,923
57$3,642,912$2,671,048$2,430,341$3,399,518
58$3,969,720$2,757,160$2,466,989$3,625,233
59$4,328,453$2,846,083$2,503,455$3,870,843
60$4,722,322$2,937,907$2,539,687$4,138,302
61$5,154,865$3,032,731$2,575,633$4,429,759
62$5,629,979$3,130,653$2,611,235$4,747,584
63$6,151,959$3,231,777$2,646,433$5,094,384
64$6,725,534$3,336,209$2,681,164$5,473,034
65$7,355,915$3,444,060$2,715,359$5,886,697
66$8,048,843$3,555,444$2,748,948$6,338,857
67$8,810,642$3,670,478$2,781,855$6,833,354
68$9,648,281$3,789,284$2,814,000$7,374,416
69$10,569,435$3,911,989$2,845,299$7,966,701
70$11,582,564$4,038,722$2,875,663$8,615,340
71$12,696,986$4,169,620$2,904,998$9,325,985
72$13,922,968$4,304,821$2,933,205$10,104,862
73$15,271,824$4,444,470$2,960,180$10,958,834
74$16,756,017$4,588,716$2,985,814$11,895,456
75$18,389,282$4,737,715$3,009,989$12,923,056
76$20,186,750$4,891,624$3,032,586$14,050,808
77$22,165,096$5,050,611$3,053,475$15,288,819
78$24,342,691$5,214,846$3,072,521$16,648,225
79$26,739,778$5,384,507$3,089,583$18,141,298
80$29,378,664$5,559,775$3,104,513$19,781,556
81$32,283,925$5,740,842$3,117,152$21,583,896
82$35,482,646$5,927,904$3,127,337$23,564,731
83$39,004,667$6,121,163$3,134,894$25,742,147
84$42,882,873$6,320,829$3,139,642$28,136,072
85$47,153,497$6,527,121$3,141,391$30,768,464
86$51,856,467$6,740,263$3,139,941$33,663,518
87$57,035,779$6,960,488$3,135,081$36,847,896
88$62,739,914$7,188,038$3,126,593$40,350,977
89$69,022,295$7,423,162$3,114,244$44,205,132
90$75,941,791$7,666,119$3,097,793$48,446,034
91$83,563,271$7,917,176$3,076,986$53,112,992
92$91,958,218$8,176,610$3,051,558$58,249,320
93$101,205,401$8,444,709$3,021,230$63,902,749
94$111,391,622$8,721,770$2,985,711$70,125,878
95$122,612,529$9,008,099$2,944,695$76,976,664
96$134,973,527$9,304,016$2,897,862$84,518,978
97$148,590,764$9,609,849$2,844,877$92,823,200
98$163,592,232$9,925,942$2,785,391$101,966,887
99$180,118,974$10,252,648$2,719,036$112,035,506
100$198,326,415$10,590,332$2,645,428$123,123,237