Can I retire at age 52 with 2,260,000?

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 $2,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$186,629$184,966$183,344$181,761$180,216$176,577
2 years$92,390$90,670$89,002$87,385$85,817$82,167
3 years$60,982$59,254$57,590$55,989$54,446$50,898
4 years$45,281$43,558$41,911$40,337$38,831$35,414
5 years$35,862$34,150$32,525$30,982$29,519$26,241
6 years$29,585$27,886$26,285$24,777$23,357$20,223
7 years$25,104$23,419$21,843$20,370$18,996$16,005
8 years$21,744$20,074$18,524$17,088$15,759$12,911
9 years$19,132$17,478$15,955$14,555$13,271$10,564
10 years$17,044$15,406$13,910$12,547$11,308$8,739
11 years$15,337$13,715$12,246$10,920$9,725$7,292
12 years$13,915$12,310$10,868$9,578$8,427$6,126
13 years$12,713$11,125$9,710$8,456$7,349$5,175
14 years$11,683$10,112$8,724$7,506$6,442$4,392
15 years$10,792$9,237$7,877$6,694$5,672$3,742
16 years$10,013$8,475$7,142$5,994$5,013$3,198
17 years$9,326$7,805$6,499$5,385$4,445$2,740
18 years$8,716$7,212$5,932$4,853$3,952$2,353
19 years$8,171$6,684$5,431$4,385$3,523$2,024
20 years$7,681$6,211$4,984$3,972$3,146$1,744
21 years$7,238$5,786$4,584$3,605$2,816$1,505
22 years$6,836$5,401$4,225$3,278$2,524$1,300
23 years$6,470$5,051$3,901$2,985$2,266$1,124
24 years$6,135$4,733$3,608$2,722$2,036$973
25 years$5,827$4,441$3,342$2,486$1,832$843
26 years$5,543$4,174$3,099$2,273$1,651$731
27 years$5,280$3,928$2,878$2,081$1,488$634
28 years$5,037$3,702$2,675$1,906$1,343$550
29 years$4,811$3,492$2,490$1,748$1,213$477
30 years$4,600$3,298$2,319$1,604$1,096$414
31 years$4,404$3,118$2,162$1,474$991$360
32 years$4,220$2,950$2,017$1,354$896$313
33 years$4,047$2,794$1,883$1,245$811$272
34 years$3,885$2,648$1,760$1,146$734$236
35 years$3,733$2,511$1,645$1,055$665$205
36 years$3,589$2,384$1,539$971$602$178
37 years$3,454$2,264$1,441$895$546$155
38 years$3,326$2,152$1,349$825$495$135
39 years$3,205$2,046$1,264$761$449$117
40 years$3,090$1,946$1,185$702$407$102
41 years$2,981$1,853$1,111$647$369$89
42 years$2,877$1,765$1,042$597$335$77
43 years$2,779$1,681$978$551$304$67
44 years$2,685$1,603$918$509$276$58
45 years$2,596$1,528$862$470$251$51
46 years$2,511$1,458$809$434$228$44
47 years$2,430$1,391$760$401$207$39
48 years$2,352$1,328$715$371$188$34
49 years$2,278$1,268$672$343$170$29
50 years$2,207$1,212$631$317$155$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,260,000, adding $6,622 every year, while hoping to spend $54,424 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: 48/41/11 Blend
51$2,260,000$2,260,000$2,260,000$2,260,000
52$2,497,351$2,377,571$2,342,541$2,609,383
53$2,694,174$2,436,165$2,363,109$2,745,742
54$2,909,249$2,495,806$2,382,542$2,887,501
55$3,144,380$2,556,488$2,400,745$3,040,181
56$3,401,553$2,618,203$2,417,617$3,204,818
57$3,682,957$2,680,940$2,433,052$3,382,552
58$3,990,998$2,744,686$2,446,940$3,574,639
59$4,328,330$2,809,426$2,459,162$3,782,463
60$4,697,873$2,875,141$2,469,597$4,007,545
61$5,102,842$2,941,809$2,478,115$4,251,564
62$5,546,781$3,009,406$2,484,580$4,516,368
63$6,033,590$3,077,905$2,488,851$4,803,992
64$6,567,566$3,147,272$2,490,778$5,116,678
65$7,153,442$3,217,473$2,490,203$5,456,898
66$7,796,432$3,288,467$2,486,963$5,827,371
67$8,502,276$3,360,210$2,480,885$6,231,098
68$9,277,300$3,432,653$2,471,787$6,671,382
69$10,128,472$3,505,740$2,459,479$7,151,864
70$11,063,468$3,579,413$2,443,763$7,676,557
71$12,090,743$3,653,606$2,424,431$8,249,881
72$13,219,612$3,728,246$2,401,263$8,876,708
73$14,460,338$3,803,255$2,374,030$9,562,406
74$15,824,226$3,878,548$2,342,494$10,312,892
75$17,323,732$3,954,032$2,306,402$11,134,687
76$18,972,579$4,029,606$2,265,493$12,034,977
77$20,785,886$4,105,160$2,219,491$13,021,680
78$22,780,310$4,180,577$2,168,108$14,103,524
79$24,974,205$4,255,729$2,111,042$15,290,129
80$27,387,792$4,330,477$2,047,980$16,592,097
81$30,043,351$4,404,675$1,978,591$18,021,111
82$32,965,429$4,478,160$1,902,531$19,590,048
83$36,181,076$4,550,763$1,819,439$21,313,102
84$39,720,094$4,622,299$1,728,938$23,205,915
85$43,615,321$4,692,568$1,630,634$25,285,728
86$47,902,940$4,761,361$1,524,117$27,571,543
87$52,622,820$4,828,447$1,408,955$30,084,301
88$57,818,891$4,893,586$1,284,699$32,847,085
89$63,539,562$4,956,515$1,150,880$35,885,335
90$69,838,170$5,016,956$1,007,007$39,227,091
91$76,773,489$5,074,613$852,568$42,903,256
92$84,410,283$5,129,168$687,027$46,947,890
93$92,819,916$5,180,281$509,827$51,398,532
94$102,081,025$5,227,592$320,383$56,296,558
95$112,280,262$5,270,716$118,088$61,687,569
96$123,513,110$5,309,243$0$67,621,823
97$135,884,787$5,342,736$0$74,166,192
98$149,511,235$5,370,730$0$81,385,786
99$164,520,217$5,392,731$0$89,334,098
100$181,052,518$5,408,214$0$98,085,372