Can I retire at age 52 with 2,340,000?

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 $2,340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$193,235$191,514$189,834$188,195$186,595$179,262
2 years$95,661$93,879$92,153$90,479$88,855$81,557
3 years$63,140$61,351$59,629$57,970$56,373$49,340
4 years$46,883$45,100$43,395$41,764$40,206$33,491
5 years$37,132$35,359$33,676$32,079$30,564$24,184
6 years$30,633$28,873$27,215$25,654$24,184$18,144
7 years$25,992$24,247$22,616$21,092$19,668$13,965
8 years$22,514$20,785$19,180$17,693$16,317$10,945
9 years$19,810$18,097$16,520$15,071$13,741$8,693
10 years$17,647$15,951$14,402$12,991$11,708$6,974
11 years$15,880$14,201$12,680$11,306$10,069$5,638
12 years$14,408$12,746$11,253$9,917$8,726$4,586
13 years$13,163$11,518$10,054$8,755$7,609$3,748
14 years$12,097$10,470$9,033$7,772$6,670$3,075
15 years$11,174$9,564$8,156$6,931$5,873$2,531
16 years$10,367$8,775$7,394$6,206$5,190$2,088
17 years$9,656$8,082$6,729$5,576$4,602$1,726
18 years$9,024$7,468$6,142$5,025$4,092$1,429
19 years$8,460$6,921$5,623$4,541$3,647$1,185
20 years$7,953$6,431$5,161$4,112$3,258$984
21 years$7,495$5,991$4,747$3,732$2,915$817
22 years$7,078$5,592$4,375$3,394$2,613$680
23 years$6,699$5,230$4,039$3,091$2,346$566
24 years$6,352$4,900$3,736$2,819$2,108$471
25 years$6,033$4,599$3,460$2,574$1,897$392
26 years$5,739$4,322$3,209$2,354$1,709$327
27 years$5,467$4,067$2,980$2,154$1,541$272
28 years$5,215$3,833$2,770$1,974$1,390$227
29 years$4,981$3,616$2,578$1,810$1,255$189
30 years$4,763$3,415$2,401$1,661$1,134$158
31 years$4,560$3,228$2,239$1,526$1,026$132
32 years$4,369$3,054$2,089$1,402$928$110
33 years$4,191$2,893$1,950$1,289$840$92
34 years$4,023$2,741$1,822$1,186$760$76
35 years$3,865$2,600$1,704$1,092$688$64
36 years$3,716$2,468$1,594$1,006$624$53
37 years$3,576$2,344$1,492$927$565$44
38 years$3,444$2,228$1,397$854$513$37
39 years$3,318$2,118$1,309$788$465$31
40 years$3,199$2,015$1,227$726$422$26
41 years$3,086$1,918$1,150$670$382$22
42 years$2,979$1,827$1,079$619$347$18
43 years$2,877$1,741$1,012$571$315$15
44 years$2,780$1,659$950$527$286$13
45 years$2,688$1,582$892$487$260$10
46 years$2,600$1,510$838$450$236$9
47 years$2,516$1,441$787$416$214$7
48 years$2,435$1,375$740$384$194$6
49 years$2,358$1,313$695$355$177$5
50 years$2,285$1,254$654$328$160$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,340,000, adding $4,172 every year, while hoping to spend $31,812 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: 64/20/16 Blend
51$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000
52$2,582,983$2,458,963$2,422,693$2,737,887
53$2,812,600$2,545,605$2,470,006$2,928,901
54$3,064,571$2,635,426$2,517,837$3,133,451
55$3,341,144$2,728,548$2,566,171$3,356,130
56$3,644,792$2,825,098$2,614,990$3,598,708
57$3,978,243$2,925,210$2,664,273$3,863,131
58$4,344,498$3,029,020$2,714,001$4,151,543
59$4,746,867$3,136,672$2,764,150$4,466,303
60$5,188,993$3,248,314$2,814,694$4,810,010
61$5,674,890$3,364,102$2,865,607$5,185,521
62$6,208,983$3,484,197$2,916,859$5,595,987
63$6,796,144$3,608,767$2,968,419$6,044,874
64$7,441,742$3,737,988$3,020,251$6,536,000
65$8,151,691$3,872,040$3,072,321$7,073,568
66$8,932,507$4,011,114$3,124,588$7,662,207
67$9,791,371$4,155,407$3,177,010$8,307,016
68$10,736,194$4,305,125$3,229,543$9,013,611
69$11,775,691$4,460,481$3,282,137$9,788,174
70$12,919,465$4,621,698$3,334,742$10,637,518
71$14,178,097$4,789,008$3,387,303$11,569,145
72$15,563,247$4,962,654$3,439,762$12,591,319
73$17,087,760$5,142,885$3,492,056$13,713,142
74$18,765,791$5,329,966$3,544,119$14,944,641
75$20,612,936$5,524,169$3,595,881$16,296,863
76$22,646,380$5,725,778$3,647,268$17,781,976
77$24,885,060$5,935,090$3,698,200$19,413,383
78$27,349,840$6,152,414$3,748,595$21,205,851
79$30,063,713$6,378,072$3,798,362$23,175,651
80$33,052,014$6,612,399$3,847,409$25,340,703
81$36,342,657$6,855,744$3,895,635$27,720,755
82$39,966,406$7,108,473$3,942,936$30,337,561
83$43,957,155$7,370,965$3,989,201$33,215,089
84$48,352,258$7,643,615$4,034,312$36,379,746
85$53,192,873$7,926,837$4,078,146$39,860,628
86$58,524,354$8,221,060$4,120,572$43,689,789
87$64,396,679$8,526,733$4,161,452$47,902,552
88$70,864,921$8,844,323$4,200,641$52,537,830
89$77,989,766$9,174,318$4,237,986$57,638,503
90$85,838,090$9,517,227$4,273,326$63,251,817
91$94,483,583$9,873,579$4,306,490$69,429,827
92$104,007,452$10,243,928$4,337,301$76,229,894
93$114,499,182$10,628,850$4,365,570$83,715,220
94$126,057,381$11,028,947$4,391,100$91,955,446
95$138,790,715$11,444,846$4,413,683$101,027,307
96$152,818,926$11,877,202$4,433,099$111,015,358
97$168,273,969$12,326,697$4,449,120$122,012,769
98$185,301,252$12,794,044$4,461,505$134,122,205
99$204,061,014$13,279,986$4,469,999$147,456,791
100$224,729,831$13,785,299$4,474,338$162,141,184