Can I retire at age 52 with 2,410,000?

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 $2,410,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$199,016$197,243$195,513$193,825$192,177$188,528
2 years$98,523$96,688$94,909$93,185$91,513$87,851
3 years$65,029$63,186$61,413$59,705$58,059$54,499
4 years$48,286$46,449$44,693$43,014$41,408$37,976
5 years$38,243$36,416$34,683$33,039$31,478$28,184
6 years$31,549$29,737$28,029$26,421$24,908$21,755
7 years$26,770$24,973$23,292$21,722$20,256$17,247
8 years$23,187$21,406$19,754$18,222$16,805$13,937
9 years$20,402$18,638$17,014$15,521$14,152$11,425
10 years$18,175$16,429$14,833$13,380$12,058$9,468
11 years$16,355$14,625$13,059$11,644$10,370$7,915
12 years$14,839$13,127$11,589$10,214$8,987$6,663
13 years$13,557$11,863$10,354$9,017$7,837$5,640
14 years$12,459$10,783$9,303$8,004$6,870$4,796
15 years$11,508$9,851$8,400$7,138$6,049$4,094
16 years$10,677$9,038$7,616$6,392$5,346$3,506
17 years$9,945$8,323$6,930$5,743$4,740$3,011
18 years$9,294$7,691$6,326$5,176$4,214$2,591
19 years$8,713$7,128$5,791$4,677$3,756$2,234
20 years$8,191$6,624$5,315$4,236$3,355$1,930
21 years$7,719$6,170$4,889$3,844$3,003$1,669
22 years$7,290$5,759$4,506$3,495$2,691$1,445
23 years$6,899$5,387$4,160$3,183$2,416$1,253
24 years$6,542$5,047$3,848$2,903$2,172$1,087
25 years$6,213$4,736$3,564$2,651$1,954$944
26 years$5,911$4,451$3,305$2,424$1,760$820
27 years$5,631$4,189$3,069$2,219$1,587$713
28 years$5,371$3,947$2,853$2,033$1,432$620
29 years$5,130$3,724$2,655$1,864$1,293$539
30 years$4,906$3,517$2,473$1,711$1,168$469
31 years$4,696$3,325$2,306$1,571$1,056$409
32 years$4,500$3,146$2,151$1,444$955$356
33 years$4,316$2,979$2,008$1,328$865$310
34 years$4,143$2,823$1,877$1,222$783$270
35 years$3,981$2,678$1,755$1,125$709$235
36 years$3,828$2,542$1,641$1,036$642$205
37 years$3,683$2,414$1,536$954$582$179
38 years$3,547$2,294$1,439$880$528$156
39 years$3,417$2,182$1,348$811$479$136
40 years$3,295$2,076$1,263$748$434$119
41 years$3,179$1,976$1,185$690$394$103
42 years$3,068$1,882$1,111$637$357$90
43 years$2,963$1,793$1,043$588$324$79
44 years$2,863$1,709$979$543$294$69
45 years$2,768$1,630$919$501$267$60
46 years$2,677$1,555$863$463$243$52
47 years$2,591$1,484$811$428$220$46
48 years$2,508$1,416$762$395$200$40
49 years$2,429$1,353$716$365$182$35
50 years$2,353$1,292$673$338$165$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,410,000, adding $5,797 every year, while hoping to spend $49,069 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: 39/35/26 Blend
51$2,410,000$2,410,000$2,410,000$2,410,000
52$2,661,800$2,534,070$2,496,715$2,744,872
53$2,881,094$2,606,030$2,528,146$2,877,806
54$3,121,112$2,679,872$2,558,985$3,016,466
55$3,383,916$2,755,636$2,589,161$3,165,450
56$3,671,775$2,833,362$2,618,598$3,325,729
57$3,987,191$2,913,092$2,647,216$3,498,370
58$4,332,918$2,994,867$2,674,931$3,684,550
59$4,711,989$3,078,728$2,701,654$3,885,563
60$5,127,744$3,164,718$2,727,292$4,102,836
61$5,583,862$3,252,878$2,751,745$4,337,940
62$6,084,397$3,343,250$2,774,909$4,592,603
63$6,633,813$3,435,876$2,796,676$4,868,730
64$7,237,026$3,530,798$2,816,928$5,168,419
65$7,899,454$3,628,058$2,835,547$5,493,981
66$8,627,063$3,727,698$2,852,402$5,847,961
67$9,426,427$3,829,759$2,867,362$6,233,165
68$10,304,788$3,934,282$2,880,283$6,652,681
69$11,270,122$4,041,308$2,891,019$7,109,914
70$12,331,220$4,150,877$2,899,413$7,608,614
71$13,497,763$4,263,029$2,905,302$8,152,912
72$14,780,419$4,377,802$2,908,514$8,747,363
73$16,190,942$4,495,234$2,908,869$9,396,983
74$17,742,279$4,615,362$2,906,178$10,107,299
75$19,448,699$4,738,223$2,900,243$10,884,405
76$21,325,921$4,863,849$2,890,855$11,735,012
77$23,391,262$4,992,275$2,877,796$12,666,517
78$25,663,806$5,123,533$2,860,838$13,687,073
79$28,164,579$5,257,650$2,839,740$14,805,661
80$30,916,748$5,394,656$2,814,253$16,032,183
81$33,945,838$5,534,576$2,784,112$17,377,547
82$37,279,976$5,677,433$2,749,042$18,853,777
83$40,950,153$5,823,247$2,708,755$20,474,121
84$44,990,519$5,972,036$2,662,948$22,253,182
85$49,438,700$6,123,815$2,611,306$24,207,053
86$54,336,159$6,278,593$2,553,496$26,353,467
87$59,728,583$6,436,380$2,489,174$28,711,970
88$65,666,313$6,597,177$2,417,976$31,304,103
89$72,204,822$6,760,983$2,339,523$34,153,603
90$79,405,236$6,927,794$2,253,419$37,286,634
91$87,334,911$7,097,597$2,159,250$40,732,029
92$96,068,069$7,270,376$2,056,581$44,521,564
93$105,686,496$7,446,109$1,944,961$48,690,261
94$116,280,317$7,624,766$1,823,915$53,276,714
95$127,948,842$7,806,312$1,692,949$58,323,461
96$140,801,506$7,990,704$1,551,546$63,877,379
97$154,958,902$8,177,891$1,399,164$69,990,133
98$170,553,914$8,367,812$1,235,241$76,718,662
99$187,732,978$8,560,399$1,059,186$84,125,716
100$206,657,457$8,755,574$870,384$92,280,454