Can I retire at age 52 with 2,470,000?

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 $2,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$203,970$202,153$200,381$198,651$196,961$195,148
2 years$100,975$99,095$97,272$95,505$93,791$91,964
3 years$66,648$64,760$62,942$61,191$59,505$57,721
4 years$49,488$47,605$45,805$44,085$42,439$40,712
5 years$39,195$37,323$35,547$33,861$32,262$30,596
6 years$32,335$30,477$28,727$27,079$25,528$23,926
7 years$27,436$25,595$23,872$22,263$20,761$19,224
8 years$23,765$21,939$20,246$18,676$17,223$15,751
9 years$20,910$19,102$17,438$15,908$14,504$13,096
10 years$18,628$16,838$15,202$13,713$12,358$11,013
11 years$16,762$14,989$13,384$11,934$10,629$9,346
12 years$15,208$13,454$11,878$10,468$9,211$7,989
13 years$13,894$12,158$10,612$9,242$8,032$6,869
14 years$12,769$11,052$9,535$8,204$7,041$5,936
15 years$11,795$10,096$8,609$7,316$6,199$5,151
16 years$10,943$9,263$7,805$6,551$5,479$4,485
17 years$10,192$8,531$7,102$5,886$4,858$3,917
18 years$9,526$7,883$6,484$5,304$4,319$3,430
19 years$8,930$7,306$5,935$4,793$3,850$3,010
20 years$8,395$6,789$5,447$4,341$3,439$2,646
21 years$7,911$6,323$5,010$3,940$3,077$2,330
22 years$7,472$5,903$4,618$3,582$2,758$2,055
23 years$7,071$5,521$4,264$3,262$2,476$1,815
24 years$6,705$5,172$3,943$2,975$2,226$1,604
25 years$6,368$4,854$3,652$2,717$2,003$1,419
26 years$6,058$4,562$3,387$2,485$1,804$1,257
27 years$5,771$4,293$3,145$2,274$1,626$1,114
28 years$5,505$4,046$2,924$2,084$1,468$988
29 years$5,258$3,817$2,721$1,911$1,325$876
30 years$5,028$3,604$2,535$1,754$1,197$778
31 years$4,813$3,407$2,363$1,611$1,083$691
32 years$4,612$3,224$2,205$1,480$979$614
33 years$4,423$3,053$2,058$1,361$886$546
34 years$4,246$2,894$1,923$1,252$802$485
35 years$4,080$2,745$1,798$1,153$727$431
36 years$3,923$2,605$1,682$1,062$658$384
37 years$3,775$2,474$1,574$978$597$341
38 years$3,635$2,351$1,474$902$541$304
39 years$3,502$2,236$1,381$831$491$270
40 years$3,377$2,127$1,295$767$445$241
41 years$3,258$2,025$1,214$707$404$214
42 years$3,145$1,929$1,139$653$366$191
43 years$3,037$1,838$1,069$603$332$170
44 years$2,935$1,752$1,003$557$302$151
45 years$2,837$1,670$942$514$274$135
46 years$2,744$1,593$885$475$249$120
47 years$2,655$1,521$831$439$226$107
48 years$2,570$1,452$781$405$205$95
49 years$2,489$1,386$734$375$186$85
50 years$2,412$1,324$690$346$169$76

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,470,000, adding $2,932 every year, while hoping to spend $26,999 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: 80/12/8 Blend
51$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000
52$2,724,964$2,594,054$2,555,769$2,939,906
53$2,974,184$2,692,436$2,612,661$3,179,569
54$3,247,919$2,794,734$2,670,553$3,438,640
55$3,548,642$2,901,111$2,729,452$3,722,101
56$3,879,076$3,011,738$2,789,361$4,032,377
57$4,242,220$3,126,792$2,850,283$4,372,136
58$4,641,381$3,246,459$2,912,223$4,744,313
59$5,080,200$3,370,934$2,975,180$5,152,145
60$5,562,689$3,500,418$3,039,157$5,599,194
61$6,093,267$3,635,122$3,104,152$6,089,384
62$6,676,804$3,775,267$3,170,165$6,627,034
63$7,318,666$3,921,082$3,237,193$7,216,904
64$8,024,763$4,072,809$3,305,233$7,864,236
65$8,801,610$4,230,698$3,374,280$8,574,803
66$9,656,383$4,395,010$3,444,326$9,354,964
67$10,596,988$4,566,020$3,515,365$10,211,723
68$11,632,137$4,744,012$3,587,387$11,152,798
69$12,771,431$4,929,284$3,660,380$12,186,687
70$14,025,447$5,122,149$3,734,333$13,322,753
71$15,405,840$5,322,931$3,809,230$14,571,312
72$16,925,451$5,531,970$3,885,054$15,943,727
73$18,598,431$5,749,621$3,961,787$17,452,515
74$20,440,372$5,976,254$4,039,409$19,111,469
75$22,468,456$6,212,256$4,117,895$20,935,781
76$24,701,614$6,458,032$4,197,220$22,942,192
77$27,160,707$6,714,005$4,277,356$25,149,142
78$29,868,724$6,980,615$4,358,271$27,576,952
79$32,850,993$7,258,324$4,439,932$30,248,008
80$36,135,426$7,547,615$4,522,303$33,186,973
81$39,752,782$7,848,990$4,605,342$36,421,025
82$43,736,951$8,162,976$4,689,006$39,980,105
83$48,125,281$8,490,123$4,773,249$43,897,204
84$52,958,927$8,831,005$4,858,020$48,208,672
85$58,283,237$9,186,225$4,943,263$52,954,560
86$64,148,186$9,556,408$5,028,921$58,179,000
87$70,608,842$9,942,213$5,114,931$63,930,618
88$77,725,887$10,344,325$5,201,224$70,262,991
89$85,566,191$10,763,460$5,287,729$77,235,158
90$94,203,443$11,200,370$5,374,368$84,912,170
91$103,718,843$11,655,838$5,461,059$93,365,706
92$114,201,874$12,130,683$5,547,713$102,674,749
93$125,751,141$12,625,762$5,634,237$112,926,331
94$138,475,305$13,141,971$5,720,531$124,216,351
95$152,494,106$13,680,247$5,806,489$136,650,482
96$167,939,495$14,241,570$5,891,997$150,345,166
97$184,956,881$14,826,964$5,976,936$165,428,715
98$203,706,497$15,437,501$6,061,178$182,042,516
99$224,364,922$16,074,300$6,144,589$200,342,369
100$247,126,737$16,738,533$6,227,026$220,499,955