Can I retire at age 52 with 2,620,000?

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 $2,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$216,357$214,430$212,550$210,714$208,922$206,312
2 years$107,108$105,113$103,179$101,305$99,487$96,860
3 years$70,696$68,692$66,764$64,907$63,119$60,557
4 years$52,493$50,496$48,587$46,762$45,017$42,540
5 years$41,575$39,590$37,706$35,918$34,221$31,837
6 years$34,298$32,328$30,472$28,724$27,078$24,789
7 years$29,103$27,149$25,322$23,615$22,022$19,829
8 years$25,208$23,272$21,475$19,810$18,269$16,172
9 years$22,180$20,262$18,497$16,874$15,385$13,383
10 years$19,759$17,860$16,126$14,546$13,109$11,201
11 years$17,780$15,900$14,197$12,659$11,274$9,458
12 years$16,132$14,271$12,599$11,104$9,770$8,043
13 years$14,738$12,897$11,257$9,803$8,520$6,881
14 years$13,544$11,723$10,114$8,702$7,468$5,914
15 years$12,511$10,709$9,132$7,761$6,576$5,105
16 years$11,608$9,825$8,279$6,949$5,812$4,420
17 years$10,811$9,049$7,534$6,243$5,153$3,839
18 years$10,104$8,361$6,877$5,627$4,582$3,342
19 years$9,472$7,749$6,296$5,084$4,084$2,916
20 years$8,905$7,201$5,778$4,605$3,648$2,549
21 years$8,391$6,707$5,315$4,179$3,264$2,231
22 years$7,925$6,261$4,898$3,800$2,926$1,956
23 years$7,501$5,856$4,523$3,460$2,627$1,716
24 years$7,112$5,487$4,183$3,156$2,361$1,508
25 years$6,755$5,149$3,874$2,882$2,124$1,326
26 years$6,426$4,839$3,593$2,635$1,914$1,167
27 years$6,121$4,554$3,336$2,412$1,725$1,027
28 years$5,839$4,291$3,102$2,210$1,557$905
29 years$5,577$4,048$2,886$2,027$1,406$798
30 years$5,333$3,823$2,689$1,860$1,270$704
31 years$5,105$3,614$2,506$1,708$1,148$621
32 years$4,892$3,420$2,339$1,570$1,039$548
33 years$4,692$3,239$2,184$1,444$940$484
34 years$4,504$3,070$2,040$1,328$851$427
35 years$4,328$2,911$1,907$1,223$771$377
36 years$4,161$2,763$1,784$1,126$698$333
37 years$4,004$2,625$1,670$1,038$633$295
38 years$3,856$2,494$1,564$956$574$260
39 years$3,715$2,372$1,465$882$520$230
40 years$3,582$2,257$1,373$813$472$204
41 years$3,456$2,148$1,288$750$428$180
42 years$3,336$2,046$1,208$693$389$159
43 years$3,222$1,949$1,134$639$353$141
44 years$3,113$1,858$1,064$590$320$124
45 years$3,009$1,772$999$545$291$110
46 years$2,911$1,690$938$504$264$97
47 years$2,817$1,613$882$465$240$86
48 years$2,726$1,540$828$430$218$76
49 years$2,640$1,470$779$397$198$67
50 years$2,558$1,405$732$367$180$60

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,620,000, adding $5,891 every year, while hoping to spend $23,723 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: 52/22/26 Blend
51$2,620,000$2,620,000$2,620,000$2,620,000
52$2,893,317$2,754,457$2,713,847$3,022,457
53$3,163,194$2,864,184$2,779,519$3,222,348
54$3,459,803$2,978,493$2,846,597$3,436,780
55$3,785,847$3,097,582$2,915,102$3,669,567
56$4,144,301$3,221,662$2,985,055$3,922,469
57$4,538,445$3,350,948$3,056,480$4,197,421
58$4,971,891$3,485,670$3,129,397$4,496,553
59$5,448,621$3,626,064$3,203,828$4,822,206
60$5,973,019$3,772,380$3,279,795$5,176,957
61$6,549,918$3,924,877$3,357,319$5,563,639
62$7,184,641$4,083,828$3,436,421$5,985,374
63$7,883,055$4,249,517$3,517,122$6,445,592
64$8,651,624$4,422,240$3,599,443$6,948,072
65$9,497,467$4,602,308$3,683,402$7,496,972
66$10,428,434$4,790,046$3,769,021$8,096,870
67$11,453,169$4,985,793$3,856,318$8,752,802
68$12,581,199$5,189,904$3,945,312$9,470,316
69$13,823,023$5,402,750$4,036,021$10,255,518
70$15,190,207$5,624,720$4,128,463$11,115,130
71$16,695,496$5,856,220$4,222,655$12,056,554
72$18,352,935$6,097,673$4,318,612$13,087,942
73$20,178,000$6,349,525$4,416,351$14,218,267
74$22,187,743$6,612,239$4,515,886$15,457,412
75$24,400,955$6,886,300$4,617,230$16,816,262
76$26,838,341$7,172,218$4,720,397$18,306,801
77$29,522,718$7,470,523$4,825,396$19,942,232
78$32,479,228$7,781,771$4,932,240$21,737,091
79$35,735,576$8,106,544$5,040,936$23,707,393
80$39,322,290$8,445,450$5,151,493$25,870,773
81$43,273,012$8,799,126$5,263,916$28,246,659
82$47,624,813$9,168,237$5,378,211$30,856,448
83$52,418,543$9,553,480$5,494,380$33,723,711
84$57,699,218$9,955,583$5,612,425$36,874,412
85$63,516,442$10,375,311$5,732,345$40,337,154
86$69,924,878$10,813,460$5,854,137$44,143,442
87$76,984,761$11,270,865$5,977,797$48,327,987
88$84,762,471$11,748,401$6,103,317$52,929,025
89$93,331,152$12,246,983$6,230,688$57,988,682
90$102,771,411$12,767,566$6,359,897$63,553,364
91$113,172,071$13,311,153$6,490,930$69,674,199
92$124,631,015$13,878,792$6,623,769$76,407,514
93$137,256,106$14,471,581$6,758,392$83,815,368
94$151,166,207$15,090,666$6,894,777$91,966,132
95$166,492,303$15,737,252$7,032,895$100,935,137
96$183,378,736$16,412,595$7,172,715$110,805,377
97$201,984,568$17,118,013$7,314,201$121,668,296
98$222,485,082$17,854,884$7,457,315$133,624,648
99$245,073,438$18,624,651$7,602,013$146,785,442
100$269,962,496$19,428,826$7,748,248$161,272,990