Can I retire at age 52 with 2,680,000?

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 $2,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$221,312$219,341$217,417$215,540$213,707$206,206
2 years$109,560$107,520$105,542$103,625$101,765$94,287
3 years$72,315$70,265$68,293$66,394$64,564$57,344
4 years$53,696$51,653$49,700$47,833$46,048$39,140
5 years$42,527$40,496$38,569$36,740$35,005$28,428
6 years$35,084$33,068$31,170$29,381$27,698$21,457
7 years$29,769$27,771$25,902$24,156$22,526$16,620
8 years$25,785$23,805$21,967$20,264$18,687$13,111
9 years$22,688$20,726$18,920$17,260$15,737$10,484
10 years$20,212$18,269$16,495$14,879$13,409$8,470
11 years$18,187$16,264$14,522$12,949$11,532$6,897
12 years$16,501$14,598$12,888$11,358$9,994$5,651
13 years$15,075$13,192$11,514$10,027$8,715$4,653
14 years$13,855$11,991$10,346$8,901$7,639$3,847
15 years$12,797$10,954$9,341$7,938$6,726$3,191
16 years$11,873$10,050$8,469$7,108$5,945$2,654
17 years$11,059$9,256$7,706$6,386$5,271$2,212
18 years$10,336$8,553$7,035$5,755$4,687$1,846
19 years$9,689$7,927$6,440$5,200$4,177$1,544
20 years$9,108$7,366$5,910$4,710$3,731$1,293
21 years$8,584$6,861$5,436$4,275$3,339$1,083
22 years$8,107$6,404$5,011$3,887$2,993$909
23 years$7,672$5,990$4,626$3,540$2,687$763
24 years$7,275$5,612$4,279$3,228$2,415$640
25 years$6,909$5,267$3,963$2,948$2,173$538
26 years$6,573$4,950$3,675$2,696$1,957$452
27 years$6,262$4,658$3,413$2,468$1,765$380
28 years$5,973$4,390$3,173$2,261$1,592$320
29 years$5,705$4,141$2,952$2,073$1,438$269
30 years$5,455$3,911$2,750$1,903$1,299$227
31 years$5,222$3,697$2,564$1,747$1,175$191
32 years$5,004$3,498$2,392$1,606$1,062$161
33 years$4,799$3,313$2,234$1,477$962$135
34 years$4,607$3,140$2,087$1,359$871$114
35 years$4,427$2,978$1,951$1,251$789$96
36 years$4,256$2,827$1,825$1,152$714$81
37 years$4,096$2,685$1,708$1,061$648$68
38 years$3,944$2,551$1,600$978$587$57
39 years$3,800$2,426$1,499$902$532$48
40 years$3,664$2,308$1,405$832$483$41
41 years$3,535$2,197$1,317$768$438$34
42 years$3,412$2,093$1,236$708$397$29
43 years$3,295$1,994$1,160$654$361$24
44 years$3,184$1,900$1,088$604$327$20
45 years$3,078$1,812$1,022$558$297$17
46 years$2,977$1,729$960$515$270$15
47 years$2,881$1,650$902$476$245$12
48 years$2,789$1,575$847$440$223$10
49 years$2,701$1,504$797$406$202$9
50 years$2,617$1,437$749$376$184$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,680,000, adding $5,659 every year, while hoping to spend $32,062 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: 44/32/24 Blend
51$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000
52$2,959,197$2,817,157$2,775,617$3,068,583
53$3,226,922$2,921,084$2,834,487$3,250,626
54$3,520,879$3,029,029$2,894,254$3,444,293
55$3,843,712$3,141,155$2,954,914$3,653,589
56$4,198,331$3,257,631$3,016,464$3,879,980
57$4,587,941$3,378,636$3,078,896$4,125,080
58$5,016,075$3,504,353$3,142,203$4,390,661
59$5,486,624$3,634,975$3,206,376$4,678,671
60$6,003,875$3,770,704$3,271,405$4,991,256
61$6,572,550$3,911,748$3,337,276$5,330,771
62$7,197,852$4,058,327$3,403,978$5,699,810
63$7,885,515$4,210,666$3,471,493$6,101,225
64$8,641,854$4,369,006$3,539,805$6,538,155
65$9,473,829$4,533,592$3,608,893$7,014,051
66$10,389,105$4,704,684$3,678,737$7,532,714
67$11,396,132$4,882,552$3,749,313$8,098,324
68$12,504,216$5,067,476$3,820,594$8,715,481
69$13,723,614$5,259,750$3,892,552$9,389,251
70$15,065,626$5,459,681$3,965,155$10,125,208
71$16,542,702$5,667,587$4,038,370$10,929,488
72$18,168,562$5,883,803$4,112,160$11,808,846
73$19,958,322$6,108,677$4,186,484$12,770,719
74$21,928,640$6,342,571$4,261,301$13,823,295
75$24,097,870$6,585,865$4,336,562$14,975,589
76$26,486,234$6,838,955$4,412,219$16,237,528
77$29,116,019$7,102,253$4,488,217$17,620,043
78$32,011,780$7,376,190$4,564,500$19,135,171
79$35,200,576$7,661,217$4,641,004$20,796,169
80$38,712,221$7,957,804$4,717,665$22,617,633
81$42,579,572$8,266,440$4,794,411$24,615,644
82$46,838,832$8,587,639$4,871,167$26,807,908
83$51,529,895$8,921,936$4,947,853$29,213,930
84$56,696,721$9,269,888$5,024,384$31,855,191
85$62,387,754$9,632,079$5,100,667$34,755,353
86$68,656,372$10,009,119$5,176,607$37,940,481
87$75,561,400$10,401,643$5,252,101$41,439,284
88$83,167,655$10,810,316$5,327,039$45,283,388
89$91,546,567$11,235,833$5,401,306$49,507,631
90$100,776,846$11,678,918$5,474,779$54,150,393
91$110,945,228$12,140,329$5,547,328$59,253,952
92$122,147,294$12,620,857$5,618,815$64,864,884
93$134,488,367$13,121,328$5,689,096$71,034,502
94$148,084,515$13,642,608$5,758,015$77,819,335
95$163,063,638$14,185,598$5,825,410$85,281,662
96$179,566,678$14,751,241$5,891,110$93,490,099
97$197,748,950$15,340,523$5,954,934$102,520,239
98$217,781,608$15,954,473$6,016,689$112,455,372
99$239,853,258$16,594,169$6,076,174$123,387,259
100$264,171,741$17,260,734$6,133,177$135,417,004