Can I retire at age 52 with 2,700,000?

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 $2,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$222,963$220,977$219,040$217,149$215,302$213,498
2 years$110,378$108,322$106,330$104,398$102,525$100,707
3 years$72,854$70,790$68,803$66,889$65,046$63,270
4 years$54,096$52,038$50,071$48,190$46,391$44,671
5 years$42,844$40,798$38,857$37,014$35,266$33,607
6 years$35,345$33,315$31,402$29,601$27,905$26,308
7 years$29,991$27,978$26,095$24,336$22,694$21,161
8 years$25,977$23,982$22,131$20,415$18,827$17,358
9 years$22,857$20,881$19,061$17,389$15,855$14,449
10 years$20,362$18,405$16,618$14,990$13,509$12,166
11 years$18,323$16,385$14,630$13,045$11,618$10,337
12 years$16,624$14,707$12,984$11,443$10,068$8,847
13 years$15,188$13,290$11,600$10,102$8,780$7,617
14 years$13,958$12,081$10,423$8,968$7,696$6,591
15 years$12,893$11,036$9,411$7,997$6,776$5,727
16 years$11,962$10,125$8,532$7,161$5,989$4,994
17 years$11,141$9,325$7,764$6,434$5,310$4,367
18 years$10,413$8,617$7,087$5,798$4,722$3,830
19 years$9,762$7,986$6,488$5,239$4,208$3,365
20 years$9,176$7,421$5,954$4,745$3,759$2,963
21 years$8,648$6,912$5,477$4,307$3,364$2,613
22 years$8,167$6,452$5,048$3,916$3,015$2,308
23 years$7,730$6,035$4,661$3,566$2,707$2,041
24 years$7,329$5,654$4,310$3,252$2,433$1,807
25 years$6,961$5,306$3,992$2,970$2,189$1,601
26 years$6,622$4,987$3,703$2,716$1,972$1,420
27 years$6,308$4,693$3,438$2,486$1,778$1,261
28 years$6,018$4,422$3,196$2,278$1,604$1,120
29 years$5,748$4,172$2,974$2,089$1,449$995
30 years$5,496$3,940$2,771$1,917$1,309$885
31 years$5,261$3,725$2,583$1,760$1,183$787
32 years$5,041$3,524$2,410$1,618$1,070$700
33 years$4,835$3,338$2,250$1,488$969$623
34 years$4,642$3,163$2,102$1,369$877$555
35 years$4,460$3,000$1,966$1,260$794$495
36 years$4,288$2,848$1,839$1,161$720$441
37 years$4,126$2,705$1,721$1,069$652$393
38 years$3,973$2,570$1,612$986$591$350
39 years$3,829$2,444$1,510$909$536$312
40 years$3,691$2,325$1,415$838$486$278
41 years$3,561$2,214$1,327$773$441$248
42 years$3,437$2,108$1,245$714$400$221
43 years$3,320$2,009$1,168$659$363$197
44 years$3,208$1,915$1,097$608$330$176
45 years$3,101$1,826$1,030$562$299$157
46 years$3,000$1,742$967$519$272$140
47 years$2,903$1,662$909$479$247$125
48 years$2,810$1,587$854$443$224$112
49 years$2,721$1,515$802$409$204$100
50 years$2,636$1,447$754$378$185$89

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,700,000, adding $5,566 every year, while hoping to spend $26,246 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: 62/25/13 Blend
51$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
52$2,981,141$2,838,041$2,796,191$3,156,335
53$3,257,292$2,949,180$2,861,938$3,385,680
54$3,560,731$3,064,884$2,929,008$3,632,426
55$3,894,213$3,185,351$2,997,417$3,901,131
56$4,260,774$3,310,785$3,067,182$4,193,923
57$4,663,759$3,441,399$3,138,319$4,513,147
58$5,106,853$3,577,418$3,210,843$4,861,380
59$5,594,115$3,719,075$3,284,769$5,241,461
60$6,130,018$3,866,613$3,360,112$5,656,511
61$6,719,490$4,020,287$3,436,886$6,109,965
62$7,367,961$4,180,365$3,515,105$6,605,606
63$8,081,414$4,347,123$3,594,782$7,147,595
64$8,866,439$4,520,853$3,675,927$7,740,515
65$9,730,299$4,701,858$3,758,555$8,389,407
66$10,680,996$4,890,456$3,842,673$9,099,825
67$11,727,349$5,086,979$3,928,294$9,877,882
68$12,879,071$5,291,774$4,015,424$10,730,307
69$14,146,868$5,505,203$4,104,073$11,664,511
70$15,542,536$5,727,645$4,194,247$12,688,653
71$17,079,072$5,959,496$4,285,951$13,811,718
72$18,770,797$6,201,171$4,379,190$15,043,602
73$20,633,492$6,453,102$4,473,966$16,395,199
74$22,684,546$6,715,743$4,570,282$17,878,510
75$24,943,121$6,989,565$4,668,138$19,506,750
76$27,430,330$7,275,064$4,767,531$21,294,476
77$30,169,439$7,572,758$4,868,459$23,257,718
78$33,186,085$7,883,187$4,970,916$25,414,135
79$36,508,519$8,206,917$5,074,895$27,783,176
80$40,167,872$8,544,539$5,180,388$30,386,265
81$44,198,446$8,896,673$5,287,382$33,246,999
82$48,638,043$9,263,965$5,395,864$36,391,373
83$53,528,315$9,647,092$5,505,818$39,848,024
84$58,915,166$10,046,761$5,617,225$43,648,495
85$64,849,174$10,463,714$5,730,064$47,827,537
86$71,386,078$10,898,724$5,844,309$52,423,432
87$78,587,299$11,352,602$5,959,934$57,478,353
88$86,520,519$11,826,195$6,076,907$63,038,764
89$95,260,322$12,320,389$6,195,194$69,155,850
90$104,888,899$12,836,113$6,314,758$75,886,006
91$115,496,820$13,374,335$6,435,555$83,291,362
92$127,183,890$13,936,072$6,557,541$91,440,368
93$140,060,093$14,522,385$6,680,664$100,408,443
94$154,246,627$15,134,387$6,804,871$110,278,679
95$169,877,050$15,773,239$6,930,101$121,142,624
96$187,098,540$16,440,159$7,056,290$133,101,147
97$206,073,284$17,136,419$7,183,369$146,265,386
98$226,980,009$17,863,354$7,311,262$160,757,793
99$250,015,668$18,622,356$7,439,887$176,713,290
100$275,397,301$19,414,887$7,569,158$194,280,539