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%16.3%
1 years$222,963$220,977$219,040$217,149$215,302$209,757
2 years$110,378$108,322$106,330$104,398$102,525$96,975
3 years$72,854$70,790$68,803$66,889$65,046$59,665
4 years$54,096$52,038$50,071$48,190$46,391$41,221
5 years$42,844$40,798$38,857$37,014$35,266$30,320
6 years$35,345$33,315$31,402$29,601$27,905$23,189
7 years$29,991$27,978$26,095$24,336$22,694$18,208
8 years$25,977$23,982$22,131$20,415$18,827$14,569
9 years$22,857$20,881$19,061$17,389$15,855$11,821
10 years$20,362$18,405$16,618$14,990$13,509$9,694
11 years$18,323$16,385$14,630$13,045$11,618$8,017
12 years$16,624$14,707$12,984$11,443$10,068$6,674
13 years$15,188$13,290$11,600$10,102$8,780$5,586
14 years$13,958$12,081$10,423$8,968$7,696$4,695
15 years$12,893$11,036$9,411$7,997$6,776$3,961
16 years$11,962$10,125$8,532$7,161$5,989$3,352
17 years$11,141$9,325$7,764$6,434$5,310$2,843
18 years$10,413$8,617$7,087$5,798$4,722$2,416
19 years$9,762$7,986$6,488$5,239$4,208$2,057
20 years$9,176$7,421$5,954$4,745$3,759$1,754
21 years$8,648$6,912$5,477$4,307$3,364$1,497
22 years$8,167$6,452$5,048$3,916$3,015$1,280
23 years$7,730$6,035$4,661$3,566$2,707$1,095
24 years$7,329$5,654$4,310$3,252$2,433$937
25 years$6,961$5,306$3,992$2,970$2,189$803
26 years$6,622$4,987$3,703$2,716$1,972$688
27 years$6,308$4,693$3,438$2,486$1,778$590
28 years$6,018$4,422$3,196$2,278$1,604$506
29 years$5,748$4,172$2,974$2,089$1,449$434
30 years$5,496$3,940$2,771$1,917$1,309$373
31 years$5,261$3,725$2,583$1,760$1,183$320
32 years$5,041$3,524$2,410$1,618$1,070$275
33 years$4,835$3,338$2,250$1,488$969$236
34 years$4,642$3,163$2,102$1,369$877$203
35 years$4,460$3,000$1,966$1,260$794$174
36 years$4,288$2,848$1,839$1,161$720$150
37 years$4,126$2,705$1,721$1,069$652$129
38 years$3,973$2,570$1,612$986$591$110
39 years$3,829$2,444$1,510$909$536$95
40 years$3,691$2,325$1,415$838$486$82
41 years$3,561$2,214$1,327$773$441$70
42 years$3,437$2,108$1,245$714$400$60
43 years$3,320$2,009$1,168$659$363$52
44 years$3,208$1,915$1,097$608$330$45
45 years$3,101$1,826$1,030$562$299$38
46 years$3,000$1,742$967$519$272$33
47 years$2,903$1,662$909$479$247$28
48 years$2,810$1,587$854$443$224$24
49 years$2,721$1,515$802$409$204$21
50 years$2,636$1,447$754$378$185$18

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 $6,121 every year, while hoping to spend $58,172 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: 82/8/10 Blend
51$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
52$2,981,714$2,838,614$2,796,764$3,221,084
53$3,223,954$2,915,811$2,828,561$3,455,947
54$3,488,953$2,994,842$2,859,473$3,705,415
55$3,778,971$3,075,734$2,889,410$3,977,552
56$4,096,496$3,158,515$2,918,276$4,274,600
57$4,444,269$3,243,213$2,945,969$4,599,026
58$4,825,308$3,329,853$2,972,382$4,953,549
59$5,242,936$3,418,463$2,997,403$5,341,163
60$5,700,814$3,509,065$3,020,914$5,765,167
61$6,202,972$3,601,685$3,042,791$6,229,191
62$6,753,852$3,696,345$3,062,901$6,737,238
63$7,358,345$3,793,065$3,081,108$7,293,714
64$8,021,837$3,891,866$3,097,266$7,903,475
65$8,750,263$3,992,766$3,111,223$8,571,869
66$9,550,160$4,095,782$3,122,818$9,304,789
67$10,428,728$4,200,927$3,131,885$10,108,724
68$11,393,900$4,308,215$3,138,245$10,990,827
69$12,454,416$4,417,655$3,141,714$11,958,976
70$13,619,902$4,529,255$3,142,097$13,021,852
71$14,900,964$4,643,021$3,139,189$14,189,018
72$16,309,287$4,758,954$3,132,777$15,471,011
73$17,857,744$4,877,052$3,122,635$16,879,441
74$19,560,519$4,997,313$3,108,528$18,427,100
75$21,433,237$5,119,726$3,090,209$20,128,083
76$23,493,115$5,244,281$3,067,419$21,997,919
77$25,759,122$5,370,960$3,039,886$24,053,721
78$28,252,157$5,499,742$3,007,328$26,314,343
79$30,995,249$5,630,601$2,969,445$28,800,561
80$34,013,769$5,763,505$2,925,926$31,535,269
81$37,335,673$5,898,417$2,876,445$34,543,693
82$40,991,766$6,035,293$2,820,660$37,853,628
83$45,015,988$6,174,084$2,758,213$41,495,705
84$49,445,737$6,314,732$2,688,731$45,503,675
85$54,322,221$6,457,173$2,611,822$49,914,729
86$59,690,846$6,601,333$2,527,077$54,769,852
87$65,601,645$6,747,132$2,434,068$60,114,203
88$72,109,750$6,894,478$2,332,345$65,997,547
89$79,275,908$7,043,271$2,221,443$72,474,724
90$87,167,060$7,193,401$2,100,870$79,606,164
91$95,856,967$7,344,744$1,970,117$87,458,457
92$105,426,909$7,497,168$1,828,647$96,104,986
93$115,966,450$7,650,525$1,675,903$105,626,614
94$127,574,283$7,804,656$1,511,300$116,112,452
95$140,359,161$7,959,386$1,334,230$127,660,697
96$154,440,924$8,114,525$1,144,056$140,379,558
97$169,951,629$8,269,867$940,112$154,388,283
98$187,036,794$8,425,189$721,705$169,818,278
99$205,856,775$8,580,251$488,109$186,814,351
100$226,588,273$8,734,791$238,568$205,536,079