Can I retire at age 52 with 2,820,000?

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 $2,820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$232,873$230,799$228,775$226,800$224,871$223,173
2 years$115,284$113,137$111,056$109,038$107,081$105,370
3 years$76,092$73,936$71,860$69,862$67,937$66,264
4 years$56,501$54,351$52,296$50,332$48,453$46,833
5 years$44,748$42,612$40,584$38,659$36,833$35,270
6 years$36,916$34,796$32,798$30,916$29,145$27,640
7 years$31,324$29,221$27,255$25,418$23,703$22,257
8 years$27,132$25,048$23,114$21,323$19,664$18,277
9 years$23,873$21,809$19,909$18,162$16,560$15,233
10 years$21,267$19,223$17,357$15,656$14,110$12,841
11 years$19,137$17,113$15,281$13,625$12,135$10,923
12 years$17,363$15,360$13,561$11,951$10,516$9,361
13 years$15,863$13,881$12,116$10,551$9,170$8,070
14 years$14,578$12,618$10,886$9,366$8,038$6,992
15 years$13,466$11,526$9,829$8,353$7,078$6,084
16 years$12,494$10,575$8,911$7,479$6,255$5,312
17 years$11,637$9,739$8,109$6,720$5,546$4,652
18 years$10,876$9,000$7,402$6,056$4,931$4,085
19 years$10,196$8,341$6,777$5,472$4,396$3,595
20 years$9,584$7,751$6,219$4,956$3,926$3,170
21 years$9,032$7,219$5,720$4,498$3,513$2,800
22 years$8,530$6,739$5,272$4,090$3,149$2,476
23 years$8,073$6,303$4,868$3,725$2,827$2,193
24 years$7,655$5,905$4,502$3,397$2,541$1,945
25 years$7,270$5,542$4,170$3,102$2,287$1,726
26 years$6,916$5,209$3,867$2,837$2,060$1,533
27 years$6,589$4,902$3,591$2,596$1,857$1,363
28 years$6,285$4,619$3,338$2,379$1,676$1,213
29 years$6,003$4,357$3,107$2,181$1,513$1,079
30 years$5,740$4,115$2,894$2,002$1,367$961
31 years$5,495$3,890$2,698$1,839$1,236$857
32 years$5,265$3,681$2,517$1,690$1,118$763
33 years$5,050$3,486$2,350$1,554$1,012$681
34 years$4,848$3,304$2,196$1,430$916$607
35 years$4,658$3,134$2,053$1,316$830$542
36 years$4,479$2,974$1,921$1,212$752$484
37 years$4,310$2,825$1,798$1,117$681$432
38 years$4,150$2,685$1,683$1,029$618$386
39 years$3,999$2,553$1,577$949$560$344
40 years$3,855$2,429$1,478$875$508$308
41 years$3,719$2,312$1,386$808$461$275
42 years$3,590$2,202$1,300$745$418$245
43 years$3,467$2,098$1,220$688$380$219
44 years$3,351$2,000$1,145$635$345$196
45 years$3,239$1,907$1,075$587$313$175
46 years$3,133$1,819$1,010$542$284$157
47 years$3,032$1,736$949$501$258$140
48 years$2,935$1,657$892$463$234$125
49 years$2,842$1,583$838$428$213$112
50 years$2,753$1,512$788$395$193$100

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,820,000, adding $2,788 every year, while hoping to spend $22,110 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: 47/27/26 Blend
51$2,820,000$2,820,000$2,820,000$2,820,000
52$3,110,516$2,961,056$2,917,346$3,233,439
53$3,404,264$3,082,623$2,991,552$3,441,799
54$3,727,233$3,209,405$3,067,503$3,665,447
55$4,082,380$3,341,636$3,145,234$3,907,784
56$4,472,964$3,479,557$3,224,781$4,170,577
57$4,902,574$3,623,424$3,306,179$4,455,766
58$5,375,166$3,773,500$3,389,465$4,765,485
59$5,895,097$3,930,066$3,474,676$5,102,079
60$6,467,168$4,093,410$3,561,849$5,468,128
61$7,096,669$4,263,838$3,651,021$5,866,468
62$7,789,430$4,441,666$3,742,231$6,300,219
63$8,551,873$4,627,229$3,835,517$6,772,811
64$9,391,075$4,820,874$3,930,917$7,288,018
65$10,314,833$5,022,965$4,028,471$7,849,994
66$11,331,739$5,233,883$4,128,218$8,463,307
67$12,451,260$5,454,028$4,230,198$9,132,984
68$13,683,829$5,683,815$4,334,449$9,864,557
69$15,040,940$5,923,683$4,441,014$10,664,114
70$16,535,259$6,174,086$4,549,931$11,538,355
71$18,180,743$6,435,504$4,661,241$12,494,657
72$19,992,771$6,708,436$4,774,985$13,541,136
73$21,988,290$6,993,406$4,891,204$14,686,729
74$24,185,974$7,290,962$5,009,938$15,941,276
75$26,606,401$7,601,676$5,131,228$17,315,607
76$29,272,246$7,926,150$5,255,115$18,821,647
77$32,208,494$8,265,010$5,381,641$20,472,527
78$35,442,679$8,618,915$5,510,845$22,282,705
79$39,005,143$8,988,552$5,642,768$24,268,101
80$42,929,318$9,374,641$5,777,452$26,446,247
81$47,252,046$9,777,937$5,914,935$28,836,450
82$52,013,928$10,199,228$6,055,257$31,459,970
83$57,259,699$10,639,341$6,198,459$34,340,225
84$63,038,660$11,099,141$6,344,580$37,503,005
85$69,405,137$11,579,533$6,493,657$40,976,713
86$76,418,996$12,081,464$6,645,729$44,792,636
87$84,146,206$12,605,929$6,800,833$48,985,234
88$92,659,464$13,153,964$6,959,006$53,592,462
89$102,038,881$13,726,660$7,120,284$58,656,132
90$112,372,735$14,325,154$7,284,702$64,222,299
91$123,758,307$14,950,640$7,452,293$70,341,695
92$136,302,800$15,604,367$7,623,090$77,070,208
93$150,124,347$16,287,642$7,797,125$84,469,402
94$165,353,129$17,001,836$7,974,428$92,607,101
95$182,132,605$17,748,382$8,155,028$101,558,021
96$200,620,861$18,528,783$8,338,951$111,404,474
97$220,992,107$19,344,612$8,526,224$122,237,143
98$243,438,319$20,197,516$8,716,871$134,155,933
99$268,171,054$21,089,220$8,910,912$147,270,913
100$295,423,441$22,021,531$9,108,367$161,703,346