Can I retire at age 52 with 4,400,000?

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 $4,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$363,348$360,111$356,954$353,872$350,862$337,475
2 years$179,875$176,525$173,278$170,131$167,077$153,747
3 years$118,726$115,361$112,123$109,004$106,001$93,147
4 years$88,157$84,803$81,597$78,531$75,601$63,322
5 years$69,820$66,486$63,322$60,320$57,470$45,798
6 years$57,600$54,291$51,174$48,238$45,474$34,416
7 years$48,875$45,594$42,526$39,659$36,983$26,536
8 years$42,334$39,082$36,065$33,269$30,681$20,835
9 years$37,249$34,028$31,063$28,338$25,838$16,578
10 years$33,183$29,994$27,081$24,428$22,015$13,325
11 years$29,859$26,702$23,842$21,259$18,934$10,794
12 years$27,091$23,966$21,159$18,647$16,407$8,797
13 years$24,751$21,658$18,904$16,463$14,308$7,205
14 years$22,746$19,687$16,986$14,614$12,542$5,923
15 years$21,011$17,984$15,336$13,033$11,043$4,885
16 years$19,494$16,500$13,904$11,670$9,760$4,039
17 years$18,156$15,196$12,652$10,485$8,654$3,346
18 years$16,969$14,042$11,550$9,449$7,694$2,777
19 years$15,908$13,014$10,573$8,538$6,858$2,308
20 years$14,954$12,093$9,704$7,733$6,126$1,920
21 years$14,092$11,264$8,925$7,018$5,482$1,599
22 years$13,310$10,515$8,226$6,381$4,914$1,333
23 years$12,597$9,834$7,595$5,811$4,411$1,112
24 years$11,944$9,214$7,024$5,300$3,965$928
25 years$11,344$8,647$6,506$4,841$3,568$775
26 years$10,791$8,127$6,034$4,426$3,214$647
27 years$10,280$7,648$5,603$4,051$2,897$541
28 years$9,807$7,207$5,209$3,712$2,614$452
29 years$9,367$6,799$4,847$3,404$2,361$378
30 years$8,956$6,421$4,515$3,124$2,133$316
31 years$8,574$6,070$4,209$2,869$1,928$264
32 years$8,216$5,743$3,927$2,637$1,744$221
33 years$7,880$5,439$3,667$2,425$1,579$185
34 years$7,564$5,155$3,426$2,231$1,429$154
35 years$7,268$4,889$3,203$2,054$1,295$129
36 years$6,988$4,641$2,997$1,891$1,173$108
37 years$6,724$4,408$2,805$1,743$1,063$90
38 years$6,475$4,189$2,627$1,606$964$76
39 years$6,239$3,983$2,461$1,481$874$63
40 years$6,015$3,790$2,306$1,366$793$53
41 years$5,803$3,607$2,163$1,260$719$44
42 years$5,602$3,436$2,029$1,163$653$37
43 years$5,410$3,273$1,904$1,074$592$31
44 years$5,228$3,120$1,787$991$538$26
45 years$5,054$2,975$1,678$916$488$22
46 years$4,888$2,838$1,576$846$443$18
47 years$4,730$2,709$1,481$781$402$15
48 years$4,579$2,586$1,391$722$365$13
49 years$4,434$2,469$1,308$667$332$11
50 years$4,296$2,359$1,229$617$301$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $4,400,000, adding $4,279 every year, while hoping to spend $35,421 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: 77/13/10 Blend
51$4,400,000$4,400,000$4,400,000$4,400,000
52$4,853,214$4,620,014$4,551,814$5,218,218
53$5,310,554$4,808,707$4,666,612$5,647,601
54$5,813,356$5,005,459$4,784,069$6,113,324
55$6,366,218$5,210,627$4,904,235$6,622,956
56$6,974,210$5,424,585$5,027,165$7,180,855
57$7,642,914$5,647,724$5,152,909$7,791,817
58$8,378,482$5,880,453$5,281,522$8,461,124
59$9,187,692$6,123,200$5,413,058$9,194,591
60$10,078,010$6,376,411$5,547,570$9,998,620
61$11,057,667$6,640,554$5,685,112$10,880,264
62$12,135,727$6,916,119$5,825,742$11,847,288
63$13,322,179$7,203,618$5,969,512$12,908,244
64$14,628,031$7,503,584$6,116,481$14,072,550
65$16,065,410$7,816,580$6,266,703$15,350,580
66$17,647,679$8,143,190$6,420,235$16,753,758
67$19,389,563$8,484,027$6,577,133$18,294,669
68$21,307,287$8,839,732$6,737,455$19,987,172
69$23,418,728$9,210,977$6,901,257$21,846,537
70$25,743,586$9,598,462$7,068,597$23,889,580
71$28,303,568$10,002,923$7,239,532$26,134,827
72$31,122,594$10,425,128$7,414,118$28,602,686
73$34,227,020$10,865,881$7,592,412$31,315,637
74$37,645,890$11,326,023$7,774,472$34,298,445
75$41,411,208$11,806,436$7,960,354$37,578,394
76$45,558,240$12,308,040$8,150,115$41,185,539
77$50,125,846$12,831,799$8,343,809$45,152,993
78$55,156,849$13,378,724$8,541,494$49,517,235
79$60,698,436$13,949,871$8,743,223$54,318,457
80$66,802,607$14,546,344$8,949,050$59,600,938
81$73,526,660$15,169,302$9,159,031$65,413,463
82$80,933,738$15,819,956$9,373,217$71,809,780
83$89,093,419$16,499,574$9,591,659$78,849,109
84$98,082,378$17,209,483$9,814,410$86,596,697
85$107,985,105$17,951,073$10,041,517$95,124,433
86$118,894,708$18,725,797$10,273,030$104,511,526
87$130,913,786$19,535,180$10,508,995$114,845,250
88$144,155,403$20,380,814$10,749,457$126,221,763
89$158,744,150$21,264,370$10,994,460$138,747,020
90$174,817,323$22,187,594$11,244,044$152,537,765
91$192,526,220$23,152,316$11,498,250$167,722,633
92$212,037,567$24,160,452$11,757,113$184,443,365
93$233,535,091$25,214,006$12,020,669$202,856,137
94$257,221,259$26,315,081$12,288,950$223,133,040
95$283,319,181$27,465,874$12,561,983$245,463,697
96$312,074,724$28,668,688$12,839,797$270,057,051
97$343,758,828$29,925,936$13,122,412$297,143,337
98$378,670,063$31,240,142$13,409,847$326,976,252
99$417,137,452$32,613,951$13,702,119$359,835,345
100$459,523,569$34,050,132$13,999,238$396,028,657