Can I retire at age 52 with 5,900,000?

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 $5,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$487,216$482,877$478,642$474,510$470,474$452,702
2 years$241,196$236,704$232,351$228,130$224,035$206,336
3 years$159,200$154,689$150,346$146,165$142,137$125,068
4 years$118,210$113,713$109,414$105,304$101,373$85,065
5 years$93,623$89,152$84,909$80,883$77,063$61,556
6 years$77,236$72,799$68,619$64,683$60,977$46,284
7 years$65,536$61,137$57,023$53,179$49,591$35,706
8 years$56,765$52,406$48,360$44,611$41,140$28,052
9 years$49,947$45,628$41,653$37,999$34,646$22,335
10 years$44,496$40,219$36,314$32,755$29,520$17,964
11 years$40,038$35,805$31,970$28,507$25,388$14,561
12 years$36,327$32,136$28,373$25,004$22,001$11,875
13 years$33,188$29,042$25,349$22,075$19,185$9,732
14 years$30,501$26,398$22,776$19,596$16,818$8,007
15 years$28,174$24,115$20,564$17,476$14,808$6,608
16 years$26,139$22,125$18,644$15,648$13,087$5,467
17 years$24,346$20,377$16,965$14,059$11,604$4,533
18 years$22,754$18,829$15,487$12,670$10,318$3,765
19 years$21,331$17,450$14,178$11,449$9,196$3,131
20 years$20,052$16,216$13,012$10,369$8,214$2,608
21 years$18,897$15,104$11,968$9,411$7,351$2,173
22 years$17,847$14,099$11,031$8,556$6,589$1,813
23 years$16,891$13,187$10,185$7,792$5,915$1,513
24 years$16,015$12,355$9,419$7,107$5,316$1,264
25 years$15,211$11,595$8,724$6,491$4,784$1,056
26 years$14,470$10,897$8,091$5,935$4,309$883
27 years$13,785$10,256$7,513$5,432$3,885$738
28 years$13,150$9,664$6,985$4,977$3,506$617
29 years$12,560$9,117$6,500$4,564$3,165$516
30 years$12,010$8,610$6,054$4,189$2,860$432
31 years$11,497$8,139$5,644$3,847$2,586$362
32 years$11,016$7,701$5,266$3,535$2,339$303
33 years$10,566$7,293$4,917$3,251$2,117$253
34 years$10,143$6,912$4,594$2,991$1,917$212
35 years$9,745$6,556$4,295$2,754$1,736$178
36 years$9,371$6,223$4,018$2,536$1,573$149
37 years$9,017$5,910$3,761$2,337$1,426$124
38 years$8,682$5,617$3,522$2,154$1,292$104
39 years$8,366$5,341$3,300$1,986$1,172$87
40 years$8,066$5,082$3,093$1,832$1,063$73
41 years$7,782$4,837$2,900$1,690$964$61
42 years$7,512$4,607$2,720$1,560$875$51
43 years$7,255$4,389$2,553$1,440$794$43
44 years$7,010$4,184$2,396$1,329$721$36
45 years$6,777$3,990$2,250$1,228$654$30
46 years$6,555$3,806$2,113$1,134$594$25
47 years$6,343$3,632$1,985$1,048$540$21
48 years$6,140$3,467$1,866$968$490$18
49 years$5,946$3,311$1,754$895$445$15
50 years$5,760$3,163$1,649$827$404$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $5,900,000, adding $2,394 every year, while hoping to spend $43,112 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: 77/9/14 Blend
51$5,900,000$5,900,000$5,900,000$5,900,000
52$6,504,269$6,191,569$6,100,119$6,986,089
53$7,121,834$6,449,085$6,258,603$7,561,597
54$7,800,945$6,717,775$6,420,950$8,186,833
55$8,547,836$6,998,140$6,587,246$8,871,261
56$9,369,371$7,290,705$6,757,575$9,620,767
57$10,273,118$7,596,020$6,932,024$10,441,837
58$11,267,410$7,914,660$7,110,682$11,341,610
59$12,361,434$8,247,226$7,293,637$12,327,950
60$13,565,307$8,594,347$7,480,981$13,409,516
61$14,890,180$8,956,681$7,672,805$14,595,844
62$16,348,338$9,334,919$7,869,204$15,897,438
63$17,953,319$9,729,780$8,070,272$17,325,867
64$19,720,037$10,142,018$8,276,106$18,893,872
65$21,664,927$10,572,424$8,486,803$20,615,488
66$23,806,101$11,021,823$8,702,461$22,506,175
67$26,163,511$11,491,081$8,923,182$24,582,960
68$28,759,147$11,981,102$9,149,066$26,864,602
69$31,617,236$12,492,832$9,380,216$29,371,765
70$34,764,478$13,027,264$9,616,737$32,127,211
71$38,230,290$13,585,436$9,858,733$35,156,017
72$42,047,090$14,168,432$10,106,311$38,485,808
73$46,250,599$14,777,391$10,359,578$42,147,019
74$50,880,178$15,413,502$10,618,642$46,173,177
75$55,979,204$16,078,011$10,883,614$50,601,222
76$61,595,471$16,772,222$11,154,604$55,471,850
77$67,781,649$17,497,500$11,431,723$60,829,898
78$74,595,775$18,255,276$11,715,083$66,724,764
79$82,101,805$19,047,045$12,004,799$73,210,876
80$90,370,214$19,874,375$12,300,985$80,348,198
81$99,478,661$20,738,905$12,603,754$88,202,801
82$109,512,728$21,642,355$12,913,222$96,847,481
83$120,566,717$22,586,521$13,229,506$106,362,446
84$132,744,549$23,573,288$13,552,722$116,836,072
85$146,160,741$24,604,627$13,882,986$128,365,733
86$160,941,487$25,682,603$14,220,416$141,058,723
87$177,225,847$26,809,380$14,565,129$155,033,262
88$195,167,065$27,987,220$14,917,242$170,419,614
89$214,934,008$29,218,497$15,276,872$187,361,311
90$236,712,767$30,505,693$15,644,137$206,016,509
91$260,708,407$31,851,410$16,019,154$226,559,479
92$287,146,907$33,258,372$16,402,038$249,182,246
93$316,277,291$34,729,431$16,792,905$274,096,403
94$348,373,977$36,267,576$17,191,871$301,535,106
95$383,739,373$37,875,937$17,599,048$331,755,270
96$422,706,723$39,557,792$18,014,550$365,039,994
97$465,643,260$41,316,575$18,438,489$401,701,230
98$512,953,668$43,155,883$18,870,973$442,082,724
99$565,083,903$45,079,482$19,312,112$486,563,261
100$622,525,405$47,091,320$19,762,012$535,560,234