Can I retire at age 52 with 11,700,000?

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 $11,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$966,175$957,569$949,172$940,977$932,974$917,141
2 years$478,304$469,397$460,763$452,393$444,274$428,370
3 years$315,702$306,756$298,144$289,852$281,865$266,388
4 years$234,417$225,498$216,973$208,822$201,029$186,096
5 years$185,659$176,793$168,380$160,396$152,819$138,474
6 years$153,164$144,365$136,076$128,270$120,920$107,179
7 years$129,962$121,237$113,080$105,458$98,341$85,207
8 years$112,569$103,923$95,901$88,466$81,583$69,055
9 years$99,048$90,484$82,599$75,353$68,705$56,775
10 years$88,237$79,757$72,012$64,955$58,540$47,198
11 years$79,398$71,003$63,398$56,530$50,346$39,580
12 years$72,038$63,728$56,264$49,585$43,629$33,425
13 years$65,814$57,592$50,268$43,776$38,045$28,388
14 years$60,484$52,349$45,166$38,859$33,350$24,223
15 years$55,870$47,822$40,779$34,656$29,364$20,749
16 years$51,835$43,876$36,972$31,030$25,952$17,831
17 years$48,280$40,408$33,643$27,881$23,011$15,366
18 years$45,122$37,339$30,712$25,126$20,460$13,272
19 years$42,301$34,605$28,115$22,704$18,237$11,486
20 years$39,765$32,157$25,803$20,562$16,289$9,958
21 years$37,473$29,953$23,734$18,662$14,577$8,645
22 years$35,392$27,960$21,874$16,968$13,066$7,515
23 years$33,495$26,150$20,197$15,453$11,729$6,539
24 years$31,759$24,501$18,679$14,094$10,542$5,695
25 years$30,164$22,993$17,300$12,871$9,487$4,964
26 years$28,695$21,610$16,045$11,769$8,545$4,330
27 years$27,336$20,337$14,899$10,772$7,704$3,780
28 years$26,077$19,164$13,851$9,870$6,952$3,301
29 years$24,906$18,079$12,889$9,051$6,277$2,884
30 years$23,816$17,074$12,006$8,306$5,672$2,520
31 years$22,798$16,140$11,193$7,629$5,128$2,204
32 years$21,846$15,272$10,443$7,011$4,638$1,927
33 years$20,953$14,463$9,751$6,447$4,198$1,686
34 years$20,114$13,707$9,111$5,932$3,801$1,475
35 years$19,326$13,001$8,518$5,461$3,442$1,291
36 years$18,582$12,340$7,968$5,029$3,119$1,130
37 years$17,881$11,720$7,458$4,634$2,827$989
38 years$17,218$11,138$6,984$4,271$2,563$866
39 years$16,590$10,592$6,543$3,938$2,324$759
40 years$15,996$10,077$6,133$3,632$2,108$664
41 years$15,432$9,592$5,751$3,351$1,912$582
42 years$14,896$9,135$5,395$3,093$1,735$510
43 years$14,386$8,704$5,062$2,855$1,575$447
44 years$13,901$8,297$4,752$2,636$1,430$391
45 years$13,439$7,912$4,462$2,435$1,298$343
46 years$12,998$7,548$4,190$2,249$1,178$300
47 years$12,578$7,203$3,937$2,078$1,070$263
48 years$12,176$6,876$3,700$1,920$972$231
49 years$11,791$6,566$3,477$1,774$883$202
50 years$11,423$6,272$3,269$1,640$802$177

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $11,700,000, adding $3,263 every year, while hoping to spend $51,775 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: 40/50/10 Blend
51$11,700,000$11,700,000$11,700,000$11,700,000
52$12,896,766$12,276,666$12,095,316$13,373,825
53$14,157,148$12,823,134$12,445,421$14,256,221
54$15,544,353$13,394,644$12,805,519$15,204,793
55$17,071,264$13,992,368$13,175,890$16,229,762
56$18,752,073$14,617,535$13,556,823$17,338,059
57$20,602,420$15,271,430$13,948,612$18,537,282
58$22,639,538$15,955,401$14,351,562$19,835,767
59$24,882,416$16,670,861$14,765,984$21,242,655
60$27,351,978$17,419,288$15,192,200$22,767,981
61$30,071,278$18,202,232$15,630,537$24,422,753
62$33,065,723$19,021,316$16,081,335$26,219,056
63$36,363,308$19,878,241$16,544,940$28,170,160
64$39,994,880$20,774,789$17,021,710$30,290,633
65$43,994,431$21,712,828$17,512,011$32,596,477
66$48,399,419$22,694,312$18,016,220$35,105,267
67$53,251,119$23,721,293$18,534,722$37,836,313
68$58,595,014$24,795,916$19,067,916$40,810,831
69$64,481,222$25,920,434$19,616,208$44,052,137
70$70,964,974$27,097,202$20,180,018$47,585,855
71$78,107,128$28,328,692$20,759,776$51,440,153
72$85,974,750$29,617,492$21,355,922$55,645,996
73$94,641,740$30,966,315$21,968,912$60,237,430
74$104,189,537$32,378,004$22,599,210$65,251,893
75$114,707,881$33,855,538$23,247,295$70,730,554
76$126,295,663$35,402,037$23,913,657$76,718,691
77$139,061,858$37,020,774$24,598,802$83,266,110
78$153,126,551$38,715,175$25,303,246$90,427,595
79$168,622,076$40,488,835$26,027,520$98,263,419
80$185,694,257$42,345,517$26,772,172$106,839,893
81$204,503,791$44,289,168$27,537,760$116,229,980
82$225,227,763$46,323,923$28,324,860$126,513,966
83$248,061,315$48,454,114$29,134,062$137,780,205
84$273,219,488$50,684,286$29,965,973$150,125,933
85$300,939,257$53,019,197$30,821,214$163,658,169
86$331,481,761$55,463,837$31,700,425$178,494,706
87$365,134,771$58,023,436$32,604,260$194,765,205
88$402,215,408$60,703,474$33,533,392$212,612,397
89$443,073,131$63,509,696$34,488,512$232,193,409
90$488,093,042$66,448,122$35,470,329$253,681,226
91$537,699,517$69,525,065$36,479,570$277,266,297
92$592,360,214$72,747,140$37,516,982$303,158,314
93$652,590,485$76,121,279$38,583,330$331,588,160
94$718,958,245$79,654,751$39,679,401$362,810,065
95$792,089,326$83,355,175$40,806,002$397,103,977
96$872,673,395$87,230,535$41,963,960$434,778,174
97$961,470,453$91,289,204$43,154,125$476,172,145
98$1,059,318,019$95,539,955$44,377,368$521,659,759
99$1,167,139,031$99,991,986$45,634,583$571,652,766
100$1,285,950,559$104,654,940$46,926,689$626,604,642