Can I retire at age 52 with 1,220,000?

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 $1,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$100,746$99,849$98,974$98,119$97,285$95,359
2 years$49,874$48,946$48,045$47,173$46,326$44,394
3 years$32,919$31,987$31,089$30,224$29,391$27,514
4 years$24,443$23,513$22,625$21,775$20,962$19,153
5 years$19,359$18,435$17,558$16,725$15,935$14,199
6 years$15,971$15,053$14,189$13,375$12,609$10,949
7 years$13,552$12,642$11,791$10,996$10,254$8,670
8 years$11,738$10,836$10,000$9,225$8,507$6,998
9 years$10,328$9,435$8,613$7,857$7,164$5,730
10 years$9,201$8,317$7,509$6,773$6,104$4,743
11 years$8,279$7,404$6,611$5,895$5,250$3,960
12 years$7,512$6,645$5,867$5,170$4,549$3,329
13 years$6,863$6,005$5,242$4,565$3,967$2,814
14 years$6,307$5,459$4,710$4,052$3,478$2,390
15 years$5,826$4,987$4,252$3,614$3,062$2,037
16 years$5,405$4,575$3,855$3,236$2,706$1,742
17 years$5,034$4,213$3,508$2,907$2,399$1,494
18 years$4,705$3,893$3,202$2,620$2,133$1,284
19 years$4,411$3,608$2,932$2,367$1,902$1,105
20 years$4,146$3,353$2,691$2,144$1,699$953
21 years$3,907$3,123$2,475$1,946$1,520$823
22 years$3,690$2,915$2,281$1,769$1,362$712
23 years$3,493$2,727$2,106$1,611$1,223$616
24 years$3,312$2,555$1,948$1,470$1,099$533
25 years$3,145$2,398$1,804$1,342$989$462
26 years$2,992$2,253$1,673$1,227$891$401
27 years$2,850$2,121$1,554$1,123$803$348
28 years$2,719$1,998$1,444$1,029$725$302
29 years$2,597$1,885$1,344$944$655$263
30 years$2,483$1,780$1,252$866$591$228
31 years$2,377$1,683$1,167$795$535$198
32 years$2,278$1,592$1,089$731$484$172
33 years$2,185$1,508$1,017$672$438$150
34 years$2,097$1,429$950$619$396$130
35 years$2,015$1,356$888$569$359$114
36 years$1,938$1,287$831$524$325$99
37 years$1,864$1,222$778$483$295$86
38 years$1,795$1,161$728$445$267$75
39 years$1,730$1,104$682$411$242$65
40 years$1,668$1,051$640$379$220$57
41 years$1,609$1,000$600$349$199$49
42 years$1,553$953$563$323$181$43
43 years$1,500$908$528$298$164$37
44 years$1,450$865$495$275$149$33
45 years$1,401$825$465$254$135$28
46 years$1,355$787$437$234$123$25
47 years$1,312$751$411$217$112$22
48 years$1,270$717$386$200$101$19
49 years$1,230$685$363$185$92$16
50 years$1,191$654$341$171$84$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,220,000, adding $4,874 every year, while hoping to spend $33,701 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: 58/19/23 Blend
51$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000
52$1,349,468$1,284,808$1,265,898$1,419,128
53$1,451,256$1,311,905$1,272,447$1,494,259
54$1,562,297$1,339,202$1,278,087$1,572,099
55$1,683,499$1,366,670$1,282,751$1,656,239
56$1,815,861$1,394,283$1,286,369$1,747,295
57$1,960,486$1,422,009$1,288,869$1,845,948
58$2,118,583$1,449,816$1,290,174$1,952,947
59$2,291,487$1,477,665$1,290,203$2,069,118
60$2,480,667$1,505,519$1,288,873$2,195,373
61$2,687,740$1,533,334$1,286,095$2,332,716
62$2,914,486$1,561,065$1,281,776$2,482,254
63$3,162,868$1,588,661$1,275,820$2,645,208
64$3,435,044$1,616,069$1,268,124$2,822,923
65$3,733,393$1,643,231$1,258,581$3,016,882
66$4,060,536$1,670,086$1,247,080$3,228,722
67$4,419,356$1,696,566$1,233,502$3,460,245
68$4,813,033$1,722,600$1,217,727$3,713,439
69$5,245,066$1,748,111$1,199,624$3,990,495
70$5,719,311$1,773,016$1,179,060$4,293,831
71$6,240,015$1,797,229$1,155,893$4,626,109
72$6,811,857$1,820,654$1,129,976$4,990,266
73$7,439,991$1,843,190$1,101,155$5,389,540
74$8,130,095$1,864,731$1,069,268$5,827,500
75$8,888,422$1,885,161$1,034,147$6,308,081
76$9,721,864$1,904,357$995,614$6,835,621
77$10,638,013$1,922,188$953,485$7,414,901
78$11,645,230$1,938,516$907,567$8,051,195
79$12,752,732$1,953,191$857,658$8,750,314
80$13,970,668$1,966,056$803,548$9,518,665
81$15,310,225$1,976,941$745,015$10,363,311
82$16,783,725$1,985,668$681,830$11,292,038
83$18,404,745$1,992,046$613,751$12,313,429
84$20,188,245$1,995,872$540,528$13,436,946
85$22,150,708$1,996,932$461,898$14,673,020
86$24,310,295$1,994,996$377,587$16,033,146
87$26,687,017$1,989,823$287,307$17,530,000
88$29,302,922$1,981,154$190,762$19,177,552
89$32,182,305$1,968,715$87,637$20,991,201
90$35,351,936$1,952,217$0$22,987,922
91$38,841,310$1,931,353$0$25,191,928
92$42,682,930$1,905,796$0$27,641,651
93$46,912,609$1,875,200$0$30,338,383
94$51,569,810$1,839,200$0$33,307,273
95$56,698,017$1,797,407$0$36,576,038
96$62,345,146$1,749,411$0$40,175,220
97$68,563,996$1,694,778$0$44,138,479
98$75,412,748$1,633,046$0$48,502,909
99$82,955,512$1,563,728$0$53,309,389
100$91,262,933$1,486,310$0$58,602,971