Can I retire at age 52 with 1,320,000?

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 $1,320,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$109,004$108,033$107,086$106,161$105,259$102,423
2 years$53,963$52,958$51,984$51,039$50,123$47,287
3 years$35,618$34,608$33,637$32,701$31,800$29,052
4 years$26,447$25,441$24,479$23,559$22,680$20,041
5 years$20,946$19,946$18,997$18,096$17,241$14,718
6 years$17,280$16,287$15,352$14,471$13,642$11,238
7 years$14,662$13,678$12,758$11,898$11,095$8,809
8 years$12,700$11,725$10,820$9,981$9,204$7,036
9 years$11,175$10,208$9,319$8,501$7,751$5,698
10 years$9,955$8,998$8,124$7,328$6,604$4,665
11 years$8,958$8,011$7,153$6,378$5,680$3,850
12 years$8,127$7,190$6,348$5,594$4,922$3,199
13 years$7,425$6,498$5,671$4,939$4,292$2,672
14 years$6,824$5,906$5,096$4,384$3,763$2,241
15 years$6,303$5,395$4,601$3,910$3,313$1,887
16 years$5,848$4,950$4,171$3,501$2,928$1,593
17 years$5,447$4,559$3,796$3,146$2,596$1,348
18 years$5,091$4,213$3,465$2,835$2,308$1,143
19 years$4,772$3,904$3,172$2,561$2,057$971
20 years$4,486$3,628$2,911$2,320$1,838$826
21 years$4,228$3,379$2,678$2,105$1,645$704
22 years$3,993$3,154$2,468$1,914$1,474$600
23 years$3,779$2,950$2,279$1,743$1,323$512
24 years$3,583$2,764$2,107$1,590$1,189$437
25 years$3,403$2,594$1,952$1,452$1,070$374
26 years$3,237$2,438$1,810$1,328$964$319
27 years$3,084$2,294$1,681$1,215$869$273
28 years$2,942$2,162$1,563$1,114$784$234
29 years$2,810$2,040$1,454$1,021$708$200
30 years$2,687$1,926$1,355$937$640$171
31 years$2,572$1,821$1,263$861$579$147
32 years$2,465$1,723$1,178$791$523$126
33 years$2,364$1,632$1,100$727$474$108
34 years$2,269$1,546$1,028$669$429$92
35 years$2,180$1,467$961$616$388$79
36 years$2,096$1,392$899$567$352$68
37 years$2,017$1,322$841$523$319$58
38 years$1,943$1,257$788$482$289$50
39 years$1,872$1,195$738$444$262$43
40 years$1,805$1,137$692$410$238$37
41 years$1,741$1,082$649$378$216$31
42 years$1,681$1,031$609$349$196$27
43 years$1,623$982$571$322$178$23
44 years$1,568$936$536$297$161$20
45 years$1,516$893$503$275$146$17
46 years$1,466$852$473$254$133$15
47 years$1,419$813$444$234$121$12
48 years$1,374$776$417$217$110$11
49 years$1,330$741$392$200$100$9
50 years$1,289$708$369$185$90$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,320,000, adding $4,205 every year, while hoping to spend $28,149 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: 34/39/27 Blend
51$1,320,000$1,320,000$1,320,000$1,320,000
52$1,458,977$1,389,017$1,368,557$1,496,527
53$1,577,843$1,427,129$1,384,454$1,563,246
54$1,707,889$1,466,165$1,399,939$1,632,322
55$1,850,227$1,506,140$1,414,970$1,706,263
56$2,006,079$1,547,070$1,429,501$1,785,520
57$2,176,793$1,588,970$1,443,483$1,870,592
58$2,363,852$1,631,855$1,456,866$1,962,025
59$2,568,889$1,675,741$1,469,595$2,060,423
60$2,793,703$1,720,640$1,481,614$2,166,451
61$3,040,277$1,766,566$1,492,864$2,280,839
62$3,310,791$1,813,535$1,503,281$2,404,393
63$3,607,651$1,861,557$1,512,800$2,538,002
64$3,933,504$1,910,646$1,521,352$2,682,643
65$4,291,268$1,960,814$1,528,863$2,839,393
66$4,684,154$2,012,070$1,535,257$3,009,439
67$5,115,703$2,064,427$1,540,453$3,194,090
68$5,589,813$2,117,892$1,544,367$3,394,787
69$6,110,780$2,172,475$1,546,909$3,613,117
70$6,683,337$2,228,183$1,547,987$3,850,831
71$7,312,695$2,285,023$1,547,503$4,109,858
72$8,004,600$2,342,998$1,545,354$4,392,323
73$8,765,378$2,402,114$1,541,432$4,700,569
74$9,602,001$2,462,372$1,535,625$5,037,177
75$10,522,150$2,523,774$1,527,814$5,404,992
76$11,534,288$2,586,317$1,517,874$5,807,151
77$12,647,738$2,650,000$1,505,676$6,247,109
78$13,872,775$2,714,817$1,491,083$6,728,676
79$15,220,717$2,780,762$1,473,953$7,256,050
80$16,704,035$2,847,825$1,454,136$7,833,859
81$18,336,473$2,915,994$1,431,476$8,467,203
82$20,133,171$2,985,256$1,405,808$9,161,704
83$22,110,813$3,055,592$1,376,961$9,923,559
84$24,287,782$3,126,982$1,344,756$10,759,596
85$26,684,335$3,199,404$1,309,004$11,677,343
86$29,322,791$3,272,828$1,269,510$12,685,097
87$32,227,744$3,347,225$1,226,066$13,792,004
88$35,426,294$3,422,559$1,178,460$15,008,143
89$38,948,303$3,498,791$1,126,465$16,344,623
90$42,826,675$3,575,878$1,069,847$17,813,690
91$47,097,669$3,653,769$1,008,360$19,428,842
92$51,801,239$3,732,411$941,748$21,204,953
93$56,981,411$3,811,744$869,741$23,158,421
94$62,686,698$3,891,703$792,061$25,307,319
95$68,970,559$3,972,215$708,413$27,671,564
96$75,891,904$4,053,201$618,493$30,273,112
97$83,515,645$4,134,575$521,980$33,136,160
98$91,913,316$4,216,244$418,541$36,287,379
99$101,163,740$4,298,106$307,828$39,756,164
100$111,353,778$4,380,049$189,476$43,574,913