Can I retire at age 52 with 1,470,000?

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 $1,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$121,391$120,310$119,255$118,225$117,220$114,108
2 years$60,095$58,975$57,891$56,839$55,819$52,706
3 years$39,665$38,541$37,459$36,417$35,414$32,397
4 years$29,452$28,332$27,261$26,237$25,257$22,359
5 years$23,326$22,212$21,155$20,152$19,200$16,429
6 years$19,244$18,138$17,097$16,116$15,193$12,551
7 years$16,329$15,232$14,207$13,250$12,356$9,844
8 years$14,143$13,057$12,049$11,115$10,250$7,867
9 years$12,444$11,368$10,378$9,467$8,632$6,376
10 years$11,086$10,021$9,048$8,161$7,355$5,222
11 years$9,976$8,921$7,965$7,103$6,326$4,313
12 years$9,051$8,007$7,069$6,230$5,482$3,586
13 years$8,269$7,236$6,316$5,500$4,780$2,997
14 years$7,599$6,577$5,675$4,882$4,190$2,516
15 years$7,020$6,008$5,124$4,354$3,689$2,120
16 years$6,513$5,513$4,645$3,899$3,261$1,791
17 years$6,066$5,077$4,227$3,503$2,891$1,517
18 years$5,669$4,691$3,859$3,157$2,571$1,287
19 years$5,315$4,348$3,532$2,852$2,291$1,094
20 years$4,996$4,040$3,242$2,583$2,047$932
21 years$4,708$3,763$2,982$2,345$1,831$794
22 years$4,447$3,513$2,748$2,132$1,642$678
23 years$4,208$3,286$2,538$1,942$1,474$579
24 years$3,990$3,078$2,347$1,771$1,325$495
25 years$3,790$2,889$2,174$1,617$1,192$423
26 years$3,605$2,715$2,016$1,479$1,074$362
27 years$3,435$2,555$1,872$1,353$968$310
28 years$3,276$2,408$1,740$1,240$873$265
29 years$3,129$2,271$1,619$1,137$789$227
30 years$2,992$2,145$1,508$1,044$713$195
31 years$2,864$2,028$1,406$958$644$167
32 years$2,745$1,919$1,312$881$583$143
33 years$2,633$1,817$1,225$810$527$123
34 years$2,527$1,722$1,145$745$478$105
35 years$2,428$1,633$1,070$686$433$90
36 years$2,335$1,550$1,001$632$392$77
37 years$2,247$1,473$937$582$355$66
38 years$2,163$1,399$877$537$322$57
39 years$2,084$1,331$822$495$292$49
40 years$2,010$1,266$771$456$265$42
41 years$1,939$1,205$723$421$240$36
42 years$1,872$1,148$678$389$218$31
43 years$1,808$1,094$636$359$198$27
44 years$1,747$1,042$597$331$180$23
45 years$1,689$994$561$306$163$20
46 years$1,633$948$526$283$148$17
47 years$1,580$905$495$261$134$14
48 years$1,530$864$465$241$122$12
49 years$1,481$825$437$223$111$11
50 years$1,435$788$411$206$101$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,470,000, adding $2,659 every year, while hoping to spend $24,679 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: 65/17/18 Blend
51$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000
52$1,622,683$1,544,773$1,521,988$1,720,721
53$1,761,938$1,594,208$1,546,716$1,836,225
54$1,914,570$1,645,239$1,571,446$1,959,323
55$2,081,918$1,697,917$1,596,151$2,093,253
56$2,265,455$1,752,297$1,620,803$2,239,075
57$2,466,805$1,808,433$1,645,373$2,397,957
58$2,687,756$1,866,383$1,669,831$2,571,184
59$2,930,279$1,926,207$1,694,141$2,760,171
60$3,196,542$1,987,966$1,718,270$2,966,478
61$3,488,937$2,051,724$1,742,179$3,191,821
62$3,810,095$2,117,546$1,765,829$3,438,090
63$4,162,919$2,185,499$1,789,179$3,707,368
64$4,550,603$2,255,654$1,812,182$4,001,947
65$4,976,667$2,328,084$1,834,792$4,324,353
66$5,444,989$2,402,863$1,856,960$4,677,368
67$5,959,842$2,480,067$1,878,633$5,064,057
68$6,525,934$2,559,778$1,899,755$5,487,796
69$7,148,450$2,642,078$1,920,267$5,952,302
70$7,833,104$2,727,052$1,940,108$6,461,674
71$8,586,191$2,814,788$1,959,213$7,020,423
72$9,414,647$2,905,378$1,977,511$7,633,522
73$10,326,115$2,998,915$1,994,932$8,306,449
74$11,329,015$3,095,498$2,011,398$9,045,237
75$12,432,624$3,195,227$2,026,830$9,856,535
76$13,647,165$3,298,206$2,041,142$10,747,669
77$14,983,901$3,404,544$2,054,245$11,726,710
78$16,455,243$3,514,350$2,066,046$12,802,550
79$18,074,866$3,627,741$2,076,447$13,984,987
80$19,857,838$3,744,836$2,085,343$15,284,815
81$21,820,762$3,865,758$2,092,626$16,713,931
82$23,981,933$3,990,633$2,098,183$18,285,439
83$26,361,510$4,119,594$2,101,892$20,013,782
84$28,981,707$4,252,777$2,103,628$21,914,872
85$31,867,000$4,390,323$2,103,259$24,006,242
86$35,044,362$4,532,377$2,100,647$26,307,213
87$38,543,514$4,679,089$2,095,645$28,839,073
88$42,397,204$4,830,617$2,088,101$31,625,282
89$46,641,522$4,987,120$2,077,855$34,691,687
90$51,316,234$5,148,766$2,064,740$38,066,774
91$56,465,161$5,315,726$2,048,580$41,781,928
92$62,136,590$5,488,180$2,029,190$45,871,736
93$68,383,733$5,666,311$2,006,379$50,374,311
94$75,265,224$5,850,311$1,979,943$55,331,649
95$82,845,678$6,040,377$1,949,672$60,790,029
96$91,196,295$6,236,713$1,915,344$66,800,448
97$100,395,536$6,439,531$1,876,727$73,419,102
98$110,529,863$6,649,050$1,833,579$80,707,918
99$121,694,551$6,865,495$1,785,646$88,735,135
100$133,994,592$7,089,102$1,732,662$97,575,952