Can I retire at age 52 with 1,560,000?

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 $1,560,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$128,823$127,676$126,556$125,464$124,397$119,745
2 years$63,774$62,586$61,435$60,319$59,236$54,603
3 years$42,094$40,901$39,753$38,647$37,582$33,113
4 years$31,256$30,066$28,930$27,843$26,804$22,533
5 years$24,754$23,572$22,451$21,386$20,376$16,314
6 years$20,422$19,249$18,143$17,103$16,123$12,273
7 years$17,328$16,165$15,077$14,061$13,112$9,474
8 years$15,009$13,856$12,787$11,795$10,878$7,447
9 years$13,206$12,064$11,013$10,047$9,161$5,933
10 years$11,765$10,634$9,602$8,661$7,805$4,775
11 years$10,586$9,467$8,453$7,537$6,713$3,873
12 years$9,605$8,497$7,502$6,611$5,817$3,161
13 years$8,775$7,679$6,702$5,837$5,073$2,592
14 years$8,065$6,980$6,022$5,181$4,447$2,134
15 years$7,449$6,376$5,437$4,621$3,915$1,762
16 years$6,911$5,850$4,930$4,137$3,460$1,459
17 years$6,437$5,388$4,486$3,717$3,068$1,211
18 years$6,016$4,979$4,095$3,350$2,728$1,006
19 years$5,640$4,614$3,749$3,027$2,432$838
20 years$5,302$4,288$3,440$2,742$2,172$698
21 years$4,996$3,994$3,164$2,488$1,944$582
22 years$4,719$3,728$2,917$2,262$1,742$486
23 years$4,466$3,487$2,693$2,060$1,564$406
24 years$4,235$3,267$2,491$1,879$1,406$339
25 years$4,022$3,066$2,307$1,716$1,265$284
26 years$3,826$2,881$2,139$1,569$1,139$237
27 years$3,645$2,712$1,987$1,436$1,027$199
28 years$3,477$2,555$1,847$1,316$927$166
29 years$3,321$2,411$1,719$1,207$837$139
30 years$3,175$2,276$1,601$1,108$756$117
31 years$3,040$2,152$1,492$1,017$684$98
32 years$2,913$2,036$1,392$935$618$82
33 years$2,794$1,928$1,300$860$560$69
34 years$2,682$1,828$1,215$791$507$57
35 years$2,577$1,733$1,136$728$459$48
36 years$2,478$1,645$1,062$671$416$40
37 years$2,384$1,563$994$618$377$34
38 years$2,296$1,485$931$569$342$28
39 years$2,212$1,412$872$525$310$24
40 years$2,133$1,344$818$484$281$20
41 years$2,058$1,279$767$447$255$17
42 years$1,986$1,218$719$412$231$14
43 years$1,918$1,161$675$381$210$12
44 years$1,854$1,106$634$351$191$10
45 years$1,792$1,055$595$325$173$8
46 years$1,733$1,006$559$300$157$7
47 years$1,677$960$525$277$143$6
48 years$1,623$917$493$256$130$5
49 years$1,572$875$464$237$118$4
50 years$1,523$836$436$219$107$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,560,000, adding $6,812 every year, while hoping to spend $25,514 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: 52/18/30 Blend
51$1,560,000$1,560,000$1,560,000$1,560,000
52$1,726,147$1,643,467$1,619,287$1,801,025
53$1,875,067$1,696,850$1,646,386$1,907,302
54$2,038,322$1,751,994$1,673,538$2,019,745
55$2,217,347$1,808,957$1,700,718$2,141,580
56$2,413,722$1,867,803$1,727,898$2,273,715
57$2,629,190$1,928,593$1,755,050$2,417,151
58$2,865,667$1,991,393$1,782,144$2,572,990
59$3,125,266$2,056,273$1,809,147$2,742,445
60$3,410,314$2,123,301$1,836,025$2,926,853
61$3,723,375$2,192,552$1,862,740$3,127,685
62$4,067,272$2,264,100$1,889,255$3,346,561
63$4,445,116$2,338,023$1,915,527$3,585,266
64$4,860,334$2,414,402$1,941,514$3,845,766
65$5,316,702$2,493,321$1,967,168$4,130,225
66$5,818,378$2,574,867$1,992,441$4,441,028
67$6,369,946$2,659,128$2,017,281$4,780,802
68$6,976,453$2,746,199$2,041,632$5,152,441
69$7,643,463$2,836,174$2,065,438$5,559,132
70$8,377,103$2,929,153$2,088,637$6,004,387
71$9,184,126$3,025,239$2,111,165$6,492,075
72$10,071,970$3,124,540$2,132,952$7,026,458
73$11,048,833$3,227,164$2,153,928$7,612,232
74$12,123,746$3,333,227$2,174,017$8,254,569
75$13,306,660$3,442,847$2,193,138$8,959,171
76$14,608,539$3,556,147$2,211,209$9,732,318
77$16,041,465$3,673,253$2,228,139$10,580,929
78$17,618,749$3,794,297$2,243,836$11,512,628
79$19,355,060$3,919,416$2,258,203$12,535,816
80$21,266,559$4,048,750$2,271,136$13,659,750
81$23,371,055$4,182,446$2,282,526$14,894,628
82$25,688,172$4,320,655$2,292,260$16,251,690
83$28,239,533$4,463,535$2,300,218$17,743,319
84$31,048,965$4,611,247$2,306,275$19,383,161
85$34,142,722$4,763,961$2,310,298$21,186,251
86$37,549,735$4,921,851$2,312,148$23,169,158
87$41,301,884$5,085,098$2,311,681$25,350,140
88$45,434,298$5,253,889$2,308,744$27,749,316
89$49,985,686$5,428,419$2,303,177$30,388,854
90$54,998,704$5,608,890$2,294,811$33,293,184
91$60,520,355$5,795,509$2,283,471$36,489,226
92$66,602,437$5,988,494$2,268,972$40,006,646
93$73,302,024$6,188,069$2,251,122$43,878,133
94$80,682,013$6,394,467$2,229,716$48,139,709
95$88,811,710$6,607,928$2,204,544$52,831,072
96$97,767,491$6,828,703$2,175,383$57,995,964
97$107,633,517$7,057,051$2,142,000$63,682,591
98$118,502,530$7,293,241$2,104,151$69,944,073
99$130,476,730$7,537,551$2,061,582$76,838,949
100$143,668,737$7,790,272$2,014,026$84,431,727