Can I retire at age 52 with 1,680,000?

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 $1,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$138,733$137,497$136,291$135,115$133,966$132,018
2 years$68,680$67,401$66,161$64,959$63,793$61,835
3 years$45,332$44,047$42,810$41,620$40,473$38,565
4 years$33,660$32,379$31,155$29,985$28,866$27,023
5 years$26,659$25,386$24,178$23,031$21,943$20,171
6 years$21,993$20,729$19,539$18,418$17,363$15,663
7 years$18,661$17,408$16,237$15,143$14,121$12,494
8 years$16,164$14,922$13,770$12,703$11,714$10,161
9 years$14,222$12,993$11,860$10,820$9,865$8,384
10 years$12,670$11,452$10,340$9,327$8,406$6,995
11 years$11,401$10,195$9,103$8,117$7,229$5,888
12 years$10,344$9,151$8,079$7,120$6,265$4,992
13 years$9,450$8,270$7,218$6,286$5,463$4,256
14 years$8,685$7,517$6,485$5,580$4,789$3,646
15 years$8,022$6,867$5,855$4,976$4,216$3,136
16 years$7,443$6,300$5,309$4,456$3,726$2,707
17 years$6,932$5,802$4,831$4,003$3,304$2,342
18 years$6,479$5,361$4,410$3,608$2,938$2,032
19 years$6,074$4,969$4,037$3,260$2,619$1,766
20 years$5,710$4,617$3,705$2,953$2,339$1,538
21 years$5,381$4,301$3,408$2,680$2,093$1,341
22 years$5,082$4,015$3,141$2,436$1,876$1,171
23 years$4,810$3,755$2,900$2,219$1,684$1,024
24 years$4,560$3,518$2,682$2,024$1,514$896
25 years$4,331$3,302$2,484$1,848$1,362$785
26 years$4,120$3,103$2,304$1,690$1,227$688
27 years$3,925$2,920$2,139$1,547$1,106$603
28 years$3,744$2,752$1,989$1,417$998$529
29 years$3,576$2,596$1,851$1,300$901$465
30 years$3,420$2,452$1,724$1,193$814$408
31 years$3,274$2,318$1,607$1,095$736$359
32 years$3,137$2,193$1,500$1,007$666$315
33 years$3,009$2,077$1,400$926$603$277
34 years$2,888$1,968$1,308$852$546$244
35 years$2,775$1,867$1,223$784$494$214
36 years$2,668$1,772$1,144$722$448$189
37 years$2,567$1,683$1,071$665$406$166
38 years$2,472$1,599$1,003$613$368$146
39 years$2,382$1,521$940$565$334$129
40 years$2,297$1,447$881$522$303$113
41 years$2,216$1,377$826$481$275$100
42 years$2,139$1,312$775$444$249$88
43 years$2,066$1,250$727$410$226$77
44 years$1,996$1,191$682$379$205$68
45 years$1,930$1,136$641$350$186$60
46 years$1,866$1,084$602$323$169$53
47 years$1,806$1,034$565$298$154$46
48 years$1,748$987$531$276$140$41
49 years$1,693$943$499$255$127$36
50 years$1,640$901$469$235$115$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,680,000, adding $5,250 every year, while hoping to spend $38,268 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: 68/18/14 Blend
51$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000
52$1,856,775$1,767,735$1,741,695$1,976,734
53$2,005,450$1,813,638$1,759,325$2,103,186
54$2,168,006$1,860,506$1,776,263$2,236,406
55$2,345,820$1,908,349$1,792,446$2,381,137
56$2,540,407$1,957,171$1,807,806$2,538,507
57$2,753,434$2,006,977$1,822,272$2,709,755
58$2,986,737$2,057,773$1,835,772$2,896,248
59$3,242,340$2,109,559$1,848,226$3,099,491
60$3,522,469$2,162,338$1,859,552$3,321,141
61$3,829,578$2,216,110$1,869,664$3,563,025
62$4,166,369$2,270,873$1,878,471$3,827,153
63$4,535,816$2,326,623$1,885,878$4,115,741
64$4,941,198$2,383,356$1,891,783$4,431,230
65$5,386,125$2,441,066$1,896,083$4,776,309
66$5,874,574$2,499,742$1,898,666$5,153,940
67$6,410,925$2,559,374$1,899,416$5,567,387
68$7,000,004$2,619,948$1,898,210$6,020,246
69$7,647,126$2,681,447$1,894,923$6,516,480
70$8,358,149$2,743,854$1,889,418$7,060,453
71$9,139,522$2,807,145$1,881,556$7,656,977
72$9,998,355$2,871,296$1,871,189$8,311,350
73$10,942,476$2,936,279$1,858,163$9,029,414
74$11,980,513$3,002,061$1,842,316$9,817,602
75$13,121,969$3,068,606$1,823,478$10,683,007
76$14,377,316$3,135,874$1,801,471$11,633,442
77$15,758,092$3,203,821$1,776,109$12,677,517
78$17,277,006$3,272,397$1,747,198$13,824,720
79$18,948,065$3,341,549$1,714,533$15,085,507
80$20,786,700$3,411,217$1,677,902$16,471,398
81$22,809,912$3,481,335$1,637,080$17,995,091
82$25,036,435$3,551,832$1,591,834$19,670,576
83$27,486,910$3,622,631$1,541,920$21,513,272
84$30,184,082$3,693,647$1,487,082$23,540,169
85$33,153,011$3,764,789$1,427,051$25,769,991
86$36,421,311$3,835,956$1,361,550$28,223,371
87$40,019,408$3,907,041$1,290,285$30,923,048
88$43,980,829$3,977,928$1,212,952$33,894,079
89$48,342,517$4,048,490$1,129,229$37,164,078
90$53,145,181$4,118,593$1,038,785$40,763,477
91$58,433,676$4,188,090$941,271$44,725,812
92$64,257,429$4,256,825$836,322$49,088,038
93$70,670,906$4,324,629$723,558$53,890,884
94$77,734,123$4,391,320$602,582$59,179,233
95$85,513,214$4,456,705$472,978$65,002,545
96$94,081,053$4,520,575$334,315$71,415,329
97$103,517,946$4,582,709$186,140$78,477,655
98$113,912,381$4,642,866$27,980$86,255,719
99$125,361,870$4,700,792$0$94,822,475
100$137,973,865$4,756,216$0$104,279,351