Can I retire at age 52 with 2,400,000?

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 $2,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$198,190$196,424$194,702$193,021$191,379$189,935
2 years$98,114$96,286$94,516$92,799$91,133$89,676
3 years$64,759$62,924$61,158$59,457$57,819$56,395
4 years$48,086$46,256$44,507$42,835$41,237$39,858
5 years$38,084$36,265$34,539$32,902$31,347$30,017
6 years$31,418$29,613$27,913$26,312$24,804$23,523
7 years$26,659$24,869$23,196$21,632$20,172$18,942
8 years$23,091$21,318$19,672$18,147$16,735$15,555
9 years$20,318$18,561$16,943$15,457$14,093$12,964
10 years$18,100$16,360$14,772$13,324$12,008$10,928
11 years$16,287$14,565$13,005$11,596$10,327$9,297
12 years$14,777$13,072$11,541$10,171$8,950$7,967
13 years$13,500$11,814$10,311$8,980$7,804$6,868
14 years$12,407$10,738$9,265$7,971$6,841$5,951
15 years$11,460$9,810$8,365$7,109$6,023$5,178
16 years$10,633$9,000$7,584$6,365$5,324$4,521
17 years$9,904$8,289$6,901$5,719$4,720$3,959
18 years$9,256$7,659$6,300$5,154$4,197$3,477
19 years$8,677$7,099$5,767$4,657$3,741$3,060
20 years$8,157$6,596$5,293$4,218$3,341$2,698
21 years$7,687$6,144$4,868$3,828$2,990$2,383
22 years$7,260$5,735$4,487$3,481$2,680$2,108
23 years$6,871$5,364$4,143$3,170$2,406$1,867
24 years$6,515$5,026$3,832$2,891$2,163$1,655
25 years$6,188$4,717$3,549$2,640$1,946$1,469
26 years$5,886$4,433$3,291$2,414$1,753$1,305
27 years$5,607$4,172$3,056$2,210$1,580$1,160
28 years$5,349$3,931$2,841$2,025$1,426$1,032
29 years$5,109$3,708$2,644$1,857$1,288$919
30 years$4,885$3,502$2,463$1,704$1,163$818
31 years$4,677$3,311$2,296$1,565$1,052$729
32 years$4,481$3,133$2,142$1,438$951$650
33 years$4,298$2,967$2,000$1,323$861$579
34 years$4,126$2,812$1,869$1,217$780$517
35 years$3,964$2,667$1,747$1,120$706$461
36 years$3,812$2,531$1,634$1,032$640$412
37 years$3,668$2,404$1,530$951$580$367
38 years$3,532$2,285$1,433$876$526$328
39 years$3,403$2,173$1,342$808$477$293
40 years$3,281$2,067$1,258$745$432$262
41 years$3,165$1,968$1,180$687$392$234
42 years$3,056$1,874$1,107$634$356$209
43 years$2,951$1,785$1,038$586$323$187
44 years$2,852$1,702$975$541$293$167
45 years$2,757$1,623$915$499$266$149
46 years$2,666$1,548$860$461$242$133
47 years$2,580$1,477$808$426$219$119
48 years$2,498$1,410$759$394$199$106
49 years$2,419$1,347$713$364$181$95
50 years$2,343$1,287$671$336$164$85

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,400,000, adding $5,716 every year, while hoping to spend $40,288 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: 68/25/7 Blend
51$2,400,000$2,400,000$2,400,000$2,400,000
52$2,650,696$2,523,496$2,486,296$2,827,489
53$2,878,201$2,604,281$2,526,721$3,026,176
54$3,127,561$2,687,675$2,567,150$3,237,944
55$3,400,963$2,773,761$2,607,540$3,468,436
56$3,700,815$2,862,630$2,647,847$3,719,476
57$4,029,771$2,954,371$2,688,022$3,993,072
58$4,390,751$3,049,079$2,728,014$4,291,435
59$4,786,974$3,146,850$2,767,769$4,616,997
60$5,221,986$3,247,786$2,807,230$4,972,440
61$5,699,691$3,351,990$2,846,334$5,360,710
62$6,224,391$3,459,570$2,885,019$5,785,056
63$6,800,826$3,570,636$2,923,214$6,249,054
64$7,434,216$3,685,303$2,960,847$6,756,640
65$8,130,313$3,803,689$2,997,842$7,312,149
66$8,895,452$3,925,917$3,034,117$7,920,357
67$9,736,615$4,052,114$3,069,587$8,586,522
68$10,661,492$4,182,409$3,104,160$9,316,434
69$11,678,556$4,316,940$3,137,741$10,116,471
70$12,797,143$4,455,844$3,170,230$10,993,660
71$14,027,538$4,599,267$3,201,519$11,955,737
72$15,381,074$4,747,357$3,231,497$13,011,226
73$16,870,236$4,900,270$3,260,044$14,169,516
74$18,508,782$5,058,165$3,287,038$15,440,948
75$20,311,869$5,221,207$3,312,345$16,836,916
76$22,296,201$5,389,567$3,335,829$18,369,970
77$24,480,178$5,563,421$3,357,345$20,053,936
78$26,884,078$5,742,951$3,376,738$21,904,046
79$29,530,245$5,928,346$3,393,849$23,937,082
80$32,443,296$6,119,801$3,408,509$26,171,529
81$35,650,359$6,317,518$3,420,541$28,627,757
82$39,181,324$6,521,705$3,429,758$31,328,207
83$43,069,129$6,732,578$3,435,964$34,297,601
84$47,350,066$6,950,360$3,438,955$37,563,181
85$52,064,127$7,175,282$3,438,514$41,154,960
86$57,255,380$7,407,583$3,434,416$45,106,007
87$62,972,382$7,647,508$3,426,423$49,452,758
88$69,268,643$7,895,314$3,414,286$54,235,359
89$76,203,124$8,151,264$3,397,744$59,498,043
90$83,840,799$8,415,632$3,376,525$65,289,553
91$92,253,262$8,688,700$3,350,340$71,663,591
92$101,519,409$8,970,760$3,318,891$78,679,335
93$111,726,177$9,262,115$3,281,861$86,401,987
94$122,969,366$9,563,078$3,238,923$94,903,396
95$135,354,545$9,873,973$3,189,731$104,262,732
96$148,998,045$10,195,133$3,133,923$114,567,229
97$164,028,058$10,526,907$3,071,121$125,913,013
98$180,585,846$10,869,652$3,000,931$138,406,009
99$198,827,078$11,223,740$2,922,937$152,162,933
100$218,923,291$11,589,555$2,836,707$167,312,400