Can I retire at age 52 with 2,500,000?

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 $2,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$206,448$204,609$202,815$201,063$199,354$194,692
2 years$102,202$100,298$98,454$96,665$94,930$90,261
3 years$67,458$65,546$63,706$61,934$60,228$55,696
4 years$50,089$48,183$46,362$44,620$42,955$38,595
5 years$39,671$37,776$35,979$34,273$32,654$28,479
6 years$32,727$30,847$29,076$27,408$25,838$21,852
7 years$27,770$25,905$24,162$22,534$21,013$17,216
8 years$24,053$22,206$20,492$18,903$17,432$13,824
9 years$21,164$19,334$17,649$16,101$14,680$11,257
10 years$18,854$17,042$15,387$13,879$12,509$9,266
11 years$16,965$15,172$13,547$12,079$10,758$7,693
12 years$15,393$13,617$12,022$10,595$9,322$6,429
13 years$14,063$12,306$10,741$9,354$8,129$5,403
14 years$12,924$11,186$9,651$8,303$7,126$4,560
15 years$11,938$10,218$8,713$7,405$6,274$3,863
16 years$11,076$9,375$7,900$6,630$5,545$3,283
17 years$10,316$8,634$7,189$5,957$4,917$2,796
18 years$9,642$7,978$6,562$5,369$4,372$2,387
19 years$9,039$7,394$6,008$4,851$3,897$2,042
20 years$8,497$6,871$5,513$4,394$3,481$1,749
21 years$8,007$6,400$5,071$3,988$3,115$1,500
22 years$7,562$5,974$4,674$3,626$2,792$1,288
23 years$7,157$5,588$4,316$3,302$2,506$1,107
24 years$6,786$5,235$3,991$3,012$2,253$952
25 years$6,445$4,913$3,697$2,750$2,027$819
26 years$6,131$4,617$3,428$2,515$1,826$705
27 years$5,841$4,346$3,184$2,302$1,646$608
28 years$5,572$4,095$2,960$2,109$1,485$524
29 years$5,322$3,863$2,754$1,934$1,341$452
30 years$5,089$3,648$2,565$1,775$1,212$390
31 years$4,871$3,449$2,392$1,630$1,096$336
32 years$4,668$3,263$2,231$1,498$991$290
33 years$4,477$3,090$2,084$1,378$897$250
34 years$4,298$2,929$1,947$1,268$812$216
35 years$4,129$2,778$1,820$1,167$736$187
36 years$3,971$2,637$1,703$1,075$666$161
37 years$3,821$2,504$1,594$990$604$139
38 years$3,679$2,380$1,492$913$548$120
39 years$3,545$2,263$1,398$841$497$104
40 years$3,418$2,153$1,310$776$450$90
41 years$3,297$2,050$1,229$716$409$78
42 years$3,183$1,952$1,153$661$371$67
43 years$3,074$1,860$1,082$610$337$58
44 years$2,970$1,773$1,015$563$305$50
45 years$2,872$1,691$953$520$277$43
46 years$2,777$1,613$895$481$252$37
47 years$2,688$1,539$841$444$229$32
48 years$2,602$1,469$791$410$208$28
49 years$2,519$1,403$743$379$189$24
50 years$2,441$1,340$699$350$171$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,500,000, adding $3,452 every year, while hoping to spend $27,864 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: 47/46/7 Blend
51$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000
52$2,758,561$2,626,061$2,587,311$2,882,868
53$3,010,287$2,725,091$2,644,339$3,067,577
54$3,286,755$2,828,039$2,702,343$3,264,712
55$3,590,460$2,935,069$2,761,327$3,477,996
56$3,924,149$3,046,349$2,821,294$3,708,935
57$4,290,849$3,162,057$2,882,244$3,959,182
58$4,693,896$3,282,378$2,944,179$4,230,553
59$5,136,963$3,407,504$3,007,099$4,525,045
60$5,624,097$3,537,636$3,071,001$4,844,850
61$6,159,759$3,672,985$3,135,884$5,192,380
62$6,748,862$3,813,768$3,201,743$5,570,286
63$7,396,819$3,960,216$3,268,574$5,981,480
64$8,109,594$4,112,566$3,336,371$6,429,167
65$8,893,758$4,271,067$3,405,125$6,916,870
66$9,756,552$4,435,980$3,474,827$7,448,464
67$10,705,953$4,607,576$3,545,467$8,028,211
68$11,750,752$4,786,139$3,617,032$8,660,800
69$12,900,633$4,971,964$3,689,507$9,351,389
70$14,166,268$5,165,361$3,762,876$10,105,653
71$15,559,416$5,366,652$3,837,120$10,929,838
72$17,093,032$5,576,174$3,912,220$11,830,814
73$18,781,395$5,794,279$3,988,152$12,816,144
74$20,640,233$6,021,335$4,064,892$13,894,153
75$22,686,882$6,257,725$4,142,410$15,074,001
76$24,940,441$6,503,851$4,220,679$16,365,772
77$27,421,958$6,760,132$4,299,663$17,780,567
78$30,154,623$7,027,004$4,379,327$19,330,606
79$33,163,992$7,304,925$4,459,633$21,029,344
80$36,478,226$7,594,372$4,540,536$22,891,594
81$40,128,353$7,895,845$4,621,993$24,933,664
82$44,148,569$8,209,865$4,703,953$27,173,513
83$48,576,550$8,536,976$4,786,363$29,630,914
84$53,453,818$8,877,747$4,869,166$32,327,645
85$58,826,124$9,232,774$4,952,300$35,287,684
86$64,743,887$9,602,677$5,035,699$38,537,440
87$71,262,662$9,988,107$5,119,294$42,105,997
88$78,443,671$10,389,742$5,203,009$46,025,386
89$86,354,379$10,808,293$5,286,762$50,330,886
90$95,069,126$11,244,500$5,370,470$55,061,353
91$104,669,836$11,699,139$5,454,039$60,259,586
92$115,246,783$12,173,021$5,537,373$65,972,726
93$126,899,448$12,666,992$5,620,369$72,252,701
94$139,737,457$13,181,939$5,702,916$79,156,709
95$153,881,611$13,718,788$5,784,897$86,747,757
96$169,465,034$14,278,507$5,866,190$95,095,253
97$186,634,422$14,862,109$5,946,662$104,275,657
98$205,551,432$15,470,651$6,026,174$114,373,197
99$226,394,206$16,105,242$6,104,579$125,480,666
100$249,359,055$16,767,038$6,181,722$137,700,287