Can I retire at age 52 with 2,680,000?

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 $2,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$221,312$219,341$217,417$215,540$213,707$210,080
2 years$109,560$107,520$105,542$103,625$101,765$98,122
3 years$72,315$70,265$68,293$66,394$64,564$61,019
4 years$53,696$51,653$49,700$47,833$46,048$42,627
5 years$42,527$40,496$38,569$36,740$35,005$31,719
6 years$35,084$33,068$31,170$29,381$27,698$24,550
7 years$29,769$27,771$25,902$24,156$22,526$19,518
8 years$25,785$23,805$21,967$20,264$18,687$15,818
9 years$22,688$20,726$18,920$17,260$15,737$13,005
10 years$20,212$18,269$16,495$14,879$13,409$10,811
11 years$18,187$16,264$14,522$12,949$11,532$9,066
12 years$16,501$14,598$12,888$11,358$9,994$7,656
13 years$15,075$13,192$11,514$10,027$8,715$6,502
14 years$13,855$11,991$10,346$8,901$7,639$5,548
15 years$12,797$10,954$9,341$7,938$6,726$4,753
16 years$11,873$10,050$8,469$7,108$5,945$4,084
17 years$11,059$9,256$7,706$6,386$5,271$3,520
18 years$10,336$8,553$7,035$5,755$4,687$3,040
19 years$9,689$7,927$6,440$5,200$4,177$2,631
20 years$9,108$7,366$5,910$4,710$3,731$2,281
21 years$8,584$6,861$5,436$4,275$3,339$1,980
22 years$8,107$6,404$5,011$3,887$2,993$1,721
23 years$7,672$5,990$4,626$3,540$2,687$1,498
24 years$7,275$5,612$4,279$3,228$2,415$1,305
25 years$6,909$5,267$3,963$2,948$2,173$1,137
26 years$6,573$4,950$3,675$2,696$1,957$992
27 years$6,262$4,658$3,413$2,468$1,765$866
28 years$5,973$4,390$3,173$2,261$1,592$756
29 years$5,705$4,141$2,952$2,073$1,438$661
30 years$5,455$3,911$2,750$1,903$1,299$577
31 years$5,222$3,697$2,564$1,747$1,175$505
32 years$5,004$3,498$2,392$1,606$1,062$441
33 years$4,799$3,313$2,234$1,477$962$386
34 years$4,607$3,140$2,087$1,359$871$338
35 years$4,427$2,978$1,951$1,251$789$296
36 years$4,256$2,827$1,825$1,152$714$259
37 years$4,096$2,685$1,708$1,061$648$227
38 years$3,944$2,551$1,600$978$587$198
39 years$3,800$2,426$1,499$902$532$174
40 years$3,664$2,308$1,405$832$483$152
41 years$3,535$2,197$1,317$768$438$133
42 years$3,412$2,093$1,236$708$397$117
43 years$3,295$1,994$1,160$654$361$102
44 years$3,184$1,900$1,088$604$327$90
45 years$3,078$1,812$1,022$558$297$79
46 years$2,977$1,729$960$515$270$69
47 years$2,881$1,650$902$476$245$60
48 years$2,789$1,575$847$440$223$53
49 years$2,701$1,504$797$406$202$46
50 years$2,617$1,437$749$376$184$41

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $2,680,000, adding $3,926 every year, while hoping to spend $28,801 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: 57/37/6 Blend
51$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000
52$2,957,410$2,815,370$2,773,830$3,122,085
53$3,228,421$2,922,679$2,836,109$3,340,546
54$3,526,111$3,034,281$2,899,509$3,574,860
55$3,853,169$3,150,355$2,964,038$3,829,430
56$4,212,561$3,271,091$3,029,701$4,106,191
57$4,607,550$3,396,683$3,096,504$4,407,271
58$5,041,736$3,527,336$3,164,453$4,735,010
59$5,519,082$3,663,264$3,233,551$5,091,981
60$6,043,954$3,804,690$3,303,801$5,481,012
61$6,621,164$3,951,846$3,375,204$5,905,218
62$7,256,012$4,104,976$3,447,763$6,368,022
63$7,954,338$4,264,333$3,521,476$6,873,191
64$8,722,578$4,430,182$3,596,343$7,424,870
65$9,567,820$4,602,800$3,672,360$8,027,619
66$10,497,876$4,782,476$3,749,522$8,686,456
67$11,521,354$4,969,512$3,827,825$9,406,906
68$12,647,736$5,164,222$3,907,262$10,195,047
69$13,887,472$5,366,935$3,987,822$11,057,570
70$15,252,075$5,577,997$4,069,495$12,001,840
71$16,754,233$5,797,764$4,152,269$13,035,964
72$18,407,923$6,026,614$4,236,129$14,168,869
73$20,228,551$6,264,937$4,321,058$15,410,381
74$22,233,087$6,513,143$4,407,038$16,771,319
75$24,440,234$6,771,659$4,494,046$18,263,595
76$26,870,601$7,040,933$4,582,060$19,900,326
77$29,546,895$7,321,432$4,671,052$21,695,956
78$32,494,139$7,613,643$4,760,993$23,666,390
79$35,739,906$7,918,077$4,851,851$25,829,144
80$39,314,580$8,235,265$4,943,591$28,203,508
81$43,251,640$8,565,766$5,036,174$30,810,725
82$47,587,979$8,910,161$5,129,558$33,674,195
83$52,364,253$9,269,059$5,223,698$36,819,686
84$57,625,259$9,643,095$5,318,544$40,275,581
85$63,420,363$10,032,934$5,414,043$44,073,146
86$69,803,963$10,439,271$5,510,136$48,246,814
87$76,836,004$10,862,832$5,606,763$52,834,520
88$84,582,543$11,304,377$5,703,856$57,878,045
89$93,116,370$11,764,699$5,801,343$63,423,417
90$102,517,700$12,244,630$5,899,148$69,521,339
91$112,874,924$12,745,035$5,997,188$76,227,666
92$124,285,449$13,266,824$6,095,376$83,603,929
93$136,856,611$13,810,945$6,193,618$91,717,914
94$150,706,694$14,378,390$6,291,813$100,644,298
95$165,966,043$14,970,198$6,389,855$110,465,353
96$182,778,295$15,587,453$6,487,630$121,271,717
97$201,301,733$16,231,290$6,585,018$133,163,248
98$221,710,784$16,902,897$6,681,890$146,249,962
99$244,197,660$17,603,516$6,778,110$160,653,072
100$268,974,178$18,334,444$6,873,533$176,506,121