Can I retire at age 52 with 3,500,000?

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 $3,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$289,027$286,452$283,940$281,489$279,095$273,014
2 years$143,083$140,418$137,835$135,331$132,902$126,806
3 years$94,441$91,765$89,188$86,708$84,319$78,398
4 years$70,125$67,457$64,906$62,468$60,137$54,437
5 years$55,539$52,887$50,370$47,982$45,715$40,252
6 years$45,818$43,186$40,706$38,371$36,173$30,953
7 years$38,878$36,268$33,827$31,547$29,418$24,442
8 years$33,674$31,088$28,688$26,464$24,405$19,671
9 years$29,630$27,068$24,709$22,542$20,553$16,058
10 years$26,396$23,859$21,542$19,431$17,512$13,251
11 years$23,752$21,240$18,965$16,911$15,061$11,028
12 years$21,550$19,064$16,831$14,833$13,051$9,241
13 years$19,688$17,228$15,038$13,095$11,381$7,786
14 years$18,094$15,660$13,511$11,625$9,977$6,590
15 years$16,713$14,306$12,199$10,367$8,784$5,598
16 years$15,506$13,125$11,060$9,283$7,763$4,771
17 years$14,443$12,088$10,064$8,340$6,884$4,076
18 years$13,498$11,170$9,187$7,516$6,121$3,490
19 years$12,654$10,352$8,411$6,792$5,455$2,993
20 years$11,895$9,620$7,719$6,151$4,873$2,572
21 years$11,210$8,960$7,100$5,583$4,361$2,212
22 years$10,587$8,364$6,544$5,076$3,909$1,905
23 years$10,020$7,823$6,042$4,623$3,509$1,643
24 years$9,501$7,329$5,588$4,216$3,154$1,417
25 years$9,024$6,878$5,175$3,850$2,838$1,224
26 years$8,584$6,464$4,800$3,521$2,556$1,057
27 years$8,177$6,084$4,457$3,223$2,305$914
28 years$7,801$5,733$4,143$2,953$2,080$790
29 years$7,451$5,408$3,856$2,708$1,878$684
30 years$7,124$5,107$3,592$2,485$1,697$592
31 years$6,820$4,828$3,348$2,282$1,534$512
32 years$6,535$4,569$3,124$2,097$1,388$444
33 years$6,268$4,326$2,917$1,929$1,256$384
34 years$6,017$4,100$2,725$1,775$1,137$333
35 years$5,781$3,889$2,548$1,634$1,030$288
36 years$5,559$3,691$2,384$1,504$933$250
37 years$5,349$3,506$2,231$1,386$846$216
38 years$5,151$3,332$2,089$1,278$767$188
39 years$4,963$3,168$1,957$1,178$695$163
40 years$4,785$3,014$1,835$1,087$631$141
41 years$4,616$2,869$1,720$1,003$572$122
42 years$4,456$2,733$1,614$925$519$106
43 years$4,304$2,604$1,514$854$471$92
44 years$4,158$2,482$1,421$789$428$80
45 years$4,020$2,367$1,335$728$388$69
46 years$3,888$2,258$1,254$673$352$60
47 years$3,763$2,155$1,178$622$320$52
48 years$3,642$2,057$1,107$574$291$45
49 years$3,527$1,964$1,040$531$264$39
50 years$3,417$1,876$978$491$240$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $3,500,000, adding $5,003 every year, while hoping to spend $45,383 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: 76/15/9 Blend
51$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
52$3,862,161$3,676,661$3,622,411$4,149,644
53$4,207,814$3,808,530$3,695,474$4,471,379
54$4,587,203$3,945,340$3,769,464$4,817,667
55$5,003,720$4,087,284$3,844,364$5,195,949
56$5,461,104$4,234,565$3,920,155$5,609,383
57$5,963,472$4,387,394$3,996,815$6,061,451
58$6,515,359$4,545,990$4,074,322$6,555,984
59$7,121,763$4,710,580$4,152,648$7,097,199
60$7,788,187$4,881,403$4,231,767$7,689,742
61$8,520,697$5,058,707$4,311,646$8,338,728
62$9,325,974$5,242,749$4,392,252$9,049,792
63$10,211,378$5,433,799$4,473,547$9,829,135
64$11,185,019$5,632,136$4,555,492$10,683,592
65$12,255,833$5,838,052$4,638,042$11,620,687
66$13,433,662$6,051,851$4,721,151$12,648,708
67$14,729,354$6,273,849$4,804,767$13,776,785
68$16,154,858$6,504,378$4,888,837$15,014,973
69$17,723,341$6,743,780$4,973,301$16,374,348
70$19,449,311$6,992,415$5,058,096$17,867,112
71$21,348,754$7,250,656$5,143,155$19,506,706
72$23,439,281$7,518,892$5,228,405$21,307,934
73$25,740,300$7,797,531$5,313,769$23,287,109
74$28,273,195$8,086,994$5,399,164$25,462,197
75$31,061,527$8,387,723$5,484,503$27,852,995
76$34,131,260$8,700,179$5,569,691$30,481,311
77$37,511,002$9,024,841$5,654,629$33,371,172
78$41,232,276$9,362,210$5,739,211$36,549,047
79$45,329,817$9,712,807$5,823,323$40,044,099
80$49,841,900$10,077,176$5,906,846$43,888,461
81$54,810,701$10,455,886$5,989,653$48,117,533
82$60,282,696$10,849,527$6,071,610$52,770,319
83$66,309,095$11,258,718$6,152,573$57,889,795
84$72,946,330$11,684,103$6,232,391$63,523,309
85$80,256,585$12,126,353$6,310,906$69,723,035
86$88,308,383$12,586,170$6,387,947$76,546,455
87$97,177,230$13,064,285$6,463,336$84,056,908
88$106,946,335$13,561,462$6,536,884$92,324,184
89$117,707,384$14,078,496$6,608,393$101,425,180
90$129,561,415$14,616,220$6,677,652$111,444,629
91$142,619,765$15,175,501$6,744,439$122,475,895
92$157,005,124$15,757,243$6,808,520$134,621,853
93$172,852,691$16,362,393$6,869,650$147,995,861
94$190,311,450$16,991,935$6,927,569$162,722,830
95$209,545,579$17,646,901$6,982,003$178,940,396
96$230,735,993$18,328,364$7,032,665$196,800,224
97$254,082,057$19,037,446$7,079,252$216,469,434
98$279,803,466$19,775,321$7,121,446$238,132,181
99$308,142,318$20,543,209$7,158,913$261,991,388
100$339,365,397$21,342,390$7,191,300$288,270,662