Can I retire at age 52 with 5,100,000?

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 $5,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$421,153$417,402$413,742$410,169$406,681$391,319
2 years$208,492$204,609$200,846$197,197$193,658$178,359
3 years$137,614$133,714$129,960$126,346$122,864$108,110
4 years$102,182$98,294$94,578$91,025$87,628$73,531
5 years$80,928$77,064$73,396$69,916$66,613$53,210
6 years$66,764$62,928$59,315$55,912$52,709$40,008
7 years$56,650$52,847$49,291$45,969$42,866$30,865
8 years$49,068$45,300$41,803$38,562$35,562$24,248
9 years$43,175$39,442$36,005$32,846$29,948$19,306
10 years$38,462$34,766$31,390$28,314$25,517$15,528
11 years$34,610$30,950$27,635$24,641$21,946$12,587
12 years$31,401$27,779$24,525$21,614$19,018$10,265
13 years$28,688$25,104$21,912$19,082$16,584$8,412
14 years$26,365$22,819$19,688$16,939$14,537$6,921
15 years$24,353$20,846$17,775$15,106$12,800$5,712
16 years$22,595$19,125$16,116$13,526$11,312$4,726
17 years$21,045$17,614$14,665$12,153$10,030$3,918
18 years$19,669$16,276$13,387$10,952$8,919$3,255
19 years$18,439$15,084$12,255$9,896$7,949$2,707
20 years$17,333$14,017$11,247$8,963$7,101$2,254
21 years$16,334$13,056$10,345$8,135$6,354$1,879
22 years$15,427$12,188$9,535$7,396$5,696$1,567
23 years$14,601$11,399$8,804$6,736$5,113$1,308
24 years$13,844$10,680$8,142$6,144$4,595$1,093
25 years$13,149$10,023$7,541$5,611$4,135$913
26 years$12,508$9,420$6,994$5,130$3,725$763
27 years$11,916$8,865$6,495$4,696$3,358$638
28 years$11,367$8,353$6,038$4,302$3,030$534
29 years$10,857$7,881$5,618$3,945$2,736$446
30 years$10,381$7,442$5,233$3,621$2,472$374
31 years$9,938$7,035$4,879$3,325$2,235$313
32 years$9,523$6,657$4,552$3,056$2,022$262
33 years$9,133$6,304$4,250$2,810$1,830$219
34 years$8,768$5,975$3,971$2,586$1,657$183
35 years$8,424$5,667$3,713$2,380$1,501$153
36 years$8,100$5,379$3,473$2,192$1,360$129
37 years$7,794$5,109$3,251$2,020$1,232$108
38 years$7,505$4,855$3,044$1,862$1,117$90
39 years$7,232$4,617$2,852$1,717$1,013$75
40 years$6,973$4,393$2,673$1,583$919$63
41 years$6,727$4,181$2,507$1,461$834$53
42 years$6,493$3,982$2,351$1,348$756$44
43 years$6,271$3,794$2,207$1,245$686$37
44 years$6,060$3,617$2,071$1,149$623$31
45 years$5,858$3,449$1,945$1,061$566$26
46 years$5,666$3,290$1,827$980$514$22
47 years$5,483$3,140$1,716$906$466$18
48 years$5,307$2,997$1,613$837$424$15
49 years$5,140$2,862$1,516$773$385$13
50 years$4,979$2,734$1,425$715$349$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $5,100,000, adding $2,874 every year, while hoping to spend $56,755 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: 66/16/18 Blend
51$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000
52$5,623,165$5,352,865$5,273,815$5,969,112
53$6,136,340$5,554,768$5,390,100$6,403,019
54$6,699,958$5,764,663$5,508,380$6,870,336
55$7,319,103$5,982,880$5,628,659$7,379,812
56$7,999,376$6,209,766$5,750,944$7,935,582
57$8,746,950$6,445,682$5,875,238$8,542,196
58$9,568,622$6,691,004$6,001,542$9,204,661
59$10,471,884$6,946,126$6,129,857$9,928,491
60$11,464,988$7,211,457$6,260,178$10,719,759
61$12,557,025$7,487,426$6,392,502$11,585,145
62$13,758,011$7,774,480$6,526,821$12,532,011
63$15,078,984$8,073,085$6,663,125$13,568,460
64$16,532,102$8,383,728$6,801,401$14,703,414
65$18,130,762$8,706,917$6,941,634$15,946,700
66$19,889,726$9,043,182$7,083,805$17,309,141
67$21,825,257$9,393,077$7,227,892$18,802,654
68$23,955,277$9,757,181$7,373,869$20,440,365
69$26,299,529$10,136,097$7,521,708$22,236,732
70$28,879,771$10,530,455$7,671,375$24,207,679
71$31,719,974$10,940,915$7,822,833$26,370,744
72$34,846,554$11,368,162$7,976,040$28,745,249
73$38,288,616$11,812,916$8,130,951$31,352,473
74$42,078,231$12,275,925$8,287,515$34,215,861
75$46,250,739$12,757,973$8,445,675$37,361,235
76$50,845,079$13,259,879$8,605,369$40,817,044
77$55,904,160$13,782,496$8,766,532$44,614,627
78$61,475,263$14,326,717$8,929,090$48,788,509
79$67,610,488$14,893,474$9,092,962$53,376,726
80$74,367,246$15,483,742$9,258,065$58,421,182
81$81,808,799$16,098,539$9,424,303$63,968,041
82$90,004,856$16,738,928$9,591,577$70,068,167
83$99,032,236$17,406,019$9,759,780$76,777,595
84$108,975,585$18,100,976$9,928,793$84,158,067
85$119,928,181$18,825,009$10,098,494$92,277,604
86$131,992,810$19,579,389$10,268,748$101,211,154
87$145,282,737$20,365,440$10,439,412$111,041,293
88$159,922,777$21,184,548$10,610,333$121,859,006
89$176,050,469$22,038,159$10,781,348$133,764,540
90$193,817,376$22,927,788$10,952,282$146,868,352
91$213,390,515$23,855,016$11,122,950$161,292,150
92$234,953,932$24,821,497$11,293,154$177,170,033
93$258,710,442$25,828,959$11,462,683$194,649,766
94$284,883,539$26,879,210$11,631,315$213,894,162
95$313,719,508$27,974,139$11,798,812$235,082,622
96$345,489,748$29,115,722$11,964,922$258,412,826
97$380,493,335$30,306,024$12,129,379$284,102,594
98$419,059,841$31,547,206$12,291,900$312,391,944
99$461,552,451$32,841,525$12,452,185$343,545,349
100$508,371,385$34,191,344$12,609,917$377,854,236