Can I retire at age 52 with 5,400,000?

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 $5,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$445,927$441,955$438,080$434,297$430,604$423,994
2 years$220,756$216,645$212,660$208,797$205,049$198,406
3 years$145,709$141,580$137,605$133,778$130,092$123,622
4 years$108,192$104,076$100,141$96,380$92,783$86,536
5 years$85,689$81,597$77,714$74,029$70,532$64,526
6 years$70,691$66,630$62,804$59,201$55,809$50,052
7 years$59,983$55,956$52,191$48,673$45,388$39,880
8 years$51,955$47,964$44,262$40,830$37,654$32,395
9 years$45,714$41,762$38,123$34,778$31,710$26,698
10 years$40,725$36,811$33,236$29,979$27,018$22,249
11 years$36,645$32,771$29,261$26,091$23,237$18,705
12 years$33,248$29,413$25,968$22,885$20,136$15,836
13 years$30,376$26,581$23,201$20,204$17,559$13,485
14 years$27,916$24,161$20,846$17,935$15,392$11,538
15 years$25,786$22,072$18,821$15,995$13,553$9,910
16 years$23,924$20,250$17,064$14,322$11,978$8,541
17 years$22,283$18,650$15,528$12,868$10,620$7,381
18 years$20,826$17,233$14,175$11,597$9,443$6,394
19 years$19,523$15,972$12,976$10,479$8,417$5,550
20 years$18,353$14,842$11,909$9,490$7,518$4,825
21 years$17,295$13,824$10,954$8,613$6,728$4,202
22 years$16,335$12,905$10,096$7,831$6,031$3,664
23 years$15,459$12,069$9,322$7,132$5,413$3,198
24 years$14,658$11,308$8,621$6,505$4,866$2,794
25 years$13,922$10,612$7,985$5,941$4,378$2,443
26 years$13,244$9,974$7,405$5,432$3,944$2,138
27 years$12,617$9,386$6,877$4,972$3,556$1,872
28 years$12,035$8,845$6,393$4,555$3,208$1,640
29 years$11,495$8,344$5,949$4,177$2,897$1,438
30 years$10,992$7,880$5,541$3,834$2,618$1,261
31 years$10,522$7,449$5,166$3,521$2,367$1,106
32 years$10,083$7,049$4,820$3,236$2,141$970
33 years$9,671$6,675$4,500$2,976$1,937$852
34 years$9,284$6,326$4,205$2,738$1,754$748
35 years$8,920$6,001$3,931$2,520$1,589$657
36 years$8,576$5,695$3,678$2,321$1,440$577
37 years$8,253$5,409$3,442$2,139$1,305$507
38 years$7,947$5,141$3,223$1,971$1,183$445
39 years$7,657$4,888$3,020$1,818$1,073$391
40 years$7,383$4,651$2,831$1,676$973$344
41 years$7,122$4,427$2,654$1,547$883$302
42 years$6,875$4,216$2,490$1,427$801$266
43 years$6,640$4,017$2,336$1,318$727$233
44 years$6,416$3,829$2,193$1,217$660$205
45 years$6,203$3,652$2,059$1,124$599$180
46 years$5,999$3,484$1,934$1,038$544$159
47 years$5,805$3,324$1,817$959$494$139
48 years$5,619$3,174$1,707$886$448$123
49 years$5,442$3,031$1,605$819$407$108
50 years$5,272$2,895$1,509$757$370$95

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $5,400,000, adding $6,223 every year, while hoping to spend $25,010 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: 60/25/15 Blend
51$5,400,000$5,400,000$5,400,000$5,400,000
52$5,957,219$5,671,019$5,587,319$6,291,808
53$6,538,245$5,922,289$5,747,884$6,769,362
54$7,177,697$6,185,032$5,912,989$7,286,733
55$7,881,509$6,459,785$6,082,761$7,850,534
56$8,656,218$6,747,110$6,257,328$8,465,255
57$9,509,027$7,047,593$6,436,824$9,135,832
58$10,447,874$7,361,851$6,621,383$9,867,698
59$11,481,504$7,690,528$6,811,147$10,666,825
60$12,619,554$8,034,302$7,006,257$11,539,785
61$13,872,645$8,393,879$7,206,863$12,493,808
62$15,252,476$8,770,000$7,413,115$13,536,849
63$16,771,943$9,163,444$7,625,168$14,677,661
64$18,445,251$9,575,023$7,843,181$15,925,876
65$20,288,058$10,005,591$8,067,319$17,292,096
66$22,317,616$10,456,040$8,297,750$18,787,988
67$24,552,933$10,927,307$8,534,645$20,426,393
68$27,014,959$11,420,372$8,778,183$22,221,447
69$29,726,777$11,936,262$9,028,544$24,188,710
70$32,713,824$12,476,054$9,285,915$26,345,313
71$36,004,129$13,040,876$9,550,489$28,710,114
72$39,628,581$13,631,909$9,822,460$31,303,877
73$43,621,215$14,250,392$10,102,032$34,149,463
74$48,019,539$14,897,622$10,389,411$37,272,044
75$52,864,885$15,574,958$10,684,809$40,699,339
76$58,202,798$16,283,825$10,988,444$44,461,868
77$64,083,467$17,025,716$11,300,541$48,593,245
78$70,562,200$17,802,196$11,621,328$53,130,483
79$77,699,944$18,614,903$11,951,042$58,114,348
80$85,563,860$19,465,555$12,289,924$63,589,736
81$94,227,959$20,355,952$12,638,221$69,606,091
82$103,773,798$21,287,981$12,996,189$76,217,876
83$114,291,252$22,263,619$13,364,089$83,485,073
84$125,879,362$23,284,939$13,742,187$91,473,754
85$138,647,266$24,354,110$14,130,760$100,256,693
86$152,715,235$25,473,409$14,530,089$109,914,053
87$168,215,805$26,645,222$14,940,462$120,534,139
88$185,295,026$27,872,047$15,362,177$132,214,220
89$204,113,846$29,156,504$15,795,537$145,061,449
90$224,849,626$30,501,340$16,240,855$159,193,866
91$247,697,814$31,909,433$16,698,450$174,741,506
92$272,873,794$33,383,797$17,168,650$191,847,623
93$300,614,913$34,927,596$17,651,793$210,670,032
94$331,182,729$36,544,143$18,148,223$231,382,598
95$364,865,473$38,236,911$18,658,293$254,176,865
96$401,980,772$40,009,541$19,182,368$279,263,860
97$442,878,652$41,865,850$19,720,818$306,876,077
98$487,944,834$43,809,836$20,274,025$337,269,666
99$537,604,382$45,845,693$20,842,380$370,726,837
100$592,325,713$47,977,816$21,426,284$407,558,525