Can I retire at age 52 with 6,900,000?

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 $6,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$569,796$564,720$559,768$554,935$550,216$536,697
2 years$282,077$276,824$271,732$266,796$262,007$248,471
3 years$186,183$180,907$175,829$170,939$166,228$153,097
4 years$138,246$132,986$127,958$123,152$118,555$105,931
5 years$109,491$104,263$99,301$94,592$90,124$78,041
6 years$90,327$85,138$80,250$75,646$71,312$59,783
7 years$76,644$71,499$66,688$62,193$57,996$47,021
8 years$66,387$61,288$56,557$52,172$48,113$37,689
9 years$58,413$53,362$48,712$44,439$40,518$30,636
10 years$52,037$47,036$42,468$38,307$34,524$25,172
11 years$46,825$41,873$37,389$33,338$29,691$20,856
12 years$42,484$37,583$33,181$29,242$25,730$17,397
13 years$38,814$33,964$29,645$25,817$22,437$14,590
14 years$35,670$30,873$26,637$22,917$19,668$12,289
15 years$32,949$28,203$24,049$20,438$17,317$10,389
16 years$30,570$25,875$21,804$18,300$15,305$8,809
17 years$28,473$23,830$19,841$16,442$13,571$7,488
18 years$26,611$22,020$18,112$14,818$12,066$6,379
19 years$24,947$20,408$16,581$13,389$10,755$5,443
20 years$23,451$18,964$15,217$12,127$9,607$4,652
21 years$22,099$17,665$13,997$11,006$8,597$3,980
22 years$20,872$16,489$12,900$10,007$7,706$3,409
23 years$19,754$15,422$11,911$9,113$6,917$2,923
24 years$18,730$14,449$11,016$8,312$6,217$2,508
25 years$17,789$13,560$10,203$7,591$5,595$2,154
26 years$16,922$12,744$9,463$6,941$5,039$1,850
27 years$16,121$11,994$8,787$6,353$4,543$1,590
28 years$15,379$11,302$8,168$5,821$4,100$1,367
29 years$14,688$10,662$7,601$5,338$3,702$1,176
30 years$14,045$10,069$7,080$4,899$3,345$1,012
31 years$13,445$9,519$6,601$4,499$3,024$871
32 years$12,883$9,006$6,159$4,135$2,736$750
33 years$12,357$8,529$5,750$3,802$2,476$646
34 years$11,862$8,084$5,373$3,498$2,241$556
35 years$11,397$7,667$5,023$3,220$2,030$479
36 years$10,959$7,277$4,699$2,966$1,839$413
37 years$10,545$6,912$4,398$2,733$1,667$355
38 years$10,154$6,569$4,119$2,519$1,511$306
39 years$9,784$6,246$3,859$2,322$1,371$264
40 years$9,433$5,943$3,617$2,142$1,243$227
41 years$9,101$5,657$3,392$1,976$1,128$196
42 years$8,785$5,388$3,181$1,824$1,023$169
43 years$8,484$5,133$2,985$1,684$929$146
44 years$8,198$4,893$2,802$1,555$843$125
45 years$7,926$4,666$2,631$1,436$765$108
46 years$7,666$4,451$2,471$1,326$695$93
47 years$7,418$4,248$2,322$1,225$631$80
48 years$7,180$4,055$2,182$1,132$573$69
49 years$6,954$3,872$2,051$1,046$520$60
50 years$6,737$3,699$1,928$967$473$51

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $6,900,000, adding $5,951 every year, while hoping to spend $43,949 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: 64/20/16 Blend
51$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000
52$7,609,938$7,244,238$7,137,288$8,066,707
53$8,339,391$7,552,445$7,329,626$8,681,897
54$9,141,774$7,874,280$7,526,934$9,348,068
55$10,024,481$8,210,366$7,729,333$10,074,726
56$10,995,658$8,561,353$7,936,945$10,867,771
57$12,064,277$8,927,922$8,149,895$11,733,696
58$13,240,228$9,310,785$8,368,311$12,679,647
59$14,534,406$9,710,688$8,592,324$13,713,486
60$15,958,816$10,128,412$8,822,067$14,843,865
61$17,526,686$10,564,775$9,057,677$16,080,309
62$19,252,590$11,020,631$9,299,292$17,433,299
63$21,152,590$11,496,878$9,547,054$18,914,374
64$23,244,381$11,994,452$9,801,107$20,536,235
65$25,547,463$12,514,335$10,061,599$22,312,865
66$28,083,322$13,057,555$10,328,680$24,259,660
67$30,875,634$13,625,188$10,602,504$26,393,568
68$33,950,488$14,218,362$10,883,228$28,733,253
69$37,336,632$14,838,256$11,171,010$31,299,262
70$41,065,743$15,486,105$11,466,013$34,114,225
71$45,172,728$16,163,203$11,768,404$37,203,058
72$49,696,051$16,870,905$12,078,350$40,593,203
73$54,678,098$17,610,629$12,396,024$44,314,879
74$60,165,574$18,383,860$12,721,601$48,401,369
75$66,209,948$19,192,155$13,055,260$52,889,326
76$72,867,934$20,037,141$13,397,183$57,819,123
77$80,202,028$20,920,526$13,747,554$63,235,226
78$88,281,099$21,844,097$14,106,561$69,186,614
79$97,181,038$22,809,723$14,474,397$75,727,233
80$106,985,470$23,819,367$14,851,256$82,916,510
81$117,786,552$24,875,080$15,237,337$90,819,901
82$129,685,834$25,979,012$15,632,841$99,509,515
83$142,795,222$27,133,417$16,037,975$109,064,782
84$157,238,033$28,340,652$16,452,945$119,573,205
85$173,150,157$29,603,189$16,877,964$131,131,180
86$190,681,345$30,923,617$17,313,247$143,844,900
87$209,996,615$32,304,647$17,759,013$157,831,355
88$231,277,814$33,749,119$18,215,485$173,219,432
89$254,725,334$35,260,009$18,682,887$190,151,124
90$280,560,002$36,840,434$19,161,448$208,782,868
91$309,025,166$38,493,659$19,651,400$229,287,018
92$340,388,991$40,223,105$20,152,979$251,853,460
93$374,946,988$42,032,357$20,666,424$276,691,405
94$413,024,807$43,925,170$21,191,976$304,031,357
95$454,981,311$45,905,476$21,729,880$334,127,279
96$501,211,960$47,977,400$22,280,386$367,258,988
97$552,152,545$50,145,257$22,843,744$403,734,787
98$608,283,304$52,413,575$23,420,209$443,894,369
99$670,133,453$54,787,092$24,010,039$488,112,019
100$738,286,183$57,270,777$24,613,493$536,800,135