Can I retire at age 52 with 7,200,000?

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 $7,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$594,569$589,273$584,106$579,063$574,138$570,281
2 years$294,341$288,859$283,547$278,396$273,399$269,509
3 years$194,278$188,773$183,473$178,371$173,456$169,653
4 years$144,257$138,768$133,522$128,506$123,710$120,024
5 years$114,251$108,796$103,618$98,705$94,042$90,484
6 years$94,255$88,840$83,739$78,935$74,413$70,987
7 years$79,977$74,608$69,587$64,897$60,517$57,225
8 years$69,273$63,953$59,016$54,440$50,205$47,047
9 years$60,953$55,682$50,830$46,371$42,280$39,255
10 years$54,300$49,081$44,315$39,972$36,025$33,131
11 years$48,860$43,694$39,014$34,788$30,982$28,218
12 years$44,331$39,217$34,624$30,514$26,849$24,212
13 years$40,501$35,441$30,934$26,939$23,413$20,900
14 years$37,221$32,215$27,795$23,913$20,523$18,132
15 years$34,381$29,429$25,095$21,327$18,070$15,797
16 years$31,899$27,000$22,752$19,096$15,971$13,813
17 years$29,711$24,866$20,704$17,157$14,161$12,114
18 years$27,768$22,978$18,900$15,462$12,591$10,652
19 years$26,031$21,296$17,302$13,971$11,223$9,388
20 years$24,471$19,789$15,879$12,654$10,024$8,290
21 years$23,060$18,433$14,605$11,484$8,971$7,332
22 years$21,780$17,206$13,461$10,442$8,041$6,495
23 years$20,613$16,092$12,429$9,509$7,218$5,762
24 years$19,544$15,078$11,495$8,673$6,488$5,116
25 years$18,563$14,150$10,646$7,921$5,838$4,548
26 years$17,658$13,298$9,874$7,242$5,259$4,046
27 years$16,822$12,515$9,169$6,629$4,741$3,603
28 years$16,047$11,793$8,524$6,074$4,278$3,210
29 years$15,327$11,125$7,932$5,570$3,863$2,862
30 years$14,656$10,507$7,388$5,112$3,490$2,553
31 years$14,030$9,932$6,888$4,695$3,156$2,279
32 years$13,444$9,398$6,427$4,314$2,854$2,034
33 years$12,894$8,900$6,000$3,968$2,583$1,817
34 years$12,378$8,435$5,606$3,650$2,339$1,624
35 years$11,893$8,001$5,242$3,360$2,118$1,451
36 years$11,435$7,594$4,903$3,095$1,919$1,297
37 years$11,004$7,212$4,590$2,852$1,740$1,160
38 years$10,596$6,854$4,298$2,628$1,577$1,038
39 years$10,209$6,518$4,027$2,423$1,430$928
40 years$9,844$6,201$3,774$2,235$1,297$831
41 years$9,496$5,903$3,539$2,062$1,177$743
42 years$9,167$5,622$3,320$1,903$1,068$665
43 years$8,853$5,356$3,115$1,757$969$595
44 years$8,555$5,106$2,924$1,622$880$533
45 years$8,270$4,869$2,746$1,498$799$477
46 years$7,999$4,645$2,579$1,384$725$427
47 years$7,740$4,432$2,423$1,279$658$383
48 years$7,493$4,231$2,277$1,181$598$343
49 years$7,256$4,041$2,140$1,092$543$307
50 years$7,030$3,860$2,012$1,009$493$275

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $7,200,000, adding $4,124 every year, while hoping to spend $26,577 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: 72/13/15 Blend
51$7,200,000$7,200,000$7,200,000$7,200,000
52$7,938,654$7,557,054$7,445,454$8,483,272
53$8,720,119$7,899,072$7,666,599$9,187,001
54$9,580,403$8,256,958$7,894,261$9,953,758
55$10,527,516$8,631,462$8,128,632$10,792,719
56$11,570,288$9,023,368$8,369,906$11,711,024
57$12,718,445$9,433,501$8,618,285$12,716,535
58$13,982,705$9,862,721$8,873,977$13,817,906
59$15,374,880$10,311,933$9,137,194$15,024,666
60$16,907,983$10,782,084$9,408,156$16,347,303
61$18,596,357$11,274,165$9,687,088$17,797,367
62$20,455,803$11,789,217$9,974,223$19,387,573
63$22,503,735$12,328,328$10,269,800$21,131,924
64$24,759,341$12,892,642$10,574,063$23,045,840
65$27,243,766$13,483,354$10,887,267$25,146,298
66$29,980,311$14,101,718$11,209,671$27,451,998
67$32,994,649$14,749,049$11,541,542$29,983,533
68$36,315,076$15,426,725$11,883,155$32,763,582
69$39,972,767$16,136,188$12,234,794$35,817,123
70$44,002,080$16,878,952$12,596,751$39,171,668
71$48,440,873$17,656,602$12,969,323$42,857,519
72$53,330,867$18,470,800$13,352,820$46,908,051
73$58,718,034$19,323,288$13,747,559$51,360,030
74$64,653,036$20,215,892$14,153,864$56,253,950
75$71,191,700$21,150,525$14,572,073$61,634,422
76$78,395,546$22,129,192$15,002,529$67,550,582
77$86,332,365$23,153,997$15,445,588$74,056,565
78$95,076,866$24,227,142$15,901,615$81,212,000
79$104,711,371$25,350,937$16,370,984$89,082,582
80$115,326,600$26,527,802$16,854,081$97,740,681
81$127,022,526$27,760,277$17,351,305$107,266,025
82$139,909,313$29,051,019$17,863,063$117,746,451
83$154,108,362$30,402,819$18,389,775$129,278,729
84$169,753,456$31,818,598$18,931,874$141,969,472
85$186,992,020$33,301,421$19,489,803$155,936,142
86$205,986,514$34,854,499$20,064,019$171,308,148
87$226,915,968$36,481,199$20,654,994$188,228,073
88$249,977,669$38,185,050$21,263,209$206,853,009
89$275,389,027$39,969,753$21,889,161$227,356,039
90$303,389,622$41,839,185$22,533,363$249,927,864
91$334,243,472$43,797,414$23,196,339$274,778,602
92$368,241,521$45,848,701$23,878,630$302,139,765
93$405,704,384$47,997,515$24,580,793$332,266,439
94$446,985,379$50,248,542$25,303,397$365,439,688
95$492,473,860$52,606,692$26,047,033$401,969,200
96$542,598,888$55,077,115$26,812,303$442,196,208
97$597,833,289$57,665,208$27,599,830$486,496,703
98$658,698,112$60,376,631$28,410,252$535,284,977
99$725,767,551$63,217,317$29,244,227$589,017,529
100$799,674,363$66,193,488$30,102,430$648,197,368