Can I retire at age 47 with 1,220,000?

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 $1,220,000?

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$100,746$99,849$98,974$98,119$97,285$95,165
2 years$49,874$48,946$48,045$47,173$46,326$44,201
3 years$32,919$31,987$31,089$30,224$29,391$27,327
4 years$24,443$23,513$22,625$21,775$20,962$18,975
5 years$19,359$18,435$17,558$16,725$15,935$14,031
6 years$15,971$15,053$14,189$13,375$12,609$10,789
7 years$13,552$12,642$11,791$10,996$10,254$8,520
8 years$11,738$10,836$10,000$9,225$8,507$6,857
9 years$10,328$9,435$8,613$7,857$7,164$5,597
10 years$9,201$8,317$7,509$6,773$6,104$4,619
11 years$8,279$7,404$6,611$5,895$5,250$3,844
12 years$7,512$6,645$5,867$5,170$4,549$3,221
13 years$6,863$6,005$5,242$4,565$3,967$2,714
14 years$6,307$5,459$4,710$4,052$3,478$2,297
15 years$5,826$4,987$4,252$3,614$3,062$1,951
16 years$5,405$4,575$3,855$3,236$2,706$1,663
17 years$5,034$4,213$3,508$2,907$2,399$1,421
18 years$4,705$3,893$3,202$2,620$2,133$1,216
19 years$4,411$3,608$2,932$2,367$1,902$1,043
20 years$4,146$3,353$2,691$2,144$1,699$896
21 years$3,907$3,123$2,475$1,946$1,520$771
22 years$3,690$2,915$2,281$1,769$1,362$664
23 years$3,493$2,727$2,106$1,611$1,223$573
24 years$3,312$2,555$1,948$1,470$1,099$494
25 years$3,145$2,398$1,804$1,342$989$427
26 years$2,992$2,253$1,673$1,227$891$369
27 years$2,850$2,121$1,554$1,123$803$319
28 years$2,719$1,998$1,444$1,029$725$275
29 years$2,597$1,885$1,344$944$655$238
30 years$2,483$1,780$1,252$866$591$206
31 years$2,377$1,683$1,167$795$535$179
32 years$2,278$1,592$1,089$731$484$155
33 years$2,185$1,508$1,017$672$438$134
34 years$2,097$1,429$950$619$396$116
35 years$2,015$1,356$888$569$359$100
36 years$1,938$1,287$831$524$325$87
37 years$1,864$1,222$778$483$295$75
38 years$1,795$1,161$728$445$267$65
39 years$1,730$1,104$682$411$242$57
40 years$1,668$1,051$640$379$220$49
41 years$1,609$1,000$600$349$199$43
42 years$1,553$953$563$323$181$37
43 years$1,500$908$528$298$164$32
44 years$1,450$865$495$275$149$28
45 years$1,401$825$465$254$135$24
46 years$1,355$787$437$234$123$21
47 years$1,312$751$411$217$112$18
48 years$1,270$717$386$200$101$16
49 years$1,230$685$363$185$92$14
50 years$1,191$654$341$171$84$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,220,000, adding $6,870 every year, while hoping to spend $44,998 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: 61/25/14 Blend
46$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000
47$1,351,526$1,286,866$1,267,956$1,428,903
48$1,441,505$1,302,045$1,262,555$1,496,939
49$1,539,152$1,316,460$1,255,465$1,565,453
50$1,645,205$1,330,025$1,246,582$1,639,139
51$1,760,470$1,342,650$1,235,797$1,718,500
52$1,885,836$1,354,239$1,222,995$1,804,092
53$2,022,283$1,364,688$1,208,057$1,896,528
54$2,170,886$1,373,888$1,190,857$1,996,486
55$2,332,830$1,381,723$1,171,264$2,104,711
56$2,509,419$1,388,067$1,149,142$2,222,029
57$2,702,087$1,392,790$1,124,345$2,349,348
58$2,912,413$1,395,750$1,096,724$2,487,671
59$3,142,136$1,396,798$1,066,121$2,638,105
60$3,393,170$1,395,777$1,032,372$2,801,872
61$3,667,621$1,392,517$995,304$2,980,318
62$3,967,808$1,386,841$954,737$3,174,931
63$4,296,287$1,378,559$910,483$3,387,350
64$4,655,869$1,367,469$862,345$3,619,385
65$5,049,651$1,353,358$810,117$3,873,032
66$5,481,044$1,336,001$753,584$4,150,493
67$5,953,803$1,315,158$692,522$4,454,199
68$6,472,065$1,290,575$626,695$4,786,829
69$7,040,386$1,261,983$555,860$5,151,340
70$7,663,782$1,229,097$479,758$5,550,993
71$8,347,782$1,191,616$398,123$5,989,386
72$9,098,471$1,149,221$310,676$6,470,487
73$9,922,556$1,101,574$217,125$6,998,673
74$10,827,423$1,048,317$117,164$7,578,773
75$11,821,208$989,073$10,478$8,216,109
76$12,912,876$923,442$0$8,916,556
77$14,112,299$851,001$0$9,702,032
78$15,430,356$771,302$0$10,566,913
79$16,879,031$683,875$0$11,517,563
80$18,471,527$588,219$0$12,562,726
81$20,222,388$483,808$0$13,712,042
82$22,147,641$370,083$0$14,976,135
83$24,264,940$246,457$0$16,366,721
84$26,593,738$112,307$0$17,896,713
85$29,155,467$0$0$19,580,344
86$31,973,741$0$0$21,442,391
87$35,074,579$0$0$23,525,230
88$38,486,647$0$0$25,817,233
89$42,241,531$0$0$28,339,632
90$46,374,035$0$0$31,115,821
91$50,922,506$0$0$34,171,576
92$55,929,198$0$0$37,535,298
93$61,440,669$0$0$41,238,284
94$67,508,221$0$0$45,315,019
95$74,188,383$0$0$49,803,498
96$81,543,442$0$0$54,745,592
97$89,642,035$0$0$60,187,438
98$98,559,790$0$0$66,179,872
99$108,380,046$0$0$72,778,914
100$119,194,634$0$0$80,046,291