Can I retire at age 47 with 1,230,000?

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 $1,230,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$101,572$100,667$99,785$98,923$98,082$95,095
2 years$50,283$49,347$48,439$47,559$46,706$43,722
3 years$33,189$32,249$31,343$30,472$29,632$26,745
4 years$24,644$23,706$22,810$21,953$21,134$18,366
5 years$19,518$18,586$17,701$16,862$16,066$13,424
6 years$16,102$15,177$14,305$13,485$12,712$10,199
7 years$13,663$12,745$11,888$11,087$10,338$7,954
8 years$11,834$10,925$10,082$9,300$8,577$6,320
9 years$10,413$9,512$8,683$7,922$7,223$5,090
10 years$9,276$8,385$7,570$6,829$6,154$4,144
11 years$8,347$7,464$6,665$5,943$5,293$3,400
12 years$7,573$6,700$5,915$5,213$4,587$2,808
13 years$6,919$6,055$5,285$4,602$4,000$2,332
14 years$6,359$5,503$4,748$4,085$3,506$1,944
15 years$5,873$5,027$4,287$3,643$3,087$1,626
16 years$5,449$4,613$3,887$3,262$2,728$1,364
17 years$5,076$4,248$3,537$2,931$2,419$1,147
18 years$4,744$3,925$3,229$2,641$2,151$966
19 years$4,447$3,638$2,956$2,387$1,917$815
20 years$4,180$3,381$2,713$2,162$1,712$689
21 years$3,939$3,149$2,495$1,962$1,532$583
22 years$3,721$2,939$2,300$1,784$1,374$493
23 years$3,521$2,749$2,123$1,625$1,233$418
24 years$3,339$2,576$1,964$1,482$1,108$354
25 years$3,171$2,417$1,819$1,353$997$301
26 years$3,017$2,272$1,687$1,237$898$255
27 years$2,874$2,138$1,566$1,132$810$217
28 years$2,741$2,015$1,456$1,038$731$184
29 years$2,618$1,901$1,355$951$660$156
30 years$2,504$1,795$1,262$873$596$133
31 years$2,397$1,697$1,177$802$539$113
32 years$2,297$1,606$1,098$737$488$96
33 years$2,203$1,520$1,025$678$441$82
34 years$2,115$1,441$958$624$400$69
35 years$2,032$1,367$895$574$362$59
36 years$1,954$1,297$838$529$328$50
37 years$1,880$1,232$784$487$297$43
38 years$1,810$1,171$734$449$269$36
39 years$1,744$1,113$688$414$244$31
40 years$1,682$1,059$645$382$222$26
41 years$1,622$1,008$605$352$201$22
42 years$1,566$960$567$325$182$19
43 years$1,512$915$532$300$166$16
44 years$1,461$872$500$277$150$14
45 years$1,413$832$469$256$136$12
46 years$1,366$793$441$236$124$10
47 years$1,322$757$414$218$112$9
48 years$1,280$723$389$202$102$7
49 years$1,240$690$366$187$93$6
50 years$1,201$659$344$172$84$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,230,000, adding $5,692 every year, while hoping to spend $44,049 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: 47/33/20 Blend
46$1,230,000$1,230,000$1,230,000$1,230,000
47$1,361,331$1,296,141$1,277,076$1,417,329
48$1,453,319$1,312,784$1,272,991$1,473,625
49$1,553,214$1,328,767$1,267,292$1,529,823
50$1,661,775$1,344,009$1,259,879$1,589,903
51$1,779,838$1,358,428$1,250,647$1,654,247
52$1,908,323$1,371,933$1,239,486$1,723,278
53$2,048,243$1,384,428$1,226,279$1,797,462
54$2,200,710$1,395,812$1,210,906$1,877,316
55$2,366,951$1,405,975$1,193,240$1,963,411
56$2,548,314$1,414,802$1,173,147$2,056,378
57$2,746,284$1,422,169$1,150,490$2,156,916
58$2,962,495$1,427,946$1,125,121$2,265,795
59$3,198,747$1,431,992$1,096,890$2,383,867
60$3,457,020$1,434,160$1,065,636$2,512,074
61$3,739,494$1,434,293$1,031,194$2,651,457
62$4,048,572$1,432,222$993,388$2,803,166
63$4,386,896$1,427,771$952,037$2,968,471
64$4,757,379$1,420,751$906,949$3,148,776
65$5,163,226$1,410,962$857,926$3,345,630
66$5,607,968$1,398,192$804,760$3,560,747
67$6,095,493$1,382,217$747,232$3,796,017
68$6,630,085$1,362,797$685,116$4,053,530
69$7,216,461$1,339,681$618,174$4,335,593
70$7,859,814$1,312,600$546,158$4,644,752
71$8,565,869$1,281,271$468,808$4,983,819
72$9,340,929$1,245,395$385,854$5,355,901
73$10,191,937$1,204,652$297,014$5,764,425
74$11,126,543$1,158,708$201,991$6,213,176
75$12,153,171$1,107,206$100,479$6,706,331
76$13,281,105$1,049,769$0$7,248,502
77$14,520,570$986,000$0$7,846,452
78$15,882,831$915,477$0$8,527,116
79$17,380,300$837,755$0$9,275,301
80$19,026,649$752,364$0$10,097,926
81$20,836,942$658,805$0$11,002,621
82$22,827,777$556,554$0$11,997,800
83$25,017,440$445,054$0$13,092,740
84$27,426,077$323,720$0$14,297,673
85$30,075,886$191,931$0$15,623,881
86$32,991,324$49,034$0$17,083,804
87$36,199,340$0$0$18,691,161
88$39,729,625$0$0$20,499,445
89$43,614,894$0$0$22,509,321
90$47,891,195$0$0$24,721,650
91$52,598,248$0$0$27,157,003
92$57,779,818$0$0$29,838,044
93$63,484,130$0$0$32,789,750
94$69,764,320$0$0$36,039,638
95$76,678,942$0$0$39,618,033
96$84,292,512$0$0$43,558,349
97$92,676,125$0$0$47,897,404
98$101,908,118$0$0$52,675,769
99$112,074,814$0$0$57,938,152
100$123,271,333$0$0$63,733,816