Can I retire at age 47 with 1,520,000?

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 $1,520,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$125,520$124,402$123,311$122,247$121,207$119,593
2 years$62,139$60,981$59,860$58,772$57,718$56,094
3 years$41,014$39,852$38,733$37,656$36,618$35,036
4 years$30,454$29,295$28,188$27,129$26,117$24,587
5 years$24,120$22,968$21,875$20,838$19,853$18,382
6 years$19,898$18,755$17,678$16,664$15,709$14,297
7 years$16,884$15,751$14,691$13,700$12,776$11,424
8 years$14,624$13,501$12,459$11,493$10,599$9,306
9 years$12,868$11,755$10,731$9,789$8,926$7,692
10 years$11,463$10,362$9,355$8,439$7,605$6,430
11 years$10,315$9,224$8,236$7,344$6,541$5,423
12 years$9,359$8,279$7,310$6,442$5,668$4,606
13 years$8,550$7,482$6,531$5,687$4,943$3,935
14 years$7,858$6,801$5,868$5,048$4,333$3,378
15 years$7,258$6,213$5,298$4,502$3,815$2,911
16 years$6,734$5,700$4,803$4,031$3,372$2,518
17 years$6,272$5,250$4,371$3,622$2,989$2,184
18 years$5,862$4,851$3,990$3,264$2,658$1,898
19 years$5,495$4,496$3,653$2,950$2,369$1,654
20 years$5,166$4,178$3,352$2,671$2,116$1,443
21 years$4,868$3,891$3,083$2,424$1,894$1,262
22 years$4,598$3,632$2,842$2,204$1,698$1,104
23 years$4,352$3,397$2,624$2,008$1,524$967
24 years$4,126$3,183$2,427$1,831$1,370$849
25 years$3,919$2,987$2,248$1,672$1,232$745
26 years$3,728$2,807$2,084$1,529$1,110$655
27 years$3,551$2,642$1,936$1,399$1,001$575
28 years$3,388$2,490$1,799$1,282$903$506
29 years$3,236$2,349$1,675$1,176$815$445
30 years$3,094$2,218$1,560$1,079$737$392
31 years$2,962$2,097$1,454$991$666$345
32 years$2,838$1,984$1,357$911$603$304
33 years$2,722$1,879$1,267$838$545$268
34 years$2,613$1,781$1,184$771$494$237
35 years$2,511$1,689$1,107$709$447$209
36 years$2,414$1,603$1,035$653$405$184
37 years$2,323$1,523$969$602$367$162
38 years$2,237$1,447$907$555$333$143
39 years$2,155$1,376$850$512$302$126
40 years$2,078$1,309$797$472$274$112
41 years$2,005$1,246$747$435$248$98
42 years$1,935$1,187$701$402$225$87
43 years$1,869$1,131$658$371$205$77
44 years$1,806$1,078$617$342$186$68
45 years$1,746$1,028$580$316$169$60
46 years$1,689$981$544$292$153$53
47 years$1,634$936$511$270$139$47
48 years$1,582$893$481$249$126$41
49 years$1,532$853$452$231$115$36
50 years$1,484$815$425$213$104$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,520,000, adding $3,811 every year, while hoping to spend $45,620 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: 54/20/26 Blend
46$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000
47$1,678,971$1,598,411$1,574,851$1,757,358
48$1,801,687$1,628,194$1,579,069$1,841,627
49$1,935,391$1,657,907$1,581,900$1,928,298
50$2,081,155$1,687,499$1,583,248$2,021,726
51$2,240,160$1,716,914$1,583,014$2,122,575
52$2,413,706$1,746,093$1,581,095$2,231,578
53$2,603,223$1,774,970$1,577,380$2,349,544
54$2,810,285$1,803,477$1,571,756$2,477,363
55$3,036,626$1,831,538$1,564,101$2,616,020
56$3,284,153$1,859,076$1,554,290$2,766,599
57$3,554,969$1,886,003$1,542,191$2,930,299
58$3,851,387$1,912,228$1,527,666$3,108,439
59$4,175,954$1,937,653$1,510,569$3,302,476
60$4,531,477$1,962,173$1,490,748$3,514,017
61$4,921,045$1,985,677$1,468,045$3,744,835
62$5,348,060$2,008,044$1,442,293$3,996,884
63$5,816,271$2,029,146$1,413,319$4,272,322
64$6,329,804$2,048,848$1,380,938$4,573,527
65$6,893,206$2,067,004$1,344,962$4,903,123
66$7,511,485$2,083,459$1,305,190$5,264,005
67$8,190,157$2,098,048$1,261,414$5,659,363
68$8,935,296$2,110,596$1,213,415$6,092,718
69$9,753,597$2,120,916$1,160,965$6,567,953
70$10,652,431$2,128,808$1,103,825$7,089,349
71$11,639,922$2,134,063$1,041,746$7,661,628
72$12,725,017$2,136,454$974,467$8,289,999
73$13,917,572$2,135,745$901,715$8,980,204
74$15,228,449$2,131,680$823,207$9,738,576
75$16,669,610$2,123,992$738,643$10,572,098
76$18,254,237$2,112,394$647,715$11,488,471
77$19,996,852$2,096,585$550,097$12,496,187
78$21,913,456$2,076,242$445,450$13,604,609
79$24,021,676$2,051,026$333,420$14,824,060
80$26,340,936$2,020,575$213,638$16,165,925
81$28,892,636$1,984,507$85,719$17,642,753
82$31,700,354$1,942,417$0$19,268,385
83$34,790,070$1,893,876$0$21,072,167
84$38,190,410$1,838,428$0$23,083,125
85$41,932,915$1,775,595$0$25,296,122
86$46,052,339$1,704,865$0$27,731,729
87$50,586,975$1,625,701$0$30,412,623
88$55,579,019$1,537,533$0$33,363,790
89$61,074,965$1,439,758$0$36,612,773
90$67,126,044$1,331,739$0$40,189,923
91$73,788,708$1,212,802$0$44,128,691
92$81,125,162$1,082,236$0$48,465,943
93$89,203,950$939,286$0$53,242,310
94$98,100,601$783,159$0$58,502,568
95$107,898,342$613,014$0$64,296,069
96$118,688,885$427,963$0$70,677,200
97$130,573,287$227,070$0$77,705,901
98$143,662,910$9,344$0$85,448,231
99$158,080,466$0$0$93,976,994
100$173,961,177$0$0$103,422,220