Can I retire at age 47 with 1,720,000?

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 $1,720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$142,036$140,771$139,536$138,332$137,155$135,385
2 years$70,315$69,005$67,736$66,506$65,312$63,531
3 years$46,411$45,096$43,830$42,611$41,437$39,701
4 years$34,461$33,150$31,897$30,699$29,553$27,875
5 years$27,293$25,990$24,753$23,580$22,466$20,850
6 years$22,516$21,223$20,004$18,857$17,776$16,226
7 years$19,106$17,823$16,624$15,503$14,457$12,972
8 years$16,549$15,278$14,098$13,005$11,993$10,574
9 years$14,561$13,302$12,143$11,078$10,100$8,745
10 years$12,972$11,725$10,586$9,549$8,606$7,314
11 years$11,672$10,438$9,320$8,310$7,401$6,172
12 years$10,590$9,369$8,271$7,289$6,414$5,246
13 years$9,675$8,466$7,390$6,435$5,593$4,485
14 years$8,892$7,696$6,640$5,713$4,903$3,852
15 years$8,213$7,030$5,995$5,095$4,317$3,323
16 years$7,620$6,450$5,435$4,562$3,815$2,875
17 years$7,098$5,940$4,946$4,099$3,383$2,495
18 years$6,633$5,489$4,515$3,694$3,008$2,171
19 years$6,219$5,087$4,133$3,338$2,681$1,893
20 years$5,846$4,727$3,793$3,023$2,395$1,653
21 years$5,509$4,403$3,489$2,743$2,143$1,446
22 years$5,203$4,110$3,216$2,494$1,921$1,267
23 years$4,924$3,844$2,969$2,272$1,724$1,111
24 years$4,669$3,602$2,746$2,072$1,550$975
25 years$4,434$3,380$2,543$1,892$1,395$857
26 years$4,218$3,177$2,359$1,730$1,256$753
27 years$4,019$2,990$2,190$1,584$1,133$663
28 years$3,834$2,817$2,036$1,451$1,022$583
29 years$3,661$2,658$1,895$1,331$923$514
30 years$3,501$2,510$1,765$1,221$834$453
31 years$3,352$2,373$1,645$1,121$754$399
32 years$3,212$2,245$1,535$1,031$682$352
33 years$3,080$2,126$1,433$948$617$311
34 years$2,957$2,015$1,339$872$559$274
35 years$2,841$1,911$1,252$803$506$242
36 years$2,732$1,814$1,171$739$459$213
37 years$2,629$1,723$1,096$681$416$189
38 years$2,531$1,637$1,027$628$377$166
39 years$2,439$1,557$962$579$342$147
40 years$2,352$1,481$902$534$310$130
41 years$2,269$1,410$845$493$281$115
42 years$2,190$1,343$793$455$255$101
43 years$2,115$1,280$744$420$232$90
44 years$2,044$1,220$699$388$210$79
45 years$1,976$1,163$656$358$191$70
46 years$1,911$1,110$616$331$173$62
47 years$1,849$1,059$579$305$157$55
48 years$1,790$1,011$544$282$143$48
49 years$1,733$965$511$261$130$43
50 years$1,679$922$481$241$118$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,720,000, adding $4,692 every year, while hoping to spend $56,080 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: 70/18/12 Blend
46$1,720,000$1,720,000$1,720,000$1,720,000
47$1,900,280$1,809,120$1,782,460$2,028,127
48$2,034,440$1,838,098$1,782,504$2,142,529
49$2,180,404$1,866,617$1,780,669$2,260,442
50$2,339,318$1,894,594$1,776,835$2,387,999
51$2,512,442$1,921,942$1,770,872$2,526,139
52$2,701,161$1,948,567$1,762,646$2,675,898
53$2,907,002$1,974,370$1,752,017$2,838,417
54$3,131,644$1,999,241$1,738,837$3,014,952
55$3,376,936$2,023,068$1,722,952$3,206,890
56$3,644,912$2,045,727$1,704,199$3,415,756
57$3,937,812$2,067,087$1,682,410$3,643,233
58$4,258,104$2,087,009$1,657,405$3,891,176
59$4,608,502$2,105,344$1,629,000$4,161,628
60$4,991,997$2,121,934$1,597,000$4,456,843
61$5,411,882$2,136,610$1,561,200$4,779,303
62$5,871,782$2,149,192$1,521,388$5,131,745
63$6,375,690$2,159,489$1,477,341$5,517,186
64$6,928,004$2,167,297$1,428,826$5,938,951
65$7,533,567$2,172,401$1,375,598$6,400,705
66$8,197,713$2,174,571$1,317,403$6,906,487
67$8,926,317$2,173,562$1,253,973$7,460,752
68$9,725,851$2,169,116$1,185,030$8,068,408
69$10,603,442$2,160,957$1,110,283$8,734,865
70$11,566,942$2,148,792$1,029,426$9,466,088
71$12,625,000$2,132,314$942,142$10,268,651
72$13,787,145$2,111,192$848,099$11,149,801
73$15,063,872$2,085,078$746,948$12,117,526
74$16,466,743$2,053,604$638,328$13,180,631
75$18,008,498$2,016,378$521,859$14,348,822
76$19,703,170$1,972,985$397,146$15,632,797
77$21,566,219$1,922,987$263,776$17,044,349
78$23,614,679$1,865,919$121,318$18,596,477
79$25,867,316$1,801,288$0$20,303,508
80$28,344,805$1,728,575$0$22,185,169
81$31,069,929$1,647,228$0$24,271,767
82$34,067,784$1,556,665$0$26,567,004
83$37,366,025$1,456,269$0$29,092,096
84$40,995,121$1,345,388$0$31,870,423
85$44,988,645$1,223,334$0$34,927,753
86$49,383,588$1,089,377$0$38,292,482
87$54,220,706$942,749$0$41,995,906
88$59,544,910$782,636$0$46,072,514
89$65,405,684$608,178$0$50,560,316
90$71,857,554$418,469$0$55,501,200
91$78,960,600$212,550$0$60,941,333
92$86,781,024$0$0$66,931,591
93$95,391,775$0$0$73,530,142
94$104,873,233$0$0$80,842,404
95$115,313,972$0$0$88,894,601
96$126,811,593$0$0$97,762,020
97$139,473,641$0$0$107,527,620
98$153,418,628$0$0$118,282,819
99$168,777,141$0$0$130,128,350
100$185,693,082$0$0$143,175,218