Can I retire at age 47 with 1,940,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$160,203$158,776$157,384$156,025$154,698$151,143
2 years$79,309$77,832$76,400$75,012$73,666$70,103
3 years$52,347$50,864$49,436$48,061$46,737$43,278
4 years$38,869$37,390$35,977$34,625$33,333$30,006
5 years$30,784$29,314$27,919$26,596$25,339$22,152
6 years$25,396$23,937$22,563$21,269$20,050$17,007
7 years$21,549$20,103$18,750$17,486$16,306$13,407
8 years$18,665$17,232$15,901$14,669$13,527$10,771
9 years$16,423$15,003$13,696$12,494$11,392$8,776
10 years$14,631$13,225$11,940$10,770$9,707$7,229
11 years$13,165$11,773$10,512$9,373$8,348$6,005
12 years$11,945$10,567$9,329$8,222$7,234$5,022
13 years$10,913$9,549$8,335$7,259$6,308$4,223
14 years$10,029$8,680$7,489$6,443$5,530$3,567
15 years$9,264$7,929$6,762$5,746$4,869$3,024
16 years$8,595$7,275$6,130$5,145$4,303$2,571
17 years$8,005$6,700$5,578$4,623$3,816$2,192
18 years$7,482$6,191$5,092$4,166$3,393$1,873
19 years$7,014$5,738$4,662$3,765$3,024$1,603
20 years$6,593$5,332$4,278$3,409$2,701$1,374
21 years$6,213$4,967$3,935$3,094$2,417$1,179
22 years$5,868$4,636$3,627$2,813$2,167$1,013
23 years$5,554$4,336$3,349$2,562$1,945$871
24 years$5,266$4,063$3,097$2,337$1,748$750
25 years$5,002$3,813$2,869$2,134$1,573$646
26 years$4,758$3,583$2,660$1,951$1,417$557
27 years$4,533$3,372$2,470$1,786$1,277$480
28 years$4,324$3,178$2,297$1,637$1,153$414
29 years$4,130$2,998$2,137$1,501$1,041$357
30 years$3,949$2,831$1,991$1,377$940$309
31 years$3,780$2,676$1,856$1,265$850$267
32 years$3,622$2,532$1,732$1,163$769$230
33 years$3,474$2,398$1,617$1,069$696$199
34 years$3,335$2,273$1,511$984$630$172
35 years$3,204$2,156$1,412$905$571$148
36 years$3,081$2,046$1,321$834$517$128
37 years$2,965$1,943$1,237$768$469$111
38 years$2,855$1,847$1,158$708$425$96
39 years$2,751$1,756$1,085$653$385$83
40 years$2,652$1,671$1,017$602$350$72
41 years$2,559$1,591$954$556$317$62
42 years$2,470$1,515$894$513$288$54
43 years$2,385$1,443$839$473$261$46
44 years$2,305$1,376$788$437$237$40
45 years$2,228$1,312$740$404$215$35
46 years$2,155$1,251$695$373$195$30
47 years$2,086$1,194$653$345$177$26
48 years$2,019$1,140$613$318$161$22
49 years$1,955$1,089$577$294$146$19
50 years$1,894$1,040$542$272$133$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,940,000, adding $6,975 every year, while hoping to spend $40,877 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: 36/34/30 Blend
46$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000
47$2,145,075$2,042,255$2,012,185$2,202,806
48$2,320,380$2,098,832$2,036,100$2,303,162
49$2,512,195$2,156,812$2,059,447$2,407,264
50$2,722,163$2,216,220$2,082,162$2,518,883
51$2,952,090$2,277,081$2,104,181$2,638,726
52$3,203,966$2,339,421$2,125,434$2,767,569
53$3,479,982$2,403,264$2,145,847$2,906,268
54$3,782,552$2,468,636$2,165,345$3,055,766
55$4,114,334$2,535,561$2,183,846$3,217,101
56$4,478,256$2,604,063$2,201,264$3,391,416
57$4,877,542$2,674,165$2,217,510$3,579,972
58$5,315,743$2,745,892$2,232,489$3,784,157
59$5,796,774$2,819,265$2,246,102$4,005,499
60$6,324,942$2,894,306$2,258,243$4,245,685
61$6,904,995$2,971,037$2,268,804$4,506,571
62$7,542,164$3,049,477$2,277,668$4,790,203
63$8,242,209$3,129,645$2,284,714$5,098,837
64$9,011,477$3,211,561$2,289,815$5,434,957
65$9,856,960$3,295,239$2,292,836$5,801,301
66$10,786,361$3,380,697$2,293,637$6,200,888
67$11,808,167$3,467,949$2,292,071$6,637,044
68$12,931,727$3,557,005$2,287,983$7,113,435
69$14,167,343$3,647,878$2,281,210$7,634,101
70$15,526,364$3,740,576$2,271,582$8,203,495
71$17,021,295$3,835,106$2,258,922$8,826,526
72$18,665,913$3,931,472$2,243,041$9,508,602
73$20,475,398$4,029,676$2,223,745$10,255,686
74$22,466,475$4,129,717$2,200,827$11,074,350
75$24,657,574$4,231,591$2,174,073$11,971,837
76$27,068,999$4,335,292$2,143,258$12,956,130
77$29,723,126$4,440,810$2,108,146$14,036,030
78$32,644,605$4,548,130$2,068,489$15,221,234
79$35,860,602$4,657,236$2,024,030$16,522,433
80$39,401,047$4,768,104$1,974,499$17,951,411
81$43,298,921$4,880,708$1,919,612$19,521,154
82$47,590,566$4,995,018$1,859,074$21,245,977
83$52,316,026$5,110,996$1,792,575$23,141,658
84$57,519,426$5,228,601$1,719,792$25,225,587
85$63,249,389$5,347,784$1,640,387$27,516,931
86$69,559,492$5,468,490$1,554,005$30,036,818
87$76,508,774$5,590,660$1,460,278$32,808,532
88$84,162,290$5,714,223$1,358,818$35,857,739
89$92,591,728$5,839,105$1,249,223$39,212,726
90$101,876,082$5,965,219$1,131,070$42,904,671
91$112,102,400$6,092,472$1,003,919$46,967,939
92$123,366,604$6,220,763$867,309$51,440,404
93$135,774,395$6,349,977$720,761$56,363,811
94$149,442,248$6,479,991$563,771$61,784,169
95$164,498,517$6,610,670$395,817$67,752,187
96$181,084,639$6,741,866$216,351$74,323,756
97$199,356,475$6,873,421$24,801$81,560,474
98$219,485,777$7,005,159$0$89,530,233
99$241,661,807$7,136,894$0$98,365,352
100$266,093,130$7,268,420$0$108,103,014