Can I retire at age 47 with 940,000?

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 $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%17%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$72,820
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$33,558
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$20,577
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$14,166
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$10,382
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$7,909
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$6,186
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$4,929
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$3,983
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$3,252
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$2,677
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$2,219
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$1,848
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$1,546
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$1,298
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,093
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$922
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$780
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$660
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$560
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$476
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$404
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$344
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$293
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$249
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$212
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$181
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$154
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$132
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$112
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$96
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$82
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$70
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$60
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$51
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$44
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$37
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$32
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$27
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$23
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$20
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$17
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$14
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$12
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$11
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$9
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$8
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$7
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$6
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $940,000, adding $5,188 every year, while hoping to spend $20,009 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: 68/6/26 Blend
46$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
47$1,041,231$991,411$976,841$1,104,710
48$1,126,148$1,018,701$988,276$1,175,291
49$1,219,055$1,046,657$999,423$1,249,721
50$1,320,746$1,075,292$1,010,252$1,330,693
51$1,432,097$1,104,616$1,020,730$1,418,854
52$1,554,070$1,134,641$1,030,824$1,514,917
53$1,687,724$1,165,378$1,040,496$1,619,668
54$1,834,229$1,196,838$1,049,709$1,733,971
55$1,994,869$1,229,031$1,058,423$1,858,782
56$2,171,061$1,261,969$1,066,595$1,995,149
57$2,364,365$1,295,662$1,074,182$2,144,233
58$2,576,499$1,330,118$1,081,136$2,307,307
59$2,809,357$1,365,349$1,087,409$2,485,779
60$3,065,023$1,401,363$1,092,949$2,681,196
61$3,345,794$1,438,168$1,097,702$2,895,267
62$3,654,200$1,475,774$1,101,610$3,129,873
63$3,993,029$1,514,186$1,104,614$3,387,086
64$4,365,350$1,553,413$1,106,650$3,669,191
65$4,774,546$1,593,461$1,107,653$3,978,705
66$5,224,344$1,634,335$1,107,554$4,318,404
67$5,718,849$1,676,040$1,106,279$4,691,344
68$6,262,585$1,718,579$1,103,753$5,100,894
69$6,860,535$1,761,956$1,099,895$5,550,769
70$7,518,190$1,806,172$1,094,622$6,045,059
71$8,241,598$1,851,227$1,087,845$6,588,275
72$9,037,426$1,897,122$1,079,472$7,185,386
73$9,913,017$1,943,854$1,069,408$7,841,870
74$10,876,461$1,991,420$1,057,550$8,563,762
75$11,936,675$2,039,815$1,043,793$9,357,715
76$13,103,482$2,089,031$1,028,026$10,231,060
77$14,387,705$2,139,061$1,010,132$11,191,875
78$15,801,269$2,189,894$989,990$12,249,065
79$17,357,318$2,241,518$967,474$13,412,441
80$19,070,329$2,293,917$942,449$14,692,819
81$20,956,258$2,347,074$914,776$16,102,115
82$23,032,685$2,400,970$884,310$17,653,464
83$25,318,983$2,455,582$850,899$19,361,339
84$27,836,498$2,510,884$814,383$21,241,693
85$30,608,751$2,566,848$774,595$23,312,106
86$33,661,662$2,623,441$731,362$25,591,951
87$37,023,790$2,680,628$684,501$28,102,579
88$40,726,607$2,738,369$633,822$30,867,521
89$44,804,793$2,796,622$579,127$33,912,707
90$49,296,562$2,855,336$520,208$37,266,716
91$54,244,024$2,914,461$456,848$40,961,042
92$59,693,583$2,973,938$388,821$45,030,394
93$65,696,372$3,033,704$315,890$49,513,021
94$72,308,738$3,093,691$237,808$54,451,077
95$79,592,772$3,153,825$154,317$59,891,017
96$87,616,896$3,214,024$65,149$65,884,037
97$96,456,510$3,274,202$0$72,486,556
98$106,194,699$3,334,263$0$79,769,078
99$116,923,022$3,394,105$0$87,811,626
100$128,742,372$3,453,618$0$96,671,708