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%11.5%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$74,485
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$35,217
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$22,180
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$15,699
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$11,842
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$9,295
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$7,497
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$6,167
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$5,149
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$4,348
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$3,706
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$3,182
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$2,748
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$2,386
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$2,080
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,820
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$1,597
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$1,405
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$1,239
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$1,095
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$970
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$859
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$763
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$678
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$603
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$537
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$479
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$427
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$381
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$340
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$304
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$271
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$243
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$217
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$194
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$174
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$155
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$139
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$125
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$112
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$100
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$89
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$80
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$72
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$64
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$58
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$52
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$46
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$42
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$37

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $940,000, adding $3,993 every year, while hoping to spend $22,727 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: 62/19/19 Blend
46$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
47$1,039,999$990,179$975,609$1,099,172
48$1,121,897$1,014,516$984,110$1,163,881
49$1,211,388$1,039,284$992,135$1,231,597
50$1,309,221$1,064,481$999,643$1,304,999
51$1,416,222$1,090,101$1,006,592$1,384,641
52$1,533,301$1,116,141$1,012,937$1,471,136
53$1,661,460$1,142,594$1,018,633$1,565,159
54$1,801,802$1,169,454$1,023,630$1,667,451
55$1,955,542$1,196,713$1,027,877$1,778,831
56$2,124,016$1,224,361$1,031,320$1,900,201
57$2,308,699$1,252,387$1,033,902$2,032,553
58$2,511,212$1,280,780$1,035,564$2,176,983
59$2,733,342$1,309,526$1,036,243$2,334,696
60$2,977,059$1,338,608$1,035,873$2,507,022
61$3,244,530$1,368,011$1,034,385$2,695,424
62$3,538,143$1,397,714$1,031,707$2,901,516
63$3,860,528$1,427,697$1,027,765$3,127,077
64$4,214,584$1,457,936$1,022,477$3,374,066
65$4,603,502$1,488,406$1,015,760$3,644,644
66$5,030,800$1,519,078$1,007,529$3,941,189
67$5,500,350$1,549,922$997,690$4,266,326
68$6,016,422$1,580,904$986,148$4,622,944
69$6,583,717$1,611,988$972,804$5,014,229
70$7,207,414$1,643,134$957,552$5,443,692
71$7,893,222$1,674,299$940,281$5,915,202
72$8,647,428$1,705,437$920,878$6,433,025
73$9,476,960$1,736,497$899,221$7,001,858
74$10,389,449$1,767,425$875,184$7,626,882
75$11,393,307$1,798,162$848,637$8,313,806
76$12,497,798$1,828,646$819,440$9,068,920
77$13,713,132$1,858,808$787,450$9,899,158
78$15,050,558$1,888,576$752,516$10,812,162
79$16,522,470$1,917,872$714,480$11,816,353
80$18,142,524$1,946,610$673,178$12,921,014
81$19,925,769$1,974,702$628,437$14,136,374
82$21,888,786$2,002,050$580,078$15,473,707
83$24,049,844$2,028,552$527,912$16,945,439
84$26,429,074$2,054,097$471,743$18,565,264
85$29,048,659$2,078,568$411,366$20,348,275
86$31,933,042$2,101,838$346,567$22,311,104
87$35,109,158$2,123,772$277,122$24,472,083
88$38,606,683$2,144,229$202,797$26,851,417
89$42,458,323$2,163,054$123,349$29,471,370
90$46,700,113$2,180,085$38,522$32,356,483
91$51,371,764$2,195,148$0$35,533,800
92$56,517,032$2,208,059$0$39,043,669
93$62,184,137$2,218,621$0$42,917,416
94$68,426,211$2,226,625$0$47,183,485
95$75,301,803$2,231,849$0$51,881,833
96$82,875,435$2,234,057$0$57,056,497
97$91,218,201$2,232,998$0$62,756,001
98$100,408,447$2,228,405$0$69,033,821
99$110,532,508$2,219,996$0$75,948,886
100$121,685,518$2,207,470$0$83,566,137