Can I retire at age 47 with 970,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $970,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$80,102$79,388$78,692$78,013$77,349$74,516
2 years$39,654$38,916$38,200$37,506$36,833$34,010
3 years$26,174$25,432$24,718$24,030$23,368$20,644
4 years$19,435$18,695$17,988$17,313$16,666$14,063
5 years$15,392$14,657$13,960$13,298$12,670$10,192
6 years$12,698$11,969$11,282$10,634$10,025$7,676
7 years$10,775$10,051$9,375$8,743$8,153$5,932
8 years$9,333$8,616$7,951$7,334$6,764$4,669
9 years$8,212$7,502$6,848$6,247$5,696$3,724
10 years$7,315$6,612$5,970$5,385$4,853$3,001
11 years$6,583$5,887$5,256$4,687$4,174$2,437
12 years$5,972$5,283$4,665$4,111$3,617$1,992
13 years$5,456$4,775$4,168$3,629$3,154$1,636
14 years$5,015$4,340$3,745$3,222$2,765$1,348
15 years$4,632$3,965$3,381$2,873$2,434$1,115
16 years$4,297$3,638$3,065$2,573$2,152$925
17 years$4,003$3,350$2,789$2,311$1,908$768
18 years$3,741$3,096$2,546$2,083$1,696$640
19 years$3,507$2,869$2,331$1,882$1,512$533
20 years$3,297$2,666$2,139$1,705$1,350$445
21 years$3,107$2,483$1,968$1,547$1,209$372
22 years$2,934$2,318$1,814$1,407$1,083$311
23 years$2,777$2,168$1,674$1,281$972$260
24 years$2,633$2,031$1,549$1,168$874$218
25 years$2,501$1,906$1,434$1,067$786$182
26 years$2,379$1,792$1,330$976$708$153
27 years$2,266$1,686$1,235$893$639$128
28 years$2,162$1,589$1,148$818$576$107
29 years$2,065$1,499$1,069$750$520$90
30 years$1,975$1,415$995$689$470$76
31 years$1,890$1,338$928$632$425$63
32 years$1,811$1,266$866$581$385$53
33 years$1,737$1,199$808$535$348$45
34 years$1,668$1,136$755$492$315$37
35 years$1,602$1,078$706$453$285$31
36 years$1,541$1,023$661$417$259$26
37 years$1,482$972$618$384$234$22
38 years$1,427$923$579$354$212$19
39 years$1,375$878$542$326$193$16
40 years$1,326$835$508$301$175$13
41 years$1,279$795$477$278$159$11
42 years$1,235$757$447$256$144$9
43 years$1,193$722$420$237$131$8
44 years$1,152$688$394$219$119$7
45 years$1,114$656$370$202$108$5
46 years$1,078$626$347$186$98$5
47 years$1,043$597$326$172$89$4
48 years$1,009$570$307$159$81$3
49 years$978$544$288$147$73$3
50 years$947$520$271$136$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $970,000, adding $5,774 every year, while hoping to spend $32,005 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: 36/47/17 Blend
46$970,000$970,000$970,000$970,000
47$1,074,896$1,023,486$1,008,451$1,107,832
48$1,150,482$1,039,584$1,008,181$1,148,326
49$1,232,706$1,055,397$1,006,829$1,188,575
50$1,322,209$1,070,880$1,004,326$1,231,349
51$1,419,701$1,085,979$1,000,597$1,276,890
52$1,525,960$1,100,642$995,566$1,325,467
53$1,641,843$1,114,808$989,153$1,377,377
54$1,768,293$1,128,416$981,272$1,432,949
55$1,906,349$1,141,398$971,834$1,492,546
56$2,057,154$1,153,684$960,748$1,556,570
57$2,221,967$1,165,197$947,916$1,625,466
58$2,402,172$1,175,857$933,236$1,699,726
59$2,599,295$1,185,576$916,601$1,779,894
60$2,815,017$1,194,262$897,901$1,866,570
61$3,051,185$1,201,818$877,017$1,960,421
62$3,309,837$1,208,138$853,829$2,062,181
63$3,593,216$1,213,113$828,208$2,172,662
64$3,903,792$1,216,623$800,020$2,292,764
65$4,244,285$1,218,543$769,126$2,423,478
66$4,617,690$1,218,740$735,380$2,565,903
67$5,027,308$1,217,072$698,629$2,721,250
68$5,476,773$1,213,388$658,713$2,890,859
69$5,970,090$1,207,530$615,466$3,076,211
70$6,511,667$1,199,327$568,712$3,278,941
71$7,106,363$1,188,599$518,269$3,500,857
72$7,759,528$1,175,158$463,948$3,743,953
73$8,477,059$1,158,799$405,549$4,010,433
74$9,265,448$1,139,310$342,865$4,302,734
75$10,131,851$1,116,463$275,678$4,623,542
76$11,084,149$1,090,018$203,762$4,975,826
77$12,131,024$1,059,722$126,880$5,362,865
78$13,282,045$1,025,304$44,786$5,788,278
79$14,547,749$986,480$0$6,256,060
80$15,939,750$942,948$0$6,778,391
81$17,470,841$894,389$0$7,361,545
82$19,155,118$840,465$0$8,002,816
83$21,008,113$780,820$0$8,708,190
84$23,046,937$715,077$0$9,484,269
85$25,290,444$642,836$0$10,338,335
86$27,759,411$563,676$0$11,278,422
87$30,476,726$477,151$0$12,313,392
88$33,467,611$382,791$0$13,453,017
89$36,759,858$280,099$0$14,708,078
90$40,384,089$168,548$0$16,090,464
91$44,374,045$47,586$0$17,613,286
92$48,766,906$0$0$19,291,006
93$53,603,640$0$0$21,182,691
94$58,929,391$0$0$23,292,910
95$64,793,900$0$0$25,616,783
96$71,251,981$0$0$28,176,053
97$78,364,033$0$0$30,994,679
98$86,196,612$0$0$34,099,062
99$94,823,056$0$0$37,518,293
100$104,324,181$0$0$41,284,433