Can I retire at age 47 with 970,000?

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 $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%14.6%
1 years$80,102$79,388$78,692$78,013$77,349$75,881
2 years$39,654$38,916$38,200$37,506$36,833$35,359
3 years$26,174$25,432$24,718$24,030$23,368$21,935
4 years$19,435$18,695$17,988$17,313$16,666$15,285
5 years$15,392$14,657$13,960$13,298$12,670$11,344
6 years$12,698$11,969$11,282$10,634$10,025$8,756
7 years$10,775$10,051$9,375$8,743$8,153$6,942
8 years$9,333$8,616$7,951$7,334$6,764$5,610
9 years$8,212$7,502$6,848$6,247$5,696$4,598
10 years$7,315$6,612$5,970$5,385$4,853$3,811
11 years$6,583$5,887$5,256$4,687$4,174$3,186
12 years$5,972$5,283$4,665$4,111$3,617$2,682
13 years$5,456$4,775$4,168$3,629$3,154$2,270
14 years$5,015$4,340$3,745$3,222$2,765$1,930
15 years$4,632$3,965$3,381$2,873$2,434$1,648
16 years$4,297$3,638$3,065$2,573$2,152$1,411
17 years$4,003$3,350$2,789$2,311$1,908$1,212
18 years$3,741$3,096$2,546$2,083$1,696$1,043
19 years$3,507$2,869$2,331$1,882$1,512$899
20 years$3,297$2,666$2,139$1,705$1,350$777
21 years$3,107$2,483$1,968$1,547$1,209$672
22 years$2,934$2,318$1,814$1,407$1,083$582
23 years$2,777$2,168$1,674$1,281$972$504
24 years$2,633$2,031$1,549$1,168$874$437
25 years$2,501$1,906$1,434$1,067$786$380
26 years$2,379$1,792$1,330$976$708$330
27 years$2,266$1,686$1,235$893$639$287
28 years$2,162$1,589$1,148$818$576$249
29 years$2,065$1,499$1,069$750$520$217
30 years$1,975$1,415$995$689$470$189
31 years$1,890$1,338$928$632$425$164
32 years$1,811$1,266$866$581$385$143
33 years$1,737$1,199$808$535$348$125
34 years$1,668$1,136$755$492$315$109
35 years$1,602$1,078$706$453$285$95
36 years$1,541$1,023$661$417$259$83
37 years$1,482$972$618$384$234$72
38 years$1,427$923$579$354$212$63
39 years$1,375$878$542$326$193$55
40 years$1,326$835$508$301$175$48
41 years$1,279$795$477$278$159$42
42 years$1,235$757$447$256$144$36
43 years$1,193$722$420$237$131$32
44 years$1,152$688$394$219$119$28
45 years$1,114$656$370$202$108$24
46 years$1,078$626$347$186$98$21
47 years$1,043$597$326$172$89$18
48 years$1,009$570$307$159$81$16
49 years$978$544$288$147$73$14
50 years$947$520$271$136$66$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $970,000, adding $4,488 every year, while hoping to spend $36,336 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: 48/23/29 Blend
46$970,000$970,000$970,000$970,000
47$1,073,569$1,022,159$1,007,124$1,116,018
48$1,144,412$1,033,584$1,002,202$1,157,800
49$1,221,263$1,044,351$995,897$1,199,244
50$1,304,697$1,054,388$988,124$1,243,557
51$1,395,345$1,063,622$978,795$1,291,029
52$1,493,903$1,071,972$967,817$1,341,980
53$1,601,134$1,079,353$955,093$1,396,765
54$1,717,882$1,085,673$940,520$1,455,776
55$1,845,070$1,090,835$923,992$1,519,448
56$1,983,719$1,094,738$905,397$1,588,262
57$2,134,949$1,097,271$884,619$1,662,750
58$2,299,995$1,098,318$861,535$1,743,499
59$2,480,215$1,097,756$836,016$1,831,160
60$2,677,104$1,095,453$807,930$1,926,453
61$2,892,309$1,091,271$777,136$2,030,173
62$3,127,642$1,085,061$743,488$2,143,199
63$3,385,100$1,076,667$706,833$2,266,504
64$3,666,878$1,065,922$667,010$2,401,162
65$3,975,398$1,052,651$623,853$2,548,359
66$4,313,324$1,036,665$577,188$2,709,410
67$4,683,590$1,017,769$526,830$2,885,762
68$5,089,427$995,751$472,590$3,079,019
69$5,534,396$970,390$414,269$3,290,949
70$6,022,415$941,450$351,658$3,523,507
71$6,557,803$908,682$284,540$3,778,853
72$7,145,315$871,824$212,688$4,059,369
73$7,790,190$830,596$135,866$4,367,690
74$8,498,198$784,704$53,826$4,706,721
75$9,275,695$733,835$0$5,079,674
76$10,129,683$677,660$0$5,500,527
77$11,067,876$615,831$0$5,981,209
78$12,098,771$547,978$0$6,509,452
79$13,231,729$473,712$0$7,090,114
80$14,477,063$392,623$0$7,728,550
81$15,846,137$304,274$0$8,430,664
82$17,351,467$208,207$0$9,202,967
83$19,006,844$103,938$0$10,052,635
84$20,827,465$0$0$10,987,582
85$22,830,069$0$0$12,018,822
86$25,033,102$0$0$13,182,331
87$27,456,888$0$0$14,462,553
88$30,123,817$0$0$15,871,329
89$33,058,562$0$0$17,421,708
90$36,288,308$0$0$19,128,069
91$39,843,008$0$0$21,006,252
92$43,755,666$0$0$23,073,715
93$48,062,648$0$0$25,349,691
94$52,804,025$0$0$27,855,374
95$58,023,951$0$0$30,614,117
96$63,771,078$0$0$33,651,652
97$70,099,015$0$0$36,996,336
98$77,066,835$0$0$40,679,412
99$84,739,631$0$0$44,735,310
100$93,189,130$0$0$49,201,967