Can I retire at age 47 with 1,960,000?

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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$154,276
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$72,396
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$45,240
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$31,764
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$23,760
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$18,490
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$14,782
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$12,049
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$9,965
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$8,335
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$7,034
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$5,978
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$5,110
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$4,390
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$3,786
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$3,277
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$2,844
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$2,474
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$2,157
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$1,884
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$1,648
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$1,443
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$1,266
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$1,111
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$976
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$858
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$755
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$665
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$586
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$516
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$455
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$401
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$354
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$312
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$276
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$243
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$215
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$190
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$168
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$148
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$131
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$116
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$102
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$90
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$80
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$70
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$62
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$55
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$49
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $1,960,000, adding $5,734 every year, while hoping to spend $38,072 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: 29/45/26 Blend
46$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
47$2,165,835$2,061,955$2,031,575$2,211,051
48$2,346,241$2,122,482$2,059,124$2,307,481
49$2,543,774$2,184,699$2,086,320$2,407,363
50$2,760,138$2,248,649$2,113,112$2,513,975
51$2,997,214$2,314,375$2,139,443$2,627,922
52$3,257,071$2,381,920$2,165,255$2,749,873
53$3,541,989$2,451,331$2,190,488$2,880,560
54$3,854,479$2,522,653$2,215,076$3,020,790
55$4,197,306$2,595,933$2,238,951$3,171,451
56$4,573,515$2,671,218$2,262,040$3,333,518
57$4,986,463$2,748,557$2,284,268$3,508,067
58$5,439,844$2,827,999$2,305,553$3,696,280
59$5,937,730$2,909,593$2,325,811$3,899,460
60$6,484,606$2,993,390$2,344,953$4,119,039
61$7,085,412$3,079,442$2,362,885$4,356,596
62$7,745,591$3,167,801$2,379,508$4,613,867
63$8,471,138$3,258,520$2,394,718$4,892,768
64$9,268,658$3,351,652$2,408,406$5,195,403
65$10,145,430$3,447,252$2,420,457$5,524,094
66$11,109,471$3,545,375$2,430,749$5,881,397
67$12,169,614$3,646,075$2,439,156$6,270,127
68$13,335,592$3,749,409$2,445,545$6,693,384
69$14,618,126$3,855,435$2,449,775$7,154,586
70$16,029,032$3,964,208$2,451,699$7,657,494
71$17,581,325$4,075,786$2,451,163$8,206,255
72$19,289,349$4,190,228$2,448,005$8,805,436
73$21,168,904$4,307,591$2,442,055$9,460,069
74$23,237,404$4,427,934$2,433,135$10,175,698
75$25,514,033$4,551,316$2,421,059$10,958,433
76$28,019,929$4,677,796$2,405,630$11,815,004
77$30,778,387$4,807,433$2,386,643$12,752,829
78$33,815,070$4,940,285$2,363,884$13,780,079
79$37,158,260$5,076,412$2,337,126$14,905,759
80$40,839,118$5,215,871$2,306,135$16,139,793
81$44,891,981$5,358,722$2,270,663$17,493,116
82$49,354,684$5,505,021$2,230,453$18,977,776
83$54,268,921$5,654,826$2,185,232$20,607,053
84$59,680,632$5,808,194$2,134,718$22,395,580
85$65,640,441$5,965,179$2,078,615$24,359,480
86$72,204,130$6,125,837$2,016,612$26,516,524
87$79,433,168$6,290,220$1,948,386$28,886,294
88$87,395,291$6,458,381$1,873,598$31,490,372
89$96,165,140$6,630,370$1,791,891$34,352,538
90$105,824,961$6,806,236$1,702,897$37,499,002
91$116,465,391$6,986,024$1,606,228$40,958,647
92$128,186,302$7,169,781$1,501,477$44,763,303
93$141,097,751$7,357,547$1,388,223$48,948,047
94$155,321,016$7,549,361$1,266,024$53,551,539
95$170,989,740$7,745,260$1,134,416$58,616,380
96$188,251,193$7,945,277$992,918$64,189,522
97$207,267,659$8,149,440$841,025$70,322,706
98$228,217,972$8,357,774$678,211$77,072,953
99$251,299,201$8,570,301$503,927$84,503,107
100$276,728,510$8,787,037$317,599$92,682,422