Can I retire at age 47 with 390,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $390,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$32,206$31,919$31,639$31,366$31,099$30,397
2 years$15,943$15,647$15,359$15,080$14,809$14,105
3 years$10,523$10,225$9,938$9,662$9,396$8,712
4 years$7,814$7,517$7,232$6,961$6,701$6,043
5 years$6,189$5,893$5,613$5,347$5,094$4,464
6 years$5,105$4,812$4,536$4,276$4,031$3,429
7 years$4,332$4,041$3,769$3,515$3,278$2,705
8 years$3,752$3,464$3,197$2,949$2,719$2,174
9 years$3,302$3,016$2,753$2,512$2,290$1,773
10 years$2,941$2,659$2,400$2,165$1,951$1,461
11 years$2,647$2,367$2,113$1,884$1,678$1,214
12 years$2,401$2,124$1,875$1,653$1,454$1,016
13 years$2,194$1,920$1,676$1,459$1,268$855
14 years$2,016$1,745$1,506$1,295$1,112$723
15 years$1,862$1,594$1,359$1,155$979$613
16 years$1,728$1,463$1,232$1,034$865$522
17 years$1,609$1,347$1,121$929$767$445
18 years$1,504$1,245$1,024$838$682$381
19 years$1,410$1,154$937$757$608$326
20 years$1,325$1,072$860$685$543$280
21 years$1,249$998$791$622$486$240
22 years$1,180$932$729$566$436$207
23 years$1,117$872$673$515$391$178
24 years$1,059$817$623$470$351$153
25 years$1,005$766$577$429$316$132
26 years$956$720$535$392$285$114
27 years$911$678$497$359$257$98
28 years$869$639$462$329$232$85
29 years$830$603$430$302$209$73
30 years$794$569$400$277$189$63
31 years$760$538$373$254$171$55
32 years$728$509$348$234$155$47
33 years$698$482$325$215$140$41
34 years$670$457$304$198$127$35
35 years$644$433$284$182$115$31
36 years$619$411$266$168$104$26
37 years$596$391$249$154$94$23
38 years$574$371$233$142$85$20
39 years$553$353$218$131$77$17
40 years$533$336$204$121$70$15
41 years$514$320$192$112$64$13
42 years$497$305$180$103$58$11
43 years$480$290$169$95$52$10
44 years$463$277$158$88$48$8
45 years$448$264$149$81$43$7
46 years$433$252$140$75$39$6
47 years$419$240$131$69$36$5
48 years$406$229$123$64$32$5
49 years$393$219$116$59$29$4
50 years$381$209$109$55$27$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $390,000, adding $4,274 every year, while hoping to spend $20,766 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: 57/23/20 Blend
46$390,000$390,000$390,000$390,000
47$434,189$413,519$407,474$456,390
48$456,381$411,686$399,029$470,160
49$480,141$409,068$389,606$482,558
50$505,607$405,604$379,149$495,611
51$532,929$401,229$367,601$509,387
52$562,275$395,876$354,902$523,962
53$593,826$389,473$340,991$539,420
54$627,782$381,943$325,800$555,855
55$664,364$373,206$309,262$573,371
56$703,812$363,176$291,306$592,084
57$746,392$351,763$271,856$612,124
58$792,395$338,871$250,834$633,635
59$842,142$324,397$228,159$656,776
60$895,983$308,236$203,745$681,725
61$954,307$290,273$177,504$708,679
62$1,017,538$270,388$149,342$737,857
63$1,086,144$248,454$119,162$769,503
64$1,160,639$224,337$86,863$803,887
65$1,241,590$197,896$52,339$841,306
66$1,329,619$168,979$15,479$882,095
67$1,425,411$137,429$0$926,620
68$1,529,718$103,079$0$980,382
69$1,643,371$65,752$0$1,042,597
70$1,767,282$25,260$0$1,110,486
71$1,902,454$0$0$1,184,633
72$2,049,994$0$0$1,270,388
73$2,211,117$0$0$1,371,051
74$2,387,164$0$0$1,481,071
75$2,579,609$0$0$1,601,374
76$2,790,075$0$0$1,732,978
77$3,020,351$0$0$1,877,006
78$3,272,403$0$0$2,034,695
79$3,548,400$0$0$2,207,403
80$3,850,729$0$0$2,396,631
81$4,182,017$0$0$2,604,028
82$4,545,160$0$0$2,831,413
83$4,943,346$0$0$3,080,786
84$5,380,086$0$0$3,354,354
85$5,859,248$0$0$3,654,544
86$6,385,091$0$0$3,984,032
87$6,962,309$0$0$4,345,765
88$7,596,071$0$0$4,742,988
89$8,292,069$0$0$5,179,277
90$9,056,577$0$0$5,658,573
91$9,896,505$0$0$6,185,213
92$10,819,464$0$0$6,763,978
93$11,833,841$0$0$7,400,136
94$12,948,874$0$0$8,099,488
95$14,174,742$0$0$8,868,426
96$15,522,658$0$0$9,713,995
97$17,004,978$0$0$10,643,952
98$18,635,313$0$0$11,666,848
99$20,428,661$0$0$12,792,102
100$22,401,546$0$0$14,030,091