Can I retire at age 47 with 850,000?

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 $850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$65,065
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$29,575
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$17,875
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$12,121
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$8,743
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$6,552
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$5,038
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$3,944
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$3,128
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$2,506
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$2,024
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$1,644
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$1,342
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$1,099
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$903
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$744
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$614
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$508
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$420
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$349
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$289
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$240
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$199
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$166
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$138
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$115
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$95
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$79
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$66
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$55
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$46
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$38
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$32
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$26
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$22
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$18
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$15
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$13
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$11
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$9
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$7
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$6
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$5
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$4
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$4
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$3
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$2
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$2
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$2
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 47 starting with $850,000, adding $4,517 every year, while hoping to spend $25,211 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: 35/43/22 Blend
46$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
47$941,359$896,309$883,134$967,880
48$1,010,554$913,404$885,895$1,004,926
49$1,085,961$930,492$887,903$1,042,229
50$1,168,188$947,545$889,107$1,081,966
51$1,257,903$964,535$889,452$1,124,369
52$1,355,842$981,430$888,882$1,169,695
53$1,462,814$998,196$887,335$1,218,226
54$1,579,711$1,014,797$884,751$1,270,277
55$1,707,513$1,031,194$881,061$1,326,193
56$1,847,301$1,047,344$876,199$1,386,356
57$2,000,265$1,063,203$870,090$1,451,188
58$2,167,714$1,078,722$862,660$1,521,155
59$2,351,090$1,093,849$853,829$1,596,773
60$2,551,983$1,108,529$843,514$1,678,610
61$2,772,140$1,122,702$831,627$1,767,293
62$3,013,489$1,136,305$818,077$1,863,518
63$3,278,151$1,149,270$802,769$1,968,049
64$3,568,464$1,161,525$785,602$2,081,734
65$3,887,000$1,172,993$766,473$2,205,506
66$4,236,595$1,183,591$745,271$2,340,396
67$4,620,373$1,193,232$721,883$2,487,545
68$5,041,772$1,201,822$696,187$2,648,208
69$5,504,583$1,209,261$668,060$2,823,776
70$6,012,980$1,215,445$637,370$3,015,780
71$6,571,562$1,220,259$603,979$3,225,912
72$7,185,395$1,223,586$567,746$3,456,040
73$7,860,061$1,225,296$528,521$3,708,225
74$8,601,707$1,225,256$486,146$3,984,743
75$9,417,109$1,223,321$440,460$4,288,105
76$10,313,730$1,219,339$391,291$4,621,081
77$11,299,792$1,213,149$338,461$4,986,730
78$12,384,355$1,204,578$281,784$5,388,427
79$13,577,402$1,193,445$221,067$5,829,895
80$14,889,930$1,179,556$156,105$6,315,243
81$16,334,055$1,162,707$86,687$6,849,005
82$17,923,130$1,142,681$12,593$7,436,183
83$19,671,866$1,119,249$0$8,082,293
84$21,596,470$1,092,166$0$8,809,029
85$23,714,804$1,061,176$0$9,611,670
86$26,046,545$1,026,005$0$10,494,724
87$28,613,378$986,365$0$11,466,423
88$31,439,196$941,950$0$12,535,845
89$34,550,326$892,438$0$13,712,997
90$37,975,778$837,486$0$15,008,914
91$41,747,517$776,732$0$16,435,763
92$45,900,768$709,796$0$18,006,955
93$50,474,342$636,272$0$19,737,278
94$55,511,010$555,734$0$21,643,036
95$61,057,898$467,730$0$23,742,201
96$67,166,939$371,785$0$26,054,587
97$73,895,358$267,393$0$28,602,039
98$81,306,214$154,025$0$31,408,639
99$89,468,993$31,117$0$34,500,933
100$98,460,267$0$0$37,908,186