Can I retire at age 63 with 298,000?

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 $298,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$24,609$24,389$24,176$23,967$23,763$23,379
2 years$12,182$11,956$11,736$11,522$11,316$10,930
3 years$8,041$7,813$7,594$7,383$7,179$6,803
4 years$5,971$5,743$5,526$5,319$5,120$4,758
5 years$4,729$4,503$4,289$4,085$3,892$3,544
6 years$3,901$3,677$3,466$3,267$3,080$2,746
7 years$3,310$3,088$2,880$2,686$2,505$2,185
8 years$2,867$2,647$2,443$2,253$2,078$1,773
9 years$2,523$2,305$2,104$1,919$1,750$1,460
10 years$2,247$2,031$1,834$1,654$1,491$1,215
11 years$2,022$1,808$1,615$1,440$1,282$1,020
12 years$1,835$1,623$1,433$1,263$1,111$863
13 years$1,676$1,467$1,280$1,115$969$734
14 years$1,541$1,333$1,150$990$849$627
15 years$1,423$1,218$1,039$883$748$538
16 years$1,320$1,118$942$790$661$463
17 years$1,230$1,029$857$710$586$399
18 years$1,149$951$782$640$521$345
19 years$1,077$881$716$578$464$299
20 years$1,013$819$657$524$415$260
21 years$954$763$604$475$371$226
22 years$901$712$557$432$333$197
23 years$853$666$514$394$299$171
24 years$809$624$476$359$269$150
25 years$768$586$441$328$242$131
26 years$731$550$409$300$218$114
27 years$696$518$379$274$196$100
28 years$664$488$353$251$177$87
29 years$634$460$328$231$160$76
30 years$607$435$306$212$144$67
31 years$581$411$285$194$131$59
32 years$556$389$266$179$118$51
33 years$534$368$248$164$107$45
34 years$512$349$232$151$97$39
35 years$492$331$217$139$88$35
36 years$473$314$203$128$79$30
37 years$455$299$190$118$72$27
38 years$439$284$178$109$65$23
39 years$423$270$167$100$59$20
40 years$407$257$156$93$54$18
41 years$393$244$146$85$49$16
42 years$379$233$137$79$44$14
43 years$366$222$129$73$40$12
44 years$354$211$121$67$36$11
45 years$342$202$114$62$33$9
46 years$331$192$107$57$30$8
47 years$320$183$100$53$27$7
48 years$310$175$94$49$25$6
49 years$300$167$89$45$22$6
50 years$291$160$83$42$20$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $298,000, adding $5,151 every year, while hoping to spend $20,438 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: 65/14/21 Blend
62$298,000$298,000$298,000$298,000
63$333,709$317,915$313,296$353,295
64$346,002$311,747$302,046$360,923
65$358,863$304,592$289,733$366,467
66$372,330$296,380$276,302$372,049
67$386,441$287,036$261,692$377,672
68$401,240$276,483$245,841$383,343
69$416,773$264,637$228,683$389,068
70$433,090$251,410$210,150$394,855
71$450,247$236,711$190,172$400,716
72$468,303$220,440$168,673$406,662
73$487,322$202,494$145,576$412,707
74$507,376$182,764$120,800$418,870
75$528,541$161,132$94,259$425,168
76$550,901$137,477$65,866$431,626
77$574,549$111,669$35,528$438,270
78$599,583$83,571$3,149$445,130
79$626,114$53,039$0$452,243
80$654,260$19,920$0$466,684
81$684,151$0$0$482,674
82$715,931$0$0$502,040
83$749,756$0$0$525,929
84$785,795$0$0$551,394
85$824,237$0$0$578,568
86$865,287$0$0$607,599
87$909,168$0$0$638,647
88$956,127$0$0$671,887
89$1,006,434$0$0$707,513
90$1,060,385$0$0$745,736
91$1,118,304$0$0$786,788
92$1,180,549$0$0$830,925
93$1,247,511$0$0$878,427
94$1,319,618$0$0$929,600
95$1,397,344$0$0$984,782
96$1,481,206$0$0$1,044,344
97$1,571,775$0$0$1,108,694
98$1,669,675$0$0$1,178,279
99$1,775,594$0$0$1,253,592
100$1,890,289$0$0$1,335,172