Can I retire at age 64 with 302,000?

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 $302,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$24,939$24,717$24,500$24,288$24,082$23,751
2 years$12,346$12,116$11,893$11,677$11,468$11,135
3 years$8,149$7,918$7,696$7,482$7,275$6,952
4 years$6,051$5,821$5,600$5,390$5,189$4,876
5 years$4,792$4,563$4,346$4,140$3,945$3,643
6 years$3,953$3,726$3,512$3,311$3,121$2,832
7 years$3,355$3,129$2,919$2,722$2,538$2,262
8 years$2,906$2,682$2,475$2,283$2,106$1,841
9 years$2,557$2,336$2,132$1,945$1,773$1,521
10 years$2,278$2,059$1,859$1,677$1,511$1,271
11 years$2,049$1,833$1,636$1,459$1,300$1,071
12 years$1,859$1,645$1,452$1,280$1,126$909
13 years$1,699$1,487$1,298$1,130$982$776
14 years$1,561$1,351$1,166$1,003$861$666
15 years$1,442$1,234$1,053$895$758$574
16 years$1,338$1,133$954$801$670$496
17 years$1,246$1,043$868$720$594$430
18 years$1,165$964$793$649$528$373
19 years$1,092$893$726$586$471$325
20 years$1,026$830$666$531$420$283
21 years$967$773$613$482$376$247
22 years$914$722$565$438$337$216
23 years$865$675$521$399$303$189
24 years$820$632$482$364$272$166
25 years$779$593$447$332$245$146
26 years$741$558$414$304$221$128
27 years$706$525$385$278$199$112
28 years$673$495$358$255$179$99
29 years$643$467$333$234$162$87
30 years$615$441$310$214$146$76
31 years$588$417$289$197$132$67
32 years$564$394$270$181$120$59
33 years$541$373$252$166$108$52
34 years$519$354$235$153$98$46
35 years$499$336$220$141$89$40
36 years$480$319$206$130$81$36
37 years$462$303$193$120$73$31
38 years$444$288$180$110$66$28
39 years$428$273$169$102$60$24
40 years$413$260$158$94$54$22
41 years$398$248$148$87$49$19
42 years$384$236$139$80$45$17
43 years$371$225$131$74$41$15
44 years$359$214$123$68$37$13
45 years$347$204$115$63$33$12
46 years$336$195$108$58$30$10
47 years$325$186$102$54$28$9
48 years$314$177$95$50$25$8
49 years$304$169$90$46$23$7
50 years$295$162$84$42$21$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $302,000, adding $2,588 every year, while hoping to spend $20,471 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: 23/50/27 Blend
63$302,000$302,000$302,000$302,000
64$335,474$319,468$314,787$340,277
65$347,911$313,340$303,551$338,475
66$360,931$306,227$291,253$334,651
67$374,571$298,057$277,835$330,119
68$388,872$288,757$263,238$324,835
69$403,879$278,249$247,398$318,750
70$419,641$266,448$230,252$311,815
71$436,208$253,269$211,729$303,978
72$453,639$238,617$191,760$295,186
73$471,996$222,394$170,269$285,382
74$491,345$204,498$147,180$274,507
75$511,762$184,817$122,409$262,498
76$533,325$163,237$95,873$249,294
77$556,123$139,634$67,484$234,825
78$580,250$113,879$37,147$219,024
79$605,812$85,835$4,768$201,817
80$632,922$55,358$0$183,130
81$661,704$22,295$0$171,466
82$692,296$0$0$160,187
83$724,845$0$0$155,302
84$759,515$0$0$163,195
85$796,485$0$0$171,642
86$835,950$0$0$180,692
87$878,125$0$0$190,399
88$923,244$0$0$200,822
89$971,565$0$0$212,024
90$1,023,370$0$0$224,076
91$1,078,970$0$0$237,056
92$1,138,704$0$0$251,050
93$1,202,946$0$0$266,149
94$1,272,106$0$0$282,458
95$1,346,633$0$0$300,088
96$1,427,023$0$0$319,165
97$1,513,818$0$0$339,824
98$1,607,614$0$0$362,216
99$1,709,069$0$0$386,506
100$1,818,903$0$0$412,874