Can I retire at age 65 with 305,000?

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 $305,000?

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$25,187$24,962$24,743$24,530$24,321$24,007
2 years$12,469$12,236$12,011$11,793$11,581$11,266
3 years$8,230$7,997$7,772$7,556$7,348$7,040
4 years$6,111$5,878$5,656$5,444$5,240$4,943
5 years$4,840$4,609$4,389$4,181$3,984$3,697
6 years$3,993$3,763$3,547$3,344$3,152$2,877
7 years$3,388$3,160$2,948$2,749$2,564$2,300
8 years$2,934$2,709$2,500$2,306$2,127$1,875
9 years$2,582$2,359$2,153$1,964$1,791$1,551
10 years$2,300$2,079$1,877$1,693$1,526$1,297
11 years$2,070$1,851$1,653$1,474$1,312$1,095
12 years$1,878$1,661$1,467$1,293$1,137$930
13 years$1,716$1,501$1,310$1,141$992$795
14 years$1,577$1,365$1,177$1,013$869$683
15 years$1,456$1,247$1,063$903$765$589
16 years$1,351$1,144$964$809$677$510
17 years$1,259$1,053$877$727$600$443
18 years$1,176$973$801$655$533$385
19 years$1,103$902$733$592$475$336
20 years$1,037$838$673$536$425$293
21 years$977$781$619$486$380$256
22 years$923$729$570$442$341$225
23 years$873$682$527$403$306$197
24 years$828$639$487$367$275$173
25 years$786$599$451$336$247$152
26 years$748$563$418$307$223$134
27 years$713$530$388$281$201$118
28 years$680$500$361$257$181$103
29 years$649$471$336$236$164$91
30 years$621$445$313$217$148$80
31 years$594$421$292$199$134$71
32 years$569$398$272$183$121$62
33 years$546$377$254$168$109$55
34 years$524$357$237$155$99$49
35 years$504$339$222$142$90$43
36 years$484$322$208$131$81$38
37 years$466$306$194$121$74$33
38 years$449$290$182$111$67$30
39 years$432$276$171$103$61$26
40 years$417$263$160$95$55$23
41 years$402$250$150$87$50$20
42 years$388$238$141$81$45$18
43 years$375$227$132$74$41$16
44 years$362$216$124$69$37$14
45 years$350$206$116$63$34$12
46 years$339$197$109$59$31$11
47 years$328$188$103$54$28$10
48 years$317$179$96$50$25$9
49 years$307$171$91$46$23$8
50 years$298$164$85$43$21$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $305,000, adding $3,454 every year, while hoping to spend $21,806 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: 57/33/10 Blend
64$305,000$305,000$305,000$305,000
65$339,673$323,508$318,780$358,020
66$351,118$316,158$306,258$363,449
67$363,000$307,718$292,585$366,635
68$375,340$298,110$277,701$369,580
69$388,161$287,253$261,540$372,265
70$401,487$275,063$244,036$374,670
71$415,346$261,448$225,118$376,771
72$429,764$246,312$204,713$378,545
73$444,773$229,555$182,744$379,970
74$460,405$211,068$159,130$381,019
75$476,695$190,738$133,790$381,668
76$493,680$168,447$106,634$381,889
77$511,400$144,066$77,572$381,654
78$529,901$117,463$46,508$380,935
79$549,228$88,496$13,343$379,702
80$569,433$57,016$0$377,926
81$590,570$22,865$0$377,927
82$612,700$0$0$378,993
83$635,886$0$0$384,808
84$660,199$0$0$399,620
85$685,715$0$0$415,172
86$712,516$0$0$431,517
87$740,692$0$0$448,710
88$770,340$0$0$466,812
89$801,566$0$0$485,889
90$834,486$0$0$506,012
91$869,225$0$0$527,261
92$905,920$0$0$549,721
93$944,722$0$0$573,485
94$985,793$0$0$598,655
95$1,029,311$0$0$625,343
96$1,075,472$0$0$653,671
97$1,124,488$0$0$683,771
98$1,176,592$0$0$715,788
99$1,232,039$0$0$749,884
100$1,291,108$0$0$786,231