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Retirement needs calculator 2020

How much do I need to retire?

This calculator provides a prediction based on the most common lifestyle factors affecting the income you need for retirement in Australia. If you’re unsure about your future costs it’s wise to over-estimate your potential expenses, that way you have a bit of a buffer in case things don’t quite go to plan. 

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How much super will you need to retire?

We can help you figure out how much you will need to maintain your lifestyle in retirement.

Tell us about yourself

I’m a year old and want to retire at
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Did you know that most people your age will retire at 67.
Did you know that most people your age will retire at 67.

We can help you figure out how much you will need to maintain your lifestyle in retirement.

What will your retirement look like?

I what income I will need when I retire
We can help you calculate the income you will need in retirement.
A comfortable retirement lifestyle budget* for a is 3,604 per

What kind of retirement do you want?

Calculate your own budget by adjusting your retirement needs below.

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Housing
Energy
Food
Clothing
Household goods
Health
Transport
Leisure
Communications

Housing expenses

Housing expenses

Building and contents insurance, council rates, water charges, home improvements, repairs and maintenance.


Select your housing budget

Housing budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Energy expenses

Energy expenses

Electricity and gas.


Select your energy budget

Energy budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Food expenses

Food expenses

Groceries and other fresh food


Select your food budget

Food budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Clothing expenses

Clothing expenses

Clothing and footwear.


Select your clothing budget

Clothing budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Household goods expenses

Household goods expenses

Cleaning and other supplies, cosmetic and personal care items, hairdressing, computer equipment, household appliances, miscellaneous.


Select your Household goods budget

Household goods budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Health expenses

Health expenses

Health insurance, chemist, co-payment and out of pocket, vitamins and medicines.


Select your Health budget

Health budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Transport expenses

Transport expenses

Car transport and running costs, public transport.


Select your transport budget

Transport budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Leisure expenses

Leisure expenses

Restaurants, holidays, take away food, cinema, theatre, sport, alcohol, streaming services, club memberships.


Select your transport budget

Leisure budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604

Communications expenses

Communications expenses

Mobile phone, home phone and internet.


Select your communications budget

Communications budget

Your total weekly expenses are
$3,604
Your total monthly expenses are     $3,604
Did you know your income in retirement is tax free so you many need less income than you think

During retirement do you think you’ll need to dip into your super for larger expenses?

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Your retirement snapshot

Income needed when you retire:
$XX,XXX
This will last for:
XX years (to age 82 )
Additional expenses during retirement:
$XXX,XXX
Super balance needed at retirement:
$XXX,XXX

Am I on track to have $XX,XXX in super when I retire?

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Assumptions

ASFA Assumptions

The figures provided are current as at the March quarter 2020 and are based on the ASFA Retirement Standard. The ASFA Retirement Standard benchmarks the annual budget needed by Australians to fund either a comfortable or modest standard of living in the post-work years. It is updated annually to reflect inflation and provides detailed budgets of what singles and couples would need to spend to support their chosen lifestyle.

The figures assume that the retiree(s) own their own home outright and are relatively healthy.

The difference between the comfortable and modest retirement lifestyle budgets mainly relates to the extra items included in the comfortable budget. These include items such as being able to update the kitchen or bathroom at some stage, some wine, eating out from time to time, being able to entertain family or friends at home, private health insurance at the top rate, purchasing magazines and CDs, an economy overseas holiday and being able to afford additional alcohol or purchase tobacco or make gifts.

Other Assumptions

  • All amounts are in today’s dollars and are adjusted for an assumed annual inflation rate of 2%. In addition, a further annual increase of 1% is included to take into account the cost of meeting increases in community living standards. This means a total assumed inflation rate of 3% is allowed for. You can adjust that rate. Employer contributions increase with inflation.
  • We assume that your super is invested in a balanced option. Investment returns can be adjusted above.
  • Life expectancy is based on The Australian Life Tables which are produced by the Australian Government Actuary
  • While ASFA updates their Modest and Comfortable living standard figures on a quarterly basis, in this calculator, figures are updated annually, with current figures from the "ASFA Retirement Standard March quarter 2020". This calculator has rounded up all figures to the nearest dollar.
  • "Single" calculations are based on female figures

Disclaimer

Purpose and Assumptions

This calculator generates information illustrating how much money you could need in retirement and how this could be influenced by salary sacrifice or voluntary contributions. This is based on certain assumptions.

The assumptions used in this calculator are, in our opinion, reasonable for the purposes of working out the estimates. The assumptions are based on objective evidence on long-term net returns, fees, relevant economic forecasts and analysis on wages, prices and productivity.

With the exception of fixed statutory assumptions, you can alter investment return and inflation default assumptions to the extent that they can be reasonably expected to change. It should be noted that any change to the assumptions will apply for the whole of the calculation period. Any changes made to the default assumptions is likely to impact the final results. Over time small changes can have a significant impact on final results.

While we have made every effort to ensure these assumptions are reasonable, you should review them to match their own expectations/circumstances and not take them as the most appropriate assumption in all cases.

Limitations

Your retirement outcome will be affected by many things including the amount of contributions you make, fees, investment returns and regulatory changes. Some factors that may affect your retirement outcomes may not have been taken into account.

This is a Model, not a Prediction

The tool is not intended to be relied upon for the purposes of making a financial decision. Consider a fund’s PDS and your objectives, financial situation and needs, which are not accounted for in this information before making an investment decision. You are responsible for your own investment decisions and should obtain specific, individual advice from a financial services licensee before making any financial decisions.

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