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SuperGuide’s Income from super Reckoner can help you quickly and simply understand the approximate super savings you need to fund your desired retirement income.
The figures used in the reckoner have been sourced from the MoneySmart Retirement Planner, a powerful tool that we highly recommend you try for yourself. SuperGuide’s reckoner is not intended to replace the calculator, but rather complement it by making it easier for to quickly compare different scenarios.
The reckoner allows you to filter for the following factors:
- How much income in retirement you are aiming for
- Whether you are single or a couple
- Whether or not you are eligible to receive the Age Pension
- Whether you anticipate a return on your super savings of 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, 6% or 7% per year (net of fees)
- Whether you’d like your super to last 25 years, 30 years or 35 years.
We’ve incorporated the ASFA Retirement Standard for those aged around 65 as the lowest options for Singles and Couples:
|ASFA Retirement Standard||Single||Couple|
Source: ASFA (December 2020)
The tool then shows you approximately how much super savings you would need for each scenario. For example, if you are a couple seeking an income of $80,000 per year, are not eligible for the Age Pension, are anticipating a return of 4% per year, and would like your super to last 30 years, then you would need approximately $2,900,000 (combined) in super.
The Income from super Reckoner is similar to our Super to income Reckoner but works the opposite way.
To use the reckoner just select the blue boxes that you would like to filter on and the results will appear below.
|Relationship status||Annual income in retirement||Return on savings (% per year)||Eligible for Age Pension?||Years super lasts|
|wdt_ID||Relationship status||Annual income in retirement||Return on savings (% per year)||Eligible for Age Pension?||Years super lasts||Super balance needed|
Note: The MoneySmart calculator is limited to a super balance of $5 million per person. This means that for some income levels at low return rates we can only specify “$5m+” (for a Single person), or “$10m+” (for a Couple)