A modest retirement lifestyle is considered better than the age pension, but only covers fairly basic activities.
A comfortable retirement lifestyle enables an older, healthy retiree to be involved in a broad range of leisure and recreational activities and to have a good standard of living.
Super balance you’d need at retirement
|Modest (with full age pension)||Comfortable (with part age pension)|
|$50,000 for an individual||$545,000 for an individual|
ASFA Retirement Standard September quarter 2017. All figures assume the retiree(s) own their own home and are for expenditure by household. This can be greater than household income after income tax where there is a drawdown on capital over the period of retirement. Individual calculations are based on female figures.
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More about 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’s updated quarterly to reflect inflation, and provides detailed budgets of what singles and couples would need to spend to support their chosen lifestyle.
Both budgets assume that the retirees own their own home outright and are relatively healthy. There are also estimates for older retirees.
All figures on this page are based on the ASFA Retirement Standard September quarter 2017 for those aged around 65.
Online source: Produced by AMP Life Limited and published on 06 March 2018. Original article.