how much will i need?

Do you know how much you will need to live your best life after work? Doing the numbers now and implementing a sound plan can put you on the right track to securing your financial future.

What is a comfortable retirement? 

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia’s Retirement Standard, a couple will need $640,000 and a single person $545,000 in super to afford a comfortable lifestyle in retirement. A comfortable retirement may enable you to participate in a broad range of leisure and recreational activities and have a good standard of living*, including good quality clothing, private health insurance and occasional overseas holidays. 

Will your super savings be enough to provide you with a comfortable retirement? Take an active role in your super today - check out our calculators, email us 24/7 at hello@activesuper.com.au, call us on 1300 547 873 between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or speak to your financial planner

Budgets for various households and living standards for those aged around 65 (March quarter 2021, national)

 Modest lifestyleComfortable lifestyle
  Single Couple Single Couple
Total per year $28,254 $40,829 $44,412 $62,828


Budgets for various households and living standards for those aged around 85 (March quarter 2021, national)

 Modest lifestyleComfortable lifestyle
  Single Couple Single Couple
Total per year $26,827 $38,382 $42,470 $58,930
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Financial planning is such a valuable step, when building a secure and comfortable retirement. At Active Super, we work closely with our members to ensure that their short and long-term financial goals are satisfied.

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Lisa Judge
Manager - Member Advice and Education, Active Super