How much will I need?

Use the sliding scales to build a picture of how much money you may need each month when you retire

The box at the bottom of the page will give you an idea of how much monthly income you may need.

Must haves

Food and drink
Clothing
Household bills
Insurance
Transport
Other
Rent / mortgage
Kid's education

Nice to haves

Car maintenance
Leisure and hobbies
Other

A bit of luxury

Treats
Restaurants
Holidays
Gifts
Other

The monthly income you may need TODAY would be

£

    The effects of inflation

    How many years before you retire?

    The monthly income you may actually need inyears time could be

    £

      with inflation


        How much might I get?   What are my options in retirement?

      It is assumed that inflation will grow at 2.5% per year.

      With inflation everything becomes more valuable except money ... so ... the general level of prices of goods and services increases with inflation and the value of money decreases.

      So will you have enough money when you stop working? A good place to start is to find out how much the State might provide plus any other savings you already have.
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      Need advice?

      You can receive free and impartial guidance from Pension Wise.
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      Perhaps you're ready to make your choice or maybe you want to find a financial adviser to give you the personal advice that we can't. Whatever you want to do next, we can help.

      How to get advice

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      Bring retirement options to life

      Take a look at scenarios to help put your retirement options into real life.

      View scenarios

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