How Much Money to Save for Retirement in India?

What Is Retirement Corpus?

How Much Money is Needed After Retirement?

How Retirement Corpus Works?

How to Estimate Retirement Corpus?

How Should I Estimate the Monthly Expenses?

FAQs about How Much to Save for Retirement

When should one start saving for retirement? up-arrow

It is advisable to start saving for retirement as early as possible to benefit from the power of compounding and ensure adequate funds for retirement. The most suitable age to start saving up for is in the 20s.

What happens if one saves too much for retirement? up-arrow

It is indeed vital for every individual to save for retirement. However, saving too much can lead to a poorer standard of living during the working years. Therefore one must strike a balance between saving for retirement and enjoying life in the present.

Can one retire at 40 years of age? up-arrow

Yes, it is possible to retire at 40, provided you have built a large enough retirement corpus within that period. To do so, you must take some crucial financial steps in your 30s. For instance, you can build enough wealth for retirement by saving about 50% of your income in your 30s and smartly investing in diverse instruments calculating their expected returns. 

Is 3 crore enough to retire in India? up-arrow

Yes, according to standard retirement estimates, at the age of 60, one would require a corpus of around ₹2.5 crore to survive the next 30 years (life span of 90 years), assuming a 10% rate of return on the corpus and a 5% inflation rate for costs. So, ₹3 crore is enough to retire with.