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Pension calculator helps you figure out how much you need after retirement, considering inflation and unexpected expenses. It also guides you on how much to invest regularly, predicting the lump sum you can expect at retirement based on your investments over the years.

Planning for retirement is crucial because once you retire your regular income stops, but expenses don't. Inflation increases the cost of living over the years, and with people living longer, it's essential to ensure your money will help you lead a comfortable retired life.

How to Calculate Pension?

How to Calculate Pension

There is an easy formula to calculate pension you will need to lead the lifestyle you wish in your retirement years. This pension calculation formula works on simple premises. It asks you basic details about your age, expected retirement age, your current income and your monthly expenses, and the investments you have made till date. This helps in the computation of pension calculation accurately and you get an idea of how much you need to invest regularly from now till retirement in order to pursue your retirement life goals and the lifestyle you would like to have. It will help you to calculate the pension amount you desire in your retirement years and plan accordingly.

Let's take the example of 35-year-old woman who earns a monthly salary of Rs 50,000 and plans to retire at 60, wants to check the corpus needed on her retirement. She will simply have to put in these details online, adding the current level of investments and the current monthly expenses. The online pension calculator will calculate the accurate figure of investments needed in the coming years in order to achieve a corpus suitable to the lifestyle A wishes to lead post-retirement.


How does a Pension Calculator work?

How does a Pension Calculator work

A pension calculator takes into account personal details like age, current income, savings and investments as well as your regular expenses, and then asks for your desired retirement age. Based on these details, the pension calculator formula calculates how much money you will need to grow your wealth for a hassle-free post-retirement life.

The pension calculator helps you make an accurate computation of pension calculation and choose the right pension plan you can start investing in towards meeting your financial goals post retirement. The pension calculation formula it employs will help you calculate the pension you will need to meet your life goals after retirement as well as fund your regular and often unforeseen expenses. A good pension calculator in India will help you gauge the monthly pension you will need to live a comfortable life in your golden years without any worries. It will also help you to support dependents financially, allow you to indulge in your hobbies or meet any unforeseen expenses that can crop up in old age. You can also use the retirement calculator to find the ideal retirement corpus you need and also to get and understanding of the growth of you investment you can use the investment calculator.

How to use HDFC Life Pension Calculator?

The HDFC Life Pension Calculator is an easy-to-use online tool that helps you accurately gauge the corpus you will need to accumulate by the time you retire. This will help you generate a monthly pension that will take care of the lifestyle you wish to lead in retirement. Once you calculate the pension then you can select the correct retirement and pension plan as per your needs.

Here are the steps to follow once you visit the HDFC Life Pension Calculator page-

1st Step: Enter your personal information like age and your desired retirement age


2nd Step: Enter your annual income, the expected income growth rate over the years


3rd Step: Enter your current savings and investment details, specifying the investment type (Fixed Deposit, Mutual Funds, Stock Markets)


4th Step: Enter your monthly expenses, giving a detailed break up of expenses by different categories mentioned


5th Step: Based on the details provided, calculator will make a computation of the pension calculation and give you the exact figures of the corpus you need on retirement, the expected corpus based on your current savings and investments as well as the additional amount you need to invest to achieve your retirement goals.


Pension calculator in India will also take into account a higher pension calculation, considering the expected rate of inflation as well as the interest rates. This gives you an accurate estimate of the funds you will need to live a stress-free retirement.

Benefits of the Pension calculator

The pension calculator takes the stress out of planning for retirement. It is a simple tool that allows you to assess your current income, expenses and savings and aligns it with your retirement goals.
  • Helps You Plan Your Finances

    Financial Planning Assistance

    The pension calculator assists in determining the required savings for retirement, helping you identify any shortfall in your current plans and enabling corrective measures for a secure future. 

  • Provides Financial Clarity

    Enhanced Financial Clarity

    For those with existing retirement plans, the basic pension calculator provides clarity on the potential retirement corpus. Inputting relevant details helps to reveals the expected monthly pension which will be your income during your golden years.

  • You Can Compare Your Options

    Option Comparison

    Utilize the online pension calculator to compare the retirement corpus offered by different plans, allowing you to select a retirement plan aligning with your specific financial needs if you plan your retirement in India.

  • Free & Easy to Use

    Free and User-Friendly

    The retirement calculator is a free and straightforward tool. It requires no technical expertise, and upon entering details, its pension calculation formula instantly displays the necessary savings for your retirement.

Frequently asked questions on Pension Calculator

1 How is pension calculated?

Pension is calculated by estimating the regular expenses you'll have post-retirement. An online pension calculator considers your age, expected retirement age, current income, and savings. This helps it estimate the total savings you will have at retirement and whether it is sufficient for your golden years. Using this information, the online pension calculator determines your expected monthly expenses after retirement.

2 What is the formula to calculate pension?

Plan your retirement income using the formula: FV = PV (1+r)^n, where FV is the Future Value, PV is the Present Value, r is the expected inflation (say 6%), and n is the time to retirement (say 25 years). For instance, if you need Rs 18,00,000 annually after retiring, calculate the corpus using an (estimated) 8% rate of return, a 6% inflation rate, and a retirement period of 20 years (assuming longevity of 20 years post retirement). The formula helps estimate the amount needed and the corpus required to generate the income for a secure retirement.

3 How much pension will I get for 10 years?

Using the retirement planning formula (FV = PV (1+r)^n), let's break it down. Assuming you're 35 with a Rs 50,000 salary, aiming to retire at 60, you have 25 years till retirement. If your desired annual post-retirement income is Rs 18,00,000, with an 8% return rate and 6% inflation, your pension calculation reveals the corpus needed for 10 years of post-retirement bliss.

Utilizing the formula provides insights into securing the ideal pension amount for the next decade, aligning with your financial goals and aspirations. For 10 years, you will get Rs 18,00,000 annually.

4 What will be my pension when I retire in India?

You are entitled to a fixed pension if you are a government employee. People working in private organisations and making PF contributions are eligible for pension under the Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) on fulfilment of some terms and conditions.

In all other cases, you need to provide for your own pension after retirement. This can be done by investing in a pension plan while still working. The amount of pension you get after retirement will depend upon the amount you invest in the pension plan regularly, among other factors.

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