# Retirement Calculator: Evaluate and Invest

Updated on January 21, 2020 , 290 views

retirement calculator is a tool for those who are eager to know about the corpus required post retirement to maintain a certain standard of living. Retirement calculator is considered as an essential element when Planning for retirement. It helps you to identify the estimated amount that you need to save for your retirement based on your current financial situations. Therefore, we take you through a very simple retirement calculator that will help you to evaluate the corpus needed when you retire.

## Understanding Retirement Calculator

While using a retirement calculator, you would need to enter certain variables, such as-

• Expected Inflation rate (annual) for the years to come
• Long-term growth rate on investments

All these variables when fed into the calculator would end up giving the amount that you need to invest monthly for your retirement to maintain the standard of living. (i.e. your current monthly living expenses adjusted for inflation).

## Retirement Calculator: Evaluation Process

### 1. Calculating your Current Monthly Expenses

The first thing that you need to do here is, calculate your monthly expenses like household expenses, utility expenses, transportation cost, and other lifestyle expenses. Other than this, you should have a rough idea about the minimum amount that you require monthly for miscellaneous expenses. The basic assumption here is that these expenses adjusted for inflation should suffice in the future to lead a comfortable post retired life.

*To illustrate- *

• Household expenses – INR 10,000
• Transportation expenses- INR 2,000
• Utility expenses-** INR 3,000**
• Other lifestyle expenses (movies, dining, etc.) - INR 3,000
• Miscellaneous expense- INR 2000

Total Monthly Expenses- INR 20,000

### Know Your Monthly SIP Amount

My Goal Amount:
Goal Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment required is ₹6,659/month for 20 Years
to achieve ₹10,000,000

### 2. Understand Inflation Rate for Coming Years

This is the average annual inflation rate that you expect in coming years till you retire. According to various market sources, the average inflation can be taken to be around 4-5% p.a. in the coming years. However, one can enter their own assumption also.

### 3. Long Term Growth Rate of Investments

This is long-term growth rate that you expect on your investments. Though the long-term return from the equity market has been 8-15% historically, according to market sources, going forward one can expect around 8-15% p.a. in the long run. If you have sound knowledge about the markets, you can enter your own assumptions on the growth rate.

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### 4. Investment Evaluation

Now comes the interesting part where you get the desired amount that you need to invest monthly. Taking the above variables into consideration, you will get the desired corpus that you need to save monthly till you get retired. Here the estimated age for retirement is considered as 60 years (refer to the image below).

### 5. Total Corpus

By this, we mean how much corpus will be accumulated when you invest for 36 years, meaning if you start Investing at the age of 24 till 60 years of age. To reach the desired corpus, you need to make a monthly investment. According to the aforementioned figures, the total investment required every month is INR 10,143 for 36 years. As indicated, the estimated total corpus will depend on your current age, current monthly expenses, inflation and the growth rate on investment expected over the years.

Conclusion- People who are planning for their retirement can use this calculator, through which you can easily estimate your retirement corpus. It will help you calculate approximately the amount needed for retirement and hence, you can plan your investment accordingly!

## Top Funds for 2020

*Best funds based on 5 year performance.

### 1. Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

The Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of Franklin U. S. Opportunities Fund, an overseas Franklin Templeton mutual fund, which primarily invests in securities in the United States of America.

Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 6 Feb 12. It is a fund with High risk and has given a `CAGR/Annualized` return of 17.6% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in `Global` category.  Return for 2019 was 34.2% , 2018 was 6.5% and 2017 was 18.1% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

 Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund Growth Launch Date 6 Feb 12 NAV (22 Jan 20) ₹36.4591 ↑ 0.11   (0.30 %) Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,148 on 31 Dec 19 Category Equity - Global AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd Rating ☆☆☆☆ Risk High Expense Ratio 1.74 Sharpe Ratio 1.71 Information Ratio -0.33 Alpha Ratio -3.68 Min Investment 5,000 Min SIP Investment 1,000 Exit Load 0-3 Years (1%),3 Years and above(NIL)

DateValue
31 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹10,876
31 Dec 16₹10,792
31 Dec 17₹12,747
31 Dec 18₹13,575
31 Dec 19₹18,219

#### Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund SIP Returns

My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹436,710.
Net Profit of ₹136,710

#### Returns for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on `absolute basis` & more than 1 year are on `CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)` basis. as on 22 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 5.7%
3 Month 16%
6 Month 11.6%
1 Year 29.9%
3 Year 19.5%
5 Year 14.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17.6%
YearReturns
2018 34.2%
2017 6.5%
2016 18.1%
2015 -0.8%
2014 8.8%
2013 8.4%
2012 55.2%
2011
2010
2009
##### Fund Manager information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Pyari Menon26 Sep 190.18 Yr.

#### Data below for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund as on 31 Dec 19

##### Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology24.11%
Financial Services17.78%
Health Care16.83%
Consumer Cyclical9.9%
Communication Services7.94%
Industrials7.93%
Real Estate6.28%
Consumer Defensive3.16%
Basic Materials0.98%
Energy0.61%
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.86%
Equity95.54%
Other3.6%
##### Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Franklin US Opportunities I(acc)USD
Investment Fund | -
100%₹1,085 Cr3,007,566
↑ 50,207
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Receivables | -
0%₹3 Cr

### 2. ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

The investment objective of ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund is to provide long term capital appreciation to investors by primarily investing in equity and equity related securities (including ADRs/GDRs issued by Indian and foreign companies) of companies listed on New York Stock Exchange and/or NASDAQ. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 6 Jul 12. It is a fund with High risk and has given a `CAGR/Annualized` return of 17% since its launch.  Ranked 7 in `Global` category.  Return for 2019 was 34.3% , 2018 was 5.2% and 2017 was 14.1% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

 ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund Growth Launch Date 6 Jul 12 NAV (22 Jan 20) ₹32.63 Net Assets (Cr) ₹437 on 31 Dec 19 Category Equity - Global AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited Rating ☆☆☆☆ Risk High Expense Ratio 2.08 Sharpe Ratio 1.7 Information Ratio 0 Alpha Ratio -4.14 Min Investment 5,000 Min SIP Investment 100 Exit Load 0-3 Months (3%),3-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

DateValue
31 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹10,068
31 Dec 16₹11,237
31 Dec 17₹12,823
31 Dec 18₹13,484
31 Dec 19₹18,103

#### ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund SIP Returns

My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹436,710.
Net Profit of ₹136,710

#### Returns for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on `absolute basis` & more than 1 year are on `CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)` basis. as on 22 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.1%
3 Month 10.3%
6 Month 17%
1 Year 26.5%
3 Year 16.9%
5 Year 14.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17%
YearReturns
2018 34.3%
2017 5.2%
2016 14.1%
2015 11.6%
2014 0.7%
2013 12.7%
2012 45.7%
2011
2010
2009
##### Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rohan Maru19 Sep 136.2 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal30 Jun 172.42 Yr.

#### Data below for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund as on 31 Dec 19

##### Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care24.76%
Technology16.35%
Consumer Cyclical13.1%
Financial Services11.99%
Industrials11.53%
Consumer Defensive11.1%
Communication Services3.84%
Utility2.21%
Energy1.92%
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.21%
Equity96.79%
##### Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
10%₹40 Cr
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
7%-₹27 Cr
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | AMZN
5%₹20 Cr1,518
↑ 222
Intel Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | INTC
3%₹12 Cr29,659
Kellogg Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | K
3%₹12 Cr26,185
Philip Morris International Inc (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 18 | PM
3%₹12 Cr19,895
↑ 2,127
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 17 | ZBH
3%₹12 Cr11,295
↑ 3,233
Salesforce.com Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | CRM
3%₹12 Cr10,069
↑ 1,674
Nike Inc B (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 19 | NKE
3%₹12 Cr17,537
↑ 4,977
Microchip Technology Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 17 | MCHP
3%₹12 Cr17,162
↑ 3,897

Disclaimer:
All efforts have been made to ensure the information provided here is accurate. However, no guarantees are made regarding correctness of data. Please verify with scheme information document before making any investment.