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Superannuation calculator

Use our free superannuation calculator to see your projected retirement balance, and how this could change by switching funds.

Superannuation calculator

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What's the plan?

To get started, input your current age and target retirement age.

Current Age

Retirement Age

You've got 30 years to grow your super!

The finer details

Let's crunch some numbers - what are we working with?

This is your expected annual (before tax) salary based on your normal working hours, excluding employer super contributions

Expected income

Your employer contributions will default to the minimum legislated rates for current and future years.

Employer contribution

Any additional contributions made to your super other than employer contribution.

Additional contributions

If you have more than one super account, enter the total amount of all your super accounts combined.

Current super balance

Admin fees, contribution fees etc.

Fees

Investment return rate before tax & fees

Rate of return

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Tweak fees and rate of return to compare your result with different estimations.

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Investment return rate before tax & fees

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The results of this calculator are best estimates based on assumptions that can vary. This calculator is not intended to make future financial decisions.

Before making any financial decisions consider your own financial circumstances, needs and objectives and consider getting professional financial advice.

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What the superannuation calculator can show you

The calculator will show you your estimated super balance at retirement based on your current situation and super fund. Let's look at the following example.

Let's say you're 25, earning $80,000 a year, making no additional contributions and have a current super balance of $30,000. Your annual fees are $300 and your rate of return is 7% p.a. Your projected super balance by age 65 is $514,260.

Starting balanceAnnual feesReturn rateAdditional contributionsProjected balance at 65Additional balance at 65
$30,000$3007% p.a.$0 / year$514,260-

What happens when you reduce your super fees?

The calculator is also designed to show you how much your retirement balance can increase by switching to a super fund with lower fees or higher returns (or both!).

Using the exact same situation as above, and changing nothing but reducing the fees from $300 a year to $150 a year, your new projected balance at 65 would be $522,797. That's an extra $8,537 in your balance at retirement, just by switching to a fund with lower fees.

Starting balanceAnnual feesReturn rateAdditional contributionsProjected balance at 65Additional balance at 65
$30,000$1507% p.a.$0 / year$522,787$8,537

What happens when you increase your super returns?

You can also use the calculator to see how much your balance is impacted when you change your rate of return.

Once again using the same example, except this time changing only the return rate from 7% p.a. to 9% p.a., your new projected balance at 65 would be $633,821. That's an extra $119,561 in your balance when you retire!

Starting balanceAnnual feesReturn rateAdditional contributionsProjected balance at 65Additional balance at 65
$30,000$3009% p.a.$0 / year$633,821$119,561

What happens when you make extra super contributions?

The calculator can also show you the power of making small, additional contributions into your super over your working life.

Using the same example, let's say your fund details stay exactly the same but you make additional annual contributions of $1,000 per year into your super. You'll instead retire with a projected balance of $574,557 - an extra $60,297.

Starting balanceAnnual feesReturn rateAdditional contributionsProjected balance at 65Additional balance at 65
$30,000$3007% p.a.$1,000 / year$574,557$60,297

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Name Last 1 year performance (p.a.) Last 3 year performance (p.a.) Last 5 year performance (p.a.) Last 10 year performance (p.a.) Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
Australian Ethical Super Balanced
Green CompanyEthical
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+7.74%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+4.5%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+7.03%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+6.89%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$603
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CareSuper Growth
Industry fundHigher risk
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+8.9%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+7.71%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+8.29%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+8.39%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$553
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Aware Super High Growth
Industry fundHigher risk
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+10.17%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+7.44%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+8.85%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+8.69%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$497
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HESTA Balanced Growth
Industry fund
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+8.15%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+6.99%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+7.39%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+7.61%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$477
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UniSuper - Balanced
Industry fund
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+7.48%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+5.92%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+7.59%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+7.95%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$351
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Spirit Super - Balanced (MySuper)
Industry fund
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+7.68%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+6.2%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+6.65%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+7.54%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$452
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CareSuper Balanced
Industry fund
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+7.29%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+6.55%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+7.15%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+7.61%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$553
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Australian Retirement Trust - Growth
Industry fundHigher risk
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+9.88%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+10.01%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+9.66%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+9.21%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$542
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Spaceship - GrowthX
Higher risk
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+22.23%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+5.25%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+10.87%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
N/A
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$503
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Australian Retirement Trust - International Shares Index (unhedged)
Finder AwardIndustry fundIndexed investmentHigher risk
Last 1 year performance (p.a.)
+20.99%
Last 3 year performance (p.a.)
+11.75%
Last 5 year performance (p.a.)
+12.02%
Last 10 year performance (p.a.)
+11.42%
Fees on $50k balance (p.a.)
$187
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Unless indicated otherwise, the information in the table is based on data provided by SuperRatings Pty Limited ABN 95 100 192 283, Australian Financial Services Licence 311880.

*Past performance data and fee data is for the period ending Jan 2024

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