What’s a comfortable retirement income in Australia, and how much super do Australians need to achieve it? It depends on who you ask. At a glance: Three factors determine the required savings amount: income, lifestyle, and life expectancy. The commonly cited $1.6 million figure is an attempt to address longevity considerations. The ASFA’s benchmark retirement income is known as the ASFA Retirement Standard. For some Australians, A$500,000 in super and