Survey: Retirees Lost Ten Percent of Their Savings in 2022

Survey: Retirees Lost Ten Percent of Their Savings in 2022

The average retiree has $170,726 saved for retirement, or about ten percent less than the $191,659 they had at the start of 2022, according to a new Clever Real Estate survey of 1,000 retirees.

Other survey highlights:

  • 12 percent of retirees have at least $555,000 in retirement savings. Investment guidelines suggest having 10x one’s annual job income saved when entering retirement, with the median being $55,640;
  • 37 percent of retirees say they have nothing saved for retirement;
  • 57 percent were surprised by how much it actually costs to retire;
  • 83 percent say inflation has impacted their retirement savings;
  • 44 percent of retirees struggle to afford basic living expenses; and
  • 71 percent have non-mortgage debt (average balance of $19,888) and 18 percent have medical debt (average balance of $10,259).

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.