The typical New Zealander is likely to be retired for at least 20 years.
Retiring at 65 and living on New Zealand Superannuation may not provide you with money for the little extras that can make life more pleasant, or for unexpected expenses or emergencies.
Currently, a single retired person receives New Zealand Superannuation of about $26,400 a year (before tax).
Married or de facto couples receive about $40,100 a year (before tax). That works out to be about $20,050 per person (before tax).