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Human Life Value Calculator (Canadian)

One of your most important assets is your ability to earn a paycheck. This calculator is designed to help you understand today's value of your future earning. Use this calculator to determine your economic value for your loved ones... your Human Life Value.

Human Life Value Calculator (Canadian) Definitions

Years until retirement
Number of years before retirement.
Current annual income
Your current annual income. If you are married, this should not include any income from your spouse.
Return on investments
This is the annual rate of return you expect from your investments after taxes. The actual rate of return is largely dependent on the type of investments you select. For example, for the last thirty years the average annual rate of return for the TSX is about 10%. Savings accounts at a bank or credit union may pay as little as 2% or less. It is important to remember that future rates of return can't be predicted with certainty and that investments that pay higher rates of return are subject to higher risk and volatility. The actual rate of return on investments can vary widely over time, especially for long-term investments. This includes the potential loss of principal on your investment.

Insurance products may additionally include mortality, expense risk charges, cost of insurance, administrative, and surrender charges that will have a significant impact on the total rate of return for the investment.

Expected annual inflation rate
What you expect for the average long-term inflation rate.
Expected income growth
Annual percent increase you expect in your annual income.
Human life value
This is the total amount you would need invested today, to equal the total earnings of a person's lifetime. Two values are calculated for you. The first includes only your expected income growth, the second includes your expected income growth plus the impact of inflation.