Planning retirement while there is a recession can be tricky. Start by looking at your current monthly expenses. Exclude expenses related to work and include new expenses related to retirement. Subtract the monthly expenses from your monthly retirement income.
If your expenses are more than your income, how much do you need to withdraw from savings each month and how long will your savings last?
Doing these calculations before you retire will either bring you peace of mind or the realization that retirement needs to be delayed.
The Compass Blog has more on details to consider if you are retiring during a down market.