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"The most accurate way to value a pension is to compare it to what a commercial insurer would charge for the same monthly life annuity benefit. If you have a Gov't inflation-adjusted pension, comparing it to commercial life annuity with a 2%-3% annual adjustment should be pretty close.

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I also did that before making my decision, every one paid out less than the pension
my employer offered.


That's quite reasonable as the lump sum is what your employer would pay for the annuity. You won't get the same discount as an employer with thousands of potential retirees.
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