Life insurance can provide money when it's needed most, but choosing the right amount can be difficult.
You could be taking Life Insurance for a number of reasons, such as providing for your family or paying off a mortgage. Affordability is a factor as well when considering how much cover to take. Ultimately, you'll be thinking how to provide for people that rely on you financially after you're gone, adding it up and choosing the right cover.
If you don't have anyone relying financially on you, you may want to consider ways to protect yourself instead, such as from illness and loss of income.
Everyone's circumstances are different, if you're unsure how much you need you should speak to a financial adviser.