Cost of living in Montpellier (France) is about the same as in Albany, New York (United States)
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 416 prices entered by 38 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require $4,100 in Albany, New York you would need to make just about $4,030 (€3,423) in Montpellier.