Cost of living in Montpellier (France) is 6% more expensive than 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 428 prices entered by 39 different people.
For example, you would need at least $4,240 (€3,447) in Montpellier to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with $4,000 in Albany, New York.