Cost of living in Montpellier (France) is about the same as in Albany, New York (United States)
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 433 prices entered by 40 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require $4,800 in Albany, New York you would need to make just about $4,708 (€4,057) in Montpellier.