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 338 prices entered by 37 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require $4,200 in Albany, New York you would need to make just about $4,072 (€3,594) in Montpellier.