Last updated on Dec 14, 2023
Summary: Montpellier, France is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's Mediterranean climate, its beautiful beaches, its lively nightlife, and its proximity to the French Riviera. The weather in Montpellier is mild, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,200 per month. The population of Montpellier is 270,000.
What do I need to know about living in Montpellier?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Montpellier, they said:
"Before retiring in Montpellier, expats should make sure to research their visa and taxation requirements. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the local healthcare systems, including how to obtain coverage and the types of health insurance plans available. Additionally, expats should gain an understanding of the city's culture, customs, language and climate to make the transition easier. It is also important to factor in the cost of living in Montpellier to plan for a comfortable retirement," commented one expat who made the move to Montpellier, France.
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About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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