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Montpellier, France

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 04, 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 before moving to Montpellier?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Montpellier, they said:

"Rent first until you know the area. Furnished rentals are the best for short-term, otherwise you are expected to take a 3-year lease. Check out my information site on moving to France,at www.moving-to-france-made-easy.com," remarked another expat in Montpellier.

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What is the average cost of housing in Montpellier?

If you are thinking about moving to Montpellier, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"They are somewhat cheaper than San Antonio, Texas, where we moved from. They have, however, gone up by at least 25% since we bought in the summer of 2000," remarked another expat in Montpellier.

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What should I bring when moving to Montpellier?

People living in Montpellier were asked what three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They wrote:

"I wish I had brought ALL of my sewing things, ALL of our books, and my basket collection. I wish I had left some of our furniture behind because the houses here are much smaller than in the states. I wish I had left a lot of our clothes at home because the closets are much smaller here, and people wear the same clothes more often here. I also wish I had left some of my jewelry at home. I just don't wear it here," added another person living in Montpellier.

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What do expats in Montpellier appreciate most about the local culture?

"More relaxed way of life, much better food and weather, load more cultural things to enjoy than there are in a UK city of similar size, Just prefer French and French people to the UK and British people," remarked another expat in Montpellier.

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What are the schools in Montpellier like?

"If you want an intimate, enriching environment for your children, with small classes and high teacher engagement, this is a good school. If you are looking for an elite school which puts its reputation first, you would be disappointed here," added another expat with kids at Ecole Bilingue Eridan in Montpellier.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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