Cost of living in Montpellier, France

Summary of cost of living in Montpellier

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,459
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,692
  • Montpellier is the 3rd cheapest city in France (7 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Montpellier is cheaper than in 58% of cities in Western Europe (49 out of 85)
  • Cost of living in Montpellier is cheaper than in 50% of cities in the World (111 out of 223)
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List of prices in Montpellier
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €4.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.06
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,290
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €931
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €117
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €722
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €575
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €54
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen tv €400
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €82
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €115
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.62
Monthly ticket public transport €44
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €27
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.32
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €24
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.05
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.89
Tube of toothpaste €2.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €39
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €85
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.89
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €507
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district €29
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 58 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

Montpellier position in our World Ranking

the world
111th
out of 223
western europe
49th
out of 85
france
7th
out of 9

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