Kate Johnson The fourth best place to retire in France is Montpellier. Montpellier is located in Southern France and has a population of 255,080. Montpellier has something to appeal for everyone ranging from historic monuments to nature-related activities.
Montpellier - the 4th best place to retire in France.
There are many historic cities located near Montpellier that can make good for a day trip, and plenty of museums and shopping centers to explore. You can also explore marshes where you have the opportunity to see pink flamingos and wild horses. If you are pretty mobile in your retirement years, you'll even have the opportunity explore the mountainsides by bike or foot. With so much to do in the city of Montpellier, you will never be bored during the course of your retirement. Montpellier is also a popular tourist destination so you will have the chance to meet people from all over the world if you become socially involved with the community. The cost of living in Montpellier is not too high and not too cheap, either. A one-bedroom apartment within the city costs between $870 and $910 US dollars.
A one-bedroom apartment outside of the center of the city costs between $636 and $766 US dollars, which is very affordable for a retired couple. The average price to buy an apartment in Montpellier within the city is $5,000. Utilities for each month range between $130 and $190 US dollars. The cost of food is similar to the costs in the US although the prices some some items are slightly more expensive. Clothing costs are also slightly more expensive than in the United States but those prices are for new, name-brand clothing items. If you are looking to retire in a city that is not as busy as Paris but not as desolate as some of the cities in the countryside then consider Montpellier. The cost of living is not too bad and there are plenty of activities that you can entertain yourself with.
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