Cost of living in Astrakhan' (Russia) is 11% cheaper than in Akita (Japan)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 32 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥237,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥211,024 (руб 123,495) in Astrakhan'.