Cost of living in Mashhad (Iran) is about the same as in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 752 prices entered by 61 different people.
For example, you would need at least 621,182 KZT (﷼ 70,496,451) in Mashhad to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 603,000 KZT in Almaty.