Cost of living in Sochi (Russia) is 21% more expensive than in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 364 prices entered by 38 different people.
For example, you would need at least 734,334 KZT (руб 132,323) in Sochi to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 609,000 KZT in Almaty.