Cost of living in Sochi (Russia) is 32% 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 348 prices entered by 37 different people.
For example, you would need at least 688,314 KZT (руб 127,465) in Sochi to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 523,000 KZT in Almaty.