Cost of living in Stavropol' (Russia) is about the same as in Alor Star (Malaysia)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 154 prices entered by 6 different people.
For example, you would need at least RM3,507 (руб 57,187) in Stavropol' to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM3,400 in Alor Star.