Let us take what some people earn in Thailand and what they spend their money on considering their incomes. They are in different regions so it balances out the view of Thailand. These are the more middle to lower end of living in Thailand which many expats or teachers in Thailand live on – on average!
Income : 24,000 Baht a month
Accommodation : 2,500 Baht for a one bedroom apartment
Utilities : 1,000 Baht for cable television, power and water
Food : 500-600 Baht a week or around 2,000-3,000 Baht a month
Internet : 400 Baht a month on internet access
Income : 65,000 Baht a month
Accommodation : 9,500 Baht for a one bedroom apartment
Utilities : 3,200 Baht for cable television, power and water
Food : 2,000 Baht a week or around 8,000 Baht a month
Internet : 900 Baht a month on internet access
The cost of living in Thailand will vary depending on what it is that you expect or can afford. There is no magic bullet when it comes to living in Thailand. You simply live according to your income each month like anywhere else. If you need more information on the cost of living in Thailand view the Thai forums in order to see what things typically cost in Thailand. Medical coverage is cheap and dental work is also cheap. Depending on where you live and your lifestyle, you can live any way you like.
The above are examples of budgets which was collected from teachers in Thailand who are single. If you are married then the cost would be a bit more than what has been listed above. If you are married to a Thai the costs does not increase that much as normally there is a two tier system in Thailand where they charge foreigners more. Having your wife buy things tends to be much cheaper.