There are many opinion`s out there, claiming, Thailand is so cheap... Well, I can not agree, but also not disagree. All depends on yourself, what to expect and quality of life, you wish to have over here.
Let start with basics. If you have book your accommodation with breakfast, fine. But, often, they don`t have milk, but powder replacement. Milk in Thailand is usually the same or more, as in UK. Coffee, somewhere will cost you easy £2 pounds. Beer, in Bangkok and other tourist spots is most expensive. Pub quality location, usually £1.40 for a small beer (about 1/2 pint). Outside Bangkok and inside Thailand, you`ll get roughly a pint (bottle) for £1.40. If you intend to enjoy your beer at one of the "Red Light" girl spots in Pataya, Bangkok and so on, a small bottle of beer will cost you double. Prices, you`ll find otherwise in Dublin... Even Amsterdam is cheaper. But, if you are happy with traditional Thai street food, a medium Pepsi or Coke, you might pay just £1.20 - £2 pounds all-together. (See also below Bangkok map and more info`s)

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Having food in a Thai restaurant; £12 can buy a meal for 2, included drinks and ice cream. Something, you would pay bak home easily £20 each! (and not as authentic)
Museum or boat ride in Bangkok; Grand Palace (King Palace) = 500 BT, about £11.40 each.
Boat hire (anyway not recommended), near Grand Palace = 500 BT - 1100 BT. 
Instead, use the public ferry and boat services. (£3 BT - 30 BT, only).
A really tasty Thai soup and Pepsi, served within an air conditioned restaurant at the ferry port = 100 BT (about £2.30 pounds).
There are people outside, telling you that the Grand Palace is closed..., for what ever reason. SCAM! The palace is open daily till 3.30 pm! They offer you cheap sounding tours with motor-three-bikes for 100 BT. Don`t fall for, as you land up at overpriced shopping places.
Use public transport, as much as you can! Use your Google Map navigation. Get yourself a card of Bangkok. You will save £££ $$$ or Euros! 
24/7 = small super market. Check the prices! You might spend less or more, than at home!
Tesco-Lotus = Sometimes cheaper, but often the same prices or even more, than back in UK.
Smoker? Well, Thailand is a smoker paradise. Between £1.20 - £2 pounds, per pack.
Hotels; I recommend to use Expedia, as example. Book hotel and flight back home for 3 or 4 nights. Expedia allows you to book a return flight and hotel in one go, even if the hotel stay is 1 - 3 or 5 days only.
You can easily book your next hotel, again via Expedia and mobile, when in Thailand. No fees. And better prices, than you would get direct at the hotel!

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