Firstly the housing issue. Can anyone recommend a reputable agent who handles rentals in the Medan area? We are looking for a house in a secure complex, furnished if possible. I have done a bit of googling and Rp50 juta per annum seems to be the going rate for a nice house with A/C, is that about right??
On to schooling. I am thinking of getting the kids home schooled yet also allowing them to attend a local public school as they are 1/2 Indo and we want them to learn the language, culture etc. Has anyone else had experience with putting English only speaking kids into local schools with a tutor? I think the cost of an international school would be rather high for possibly only 12 months. Any advice on this would be much appreciated!
Lastly(for now) is living costs. Can anyone give a ball park on costs per month for utilities, internet, fuel, groceries? We will not be living a complete expat lifestyle (as my husband is Indo), so in some ways we will live a fairly modest existence but with a few western luxuries from time to time. Just a rough idea of costs is all I'm really after.
Any and all advise would be helpful......Thanks ;-)