Bahrain is a small nation located in the heart of the Persian Gulf. It is only 760 Km2 in size with a population of over 1.5 million. Even though it is a small sovereign state, it is the fourth most densely populated destination in the world.
Expats in Bahrain are apparently the happiest in the world according to the 2018 Internations survey. It is easy to settle into this Gulf State with one expat summing it up “I don't feel like an expat. I feel at home.” Bahrain locals are some of the friendliest in the world and speak enough English that expats can get by pretty easily. Raising children in Bahrain is great with the quality of education as well as the availability of childcare and education being highly rated. It doesn't however come cheap!
As per working in Bahrain, working hours, job security and overall job satisfaction also rates highly. Expats have higher earnings than the worldwide average - that would definitely make you happy! The other big bonus is that there is no personal or income tax on your monthly income. There is only a 1% deduction for unemployment.