Bahrain's healthcare system is a mix of state and private providers. Bahraini citizens have access to free or highly subsidized medical care. Foreign nationals have access to the same facilities and physicians, but must pay for treatment, therefore it is highly recommended that they get health insurance. Supplemental health insurance benefits are not often provided by employers, although they may be negotiated in certain circumstances.
Allowances for housing, transportation, and utilities are prevalent in Bahrain. We usually suggest discussing total pay with an employee in Bahrain that includes such allowances; otherwise, an employer will be negotiating numerous components when total compensation is ultimately what counts to both sides.