In 2020, GDP per capita in Blagoevgrad district retained its levels from the year before, which was in line with the general trend in the rest of the country. Salaries and income levels continued to rise. In 2020, employment rates fell and unemployment rates went up. Blagoevgrad is among the districts with the best road surface quality. Contrary to general nationwide trends, the district is relatively well developed economically, and in 2022 the level of local taxes again remained quite low. In 2021, practically the whole of the district’s territory was covered by the cadastral map.

Blagoevgrad has performed relatively well in terms of demographic indicators and is one of the districts with the highest rate of enrolment in 5th–8th grade. Students’ results in 2022 again remained close to the national averages. Healthcare suffers from a shortage of doctors and hospital beds. The crime rate remains relatively low and detection rates relatively high but delivery of justice is sluggish. The share of forested areas is high. The intensity of the cultural life is traditionally not very high, compared to that of other districts.

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