Burgas

GDP per capita in the district of Burgas continued to grow in 2019, though at a slower pace than the national average. Salaries and income levels have also been rising but remain below the average ones. Alongside the decline in economic activity there has been a drop in employment accompanied by a rise in unemployment rates. Investment and business activity in Burgas district remains among the highest in the country. The number of non-financial enterprises relative to the population is the second highest in the country and the volume of FDI – the third highest. In 2021 Burgas remained one of the districts with the highest local tax rates in the country. The Active transparency ratings of the local administration went up in 2021 and made up for their lag the previous year.

The demographic indicators place Burgas district among the top three in the country. The share of people with a medical insurance is one of the lowest in Bulgaria. Healthcare in the district also suffers from a shortage of doctors and hospital beds. Court workloads are relatively high and this impacts the speedy delivery of justice. Crime rates are falling. With its large share of urban population, there is a relatively high share that live in settlements with public sewerage systems. The pandemic and the limitation on visits to public places in 2020 have had a powerful negative impact on cultural life in the country, Burgas district making no exception.

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