Burgas

Both GDP per capita and salaries in the district of Burgas continued to grow in 2018, though at a slower pace than in the other districts, and remained slightly below the national average. The labor market did relatively well in 2019. The district is among the leaders in investment and business activity. The number of enterprises per person went slightly up and remained above the national average. Foreign investment continued to increase, while local investment remained stagnant. The quality of the road infrastructure keeps deteriorating. Local tax rates are higher than the national average. In 2020, the functioning of e-administration in the district again received relatively good evaluation. However, the Active transparency rating of local government is still low.

Against the general tendency towards population ageing in Bulgaria, Burgas district is doing quite well. The majority of people live in urban areas. The average results in the external evaluation at the end of 7th grade remain higher than the national average, but those in the matriculation exam in Bulgarian language and literature are lower than those nationwide. The number of university students in the district is also relatively low. The main factor for the unfavorable state of healthcare in Burgas district is the shortage of medical staff. The crime rate is relatively high and detection relatively low, though the indicators show some improvement. Air quality is relatively good. The amount of household waste handed over for treatment and recycling is considerable. Theater and cinema visits are at acceptable levels, while the figures for those to museums and libraries indicate low interest.

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