Salaries and incomes in Kardzhali district have been rising considerably, though their levels are still below the respective national averages. Economic activity and employment rates have registered some growth, though they still remain below the average ones in the country. Investment and business activity again remains limited. The density of the rail network is also low. The level of local taxes in the municipalities of Kardzhali district remains relatively low. The indicators for the performance of the local administrations place Kardzhali among the country’s bottom three districts.

The rate of natural population growth is relatively high. In 2023, the performance of the students in the district again remained poor. Healthcare suffers from a chronic shortage of doctors and hospital beds. The number of registered crimes against the person and property is among the lowest in the country. The amount of household waste generated in the district is low, but at the same time, a relatively small proportion of this waste is handed over for treatment and recycling. Cultural life in the district is among the least active in the country.


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