GDP per capita, salaries, and incomes in Kyustendil district have been growing but their levels remain relatively low. Economic activity and employment rates have exceeded the average ones in the country for the first time in the past few years. Investment in Kyustendil district is among the lowest in the country. The density of the road and railway networks in the district remains higher than the national average. The average rate of local taxes in the district’s municipalities is relatively low. Kyustendil is the district with the worst performance in the indicators assessing the work of the local administration.

Kyustendil is among the districts with the fastest ageing populations. Students’ results in 2022 again remained unsatisfactory. Kyustendil is among the districts with the highest number of GPs, and the lowest infant mortality rate. Its performance in the field of justice is among the poorest in the country. The workload of the local criminal judges is the highest in the country, but the speed of delivery of justice is relatively high. The amounts of generated household waste are low. At the same time, however, a relatively small portion of this waste is handed over for treatment and recycling. Cultural life remains characterized by its low intensity.

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