Salaries and pensions in Pernik district continue to rise and the poverty level remains low. The workforce is characterized by a relatively high share of people with secondary education. Investment activity in the district is relatively slack. Pernik is among the districts with the highest density of road networks, although the share of highways and firstclass roads remains low. The average rate of the taxes levied by the local municipalities is relatively low. The AIP active transparency rating of the district’s municipalities is among the lowest in the country.

Age dependency continues to deteriorate. Students’ results in the district are traditionally lower than the national average. Pernik has the lowest number of beds in the local general hospitals. The relative number of registered crimes in Pernik district is close to the national average, while the detection rate is slightly higher. The amount of generated household waste is the highest in the country, though practically all of this waste is handed over for treatment and recycling. Cultural life and tourism in the district are characterized by their low intensity, which is probably related to Pernik’s proximity to the capital.

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