GDP per capita in Plovdiv district has continued to grow at a rate similar to the national average. Salaries and incomes in the district are also increasing. The decline in labor market activity is accompanied by a decline in employment and a rise in unemployment. FTA acquisition expenditures are largely lagging behind the national average. The infrastructural development in the district can be assessed as very good. The level of local taxation in Plovdiv district is relatively high. The AIP active transparency rating of the local administration is above the country’s average.

Despite the general trend towards population ageing in the country, Plovdiv performs relatively well. The age dependency ratios are favorable. Students’ results are high. Plovdiv is also among the districts with the largest relative numbers of doctors and hospital beds. The relative number of patients treated in the local hospitals is the highest in the country. The workloads of the criminal judges in Plovdiv district are among the heaviest in the country but the speed of delivery of justice is relatively high. The share of forest areas is close to the country’s average, but that of degraded land is considerably lower. Cultural life in the district is intensifying.

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