Salaries and incomes increased during the last few years but remained considerably below the national average figure. The indicators of the district’s labor market placed it last in the country. Investment activity in the district continued to be relatively low. Road quality was relatively high. The average rates of local taxes and fees in the municipalities of the Silistra district were below the national average rates. The work of municipal administrations got low ratings.

Population ageing in Silistra district has been faster and more clearly expressed than the general processes in the country. Matriculation exam results rose in 2017, while remaining considerably below national average figures. Healthcare in the district suffered from doctor shortages and a limited hospital capacity. Silistra was among the districts with relatively low court workloads, low crime rates and high clearance rates. The low urbanization level in the district comes as an explanation for the exceptionally low sewerage connectivity of the population. The intensity of cultural life in Silistra has been relatively low.

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