Sofia (capital)

Sofia (capital city) is the district with the highest income and living standard, the highest investment activity and the most favorable indicators of the labor market. The capital is situated close to several highways and the importance of the central rail station entails high density of the railroad network. The capital also has the highest Internet access and the highest share of population using it. It is still characterized by the highest local tax and fee burden, though that burden has not been raised during the last few years contrary to the general tendency in the country. Cadastral map coverage keeps increasing and is the highest in the country. The transparency of the local administration was evaluated as relatively high in 2017.

Sofia (capital city) is one of the few districts in which the population age structure has been improving if we take into account the ratio of people aged 65+ to those aged 0–14. The capital is still the district with the highest rates of natural increase and net migration. High-school students from Sofia get the highest grades at matriculation exams but the ability of the educational system to enroll all children in the school system is below average. Access to medical establishments and specialists explains the traditionally high number of hospitalizations. In terms of security and justice the capital has performed worse than any other Bulgarian districts. The intensity of cultural life is the highest among all districts.

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