Sofia

GDP per capita in Sofia district remains the third highest in the whole country. Salaries are rising, which is a precondition for relatively low poverty levels. The development of the local labor market is very good, with the employment and unemployment rates both reaching record levels for the district. The good economic development is also manifested in the local investment activity. Sofia district reports the second highest figures in the country for FTA acquisition expenditure and foreign investment. The district has a relatively well-developed infrastructure. The average level of local taxes in the municipalities of Sofia district is generally close to, but lower than the national average. The performance of the administration in the district is extremely poor.

The rate of natural growth in Sofia district remains among the lowest in the country. Sofia is among the districts with relatively low urbanization. The share of repeaters is twice as high as the national average. Student performance is also relatively poor. The district has specialist physicians similar in number to the national average, but there are fewer GPs. The performance of Sofia district in the field of public order and security is weak, the reason for this being the relatively slow delivery of justice. The indicators for security and justice in the district are close to the country’s averages. The amounts of generated waste are relatively large, with a small part of it handed over for treatment and recycling. The cultural life in the district is not active.

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