Sofia

The high GDP per capita and salaries are a precondition for the relatively low poverty levels in Sofia district. The development of the local labor market in 2020 was very good, which again manifests the deep interrelation between the economies of the capital and the district of Sofia. The good economic development is also accompanied by high investment activity. The density of the road network is higher than the national average, and the share of highways and first-class roads is the second largest in the country. The average level of local taxes in the municipalities of Sofia district is generally close to the national average. The performance of the local administrations in the district is poor.

While during the pandemic year 2020 the capital was losing population, Sofia district was the leader in attracting new residents. At the same time, however, the rate of natural population growth in Sofia district continued to fall, which was manifested in the deteriorating age dependency ratios. The performance of the students in the district is relatively poor. The district recorded the highest number of hospitalizations. Its performance in the category of public order and security remained poor in 2020, mainly due to the relatively slow delivery of justice, even though the workloads of the local judges have been going down and have fallen below the country’s average. The share of generated waste handed over for treatment and recycling is extremely small. The cultural life in the district preserves its low intensity.

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