In 2021, Varna remained among the top-ranking districts in terms of GDP per capita. Salaries and incomes have continued to grow. Trends in the labor market in 2022 ranked the district second in the country. Investment and business activity again remain relatively high. Utilization of European funding is lagging behind. The district’s infrastructure is well developed. The average levels of the monitored local taxes again remained high in 2023. On average, the coverage of municipal expenditures with local revenues for the municipalities of the district is nearly total.

Varna is among the districts with a relatively favorable demographic development. In the field of education, trends are moving in a positive direction. The performance of students in 2023 was very good. Compared to the national average values, Varna district has more doctors but hospital beds are insufficient. The crime rate is relatively high, and the detection rate – relatively low. With its high share of urban population, a relatively large part of its citizens live in settlements with public sewerage. Cultural life in the district is active, and tourism – well developed.

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