Country Scorecard - Bulgaria at a glance



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Sources: United Nations Statistics Division and World Bank


Bulgaria is a country with about 7.7 million inhabitants and an area of 111,000 km˛. The country joined the EU in 2007. Bulgaria is the 65th largest economy in the world, but the average GDP per capita (measuring the living standard) is still quite low. Other economic statistics such as economic activity and unemployment rate are not good either.

Bulgarians have a life expectancy of 72.2 years, which is not that short. The country has an excellent drinking water and sanitation coverage, while the emitted greenhouse gases per capita are quite high. A school life expectancy with 13 years is above world average. This leads to a very good literacy rate, for both, adults and youth. On the other hand, the tertiary sector is not that advanced with just a bit over 40% of the relevant age range attending tertiary education programs.

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CIA World Fact Book



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