BULGARIA

Capital Sofia
Area (km2) 110 993
Total population (thousands, 2020) 6 934
Population density (per km2) 62
National currency Bulgarian lev (BGN)
National statistical office www.nsi.bg
National Statistical Institute (NSI)
Women in the labour force, 2021
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2019 20%
   hourly wage, 2020 13%
Women in part-time employment, 2021
   percentage of employed women 2%
Female tertiary students, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 54%
Female victims of homicide, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 40%
Women researchers, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 47%
Life expectancy at birth, 2021
   females, years 75.1
   males, years 68.1
Life expectancy at 65, 2021
   females, years 15.6
   males, years 11.7
Total fertility rate, 2020
   average number of children per woman 1.6
Adolescent fertility rate, 2020
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 37.8
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2020
   age in years 26.4
 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
0.5
1.8
-0.1
0.3
-2.3
0.2
Unemployment rate
 (%)
8.6
7.2
6.2
5.2
6.1
5.3
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
17.2
12.9
12.7
8.9
14.2
15.8
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2020 170 715
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 24 620
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2021 63.0
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2021 62.0
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 19 251
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   BGN per USD, US=1, 2020 0.703
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
35
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
97

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2020 4 029
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2020 806
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 1 218
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 90
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2020 1 119
      million tonne-kilometres, 2020 4 503
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2020 4 803
      million tonne-kilometres, 2020 32 566