General data

Area: 110.993.6 km2
Popuation: 6.951.482
Capital: Sofia
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Time zone: UTC+2
Calling code: +359
Biggest Cities: Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobrich, Shumen


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 8.679
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 60,6
Inflation (%, 2019): 3,1
Unemployment (%, 2019): 5,6
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 30,8
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 29,1
Real growth rate of export (%): 2,0
Real growth rate of Import (%): 2,5
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 1,3

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 10. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 13. place

by Interior design – 5. place

by Product design – 10. place

Bulgaria occupies the 10th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to the three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the area of interior design (5th place). It occupies the 10th place in product design and fashion, while in the area of architecture it takes 13th place. Bulgaria ranks 12th in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, Bulgaria ranks 9th and 10th among the 19 countries. With regard to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists, Bulgaria takes 10th place.