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

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.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.