National Statistical Institute

Bulgaria near Bottom in EU Life Expectancy Ranking

Bulgaria remains among the three EU member states with the lowest life expectancy rates.

With a life expectancy of 71.5 years, Bulgaria fares better than Lithuania (74.1) and Latvia (74.1), against an EU average of 80.3 years, according to conclusive data of Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute (NSI) for 2013, as cited by

Annual Household Income in Bulgaria Increased by 11.3% in 2013

The average annual income per household member in 2013 was BGN 4,814 or 11.3% more compared to 2012, according to data of the National Statistical Institute.

Wages continue to be the main source of household income representing 53.1% of the total income in 2013 compared to 52.7% in 2012, NSI's statistics on Households Income, Expenditure and Consumption in 2013 showed.

Price of Agricultural Land in Bulgaria Increased by 8.6% in 2013

The average price per one decar agricultural land in Bulgaria reached BGN 594 in 2013, which was 8.6% higher than in 2012, National Statistical Institute latest data reveals.

In comparison with previous year, the highest increase was recorded in the price of vineyards - by 21.8%. The increase in the price of arable land was by 11.7% and in orchards - by 5.1%.