Bulgaria's Burgas Better to Live in than Sofia - Eurobarometer
Residents of Bulgaria’s coastal city of Burgas are happier with the quality of life in their city than those living in the capital Sofia, a Eurobarometer survey shows.
The results of the survey reveal that the citizens of Burgas give higher scores than those living in Sofia in any of the 28 areas covered by the survey’s questions.
A total of 91% of respondents from Sofia and 92% of the residents in Burgas said they were in general satisfied with the life here.
But in the general ranking Burgas overtakes Sofia big time – out of all 83 cities Burgas ranks 23rd, while Sofia makes it just to 67.
When asked whether they feel safe and whether they believe the people of the cities can be trusted, just 38% of the respondents in Sofia answered in the affirmative against 69% of those in Burgas.
All capital cities have been surveyed by Eurobarometer, allowing for some interesting comparisons. Overall, it is good to see that 80% of Europeans are satisfied with life in their city. Public spaces, green areas, cleanliness and the feeling of safety generally score high.
However, on many questions, the picture is more mixed. The results reveal the strengths of some cities and the difficulties encountered by others. There are still wide disparities between cities and even countries on how their inhabitants view the quality of life in certain areas.
Some negative developments point to the impact of the economic crisis on people's well-being and on cities' financial resources.
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