Sofia

Smart city ranking
107 Out of 118
89 in 2020
C CC in 2020
Factor ratings
C Structures
CC Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 1,240,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.812 0.813 0.816 0.816 0.000
Life expectancy at birth 74.7 74.8 74.9 75.1 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 15.1 14.8 14.8 14.4 -0.4
Mean years of schooling 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.4 -0.4
GNI per capita (PPP $) 17,757 18,874 19,646 23,325 +3,679

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
air pollution
71.8%
corruption
61.5%
road congestion
59.2%
security
43.4%
health services
37.6%
green spaces
34.7%
affordable housing
32.5%
unemployment
28.6%
recycling
22.4%
school education
18.2%
basic amenities
16.9%
public transport
15.5%
fulfilling employment
14.4%
citizen engagement
14.4%
social mobility
7.2%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
59.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
42.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
57.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
49.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
37.3
Public safety is not a problem
32.7
Air pollution is not a problem
17.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
43.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
25.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
14.6
Public transport is satisfactory
48.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
61.0
Most children have access to a good school
53.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
47.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
53.8
Minorities feel welcome
37.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
42.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
71.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
35.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
12.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
24.2
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
33.5
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Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
40.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
49.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
56.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
47.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
53.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
37.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
52.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
51.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
74.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.4
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
72.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
24.1
Online voting has increased participation
30.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
40.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 1,240,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.812 0.813 0.816 0.816 0.000
Life expectancy at birth 74.7 74.8 74.9 75.1 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 15.1 14.8 14.8 14.4 -0.4
Mean years of schooling 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.4 -0.4
GNI per capita (PPP $) 17,757 18,874 19,646 23,325 +3,679

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
air pollution
71.8%
corruption
61.5%
road congestion
59.2%
security
43.4%
health services
37.6%
green spaces
34.7%
affordable housing
32.5%
unemployment
28.6%
recycling
22.4%
school education
18.2%
basic amenities
16.9%
public transport
15.5%
fulfilling employment
14.4%
citizen engagement
14.4%
social mobility
7.2%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
59.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
42.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
57.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
49.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
37.3
Public safety is not a problem
32.7
Air pollution is not a problem
17.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
43.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
25.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
14.6
Public transport is satisfactory
48.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
61.0
Most children have access to a good school
53.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
47.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
53.8
Minorities feel welcome
37.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
42.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
71.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
35.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
12.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
24.2
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
33.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
40.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
49.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
56.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
47.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
53.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
37.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
52.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
51.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
74.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.4
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
72.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
24.1
Online voting has increased participation
30.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
40.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max