Public transportation within Krasnodar consists of city buses, trolleybuses, trams, and marshrutkas (routed taxis).
Note that in the crisis year 2009 turnover of Krasnodar continued to grow, while most of the cities showed a negative trend in the sale of goods.
Krasnodar has the lowest unemployment rate among the cities of the Southern Federal District at 0.3% of the total working-age population.
Retail trade turnover in 2010 reached 290 billion rubles.
Per capita, Krasnodar has the highest number of malls in Russia.
In Krasnodar there are 15 gymnasiums (academic secondary schools) 5 lyceums (colleges of higher education), 110 schools of general education and 20 specialized schools, as well as 7 non-state lyceums and schools.
The city has numerous institutions of higher education, including some state universities (Kuban State University, Kuban State Technological University, Kuban State Agrarian University, Kuban State Medical University, etc.).Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with twenty-nine rural localities, incorporated as the City of Krasnodar—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.Krasnodar is home to the steel lattice hyperboloid tower built by the Russian engineer and scientist Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov in 1928; it is located near Krasnodar Circus. Catherine's Cathedral, the State Arts Museum, a park and theater named after Maxim Gorky, the beautiful concert hall of the Krasnodar Philharmonic Society, which is considered to have some of the best acoustics in southern Russia, State Cossack Choir and the Krasnodar circus The most interesting place in Krasnodar is Krasnaya Street (which translates as "Red, Beautiful Street"). At the beginning of the street, one can see the Central Concert Hall; at the other end, one can see the Avrora cinema center.Lavr Kornilov, a White general, captured the city on April 10, 1918, only to be killed a week later when a Bolshevik artillery shell blew up the farmhouse where he had set up his headquarters.During World War II units of the German Army occupied Krasnodar between August 12, 1942, and February 12, 1943.The city sustained heavy damage in the fighting but was rebuilt and renovated after the war.