Afghanistan Literacy Rate 1979-2021

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Afghanistan literacy rate for 2018 was 43.02%, a 11.28% increase from 2011.
  • Afghanistan literacy rate for 2011 was 31.74%, a 13.58% increase from 1979.
  • Afghanistan literacy rate for 1979 was 18.16%, a 18.16% increase from .
  • Afghanistan literacy rate for was 0.00%, a 0% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Eritrea 76.57%
Uganda 76.53%
Madagascar 74.80%
Rwanda 73.22%
Nepal 67.91%
Comoros 58.82%
Sierra Leone 43.21%
Afghanistan 43.02%
Benin 42.36%
Burkina Faso 41.22%
Central African Republic 37.40%
Mali 35.47%
South Sudan 34.52%
Afghanistan Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 43.02% 11.28%
2011 31.74% 13.58%
1979 18.16% 13.58%