Bangladesh Literacy Rate 1981-2019

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.
  • Bangladesh literacy rate for 2017 was 72.89%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
  • Bangladesh literacy rate for 2016 was 72.76%, a 7.62% increase from 2015.
  • Bangladesh literacy rate for 2015 was 65.14%, a 4.04% increase from 2014.
  • Bangladesh literacy rate for 2014 was 61.09%, a 0.08% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Sri Lanka 91.90%
El Salvador 88.48%
Bangladesh 72.89%
Egypt 71.17%
Bangladesh Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 72.89% 0.13%
2016 72.76% 7.62%
2015 65.14% 4.04%
2014 61.09% 0.08%
2013 61.02% 3.15%
2012 57.86% -0.91%
2011 58.77% 12.11%
2007 46.66% -0.82%
2001 47.49% 12.17%
1991 35.32% 6.09%
1981 29.23% 6.09%