Bangladesh Literacy Rate 1981-2020

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 2018 was 73.91%, a 1.02% increase from 2017.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
Bangladesh Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 73.91% 1.02%
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%