Central African Republic Literacy Rate 1975-2021

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.
  • Central African Republic literacy rate for 2018 was 37.40%, a 0.64% increase from 2010.
  • Central African Republic literacy rate for 2010 was 36.75%, a 13.89% decline from 2000.
  • Central African Republic literacy rate for 2000 was 50.65%, a 17.02% increase from 1988.
  • Central African Republic literacy rate for 1988 was 33.62%, a 15.39% increase from 1975.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Niger 35.05%
South Sudan 34.52%
Central African Republic Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 37.40% 0.64%
2010 36.75% -13.89%
2000 50.65% 17.02%
1988 33.62% 15.39%
1975 18.24% 15.39%