Kenya Literacy Rate 2000-2020

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.
  • Kenya literacy rate for 2018 was 81.54%, a 2.8% increase from 2014.
  • Kenya literacy rate for 2014 was 78.73%, a 6.58% increase from 2007.
  • Kenya literacy rate for 2007 was 72.16%, a 10.07% decline from 2000.
  • Kenya literacy rate for 2000 was 82.23%, a 82.23% increase from .
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%
Kenya Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 81.54% 2.80%
2014 78.73% 6.58%
2007 72.16% -10.07%
2000 82.23% -10.07%