Mauritania Literacy Rate 2000-2024

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.
  • Mauritania literacy rate for 2021 was 66.96%, a 13.46% increase from 2017.
  • Mauritania literacy rate for 2017 was 53.50%, a 8.57% decline from 2013.
  • Mauritania literacy rate for 2013 was 62.07%, a 16.56% increase from 2007.
  • Mauritania literacy rate for 2007 was 45.50%, a 5.7% decline from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Ukraine 100.00%
Moldova 99.60%
Sao Tome and Principe 93.80%
Cabo Verde 90.78%
Vanuatu 89.10%
Lao PDR 87.07%
Cambodia 83.91%
Tunisia 82.70%
Kenya 82.62%
Lesotho 81.02%
Republic of Congo 80.61%
Morocco 75.93%
Egypt 73.09%
Angola 72.28%
Bhutan 70.95%
Mauritania 66.96%
Mauritania Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 66.96% 13.46%
2017 53.50% -8.57%
2013 62.07% 16.56%
2007 45.50% -5.70%
2000 51.21% -5.70%