Malawi Literacy Rate 1987-2020

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.
  • Malawi literacy rate for 2015 was 62.14%, a 3% decline from 2014.
  • Malawi literacy rate for 2014 was 65.15%, a 3.84% increase from 2010.
  • Malawi literacy rate for 2010 was 61.31%, a 2.82% decline from 1998.
  • Malawi literacy rate for 1998 was 64.13%, a 15.6% increase from 1987.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Tanzania 77.89%
Togo 63.75%
Malawi 62.14%
Mozambique 56.04%
Gambia 50.78%
Mali 33.07%
Chad 26.00%
Malawi Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2015 62.14% -3.00%
2014 65.15% 3.84%
2010 61.31% -2.82%
1998 64.13% 15.60%
1987 48.54% 15.60%