Nepal 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.
  • Nepal literacy rate for 2018 was 67.91%, a 8.28% increase from 2011.
  • Nepal literacy rate for 2011 was 59.63%, a 11.02% increase from 2001.
  • Nepal literacy rate for 2001 was 48.61%, a 15.63% increase from 1991.
  • Nepal literacy rate for 1991 was 32.98%, a 12.4% increase from 1981.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
South Sudan 34.52%
Nepal Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 67.91% 8.28%
2011 59.63% 11.02%
2001 48.61% 15.63%
1991 32.98% 12.40%
1981 20.57% 12.40%