Sao Tome and Principe 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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe literacy rate for 2018 was 92.82%, a 2.67% increase from 2012.
  • Sao Tome and Principe literacy rate for 2012 was 90.14%, a 20.61% increase from 2008.
  • Sao Tome and Principe literacy rate for 2008 was 69.54%, a 15.37% decline from 2001.
  • Sao Tome and Principe literacy rate for 2001 was 84.91%, a 11.67% increase from 1991.
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%
Sao Tome and Principe Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 92.82% 2.67%
2012 90.14% 20.61%
2008 69.54% -15.37%
2001 84.91% 11.67%
1991 73.24% 15.92%
1981 57.32% 15.92%