Sao Tome and Principe Literacy Rate 1981-2024

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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe literacy rate for 2021 was 93.80%, a 0.98% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Sao Tome and Principe Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 93.80% 0.98%
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%