Tanzania Literacy Rate 1988-2021

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.
  • Tanzania literacy rate for 2015 was 77.89%, a 0.21% decline from 2012.
  • Tanzania literacy rate for 2012 was 78.10%, a 10.3% increase from 2010.
  • Tanzania literacy rate for 2010 was 67.80%, a 1.63% decline from 2002.
  • Tanzania literacy rate for 2002 was 69.43%, a 10.32% increase from 1988.
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%
Tanzania Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2015 77.89% -0.21%
2012 78.10% 10.30%
2010 67.80% -1.63%
2002 69.43% 10.32%
1988 59.11% 10.32%