Lao PDR Literacy Rate 1995-2024

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.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2021 was 87.07%, a 2.41% increase from 2015.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2015 was 84.66%, a 26.37% increase from 2011.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2011 was 58.29%, a 14.41% decline from 2005.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2005 was 72.70%, a 3.97% increase 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%
Lao PDR Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 87.07% 2.41%
2015 84.66% 26.37%
2011 58.29% -14.41%
2005 72.70% 3.97%
2001 68.73% -0.85%
2000 69.58% 9.33%
1995 60.25% 9.33%