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Benin - Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

32.9
(% of people ages 15 and above)
in 2012

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics..

Date Value Change, %
2012 32.9 14.80 %
2006 28.7 -17.18 %
2002 34.7 27.21 %
1992 27.2 65.30 %
1979 16.5