How many people gained access to toilets per year?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Average

Related issues: Water / SDGs6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Not all the people in the world has access to toilets, and about 500 million people still practice open defecation. The number of people practicing open defecation decreased by 245 million between 2015 and 2020.  On average, about how many people gained access to toilets per year between 2015 and 2020?

A. 50

B. 100

C. 200


245 million / 5 = 49 million = about 50 million

Source: UNICEF, July 2021. Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, 2000-2020: Five years into the SDGs.