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Education > Adult literacy rate > Female: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Estonia 99.8 2008
=1 Cuba 99.8 2008
=1 Latvia 99.8 2008
=4 Georgia 99.7 2008
=4 Lithuania 99.7 2008
=4 Slovenia 99.7 2008
=4 Belarus 99.7 2008
8 Ukraine 99.6 2008
=9 Tajikistan 99.5 2008
=9 Kazakhstan 99.5 2008
11 Antigua and Barbuda 99.42 2008
=12 Armenia 99.4 2008
=12 Russia 99.4 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 99.37 2008
=14 Turkmenistan 99.3 2008
=14 Poland 99.3 2008
16 Azerbaijan 99.22 2007
17 Kyrgyzstan 99.1 2008
18 Tonga 99.08 2006
19 Cayman Islands 99.02 2007
=20 Uzbekistan 98.9 2008
=20 Hungary 98.9 2008
=22 Albania 98.7 2008
=22 Chile 98.7 2008
=24 Italy 98.5 2008
=24 Samoa 98.5 2008
26 Uruguay 98.46 2008
27 Maldives 98.43 2006
28 Trinidad and Tobago 98.2 2008
=29 Aruba 98 2008
=29 Croatia 98 2008
31 Bulgaria 97.9 2008
=32 Moldova 97.8 2008
=32 Mongolia 97.8 2008
34 Argentina 97.7 2008
35 Romania 96.9 2008
36 Spain 96.89 2008
37 Cyprus 96.7 2008
38 Guam 96.46 1980
39 Netherlands Antilles 96.3 2008
40 Costa Rica 96.2 2008
=41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 95.9 2008
=41 Greece 95.9 2008
43 New Caledonia 95.8 2008
44 Lesotho 95.1 2008
45 Venezuela 94.93 2007
46 Philippines 93.9 2008
47 Malta 93.5 2005
48 Paraguay 93.45 2007
49 Colombia 93.44 2008
50 Brunei 93.3 2008
51 Kuwait 93.12 2007
52 Portugal 92.9 2008
53 Panama 92.8 2008
54 Seychelles 92.26 2008
55 Singapore 91.6 2008
56 Thailand 91.53 2005
57 United Arab Emirates 91.47 2005
58 Mexico 91.45 2008
59 Jamaica 90.8 2008
=60 Palau 90.5 1980
=60 China 90.5 2008
62 Qatar 90.44 2007
63 Puerto Rico 90.4 2008
64 Brazil 90.23 2007
65 Vietnam 90.2 2008
66 Malaysia 89.8 2008
67 Bahrain 89.4 2008
68 Burma 89.2 2008
69 Equatorial Guinea 89.1 2008
70 Sri Lanka 89.07 2008
71 Jordan 88.9 2007
72 Zimbabwe 88.8 2008
73 Indonesia 88.79 2006
74 Israel 88.67 1983
75 Suriname 88.4 2008
76 Dominican Republic 88.28 2007
77 South Africa 88.1 2008
78 Namibia 87.7 2008
79 Bolivia 85.99 2007
80 Lebanon 85.97 2007
81 Swaziland 85.6 2008
82 Mauritius 84.8 2008
83 Peru 84.65 2007
84 Botswana 83.5 2008
85 Honduras 83.45 2007
86 Sao Tome and Principe 83.3 2008
87 Gabon 83.2 2008
88 Kenya 82.8 2008
89 Ecuador 81.68 2007
90 El Salvador 81.36 2008
91 Libya 81.3 2008
92 Turkey 81.26 2007
93 Oman 80.9 2008
94 Saudi Arabia 80.2 2008
95 Vanuatu 79.5 2008
96 Cape Verde 79.3 2008
97 Nicaragua 77.92 2005
98 Syria 77.2 2008
99 Cambodia 70.86 2008
100 Belize 70.33 1991
101 Tunisia 69.6 2008
102 Iraq 69.2 2008
103 Solomon Islands 69 1999
104 Guatemala 68.7 2008
=105 Cameroon 67.8 2008
=105 Comoros 67.8 2008
107 Uganda 66.8 2008
108 Tanzania 66.3 2008
109 Rwanda 66.1 2008
110 Malawi 65.8 2008
111 Madagascar 65.26 2008
112 Algeria 63.92 2006
113 Laos 63.23 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 61.62 2008
114 Zambia 61 2008
115 Burundi 59.9 2008
116 Sudan 59.6 2008
117 Ghana 59.3 2008
118 Angola 57 2008
119 Democratic Republic of the Congo 56.1 2008
120 Papua New Guinea 55.6 2008
121 Eritrea 54.5 2008
122 Togo 53.7 2008
123 Liberia 53 2008
124 India 50.82 2006
125 Bangladesh 49.8 2008
126 Mauritania 49.5 2008
127 Nigeria 48.8 2008
128 Nepal 45.4 2008
129 Cote d'Ivoire 44.3 2008
130 Morocco 44.1 2008
131 Central African Republic 41.1 2008
132 Mozambique 40.1 2008
133 Pakistan 39.97 2008
134 Bhutan 38.68 2005
135 Guinea-Bissau 36.5 2008
136 The Gambia 34.3 2008
137 Senegal 32.99 2006
138 Haiti 32.52 1982
139 Sierra Leone 28.9 2008
140 Benin 28.1 2008
141 Guinea 26.4 2008
142 Ethiopia 22.8 2008
143 Chad 21.9 2008
144 Burkina Faso 21.58 2007
145 Mali 18.19 2006
146 Niger 15.08 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Adult literacy rate > Female. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Adult-literacy-rate/Female

Education > Adult literacy rate > Female: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Adult literacy rate > Female

  • Cuba ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Lesotho ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.
  • Tajikistan ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Estonia ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Vietnam ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Former French colonies in 2008.
  • Slovenia ranked second for adult literacy rate > female amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Zimbabwe ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Failed states in 2008.
  • Russia ranked 7th last for adult literacy rate > female amongst Former Soviet republics in 2008.
  • Antigua and Barbuda ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • Belarus ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Landlocked countries in 2008.
  • Georgia ranked first for adult literacy rate > female amongst Religious countries in 2008.
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