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Education > Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+: Countries Compared

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 NigerNiger 82.4% 2003
2 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 73.4% 2003
3 MaliMali 72% 2003
4 The GambiaThe Gambia 59.9% 2003
5 SenegalSenegal 59.8% 2003
6 IraqIraq 59.6% 2003
7 BeninBenin 59.1% 2003
8 BangladeshBangladesh 58.4% 2003
9 MauritaniaMauritania 58.3% 2003
10 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 57.7% 2003
11 EthiopiaEthiopia 57.3% 2003
12 NepalNepal 54.9% 2003
13 PakistanPakistan 54.3% 2003
14 ChadChad 52.5% 2003
15 MozambiqueMozambique 52.2% 2003
16 YemenYemen 49.7% 2003
17 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 48.9% 2003
18 BurundiBurundi 48.4% 2003
19 MoroccoMorocco 48.3% 2003
20 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 48.3% 2003
21 HaitiHaiti 47.1% 2003
22 ComorosComoros 43.6% 2003
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 43.1% 2003
23 LiberiaLiberia 43% 2003
24 EgyptEgypt 42.3% 2003
25 EritreaEritrea 41.4% 2003
26 IndiaIndia 40.5% 2003
27 TogoTogo 39.1% 2003
28 SudanSudan 39% 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 37.86% 2003
29 MalawiMalawi 37.3% 2003
30 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 34.5% 2003
31 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 34% 2003
32 LaosLaos 32.7% 2003
33 NicaraguaNicaragua 32.5% 2003
34 DjiboutiDjibouti 32.1% 2003
35 NigeriaNigeria 31.9% 2003
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 31.57% 2003
36 MadagascarMadagascar 31.1% 2003
37 UgandaUganda 30.2% 2003
38 AlgeriaAlgeria 30.1% 2003
39 CambodiaCambodia 29.9% 2003
40 RwandaRwanda 29.6% 2003
41 GuatemalaGuatemala 29.5% 2003
42 TunisiaTunisia 25.8% 2003
43 CameroonCameroon 25.4% 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 25.31% 2003
44 GhanaGhana 25.1% 2003
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 24.41% 2003
45 OmanOman 24.2% 2003
46 Cape VerdeCape Verde 23.5% 2003
47 HondurasHonduras 23.2% 2003
48 SyriaSyria 23.1% 2003
49 United Arab EmiratesUAE 22.2% 2003
50 TanzaniaTanzania 21.9% 2003
51 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 21.3% 2003
52 IranIran 20.9% 2003
53 BotswanaBotswana 20.2% 2003
54 El SalvadorEl Salvador 19.9% 2003
55 ZambiaZambia 19.3% 2003
56 SwazilandSwaziland 18.4% 2003
57 LibyaLibya 17.5% 2003
58 QatarQatar 17.5% 2003
59 KuwaitKuwait 16.5% 2003
60 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 16.2% 2003
61 NamibiaNamibia 16% 2003
62 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 15.3% 2003
63 LesothoLesotho 15.2% 2003
64 KenyaKenya 14.9% 2003
65 MauritiusMauritius 14.4% 2003
66 BurmaBurma 14.4% 2003
67 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 14.3% 2003
68 South AfricaSouth Africa 13.6% 2003
69 TurkeyTurkey 13.5% 2003
70 AlbaniaAlbania 13.5% 2003
71 ChinaChina 13% 2003
72 BoliviaBolivia 12.8% 2003
73 LebanonLebanon 12.6% 2003
74 JamaicaJamaica 12% 2003
75 BrazilBrazil 11.9% 2003
76 IndonesiaIndonesia 11.6% 2003
77 ReunionReunion 11.2% 2003
78 MalaysiaMalaysia 11.1% 2003
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 11.01% 2003
79 BahrainBahrain 10.9% 2003
80 ZimbabweZimbabwe 9.3% 2003
81 PeruPeru 9.1% 2003
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 8.86% 2003
82 JordanJordan 8.7% 2003
83 BruneiBrunei 8.2% 2003
84 MexicoMexico 8% 2003
85 Sri LankaSri Lanka 7.7% 2003
86 EcuadorEcuador 7.6% 2003
87 ColombiaColombia 7.6% 2003
88 PanamaPanama 7.5% 2003
89 MaltaMalta 7.2% 2003
90 VietnamVietnam 7% 2003
91 SingaporeSingapore 6.9% 2003
92 PortugalPortugal 6.7% 2003
93 VenezuelaVenezuela 6.6% 2003
94 FijiFiji 6.3% 2003
95 Hong KongHong Kong 6% 2003
96 ParaguayParaguay 6% 2003
97 BelizeBelize 5.9% 2003
98 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 5.7% 2003
99 MacauMacau 5.5% 2003
100 PhilippinesPhilippines 4.4% 2003
101 IsraelIsrael 4.4% 2003
102 The BahamasThe Bahamas 4.3% 2003
103 Costa RicaCosta Rica 4% 2003
104 ThailandThailand 4% 2003
105 ChileChile 3.8% 2003
106 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 3.2% 2003
107 CubaCuba 3% 2003
108 ArgentinaArgentina 2.9% 2003
109 MaldivesMaldives 2.6% 2003
110 GreeceGreece 2.5% 2003
111 CyprusCyprus 2.4% 2003
112 MartiniqueMartinique 2.3% 2003
113 UruguayUruguay 2.2% 2003
114 SpainSpain 2.1% 2003
115 South KoreaSouth Korea 1.9% 2003
116 RomaniaRomania 1.6% 2003
117 CroatiaCroatia 1.5% 2003
118 ItalyItaly 1.4% 2003
119 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1.4% 2003
120 MongoliaMongolia 1.4% 2003
121 ArmeniaArmenia 1.4% 2003
122 BulgariaBulgaria 1.4% 2003
123 SamoaSamoa 1.3% 2003
124 GuyanaGuyana 1.2% 2003
125 MoldovaMoldova 0.9% 2003
126 UzbekistanUzbekistan 0.7% 2003
127 TajikistanTajikistan 0.6% 2003
128 HungaryHungary 0.6% 2003
129 KazakhstanKazakhstan 0.5% 2003
130 LithuaniaLithuania 0.4% 2003
131 UkraineUkraine 0.4% 2003
132 RussiaRussia 0.4% 2003
133 BarbadosBarbados 0.3% 2003
134 SloveniaSlovenia 0.3% 2003
135 BelarusBelarus 0.3% 2003
136 PolandPoland 0.3% 2003
137 EstoniaEstonia 0.2% 2003
138 LatviaLatvia 0.2% 2003

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"All countries compared for Education > Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+", Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Illiteracy-rates-by-sex/Aged-15+

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Labor

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COUNTRIES COVERED
Men 138
Women 138

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