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Education > Literacy rate > Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: 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 Cuba 99.79% 2006
2 Estonia 99.76% 2006
3 Latvia 99.71% 2006
4 Lithuania 99.65% 2006
5 Slovakia 99.61% 2006
6 Slovenia 99.51% 1990
7 Belarus 99.42% 2006
8 Barbados 99.32% 1990
9 Kazakhstan 99.29% 2006
10 Russia 99.23% 2006
11 Tajikistan 99.22% 2006
12 Ukraine 99.17% 2006
13 Armenia 99.16% 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 98.99% 2006
14 Tonga 98.98% 2006
15 Hungary 98.87% 1990
16 Turkmenistan 98.26% 2006
17 Albania 98.25% 2006
18 Azerbaijan 98.17% 2006
19 Kyrgyzstan 98.13% 2006
20 Italy 98.04% 2006
21 Uzbekistan 97.89% 1990
22 Bulgaria 97.71% 2006
23 Moldova 97.69% 2006
24 Mongolia 97.53% 2006
25 Samoa 97.4% 1990
26 Argentina 97.19% 2006
27 Croatia 97.08% 2006
28 Aruba 97.07% 2006
29 Uruguay 96.96% 1990
30 Maldives 96.44% 2006
31 Guyana 96.39% 1990
32 Romania 96.27% 2006
33 Israel 95.91% 2006
34 Netherlands Antilles 95.68% 1990
35 Chile 95.64% 2006
36 Trinidad and Tobago 95.62% 1990
37 New Caledonia 95.5% 2006
38 The Bahamas 95.23% 1990
=39 Costa Rica 95.08% 2006
=39 Cyprus 95.08% 2006
41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 94.36% 2006
42 Greece 94.24% 2006
43 Serbia and Montenegro 94.07% 2006
44 Venezuela 92.72% 2006
45 Colombia 92.71% 2006
46 Philippines 92.65% 2006
47 Seychelles 92.26% 2006
48 Panama 91.25% 2006
49 Kuwait 91.04% 2006
50 Thailand 90.52% 2006
51 Lesotho 90.3% 2006
52 Brunei 90.16% 2006
53 Ecuador 89.7% 2006
54 Mexico 89.63% 2006
55 Malta 89.24% 2006
56 Sri Lanka 89.14% 2006
57 Brazil 88.81% 2006
58 Singapore 88.65% 2006
59 Qatar 88.61% 2006
60 Paraguay 88.28% 1990
61 Macau 87.77% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 87.67% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 87.46% 2006
62 Suriname 87.2% 2006
63 Dominican Republic 87.18% 2006
64 Vietnam 86.92% 2006
65 Indonesia 86.8% 2006
66 China 86.53% 2006
67 Burma 86.37% 2006
68 Jamaica 85.9% 2006
69 Fiji 85.5% 1990
70 Malaysia 85.35% 2006
71 Jordan 84.71% 2006
72 Bahrain 83.56% 2006
73 Namibia 83.49% 2006
74 Peru 82.06% 2006
75 Botswana 81.81% 2006
76 South Africa 80.93% 2006
77 Bolivia 80.65% 2006
78 Mauritius 80.5% 2006
79 Equatorial Guinea 80.46% 2006
80 Honduras 80.22% 2006
81 Turkey 79.58% 2006
82 Swaziland 78.35% 2006
83 Nicaragua 76.6% 2006
84 Zimbabwe 74.97% 1990
85 Syria 73.63% 2006
86 Oman 73.52% 2006
87 Lebanon 73.13% 1990
88 United Arab Emirates 70.57% 1990
89 Iran 70.4% 2006
90 Kenya 70.23% 2006
91 Saudi Arabia 69.29% 2006
92 El Salvador 69.09% 1990
93 Tunisia 65.35% 2006
94 Madagascar 65.26% 2006
95 Iraq 64.17% 2006
96 Cambodia 64.05% 2006
97 Guatemala 63.34% 2006
98 Tanzania 62.17% 2006
99 Laos 60.9% 2006
100 Algeria 60.08% 2006
=101 Cameroon 59.8% 2006
=101 Zambia 59.8% 2006
103 Rwanda 59.76% 2006
104 Egypt 59.36% 2006
105 Congo, Republic of the 57.91% 1990
106 Uganda 57.71% 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 56.15% 1990
107 Cape Verde 54.31% 1990
108 Angola 54.21% 2006
109 Democratic Republic of the Congo 54.07% 2006
110 Malawi 54% 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 52.61% 1990
111 Burundi 52.24% 2006
112 Sudan 51.78% 2006
113 Libya 51.13% 1990
114 Papua New Guinea 50.92% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 50.14% 1990
115 Ghana 49.79% 2006
116 Bhutan 48.7% 2005
117 India 47.84% 2006
118 Comoros 46.39% 1990
119 Mauritania 43.42% 2006
120 Djibouti 39.72% 1990
121 Morocco 39.62% 2006
122 Cote d'Ivoire 38.62% 2006
123 Togo 38.46% 2006
124 Nigeria 38.38% 1990
125 Haiti 36.91% 1990
126 Pakistan 35.98% 2006
127 Nepal 34.89% 2006
128 Eritrea 34.77% 1990
129 Central African Republic 33.5% 2006
130 Senegal 29.25% 2006
131 Sierra Leone 24.42% 2006
132 Bangladesh 23.66% 1990
133 Benin 23.3% 2006
134 Liberia 22.79% 1990
135 Ethiopia 19.81% 1990
136 The Gambia 19.74% 1990
137 Mozambique 18.44% 1990
138 Guinea 18.11% 2006
139 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2006
140 Niger 15.06% 2006
141 Yemen 12.93% 1990
142 Chad 12.8% 2006
143 Afghanistan 12.59% 2006
144 Mali 11.89% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy rate > Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy-rate/Adult-female/%-of-females-ages-15-and-above

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