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Education > Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males 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 99.81% 2006
=2 Latvia 99.79% 2006
=2 Belarus 99.79% 2006
4 Estonia 99.78% 2006
5 Kazakhstan 99.76% 2006
6 Ukraine 99.74% 2006
7 Russia 99.69% 2006
8 Tajikistan 99.68% 2006
9 Armenia 99.67% 2006
10 Slovakia 99.65% 2006
11 Lithuania 99.64% 2006
12 Slovenia 99.61% 1990
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 99.6% 2006
13 Azerbaijan 99.47% 2006
14 Uzbekistan 99.46% 1990
15 Barbados 99.42% 1990
=16 Turkmenistan 99.32% 2006
=16 Croatia 99.32% 2006
18 Kyrgyzstan 99.31% 2006
19 Hungary 99.27% 1990
20 Albania 99.19% 2006
21 Moldova 99.11% 2006
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.03% 2006
23 Serbia and Montenegro 98.91% 2006
24 Tonga 98.83% 2006
25 Italy 98.82% 2006
26 Bulgaria 98.74% 2006
27 Cyprus 98.63% 2006
28 Samoa 98.52% 1990
29 Israel 98.46% 2006
30 Romania 98.4% 2006
31 Trinidad and Tobago 98.07% 1990
32 Mongolia 98.02% 2006
33 Guyana 98% 1990
34 Greece 97.81% 2006
35 Aruba 97.54% 2006
36 Argentina 97.19% 2006
37 New Caledonia 96.8% 2006
38 Singapore 96.57% 2006
39 Maldives 96.21% 2006
40 Uruguay 96.01% 1990
41 Chile 95.8% 2006
42 Netherlands Antilles 95.6% 1990
43 Macau 95.28% 2006
44 Turkey 95.27% 2006
45 Brunei 95.15% 2006
46 China 95.14% 2006
47 Jordan 95.08% 2006
48 Thailand 94.9% 2006
49 Costa Rica 94.65% 2006
50 Kuwait 94.45% 2006
51 Indonesia 94.04% 2006
52 Vietnam 93.92% 2006
53 Burma 93.86% 2006
54 The Bahamas 93.58% 1990
55 Peru 93.46% 2006
56 Equatorial Guinea 93.36% 2006
57 Venezuela 93.26% 2006
58 Bolivia 93.06% 2006
59 Colombia 92.9% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 92.77% 2006
60 Panama 92.55% 2006
61 Philippines 92.54% 2006
62 Mexico 92.45% 2006
63 Paraguay 92.35% 1990
64 Ecuador 92.33% 2006
65 Sri Lanka 92.27% 2006
66 Suriname 92.02% 2006
67 Malaysia 91.97% 2006
68 Fiji 91.62% 1990
69 Seychelles 91.41% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 90.71% 2006
70 Qatar 89.1% 2006
71 Bahrain 88.55% 2006
72 Brazil 88.41% 2006
73 Mauritius 88.38% 2006
74 Lebanon 88.35% 1990
75 Saudi Arabia 87.06% 2006
76 Oman 86.85% 2006
77 Dominican Republic 86.81% 2006
78 Namibia 86.77% 2006
79 Zimbabwe 86.6% 1990
80 Malta 86.43% 2006
81 Syria 86.04% 2006
82 Cambodia 84.68% 2006
83 Iraq 84.09% 2006
84 South Africa 84.07% 2006
85 Iran 83.5% 2006
86 Tunisia 83.39% 2006
87 Egypt 83.02% 2006
88 Angola 82.9% 2006
89 Libya 82.84% 1990
90 Democratic Republic of the Congo 80.91% 2006
91 Swaziland 80.9% 2006
92 Botswana 80.43% 2006
93 Honduras 79.79% 2006
94 Algeria 79.57% 2006
95 Kenya 77.65% 2006
96 Tanzania 77.51% 2006
97 Congo, Republic of the 77.13% 1990
98 Laos 77.01% 2006
99 Cameroon 77% 2006
100 Uganda 76.81% 2006
101 Nicaragua 76.76% 2006
102 Madagascar 76.53% 2006
103 Zambia 76.25% 2006
104 Cape Verde 76.23% 1990
105 El Salvador 76.06% 1990
106 Guatemala 75.42% 2006
107 Malawi 74.93% 2006
108 Jamaica 74.1% 2006
109 Lesotho 73.7% 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 73.55% 1990
110 India 73.41% 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 72.43% 1990
111 Rwanda 71.44% 2006
112 United Arab Emirates 71.24% 1990
113 Sudan 71.13% 2006
114 Bhutan 69.1% 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 68.88% 1990
115 Togo 68.68% 2006
116 Burundi 67.31% 2006
117 Djibouti 66.8% 1990
118 Ghana 66.35% 2006
119 Morocco 65.71% 2006
120 Central African Republic 64.77% 2006
121 Papua New Guinea 63.45% 2006
122 Pakistan 63.04% 2006
123 Nepal 62.66% 2006
124 Comoros 61.4% 1990
125 Cote d'Ivoire 60.84% 2006
126 Mauritania 59.54% 2006
127 Nigeria 59.38% 1990
128 Eritrea 58.48% 1990
129 Liberia 55.45% 1990
130 Yemen 55.17% 1990
131 Senegal 51.05% 2006
132 Mozambique 49.3% 1990
133 Benin 47.87% 2006
134 Sierra Leone 46.93% 2006
135 Bangladesh 44.3% 1990
136 Afghanistan 43.14% 2006
137 Niger 42.93% 2006
138 Haiti 42.64% 1990
139 Guinea 42.56% 2006
140 Chad 40.83% 2006
141 Ethiopia 37.34% 1990
142 The Gambia 31.65% 1990
143 Burkina Faso 29.36% 2006
144 Mali 26.73% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males 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-male/%-of-males-ages-15-and-above

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