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Education > Literacy rate > Adult total > % of people 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 99.8% 2006
2 Estonia 99.77% 2006
3 Latvia 99.75% 2006
4 Lithuania 99.65% 2006
5 Slovakia 99.63% 2006
6 Belarus 99.59% 2006
7 Slovenia 99.56% 1990
8 Kazakhstan 99.51% 2006
9 Tajikistan 99.45% 2006
10 Russia 99.44% 2006
11 Ukraine 99.43% 2006
12 Armenia 99.4% 2006
13 Barbados 99.36% 1990
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 99.28% 2006
14 Hungary 99.06% 1990
15 Tonga 98.91% 2006
16 Azerbaijan 98.79% 2006
17 Turkmenistan 98.78% 2006
18 Albania 98.71% 2006
19 Kyrgyzstan 98.7% 2006
20 Uzbekistan 98.65% 1990
21 Italy 98.42% 2006
22 Moldova 98.36% 2006
23 Bulgaria 98.2% 2006
24 Croatia 98.15% 2006
25 Samoa 97.99% 1990
26 Mongolia 97.77% 2006
27 Romania 97.3% 2006
28 Aruba 97.29% 2006
29 Argentina 97.19% 2006
30 Guyana 97.18% 1990
31 Israel 97.15% 2006
32 Trinidad and Tobago 96.84% 1990
33 Cyprus 96.8% 2006
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.66% 2006
35 Uruguay 96.51% 1990
36 Serbia and Montenegro 96.4% 2006
37 Maldives 96.33% 2006
38 New Caledonia 96.2% 2006
39 Greece 95.99% 2006
40 Chile 95.72% 2006
41 Netherlands Antilles 95.65% 1990
42 Costa Rica 94.87% 2006
43 The Bahamas 94.43% 1990
44 Kuwait 93.27% 2006
45 Venezuela 92.98% 2006
46 Colombia 92.8% 2006
47 Brunei 92.67% 2006
48 Thailand 92.65% 2006
49 Philippines 92.6% 2006
50 Singapore 92.55% 2006
51 Panama 91.9% 2006
52 Seychelles 91.84% 2006
53 Macau 91.3% 2006
54 Ecuador 90.98% 2006
55 Mexico 90.95% 2006
56 China 90.92% 2006
57 Sri Lanka 90.68% 2006
58 Indonesia 90.38% 2006
59 Paraguay 90.32% 1990
60 Vietnam 90.28% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 90.23% 2006
=61 Jordan 89.89% 2006
=61 Burma 89.89% 2006
63 Suriname 89.6% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 89.06% 2006
64 Qatar 88.96% 2006
65 Malaysia 88.69% 2006
66 Brazil 88.62% 2006
67 Fiji 88.6% 1990
68 Malta 87.87% 2006
69 Peru 87.67% 2006
70 Turkey 87.37% 2006
71 Dominican Republic 87% 2006
72 Equatorial Guinea 86.99% 2006
73 Bolivia 86.72% 2006
74 Bahrain 86.55% 2006
75 Namibia 85.04% 2006
76 Mauritius 84.37% 2006
77 South Africa 82.4% 2006
78 Lesotho 82.22% 2006
79 Oman 81.35% 2006
80 Botswana 81.19% 2006
81 Zimbabwe 80.7% 1990
82 Lebanon 80.34% 1990
83 Honduras 80.01% 2006
84 Jamaica 79.9% 2006
=85 Swaziland 79.56% 2006
=85 Syria 79.56% 2006
87 Saudi Arabia 79.35% 2006
88 Iran 77% 2006
89 Nicaragua 76.68% 2006
90 Tunisia 74.3% 2006
91 Iraq 74.05% 2006
92 Vanuatu 74% 2006
=93 Cambodia 73.61% 2006
=93 Kenya 73.61% 2006
95 El Salvador 72.42% 1990
96 Egypt 71.41% 2006
97 United Arab Emirates 71.04% 1990
98 Madagascar 70.68% 2006
99 Algeria 69.87% 2006
100 Tanzania 69.43% 2006
101 Guatemala 69.1% 2006
102 Laos 68.73% 2006
103 Libya 68.05% 1990
104 Zambia 68% 2006
105 Cameroon 67.9% 2006
106 Angola 67.41% 2006
107 Democratic Republic of the Congo 67.17% 2006
108 Congo, Republic of the 67.14% 1990
109 Uganda 66.81% 2006
110 Rwanda 64.9% 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 64.82% 1990
111 Malawi 64.13% 2006
112 Cape Verde 63.81% 1990
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 63.51% 1990
113 India 61.01% 2006
114 Sudan 60.93% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 59.7% 1990
115 Bhutan 59.5% 2005
116 Burundi 59.3% 2006
117 Ghana 57.9% 2006
118 Papua New Guinea 57.34% 2006
119 Comoros 53.78% 1990
120 Togo 53.16% 2006
121 Djibouti 52.98% 1990
122 Morocco 52.31% 2006
123 Mauritania 51.21% 2006
124 Pakistan 49.85% 2006
125 Cote d'Ivoire 48.73% 2006
126 Nigeria 48.66% 1990
127 Nepal 48.59% 2006
128 Central African Republic 48.57% 2006
129 Eritrea 46.44% 1990
130 Haiti 39.66% 1990
131 Senegal 39.28% 2006
132 Liberia 39.22% 1990
133 Sierra Leone 35.09% 2006
134 Benin 34.66% 2006
135 Bangladesh 34.22% 1990
136 Mozambique 33.48% 1990
137 Yemen 32.68% 1990
138 Guinea 29.48% 2006
139 Niger 28.66% 2006
140 Ethiopia 28.6% 1990
141 Afghanistan 28.09% 2006
142 Chad 25.65% 2006
143 The Gambia 25.59% 1990
144 Burkina Faso 21.82% 2006
145 Mali 19.04% 2006

Citation

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

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