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Education > Literacy rate > People aged 15-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Azerbaijan 100 2007
=1 Cuba 100 2008
=3 Tajikistan 99.9 2008
=3 Italy 99.9 2008
=3 Cyprus 99.9 2008
=6 Turkmenistan 99.8 2008
=6 Libya 99.8 2008
=6 Georgia 99.8 2008
=6 Estonia 99.8 2008
=6 Uzbekistan 99.8 2008
=6 Lithuania 99.8 2008
=6 Slovenia 99.8 2008
=6 Armenia 99.8 2008
=6 Ukraine 99.8 2008
=6 Belarus 99.8 2008
=6 Kazakhstan 99.8 2008
=6 Poland 99.8 2008
=6 Singapore 99.8 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 99.76 2008
=19 Bahrain 99.7 2008
=19 Portugal 99.7 2008
=19 Russia 99.7 2008
=19 Latvia 99.7 2008
=19 Brunei 99.7 2008
=24 Croatia 99.6 2008
=24 Kyrgyzstan 99.6 2008
=24 New Caledonia 99.6 2008
27 Spain 99.56 2008
=28 Moldova 99.5 2008
=28 Trinidad and Tobago 99.5 2008
=28 Samoa 99.5 2008
31 Bolivia 99.44 2007
32 Tonga 99.42 2006
33 Albania 99.4 2008
=34 Serbia and Montenegro 99.3 2008
=34 Maldives 99.3 2006
=34 Greece 99.3 2008
=34 Aruba 99.3 2008
=34 China 99.3 2008
39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.2 2008
40 Chile 99.15 2008
41 Argentina 99.1 2008
=42 Qatar 99.06 2007
=42 Seychelles 99.06 2008
44 Uruguay 98.97 2008
=45 Jordan 98.95 2007
=45 Antigua and Barbuda 98.95 2008
47 Cayman Islands 98.91 2007
48 Zimbabwe 98.9 2008
49 Paraguay 98.79 2007
50 Lebanon 98.71 2007
51 Hungary 98.6 2008
52 Israel 98.56 1983
53 Kuwait 98.45 2007
=54 Malaysia 98.4 2008
=54 Venezuela 98.4 2007
56 Mexico 98.38 2008
57 Netherlands Antilles 98.3 2008
58 Malta 98.27 2005
59 Costa Rica 98.1 2008
60 Thailand 98.05 2005
61 Cape Verde 98 2008
62 Colombia 97.99 2008
63 Sri Lanka 97.98 2008
=64 Equatorial Guinea 97.8 2008
=64 Brazil 97.8 2007
66 Oman 97.63 2008
67 Gabon 97.4 2008
68 Peru 97.36 2007
=69 Saudi Arabia 97.3 2008
=69 Bulgaria 97.3 2008
=69 Romania 97.3 2008
=72 Vietnam 96.8 2008
=72 South Africa 96.8 2008
74 Tunisia 96.79 2008
75 Indonesia 96.65 2006
=76 Mauritius 96.4 2008
=76 Panama 96.4 2008
78 Turkey 96.36 2007
79 El Salvador 95.96 2008
80 Dominican Republic 95.79 2007
81 Guam 95.61 1980
82 Burma 95.6 2008
83 Ecuador 95.43 2007
=84 Suriname 95.3 2008
=84 Mongolia 95.3 2008
86 Sao Tome and Principe 95.2 2008
87 Botswana 95.1 2008
88 United Arab Emirates 95.01 2005
89 Jamaica 95 2008
90 Philippines 94.8 2008
91 Palau 94.28 1980
92 Syria 94.1 2008
93 Honduras 93.92 2007
94 Vanuatu 93.6 2008
95 Swaziland 93.2 2008
96 Namibia 92.9 2008
97 Kenya 92.3 2008
98 Lesotho 91.9 2008
99 Algeria 91.78 2006
100 Eritrea 87.8 2008
101 Cambodia 87.47 2008
102 Uganda 87.3 2008
103 Nicaragua 87.01 2005
104 Guatemala 86 2008
105 Cameroon 85.8 2008
106 Malawi 85.7 2008
107 Puerto Rico 85.4 2008
108 Sudan 85.2 2008
109 Solomon Islands 85 1999
110 Comoros 84.9 2008
111 Laos 83.93 2005
112 Togo 83.5 2008
113 Iraq 82.4 2008
114 India 81.13 2006
115 Nepal 80.8 2008
116 Congo, Republic of the 80.47 2005
117 Ghana 79.3 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 79.23 2008
118 Tanzania 77.5 2008
119 Rwanda 77.1 2008
120 Morocco 76.6 2008
121 Belize 76.42 1991
122 Burundi 75.9 2008
=123 Liberia 74.8 2008
=123 Zambia 74.8 2008
125 Bhutan 74.41 2005
126 Bangladesh 74.4 2008
127 Angola 72.9 2008
128 Nigeria 71.5 2008
129 Madagascar 70.24 2008
130 Mozambique 69.9 2008
131 Guinea-Bissau 69.6 2008
132 Pakistan 68.86 2008
133 Mauritania 67 2008
134 Papua New Guinea 66.5 2008
135 Cote d'Ivoire 66.1 2008
136 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65.3 2008
137 Central African Republic 64.2 2008
138 The Gambia 64.1 2008
139 Guinea 58.7 2008
140 Sierra Leone 55.7 2008
141 Benin 53.3 2008
142 Haiti 51.15 1982
143 Senegal 50.85 2006
144 Ethiopia 49.9 2008
145 Chad 45.4 2008
146 Burkina Faso 39.26 2007
147 Mali 38.82 2006
148 Niger 36.55 2005

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"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy rate > People aged 15-24. 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/Literacy-rate/People-aged-15--24

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