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Education > Literacy rate > Youth total > % of people ages 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 Cuba 99.96% 2006
2 Azerbaijan 99.89% 2006
=3 Tajikistan 99.85% 2006
=3 Kazakhstan 99.85% 2006
=5 Turkmenistan 99.81% 2006
=5 Italy 99.81% 2006
=5 Armenia 99.81% 2006
=8 Barbados 99.8% 1990
=8 Ukraine 99.8% 2006
=8 Guyana 99.8% 1990
=11 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.79% 2006
=11 Belarus 99.79% 2006
13 Israel 99.78% 2006
=14 Estonia 99.77% 2006
=14 Slovenia 99.77% 1990
=14 Cyprus 99.77% 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 99.77% 2006
17 Latvia 99.75% 2006
18 Hungary 99.74% 1990
19 Kuwait 99.73% 2006
20 Russia 99.72% 2006
=21 Lithuania 99.7% 2006
=21 Kyrgyzstan 99.7% 2006
=23 Uzbekistan 99.65% 1990
=23 Croatia 99.65% 2006
25 Trinidad and Tobago 99.64% 1990
26 Macau 99.63% 2006
27 Slovakia 99.62% 2006
28 Moldova 99.52% 2006
29 Singapore 99.5% 2006
30 Albania 99.44% 2006
31 Serbia and Montenegro 99.36% 2006
32 Tonga 99.31% 2006
33 Jordan 99.13% 2006
34 Seychelles 99.06% 2006
35 Samoa 99.05% 1990
36 Aruba 99.03% 2006
37 Chile 98.99% 2006
38 Greece 98.94% 2006
39 Argentina 98.92% 2006
40 Brunei 98.89% 2006
41 China 98.86% 2006
42 Indonesia 98.71% 2006
43 Uruguay 98.7% 1990
44 Bulgaria 98.21% 2006
45 Maldives 98.17% 2006
46 Colombia 97.99% 2006
47 Thailand 97.98% 2006
48 Fiji 97.84% 1990
49 Romania 97.76% 2006
50 Mongolia 97.71% 2006
51 Costa Rica 97.61% 2006
52 Mexico 97.56% 2006
53 Netherlands Antilles 97.49% 1990
54 Bolivia 97.32% 2006
55 Oman 97.28% 2006
56 Malaysia 97.24% 2006
57 Venezuela 97.2% 2006
58 Bahrain 97.02% 2006
59 Brazil 96.84% 2006
60 Peru 96.76% 2006
61 The Bahamas 96.46% 1990
62 Ecuador 96.44% 2006
63 Panama 96.08% 2006
64 Malta 96.03% 2006
65 Qatar 95.92% 2006
66 Saudi Arabia 95.91% 2006
67 Turkey 95.6% 2006
68 Sri Lanka 95.59% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 95.58% 2006
69 Paraguay 95.56% 1990
70 Philippines 95.09% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 95.08% 2006
71 Suriname 94.88% 2006
72 Equatorial Guinea 94.86% 2006
73 Mauritius 94.54% 2006
74 Burma 94.52% 2006
75 Tunisia 94.34% 2006
76 Dominican Republic 94.22% 2006
77 Botswana 93.96% 2006
78 Zimbabwe 93.95% 1990
79 South Africa 93.91% 2006
80 Vietnam 93.88% 2006
81 Congo, Republic of the 92.53% 1990
82 Namibia 92.34% 2006
83 Syria 92.22% 2006
84 Lebanon 92.09% 1990
85 Jamaica 91.23% 1990
86 Libya 90.95% 1990
87 Algeria 90.14% 2006
88 Honduras 88.94% 2006
89 Swaziland 88.42% 2006
90 Lesotho 87.16% 1990
91 Iran 86.33% 1990
92 Nicaragua 86.22% 2006
93 Egypt 84.93% 2006
94 Iraq 84.8% 2006
95 United Arab Emirates 84.69% 1990
96 El Salvador 83.84% 1990
97 Cambodia 83.38% 2006
98 Guatemala 82.22% 2006
99 Cape Verde 81.49% 1990
OPEC countries average (profile) 81.3% 1990
100 Cameroon 81.14% 1990
101 Kenya 80.32% 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 80.14% 1990
102 Laos 78.46% 2006
103 Tanzania 78.4% 2006
104 Rwanda 77.63% 2006
105 Sudan 77.18% 2006
106 Uganda 76.64% 2006
107 India 76.43% 2006
108 Malawi 76.01% 2006
109 Togo 74.37% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 73.99% 1990
110 Nigeria 73.58% 1990
111 Burundi 73.33% 2006
112 Djibouti 73.25% 1990
113 Angola 72.18% 2006
114 Ghana 70.66% 2006
115 Morocco 70.46% 2006
116 Democratic Republic of the Congo 70.42% 2006
117 Madagascar 70.24% 2006
118 Nepal 70.05% 2006
119 Zambia 69.46% 2006
120 Papua New Guinea 66.68% 2006
121 Pakistan 65.5% 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 61.82% 1990
122 Mauritania 61.34% 2006
123 Eritrea 60.9% 1990
124 Cote d'Ivoire 60.72% 2006
125 Central African Republic 58.52% 2006
126 Liberia 57.22% 1990
127 Comoros 56.69% 1990
128 Haiti 54.82% 1990
129 Yemen 49.97% 1990
130 Senegal 49.12% 2006
131 Mozambique 48.8% 1990
132 Sierra Leone 47.56% 2006
133 Guinea 46.55% 2006
134 Benin 45.31% 2006
135 Ethiopia 42.99% 1990
136 The Gambia 42.19% 1990
137 Bangladesh 42.04% 1990
138 Chad 37.56% 2006
139 Niger 36.55% 2006
140 Afghanistan 34.31% 2006
141 Burkina Faso 31.23% 2006
142 Mali 24.19% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy rate > Youth total > % of people ages 15-24. 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/Youth-total/%-of-people-ages-15--24

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