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Education > Literacy rates > Aged 15-24: Countries Compared

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Cuba 100% 2002
2 Azerbaijan 99.9% 1999
=3 Turkmenistan 99.8% 1995
=3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.8% 2000
=3 South Korea 99.8% 1984
=3 Tajikistan 99.8% 2000
=3 Barbados 99.8% 1984
=3 Estonia 99.8% 2000
=3 Italy 99.8% 2001
=3 Israel 99.8% 2004
=3 Slovenia 99.8% 2004
=3 Cyprus 99.8% 2001
=3 Armenia 99.8% 2001
=3 Ukraine 99.8% 2001
=3 Latvia 99.8% 2000
=3 Belarus 99.8% 1999
=3 Kazakhstan 99.8% 1999
=3 Poland 99.8% 1984
=19 Moldova 99.7% 2004
=19 Lithuania 99.7% 2001
=19 Russia 99.7% 2002
=19 Kuwait 99.7% 2005
=19 Kyrgyzstan 99.7% 1999
=19 Guyana 99.7% 1984
=25 Portugal 99.6% 2004
=25 Uzbekistan 99.6% 1984
=25 Hungary 99.6% 1984
=25 Spain 99.6% 1991
=25 Macau 99.6% 2001
=25 Croatia 99.6% 2001
=31 Trinidad and Tobago 99.5% 2004
=31 Singapore 99.5% 2000
=33 Serbia and Montenegro 99.4% 2002
=33 Albania 99.4% 2001
=35 Samoa 99.3% 2004
=35 Tonga 99.3% 1996
=37 Martinique 99.1% 1984
=37 Seychelles 99.1% 2002
=37 New Caledonia 99.1% 1996
=40 Jordan 99% 2005
=40 Aruba 99% 2000
=40 Chile 99% 2002
=43 Greece 98.9% 2001
=43 Argentina 98.9% 2001
=43 China 98.9% 2000
=43 Brunei 98.9% 2001
47 Indonesia 98.7% 2004
48 Uruguay 98.6% 1996
=49 Maldives 98.2% 2000
=49 Bulgaria 98.2% 2001
=51 Libya 98% 2004
=51 Netherlands Antilles 98% 2004
=51 Thailand 98% 2000
=51 Colombia 98% 2005
55 Romania 97.8% 2002
=56 Zimbabwe 97.7% 2004
=56 Mongolia 97.7% 2000
=58 Costa Rica 97.6% 2000
=58 Mexico 97.6% 2005
=60 Congo, Republic of the 97.4% 2004
=60 Iran 97.4% 2005
=62 Bolivia 97.3% 2001
=62 Oman 97.3% 2003
=64 Malaysia 97.2% 2000
=64 Venezuela 97.2% 2001
66 Peru 97.1% 2005
=67 Bahrain 97% 2001
=67 Hong Kong 97% 1984
=67 United Arab Emirates 97% 2004
70 Brazil 96.8% 2004
=71 Ecuador 96.4% 2001
=71 Fiji 96.4% 1984
73 Cape Verde 96.3% 2004
74 Gabon 96.2% 2004
75 Panama 96.1% 2000
76 Malta 96% 1995
=77 Qatar 95.9% 2004
=77 Paraguay 95.9% 2004
=77 The Bahamas 95.9% 1984
80 Saudi Arabia 95.8% 2004
=81 Turkey 95.6% 2004
=81 Sri Lanka 95.6% 2001
83 Sao Tome and Principe 95.4% 2001
84 Philippines 95.1% 2003
=85 Suriname 94.9% 2004
=85 Equatorial Guinea 94.9% 2000
=87 Mauritius 94.5% 2000
=87 Burma 94.5% 2000
89 Tunisia 94.3% 2004
90 Dominican Republic 94.2% 2002
91 Botswana 94% 2003
=92 Vietnam 93.9% 1999
=92 South Africa 93.9% 1996
94 Reunion 93.5% 1984
95 Syria 92.5% 2004
96 Namibia 92.3% 2001
Emerging markets average (profile) 92.12% 1984
97 Algeria 90.1% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 89.78% 1984
98 Lebanon 89.5% 1984
99 Jamaica 89.3% 1984
100 Honduras 88.9% 2001
101 El Salvador 88.5% 2004
102 Swaziland 88.4% 2000
103 Puerto Rico 86.4% 2004
104 Nicaragua 86.2% 2001
105 Egypt 84.9% 2005
106 Iraq 84.8% 2000
107 Lesotho 84.7% 1984
108 Nigeria 84.2% 2004
109 Cambodia 83.4% 2004
110 Guatemala 82.2% 2002
111 Kenya 80.3% 2000
112 Laos 78.5% 2001
113 Tanzania 78.4% 2002
114 Rwanda 77.6% 2000
115 Sudan 77.2% 2000
116 Uganda 76.6% 2002
=117 Belize 76.4% 1991
=117 India 76.4% 2001
119 Malawi 76% 1998
OPEC countries average (profile) 75.5% 1984
120 Yemen 75.2% 2004
121 Togo 74.4% 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 74.26% 1984
122 Cameroon 73.4% 1984
123 Burundi 73.3% 2000
124 Angola 72.2% 2001
125 Ghana 70.7% 2000
126 Morocco 70.5% 2004
127 Democratic Republic of the Congo 70.4% 2001
128 Madagascar 70.2% 2000
129 Nepal 70.1% 2001
130 Zambia 69.5% 1999
131 Liberia 67.4% 2004
Muslim countries average (profile) 67.05% 1984
132 Papua New Guinea 66.7% 2000
=133 Pakistan 65.1% 2005
=133 Djibouti 65.1% 1984
135 Bangladesh 63.6% 2001
136 Mauritania 61.3% 2000
137 Cote d'Ivoire 60.7% 2000
138 Central African Republic 58.5% 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 58.34% 1984
139 Comoros 55.7% 1984
140 Eritrea 54.9% 1984
Former French colonies average (profile) 53.3% 1984
141 Haiti 49.2% 1984
142 Senegal 49.1% 2002
143 Sierra Leone 47.9% 2004
144 Mozambique 47% 1997
145 Guinea 46.6% 2003
146 Benin 45.3% 2002
147 Chad 37.6% 2000
148 Guinea-Bissau 36.8% 1984
149 Niger 36.5% 2005
150 Afghanistan 34.3% 2000
151 The Gambia 33.8% 1984
152 Burkina Faso 33% 2005
153 Ethiopia 31.2% 2004
154 Mali 24.2% 1998

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"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy rates > Aged 15-24. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy-rates/Aged-15--24

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Men 154
Women 154

Interesting observations about Education > Literacy rates > Aged 15-24

3 of the top 4 countries by literacy rates > aged 15-24 are Landlocked.
Armenia has ranked in the top 2 for literacy rates > aged 15-24 since 1989.
Estonia has ranked in the top 2 for literacy rates > aged 15-24 since 1989.
92 of the top 149 countries by literacy rates > aged 15-24 are Hot countries.
2 of the top 3 countries by literacy rates > aged 15-24 are Muslim.
Belarus has ranked in the top 3 for literacy rates > aged 15-24 since 1980.
66 of the top 132 countries by literacy rates > aged 15-24 are Christian.
Israel ranked first for literacy rates > aged 15-24 amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2004.
Uruguay has ranked in the top 3 for literacy rates > aged 15-24 since 1985.
Malawi has ranked in the top 3 for literacy rates > aged 15-24 since 1987.

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