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Education > Literacy > Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Female is the percentage of females age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of female literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North Korea 100% 2008
2 Cuba 99.83% 2011
3 Estonia 99.82% 2011
4 Latvia 99.8% 2011
5 Lithuania 99.72% 2011
6 Georgia 99.69% 2011
7 Kazakhstan 99.68% 2009
8 Azerbaijan 99.68% 2009
9 Slovenia 99.67% 2011
10 Ukraine 99.66% 2011
11 Russia 99.65% 2010
12 Tajikistan 99.62% 2011
13 Poland 99.58% 2011
14 Turkmenistan 99.49% 2011
15 Belarus 99.49% 2009
16 Armenia 99.45% 2011
17 Antigua and Barbuda 99.42% 2011
18 Uzbekistan 99.23% 2011
19 Tonga 99.08% 2006
20 Cayman Islands 99.02% 2007
21 Kyrgyzstan 98.98% 2009
22 Hungary 98.94% 2011
23 European Union 98.83% 2011
24 Italy 98.74% 2011
25 Samoa 98.62% 2011
26 Chile 98.49% 2009
27 Uruguay 98.49% 2010
28 Trinidad and Tobago 98.49% 2011
29 Moldova 98.48% 2011
30 Maldives 98.43% 2006
31 Croatia 98.31% 2011
32 Cyprus 98.12% 2011
33 Bulgaria 97.98% 2011
34 Argentina 97.89% 2011
35 Mongolia 97.88% 2011
36 Montenegro 97.59% 2011
37 American Samoa 97.22% 1980
38 Romania 97.15% 2011
39 Spain 97% 2010
40 Serbia 96.87% 2011
41 Aruba 96.72% 2010
42 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.7% 2011
43 Costa Rica 96.48% 2011
44 Guam 96.46% 1980
45 Greece 96.28% 2011
46 New Caledonia 96.18% 2011
47 Republic of Macedonia 96.04% 2011
48 Grenada 96% 1970
49 Philippines 95.83% 2008
50 Albania 95.69% 2011
51 Qatar 95.4% 2010
52 Venezuela 95.35% 2009
53 Suriname 94% 2010
54 Portugal 93.96% 2011
55 Jordan 93.93% 2011
56 Brunei 93.92% 2011
57 Singapore 93.77% 2010
58 Macau 93.73% 2011
59 Colombia 93.67% 2011
60 Malta 93.5% 2005
61 Panama 93.49% 2010
62 Paraguay 92.93% 2010
63 China 92.71% 2010
64 Mexico 92.34% 2011
65 Seychelles 92.26% 2011
66 South Africa 92.18% 2011
67 Kuwait 91.79% 2008
68 Jamaica 91.77% 2011
69 Bahrain 91.61% 2010
70 Thailand 91.53% 2005
71 United Arab Emirates 91.47% 2005
72 Vietnam 91.38% 2011
73 Equatorial Guinea 91.08% 2011
74 Puerto Rico 90.91% 2011
75 Malaysia 90.75% 2010
76 Brazil 90.68% 2010
77 Palau 90.5% 1980
78 Burma 90.37% 2011
79 Turkey 90.31% 2011
80 Dominican Republic 90.23% 2011
81 Ecuador 90.22% 2011
82 Indonesia 90.07% 2011
83 Sri Lanka 89.96% 2010
84 Israel 88.67% 1983
85 Swaziland 87.33% 2011
86 Guyana 87.25% 2009
87 Bolivia 86.82% 2009
88 Mauritius 86.66% 2011
89 Lebanon 85.97% 2007
90 Gabon 85.64% 2011
91 Botswana 85.56% 2011
92 Lesotho 84.96% 2009
93 Honduras 84.93% 2011
94 Peru 84.65% 2007
95 Burundi 84.59% 2008
96 Libya 83.32% 2011
97 El Salvador 82.31% 2010
98 Saudi Arabia 82.24% 2011
99 Oman 81.8% 2010
100 Vanuatu 81.55% 2011
101 Iran 80.66% 2008
102 Cape Verde 80.26% 2011
103 Zimbabwe 80.07% 2011
104 Namibia 78.35% 2007
105 Nicaragua 77.92% 2005
106 Syria 77.75% 2011
107 Iraq 71.21% 2011
108 Tunisia 71.09% 2010
109 Guatemala 71.08% 2011
110 Comoros 70.57% 2011
111 Belize 70.33% 1991
112 Kenya 66.86% 2007
113 Cambodia 65.93% 2009
114 Egypt 65.76% 2012
115 Ghana 65.29% 2010
116 Cameroon 64.8% 2010
117 Uganda 64.59% 2010
118 Algeria 63.92% 2006
119 Laos 63.23% 2005
120 Sudan 63.16% 2011
121 Madagascar 61.64% 2009
122 Rwanda 61.55% 2010
123 Tanzania 60.75% 2010
124 Sao Tome and Principe 60.08% 2008
125 Papua New Guinea 59.4% 2011
126 Eritrea 59.04% 2011
127 Angola 58.61% 2011
128 Morocco 57.64% 2011
129 Bangladesh 53.41% 2011
130 East Timor 52.96% 2010
131 Mauritania 51.98% 2011
132 Zambia 51.79% 2007
133 Malawi 51.25% 2010
134 India 50.82% 2006
135 Yemen 48.54% 2011
136 Togo 47.98% 2011
137 Cote d'Ivoire 47.58% 2011
138 Nepal 46.71% 2011
139 Democratic Republic of the Congo 46.1% 2007
140 Haiti 44.6% 2006
141 Central African Republic 44.18% 2011
142 Guinea-Bissau 42.07% 2011
143 The Gambia 41.89% 2011
144 Nigeria 41.39% 2008
145 Pakistan 40.31% 2009
146 Bhutan 38.68% 2005
147 Senegal 38.67% 2009
148 Mozambique 36.45% 2009
149 Sierra Leone 32.63% 2011
150 Ethiopia 28.92% 2007
151 Liberia 27.03% 2007
152 Chad 25.4% 2011
153 Mali 24.57% 2011
154 Burkina Faso 21.58% 2007
155 Benin 18.44% 2006
156 Niger 15.08% 2005
157 Guinea 12.19% 2010
158 Afghanistan 4.99% 1979

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"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Literacy-rate,-adult-female/%-of-females-ages-15-and-above

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