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Education > Literacy > Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24). Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Female is the number of females age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the female population in that age group. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Moldova 100% 2011
2 Poland 100% 2011
3 North Korea 100% 2008
4 Uzbekistan 99.99% 2011
5 Cuba 99.98% 2011
6 Azerbaijan 99.95% 2009
7 Italy 99.92% 2011
8 Slovenia 99.9% 2011
9 Turkmenistan 99.89% 2011
10 Tajikistan 99.88% 2011
11 Kazakhstan 99.87% 2009
12 Georgia 99.85% 2011
13 Libya 99.85% 2011
14 Estonia 99.85% 2011
15 Belarus 99.85% 2009
16 Cyprus 99.84% 2011
17 Armenia 99.83% 2011
18 Ukraine 99.82% 2011
19 Kyrgyzstan 99.8% 2009
20 Lithuania 99.78% 2011
21 Portugal 99.78% 2011
22 Singapore 99.77% 2010
23 Russia 99.76% 2010
24 New Caledonia 99.76% 2011
25 Latvia 99.74% 2011
26 Brunei 99.71% 2011
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.71% 2011
28 Macau 99.69% 2011
29 Spain 99.69% 2010
30 Croatia 99.67% 2011
31 European Union 99.67% 2011
32 Samoa 99.6% 2011
33 China 99.59% 2010
34 Trinidad and Tobago 99.58% 2011
35 Tonga 99.56% 2006
36 Argentina 99.4% 2011
37 Seychelles 99.37% 2011
38 Maldives 99.36% 2006
39 Aruba 99.32% 2010
40 Montenegro 99.3% 2011
41 Greece 99.28% 2011
42 Jordan 99.25% 2011
43 Cape Verde 99.25% 2011
44 Serbia 99.25% 2011
45 Uruguay 99.23% 2010
46 South Africa 99.16% 2011
47 Malta 99.11% 2005
48 Bolivia 99.08% 2009
49 Lebanon 99.08% 2007
50 Hungary 99.03% 2011
51 Chile 98.89% 2009
52 Albania 98.86% 2011
53 Ecuador 98.81% 2011
54 Venezuela 98.8% 2009
55 Suriname 98.8% 2010
56 Indonesia 98.75% 2011
57 Kuwait 98.74% 2008
58 Paraguay 98.73% 2010
59 Colombia 98.72% 2011
60 Costa Rica 98.72% 2011
61 Cayman Islands 98.62% 2007
62 Sri Lanka 98.59% 2010
63 Iran 98.52% 2008
64 Mexico 98.51% 2011
65 Republic of Macedonia 98.5% 2011
66 Philippines 98.49% 2008
67 Jamaica 98.48% 2011
68 Malaysia 98.46% 2010
69 Equatorial Guinea 98.41% 2011
70 Brazil 98.32% 2010
71 Qatar 98.26% 2010
72 Oman 98.17% 2010
73 Dominican Republic 98.05% 2011
74 Israel 98.05% 1983
75 Turkey 97.94% 2011
76 Thailand 97.88% 2005
77 Mauritius 97.83% 2011
78 Bulgaria 97.65% 2011
79 Bahrain 97.58% 2010
80 American Samoa 97.44% 1980
81 Romania 97.36% 2011
82 Panama 97.34% 2010
83 Mongolia 97.25% 2011
84 Saudi Arabia 97.01% 2011
85 United Arab Emirates 97% 2005
86 Botswana 96.97% 2011
87 Gabon 96.97% 2011
88 Honduras 96.93% 2011
89 Peru 96.71% 2007
90 Vietnam 96.65% 2011
91 El Salvador 96.39% 2010
92 Tunisia 96.09% 2010
93 Guam 95.91% 1980
94 Burma 95.85% 2011
95 Swaziland 95.31% 2011
96 Vanuatu 94.79% 2011
97 Palau 94.36% 1980
98 Syria 94.11% 2011
99 Guyana 93.67% 2009
100 Zimbabwe 92.12% 2011
101 Lesotho 92.09% 2009
102 Namibia 90.62% 2007
103 Algeria 89.14% 2006
104 Nicaragua 88.84% 2005
105 Burundi 88.11% 2008
106 Eritrea 87.72% 2011
107 Puerto Rico 87.02% 2011
108 Egypt 86.05% 2012
109 Comoros 85.94% 2011
110 Cambodia 85.87% 2009
111 Guatemala 85.55% 2011
112 Uganda 85.47% 2010
113 Sudan 84.55% 2011
114 Ghana 83.23% 2010
115 Kenya 81.63% 2007
116 Iraq 80.54% 2011
117 Bangladesh 80.41% 2011
118 Laos 78.74% 2005
119 East Timor 78.57% 2010
120 Rwanda 77.97% 2010
121 Nepal 77.47% 2011
122 Sao Tome and Principe 77.34% 2008
123 Belize 76.7% 1991
124 Cameroon 76.42% 2010
125 Yemen 76.02% 2011
126 Papua New Guinea 74.81% 2011
127 India 74.36% 2006
128 Morocco 74.03% 2011
129 Tanzania 72.77% 2010
130 Togo 72.71% 2011
131 Haiti 70.48% 2006
132 Malawi 69.98% 2010
133 Bhutan 67.96% 2005
134 Guinea-Bissau 67.08% 2011
135 Mauritania 66.18% 2011
136 Angola 66.06% 2011
137 Madagascar 63.97% 2009
138 The Gambia 63.62% 2011
139 Cote d'Ivoire 62.75% 2011
140 Pakistan 61.46% 2009
141 Central African Republic 59.11% 2011
142 Zambia 58.48% 2007
143 Nigeria 57.95% 2008
144 Mozambique 56.54% 2009
145 Senegal 56.19% 2009
146 Democratic Republic of the Congo 53.25% 2007
147 Sierra Leone 52.06% 2011
148 Ethiopia 47.04% 2007
149 Chad 42.19% 2011
150 Mali 38.81% 2011
151 Liberia 37.17% 2007
152 Burkina Faso 33.13% 2007
153 Benin 30.79% 2006
154 Niger 23.2% 2005
155 Guinea 21.8% 2010
156 Afghanistan 11.14% 1979

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24. 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,-youth-female/%-of-females-ages-15--24

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