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Education > Literacy > Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24). Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Total is the number of people age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the 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 Cuba 99.99% 2011
5 Azerbaijan 99.95% 2009
6 Uzbekistan 99.94% 2011
7 Italy 99.91% 2011
8 Libya 99.9% 2011
9 Tajikistan 99.87% 2011
10 Slovenia 99.85% 2011
11 Kazakhstan 99.83% 2009
12 Turkmenistan 99.83% 2011
13 Belarus 99.82% 2009
14 Cyprus 99.82% 2011
15 Georgia 99.8% 2011
16 Estonia 99.8% 2011
17 Ukraine 99.78% 2011
18 Lithuania 99.78% 2011
19 Armenia 99.76% 2011
20 Kyrgyzstan 99.75% 2009
21 Singapore 99.75% 2010
22 Portugal 99.75% 2011
23 Brunei 99.75% 2011
24 Russia 99.71% 2010
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.7% 2011
26 Latvia 99.69% 2011
27 Macau 99.67% 2011
28 European Union 99.65% 2011
29 Croatia 99.65% 2011
30 China 99.64% 2010
31 New Caledonia 99.62% 2011
32 Spain 99.59% 2010
33 Trinidad and Tobago 99.57% 2011
34 Samoa 99.51% 2011
35 Tonga 99.42% 2006
36 Bolivia 99.38% 2009
37 Greece 99.35% 2011
38 Montenegro 99.32% 2011
39 Maldives 99.3% 2006
40 Serbia 99.27% 2011
41 Argentina 99.22% 2011
42 Jordan 99.15% 2011
43 Aruba 99.14% 2010
44 Seychelles 99.06% 2011
45 Cayman Islands 98.91% 2007
46 Hungary 98.9% 2011
47 Chile 98.87% 2009
48 Albania 98.79% 2011
49 Uruguay 98.78% 2010
50 South Africa 98.78% 2011
51 Indonesia 98.78% 2011
52 Lebanon 98.71% 2007
53 Turkey 98.71% 2011
54 Ecuador 98.69% 2011
55 Republic of Macedonia 98.67% 2011
56 Iran 98.66% 2008
57 Kuwait 98.64% 2008
58 Paraguay 98.61% 2010
59 Israel 98.56% 1983
60 Venezuela 98.53% 2009
61 Mexico 98.46% 2011
62 Cape Verde 98.44% 2011
63 Malaysia 98.42% 2010
64 Suriname 98.38% 2010
65 Costa Rica 98.29% 2011
66 Malta 98.27% 2005
67 Colombia 98.24% 2011
68 Bahrain 98.16% 2010
69 Sri Lanka 98.16% 2010
70 Equatorial Guinea 98.06% 2011
71 Thailand 98.05% 2005
72 Saudi Arabia 98.02% 2011
73 Gabon 97.88% 2011
74 Bulgaria 97.87% 2011
75 Philippines 97.75% 2008
76 Oman 97.74% 2010
77 American Samoa 97.65% 1980
78 Panama 97.64% 2010
79 Brazil 97.51% 2010
80 Peru 97.36% 2007
81 Romania 97.2% 2011
82 Tunisia 97.17% 2010
83 Vietnam 97.07% 2011
84 Dominican Republic 97.04% 2011
85 Qatar 96.82% 2010
86 Mauritius 96.8% 2011
87 Burma 96.1% 2011
88 El Salvador 96.03% 2010
89 Honduras 95.92% 2011
90 Mongolia 95.67% 2011
91 Jamaica 95.64% 2011
92 Guam 95.61% 1980
93 Syria 95.28% 2011
94 Botswana 95.21% 2011
95 United Arab Emirates 95.01% 2005
96 Vanuatu 94.6% 2011
97 Palau 94.28% 1980
98 Swaziland 93.74% 2011
99 Guyana 93.1% 2009
100 Algeria 91.78% 2006
101 Zimbabwe 90.93% 2011
102 Eritrea 90.13% 2011
103 Egypt 89.28% 2012
104 Burundi 88.89% 2008
105 Guatemala 87.43% 2011
106 Uganda 87.41% 2010
107 Sudan 87.29% 2011
108 Cambodia 87.13% 2009
109 Namibia 87.1% 2007
110 Nicaragua 87.01% 2005
111 Puerto Rico 86.57% 2011
112 Yemen 86.37% 2011
113 Comoros 86.04% 2011
114 Ghana 85.72% 2010
115 Laos 83.93% 2005
116 Lesotho 83.19% 2009
117 Kenya 82.39% 2007
118 Iraq 82.36% 2011
119 Nepal 82.35% 2011
120 Morocco 81.51% 2011
121 India 81.13% 2006
122 Cameroon 80.57% 2010
123 Sao Tome and Principe 80.2% 2008
124 Togo 79.89% 2011
125 East Timor 79.53% 2010
126 Bangladesh 78.71% 2011
127 Rwanda 77.34% 2010
128 Belize 76.42% 1991
129 Tanzania 74.56% 2010
130 Bhutan 74.41% 2005
131 Guinea-Bissau 73.17% 2011
132 Angola 73.04% 2011
133 Haiti 72.35% 2006
134 Malawi 72.14% 2010
135 Papua New Guinea 70.8% 2011
136 Pakistan 70.68% 2009
137 Mauritania 68.95% 2011
138 The Gambia 68.07% 2011
139 Cote d'Ivoire 67.53% 2011
140 Mozambique 67.15% 2009
141 Nigeria 66.38% 2008
142 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65.78% 2007
143 Central African Republic 65.63% 2011
144 Senegal 65.01% 2009
145 Madagascar 64.94% 2009
146 Zambia 64.05% 2007
147 Sierra Leone 61.04% 2011
148 Ethiopia 54.98% 2007
149 Liberia 49.07% 2007
150 Chad 47.89% 2011
151 Mali 46.89% 2011
152 Benin 42.36% 2006
153 Burkina Faso 39.26% 2007
154 Niger 36.55% 2005
155 Guinea 31.41% 2010
156 Afghanistan 30.07% 1979

Citation

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

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