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Education > Literacy > Women above 14 years: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Estonia 99.8% 2000
=1 Cuba 99.8% 2002
3 Latvia 99.7% 2000
=4 Lithuania 99.6% 2001
=4 Slovenia 99.6% 2004
6 Belarus 99.4% 1999
7 Kazakhstan 99.3% 1999
=8 Tajikistan 99.2% 2000
=8 Armenia 99.2% 2001
=8 Ukraine 99.2% 2001
=8 Russia 99.2% 2002
12 Tonga 99% 1996
13 Moldova 98.6% 2004
=14 Turkmenistan 98.3% 1995
=14 Samoa 98.3% 2004
=14 Albania 98.3% 2001
17 Azerbaijan 98.2% 1999
18 Kyrgyzstan 98.1% 1999
19 Italy 98% 2001
20 Trinidad and Tobago 97.8% 2004
21 Bulgaria 97.7% 2001
22 Mongolia 97.5% 2000
23 Uruguay 97.3% 1996
24 Argentina 97.2% 2001
=25 Aruba 97.1% 2000
=25 Croatia 97.1% 2001
27 Maldives 96.4% 2000
28 Romania 96.3% 2002
29 Netherlands Antilles 96% 2004
30 Chile 95.6% 2002
=31 Costa Rica 95.1% 2000
=31 Spain 95.1% 1991
=31 Cyprus 95.1% 2001
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 94.4% 2000
35 Greece 94.2% 2001
=36 Serbia and Montenegro 94.1% 2002
=36 Republic of Macedonia 94.1% 2002
38 Philippines 93.6% 2003
39 Colombia 92.9% 2005
=40 Venezuela 92.7% 2001
=40 Paraguay 92.7% 2004
42 Seychelles 92.3% 2002
43 Portugal 92% 2004
44 Panama 91.2% 2000
45 Kuwait 91% 2005
46 Thailand 90.5% 2000
47 Lesotho 90.3% 2001
=48 Mexico 90.2% 2005
=48 Brunei 90.2% 2001
50 Ecuador 89.7% 2001
51 Malta 89.2% 1995
52 Sri Lanka 89.1% 2001
53 Brazil 88.8% 2004
54 Qatar 88.6% 2004
55 Palestine 88% 2004
=56 Macau 87.8% 2001
=56 United Arab Emirates 87.8% 2004
=58 Dominican Republic 87.2% 2002
=58 Suriname 87.2% 2004
60 Jordan 87% 2005
61 Vietnam 86.9% 1999
62 Indonesia 86.8% 2004
63 China 86.5% 2000
64 Burma 86.4% 2000
65 Zimbabwe 86.2% 2004
66 Jamaica 85.9% 1999
67 Malaysia 85.4% 2000
68 Bahrain 83.6% 2001
69 Namibia 83.5% 2001
70 Singapore 83% 1990
71 Peru 82.5% 2005
72 Botswana 81.8% 2003
73 South Africa 80.9% 1996
74 Bolivia 80.7% 2001
=75 Mauritius 80.5% 2000
=75 Equatorial Guinea 80.5% 2000
77 Honduras 80.2% 2001
78 Gabon 80% 2004
79 Turkey 79.6% 2004
80 El Salvador 79.2% 2004
81 Democratic Republic of the Congo 79% 2004
82 Swaziland 78.3% 2000
83 Sao Tome and Principe 77.9% 2001
84 Iran 76.8% 2005
85 Nicaragua 76.6% 2001
86 Saudi Arabia 76.3% 2004
87 Cape Verde 75.5% 2004
88 Libya 74.8% 2004
89 Syria 73.6% 2004
90 Oman 73.5% 2003
91 Belize 70.3% 1991
92 Kenya 70.2% 2000
=93 Madagascar 65.3% 2000
=93 Tunisia 65.3% 2004
95 Iraq 64.2% 2000
96 Cambodia 64.1% 2004
97 Guatemala 63.3% 2002
98 Tanzania 62.2% 2002
99 Laos 60.9% 2001
=100 Nigeria 60.1% 2004
=100 Algeria 60.1% 2002
=102 Cameroon 59.8% 2001
=102 Rwanda 59.8% 2000
=102 Zambia 59.8% 1999
105 Egypt 59.4% 2005
106 Uganda 57.7% 2002
107 Angola 54.2% 2001
108 Malawi 54% 1998
109 Burundi 52.2% 2000
110 Sudan 51.8% 2000
111 Papua New Guinea 50.9% 2000
112 Ghana 49.8% 2000
113 India 47.8% 2001
114 Liberia 45.7% 2004
115 Mauritania 43.4% 2000
116 Bangladesh 40.8% 2001
117 Morocco 39.6% 2004
118 Togo 38.5% 2000
119 Pakistan 35.4% 2005
120 Nepal 34.9% 2001
121 Yemen 34.7% 2004
122 Central African Republic 33.5% 2000
123 Senegal 29.2% 2002
124 Mozambique 25% 1997
125 Sierra Leone 24.2% 2004
126 Benin 23.3% 2002
127 Ethiopia 22.8% 2004
128 Guinea 18.1% 2003
129 Burkina Faso 16.6% 2005
130 Mali 15.9% 2003
131 Niger 15.1% 2005
132 Chad 12.8% 2000
133 Afghanistan 12.6% 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Women above 14 years", http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a49, Adult literacy rate. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Women-above-14-years

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