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Education > Literacy > Adult literacy: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Adult literacy rate (%).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Cuba 99.8% 2007
=1 Estonia 99.8% 2007
=1 Latvia 99.8% 2006
=4 Belarus 99.7% 2007
=4 Ukraine 99.7% 2007
=4 Slovenia 99.7% 2007
=4 Lithuania 99.7% 2007
=8 Kazakhstan 99.6% 2007
=8 Tajikistan 99.6% 2007
=10 Russia 99.5% 2007
=10 Armenia 99.5% 2007
=10 Turkmenistan 99.5% 2007
13 Azerbaijan 99.4% 2007
=14 Kyrgyzstan 99.3% 2007
=14 Poland 99.3% 2007
=16 Tonga 99.2% 2007
=16 Moldova 99.2% 2007
18 Albania 99% 2007
=19 Hungary 98.9% 2007
=19 Italy 98.9% 2007
=21 Croatia 98.7% 2007
=21 Samoa 98.7% 2007
=21 Trinidad and Tobago 98.7% 2007
24 Bulgaria 98.3% 2007
25 Uruguay 98% 2007
26 Cyprus 97.7% 2007
=27 Romania 97.6% 2007
=27 Argentina 97.6% 2007
29 Spain 97.4% 2007
30 Mongolia 97.3% 2007
31 Greece 97.1% 2007
=32 Republic of Macedonia 97% 2007
=32 Maldives 97% 2007
34 Uzbekistan 96.9% 2000
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.7% 2000
36 Chile 96.5% 2007
37 Costa Rica 95.9% 2007
=38 Brunei 94.9% 2007
=38 Portugal 94.9% 2007
40 Singapore 94.4% 2007
41 Thailand 94.1% 2007
42 Kuwait 93.9% 2007
43 Paraguay 93.7% 2007
44 Colombia 93.6% 2007
=45 Philippines 93.4% 2007
=45 Panama 93.4% 2007
47 China 93.3% 2007
48 Jordan 93.1% 2007
49 Venezuela 93% 2001
50 Ecuador 92.6% 2007
51 Mexico 92.4% 2007
52 Malaysia 91.9% 2007
53 Seychelles 91.8% 2002
54 Malta 91.6% 2007
55 Sri Lanka 91.5% 2007
56 Indonesia 91.4% 2007
57 Zimbabwe 91.2% 2007
=58 Brazil 90.5% 2007
=58 Peru 90.5% 2007
=60 United Arab Emirates 90.4% 2007
=60 Suriname 90.4% 2007
=62 Bolivia 90.3% 2007
=62 Vietnam 90.3% 1999
64 Qatar 90.2% 2007
65 Burma 89.9% 2000
66 Dominican Republic 89.1% 2007
67 Bahrain 88.8% 2007
68 Turkey 88.7% 2007
=69 Namibia 88% 2007
=69 South Africa 88% 2007
71 Sao Tome and Principe 87.9% 2007
72 Mauritius 87.4% 2007
73 Equatorial Guinea 87% 2000
=74 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86.8% 2007
=74 Libya 86.8% 2007
76 Gabon 86.2% 2007
77 Jamaica 86% 2007
78 El Salvador 85.5% 2007
79 Saudi Arabia 85% 2007
80 Iran 84.7% 2007
81 Oman 84.4% 2007
82 Cape Verde 83.8% 2007
=83 Honduras 83.1% 2007
=83 Syria 83.1% 2007
85 Botswana 82.9% 2007
86 Lesotho 82.2% 2001
87 Nicaragua 80.5% 2007
88 Swaziland 79.6% 2000
89 Vanuatu 78.1% 2007
90 Tunisia 77.7% 2007
91 Cambodia 76.3% 2007
92 Algeria 75.4% 2007
93 Comoros 75.1% 2007
94 Iraq 74.1% 2000
=95 Uganda 73.6% 2007
=95 Kenya 73.6% 2000
=97 Laos 73.2% 2007
=97 Guatemala 73.2% 2007
99 Tanzania 72.3% 2007
=100 Egypt 72% 2007
=100 Nigeria 72% 2007
102 Malawi 71.8% 2007
103 Madagascar 70.7% 2000
104 Belize 70.3% 1991
105 Zambia 68% 1999
106 Cameroon 67.9% 2001
107 Angola 67.4% 2001
108 India 66% 2007
109 Ghana 65% 2007
110 Rwanda 64.9% 2000
111 Guinea-Bissau 64.6% 2007
112 Haiti 62.1% 2007
113 Sudan 60.9% 2000
114 Burundi 59.3% 2000
115 Yemen 58.9% 2007
116 Papua New Guinea 57.8% 2007
117 Nepal 56.5% 2007
118 Mauritania 55.8% 2007
=119 Bhutan 55.6% 2007
=119 Morocco 55.6% 2007
121 Liberia 55.5% 2007
122 Pakistan 54.9% 2007
123 Bangladesh 53.5% 2007
124 Togo 53.2% 2000
125 Central African Republic 48.6% 2000
126 Mozambique 44.4% 2007
127 Senegal 42.6% 2007
128 Benin 40.5% 2007
129 Sierra Leone 38.1% 2007
130 Ethiopia 35.9% 2004
131 Niger 30.4% 2007
132 Guinea 29.5% 2003
133 Burkina Faso 28.7% 2007
134 Afghanistan 28% 2000
135 Chad 25.7% 2000
136 Mali 23.3% 2007

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