Female Adult Literacy Rate

This key economic indicator for the Education And Training sector has been recently updated.

  1. In 2019, Female Adult Literacy Rate in Spain jumped by 0.1points compared to the previous year.
  2. Since 2011 Serbia Female Adult Literacy Rate increased 0.3points year on year to 98.23 Percent of Women Aged 15+.
  3. In 2019 Uruguay was number 19 in Female Adult Literacy Rate.
  4. In 2018 Russia was ranked number 3 in Female Adult Literacy Rate reaching 99.73 Percent of Women Aged 15+, from 37 in 2017.

Top Countries in Female Adult Literacy Rate

# 135 Countries Percent of Women Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
99.98 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
2 #2
Azerbaijan
99.75 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
3 #3
Russia
99.73 % 2018 NA NA View data
4 #4
Belarus
99.73 % 2018 NA NA View data
5 #5
Tajikistan
99.70 % 2014 NA NA View data
6 #6
Armenia
99.68 % 2017 NA NA View data
7 #7
Barbados
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
7 #7
Slovenia
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
7 #7
Turkmenistan
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
10 #10
Kyrgyzstan
99.50 % 2018 NA NA View data
11 #11
Tonga
99.48 % 2018 NA NA View data
12 #12
Antigua and Barbuda
99.42 % 2015 NA NA View data
13 #13
Georgia
99.29 % 2017 NA NA View data
14 #14
Samoa
99.25 % 2018 NA NA View data
15 #15
Moldova
99.14 % 2014 NA NA View data
16 #16
Hungary
99.10 % 2014 NA NA View data
17 #17
Fiji
99.09 % 2017 NA NA View data
18 #18
Argentina
99.09 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
19 #19
Uruguay
99.05 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
20 #20
Italy
98.97 % 2018 NA NA View data
21 #21
Mongolia
98.65 % 2018 NA NA View data
22 #22
Grenada
98.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
23 #23
Romania
98.60 % 2018 NA NA View data
24 #24
Montenegro
98.27 % 2018 NA NA View data
25 #25
Philippines
98.24 % 2015 NA NA View data
26 #26
Serbia
98.23 % 2016 NA +0.3 % View data
27 #27
Maldives
98.11 % 2016 NA NA View data
28 #28
Spain
98.03 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
29 #29
Costa Rica
97.92 % 2018 NA NA View data
30 #30
Jordan
97.83 % 2018 NA NA View data
31 #31
Aruba
97.81 % 2018 NA NA View data
32 #32
Albania
97.76 % 2018 NA NA View data
33 #33
New Caledonia
97.50 % 2014 NA NA View data
34 #34
Venezuela
97.21 % 2016 +0.7 % +0.5 % View data
35 #35
Macedonia
96.70 % 2014 NA NA View data
36 #36
Seychelles
96.35 % 2018 NA NA View data
37 #37
Palau
96.34 % 2015 NA NA View data
38 #38
Brunei
96.30 % 2018 NA NA View data
39 #39
Chile
96.14 % 2019 -0.1 % NA View data
40 #40
Palestine
96.12 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.4 % View data
41 #41
Singapore
96.02 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.2 % View data
42 #42
Malta
95.99 % 2018 NA NA View data
43 #43
Colombia
95.31 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.2 % View data
44 #44
China
95.16 % 2018 NA NA View data
45 #45
Kuwait
95.11 % 2019 +0.2 % NA View data
46 #46
Portugal
95.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
47 #47
Turkey
95.04 % 2019 +0.7 % +0.6 % View data
48 #48
Qatar
95.01 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.6 % View data
49 #49
Bahrain
94.95 % 2018 +0.3 % NA View data
50 #50
Panama
94.88 % 2018 NA NA View data
51 #51
Mexico
94.79 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.3 % View data
52 #52
Dominican Republic
94.26 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.5 % View data
53 #53
Indonesia
93.96 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.1 % View data
54 #54
Brazil
93.66 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.3 % View data
55 #55
Paraguay
93.62 % 2019 +0.1 % -0.1 % View data
56 #56
Vietnam
93.60 % 2018 NA NA View data
57 #57
Malaysia
93.50 % 2018 -0.1 % NA View data
58 #58
Lebanon
93.31 % 2018 NA NA View data
59 #59
Oman
92.76 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.8 % View data
60 #60
Suriname
92.71 % 2018 NA NA View data
61 #61
Saudi Arabia
92.71 % 2017 NA NA View data
62 #62
Ecuador
92.70 % 2019 +0.1 % -0.1 % View data
63 #63
Jamaica
92.70 % 2014 NA NA View data
64 #64
Thailand
92.43 % 2018 NA +0.0 % View data
65 #65
Equatorial Guinea
92.40 % 2014 NA NA View data
66 #66
Puerto Rico
92.39 % 2017 NA NA View data
67 #67
Peru
91.66 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.3 % View data
68 #68
Sri Lanka
90.80 % 2018 -0.2 % NA View data
69 #69
Mauritius
89.91 % 2019 +0.6 % -0.1 % View data
70 #70
Sao Tome and Principe
89.52 % 2018 NA NA View data
71 #71
Botswana
88.70 % 2014 +1.4 % NA View data
72 #72
Bolivia
88.58 % 2015 NA NA View data
73 #73
Swaziland
88.54 % 2018 NA NA View data
74 #74
Zimbabwe
88.28 % 2014 NA NA View data
75 #75
Honduras
87.84 % 2019 +0.7 % +0.2 % View data
76 #76
El Salvador
87.54 % 2019 +0.3 % NA View data
77 #77
South Africa
87.32 % 2019 -0.3 % -1.3 % View data
78 #78
Vanuatu
86.71 % 2018 NA NA View data
79 #79
Guyana
85.03 % 2014 NA -0.5 % View data
80 #80
Lesotho
84.93 % 2014 NA -0.0 % View data
81 #81
Gabon
83.42 % 2018 NA NA View data
82 #82
Zambia
83.08 % 2018 NA NA View data
83 #83
Nicaragua
82.78 % 2015 NA NA View data
84 #84
Cape Verde
82.04 % 2015 NA NA View data
85 #85
Iran
81.19 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.3 % View data
86 #86
Iraq
80.80 % 2019 +1.1 % +1.6 % View data
87 #87
Laos
79.39 % 2015 NA NA View data
88 #88
Kenya
78.19 % 2018 NA NA View data
89 #89
Guatemala
76.37 % 2014 +5.9 % NA View data
90 #90
Algeria
75.32 % 2018 NA NA View data
91 #91
Cambodia
75.03 % 2015 +4.5 % NA View data
92 #92
Republic of the Congo
74.62 % 2018 NA NA View data
93 #93
Ghana
74.47 % 2018 NA NA View data
94 #94
Tanzania
73.09 % 2015 NA +3.8 % View data
95 #95
Madagascar
72.38 % 2018 NA NA View data
96 #96
Bangladesh
72.33 % 2019 +1.6 % +4.6 % View data
97 #97
Tunisia
72.22 % 2014 NA NA View data
98 #98
Myanmar
71.85 % 2016 NA NA View data
99 #99
Cameroon
71.59 % 2018 NA NA View data
100 #100
Uganda
70.84 % 2018 NA NA View data
101 #101
Rwanda
69.39 % 2018 NA NA View data
102 #102
Eritrea
68.95 % 2018 NA NA View data
103 #103
Democratic Republic of the Congo
66.50 % 2016 NA NA View data
104 #104
India
65.79 % 2018 NA NA View data
105 #105
Egypt
65.51 % 2017 NA -0.1 % View data
106 #106
Morocco
64.59 % 2018 NA NA View data
107 #107
East Timor
64.21 % 2018 NA NA View data
108 #108
Burundi
61.22 % 2017 NA NA View data
109 #109
Nepal
59.72 % 2018 NA NA View data
110 #110
Haiti
58.30 % 2016 NA NA View data
111 #111
Bhutan
57.08 % 2017 NA +3.5 % View data
112 #112
Sudan
56.06 % 2018 NA NA View data
113 #113
Malawi
55.20 % 2015 +0.1 % +1.5 % View data
114 #114
Angola
53.41 % 2014 NA NA View data
115 #115
Comoros
52.96 % 2018 NA NA View data
116 #116
Nigeria
52.66 % 2018 NA NA View data
117 #117
Togo
51.24 % 2015 NA NA View data
118 #118
Mozambique
50.30 % 2017 NA NA View data
119 #119
Pakistan
46.47 % 2017 NA +1.5 % View data
120 #120
Ethiopia
44.42 % 2017 NA NA View data
121 #121
Mauritania
43.35 % 2017 NA NA View data
122 #122
Gambia
41.58 % 2015 NA NA View data
123 #123
Ivory Coast
40.50 % 2018 NA NA View data
124 #124
Senegal
39.80 % 2017 NA NA View data
125 #125
Sierra Leone
34.85 % 2018 NA +7.0 % View data
126 #126
Liberia
34.09 % 2017 NA NA View data
127 #127
Burkina Faso
32.69 % 2018 NA NA View data
128 #128
Benin
31.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
129 #129
Guinea-Bissau
30.77 % 2014 NA NA View data
130 #130
Afghanistan
29.81 % 2018 NA NA View data
131 #131
South Sudan
28.86 % 2018 NA NA View data
132 #132
Central African Republic
25.76 % 2018 NA NA View data
133 #133
Mali
25.74 % 2018 NA NA View data
134 #134
Guinea
21.96 % 2014 NA NA View data
135 #135
Chad
13.96 % 2016 +0.2 % NA View data

Source: World Bank

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