Male Adult Literacy Rate

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

  1. Turkey Male Adult Literacy Rate jumped by 0.2points in 2019, from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2014 Turkey Male Adult Literacy Rate was up 0.1points year on year reaching 99.19 Percent of Men Aged 15+.
  3. In 2016 Serbia was number 12 in Male Adult Literacy Rate.
  4. In 2014 Tajikistan was ranked number 3 in Male Adult Literacy Rate totalising 99.82 Percent of Men Aged 15+, compared to 37 in 2013.

Top Countries in Male Adult Literacy Rate

# 135 Countries Percent of Men Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
100.00 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
2 #2
Azerbaijan
99.87 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
3 #3
Tajikistan
99.82 % 2014 NA NA View data
4 #4
Armenia
99.81 % 2017 NA NA View data
5 #5
Belarus
99.79 % 2018 NA NA View data
6 #6
Turkmenistan
99.75 % 2014 NA NA View data
7 #7
Russia
99.73 % 2018 NA NA View data
8 #8
Slovenia
99.69 % 2014 NA NA View data
9 #9
Kyrgyzstan
99.68 % 2018 NA NA View data
10 #10
Moldova
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
11 #11
Barbados
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
12 #12
Serbia
99.50 % 2016 NA +0.1 % View data
13 #13
Montenegro
99.45 % 2018 NA NA View data
14 #14
Georgia
99.44 % 2017 NA NA View data
15 #15
Italy
99.35 % 2018 NA NA View data
16 #16
Tonga
99.35 % 2018 NA NA View data
17 #17
Turkey
99.19 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.1 % View data
18 #18
Hungary
99.16 % 2014 NA NA View data
19 #19
Romania
99.11 % 2018 NA NA View data
20 #20
Fiji
99.08 % 2017 NA NA View data
21 #21
Argentina
98.96 % 2019 +0.0 % -0.0 % View data
22 #22
Samoa
98.96 % 2018 NA NA View data
23 #23
Spain
98.95 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
24 #24
Singapore
98.89 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
25 #25
Macedonia
98.81 % 2014 NA NA View data
26 #26
Palestine
98.79 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
27 #27
Bahrain
98.76 % 2018 +0.0 % NA View data
28 #28
Jordan
98.61 % 2018 NA NA View data
29 #29
Grenada
98.58 % 2014 NA NA View data
30 #30
Albania
98.51 % 2018 NA NA View data
31 #31
China
98.47 % 2018 NA NA View data
32 #32
Antigua and Barbuda
98.40 % 2015 NA NA View data
33 #33
Uruguay
98.39 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
34 #34
Mongolia
98.19 % 2018 NA NA View data
35 #35
New Caledonia
98.14 % 2014 NA NA View data
36 #36
Philippines
98.12 % 2015 NA NA View data
37 #37
Brunei
98.05 % 2018 NA NA View data
38 #38
Costa Rica
97.80 % 2018 NA NA View data
39 #39
Aruba
97.80 % 2018 NA NA View data
40 #40
Indonesia
97.35 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
41 #41
Portugal
97.35 % 2018 NA NA View data
42 #42
Maldives
97.30 % 2016 NA NA View data
43 #43
Equatorial Guinea
97.29 % 2014 NA NA View data
44 #44
Oman
97.17 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.5 % View data
45 #45
Peru
97.12 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
46 #46
Saudi Arabia
97.10 % 2017 NA NA View data
47 #47
Venezuela
97.04 % 2016 +0.4 % +0.5 % View data
48 #48
Lebanon
96.85 % 2018 NA NA View data
49 #49
Kuwait
96.81 % 2019 +0.1 % NA View data
50 #50
Palau
96.81 % 2015 NA NA View data
51 #51
Bolivia
96.52 % 2015 NA NA View data
52 #52
Vietnam
96.46 % 2018 NA NA View data
53 #53
Mexico
96.33 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
54 #54
Chile
96.32 % 2019 -0.1 % NA View data
55 #55
Sao Tome and Principe
96.16 % 2018 NA NA View data
56 #56
Malaysia
96.12 % 2018 -0.4 % NA View data
57 #57
Suriname
96.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
58 #58
Panama
95.97 % 2018 NA NA View data
59 #59
Seychelles
95.41 % 2018 NA NA View data
60 #60
Thailand
95.20 % 2018 NA -0.0 % View data
61 #61
Colombia
94.86 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.2 % View data
62 #62
Paraguay
94.64 % 2019 +0.1 % -0.3 % View data
63 #63
Ecuador
94.41 % 2019 +0.0 % -0.2 % View data
64 #64
Dominican Republic
94.13 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.6 % View data
65 #65
Mauritius
93.86 % 2019 +0.5 % -0.2 % View data
66 #66
Qatar
93.48 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.5 % View data
67 #67
Brazil
93.26 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.4 % View data
68 #68
Malta
93.01 % 2018 NA NA View data
69 #69
Sri Lanka
92.77 % 2018 -0.2 % NA View data
70 #70
Puerto Rico
92.39 % 2017 NA NA View data
71 #71
Iraq
91.80 % 2019 +0.5 % +0.4 % View data
72 #72
Cape Verde
91.69 % 2015 NA NA View data
73 #73
El Salvador
91.29 % 2019 +0.2 % NA View data
74 #74
Zambia
90.60 % 2018 NA NA View data
75 #75
Iran
90.58 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.2 % View data
76 #76
Laos
89.96 % 2015 NA NA View data
77 #77
Zimbabwe
89.19 % 2014 NA NA View data
78 #78
Democratic Republic of the Congo
88.52 % 2016 NA NA View data
79 #79
South Africa
88.38 % 2019 -0.5 % -1.5 % View data
80 #80
Vanuatu
88.31 % 2018 NA NA View data
81 #81
Swaziland
88.29 % 2018 NA NA View data
82 #82
Honduras
87.72 % 2019 +0.7 % +0.1 % View data
83 #83
Algeria
87.42 % 2018 NA NA View data
84 #84
Guatemala
86.76 % 2014 +4.9 % NA View data
85 #85
Botswana
86.74 % 2014 +0.7 % NA View data
86 #86
Cambodia
86.53 % 2015 +2.0 % NA View data
87 #87
Guyana
86.31 % 2014 NA +0.9 % View data
88 #88
Republic of the Congo
86.08 % 2018 NA NA View data
89 #89
Tunisia
86.06 % 2014 NA NA View data
90 #90
Gabon
85.85 % 2018 NA NA View data
91 #91
Kenya
84.99 % 2018 NA NA View data
92 #92
Eritrea
84.37 % 2018 NA NA View data
93 #93
Ghana
83.52 % 2018 NA NA View data
94 #94
Jamaica
83.44 % 2014 NA NA View data
95 #95
Morocco
83.30 % 2018 NA NA View data
96 #96
Tanzania
83.20 % 2015 NA +2.0 % View data
97 #97
Uganda
82.66 % 2018 NA NA View data
98 #98
Cameroon
82.63 % 2018 NA NA View data
99 #99
Nicaragua
82.44 % 2015 NA NA View data
100 #100
India
82.37 % 2018 NA NA View data
101 #101
Myanmar
80.01 % 2016 NA NA View data
102 #102
Angola
79.97 % 2014 NA NA View data
103 #103
Nepal
78.59 % 2018 NA NA View data
104 #104
Bangladesh
77.69 % 2019 +1.3 % +3.8 % View data
105 #105
Rwanda
77.56 % 2018 NA NA View data
106 #106
Madagascar
77.28 % 2018 NA NA View data
107 #107
Togo
77.26 % 2015 NA NA View data
108 #108
Egypt
76.50 % 2017 NA -1.3 % View data
109 #109
Burundi
76.30 % 2017 NA NA View data
110 #110
Bhutan
75.02 % 2017 NA +2.6 % View data
111 #111
Mozambique
72.60 % 2017 NA NA View data
112 #112
East Timor
71.87 % 2018 NA NA View data
113 #113
Nigeria
71.26 % 2018 NA NA View data
114 #114
Pakistan
71.12 % 2017 NA +0.4 % View data
115 #115
Malawi
69.75 % 2015 -8.2 % -0.7 % View data
116 #116
Lesotho
67.75 % 2014 NA +0.7 % View data
117 #117
Sudan
65.44 % 2018 NA NA View data
118 #118
Haiti
65.28 % 2016 NA NA View data
119 #119
Senegal
64.81 % 2017 NA NA View data
120 #120
Comoros
64.64 % 2018 NA NA View data
121 #121
Mauritania
63.75 % 2017 NA NA View data
122 #122
Liberia
62.70 % 2017 NA NA View data
123 #123
Guinea-Bissau
62.16 % 2014 NA NA View data
124 #124
Gambia
61.77 % 2015 NA NA View data
125 #125
Ethiopia
59.24 % 2017 NA NA View data
126 #126
Afghanistan
55.48 % 2018 NA NA View data
127 #127
Benin
53.98 % 2018 NA NA View data
128 #128
Ivory Coast
53.66 % 2018 NA NA View data
129 #129
Sierra Leone
51.65 % 2018 NA +4.6 % View data
130 #130
Burkina Faso
50.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
131 #131
Central African Republic
49.51 % 2018 NA NA View data
132 #132
Mali
46.18 % 2018 NA NA View data
133 #133
Guinea
43.64 % 2014 NA NA View data
134 #134
South Sudan
40.26 % 2018 NA NA View data
135 #135
Chad
31.33 % 2016 -19.5 % NA View data

Source: World Bank

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