Literacy rate, adult total (% of people 15+) - Other - Education Statistics



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Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people 15+) - Other - Education Statistics (2007)

Rank

Country

Value

1Estonia99.79
2Cuba99.79
3Latvia99.78
4Belarus99.71
5Ukraine99.69
6Lithuania99.68
7Slovenia99.68
8Tajikistan99.64
9Kazakhstan99.62
10Russia99.52
11Turkmenistan99.51
12Azerbaijan99.50
13Armenia99.48
14High income: OECD99.44
15Poland99.31
16Kyrgyzstan99.30
17Moldova99.24
18Tonga99.22
19Albania99.04
20High income98.98
21Hungary98.89
22Cayman Islands98.87
23Italy98.87
24Croatia98.72
25Western Samoa98.70
26Trinidad and Tobago98.69
27Bulgaria98.28
28Aruba98.14
29Spain97.94
30Uruguay97.86
31Cyprus97.72
32Argentina97.64
33Romania97.60
34Europe & Central Asia (developing only)97.54
35Mongolia97.28
36Greece97.08
37Maldives97.05
38Macedonia96.99
39Chile96.54
40Netherlands Antilles96.35
41Costa Rica95.95
42New Caledonia95.78
43Venezuela95.15
44Portugal94.88
45Brunei Darussalam94.85
46Paraguay94.56
47Kuwait94.46
48Singapore94.43
49Thailand94.15
50Upper middle income94.10
51West Bank and Gaza93.81
52Philippines93.40
53Panama93.39
54China93.31
55Qatar93.08
56Mexico92.80
57East Asia & Pacific (developing only)92.77
58Colombia92.65
59Malaysia91.90
60Zimbabwe91.17
61Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)90.96
62Bolivia90.74
63Suriname90.38
64Brazil90.01
65Lebanon89.61
66Peru89.59
67Dominican Republic89.14
68Bahrain88.76
69Turkey88.66
70South Africa88
71Namibia87.96
72Sao Tome and Principe87.93
73Mauritius87.41
74Libya86.78
75Gabon86.17
76Jamaica85.97
77Saudi Arabia84.95
78Middle income84.89
79Oman84.37
80Ecuador84.19
81Cape Verde83.78
82Honduras83.59
83Syria83.12
84Botswana82.85
85Lower middle income82.64
86El Salvador82.03
87Low & middle income80.61
88Vanuatu78.09
89Tunisia77.70
90Cambodia76.32
91Algeria75.39
92Comoros75.06
93Uganda73.60
94Middle East & North Africa (developing only)73.21
95Guatemala73.20
96Tanzania72.31
97Nigeria72.01
98Malawi71.79
99Zambia70.64
100India66.02
101Ghana65.03
102Low income63.50
103South Asia63.27
104Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)62.19
105Yemen58.86
106Papua New Guinea57.77
107Nepal56.50
108Mauritania55.80
109Morocco55.58
110Liberia55.55
111Bangladesh53.48
112Mozambique44.38
113Benin40.54
114Sierra Leone38.09
115Chad31.76
116Burkina Faso28.73
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