Adult Literacy Rate - Source World Bank

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

  1. Spain Adult Literacy Rate jumped by 0points in 2019, from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2011 Serbia Adult Literacy Rate rose 0.2points year on year attaining 98.84 Percent of Persons Aged 15+.
  3. In 2019 Uruguay was number 23 in Adult Literacy Rate.
  4. In 2014 Tajikistan was number 3 in Adult Literacy Rate attaining 99.8 Percent of Persons Aged 15+, jumping from 37 in 2013.

Top Countries in Adult Literacy Rate - Source World Bank

# 135 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
99.99 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
2 #2
Azerbaijan
99.81 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
3 #3
Tajikistan
99.80 % 2014 NA NA View data
4 #4
Belarus
99.76 % 2018 NA NA View data
5 #5
Armenia
99.74 % 2017 NA NA View data
6 #6
Russia
99.73 % 2018 NA NA View data
7 #7
Slovenia
99.70 % 2014 NA NA View data
7 #7
Turkmenistan
99.70 % 2014 NA NA View data
9 #9
Barbados
99.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
10 #10
Kyrgyzstan
99.59 % 2018 NA NA View data
11 #11
Tonga
99.41 % 2018 NA NA View data
12 #12
Georgia
99.36 % 2017 NA NA View data
13 #13
Moldova
99.36 % 2014 NA NA View data
14 #14
Italy
99.16 % 2018 NA NA View data
15 #15
Hungary
99.10 % 2014 NA NA View data
16 #16
Samoa
99.10 % 2018 NA NA View data
17 #17
Fiji
99.08 % 2017 NA NA View data
18 #18
Argentina
99.03 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
19 #19
Antigua and Barbuda
98.95 % 2015 NA NA View data
20 #20
Montenegro
98.85 % 2018 NA NA View data
21 #21
Romania
98.84 % 2018 NA NA View data
22 #22
Serbia
98.84 % 2016 NA +0.2 % View data
23 #23
Uruguay
98.73 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
24 #24
Grenada
98.60 % 2014 NA NA View data
25 #25
Spain
98.48 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
26 #26
Mongolia
98.42 % 2018 NA NA View data
27 #27
Jordan
98.23 % 2018 NA NA View data
28 #28
Philippines
98.18 % 2015 NA NA View data
29 #29
Albania
98.14 % 2018 NA NA View data
30 #30
Costa Rica
97.86 % 2018 NA NA View data
31 #31
Aruba
97.81 % 2018 NA NA View data
32 #32
Macedonia
97.80 % 2014 NA NA View data
32 #32
New Caledonia
97.80 % 2014 NA NA View data
34 #34
Maldives
97.73 % 2016 NA NA View data
35 #35
Palestine
97.48 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.2 % View data
36 #36
Bahrain
97.46 % 2018 +0.1 % NA View data
37 #37
Singapore
97.42 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
38 #38
Brunei
97.21 % 2018 NA NA View data
39 #39
Venezuela
97.13 % 2016 +0.5 % +0.5 % View data
40 #40
Turkey
97.11 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.3 % View data
41 #41
China
96.84 % 2018 NA NA View data
42 #42
Palau
96.59 % 2015 NA NA View data
43 #43
Chile
96.22 % 2019 -0.1 % NA View data
44 #44
Kuwait
96.22 % 2019 +0.2 % NA View data
45 #45
Portugal
96.14 % 2018 NA NA View data
46 #46
Oman
95.92 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.8 % View data
47 #47
Seychelles
95.87 % 2018 NA NA View data
48 #48
Indonesia
95.65 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
49 #49
Mexico
95.52 % 2019 +0.1 % +0.2 % View data
50 #50
Panama
95.41 % 2018 NA NA View data
51 #51
Saudi Arabia
95.33 % 2017 NA NA View data
52 #52
Colombia
95.09 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.2 % View data
53 #53
Lebanon
95.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
54 #54
Vietnam
95.00 % 2018 NA NA View data
55 #55
Equatorial Guinea
95.00 % 2014 NA NA View data
56 #56
Malaysia
94.85 % 2018 -0.2 % NA View data
57 #57
Malta
94.50 % 2018 NA NA View data
58 #58
Peru
94.38 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.1 % View data
59 #59
Suriname
94.38 % 2018 NA NA View data
60 #60
Dominican Republic
94.20 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.5 % View data
61 #61
Paraguay
94.13 % 2019 +0.1 % -0.2 % View data
62 #62
Qatar
93.79 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.5 % View data
63 #63
Thailand
93.77 % 2018 NA +0.0 % View data
64 #64
Brazil
93.47 % 2019 +0.3 % +0.4 % View data
65 #65
Ecuador
93.47 % 2019 +0.1 % -0.2 % View data
66 #66
Sao Tome and Principe
92.82 % 2018 NA NA View data
67 #67
Bolivia
92.46 % 2015 NA NA View data
68 #68
Puerto Rico
92.39 % 2017 NA NA View data
69 #69
Mauritius
91.85 % 2019 +0.6 % -0.1 % View data
70 #70
Sri Lanka
91.71 % 2018 -0.2 % NA View data
71 #71
El Salvador
89.26 % 2019 +0.3 % NA View data
72 #72
Zimbabwe
88.69 % 2014 NA NA View data
73 #73
Swaziland
88.42 % 2018 NA NA View data
74 #74
Jamaica
88.10 % 2014 NA NA View data
75 #75
South Africa
87.84 % 2019 -0.4 % -1.4 % View data
76 #76
Honduras
87.78 % 2019 +0.7 % +0.1 % View data
77 #77
Botswana
87.70 % 2014 +1.0 % NA View data
78 #78
Vanuatu
87.51 % 2018 NA NA View data
79 #79
Cape Verde
86.79 % 2015 NA NA View data
80 #80
Zambia
86.75 % 2018 NA NA View data
81 #81
Iraq
86.35 % 2019 +0.8 % +1.0 % View data
82 #82
Iran
85.86 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.3 % View data
83 #83
Guyana
85.64 % 2014 NA +0.1 % View data
84 #84
Gabon
84.67 % 2018 NA NA View data
85 #85
Laos
84.66 % 2015 NA NA View data
86 #86
Nicaragua
82.61 % 2015 NA NA View data
87 #87
Kenya
81.53 % 2018 NA NA View data
88 #88
Algeria
81.41 % 2018 NA NA View data
89 #89
Guatemala
81.29 % 2014 +5.5 % NA View data
90 #90
Cambodia
80.53 % 2015 +3.2 % NA View data
91 #91
Republic of the Congo
80.30 % 2018 NA NA View data
92 #92
Ghana
79.04 % 2018 NA NA View data
93 #93
Tunisia
79.04 % 2014 NA NA View data
94 #94
Tanzania
77.89 % 2015 NA +2.8 % View data
95 #95
Cameroon
77.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
96 #96
Democratic Republic of the Congo
77.04 % 2016 NA NA View data
97 #97
Lesotho
76.64 % 2014 NA +0.2 % View data
98 #98
Eritrea
76.57 % 2018 NA NA View data
99 #99
Uganda
76.53 % 2018 NA NA View data
100 #100
Myanmar
75.55 % 2016 NA NA View data
101 #101
Bangladesh
75.00 % 2019 +1.5 % +4.2 % View data
102 #102
Madagascar
74.80 % 2018 NA NA View data
103 #103
India
74.37 % 2018 NA NA View data
104 #104
Morocco
73.75 % 2018 NA NA View data
105 #105
Rwanda
73.22 % 2018 NA NA View data
106 #106
Egypt
71.17 % 2017 NA -0.7 % View data
107 #107
Burundi
68.38 % 2017 NA NA View data
108 #108
East Timor
68.07 % 2018 NA NA View data
109 #109
Nepal
67.91 % 2018 NA NA View data
110 #110
Bhutan
66.56 % 2017 NA +3.1 % View data
111 #111
Angola
66.03 % 2014 NA NA View data
112 #112
Togo
63.75 % 2015 NA NA View data
113 #113
Malawi
62.14 % 2015 -4.6 % +0.3 % View data
114 #114
Nigeria
62.02 % 2018 NA NA View data
115 #115
Haiti
61.69 % 2016 NA NA View data
116 #116
Sudan
60.70 % 2018 NA NA View data
117 #117
Mozambique
60.66 % 2017 NA NA View data
118 #118
Pakistan
59.13 % 2017 NA +0.8 % View data
119 #119
Comoros
58.82 % 2018 NA NA View data
120 #120
Mauritania
53.50 % 2017 NA NA View data
121 #121
Senegal
51.90 % 2017 NA NA View data
122 #122
Ethiopia
51.77 % 2017 NA NA View data
123 #123
Gambia
50.78 % 2015 NA NA View data
124 #124
Liberia
48.30 % 2017 NA NA View data
125 #125
Ivory Coast
47.17 % 2018 NA NA View data
126 #126
Guinea-Bissau
45.58 % 2014 NA NA View data
127 #127
Sierra Leone
43.21 % 2018 NA +5.9 % View data
128 #128
Afghanistan
43.02 % 2018 NA NA View data
129 #129
Benin
42.36 % 2018 NA NA View data
130 #130
Burkina Faso
41.22 % 2018 NA NA View data
131 #131
Central African Republic
37.40 % 2018 NA NA View data
132 #132
Mali
35.47 % 2018 NA NA View data
133 #133
South Sudan
34.52 % 2018 NA NA View data
134 #134
Guinea
32.00 % 2014 NA NA View data
135 #135
Chad
22.31 % 2016 -14.2 % NA View data

Source: World Bank

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