IndicatorAdult literacy rate, population 15+ years, both sexes (%)Information onitem
Time2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Country
Afghanistan..........31.74112......
({38.16804
Albania....95.93864....96.845397.24697....
({97.5539
Algeria72.64868..75.13605............
({79.6084
Angola................
({70.99109
({71.16416
Antigua and Barbuda................
({98.95
..
Argentina................
({98.03402
({98.08997
Armenia..........99.74441......
({99.76842
Aruba........96.82264........
({97.5242
Azerbaijan..99.60191..99.75984
(+99.77114
(+99.77863
(+99.77577
(+99.78936
(+99.78899
({99.80526
Bahrain........94.55679........
({95.71726
Bangladesh................
({60.57522
({61.49383
Belarus......99.61706..........
({99.72204
Belize..................
({82.77682
Benin
({28.70211
................
({38.44714
Bhutan............57.0336....
({63.90682
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)..90.7434790.6981191.16783..92.2261594.46057....
({95.14192
Bosnia and Herzegovina................
({98.37765
({98.48576
Botswana................
({87.70751
({88.22441
Brazil89.6152390.0093790.0366290.2982190.3791891.4112491.3378591.48424..
({92.58681
Brunei Darussalam..........96.08556......
({96.65653
Bulgaria..........98.35245......
({98.38858
Burkina Faso22.4725828.72921............34.59941
({37.7467
Burundi....86.94787............
({85.49609
Cambodia....77.5865473.90003..........
({78.34594
Cameroon..70.67994....71.29051........
({74.98558
Cabo Verde............85.32779....
({88.46542
Cayman Islands..98.86782................
Central African Republic........
({36.75261
........
({36.75261
Chad................
({39.04967
({40.01824
Chile....98.6490198.55368..96.70301..96.27068..
({96.62755
China........95.12448........
({96.35745
China, Macao Special Administrative Region93.49975........95.64004......
({96.2276
Colombia92.2996892.6517993.3781893.2446993.3723393.58053....94.18346
({94.57706
Comoros................
({77.57327
({78.13739
Congo..........
({79.31117
......
({79.31117
Costa Rica..........97.40658......
({97.64725
Côte d'Ivoire............
({40.98163
....
({43.26532
Croatia..........99.12536......
({99.27259
Cuba............99.75253....
({99.71072
Cyprus..........98.67843......
({99.05978
Democratic People's Republic of Korea....99.99826............
({99.99924
Democratic Republic of the Congo..
({61.20555
........75.01719....
({77.22167
Dominican Republic..88.24446....89.5387390.1062790.1551890.8581591.76377
({92.46542
Ecuador..84.19272..84.2069691.8540491.586992.0647393.2946394.22265
({94.51547
Egypt66.36991......72.04785..73.8655975.06073..
({75.84262
El Salvador83.5594682.0286383.951384.1028984.4927285.49399..86.76758..
({87.64822
Equatorial Guinea................
({94.95674
({95.19566
Eritrea................
({72.79049
({73.84525
Estonia..........99.88579......
({99.82351
Ethiopia..38.99598..............
({49.03152
Gabon............
({82.2838
....
({83.23788
Gambia................
({54.38756
({55.57276
Georgia................
({99.75224
({99.75962
Ghana........71.49707........
({76.5759
Greece................
({97.53238
({95.29287
Guadeloupe................
({96.2113
({96.34954
Guam..................
({99.78904
Guatemala............78.2648677.0386781.2859
({79.07421
Guinea........25.30774........
({30.47279
Guinea-Bissau................
({58.72932
({59.77285
Guyana......
({84.99401
..........
({87.53532
Haiti
({48.68502
................
({60.68935
Honduras..83.58899....84.7553685.1233185.3555585.4644287.19753
({88.42458
Hungary................
({99.05012
({99.38088
India62.75447........69.30256......
({72.2253
Indonesia91.98227..92.192392.5817..92.81191....95.11622
({95.43768
Iran (Islamic Republic of)82.33132..82.9623......83.6259984.6268..
({87.17253
Iraq................
({79.5187
({79.72176
Italy..........98.84828......
({99.01579
Jamaica................
({88.13225
({88.4999
Jordan..92.19958....92.5510495.9044597.89032....
({98.01435
Kazakhstan......99.73241..........
({99.78785
Kenya..
({72.15703
..............
({78.0234
Kuwait93.2821293.6641993.90621......95.5131795.58582..
({96.11771
Kyrgyzstan......99.2414..........
({99.50132
Lao People's Democratic Republic..................
({79.86746
Latvia..........99.8959......
({99.89269
Lebanon..89.61244..............
({94.0511
Lesotho......
({75.8002
..........
({79.36093
Liberia..
({42.94108
..............
({47.60014
Libya................
({91.04144
({91.38887
Lithuania..........99.8156......
({99.82328
Madagascar......
({64.48091
..........
({64.6563
Malawi........
({61.30972
........
({65.96383
Malaysia........93.11789........
({94.63699
Maldives98.3979................
({99.32102
Mali26.17655......31.0997533.56094......33.06887
Malta..........93.30736......
({94.06661
Marshall Islands..........98.26508......
({98.26508
Martinique................
({96.67496
({96.74054
Mauritania..
({45.50378
..............
({52.12356
Mauritius..........89.2498491.7660191.4900392.47476
({90.61604
Mexico91.7345292.7951792.925693.4418893.06894
(+93.51998
94.228493.9628594.55588
({94.54559
Mongolia........98.257........
({98.36764
Montenegro..........98.44221......
({98.71995
Morocco....55.1479256.08367..67.08416......
({71.71055
Mozambique......50.58381..........
({58.83655
Myanmar................
({92.92316
({93.09005
Namibia..
({76.48659
......89.40099......
({90.8205
Nepal..........59.62725......
({64.66364
New Caledonia................
({96.80667
({96.93782
Nicaragua..................
({82.47185
Niger............
({15.4567
....
({19.1026
Nigeria....
({51.07766
............
({59.56808
Oman....86.62114..87.20172......
(+91.9812
({93.97165
Pakistan54.15121..55.5263754.8926455.3751954.7380256.7643455.59499..
({56.44031
Palau..............99.52397..
({99.52397
Palestine93.4499793.8821494.0586594.5991794.9320195.2672495.9137696.2848696.42842
({96.66804
Panama........94.09412........
({95.03823
Papua New Guinea................
({63.09609
({63.43349
Paraguay..94.5582293.2920893.7542493.87092......94.61672
({95.53611
Peru88.6993489.59081........93.84172..93.70795
({94.37435
Philippines....95.4201........96.398..
({96.61803
Poland................
({99.77411
({99.78742
Portugal..........94.47705......
({95.42811
Puerto Rico........91.96523........
({93.32942
Qatar..93.0827493.9897394.7242996.2837496.4068796.6785997.4778597.74669
({97.75709
Republic of Korea....97.96594..............
Republic of Moldova................
({99.34346
({99.24439
Réunion................
({93.00662
({93.24431
Romania..........98.60429......
({98.75703
Russian Federation........99.68427........
({99.71957
Rwanda........
({65.85227
..68.33103....
({71.2435
Samoa..........98.97326......
({99.01501
Sao Tome and Principe....
({69.53639
......90.1431....
({91.74711
Saudi Arabia..............94.42634..
({94.84237
Senegal41.89115....49.69513..52.05196..42.8175..
({55.62485
Serbia..........97.96241......
({98.00289
Seychelles........93.95423........
({95.32108
Sierra Leone................
({47.18624
({48.4319
Singapore........95.85733
(+96.17934
(+96.36306
(+96.54015
96.71666
({96.77463
Slovenia................
({99.71005
({99.71476
South Africa..88.71725..92.8948692.8773293.1021493.72947..94.1399
({94.59794
South Sudan....26.83128............
({31.97625
Spain..97.9388497.6306197.6792797.748997.7837597.8945498.0791398.09398
({98.11451
Sri Lanka90.80883..90.55795..91.18136........
({92.61417
Sudan....53.51738............
({58.60132
Suriname....94.62094..94.67575........
({95.53899
Swaziland........
({83.09829
........
({87.47019
Syrian Arab Republic................
({85.91582
({86.30393
Tajikistan................
({99.76841
({99.78105
Thailand........96.43091....93.70207..
({93.98302
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia................
({97.75175
({97.84376
Timor-Leste..50.6....58.30898........
({64.06614
Togo56.88837....57.09338..60.40994......
({66.53759
Tonga99.01846........99.38553......
({99.39786
Trinidad and Tobago................
({98.91949
({98.96958
Tunisia..77.190477.56113..79.1305879.6539180.21875....
({81.05419
Turkey88.1193988.6559..90.8167292.660694.10609
(+94.91975
95.2566695.43963
({95.6881
Turkmenistan................
({99.67285
({99.69293
Uganda71.37314......73.21188..70.19822....
({73.80984
Ukraine................
({99.75347
({99.76411
United Arab Emirates..................
({92.98637
United Republic of Tanzania........
({67.8007
..78.10059....
({80.3595
Uruguay97.7896397.8638998.1635698.267998.0727198.335998.3959498.3638798.43593
({98.4421
Uzbekistan..............99.9948699.98055
({99.99519
Vanuatu................
({84.51081
({85.05868
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)..95.15464..95.51199..94.77022......
({95.39925
Viet Nam......93.52045..........
({94.51427
Yemen................
({68.78942
({69.96195
Zambia..
({61.42829
....83.00767........
({85.11726
Zimbabwe..........
({83.58271
......
({86.87348
Education For All RegionsWorld85.2967585.2967585.2967585.2967585.2967585.2967585.2967585.2967585.29675..
Developing countries81.505781.505781.505781.505781.505781.505781.505781.505781.5057..
Countries in transition99.5998599.5998599.5998599.5998599.5998599.5998599.5998599.5998599.59985..
Arab States78.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.52868..
Central and Eastern Europe98.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.7901..
Central Asia99.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.74769..
East Asia and the Pacific95.1061795.1061795.1061795.1061795.1061795.1061795.1061795.1061795.10617..
Latin America and the Caribbean92.6294592.6294592.6294592.6294592.6294592.6294592.6294592.6294592.62945..
South and West Asia67.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.5721..
Sub-Saharan Africa60.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.24406..
UIS RegionsWorld85.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126985.3126986.23584
Arab States78.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.5286878.80779
Central and Eastern Europe98.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.790198.8549
Central Asia99.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.7476999.78523
East Asia and the Pacific95.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056695.1056696.01023
Latin America and the Caribbean92.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251692.6251693.2093
South and West Asia67.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572170.12462
Sub-Saharan Africa60.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440660.2440664.72357
Millenium Development Goals RegionsWorld85.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157686.23454
Developed countries
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
({99.15798
99.17032
Developing countries81.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776881.7776883.10908
Caucasus and Central Asia99.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.7973599.83448
Latin America & the Caribbean92.626492.626492.626492.626492.626492.626492.626492.626492.626493.22661
Northern Africa74.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637974.4637976.75829
Sub-Saharan Africa60.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095960.9095964.44332
Western Asia89.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585289.3585290.05917
Eastern Asia95.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088495.2088496.37209
South-Eastern Asia93.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667993.9667994.48631
Southern Asia67.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572167.572170.12462
Oceania71.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048571.2048570.66818
UNESCO RegionsWorld85.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.3157685.31576..
Africa63.5168663.5168663.5168663.5168663.5168663.5168663.5168663.5168663.51686..
Asia84.4471984.4471984.4471984.4471984.4471984.4471984.4471984.4471984.44719..
Europe99.2455999.2455999.2455999.2455999.2455999.2455999.2455999.2455999.24559..
North America
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
({96.28263
..
South America93.3546193.3546193.3546193.3546193.3546193.3546193.3546193.3546193.35461..
World Bank RegionsLow income countries56.5740656.5740656.5740656.5740656.5740656.5740656.5740656.5740656.57406..
Lower middle income countries73.9100873.9100873.9100873.9100873.9100873.9100873.9100873.9100873.91008..
Middle income countries84.3886884.3886884.3886884.3886884.3886884.3886884.3886884.3886884.38868..
Upper middle income countries94.2689994.2689994.2689994.2689994.2689994.2689994.2689994.2689994.26899..
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Data extracted on 24 Aug 2019 16:09 UTC (GMT) from MyOECD

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