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Last update: Jan 2012

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Countries and territories Youth literacy rate (15–24 years)(%) 2005–2010 Adult literacy rate (15 years and older) (%)
2005-2010
Male Female Total Total
Afghanistan
Albania99999996
Algeria94899273
Andorra
Angola81667370
Antigua and Barbuda99
Argentina99999998
Armenia100100100100
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan100100100100
Bahamas
Bahrain10010010091
Bangladesh74777556
Barbados
Belarus100100100100
Belgium
Belize
Benin65435442
Bhutan80687453
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)99999991
Bosnia and Herzegovina10010010098
Botswana94979584
Brazil97999890
Brunei Darussalam10010010095
Bulgaria98979798
Burkina Faso47333929
Burundi77767767
Cambodia89868778
Cameroon89778371
Canada
Cape Verde97999885
Central African Republic 72576555
Chad54394634
Chile99999999
China99999994
Colombia97989893
Comoros86858574
Congo877880
Cook Islands
Costa Rica98999896
C๔te d'Ivoire72616755
Croatia10010010099
Cuba100100100100
Cyprus10010010098
Czech Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea100100100100
Democratic Republic of the Congo69626567
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic95979688
Ecuador97979784
Egypt88828566
El Salvador95959584
Equatorial Guinea98989893
Eritrea92868967
Estonia100100100100
Ethiopia56334530
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon99979888
Gambia71606546
Georgia100100100100
Germany
Ghana81798067
Greece99999997
Grenada
Guatemala89848774
Guinea68546139
Guinea-Bissau78647152
Guyana
Haiti74707249
Holy See
Honduras93959484
Hungary99999999
Iceland
India88748163
Indonesia100999992
Iran (Islamic Republic of)99999985
Iraq85808378
Ireland
Israel
Italy10010010099
Jamaica92989586
Japan
Jordan99999992
Kazakhstan100100100100
Kenya92949387
Kiribati
Kuwait99999994
Kyrgyzstan10010010099
Lao People's Democratic Republic89798473
Latvia100100100100
Lebanon98999990
Lesotho86989290
Liberia70817659
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya10010010089
Liechtenstein
Lithuania100100100100
Luxembourg
Madagascar66646564
Malawi87868674
Malaysia98999992
Maldives99999998
Mali47313926
Malta97999892
Marshall Islands
Mauritania71646857
Mauritius96989788
Mexico99989993
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Monaco
Mongolia95979697
Montenegro
Morocco87727956
Mozambique78647155
Myanmar96959692
Namibia91959389
Nauru
Nepal87778259
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua85898778
Niger52233729
Nigeria78657261
Niue
Norway
Occupied Palestinian Territory99999995
Oman98989887
Pakistan79617156
Palau
Panama97969694
Papua New Guinea65706760
Paraguay99999995
Peru98979790
Philippines97989895
Poland100100100100
Portugal10010010095
Qatar98989895
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova991009998
Romania97989798
Russian Federation100100100100
Rwanda77777771
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa991009999
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe95969589
Saudi Arabia99979886
Senegal74566550
Serbia99999998
Seychelles99999992
Sierra Leone68485841
Singapore10010010095
Slovakia
Slovenia100100100100
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa97989889
Spain10010010098
Sri Lanka97999891
Sudan89838670
Suriname99999995
Swaziland92959387
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic96939484
Tajikistan100100100100
Thailand98989894
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia99999997
Timor-Leste51
Togo85687657
Tonga991009999
Trinidad and Tobago10010010099
Tunisia98969778
Turkey99979891
Turkmenistan100100100100
Tuvalu
Uganda90858773
Ukraine100100100100
United Arab Emirates94979590
United Kingdom
United Republic of Tanzania78767773
United States
Uruguay981009998
Uzbekistan10010010099
Vanuatu94949482
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)98999895
Viet Nam97969793
Yemen96728462
Zambia82677571
Zimbabwe98999992

   



Regions Youth literacy rate (15–24 years)(%) 2005–2010 Adult literacy rate (15 years and older)(%)
2005-2010
Male Female Total Total
Africa79707463
Sub-Saharan Africa 77677262
Eastern and Southern Africa79727667
West and Central Africa73616757
Middle East and North Africa93879075
Asia92868980
South Asia85727961
East Asia and Pacific99999994
Latin America and Caribbean97979791
CEE/CIS99999998
Industrialized countries10010010099
Developing countries91858880
Least developed countries75667058
World92878984