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List of countries by literacy rate, as included in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report 2011.[3][4]

The figures from the report represent a mixture of data collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, national self-reported data, and the UNDP's global projection models. Where data was unavailable older figures were used. For highly developed/high income countries where literacy statistics were not collected, a rate of 99% was assumed.[1]

List

# Rank Country Literacy rate [b]
1 1 Template:Country data Georgia 100.0
2 2 Template:Country data Cuba 99.9
3 3 Template:Country data Estonia 99.8
4 4 Template:Country data Latvia 99.8
5 5 Template:Country data Barbados 99.7 [j]
6 6 Template:Country data Slovenia 99.7 [l]
7 7 Template:Country data Belarus 99.7
8 8 Template:Country data Lithuania 99.7
9 9 Template:Country data Ukraine 99.7
10 10 Template:Country data Armenia 99.7
11 11 Template:Country data Kazakhstan 99.6
12 12 Template:Country data Tajikistan 99.6
13 13 Template:Country data Azerbaijan 99.5
14 14 Template:Country data Turkmenistan 99.5
15 15 Template:Country data Russia 99.5
16 16 Template:Country data Hungary 99.4 [j]
17 17 Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan 99.3
18 17 Template:Country data Poland 99.5 [j]
19 19 Template:Country data Tonga 99.2
20 20 Template:Country data Albania 99.1
21 20 Template:Country data Antigua and Barbuda 99.0 [q]
22 20 Template:Country data Australia 99.0 [d]
23 20 Template:Country flag2 99.0 [d]
24 20 Template:Country data Belgium 99.0 [d]
25 20 Template:Country data Canada 99.0 [d]
26 20 Template:Country data Czech Republic 99.0 [d]
27 20 Template:Country data North Korea 99.0 [d]
28 20 Template:Country data Denmark 99.0 [d]
29 20 Template:Country data Finland 99.0 [d]
30 20 Template:Country data France 99.0 [d]
31 20 Template:Country data Germany 99.0 [d]
32 20 Template:Country data Guyana 99.0 [j]
33 20 Template:Country data Iceland 99.0 [d]
34 20 Template:Country data Ireland 99.0 [d]
35 20 Template:Country data Japan 99.0 [d]
36 20 Template:Country data South Korea 99.0 [d]
37 20 Template:Country data Luxembourg 99.0 [d]
38 20 Template:Country data Netherlands 99.0 [d]
39 20 Template:Country data New Zealand 99.0 [d]
40 20 Template:Country data Norway 99.0 [d]
41 20 Template:Country data Slovakia 99.0 [d]
42 20 Template:Country data Sweden 99.0 [d]
43 20 Template:Country data Switzerland 99.0 [d]
44 20 Template:Country flag2 99.0 [d]
45 20 Template:Country data United States
See also: Literacy in the United States ||  99.0 [d]
46 46 Template:Country data Italy 98.9
47 47 Template:Country data Samoa 98.8 [l]
48 48 Template:Country data Croatia 98.8
49 49 Template:Country data Trinidad and Tobago 98.7 [l]
50 50 Template:Country data Uruguay 98.3
51 51 Template:Country data Bulgaria 98.3
52 52 Template:Country data Spain 97.9 [d]
53 53 Template:Country data Cyprus 97.9
54 54 Template:Country data Bosnia and Herzegovina 97.8
55 55 Template:Country data Serbia 97.8
56 56 Template:Country data Saint Kitts and Nevis 97.8 [k]
57 57 Template:Country data Romania 97.7
58 58 Template:Country data Argentina 97.7
59 59 Template:Country data Mongolia 97.5
60 60 Template:Country data Greece 97.2
61 61 Template:Country data Israel 97.1 [k]
62 62 Template:Country data Macedonia 97.1
63 63 Template:Country data Maldives 97.0
64 64 Template:Country data Uzbekistan 96.9 [j]
65 65 Template:Country data Chile 96.5
66 66 Template:Country data Costa Rica 96.1
67 67 Template:Country data Grenada 96.0 [q]
68 68 Template:Country data China 95.9 [k]
69 69 Template:Country data Bahamas 95.8 [j]
70 70 Template:Country data Venezuela 95.2
71 71 Template:Country data Brunei Darussalam 95.3
72 72 Template:Country data Portugal 94.9 [l]
73 73 Template:Country data Saint Lucia 94.8 [q]
74 74 Template:Country data Qatar 94.7
75 75 Template:Country data Singapore 94.7
76 76 Template:Country data Hong Kong 94.6 [j]
77 77 Template:Country data Palestinian Authority 94.6 [p]
78 78 Template:Country data Paraguay 94.6 [l]
79 79 Template:Country data Kuwait 94.5
80 80 Template:Country data Fiji 94.4 [j]
81 81 Template:Country data Sri Lanka 94.2 [w]
82 82 Template:Country data Thailand 94.1
83 83 Template:Country data Panama 93.6
84 84 Template:Country data Philippines 93.4
85 85 Template:Country data Mexico 93.4
86 86 Template:Country data Equatorial Guinea 93.3
87 87 Template:Country data Colombia 93.2
88 88 Template:Country data Vietnam 92.8
89 89 Template:Country data Malaysia 92.5
90 90 Template:Country data Malta 92.4
91 91 Template:Country data Indonesia 92.0
92 92 Template:Country data Myanmar 92.0
93 93 Template:Country data Zimbabwe 91.9 [l]
94 94 Template:Country data Seychelles 91.8
95 95 Template:Country data Bahrain 91.4
96 96 Template:Country data Jordan 91.1
97 97 Template:Country data Ecuador 91.0
98 98 Template:Country data Turkey 90.8
99 99 Template:Country data Bolivia 90.7
100 100 Template:Country data Suriname 90.4
101 101 Template:Country data United Arab Emirates 90.0 [l]
102 102 Template:Country data Brazil 90.0
103 103 Template:Country data Lesotho 89.7
104 104 Template:Country data Peru 89.6
105 105 Template:Country data Lebanon 89.6 [j]
106 106 Template:Country data Dominican Republic 89.1
107 107 Template:Country data Libya 88.9
108 108 Template:Country data Sao Tome and Principe 88.8
109 109 Template:Country data Namibia 88.5
110 110 Template:Country data Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 88.1 [q]
111 111 Template:Country data Dominica 88.0 [q]
112 112 Template:Country data South Africa 88.0
113 113 Template:Country data Mauritius 87.9
114 114 Template:Country data Gabon 87.7
115 115 Template:Country data Kenya 87.0
116 116 Template:Country data Swaziland 86.9
117 117 Template:Country data Jamaica 86.4
118 118 Template:Country data Saudi Arabia 86.1
119 119 Template:Country data Cape Verde 84.8 [l]
120 120 Template:Country data Syria 84.2
121 121 Template:Country data Ecuador 84.2
122 122 Template:Country data Botswana 84.1
123 123 Template:Country data El Salvador 84.1
124 124 Template:Country data Honduras 83.6
125 125 Template:Country data Iran 82.3
126 126 Template:Country data Oman 81.4
127 127 Template:Country data Republic of the Congo 81.1 [l]
128 128 Template:Country data Vanuatu 80.2
129 129 Template:Country data Iraq 78.1
130 130 Template:Country data Nicaragua 78.0
131 131 Template:Country data Tunisia 77.7
132 132 Template:Country data Solomon Islands 76.6 [k]
133 133 Template:Country data Cambodia 76.3
134 134 Template:Country data Algeria 75.4
135 135 Template:Country data Belize 75.1 [q]
136 136 Template:Country data Guatemala 74.5
137 137 Template:Country data India 74.04[2]
138 138 Template:Country data Comoros 74.2
139 139 Template:Country data Malawi 73.7
140 140 Template:Country data Uganda 73.3
141 141 Template:Country data Tanzania 72.9
142 142 Template:Country data Nigeria 72.0* [l]
143 143 Template:Country data Zambia 70.9
144 144 Template:Country data Madagascar 70.7
145 145 Template:Country data Rwanda 70.7
146 146 Template:Country data Djibouti 70.3 [j]
147 147 Template:Country data Sudan 70.2 [aa]
148 148 Template:Country data Angola 70.0
149 149 Template:Country data Laos 68.7
150 150 Template:Country data Nepal 68.2
151 151 Template:Country data Cameroon 67.9
152 152 Template:Country data Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.8
153 153 Template:Country data Eritrea 66.6
154 154 Template:Country data Ghana 66.6
155 155 Template:Country data Burundi 66.6
156 156 Template:Country data Egypt 66.4
157 157 Template:Country data Yemen 62.4 [l]
158 158 Template:Country data Haiti 62.1 [j]
159 159 Template:Country data Papua New Guinea 60.1
160 160 Template:Country data Pakistan 58.2
161 161 Template:Country data Mauritania 57.5
162 162 Template:Country data Morocco 56.1
163 163 Template:Country data Bangladesh 55.9
164 164 Template:Country data Côte d'Ivoire 55.3
165 165 Template:Country data Central African Republic 55.2
166 166 Template:Country data Mozambique 55.1
167 167 Template:Country data Togo 53.2
168 168 Template:Country data Bhutan 52.8 [v]
169 169 Template:Country data Guinea-Bissau 52.2
170 170 Template:Country data Timor-Leste 50.1 [ab]
171 171 Template:Country data Senegal 49.7
172 172 Template:Country data Gambia 46.5 [j]
173 173 Template:Country data Benin 41.7
174 174 Template:Country data Sierra Leone 40.9
175 175 Template:Country data Guinea 39.5
176 176 Template:Country data Ethiopia 35.9
177 177 Template:Country data Chad 33.6
178 178 Template:Country data Burkina Faso 28.7
179 179 Template:Country data Niger 28.7
180 180 Template:Country data Afghanistan 28.0
181 181 Template:Country data South Sudan 27.0
182 182 Template:Country data Mali 26.2

See also

Notes

  • ^  United Nations Development Program [5]
  • ^  Tables can be found UNDP.org
  • ^  Data refer to national literacy estimates from censuses or surveys conducted between 1995 and 2005, unless otherwise specified. Due to differences in methodology and timeliness of underlying data, comparisons across countries and over time should be made with caution. For more details, see Unesco.org.
  • ^  For purposes of calculating the HDI, a value of 99.0% was applied.
  • ^  UNICEF 2004.
  • ^  UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates based on its Global Age-specific Literacy Projections model, April 2007.
  • ^  In the absence of recent data, estimates from UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2003, based on outdated census or survey information, were used and should be interpreted with caution: Bahamas 95.8, Barbados 90.7, Comoros 56.8, Djibouti 70.3, Eritrea 67.5, Fiji 94.4, Gambia 42.5, Guinea-Bissau 11.00, Guyana 99.0, Haiti 54.8, Hong Kong, China (SAR) 94.6, Hungary 99.4, Lebanon 88.3, Poland 99.8 and Uzbekistan 80.4. Note that the 1991 census in Comoros indicates a literacy rate of 91% for the three independent islands.
  • ^  Data are from national sources.
  • ^  Data are from the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community, based on national sources.
  • ^  www.moe.gov.lk
  • ^  Data refer to North Sudan only.
  • ^  UNDP 2007.
  • ^  Calculation made based on literacy rates of 92.7% for the West Bank and 94.3% for the Gaza Strip[3] and relative population sizes of 62.3% in West Bank and 37.7% in Gaza Strip[4]
  • The Holy See (Vatican City) not listed

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