.

Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Male1975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011

.

Afghanistan45.7960161921035

.

Albania99.368455586844298.537124983311498.7313568746585

.

Algeria86.230089921271294.057542350094194.3814797699331

.

Andorra

.

Angola83.776932826362580.12215

.

Anguilla99.1240875912409

.

Antigua and Barbuda

.

Argentina96.459219114982998.065490351623198.70789783395699.03215

.

Armenia99.909367056341199.752345111928999.6894

.

Aruba98.881759853345698.9657301636308

.

Australia

.

Austria

.

Azerbaijan99.870335686500510099.9567847882455

.

Bahamas

.

Bahrain89.690382854862697.258665930120196.827079237541798.6199114660186

.

Bangladesh44.36215913893151.736734883556267.163809663885977.0668

.

Barbados

.

Belarus99.731975645482599.756874284780199.8003266357504

.

Belgium

.

Belize76.136160581333

.

Benin45.710643296074755.130219098801259.20507987629754.8669386374686

.

Bermuda

.

Bhutan80.0419249466293

.

Bolivia91.46814416844696.318405939823498.549291211511899.75360948655299.390230102458299.6936409405984

.

Bosnia and Herzegovina99.748201438848999.68876

.

Botswana85.900067899508792.083305408484793.47993

.

Brazil82.55676426804392.654013968661195.78389405857896.797004758295297.056875405993597.180463594783797.445719752282696.7161658926165

.

British Virgin Islands

.

Brunei94.064303380049598.106904231625898.874302815943499.77855

.

Bulgaria98.309669881247198.0669285068604

.

Burkina Faso22.377126250106826.788801002305625.478262067635238.38108659733740.379805163763846.7337418288706

.

Burundi40.931992270261559.497841144193676.780021253985189.5927543210473

.

Cambodia81.846285832618487.920106005242989.383684169225888.3561205324401

.

Cameroon79.591648819348888.422448077772989.417320965741485.3974765339178

.

Canada

.

Cape Verde89.948974970562596.228697.64615

.

Cayman Islands99.1423125794155

.

Central African Rep.53.990430914566162.561448114578872.594752186588972.2871

.

Chad26.246226041845255.68619587238353.708231458842753.55929

.

Chile96.182223039365998.156450408178798.803636499586899.114519820402298.8593836077304

.

China95.208537622922796.976932946601599.198460052982199.6896191547409

.

Colombia89.377495093385496.385119007723197.552524403972397.517025211248697.533659867292797.48287802639697.54665965060297.441128957254297.68272048560597.7604504835065

.

Comoros69.357726741922983.951332560834386.13718

.

Congo, Dem. Rep.77.981109799291678.9364184067506

.

Congo, Rep.

.

Cook Islands

.

Costa Rica96.754524655419497.197493517718297.8792

.

Cote d'Ivoire59.932247332681854.403129289115870.840716676511172.29478

.

Croatia99.666183137999999.64425979421699.62187

.

Cuba99.95740612534299.98816

.

Cyprus99.579909518973399.7363083164399.8045423706911

.

Czech Rep.

.

Denmark

.

Djibouti

.

Dominica

.

Dominican Rep.81.257306571386292.998636847816194.62720858695.775296017760196.0916872580037

.

Ecuador94.554806821232696.575765533904196.379395861420895.218309042996896.818953323903898.468867487977898.5865019714283

.

Egypt63.040682183943671.380675146862278.990872658580990.079115509952487.856796309874790.557631690443491.45669655404

.

El Salvador84.945255830849786.9140494.39686830960693.219221672350195.405008218448694.70804818371395.6690444147516

.

Equatorial Guinea97.607904316172797.71325

.

Eritrea86.253222137983392.55629

.

Estonia99.834016009423699.729104926013199.74944

.

Ethiopia39.288673749498862.255.884736989301362.9709271705724

.

Fiji

.

Finland

.

France

.

Gabon94.407551726030497.7885698.78299

.

Gambia64.34049079754672.64263

.

Georgia99.788480977895799.75511

.

Germany

.

Ghana75.945895315717988.3107454519145

.

Gibraltar

.

Greece99.04806398304298.988425755797998.894458592960699.41684

.

Grenada

.

Guatemala81.721060206129786.378780687428389.33484

.

Guinea44.120049932466959.462365591397837.5671468261517

.

Guinea-Bissau59.694366486412574.801244382993479.27426

.

Guyana92.4212111804813

.

Haiti51.261353688779382.657369453071274.36741088915

.

Holy See

.

Honduras86.890986457415392.695261628440294.448012162277394.9314353297177

.

Hong Kong, China

.

Hungary99.421663933005399.112798.9120298.7657

.

Iceland

.

India66.314871948073873.509718071524684.192235554151588.4118354797023

.

Indonesia89.591214468061597.402271101500598.867076851319497.027472774732199.53747846879899.550031970395298.8038428944623

.

Iran70.900173602272684.526083143898492.435504123329895.516824986479198.109984205556397.145482085936198.7879166083388

.

Iraq88.912173747380584.09317

.

Ireland

.

Israel99.0545654916404

.

Italy99.697587659435599.804466778233399.90738

.

Jamaica87.311391070389892.89241

.

Japan

.

Jordan95.792144605460699.328790459965998.930996897794998.952040438910198.758733198567299.0508261274941

.

Kazakhstan99.697711908439999.816025160864699.8039097400598

.

Kenya93.309516076648383.2054230170097

.

Kiribati

.

Korea, Dem. Rep.99.9995982180973

.

Korea, Rep.

.

Kuwait77.692225201072481.288161868478290.692326717781893.799885064810799.690970147716398.522180470944498.398840241039598.5651566701829

.

Kyrgyzstan99.65077518464799.7046278310671

.

Laos78.815794493546188.061968408262582.599326032013589.1874908033342

.

Latvia99.750051197496399.718181818181899.64858

.

Lebanon98.3960577181486

.

Lesotho84.825581395348874.1850280214274

.

Liberia62.827289671699565.7504769.1013463.4510233713456

.

Libya97.852036900131899.4311899.8455699.9413

.

Liechtenstein

.

Lithuania99.641177712187899.662220956539699.77121

.

Luxembourg

.

Macao, China95.142385647188299.430086149768199.586993575455699.6549716429819

.

Macedonia, FYR99.144462684682498.985443579027498.82569

.

Madagascar72.654462242562965.9147839378078

.

Malawi70.440653034133282.091229206970374.2692542848695

.

Malaysia89.49591496488395.906438471197297.208143043500598.3810382390504

.

Maldives84.130372900654794.887210044690498.077306236302198.034386829023698.034386829023699.2402185065025

.

Mali26.665626403403932.251181185708447.379966317986756.371271300038456.0038540286643

.

Malta97.433762301286994.365065502183497.4597627767884

.

Marshall Islands

.

Mauritania67.732654404080571.63848

.

Mauritius90.695568286968793.721838389906995.79433

.

Mexico93.087185937328995.963456700249396.75119972125297.940702037109397.517296275627597.644245412613898.106122180730198.198881912204398.409714525080898.670026357064898.375565976879898.416561071065

.

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

.

Moldova99.720149851109599.4032077582991100

.

Monaco

.

Mongolia96.998607519395394.11721

.

Montenegro99.33404

.

Montserrat

.

Morocco58.116922513820171.38491295938180.802668563039585.805251278888786.728622960439788.8294191130543

.

Mozambique63.954176213288959.452700838896774.360548393697679.840438639724

.

Myanmar88.565802050508395.788098930699596.34228

.

Namibia85.702743576109691.152740272660783.2385782455005

.

Nauru

.

Nepal45.096141219727268.229626204431680.615967006859289.2362933505592

.

Netherlands

.

Netherlands Antilles96.604046242774698.4686

.

New Zealand

.

Nicaragua83.630000462912685.1556163737508

.

Niger13.687757782291852.4495210941705

.

Nigeria81.356027720622278.127954617081675.5659372168845

.

Niue

.

Norway

.

Oman97.865088243767697.634121149523197.4056472077282

.

Pakistan44.502867944442967.149348509824176.651718889552879.102176023759279.420049710024979.1443212966273

.

Palau94.1935988731513

.

Panama95.927502243840395.393889562419596.530540154505497.9344665391177

.

Papua New Guinea69.13373533946167.00609

.

Paraguay90.173285245223595.856746364214498.809720027276697.691722609874798.04144732298198.5003392440989

.

Peru96.513332863787796.98547745964397.803030887525997.921353811927898.512746171994198.0132591113501

.

Philippines91.063312654643596.276733987730594.458257943590793.578296703296797.0199488611748

.

Poland99.77873636007499.9991399.9998499.99995

.

Portugal97.664318375127199.142457617026699.71582

.

Puerto Rico93.018272895205492.223900019242188.0949686.1325

.

Qatar88.527302813017194.122759625096994.885878581898499.095159754091395.318614670399597.701833289635696.3237290933392

.

Romania99.180070194427497.744228744463797.04267

.

Russia99.691005282601699.679082969202599.6627803004275

.

Rwanda59.656198746416478.522167487684776.6585791980696

.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

.

Saint Lucia

.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

.

Samoa99.1299.332699.42855

.

San Marino

.

Sao Tome and Principe90.819886611426195.808540427021495.973993498374683.0563294584814

.

Saudi Arabia93.963306734223398.074283461483896.953048156996298.99741

.

Senegal49.127304217023358.485075222614558.125167339350174.203349492309

.

Serbia99.29105

.

Seychelles96.806864537909798.493975903614598.770602539854198.77060254

.

Sierra Leone59.614248767260670.47248

.

Singapore96.408784726374198.855120822114399.409994717778499.7378906618827

.

Slovak Republic

.

Slovenia99.736966483776299.7890299.80532

.

Solomon Islands

.

Somalia

.

South Africa85.346201816709393.498410070280297.045179821138698.4052350145882

.

Spain98.641333570043799.540049987135499.571690199090299.58000839983299.52782031648899.638753481894299.5067706932114

.

Sri Lanka91.879765460921295.065288493511697.02708180190497.332506081802597.6865375659449

.

Sudan85.69495805898889.94864

.

Suriname95.615883090215799.375856294717697.9727347514396

.

Swaziland76.083081453925483.086492890995390.694145909723192.19499

.

Sweden

.

Switzerland

.

Syria88.831984140095897.144065444645694.607310347603896.36927

.

Tajikistan99.736453227072199.84442804134999.85713

.

Tanzania86.204317845561280.917180180399676.491142138011

.

Thailand97.570815049189398.09989085260998.2168055564076

.

Timor-Leste80.4897553173852

.

Togo83.78623188405884.855317848168187.627999642852886.9166753916976

.

Tokelau

.

Tonga99.841053587647699.265223955712199.3021632937892

.

Trinidad and Tobago99.195036055676799.399.485299.55965

.

Tunisia85.744569519541790.3791896.395014381591697.839906878843298.134305081427498.2108529239913

.

Turkey90.754052967076293.621979975449395.684039135161396.570765981895598.024443328310798.360927152317998.365957446808598.584558823529499.018956675490599.214159877149599.4467028365904

.

Turkmenistan99.807907049391799.77347

.

Turks and Caicos Islands

.

Tuvalu

.

Uganda77.223883608620185.957576500768487.265848622509189.6351881401038

.

Ukraine99.776238362778699.7373

.

United Arab Emirates65.511743055472381.013830749489993.6251496488495

.

United Kingdom

.

United States

.

Uruguay97.740894421392398.263046881509298.153173791985398.312106063899298.488800398208198.627737999326798.141263940520498.3594332587621

.

Uzbekistan99.853372434017699.88971

.

Vanuatu75.744163846220687.3034792.1072894.4268

.

Venezuela92.329819888587594.520749679570396.326222598516597.974404914449798.2698629461078

.

West Bank and Gaza96.913627259087899.024891584989899.039299508562899.134160756501299.266844309097899.232982005022599.211347000651399.2598574699411

.

Vietnam96.108875095883894.082598461901594.178693756481495.587808417997197.47777

.

Yemen, Rep.82.804220925011292.8211796.37194

.

Zambia67.269346796832572.61559570728877.725118483412370.3084117640959

.

Zimbabwe93.826960942780796.540623426768889.5905843561092

.

Abkhazia

.

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

.

American Samoa

.

Channel Islands

.

Christmas Island

.

Cocos Island

.

Czechoslovakia

.

East Germany

.

Eritrea and Ethiopia

.

Faeroe Islands

.

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

.

French Guiana

.

French Polynesia

.

Greenland

.

Guadeloupe

.

Guam

.

Guernsey

.

Isle of Man

.

Jersey

.

Korea, United

.

Kosovo

.

Martinique

.

Mayotte

.

New Caledonia

.

Ngorno-Karabakh

.

Norfolk Island

.

Northern Cyprus

.

Northern Mariana Islands

.

Pitcairn

.

Reunion

.

Saint Barthélemy

.

Saint Helena

.

Saint Martin

.

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

.

Serbia and Montenegro

.

Serbia excluding Kosovo

.

Somaliland

.

South Ossetia

.

South Sudan

.

Svalbard

.

Taiwan

.

Transnistria

.

USSR

.

Wallis et Futuna

.

West Germany

.

Western Sahara

.

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

.

Yemen Arab Republic (Former)

.

Yemen Democratic (Former)

.

Yugoslavia

.

Åland