.

Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Total1975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011

.

Afghanistan30.0663526018593

.

Albania99.435151441605898.83120696350698.7911901599771

.

Algeria74.327266894781990.137209618258491.7796405188312

.

Andorra

.

Angola72.194490663708673.03646

.

Anguilla99.1137370753324

.

Antigua and Barbuda

.

Argentina96.882543430336898.304640695234598.916658304166399.21508

.

Armenia99.909962642551799.807283977383499.75676

.

Aruba99.026413053276899.1384124451536

.

Australia

.

Austria

.

Azerbaijan99.886096675446710099.9512960658044

.

Bahamas

.

Bahrain86.293090001559896.938105201693397.024710495121798.1635960883894

.

Bangladesh35.653247244578544.680825532740563.622734599824578.70577

.

Barbados

.

Belarus99.766283533039999.791842104034999.8232134751583

.

Belgium

.

Belize76.4204755907845

.

Benin29.786743354029339.876612520280245.309624900999842.3627038828468

.

Bermuda

.

Bhutan74.4052068830715

.

Bolivia83.551979869630293.896112623334297.323780321199899.441357959351199.122498852478899.3839740151983

.

Bosnia and Herzegovina99.793930310977999.6976

.

Botswana89.258298540390693.957441043757495.21442

.

Brazil83.914267553600494.184114880493296.843859894690497.582298254752697.800630122870897.843629788261198.065536019249597.5141248614649

.

British Virgin Islands

.

Brunei93.681005833275298.095666210334998.89378704575199.74533

.

Bulgaria98.21247651909397.8650541556247

.

Burkina Faso14.377517623363520.180288781364419.414151647417231.229260162089632.966618424898839.2577801502101

.

Burundi30.97658553545853.555206064217473.330058939096388.8863668518211

.

Cambodia76.318206765348683.38286474573287.471377407970287.1324579644856

.

Cameroon68.817032681242483.098285962247883.135573285829480.5744411917711

.

Canada

.

Cape Verde88.167904636396397.1179198.43517

.

Cayman Islands98.9068193649141

.

Central African Rep.34.512443957730848.202329164306260.807050092764465.62911

.

Chad17.3473780683937.557353132211541.673121611154147.8884

.

Chile96.653984243049598.427967045201598.990979300951299.153579533717298.8723787615011

.

China88.773336303218894.281473178255798.858730020093399.6422902938066

.

Colombia90.524651242703996.995002126408297.991310221015697.958402188215997.88317301197397.968628069524297.989269901759597.937431157475398.098418431478698.2393694005665

.

Comoros61.713017317287980.185758513931986.03743

.

Congo, Dem. Rep.70.416263310745465.7765281546627

.

Congo, Rep.

.

Cook Islands

.

Costa Rica97.148193948728697.614695879508698.28535

.

Cote d'Ivoire48.508476647965547.058712937841360.723654454997767.52731

.

Croatia99.635892295889399.648641529875499.64582

.

Cuba99.568568559837899.955603677970599.98637

.

Cyprus99.621394160327399.774931726151299.8209860684065

.

Czech Rep.

.

Denmark

.

Djibouti

.

Dominica

.

Dominican Rep.82.624196192411894.217572093315495.7868648612396.805751239891797.0419063270337

.

Ecuador93.401455352365296.194706964361896.437206343194695.427968891219796.831097567401198.65270572837298.6948410946124

.

Egypt51.031164169213763.327615784255573.218689069487684.932900185011184.878274182460387.509636148058988.3957783844246

.

El Salvador84.946635298502288.9639994.950990846125993.564938869862995.957473903949295.022063151249396.0344553764193

.

Equatorial Guinea97.131367292225298.05908

.

Eritrea77.945294567712390.13328

.

Estonia99.867886131752399.770501994508699.79762

.

Ethiopia33.585400833807949.944.605965686623554.982977257246

.

Fiji

.

Finland

.

France

.

Gabon93.208715560282396.686597.88452

.

Gambia52.555016784781868.07224

.

Georgia99.825415678694799.80466

.

Germany

.

Ghana70.663062590452385.7161476280435

.

Gibraltar

.

Greece98.967051396779498.983987703010498.940534836200799.35194

.

Grenada

.

Guatemala75.988205803901482.220262328183987.42774

.

Guinea27.716387216681547.091259994485831.4064168842036

.

Guinea-Bissau36.401416155108559.492847854356373.16962

.

Guyana93.0989418991123

.

Haiti51.153016674013881.616327821989772.3467183177461

.

Holy See

.

Honduras88.942721808208893.924305664522295.15069129081395.925002767396

.

Hong Kong, China

.

Hungary99.371145629397299.1469799.0020498.89637

.

Iceland

.

India53.784574353807761.900282183362276.425703856377181.1308596896311

.

Indonesia85.437091662931796.207557998399998.70545520339196.651040330991199.460105439153299.473743860200598.7780012405868

.

Iran56.453862687106275.204902959414686.974264703161993.028304611142197.431525393784296.643709223205198.6556960536641

.

Iraq84.796803430464982.36149

.

Ireland

.

Israel98.5628617924844

.

Italy99.643381211208799.812131505128699.91185

.

Jamaica91.603410380202395.63591

.

Japan

.

Jordan90.508485953127299.13258814120498.975387499727598.949343339587298.762353203923399.1486845161199

.

Kazakhstan99.725718037138899.845134555066699.8345124020463

.

Kenya92.528175873104282.3904723149426

.

Kiribati

.

Korea, Dem. Rep.99.999691813171

.

Korea, Rep.

.

Kuwait72.222158864115978.975436526953587.456060275764392.043062809503799.733364167196698.512166535615898.447228625839498.6433509456829

.

Kyrgyzstan99.695627034296499.7518502175295

.

Laos71.13363331312680.598555211558378.457985134592283.9310628385829

.

Latvia99.784411052652999.750264396862299.6924

.

Lebanon98.714788854215

.

Lesotho90.926902788244283.1944104323841

.

Liberia47.633793589408260.0027971.2130349.0741093023888

.

Libya89.337900637811497.898799.6354799.89821

.

Liechtenstein

.

Lithuania99.673760181609299.701666449027299.77527

.

Luxembourg

.

Macao, China94.703118325501999.633541711575899.644242860674399.6729026199445

.

Macedonia, FYR98.861165086023998.742695506877698.67001

.

Madagascar70.236220472440964.9402486686136

.

Malawi59.017685272215876.007500740204672.1395643813808

.

Malaysia87.968635138446595.563881113797697.237801515393998.4187138102841

.

Maldives85.60897551152595.536185948230398.199617146041898.170123100809698.170123100809699.3010066054189

.

Mali19.646227590971624.186665674231138.816120571680544.301709341028846.8878959668921

.

Malta98.213750992722296.032274913099198.2650303791804

.

Marshall Islands

.

Mauritania61.33664597294468.95474

.

Mauritius91.191992629533994.538962996457996.79975

.

Mexico91.947196545147295.418243211944496.612278856895297.604583432908297.564440508761597.635842675621897.895659160257898.156089781440398.382302530058498.52466088892198.434519066544198.4617725213916

.

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

.

Moldova99.729347987785599.5250759878419100

.

Monaco

.

Mongolia97.710119432829395.6741

.

Montenegro99.3173

.

Montserrat

.

Morocco44.13793919227258.434888084453170.457592848432477.862962636038779.473691680307381.5100678554521

.

Mozambique43.64436380041446.969999864969661.892889199162367.149637302153

.

Myanmar84.897074935212194.586312563840796.0959

.

Namibia88.112431089370392.336714115773787.0954120880056

.

Nauru

.

Nepal30.038448270878849.603717838530270.053622583368682.3536867421417

.

Netherlands

.

Netherlands Antilles96.98057947770398.47365

.

New Zealand

.

Nicaragua86.222518394562687.00925049166

.

Niger14.001842750194736.5467791862567

.

Nigeria71.189064168579368.993777507967866.3835449412035

.

Niue

.

Norway

.

Oman97.281330026764797.629821540640197.7437254949208

.

Pakistan34.78335074629955.33052152194365.086581430123269.165799256505671.112909995802670.6762715022046

.

Palau94.2757785331927

.

Panama96.106198779072195.086778780910196.079849195224597.6385310289283

.

Papua New Guinea66.678993933775470.79891

.

Paraguay89.587859161354395.607339121386598.794461270075897.964237220316398.497289671163498.6104486219914

.

Peru93.119800828799595.366631058963696.755625393908997.123759853136997.757125781709697.3562161689607

.

Philippines91.788986832315696.578081865900995.089748155292995.057210896207297.7507983624308

.

Poland99.796830685375899.999299.9998699.99996

.

Portugal97.941352248290899.199485245846799.74676

.

Puerto Rico93.745860219386393.166879455087588.6969586.57244

.

Qatar89.54293377795594.790750461058395.920713850508199.060102840765495.686988171064697.759253830368396.8201602395276

.

Romania99.107462027867697.761487784678897.19549

.

Russia99.719601965113899.724600280708199.7096024542062

.

Rwanda52.261927381155874.896541588347777.620332883490877.3446267252366

.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

.

Saint Lucia

.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

.

Samoa99.044444444444599.3820199.51053

.

San Marino

.

Sao Tome and Principe82.399218707612293.849960236811995.41546378812680.2031597275156

.

Saudi Arabia87.85560753353895.913158819005895.849691303302798.02018

.

Senegal37.866103403859149.124490120378150.851656608470565.0149057851648

.

Serbia99.27081

.

Seychelles97.649986176389398.813314037626699.064773120886799.06477312

.

Sierra Leone47.92760840623161.04269

.

Singapore96.288116077119798.966702153218299.504599112881299.7518247890803

.

Slovak Republic

.

Slovenia99.757736657320499.8269799.85048

.

Solomon Islands

.

Somalia

.

South Africa85.165853430584293.905149911213697.570775055315898.782572970337

.

Spain98.641949199293899.554561157944899.537794750560799.569336778639199.564308121296699.599001960434999.5946317332356

.

Sri Lanka91.043343504864895.588632694792197.484063667230697.981802246370998.157925300301

.

Sudan78.15558787688287.28701

.

Suriname94.881140621231299.416418919981898.3766429518871

.

Swaziland75.452442358566883.748236506005291.863244654716593.73971

.

Sweden

.

Switzerland

.

Syria74.276403287034295.188832156402892.453811792504895.28453

.

Tajikistan99.703580780553899.847062664432699.8686

.

Tanzania81.753302779054978.396048054115674.560520505155

.

Thailand96.867349474755197.975386294380198.0509140825685

.

Timor-Leste79.5286835307306

.

Togo74.439571150097576.452936970987881.735987098523879.8859071338326

.

Tokelau

.

Tonga99.819273596455499.308743874129599.4247560349255

.

Trinidad and Tobago99.219402237435399.399.4917199.56772

.

Tunisia74.284122259822582.7943394.338983050847596.299688955481396.794257289102697.1717231520919

.

Turkey80.054922354032384.691079243903390.901424273133692.54366013103195.603497589278496.118554608201496.18150260352196.362345843314797.807468903565898.22458535398298.7093536513041

.

Turkmenistan99.810419917553699.83161

.

Turks and Caicos Islands

.

Tuvalu

.

Uganda69.800787235960580.791156868816984.065647949316487.4088289410488

.

Ukraine99.804855152676599.77537

.

United Arab Emirates63.047605653610982.472635530117295.0064510896258

.

United Kingdom

.

United States

.

Uruguay98.296228986824298.628612323390298.580239822213198.712520201954298.759142467309698.968142232890299.049429657794798.7841945288754

.

Uzbekistan99.874349308921299.93913

.

Vanuatu71.829596412556186.2532491.9918694.60022

.

Venezuela93.111759970122995.439029983342397.199335715364198.398780366100998.5332980225856

.

West Bank and Gaza97.046543779708198.941819295733599.091381681549399.062056975822799.150219974374299.233255958382899.242037421565699.3123215450296

.

Vietnam95.02512261688993.734255480171493.882334528598594.8365142772697.07264

.

Yemen, Rep.60.222143723022476.927386.36829

.

Zambia66.381155656131969.45722211097869.088811995386464.0496372275951

.

Zimbabwe89.021854736336595.411358117361190.930701865719

.

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