Literacy rate, young men aged 15 to 24

percent, 1999–2016

Info Edit
Country199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Afghanistan61.88
Albania99.3799.2599.1399.0198.8998.7798.6698.5498.6098.6798.7399.38
Algeria94.0694.1494.2294.3094.3895.0695.75
Andorra100.00100.00
Angola83.7883.8683.9484.0384.1184.1984.2884.3684.4484.5384.6184.7084.7884.86
Argentina98.7198.7498.7798.8098.8398.8698.8998.9298.9598.9899.0199.0499.0799.1099.13
Armenia99.7599.7699.7799.7799.7899.7999.7999.8099.8199.8199.82
Aruba98.8898.8998.9098.9198.9298.9298.9398.9498.9598.9698.97
Azerbaijan99.8799.8999.9099.9299.9499.9599.9799.98100.0099.9899.9699.9799.9699.9699.9899.9899.9699.96
Bahrain96.8397.0397.2397.4297.6297.8298.0298.2298.4298.62
Bangladesh67.1665.0262.8760.7258.5756.4254.2754.6455.0155.3855.7562.7869.8176.8483.8890.91
Belarus99.7699.7699.7799.7799.7799.7899.7899.7999.7999.8099.80
Benin59.2158.1257.0455.9554.8756.3857.8959.4060.9262.4363.94
Bhutan80.0481.5283.0084.4885.9687.4488.9290.40
Bolivia98.5598.7598.9599.1599.3599.5599.7599.3999.6999.4799.2599.1699.2499.3299.39
Bosnia and Herzegovina99.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7599.7099.66
Botswana92.08
Brazil92.6593.4494.2295.0095.7896.2996.8097.0697.1897.4596.7297.9198.2398.2598.45
Brunei98.8798.9198.9498.9799.0099.0499.0799.1099.1399.1799.20
Bulgaria98.3198.2998.2698.2498.2198.1998.1698.1498.1298.0998.07
Burkina Faso38.3839.3840.3839.8246.7348.2049.6751.1352.6054.0655.5356.99
Burundi76.7875.5174.2472.9771.7070.4369.1667.8966.6169.7372.8475.9579.0682.1885.29
Cape Verde97.8797.7897.6897.59
Cambodia87.9288.2988.6589.0289.3888.36
Cameroon88.4288.5688.7188.8588.9989.1389.2889.4288.0886.7485.40
Cayman Islands99.14
Central African Republic72.5970.2267.8565.4763.1060.7358.3555.9853.6051.2348.86
Chad55.6955.1954.7054.2053.7153.5453.3753.2053.0352.8652.6952.5252.3552.1852.0151.8440.69
Chile98.8098.8698.9198.9699.0199.0699.1198.8699.0499.2199.1199.01
China99.2099.2599.3099.3599.3999.4499.4999.5499.5999.6499.69
Colombia97.5597.5297.5397.4897.5597.4497.6897.7697.8897.9998.1198.16
Comoros83.9583.1182.2681.4280.5779.7378.8878.0477.1976.3575.5074.6673.81
Congo (Kinshasa)77.9878.1478.3078.4678.6278.7878.9481.3683.7886.2088.6391.0591.0391.0090.9890.96
Congo (Brazzaville)85.68
Costa Rica97.2097.3697.5397.6997.8698.0298.1898.3598.5198.6898.8499.01
Ivory Coast70.8469.8068.7667.7166.6765.6364.5963.5462.5061.4660.4259.3858.3358.7359.12
Croatia99.6499.6599.6699.6699.6799.6899.6899.6999.7099.7199.71
Cuba99.9699.9599.9499.9399.9299.9199.9099.8999.8899.8799.86
Cyprus99.7499.7499.7599.7699.7699.7799.7899.7899.7999.8099.80
Dominican Republic93.0093.3293.6593.9894.3094.6395.0195.3995.7896.0996.3296.7697.3597.23
Ecuador96.3896.1995.9995.8095.6195.4195.2296.0296.8298.4798.5998.7798.5899.0199.3498.98
Egypt90.0887.8688.5389.2189.8890.5691.4692.3693.65
El Salvador94.4093.2295.4194.7195.6796.1596.5596.9597.2097.46
Equatorial Guinea97.61
Eritrea86.2587.0987.9388.7789.6190.4591.29
Estonia99.7399.7599.7799.7999.8199.8299.8499.8699.8899.9099.9299.94
Ethiopia62.2055.8859.4362.97
Gabon87.39
Gambia64.3464.4764.5964.7264.8464.9765.1065.2265.3565.4765.6065.7265.8565.98
Georgia99.7999.7899.7799.7699.7599.7499.7399.7299.7199.7199.7099.6999.68
Ghana75.9577.1878.4279.6680.8982.1383.3684.6085.8487.0788.31
Greece98.8999.0599.2199.3799.5399.4999.4599.4899.5199.0598.58
Greenland100.00
Guatemala86.3887.2988.2089.1190.0190.9291.8392.7493.6594.5695.4794.1895.48
Guinea59.4656.3353.2150.0846.9543.8240.7037.5742.4247.2752.1256.97
Guinea Bissau74.8074.5574.2974.0473.7973.5373.2873.0372.7772.5272.2672.0171.7671.5071.25
Guyana92.4293.2093.9994.7795.5596.33
Haiti82.6679.8977.1374.37
Honduras86.8987.8688.8389.7990.7691.7392.7093.2893.8694.4594.9394.0093.8595.0594.9994.95
India84.1985.0485.8886.7287.5788.4188.7489.0789.3989.7290.04
Indonesia98.8797.9597.0398.2899.5499.5599.1898.8099.1099.3999.6899.7099.68
Iran98.1197.1597.7098.2698.2898.3098.3198.3398.1198.19
Iraq88.9186.4684.0081.5579.1076.6474.1971.7369.2866.8264.3761.9259.4657.01
Italy99.8099.8199.8199.8299.8299.8399.8399.8499.8499.8599.85
Jamaica87.31
Jordan99.3399.1398.9398.9498.9598.8998.8298.7699.0599.00
Kazakhstan99.8299.8199.8199.8199.8199.8199.8199.8199.8199.8199.8099.94
Kenya93.3191.8790.4288.9887.5486.0984.6583.2183.7484.2784.8185.3485.8786.4186.94
North Korea100.00
Kuwait99.6998.5298.4098.5798.8199.0698.9098.7499.2599.2099.15
Kyrgyzstan99.6599.6699.6699.6799.6799.6899.6899.6999.6999.7099.70
Laos88.0682.6084.2585.8987.5489.1987.2085.2283.2381.2479.2677.27
Latvia99.7299.7399.7399.7499.7599.7699.7699.7799.7899.7999.7999.80
Lebanon98.4098.7899.16
Lesotho84.8383.6482.4681.2880.1078.9177.7376.5575.3774.1975.2776.3577.4478.5279.61
Liberia63.45
Lithuania99.6699.6899.7099.7299.7499.7599.7799.7999.8199.8399.85
Macau99.4399.4699.4999.5299.5699.5999.6099.6199.6399.6499.6599.6799.6899.7099.7199.73
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)98.99
Madagascar72.6571.9171.1670.4169.6668.9168.1667.4166.6665.9170.0874.2578.41
Malawi74.2775.4076.5377.6678.7872.49
Malaysia97.2197.3397.4497.5697.6897.7997.9198.0398.1598.2698.38
Maldives98.0398.2498.4498.6498.8499.0499.2499.2299.2099.1899.1699.1499.1299.1099.08
Mali47.3849.6351.8854.1256.3756.3257.3758.4259.4760.53
Malta97.4697.6297.7797.9398.0998.2598.40
Marshall Islands98.17
Mauritania67.7367.5467.3567.1666.9766.7866.5966.40
Mauritius93.7294.0894.4494.8095.1695.5395.8996.2596.6196.9797.3397.69
Mexico96.7597.3597.9497.7397.5297.6498.1198.2098.4198.6798.3898.4298.7298.5398.9298.87
Moldova99.4099.4099.3999.3999.3899.3899.3799.3799.3699.3599.3599.3499.34
Mongolia97.0097.1097.2097.3197.4197.5197.6197.7197.8297.9298.02
Montenegro99.4699.4599.4399.4299.4199.4099.3999.3799.36
Morocco80.8082.0583.3084.5585.8186.7387.7888.8394.63
Mozambique74.3675.2776.1977.1078.0178.9379.84
Burma (Myanmar)95.7995.1294.4593.7993.1292.4591.7991.1290.4589.7989.1288.4587.7987.1286.4585.7985.12
Namibia91.1589.8388.5187.1985.8884.5683.2485.7988.3590.9093.46
Nepal80.6281.5482.4783.4084.3285.2586.1887.1088.0388.9689.88
Nicaragua83.6384.0184.3984.7785.16
Niger26.2332.7839.3445.8952.4549.8947.3344.7742.2139.6537.0934.53
Nigeria78.1377.6277.1076.5976.0875.57
Oman97.8797.8297.7797.7397.6897.6397.5297.4197.8498.2798.7099.1399.4398.51
Pakistan76.6579.1079.2679.4279.1479.5078.0480.2979.4079.77
Palau99.7799.0198.25
Panama96.5396.6796.8196.9597.0997.2397.3797.5197.6597.7997.93
Papua New Guinea69.13
Paraguay98.8197.6998.0498.5098.6098.7098.8098.9198.04
Peru97.8097.9298.5198.0198.1598.3098.4498.5898.7298.9499.1699.2499.09
Philippines94.4694.1693.8793.5894.2794.9695.6496.3397.0297.1097.1897.2697.3497.43
Portugal99.39
Puerto Rico98.81
Qatar94.8996.2997.6999.1095.3297.7096.3297.5898.6998.8298.38
Romania97.7497.8998.0398.1798.3198.4598.5998.7398.8799.01
Russia99.6899.6899.6899.6799.6799.6799.6799.6699.66
Rwanda78.5278.3478.1577.9677.7877.5977.4077.2277.0376.8476.6678.8981.12
Samoa99.03
Saint Thomas and Principe95.9794.1392.2890.4488.5986.7584.9083.0686.5790.0993.6097.12
Saudi Arabia98.0797.7997.5197.2396.9597.2197.4797.7498.0098.2698.5298.7899.0499.30
Senegal58.4958.4058.3158.2258.1363.4868.8474.2074.0873.9767.5461.11
Serbia99.3599.4299.4999.5799.6499.72
Seychelles98.7798.7598.7298.7098.6898.6698.6398.6198.59
Sierra Leone59.6160.1660.7161.2561.8062.3562.8963.4463.9864.53
Singapore99.4199.4499.4899.5199.5499.5799.6199.6499.6799.7199.7499.8999.9099.9099.9099.7499.91
South Africa97.0597.4897.9298.3998.4398.5098.5998.6898.68
South Sudan44.08
Spain99.5899.5799.5899.5899.5399.6499.5199.6599.6499.6999.7699.6299.64
Sri Lanka95.0795.4695.8596.2496.6397.0397.1897.3397.5197.69
Sudan85.6983.5781.4479.3177.1875.0572.9270.8068.67
Suriname95.6296.5697.5098.4499.3898.6797.9798.0398.09
Swaziland90.6990.8490.9991.1491.2991.4491.5991.7491.8992.0492.19
Syria97.1495.8894.61
Tajikistan99.84
Tanzania80.9280.3679.8179.2678.7078.1577.6077.0476.4981.8387.1787.1287.0787.01
Thailand98.1098.1298.1598.1798.1998.2297.9097.5997.2796.9696.6497.0997.5397.9897.9998.00
Timor Leste80.49
Togo83.7983.9684.1484.3284.5084.6884.8685.7886.7087.6387.2786.9287.6188.2988.9889.67
Tonga99.3099.3299.3399.3499.3599.37
Tunisia96.4096.8897.3697.8498.1398.1798.2198.2497.9797.2996.61
Turkey98.0298.3698.3798.5898.8099.0299.2199.4599.5999.6999.7599.81
Uganda85.9686.2886.6186.9487.2787.8688.4589.0489.6487.7085.76
Ukraine99.7899.7999.8199.8399.8499.8699.8799.8999.9199.9299.9499.96
United Arab Emirates93.63
Uruguay98.3198.4998.6398.5198.3698.6198.6398.5698.3198.64
Uzbekistan99.8599.8699.8899.8999.9099.9199.9299.9399.9499.9599.9799.9899.99100.00100.00100.00
Venezuela96.3396.6096.8897.1597.4397.7097.9798.1298.2797.5896.8997.3597.8098.2698.7198.44
Vietnam94.3795.5995.7995.9996.1996.3996.5996.7996.9997.1997.40
West Bank and Gaza99.0299.0399.0499.1399.2199.2399.2199.2699.3599.4299.4199.4199.45
Zambia72.6274.3276.0277.7376.2474.7673.2871.7970.3177.2784.2391.20
Zimbabwe89.5988.9288.2687.59

Number of males aged 15 to 24 who can both read and write, with understanding, a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the male population in that age group. Generally, “literacy” also encompasses “numeracy” (i.e., the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations).

Source: UNESCO