1950 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 9.19
    2. Switzerland 8.84
    3. United States 8.40
    4. Slovakia 8.13
    5. Czech Republic 8.10
    6. Australia 8.04
    7. Canada 7.60
    8. Norway 7.40
    9. Israel 7.30
    10. Belize 7.23
    11. Armenia 7.22
    12. Hungary 7.13
    13. Germany 6.80
    14. Sweden 6.75
    15. Belgium 6.75
    16. Japan 6.73
    17. United Kingdom 6.39
    18. Ireland 6.23
    19. Estonia 6.13
    20. Netherlands 6.08
    21. Austria 5.97
    22. Tonga 5.94
    23. Slovenia 5.86
    24. Iceland 5.70
    25. Croatia 5.66
    26. Denmark 5.51
    27. Poland 5.40
    28. Trinidad and Tobago 5.00
    29. Argentina 4.85
    30. Chile 4.81
    31. Barbados 4.63
    32. South Korea 4.50
    33. Romania 4.38
    34. Ukraine 4.37
    35. Hong Kong 4.36
    36. Uruguay 4.34
    37. France 4.33
    38. Serbia 4.32
    39. Guyana 4.24
    40. Italy 4.21
    41. Greece 4.14
    42. Tajikistan 4.13
    43. Kyrgyzstan 4.04
    44. South Africa 4.03
    45. Finland 3.86
    46. Latvia 3.84
    47. Russia 3.83
    48. Spain 3.83
    49. Bulgaria 3.82
    50. Panama 3.76
    51. Lithuania 3.71
    52. Fiji 3.62
    53. Jamaica 3.59
    54. Cyprus 3.56
    55. Costa Rica 3.55
    56. Cuba 3.49
    57. Sri Lanka 3.40
    58. Luxembourg 3.39
    59. Macau 3.28
    60. Moldova 3.28
    61. Malta 3.23
    62. Taiwan 3.03
    63. Maldives 2.99
    64. Reunion 2.85
    65. Peru 2.83
    66. Singapore 2.71
    67. Paraguay 2.69
    68. Albania 2.60
    69. Kazakhstan 2.59
    70. Ecuador 2.55
    71. Dominican Republic 2.52
    72. Mauritius 2.51
    73. Lesotho 2.47
    74. Vietnam 2.47
    75. Namibia 2.40
    76. Colombia 2.33
    77. Bolivia 2.32
    78. Saudi Arabia 2.31
    79. Philippines 2.21
    80. Mexico 2.19
    81. Malaysia 2.08
    82. Brazil 2.08
    83. Thailand 2.04
    84. Brunei 2.02
    85. Portugal 1.90
    86. Zambia 1.77
    87. Senegal 1.76
    88. Honduras 1.64
    89. Qatar 1.63
    90. Venezuela 1.63
    91. Mongolia 1.61
    92. China 1.61
    93. Zimbabwe 1.58
    94. Nicaragua 1.55
    95. El Salvador 1.53
    96. Kuwait 1.48
    97. Botswana 1.38
    98. Jordan 1.33
    99. Guatemala 1.31
    100. Mauritania 1.27
    101. Laos 1.25
    102. Swaziland 1.23
    103. Tanzania 1.21
    104. Kenya 1.16
    105. Burma (Myanmar) 1.15
    106. Turkey 1.11
    107. Indonesia 1.09
    108. Bahrain 1.00
    109. Pakistan 0.99
    110. India 0.99
    111. Malawi 0.96
    112. Bangladesh 0.93
    113. Uganda 0.89
    114. Algeria 0.85
    115. Syria 0.85
    116. Ivory Coast 0.84
    117. Congo (Brazzaville) 0.79
    118. United Arab Emirates 0.79
    119. Cameroon 0.70
    120. Ghana 0.68
    121. Tunisia 0.65
    122. Haiti 0.59
    123. Congo (Kinshasa) 0.58
    124. Liberia 0.57
    125. Iran 0.54
    126. Egypt 0.52
    127. Papua New Guinea 0.51
    128. Mozambique 0.49
    129. Gabon 0.47
    130. Benin 0.44
    131. Libya 0.44
    132. Cambodia 0.42
    133. Burundi 0.42
    134. Sierra Leone 0.41
    135. Gambia 0.40
    136. Central African Republic 0.39
    137. Togo 0.34
    138. Sudan 0.32
    139. Niger 0.32
    140. Rwanda 0.32
    141. Morocco 0.28
    142. Afghanistan 0.27
    143. Iraq 0.24
    144. Mali 0.15
    145. Nepal 0.11
    146. Yemen 0.02
    2010 Ranking
    1. United States 13.18
    2. Switzerland 13.02
    3. Slovakia 12.82
    4. Czech Republic 12.80
    5. Germany 12.37
    6. Canada 12.32
    7. Israel 12.32
    8. United Kingdom 12.24
    9. Estonia 12.11
    10. South Korea 12.05
    11. Ireland 12.03
    12. Slovenia 11.89
    13. Hungary 11.85
    14. Sweden 11.64
    15. Japan 11.60
    16. Norway 11.59
    17. Australia 11.54
    18. Russia 11.53
    19. Netherlands 11.39
    20. Hong Kong 11.38
    21. Kazakhstan 11.33
    22. Poland 11.32
    23. Denmark 11.30
    24. Croatia 11.30
    25. Belize 11.29
    26. Bulgaria 11.24
    27. Ukraine 11.15
    28. Taiwan 11.09
    29. Cyprus 11.07
    30. Iceland 11.05
    31. Luxembourg 10.99
    32. New Zealand 10.98
    33. Lithuania 10.89
    34. Serbia 10.85
    35. Tonga 10.82
    36. Singapore 10.81
    37. Armenia 10.73
    38. Kyrgyzstan 10.71
    39. Belgium 10.69
    40. France 10.68
    41. Romania 10.67
    42. Latvia 10.65
    43. Trinidad and Tobago 10.63
    44. Malta 10.52
    45. Malaysia 10.44
    46. Moldova 10.40
    47. Tajikistan 10.30
    48. Greece 10.30
    49. Spain 10.27
    50. Cuba 10.16
    51. Sri Lanka 10.06
    52. Fiji 9.96
    53. Albania 9.93
    54. Jamaica 9.87
    55. Finland 9.84
    56. Chile 9.78
    57. South Africa 9.69
    58. Italy 9.63
    59. Austria 9.60
    60. Jordan 9.59
    61. Botswana 9.55
    62. Argentina 9.51
    63. Barbados 9.45
    64. Panama 9.27
    65. Mongolia 9.20
    66. United Arab Emirates 9.07
    67. Colombia 8.95
    68. Peru 8.88
    69. Iran 8.88
    70. Mauritius 8.86
    71. Mexico 8.79
    72. Guyana 8.79
    73. Brunei 8.74
    74. Macau 8.54
    75. Saudi Arabia 8.53
    76. Philippines 8.43
    77. Qatar 8.43
    78. Venezuela 8.41
    79. Gabon 8.39
    80. Bolivia 8.25
    81. Uruguay 8.17
    82. Libya 8.00
    83. Thailand 7.99
    84. Costa Rica 7.97
    85. China 7.95
    86. Reunion 7.90
    87. Brazil 7.89
    88. Dominican Republic 7.85
    89. El Salvador 7.77
    90. Zimbabwe 7.61
    91. Indonesia 7.61
    92. Ecuador 7.60
    93. Paraguay 7.57
    94. Portugal 7.52
    95. Tunisia 7.48
    96. Zambia 7.32
    97. Iraq 7.16
    98. Egypt 7.15
    99. Vietnam 7.15
    100. Bahrain 7.06
    101. Turkey 7.05
    102. Ghana 7.00
    103. Syria 6.70
    104. Algeria 6.68
    105. Nicaragua 6.61
    106. Kuwait 6.34
    107. India 6.24
    108. Honduras 6.19
    109. Namibia 6.17
    110. Cameroon 6.15
    111. Kenya 6.14
    112. Maldives 6.02
    113. Congo (Brazzaville) 5.94
    114. Bangladesh 5.91
    115. Lesotho 5.85
    116. Tanzania 5.81
    117. Uganda 5.70
    118. Togo 5.49
    119. Haiti 5.11
    120. Swaziland 5.06
    121. Pakistan 5.02
    122. Laos 5.02
    123. Morocco 4.96
    124. Burma (Myanmar) 4.85
    125. Malawi 4.81
    126. Cambodia 4.72
    127. Ivory Coast 4.65
    128. Guatemala 4.57
    129. Mauritania 4.53
    130. Benin 4.43
    131. Rwanda 4.36
    132. Papua New Guinea 4.26
    133. Sierra Leone 4.23
    134. Nepal 4.23
    135. Liberia 4.20
    136. Afghanistan 3.85
    137. Gambia 3.77
    138. Central African Republic 3.76
    139. Yemen 3.68
    140. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.66
    141. Burundi 3.35
    142. Sudan 3.21
    143. Senegal 2.74
    144. Mali 1.97
    145. Mozambique 1.93
    146. Niger 1.88

    Estimates of average total years of schooling for 15-64 year-olds from census data and interpolation procedures. Also includes projections.

    Source: Barro, Robert and Jong-Wha Lee, 2013, "A New Data Set of Educational Attainment in the World, 1950-2010." Journal of Development Economics, vol 104, pp.184-198.