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Literacy rate - country data from around the world:

The average for 2016 was 87.82 percent. The highest value was in Andorra: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 22.31 percent. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Literacy rate.


Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.