Brazil: Literacy rate

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 Brazil

Literacy rate

 Latest value 94.69
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average 90.10
 Min - Max 74.59 - 94.69
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Brazil during that period was 90.1 percent with a minimum of 74.59 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 94.69 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 94.69 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 44 countries is 77.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Brazil - Literacy rate - Recent values chart

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Brazil - Literacy rate - historical chart - 1980-2022




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.

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 Education spending, percent of government spending 12.28 2020 percent
 Literacy rate 94.69 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.62 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.23 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.42 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 20.22 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 89.65 1994 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.95 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.05 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.32 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 85.94 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 103.47 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 106.65 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 56.83 2021 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 93.00 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 378.691 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 410.357 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 403.001 2022 index points
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