Greece: Literacy rate

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 Greece

Literacy rate

 Latest value 93.91
 Year 2009
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2009
 Average 93.26
 Min - Max 90.51 - 95.99
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Greece from 1981 to 2009. The average value for Greece during that period was 93.26 percent with a minimum of 90.51 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 95.99 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2009 is 93.91 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2009 based on 31 countries is 85.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.49 2009 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 9.38 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 98.86 2021 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.95 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.07 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 93.28 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 98.64 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 105.53 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 150.20 2021 percent
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 PISA reading scores 438.441 2022 index points
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