Italy: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 99.35
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2019
 Average 98.27
 Min - Max 96.46 - 99.35
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Italy from 1981 to 2019. The average value for Italy during that period was 98.27 percent with a minimum of 96.46 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 99.35 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 99.35 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 27 countries is 90.02 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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