Philippines: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 96.28
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2019
 Average 93.59
 Min - Max 83.32 - 98.18
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for the Philippines from 1980 to 2019. The average value for the Philippines during that period was 93.59 percent with a minimum of 83.32 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 98.18 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2019 is 96.28 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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Philippines - Literacy rate - Recent values chart

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Philippines - Literacy rate - historical chart - 1980-2019

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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