* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Female literacy rate, ages 15-24, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 49 countries was 95.35 percent. The highest value was in Ukraine: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 41.59 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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Countries Female literacy rate, ages 15-24, 2021 Global rank Available data
Ukraine 100 1 2001 - 2021
Uzbekistan 100 2 2000 - 2022
Estonia 99.99 3 1989 - 2021
Macao 99.96 4 1981 - 2021
Lithuania 99.95 5 1989 - 2021
Russia 99.93 6 1989 - 2021
Cyprus 99.91 7 1992 - 2021
Poland 99.9 8 1978 - 2021
Latvia 99.86 9 1989 - 2021
Brunei 99.83 10 1981 - 2021
Croatia 99.78 11 1991 - 2021
Portugal 99.75 12 1981 - 2021
Moldova 99.7 13 1989 - 2021
Malta 99.63 14 1985 - 2021
Costa Rica 99.61 15 1984 - 2021
UA Emirates 99.59 16 1975 - 2022
Mauritius 99.58 17 1990 - 2021
Jordan 99.56 18 1979 - 2021
Bolivia 99.54 19 1976 - 2021
Romania 99.5 20 1992 - 2021
Tonga 99.5 21 1976 - 2021
Brazil 99.49 22 1980 - 2022
Samoa 99.4 23 1991 - 2021
Colombia 99.34 24 1993 - 2021
Maldives 99.32 25 1977 - 2021
Panama 99.24 26 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 99.24 27 1982 - 2021
Uruguay 99.22 28 1975 - 2021
Peru 99.18 29 1981 - 2021
Sri Lanka 99.14 30 1981 - 2021
Fiji 99.12 31 2021 - 2021
Thailand 99.1 32 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 98.97 33 1981 - 2022
Montenegro 98.91 34 1981 - 2021
Hungary 98.9 35 1980 - 2021
Suriname 98.7 36 2004 - 2021
Bulgaria 97.83 37 2001 - 2021
South Africa 97.48 38 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 97.2 39 1979 - 2021
Namibia 96.62 40 1991 - 2021
Ecuador 96.51 41 1982 - 2022
Nepal 93.25 42 1981 - 2021
Puerto Rico 92.4 43 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 90.3 44 1978 - 2021
Madagascar 83.04 45 2000 - 2022
R. of Congo 79.5 46 1984 - 2021
Mauritania 75.03 47 2000 - 2021
Guinea 49.09 48 1996 - 2021
Afghanistan 41.59 49 1979 - 2021



Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
100.00
100.00
99.99
99.96
99.95
99.93
99.91
99.90
99.86
99.83
99.78
99.75
99.70
99.63
99.61
99.59
99.58
99.56
99.54
99.50
99.50
99.49
99.40
99.34
99.32
99.24
99.24
99.22
99.18
99.14
99.12
99.10
98.97
98.91
98.90
98.70
97.83
97.48
97.20
96.62
96.51
93.25
92.40
90.30
83.04
79.50
75.03
49.09
41.59
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