* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Literacy rate, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 78 countries was 84.97 percent.The highest value was in Uzbekistan: 99.99 percent and the lowest value was in Niger: 35.05 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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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.
Literacy rate in the European union
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