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Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 7 countries was 98.74 percent.The highest value was in Armenia: 99.87 percent and the lowest value was in Bangladesh: 94.46 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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Countries Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24, 2020 Global rank Available data
Armenia 99.87 1 1989 - 2020
Indonesia 99.78 2 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 99.5 3 1992 - 2020
Kuwait 99.3 4 1975 - 2020
Palestine 99.23 5 1997 - 2020
Mongolia 99.07 6 2000 - 2020
Bangladesh 94.46 7 1981 - 2020


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.
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