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Literacy rate, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 2 countries was 98.48 percent.The highest value was in Spain: 98.59 percent and the lowest value was in North Macedonia: 98.36 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 Literacy rate, 2020 Global rank Available data
Spain 98.59 1 1981 - 2020
North Macedonia 98.36 2 1994 - 2020


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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