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Literacy rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 3 countries was 94.97 percent. The highest value was in Costa Rica: 98.04 percent and the lowest value was in Puerto Rico: 92.4 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 Literacy rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Costa Rica 98.04 1 1984 - 2021
Ecuador 94.48 2 1982 - 2022
Puerto Rico 92.4 3 1980 - 2021



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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