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Monday, January 25, 2010

List of Countries by Literacy Rate

List of countries by literacy rate, as included in the United Nations Development Programme Report 2005.
Rank Country Literacy Rate
1 Australia 99.9
1 Austria 99.9
1 Belgium 99.9
1 Canada 99.9
1 Czech Republic 99.9
1 Denmark 99.9
1 Finland 99.9
1 France 99.9
1 Georgia 99.9
1 Germany 99.9
1 Iceland 99.9
1 Ireland 99.9
1 Japan 99.9
1 Luxembourg 99.9
1 Netherlands 99.9
1 New Zealand 99.9
1 Norway 99.9
1 Sweden 99.9
1 Switzerland 99.9
1 United States 99.9
1 United Kingdom 99.9
21 Estonia 99.8
22 Trinidad and Tobago 99.7
23 Barbados 99.7
23 Latvia 99.7
23 Poland 99.7
23 Slovenia 99.7
27 Belarus 99.6
27 Lithuania 99.6
27 Slovakia 99.6
30 Kazakhstan 99.5
30 Tajikistan 99.5
32 Armenia 99.4
32 Russian Federation 99.4
32 Ukraine 99.4
35 Hungary 99.3
35 Uzbekistan 99.3
37 Tonga 98.9
38 Azerbaijan 98.8
38 Turkmenistan 98.8
40 Albania 98.7
40 Kyrgyzstan 98.7
40 Samoa 98.7
43 Italy 98.5
45 Bulgaria 98.2
46 Croatia 98.1
47 South Korea 97.9
48 Mongolia 97.8
48 Saint Kitts and Nevis 97.8
50 Spain 97.7
51 Uruguay 97.7
53 Romania 97.3
54 Argentina 97.2
56 Cuba 96.9
56 Israel 96.9
58 Cyprus 96.8
59 Guyana 96.5
60 Moldova 96.2
61 Republic of Macedonia 96.1
61 Taiwan 96.1
62 Grenada 96.0
63 Costa Rica 95.8
64 Chile 95.7
65 Bahamas 95.5
66 Bosnia and Herzegovina 94.6
67 Colombia 94.2
68 Hong Kong S.A.R. of the People's Republic of China 93.5
69 Venezuela 93.0
70 Fiji 92.9
71 Brunei 92.7
72 Philippines 92.6
72 Thailand 92.6
74 Malta 92.5
74 Portugal 92.5
74 Singapore 92.5
75 Palestinian territories 91.9
75 Panama 91.9
75 Seychelles 91.9
78 Paraguay 91.6
52 Greece 91.5
79 Ecuador 91.0
80 People's Republic of China (mainland only) 90.9
81 Sri Lanka 90.4
82 Mexico 90.3
82 Vietnam 90.3
84 Saint Lucia 90.1
85 Zimbabwe 90.0
86 Jordan 89.9
87 Myanmar 89.7
88 Qatar 89.2
89 Malaysia 88.7
90 Brazil 88.4
91 Turkey 88.3
92 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 88.1
93 Dominica 88.0
93 Suriname 88.0
95 Indonesia 87.9
96 Bahrain 87.7
96 Dominican Republic 87.7
96 Peru 87.7
99 Jamaica 87.6
100 Bolivia 86.5
100 Lebanon 86.5
102 Antigua and Barbuda 85.8
103 Namibia 85.0
104 Mauritius 84.3
105 Equatorial Guinea 84.2
106 São Tomé and Principe 83.1
107 Kuwait 82.9
107 Syria 82.9
109 Congo 82.8
110 South Africa 82.4
111 Libya 81.7
112 Lesotho 81.4
113 Iran 80.0
113 Honduras 80.0
115 El Salvador 79.7
116 Saudi Arabia 79.4
117 Swaziland 79.2
118 Botswana 78.9
119 United Arab Emirates 77.3
120 Belize 76.9
121 Nicaragua 76.7
122 Solomon Islands 76.6
123 Cape Verde 75.7
124 Oman 74.4
125 Tunisia 74.3
126 Vanuatu 74.0
127 Cambodia 73.6
127 Kenya 73.6
129 Gabon 71.0
130 Madagascar 70.6
131 Algeria 69.8
132 Tanzania 69.4
133 Guatemala 69.1
134 Uganda 68.9
135 Laos 68.7
136 Cameroon 67.9
136 Zambia 67.9
138 Angola 66.8
138 Nigeria 66.8
140 Djibouti 65.5
141 Democratic Republic of Congo 65.3
142 Malawi 64.1
143 Rwanda 64.0
144 India 61.0
145 Sudan 59.0
146 Burundi 58.9
147 Timor-Leste 58.6
148 Papua New Guinea 57.3
149 Eritrea 56.7
150 Comoros 56.2
152 Ghana 54.1
153 Togo 53.0
154 Haiti 51.9
155 Mauritania 51.2
156 Morocco 50.7
157 Yemen 49.0
158 Pakistan 48.7
159 Central African Republic 48.6
159 Nepal 48.6
161 Côte d’Ivoire 48.1
162 Bhutan 47.0
163 Mozambique 46.5
164 Ethiopia 41.5
165 Bangladesh 41.1
166 Guinea 41.0
167 Guinea-Bissau 39.6
168 Senegal 39.3
169 Gambia 37.8
170 Afghanistan 36.0
171 Benin 33.6
172 Sierra Leone 29.6
173 Chad 25.5
174 Egypt 25.1
174 Mali 19.0
175 Niger 14.4
176 Burkina Faso 12.8

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