Brazil Literacy Rate 1980-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2018 was 93.23%, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2017 was 93.08%, a 0.27% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2016 was 92.81%, a 0.76% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2015 was 92.05%, a 0.32% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Brazil Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 93.23% 0.15%
2017 93.08% 0.27%
2016 92.81% 0.76%
2015 92.05% 0.32%
2014 91.73% 0.25%
2013 91.48% 0.15%
2012 91.34% -0.07%
2011 91.41% 1.03%
2010 90.38% 0.08%
2009 90.30% 0.26%
2008 90.04% 0.03%
2007 90.01% 0.39%
2006 89.62% 1.00%
2004 88.62% 2.25%
2000 86.37% 11.78%
1980 74.59% 11.78%