Costa Rica Literacy Rate 1984-2024

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.
  • Costa Rica literacy rate for 2021 was 98.04%, a 0.18% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica literacy rate for 2018 was 97.86%, a 0.46% increase from 2011.
  • Costa Rica literacy rate for 2011 was 97.41%, a 2.54% increase from 2000.
  • Costa Rica literacy rate for 2000 was 94.87%, a 2.24% increase from 1984.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Cuba 99.67%
Tonga 99.40%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.98%
Romania 98.90%
Albania 98.45%
Jordan 98.42%
Bulgaria 98.42%
Bosnia 98.10%
Costa Rica 98.04%
Maldives 97.86%
Venezuela 97.50%
Dominican Republic 95.17%
Suriname 95.00%
Ecuador 94.48%
Brazil 94.30%
Thailand 94.10%
Namibia 92.25%
Mauritius 92.15%
Guyana 88.85%
Iran 88.74%
Gabon 85.46%
Guatemala 83.35%
Costa Rica Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 98.04% 0.18%
2018 97.86% 0.46%
2011 97.41% 2.54%
2000 94.87% 2.24%
1984 92.63% 2.24%