Dominican Republic Literacy Rate 1981-2020

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.
  • Dominican Republic literacy rate for 2016 was 93.78%, a 1.79% increase from 2015.
  • Dominican Republic literacy rate for 2015 was 91.99%, a 0.23% increase from 2014.
  • Dominican Republic literacy rate for 2014 was 91.76%, a 0.91% increase from 2013.
  • Dominican Republic literacy rate for 2013 was 90.86%, a 0.7% increase from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Serbia 98.84%
Maldives 97.74%
Venezuela 97.13%
Turkey 96.17%
Mexico 94.86%
Colombia 94.65%
Paraguay 94.65%
Ecuador 94.35%
Peru 94.17%
Dominican Republic 93.78%
Malaysia 93.73%
Mauritius 93.16%
Brazil 92.81%
Iran 85.54%
Iraq 83.30%
Dominican Republic Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2016 93.78% 1.79%
2015 91.99% 0.23%
2014 91.76% 0.91%
2013 90.86% 0.70%
2012 90.16% 0.05%
2011 90.11% 0.57%
2010 89.54% 1.29%
2007 88.24% 1.25%
2002 87.00% 13.93%
1981 73.06% 13.93%