Spain Literacy Rate 1981-2021

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.
  • Spain literacy rate for 2018 was 98.44%, a 0.19% increase from 2016.
  • Spain literacy rate for 2016 was 98.25%, a 0.11% increase from 2015.
  • Spain literacy rate for 2015 was 98.14%, a 0.05% increase from 2014.
  • Spain literacy rate for 2014 was 98.09%, a 0.01% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
San Marino 99.92%
Latvia 99.89%
Italy 99.16%
Argentina 99.00%
Uruguay 98.70%
Spain 98.44%
Greece 97.94%
Aruba 97.81%
Bahrain 97.46%
Singapore 97.34%
Brunei 97.21%
Portugal 96.14%
Kuwait 96.06%
Seychelles 95.87%
Oman 95.65%
Panama 95.41%
Malta 94.50%
Spain Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 98.44% 0.19%
2016 98.25% 0.11%
2015 98.14% 0.05%
2014 98.09% 0.01%
2013 98.08% 0.18%
2012 97.89% 0.11%
2011 97.78% 0.03%
2010 97.75% 0.07%
2009 97.68% 0.05%
2008 97.63% -0.31%
2007 97.94% 0.19%
2006 97.75% 0.00%
2005 97.75% 0.59%
2004 97.17% 0.67%
1991 96.50% 3.69%
1981 92.81% 3.69%