Guatemala Literacy Rate 1994-2021

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.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2014 was 81.29%, a 4.25% increase from 2013.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2013 was 77.04%, a 1.23% decline from 2012.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2012 was 78.26%, a 9.16% increase from 2002.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2002 was 69.10%, a 4.89% increase from 1994.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Turkmenistan 99.70%
Maldives 98.61%
Grenada 98.60%
North Macedonia 97.80%
Turkey 95.44%
Paraguay 95.03%
Mexico 94.56%
Ecuador 94.22%
Colombia 94.19%
South Africa 94.14%
Peru 93.71%
Mauritius 92.47%
Dominican Republic 91.76%
Brazil 91.73%
Jamaica 88.10%
Guyana 85.64%
Iran 84.71%
Iraq 82.20%
Guatemala 81.29%
Guatemala Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2014 81.29% 4.25%
2013 77.04% -1.23%
2012 78.26% 9.16%
2002 69.10% 4.89%
1994 64.21% 4.89%