Maldives Literacy Rate 1977-2021

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.
  • Maldives literacy rate for 2016 was 97.73%, a 0.88% decline from 2014.
  • Maldives literacy rate for 2014 was 98.61%, a 0.21% increase from 2006.
  • Maldives literacy rate for 2006 was 98.40%, a 2.07% increase from 1995.
  • Maldives literacy rate for 1995 was 96.33%, a 0.31% increase from 1990.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Serbia 98.84%
Maldives 97.73%
Venezuela 97.13%
Turkey 96.17%
Malaysia 94.88%
Mexico 94.86%
Colombia 94.65%
Paraguay 94.65%
Ecuador 94.35%
Peru 94.17%
Dominican Republic 93.78%
Mauritius 93.16%
Brazil 92.81%
Iran 85.54%
Iraq 83.30%
Maldives Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2016 97.73% -0.88%
2014 98.61% 0.21%
2006 98.40% 2.07%
1995 96.33% 0.31%
1990 96.02% 3.79%
1985 92.23% 9.93%
1977 82.30% 9.93%