Maldives Literacy Rate 1977-2024

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.
  • Maldives literacy rate for 2021 was 97.86%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
  • 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 2000.
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%
Maldives Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 97.86% 0.13%
2016 97.73% -0.88%
2014 98.61% 0.21%
2006 98.40% 2.07%
2000 96.33% 0.00%
1995 96.33% 0.31%
1990 96.02% 3.79%
1985 92.23% 9.93%
1977 82.30% 9.93%