Mexico Literacy Rate 1980-2020

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.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2018 was 95.38%, a 0.41% increase from 2017.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2017 was 94.97%, a 0.11% increase from 2016.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2016 was 94.86%, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2015 was 94.47%, a 0.08% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Mexico Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 95.38% 0.41%
2017 94.97% 0.11%
2016 94.86% 0.39%
2015 94.47% -0.08%
2014 94.56% 0.59%
2013 93.96% -0.27%
2012 94.23% 0.71%
2011 93.52% 0.45%
2010 93.07% -0.37%
2009 93.44% 0.52%
2008 92.93% 0.13%
2007 92.80% 1.06%
2006 91.73% 0.10%
2005 91.63% 0.68%
2004 90.95% 0.68%
2002 90.27% -0.26%
2000 90.54% 2.98%
1990 87.56% 4.57%
1980 82.99% 4.57%