Panama Literacy Rate 1980-2021

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.
  • Panama literacy rate for 2018 was 95.41%, a 1.32% increase from 2010.
  • Panama literacy rate for 2010 was 94.09%, a 2.19% increase from 2000.
  • Panama literacy rate for 2000 was 91.90%, a 3.12% increase from 1990.
  • Panama literacy rate for 1990 was 88.78%, a 0.71% increase from 1980.
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%
Panama Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 95.41% 1.32%
2010 94.09% 2.19%
2000 91.90% 3.12%
1990 88.78% 0.71%
1980 88.07% 0.71%