Russia Literacy Rate 1989-2021

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.
  • Russia literacy rate for 2018 was 99.73%, a 0.05% increase from 2010.
  • Russia literacy rate for 2010 was 99.68%, a 0.24% increase from 2002.
  • Russia literacy rate for 2002 was 99.44%, a 1.45% increase from 1989.
  • Russia literacy rate for 1989 was 97.99%, a 97.99% increase from .
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%
Russia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 99.73% 0.05%
2010 99.68% 0.24%
2002 99.44% 1.45%
1989 97.99% 1.45%