El Salvador Literacy Rate 1992-2020

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.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2018 was 89.01%, a 0.53% increase from 2017.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2017 was 88.48%, a 0.34% increase from 2016.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2016 was 88.14%, a 0.17% increase from 2015.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2015 was 87.97%, a 1.2% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
El Salvador Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 89.01% 0.53%
2017 88.48% 0.34%
2016 88.14% 0.17%
2015 87.97% 1.20%
2013 86.77% 1.27%
2011 85.49% 1.00%
2010 84.49% 0.39%
2009 84.10% 0.15%
2008 83.95% 1.92%
2007 82.03% -1.53%
2006 83.56% 9.42%
1992 74.14% 9.42%