Uruguay Literacy Rate 1975-2021

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.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2018 was 98.70%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2017 was 98.62%, a 0.05% increase from 2016.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2016 was 98.56%, a 0.04% increase from 2015.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2015 was 98.52%, a 0.09% increase from 2014.
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%
Uruguay Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 98.70% 0.09%
2017 98.62% 0.05%
2016 98.56% 0.04%
2015 98.52% 0.09%
2014 98.44% 0.07%
2013 98.36% -0.03%
2012 98.40% 0.06%
2011 98.34% 0.26%
2010 98.07% -0.19%
2009 98.27% 0.10%
2008 98.16% 0.30%
2007 97.86% 0.07%
2006 97.79% 1.01%
1996 96.78% 1.40%
1985 95.38% 1.52%
1975 93.86% 1.52%