Brazil Literacy Rate 1980-2023

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.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2021 was 94.30%, a 1.07% increase from 2018.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2018 was 93.23%, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2017 was 93.08%, a 0.27% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil literacy rate for 2016 was 92.81%, a 0.76% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Cuba 99.67%
Tonga 99.40%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.98%
Romania 98.90%
Albania 98.45%
Jordan 98.42%
Bulgaria 98.42%
Bosnia 98.10%
Costa Rica 98.04%
Maldives 97.86%
Venezuela 97.50%
Dominican Republic 95.17%
Suriname 95.00%
Ecuador 94.48%
Brazil 94.30%
Thailand 94.10%
Namibia 92.25%
Mauritius 92.15%
Guyana 88.85%
Iran 88.74%
Gabon 85.46%
Guatemala 83.35%
Brazil Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 94.30% 1.07%
2018 93.23% 0.15%
2017 93.08% 0.27%
2016 92.81% 0.76%
2015 92.05% 0.32%
2014 91.73% 0.25%
2013 91.48% 0.15%
2012 91.34% -0.07%
2011 91.41% 1.03%
2010 90.38% 0.08%
2009 90.30% 0.26%
2008 90.04% 0.03%
2007 90.01% 0.39%
2006 89.62% 1.00%
2004 88.62% 2.25%
2000 86.37% 11.78%
1980 74.59% 11.78%