Rankings

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Least literate

% adult population 2013-17

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    22.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    32.0
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    32.4
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    33.1
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    34.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    42.0
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    43.7
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    43.9
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    45.6
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    51.9
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    56.0
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    57.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    61.6
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    62.1
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    63.7
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    66.0
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    70.8
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    72.9
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    75.6
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    76.6
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    77.0
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    77.9
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    78.7
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Tunisia
    Result
    79.0
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Cambodia
    Result
    80.5
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    80.8
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Guatemala
    Result
    81.3
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    84.7
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    85.5
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    85.6
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    87.7
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    88.1
  33. Rank
    Country
    Jamaica
    Result
    88.1
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    88.7
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Honduras
    Result
    89.0
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    91.9
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    92.0
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Bolivia
    Result
    92.5
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    92.9
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    93.2
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Dominican Rep.
    Result
    93.8
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    94.2
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Ecuador
    Result
    94.4
  44. Rank
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    94.4
  45. Rank
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    94.4
  46. Rank
    46
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    94.7
  47. Rank
    Country
    Paraguay
    Result
    94.7

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Latest year 2013-17.

Source: UNESCO