Ecuador Literacy Rate 1982-2024

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.
  • Ecuador literacy rate for 2021 was 94.48%, a 0.86% increase from 2020.
  • Ecuador literacy rate for 2020 was 93.63%, a 0.8% increase from 2017.
  • Ecuador literacy rate for 2017 was 92.83%, a 1.52% decline from 2016.
  • Ecuador literacy rate for 2016 was 94.35%, a 0.11% decline 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%
Ecuador Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 94.48% 0.86%
2020 93.63% 0.80%
2017 92.83% -1.52%
2016 94.35% -0.11%
2015 94.46% 0.23%
2014 94.22% 0.93%
2013 93.29% 1.23%
2012 92.06% 0.48%
2011 91.59% -0.27%
2010 91.85% -0.40%
2009 92.25% -0.14%
2008 92.39% 0.29%
2007 92.10% 1.11%
2001 90.98% 2.69%
1990 88.30% 4.75%
1982 83.55% 4.75%