Guatemala Literacy Rate 1994-2022

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.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2018 was 80.81%, a 0.48% decline from 2014.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2014 was 81.29%, a 4.25% increase from 2013.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2013 was 77.04%, a 1.23% decline from 2012.
  • Guatemala literacy rate for 2012 was 78.26%, a 9.16% increase from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
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Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
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Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
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Algeria 81.41%
Guatemala 80.81%
Guatemala Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 80.81% -0.48%
2014 81.29% 4.25%
2013 77.04% -1.23%
2012 78.26% 9.16%
2002 69.10% 4.89%
1994 64.21% 4.89%