Mexico Literacy Rate 1980-2022

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.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2020 was 95.25%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2018 was 95.38%, a 0.41% increase from 2017.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2017 was 94.97%, a 0.11% increase from 2016.
  • Mexico literacy rate for 2016 was 94.86%, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Armenia 99.79%
Colombia 95.64%
Mexico 95.25%
Paraguay 94.54%
Peru 94.50%
Ecuador 93.63%
Mexico Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 95.25% -0.13%
2018 95.38% 0.41%
2017 94.97% 0.11%
2016 94.86% 0.39%
2015 94.47% -0.08%
2014 94.56% 0.59%
2013 93.96% -0.27%
2012 94.23% 0.71%
2011 93.52% 0.45%
2010 93.07% -0.37%
2009 93.44% 0.52%
2008 92.93% 0.13%
2007 92.80% 1.06%
2006 91.73% 0.10%
2005 91.63% 0.68%
2004 90.95% 0.68%
2002 90.27% -0.26%
2000 90.54% 2.98%
1990 87.56% 4.57%
1980 82.99% 4.57%