Peru Literacy Rate 1981-2022

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.
  • Peru literacy rate for 2020 was 94.50%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Peru literacy rate for 2018 was 94.41%, a 0.26% increase from 2017.
  • Peru literacy rate for 2017 was 94.15%, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
  • Peru literacy rate for 2016 was 94.17%, a 0.01% 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%
Peru Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 94.50% 0.09%
2018 94.41% 0.26%
2017 94.15% -0.02%
2016 94.17% 0.01%
2015 94.16% 0.45%
2014 93.71% -0.13%
2012 93.84% 4.25%
2007 89.59% 0.89%
2006 88.70% 0.79%
2005 87.91% 0.24%
2004 87.67% 0.52%
1993 87.15% 5.23%
1981 81.92% 5.23%