Philippines 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.
  • Philippines literacy rate for 2019 was 96.28%, a 1.9% decline from 2015.
  • Philippines literacy rate for 2015 was 98.18%, a 1.78% increase from 2013.
  • Philippines literacy rate for 2013 was 96.40%, a 0.98% increase from 2008.
  • Philippines literacy rate for 2008 was 95.42%, a 2.83% increase from 2003.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 100.00%
Georgia 99.56%
West Bank and Gaza 97.38%
Philippines 96.28%
Vietnam 95.75%
Sri Lanka 92.25%
El Salvador 89.14%
Myanmar 89.07%
Honduras 88.51%
Bangladesh 74.68%
Pakistan 58.00%
Philippines Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 96.28% -1.90%
2015 98.18% 1.78%
2013 96.40% 0.98%
2008 95.42% 2.83%
2003 92.59% -0.01%
2000 92.60% -1.32%
1994 93.92% 0.34%
1990 93.57% 10.26%
1980 83.32% 10.26%