Portugal Literacy Rate 1981-2024

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.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2021 was 96.78%, a 0.64% increase from 2018.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2018 was 96.14%, a 1.66% increase from 2011.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2011 was 94.48%, a 6.53% increase from 1991.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 1991 was 87.95%, a 8.51% increase from 1981.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Latvia 99.89%
Estonia 99.87%
Lithuania 99.83%
Poland 99.80%
Croatia 99.45%
Cyprus 99.36%
Hungary 99.10%
Cayman Islands 98.87%
UAE 98.13%
Brunei 97.59%
Macao 97.11%
Chile 97.04%
Portugal 96.78%
Malta 94.94%
Puerto Rico 92.40%
Portugal Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 96.78% 0.64%
2018 96.14% 1.66%
2011 94.48% 6.53%
1991 87.95% 8.51%
1981 79.44% 8.51%