El Salvador Literacy Rate 1992-2022

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.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2020 was 89.98%, a 0.85% increase from 2019.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2019 was 89.14%, a 0.13% increase from 2018.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2018 was 89.01%, a 0.53% increase from 2017.
  • El Salvador literacy rate for 2017 was 88.48%, a 0.34% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Bangladesh 74.91%
El Salvador Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 89.98% 0.85%
2019 89.14% 0.13%
2018 89.01% 0.53%
2017 88.48% 0.34%
2016 88.14% 0.17%
2015 87.97% 1.20%
2013 86.77% 1.27%
2011 85.49% 1.00%
2010 84.49% 0.39%
2009 84.10% 0.15%
2008 83.95% 1.92%
2007 82.03% -1.53%
2006 83.56% 9.42%
1992 74.14% 9.42%