Uruguay Literacy Rate 1975-2022

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.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2019 was 98.77%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2018 was 98.70%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2017 was 98.62%, a 0.05% increase from 2016.
  • Uruguay literacy rate for 2016 was 98.56%, a 0.04% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Italy 99.35%
Uruguay 98.77%
Singapore 97.48%
Panama 95.74%
UAE 95.53%
Uruguay Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 98.77% 0.07%
2018 98.70% 0.09%
2017 98.62% 0.05%
2016 98.56% 0.04%
2015 98.52% 0.09%
2014 98.44% 0.07%
2013 98.36% -0.03%
2012 98.40% 0.06%
2011 98.34% 0.26%
2010 98.07% -0.19%
2009 98.27% 0.10%
2008 98.16% 0.30%
2007 97.86% 0.07%
2006 97.79% 1.01%
1996 96.78% 1.40%
1985 95.38% 1.52%
1975 93.86% 1.52%