World's Most Literate Nations

Rank Breakdown

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Nation

Final Rank

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Education - Test Scores

Albania
54
59
55
31
32
60
Argentina
47
42
5
51.5
52
59
Australia
16
13
29
33
18
14
Austria
26
19
39
24
23
30
Belgium
18
21
4
46
29
10
Botswana
61
61
46
50
57
41
Brazil
43
47
1
45
45
55
Bulgaria
34
43
53
13
11
37
Canada
11
12
26
27
24
6
Chile
37
45
10
34
37
47
China
39
53
48
61
16
5
Colombia
57
51
27
54
61
52
Costa Rica
46
48
6.5
48
58
48.5
Croatia
44
34
60
49
26
31
Cyprus
33
28
32
11
39
46
Czech Republic
23
29
49
12
5
24.5
Denmark
4
3
15.5
20
17
15
Estonia
14
25
44
1
22
8
Finland
1
8
18
10
1
2.5
France
12
20
15.5
25
14
21.5
Georgia
51
54
57
16
56
43
Germany
8
10
14
47
3
12.5
Greece
40
39
51
8
51
39
Hungary
29
32
58
9
21
18.5
Iceland
3
2
19
4
13
29
Indonesia
60
60
54
36.5
55
45
Ireland
24
16
23
43
33
9
Israel
19
18
2
23
35
32
Italy
25
35
21
21
37
20
Japan
32
27
52
28
40
4
Latvia
9
33
24
2
9
24.5
Lithuania
31
38
42
19
15
35
Luxembourg
13
4
25
35
7
27
Malaysia
53
36
50
44
50
56
Malta
21
24
8
26
6
51
Mauritius
48
49
28
57
27.5
58
Mexico
38
55
3
40.5
30
54
Morocco
58
50
35
60
60
40
Netherlands
10
1
6.5
53
25
7
New Zealand
15
14
17
39
19
11
Norway
2
5
20
3
2
23
Panama
55
52
31
55.5
41
61
Poland
20
31
13
5
47
17
Portugal
42
37
43
38
46
28
Qatar
45
7
56
58
37
50
Romania
41
41
41
15
49
42
Russia
27
40
30
17
27.5
21.5
Serbia
49
44
59
22
48
48.5
Singapore
36
9
61
59
34
1
Slovak Republic
30
22
38
6
43
33
Slovenia
28
26
40
14
20
36
South Africa
56
57
37
51.5
59
38
South Korea
22
17
47
42
8
2.5
Spain
35
30
33
18
42
34
Sweden
5
6
34
7
10
18.5
Switzerland
6
15
11
32
4
16
Thailand
59
56
45
40.5
53
53
Tunisia
52
58
36
36.5
44
57
Turkey
50
46
22
55.5
54
44
United Kingdom
17
11
12
29.5
31
26
United States
7
23
9
29.5
12
12.5
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