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Costa Rica - Elderly (65+) literacy rate

92.2 (%) in 2015

In 2015, elderly literacy rate for Costa Rica was 92.2 %. Elderly literacy rate of Costa Rica increased from 78.5 % in 1984 to 92.2 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 5.55 %.

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What is elderly literacy rate?

Elderly (65+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 65 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 65 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is Costa Rica elderly literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 92.2 2.02 %
2011 90.4 9.35 %
2000 82.6 5.29 %
1984 78.5

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