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Adult (15+) literacy rate


In 2015, adult literacy rate in Brazil was 92.6 %. In the ranking by adult literacy rate including 152 countries, Brazil has the 23rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Bolivia and the Chile. Compared to Brunei Darussalam which at the top of the ranking with adult literacy rate of 96.7 % in 2015, Brazil has 4.21 % percent lower adult literacy rate.

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What is adult literacy rate?

Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 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 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.