As of one year ago, the 10 most literate countries in the world didn’t include any countries you might expect… Before reading this list, see if you can guess which ones made the cut!

Literacy is usually defined as percentage of males and females who can read and write at or above age 15.


1. Finland

2. Greenland

3. Luxembourg

4. Azerbaijan

5. Cuba

6. Estonia

7. Latvia

8. Barbados

9. Georgia

10. Lithuania



Sarah Forrest is a part of the Oxford Learning Solutions team and enjoys helping children reach reading take-off through Easyread, an online course for children with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, highly visual learning styles and more.