List of Brazilian states by literacy rate

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The figures are based on the 2010 census by IBGE.

Brazilian states by illiteracy rate.
  below 4.5%
  4.5 to 9.0%
  9.0 to 13.5%
  13.5 to 18.0%
  above 18.0%
Rank State Illiteracy (%) Comparable country (%)
1 Distrito Federal 1.08  Canada (1.12%)
2 Santa Catarina 1.15   Switzerland (1.18%)
3 Rio de Janeiro 1.75  France (1.55%)
4 São Paulo 2.10  United States (1.98%)
5 Rio Grande do Sul 3.47  China (3.55%)
6 Paraná 4.55  South Africa (4.5%)
7 Mato Grosso do Sul 8.59  Mongolia (8.7%)
8 Goiás 8.77  Qatar (8.7%)
9 Espírito Santo 8.84  Myanmar (8.6%)
10 Minas Gerais 8.86  Myanmar (9%)
11 Mato Grosso 8.88  Indonesia (8.9%)
12 Amapá 8.89  Myanmar (9%)
13 Rondônia 8.97  Jordan (9%)
 Brazil 9.49 __
14 Amazonas 9.82  United Arab Emirates (9.9%)
15 Roraima 10.18  Hong Kong (10%)
16 Pará 11.69  Kuwait (11.5%)
17 Tocantins 12.02  Iran (12.3%)
18 Acre 14.83  Namibia (14.9%)
19 Bahia 16.71  Guyana (16.3%)
- Brasilia 17.32  Guyana (17.6%)
20 Pernambuco 17.66  Guyana (17.4%)
21 Sergipe 17.89  Guyana (18%)
22 Ceará 18.23  Guyana (18.6%)
23 Rio Grande do Norte 20.16  Laos (20%)
24 Maranhão 26.7  Honduras (26.9%)
25 Paraíba 36.8  Bangladesh (37%)
26 Piauí 40.4  Morocco (40.9%)
27 Alagoas 45.9  Haiti (46%)

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