UAE Literacy Rate 1975-2021

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • UAE literacy rate for 2015 was 93.23%, a 3.19% increase from 2005.
  • UAE literacy rate for 2005 was 90.03%, a 18.8% increase from 1985.
  • UAE literacy rate for 1985 was 71.24%, a 17.72% increase from 1975.
  • UAE literacy rate for 1975 was 53.51%, a 53.51% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Argentina 99.18%
Antigua and Barbuda 98.95%
Uruguay 98.52%
Spain 98.14%
Chile 96.87%
Singapore 96.83%
Palau 96.59%
Kuwait 95.69%
UAE 93.23%
Oman 93.04%
UAE Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2015 93.23% 3.19%
2005 90.03% 18.80%
1985 71.24% 17.72%
1975 53.51% 17.72%