Egypt Literacy Rate 1976-2024

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.
  • Egypt literacy rate for 2021 was 73.09%, a 1.92% increase from 2017.
  • Egypt literacy rate for 2017 was 71.17%, a 1.27% decline from 2013.
  • Egypt literacy rate for 2013 was 72.44%, a 1.42% decline from 2012.
  • Egypt literacy rate for 2012 was 73.87%, a 1.82% increase from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Ukraine 100.00%
Moldova 99.60%
Sao Tome and Principe 93.80%
Cabo Verde 90.78%
Vanuatu 89.10%
Lao PDR 87.07%
Cambodia 83.91%
Tunisia 82.70%
Kenya 82.62%
Lesotho 81.02%
Republic of Congo 80.61%
Morocco 75.93%
Egypt 73.09%
Angola 72.28%
Bhutan 70.95%
Mauritania 66.96%
Egypt Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 73.09% 1.92%
2017 71.17% -1.27%
2013 72.44% -1.42%
2012 73.87% 1.82%
2010 72.05% 5.68%
2006 66.37% -0.96%
2005 67.33% 11.74%
1996 55.59% 11.16%
1986 44.42% 6.23%
1976 38.20% 6.23%