Egypt Literacy Rate 1976-2021

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.
  • 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.
  • Egypt literacy rate for 2010 was 72.05%, a 5.68% increase from 2006.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Georgia 99.36%
Sri Lanka 91.90%
El Salvador 88.48%
Bangladesh 72.89%
Egypt 71.17%
Bhutan 66.56%
Pakistan 59.13%
Mauritania 53.50%
Egypt Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
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%