Iran 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.
  • Iran literacy rate for 2016 was 85.54%, a 0.84% increase from 2014.
  • Iran literacy rate for 2014 was 84.71%, a 0.08% increase from 2013.
  • Iran literacy rate for 2013 was 84.63%, a 1% increase from 2012.
  • Iran literacy rate for 2012 was 83.63%, a 0.66% increase from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Serbia 98.84%
Maldives 97.73%
Venezuela 97.13%
Turkey 96.17%
Malaysia 94.88%
Mexico 94.86%
Colombia 94.65%
Paraguay 94.65%
Ecuador 94.35%
Peru 94.17%
Dominican Republic 93.78%
Mauritius 93.16%
Brazil 92.81%
Iran 85.54%
Iraq 83.30%
Iran Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2016 85.54% 0.84%
2014 84.71% 0.08%
2013 84.63% 1.00%
2012 83.63% 0.66%
2008 82.96% 0.63%
2006 82.33% -0.11%
2005 82.44% 5.44%
2002 77.00% 3.94%
1996 73.06% 7.53%
1991 65.53% 13.21%
1986 52.32% 15.80%
1976 36.52% 15.80%