Iraq Literacy Rate 2000-2020

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.
  • Iraq literacy rate for 2017 was 85.60%, a 2.3% increase from 2016.
  • Iraq literacy rate for 2016 was 83.30%, a 1.1% increase from 2014.
  • Iraq literacy rate for 2014 was 82.20%, a 9.5% increase from 2013.
  • Iraq literacy rate for 2013 was 72.70%, a 4.5% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Armenia 99.74%
Fiji 99.08%
Turkey 96.15%
Malaysia 95.08%
Mexico 94.97%
Peru 94.15%
Brazil 93.08%
Ecuador 92.83%
South Africa 87.05%
Iraq 85.60%
Iraq Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 85.60% 2.30%
2016 83.30% 1.10%
2014 82.20% 9.50%
2013 72.70% -4.50%
2012 77.20% 3.15%
2000 74.05% 3.15%