Jordan Literacy Rate 1979-2020

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.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2018 was 98.23%, a 0.34% increase from 2012.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2012 was 97.89%, a 1.99% increase from 2011.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2011 was 95.90%, a 3.35% increase from 2010.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2010 was 92.55%, a 0.35% increase from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Jordan Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 98.23% 0.34%
2012 97.89% 1.99%
2011 95.90% 3.35%
2010 92.55% 0.35%
2007 92.20% 1.07%
2005 91.13% 1.24%
2003 89.89% 23.10%
1979 66.80% 23.10%