West Bank and Gaza Literacy Rate 1997-2021

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.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2018 was 97.22%, a 0.29% increase from 2016.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2016 was 96.93%, a 0.24% increase from 2015.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2015 was 96.69%, a 0.26% increase from 2014.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2014 was 96.43%, a 0.14% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
West Bank and Gaza Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 97.22% 0.29%
2016 96.93% 0.24%
2015 96.69% 0.26%
2014 96.43% 0.14%
2013 96.28% 0.38%
2012 95.91% 0.64%
2011 95.27% 0.34%
2010 94.93% 0.33%
2009 94.60% 0.54%
2008 94.06% 0.18%
2007 93.88% 0.43%
2006 93.45% 1.17%
2004 92.28% 6.22%
1997 86.06% 6.22%